In the media: Southborough group awards $33K in education grants

The Metrowest Daily News reported recently that the Southborough Education Foundation awarded $33,000 in grants to fund new programs in Southborough schools and at Algonquin. “So many teachers out there are doing the work and coming up with grant ideas to make the schools better,” said foundation President Nicki Healey. The grant money will go Read the full article → from In the media: Southborough group awards $33K in education grants

Neary principal retiring, future of the school under a microscope

After three years as principal of Neary, Joanne Irish has decided to retire at the end of the year. Irish told school committee members last night that she and her husband are relocating to the Cape. Superintendent Charles Gobron thanked Irish for all she had done, and for her “kindness toward students, parents, and teachers.” Read the full article → from Neary principal retiring, future of the school under a microscope

Trottier and Neary jazz bands win medals at district festival

It was all about jazz at Trottier yesterday as bands from throughout the area took part in the Central District Junior Jazz Festival. And our hometown bands had an excellent showing. At the end of the night the Trottier band walked away with a gold medal, and the Neary band got silver. The festival, sponsored Read the full article → from Trottier and Neary jazz bands win medals at district festival

Winter RAP registration starts today

Online registration for Recreation After School Programs (RAP) begins today. Walk-in registration starts tomorrow. The winter RAP schedule runs February 2 through March 20. Programs are offered at Finn, Woodward, Neary, and Trottier and cover everything from cheerleading to martial arts to cooking to woodworking. There’s even a program at Woodward for Beasties drawing with Read the full article → from Winter RAP registration starts today

Preliminary capital requests for the schools

At the Southborough School Committee meeting earlier this month, Superintendent Charles Gobron presented a preliminary version of the operating budget for fiscal year 2010. Totaling $16.4 million, the budget does not include capital requests like computer equipment and major maintenance projects. While a final version of capital requests won’t be available until next month, Gobron Read the full article → from Preliminary capital requests for the schools

Gift cards to help Southborough schools

With a little extra planning this holiday season, your gifts to family and friends can also be a gift to Southborough schools. A fundraising program offered by the Southborough Organization for Schools lets you purchase gift cards for national retailers to give as gifts or to use for your own holiday shopping. You purchase the Read the full article → from Gift cards to help Southborough schools

Community Reading Day at Finn and Neary

Cyndi Barnes reads “My Teacher for President” to kindergartners at the Finn School in Southborough. (Photo by Metrowest Daily News) Friday was Community Reading Day at Finn and Neary, an annual event that brings adults from throughout the community into the schools to read to the kids. This year’s event, sponsored by the Southborough Organization Read the full article → from Community Reading Day at Finn and Neary

RAP registration starts today … or maybe tomorrow

According to the Recreation Department website, walk-in and online registration for Recreation After School Programs (RAP) begins “Friday, October 23.” Hmm. Does that mean today or tomorrow? A quick call to the Rec Department revealed the answer: registration starts today! The Fall RAP schedule runs November 10 through December 12. Programs are offered at Finn, Read the full article → from RAP registration starts today … or maybe tomorrow

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