Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The Northborough resident was a presenter at Union College's annual day.
Submitted by readMedia for Union College Paul Brockmann '13 of Northborough was a presenter at Union College's annual Steinmetz Symposium Day held Friday, May 10. Brockmann presented researched titled "The Redesign of the Union Catalytic Testbed: Heating and Test Sections." Every year, Union College celebrates its Undergraduate Research program by inviting students to present their creative and scholarly achievements. This year, over 450 students participated in the festivites that spanned all of the College's academic disciplines. The symposium is named for one of the College's most renowned faculty members, Charles Proteus Steinmetz, who taught electrical engineering and applied physics. As a chief engineer for the General Electric …
Monday, May 13, 2013
A Peaslee student won $1,500 for her school's art program.
A Peaslee student is receiving a $1,500 cash prize for her school's art program by winning a national magazine's kids cover art contest. Cozette Went, 6, had her drawing chosen for the cover of Humpty Dumpty Magazine, which is produced by the Saturday Evening Post, with a piece called "Great fun on water slides, watching sharks swimming around!" The Peaslee Elementary School receives the cash prize in a reception to honor Weng on Friday, May 17. The image is featured on the cover of the May/June 2013 issue. The Humpty Dumpty Cover Contest is an annual art contest designed to stimulate creativity and promote art programs in schools across the country. Children ages 5-7 were encouraged to submit entries fitting with the theme, “My Best Day …
The School Committee knocked down School Choice again this year.
Considered costly and risky, Superintendent of Schools has long advocated against adopting School Choice for Northborough public schools. The Northborough School Committee unanimously agreed, voting it out at the last meeting. Each year, school committees must vote to not adopt School Choice or it will automatically be implemented. The committee has never been in favor of School Choice, "from a philosophically standpoint, as well," said Superintendent of Schools Charles Gobron. School Choice allows a fixed number of students from out of town to attend Northborough schools. With it comes $5,000 per student from the state. Gobron said the cost per pupil is presently $13,000. If School Choice were implemented, the district is committed to the…
Saturday, May 11, 2013
A Northborough resident takes part of the commencement ceremony on May 12.
Submitted by readMedia for UMass Dartmouth Nicholas Kidder from Northborough graduates with a BS in Civil Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth undergraduate commencement on May 12. An estimated 1446 graduates receives degrees. Sheri McCoy '80, CEO of Avon Products, delivers the undergraduate commencement address and receive an honorary Doctor of Business.
Friday, May 10, 2013
A Northborough resident claims this outstanding achievement.
Submitted by readMedia for Quinnipiac University Northborough's Holly Bisset earned the Outstanding Achievement By A Freshman Award in the College of Arts and Sciences at Quinnipiac University's Undergraduate Awards Day on April 27. Undergraduate Awards Day is held annually and serves to honor Quinnipiac undergraduates in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, character and community service. Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian institution located 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston. The university enrolls 6,200 full-time undergraduate and 2,300 graduate students in 58 undergraduate and more than 20 graduate programs of study in its School of Business and Engineering, School of …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
The Marlborough City Council voted to charge roughly $500,000 in inspection services for the renovation project at the Assabet Valley Regional Vocational High School.
An additional $500,000 in fees will need to be accounted for in the $62.4 million Assabet Valley Regional Vocational School renovation following a vote by the Marlborough City Council Monday night. “The project is not being held up. The project is moving forward," said City Council President Patricia Pope of a short-term agreement regarding inspection services. “If we waive the fees, then the $500,000 in fees is borne by the city of Marlborough.” Municipal inspection fees for public works project are often waived and that is the verbal agreement which was made with Former Mayor Nancy Stevens and the former building inspector, Stephen Reid, said a letter from Superintendent-Director Mary Jo Nawrocki of the Assabet Valley School District. …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The $500,000 inspection costs will be distributed among seven communities.
The estimated $500,000 cost of inspections for a $62.4 million renovation to the Assabet Valley Regional Vocational High School will be born by the seven member communities. “The cost will just be assessed to the member communities," said Superintendent-Director Mary Jo Nawrocki of the Assabet Valley School District. Nawrocki declined to comment further on the matter, saying she had not heard anything officially from city of Marlborough officials. She said no cost had been given for the inspection of the project, which is being done in Marlborough. She did not specify the mechanism that would be used to have the member communities pay for the inspections nor whether it would increase the cost of the project. The Marlborough City Council …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
St. John's math teacher and Northborough resident Chris Benestad, who ran in the 2013 Boston Marathon, spoke at the beginning of this event.
In honor of National Teacher Day, we ask you to share your stories of gratitude, and let us know who the best teacher in town is.
Tuesday, May 7, is National Teacher Day, according to the National Education Association. Teachers have long been among the most unsung heroes of our time, affecting and shaping the brains of countless individuals without truly getting acknowledged for their remarkable influence. By the way, teachers, bring your teacher ID to any Chipotle and the meal's on them. The details are on the restaurant's Facebook page. Today, in honor of this day, we ask you to share your stories about your favorite teacher. Or, we ask that you shine the light on a remarkable teacher in town. Did an educator change your life? Say something to you, or teach you something that would forever influence you? Who do you think is the best teacher in town, and why? Tell …
Monday, May 6, 2013
The Northborough School Committee gave Berglund a heartfelt send-off.
With her sharp sense of humor, dedication to education, and genuine concern about the children and families of Northborough, Nancy Berglund has become one of the most well-known fixtures on the School Committee. Serving on it for the last ten years, Nancy Berglund celebrated her retirement with a heartfelt sendoff at the meeting last Wednesday. "Let them eat cake," cracked Berglund, as the committee presented her with a cake and several tolkens of appreciation, including a crystal apple and certificates from the Senate and House of Representatives. "There are just so many people who want to thank her," said Superintendent of Schools Charles Gobron. "I have appreciated her expertise, especially, in the area of early childhood education. We …