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Patton School holds annual family breakfast

April 21st, 2015

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Shrewsbury – The Desruisseaux family enjoys the annual Paton Family Breakfast held at the school on April 11. The event, hosted by the Walter J. Paton Elementary School PTO, included a pancake breakfast, raffles, and silent auction to raise funds for Paton School. Photo/Mary Pritchard

Students awarded Marlborough chamber scholarships

April 17th, 2015

Susanne Morreale Leeber, MRCC’s president and CEO; Jayne Haley, MHS BPA advisor; Katelyn Godere, MHS student; Darren McLaughlin, Marlborough Regional Community Foundation president; Andre Colleoni-Pimenta, AVRTHS student; and Mary Miller, AVRTHS BPA adviser
Photo/Bonnie Adams

Marlborough – Two local students are this year’s recipients of the Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce’s 2015 Cathy Gregory Mogavero Business Professionals of America Award.

Checks for $500 were presented to the two students, Katelyn Godere, a senior from Marlborough High School (MHS) and Andre Colleoni-Pimenta, a senior from Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School (AVRTHS), in a ceremony held at the MRCC’s headquarters April 15.

Avidia Bank donates to Farley Elementary School

April 1st, 2015

(l to r) Mark R. O’Connell, president and CEO, Avidia Bank; Lisette Zinner, Donalene Groom and Stacy McLeod, reading specialists at Farley Elementary School; Rachel Scanlon, Farley assistant principal; and Lisette Arbelli, Hudson South branch manager, Avidia Bank. (Photo/submitted)

Region – The Avidia Charitable Foundation recently donated $2,000 to the C.A. Farley Elementary School in Hudson to help support the needs of struggling readers and help provide quality, research-based materials to use in the classroom. Avidia Bank is a $1.2 billion mutual community bank, headquartered in Hudson, with branches in Hudson, Westborough, Clinton, Leominster, [...]

Grafton High School to present ‘Shrek: The Musical’

March 31st, 2015

Grafton – When fairy tale creatures invade his swamp, what’s an ogre to do? How about team up with a talking donkey, rescue a beautiful princess from a dragon-guarded tower on behalf of a height-challenged despot and fall in love — even before discovering just why it is that she never goes out after sundown? [...]

Westborough Education Foundation offers two scholarships

March 29th, 2015

Westborough – The Westborough Education Foundation (WEF) will award two $500 scholarships to graduating Westborough high school students who plan to attend college. Applicants must meet the following criteria: Westborough resident; in good academic standing; proof of acceptance to a college, trade or business school; and an individual who seeks to better themselves through continuing [...]

School librarians: more than checking out books

March 29th, 2015

Photo: (l to r) Audrey Alenson, Trottier Middle School; Janice Bisset, Melican Middle School; Joanne Giancola, Proctor School; Nancy Kellner, Peaslee School; Leigh King, Lincoln Street School; Michelle Rehill, Algonquin Regional High School. (Photo/Liz Nolan)

Northborough/Southborough – Collaborating with teachers and the community, coordinating special projects, and utilizing new technology are all part of a typical day of a Northborough or Southborough school librarian.

Shrewsbury students get fit thanks to Corridor Nine grant

March 27th, 2015

St. Mary's students getting fit
Photo/courtesy Melissa McElreath

Shrewsbury – The students at St. Mary’s School in Shrewsbury began a new physical education program called Skillastics® in March, thanks to a grant from the Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce.

Melissa McElreath, the school’s physical education teacher, applied for funding through the chamber’s mini grant program last fall.

It’s a jungle at Zeh Elementary school

March 27th, 2015

(l to r) Hailie Tetreault, Juan Pablo Benatuil and Olivia Kardos

Northborough – The Marion E. Zeh School Drama Club presented Disney’s “The Jungle Book Kids” to students, teachers, friends and family March 5 and 6 with a morning and evening performance on both days.

North Grafton parents, teachers prepare for 25th Fun Fair

March 27th, 2015

Carson McGrath, now a first-grader, rides a pony led by a representative from Ridge Valley Stables at last year’s Fun Fair to benefit the North Grafton Elementary Schools Parent Teacher Group.

North Grafton – The North Grafton Elementary Schools Parent Teacher Group (NGES PTG) is excited to be busy preparing for the 25th anniversary of its annual Fun Fair. The landmark celebration is scheduled for Saturday, May 9, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at North Grafton Elementary School. Also, returning for its third year is the Auction and Raffle Preview Night to be held Friday, May 8, from 7 to 9 p.m.

Marlborough Junior Woman’s Club sponsors writing contest

March 21st, 2015

Marlborough – The Marlborough Junior Woman’s Club (MJWC) is sponsoring a writing contest to honor teachers for National Teacher Appreciation Day, Tuesday, May 5. This contest is open to all students in the Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter School, Hudson Public School District, Immaculate Conception School, and Marlborough Public School District.

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