April 29th, 2015
Shrewsbury – Dr. Joseph M. Sawyer, the Shrewsbury Superintendent of Schools, released this statement this afternoon:
This morning, the Paton School received an anonymous phone call that made a non-specific threat. Per school district protocol, the Shrewsbury Police were called and the school went into lockdown. After an assessment of the situation by the police, students returned to normal classroom activities within 30 minutes. Out of an abundance of caution, the Shrewsbury Police maintained a presence at the school throughout the day, and one of the Shrewsbury Police Department School Resource Officers will be present at the school for the remainder of the week.
April 25th, 2015
Marlborough – Watching a history lesson come to life can be a magical, entertaining and educational experience. Actor Kyle Blanchette treated the third-grade students at the Francis J. Kane Elementary School to a live theatrical performance April 14, portraying Benjamin Franklin from the time he was a child through his senior years.
April 22nd, 2015
Hudson – Years after the closings of Hudson Catholic High (HCH) in 2009 and St. Michael School (SMS) in 2011, alumni are still displaying their spirit on those buildings’ properties – and on Facebook. Hundreds of photos including selfies, class group shots and informal family portraits are getting posted online before the buildings’ imminent demolition.
April 21st, 2015
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
April 17th, 2015
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.
April 1st, 2015
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, [...]
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? [...]
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 [...]
March 29th, 2015
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.
March 27th, 2015
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.