Southborough may have postponed Halloween this year, but that did nothing to throw off the Bus Stop Witches. In fact, they were out in force this year. Read the full article → from Breaking news: The Bus Stop Witches strike again!
There’s some new art adorning the walls at Woodward. Third-grader Ben Vroman says it looks “awesome.” Classmate Ryan Murphy says it’s “sweet.” But as two of the artists who helped created the pieces, they may be just a little bit biased. Read the full article → from Woodward shows off ‘The Nature of Southborough’
During some scorching Southborough summers, I’ve been know to zig zag across the street while out on a walk to find the shadiest route possible. Needless to say, I haven’t had to do that much this summer. But on those few days this summer when shade has been desirable, the kids playing at Woodward have Read the full article → from Made in the shade at Woodward
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
Woodward kids have been big on multimedia lately with a rash of new videos posted to the Woodfin Podbean site in recent weeks. In one series of videos, Woodward second and third graders review books in the running for the 2009 Wood-Award. The students considered over 50 books published in 2008 and voted for the Read the full article → from What kids are learning at Woodward
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
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
And both students and teachers stand to benefit. First the students. Algonquin seniors are eligible to apply for $12,000 in scholarships to be awarded by the Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce, the chamber recently announced. Graduating seniors from other area schools are also eligible. Scholarships will be granted on the basis of scholastic achievement, Read the full article → from Area chamber of commerce has cash to give
In the better late than never category comes a collection of Thanksgiving recipes created by Woodward second graders. My favorite? This one for pumpkin guts pie. A Delicious Recipe for: Pumpkin PieBy: Will and James Ingredients:1 bowl pumpkin guts3 C. cinnamon1 lb. of bread1 C. sugar1 C. sour cream Directions: First, cook pumpkin guts on Read the full article → from Who needs the Food Network?
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
The Woodward School posts podcasts. Who knew? The latest installment is Mrs. Coyle’s 3rd grade class reporting on bats. Find all the Woodward podcasts here. Read the full article → from Podcasting from Woodward
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
The Community Advocate writes about special programs at Woodward, including CARE, a program focused on caring, acceptance, and respect for others, and “One School, One Read” which apparently is a school-wide book club. The best part? The programs come with assemblies. Woohoo! The first CARE assembly centered around acceptance. Students and faculty wore Hawaiian shirts Read the full article → from Caring and reading at Woodward