Education

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The Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter School, Marlborough

Algonquin Regional High School, Northborough and Southborough

Assabet Valley Regional Technical School, Marlborough

Fay School, Marlborough

Hillside School, Marlborough

Hudson Public Schools

Immaculate Conception School, Marlborough

Marlborough Public Schools

Northborough –Southborough Public Schools

St. John’s High School, Shrewsbury

St. Mark’s School, Southborough

Shrewsbury Public Schools

Westborough Public Schools

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Kindergarten students retell stories on the Red Carpet

June 26th, 2014

The Beal Early Childhood Center's kindergarten class at the photo booth with their awards.

Shrewsbury – Cameras clicked away as Katie Knott's kindergarten class posed in their fanciest clothes on the Retelling Red Carpet at Beal Early Childhood Center in Shrewsbury June 12.

Local McDonald's franchise makes donation to Hastings School

June 25th, 2014

Lori Ruscito, McDonald's franchise owner, Leigh Becker, Hastings Elementary School president and Corrie Marino, Hastings School Parents Group Council co-president, elect. (Photo/Bonnie Adams)

Westborough – The Elsie A. Hastings Elementary School will be able to fund several programs and purchase some needed items for the next school year, thanks to the owners of a local McDonald's franchise, Lori and Joe Ruscito.

Middle-schoolers learn life lessons through stories of the past

June 25th, 2014

Sixth-graders Max Yan, Tanner Walling and Grag Hurter chat with Dr. David Bittar, a guest speaker during the reception. (Photo/Nance Ebert)

Shrewsbury – When you put young, energetic students with older and wiser individuals, something almost magical happens. They interact, engage and learn so much from one another. There is an energy present that benefits both generations.

Marlborough Savings Charitable Foundation awards grants to local schools

June 25th, 2014

(l to r) - Jamie Belmore, Marlborough Savings Bank marketing coordinator; Becky Kaija, Jaworek 4th grade teacher; Maureen McDonough, 4th grade teacher; Cheryl Piccirelli, Jaworek principal; Alyssa Tully, assistant principal; Inna Voloshina, Marlborough Savings Bank assistant vice president /branch manager; and Jane Siebels, PTO cultural arts coordinator

Region ? – The Marlborough Savings Charitable Foundation recently awarded three local elementary school PTOs a grant to go towards the needs of the schools and their students. The Charitable Foundation presented the General John Nixon Elementary School PTO in Sudbury a $500 grant towards its Educational Enrichment Fund, which is responsible for putting together [...]

Proctor School students visit Northborough Historical Society Museum

June 24th, 2014

Fannie E. Proctor Elementary School third-graders (l to r) Isabelle Neilson, Caroline Quinlan, Mark Stamoulis and Jovoni Mobley visit the Northborough Historical Society Museum.

Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Northborough – Third-graders from Fannie E. Proctor Elementary School took a field trip June 18 to the Northborough Historical Society Museum, where they learned more about the town as well as their school's namesake. The museum features a classroom setting with a college photo of Proctor dated 1904-1905. Another photo captures Proctor with her first-grade students.

Hello summer vacation!

June 24th, 2014

Floral Street School staff members Deb Richard and David Poe arrange the traditional signs with messages for students as they leave the Shrewsbury school on the last day. Each year, the last sign gives the students a reminder of how many days the summer vacation will last. 
Photo/Mary Pritchard

Region – Summer has finally and truly arrived for local students as they celebrate the end of the school year and the start of summer vacation.

Westborough native receives Doctor of Chiropractic degree

June 24th, 2014

Jaclyn Debs (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – Westborough native Jaclyn Debs earned her Doctor of Chiropractic degree and her Bachelor of Science in life sciences from Logan University in St. Louis. The daughter of Gail Debs of Westborough and George Debs of Milford, Debs was a member of the Chi Rho Sigma professional fraternity and was a senior intern at [...]

Hudson youth competes at national speech tournament

June 24th, 2014

Jonathan Barndt (Photo/Steve Min)

Hudson – Jonathan Barndt, 17, from Hudson traveled to Purcellville, Va., earlier this month to join more than 500 students competing in the National Speech and Debate Tournament.?Barndt had qualified to compete in the Illustrated Oratory Speech category with the National Christian Forensics and Communications Association. Home-schooled students aged 12 to 18 compete at local [...]

United Way of Tri-County prepares for “Tools for Schools”

June 23rd, 2014

Bianca de la Garza, former WCVB-TV news co-anchor (back, second from left), and Barbara LaGrenada, UWTC director of volunteerism (fifth from left), are joined by participants in last year's Tools for Schools program at the Marlborough Community Cupboard.

Photo/Molly McCarthy

Marlborough – As students begin enjoying their summer break, the United Way of Tri-County (UWTC) has started preparing its annual Tools for Schools program. For over 15 years, the program has provided children with backpacks full of grade-appropriate supplies for their return to school. Last year, UWTC partnered with 28 companies and 17 community agencies to distribute 738 backpacks for students in kindergarten through grade 12, 370 of which were in Marlborough.

St. John's graduate earns U.S. Naval Academy degree

June 20th, 2014

Region – Navy Ensign Thomas D. Krysil, son of Cara Krysil of Leominster, recently graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., and was commissioned to his current rank. Graduation and commissioning is the culmination of a rigorous four-year program of intense academic, military and physical training designed [...]

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