Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Bryant's Kevin Brown earned the honor.
Kevin Brown, Northborough native and third baseman at Bryant University, was named Louisille Slugger National Player of the Week and Northeast Conference Player of the Week, according to an article posted by the Bryant Bulldogs. Brown, who is a senior at Bryant, has earned the conference title twice, and statistics show a .667 hitting average, .800 on base percentage and 1.583 slugging percentage. According to Bryant, Brown "tripled, hit three home runs, drove in 14, scored 11 runs, walked 11 times and stole seven bases." "Kevin Brown is an outstanding individual in all respects," Fran Whitten, athletic director for Algonquin, told Patch. "He has the strongest work ethic I have ever seen in a student and athlete. Kevin is also an …
Friday, March 22, 2013
Principal Tom Mead said there has been an "uptick" in students using marijuana.
Last week, a K-9 search conducted by local police departments as well as the Massachusetts State Police sniffed out no drugs at Algonquin Regional High School. But Principal Tom Mead said the search was prompted by an apparent "uptick" in marijuana use among its students, reported the Worcester Telegram and Gazette. Mead reported to the Regional School Committee on Wednesday night that he was impressed with the search, noting how strong and efficient the K-9s were; the dogs and their handlers combed the hallways in only 16 minutes. The search was announced, but according to Northborough Police Chief Mark Leahy, and Mead, the next will not be. Mead noted at the Regional School Committee meeting that the next search would be "sometime in the…
The arts program was featured at this week's school committee meeting, and that includes some performances.
Joanna McNulty, a student at Algonquin, stood in front of the Regional School Committee on Wednesday night, when she shared with them her progression that transformed her from a shy, slighty-unfocused student who said she can barely draw a stick figure. Through the arts program at Algonquin, she's escalated to the point of receiving awards, and will major in it in college. Drama student Michael Buck also spoke about how he, too, caught the acting bug at Algonquin, now trying out for every play that is offered at the school, and will also go on to major in drama in college. It was all part of a presentation given by Amy Collins, department chair of arts at Alqonquin, gave an overview of the classes that are offered, and the achievements of …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Northborough police responded on Wednesday morning to a situation at Algonquin Regional High School.
A student at Algonquin Regional High School will be charged with "disturbing a school assembly," said police. Northborough police responded shortly before 10 a.m. on Wednesday to a dispute between a student and faculty. A male student was in an "agitated state and giving faculty and the administration a hard time," said police. The boy, a senior, was causing a disturbance by swearing, yelling and pushing chairs and desks. An administrator called Northborough police to assist, and the situation had "calmed down" by the time police arrived.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Four students from ARHS received honors.
Information submitted by Christine Centazzo, public affairs, community and government relations Four students from Algonquin Regional High School demonstrated superior mathematical and computer programming skills and achieved second place honors at the 27th Annual High School Programming Contest, held on Tuesday, March 5, at Providence College. The students were among 44 students from 11 high schools in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New York who competed in four-person teams during the competition. Using (HP) desktop personal computers and two designated computer programming languages, students wrote original programs that correctly solved complex, hypothetical math problems.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The Algonquin Regional High School girls basketball team fell 34-31 to Wachusett on Tuesday at Clark University.
After trailing through the second half, the Algonquin T-Hawks looked like they could make a spectacular comeback when they narrowed the deficit to three with seconds remaining. A missed Algonquin three sealed the victory for Wachusett, which will advance to the division championship. "They were a really good team and we just had too many missed opportunities," coach Ron Jones said after the game.
Saturday, March 2, 2013
The Regional School Committee approved a budget of $19,240,779, which marks an increase of $715,363 over FY2013, or 3.86 percent. But why did Northborough's assessment skyrocket this year?
Thursday, February 28, 2013
The assessment from the state for the high school came in higher than expected, but better now than last year.
With more mandates, but shrinking federal funds, town budgets are now more than ever at the mercy of a number of determinants to plan its pending fiscal year budget. Higher assessments are never met with cheers, but Town Administrator said the higher-than-expected assessment for Algonquin Regional High School came at a relatively good time, considering. "There's no way to dance around it," said Coderre at Monday's Board of Selectmen meeting. "It's [the Algonquin assessment] is up about 10 percent ... 9.98 percent." Superintendent of Schools Charles Gobron said at a school committee meeting that the assessment burden has shifted from Southborough to Northborough, reported The Northborough Daily Voice, and that the state increased its …
Friday, January 25, 2013
Before the Sharks host the Bruins at the DCU Center, Shrewsbury takes on Northborough on the ice.
Friday, January 25
Information courtesy of Eric Lindquist, director of public relations & broadcasting, Worcester Sharks Shrewsbury takes on Algonquin in the fourth annual High School Hockey Showdown on Saturday, Jan. 26, at 4 p.m. at the DCU Center in Worcester. Also on Saturday, the Sharks host the Providence Bruins on at 7 p.m. with a special performance by Probable Cause presented by Columbia Tech to benefit the 15-40 Connection. Probable Cause performs from 6-6:45 behind Sharks Zone (behind the bar overlooking the ice) before the Sharks hit the ice vs. the Bruins. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. for the 4th annual High School Hockey Showdown between Shrewsbury and Algonquin. One ticket is valid for both games! The Sharks game will be televised live on …
Friday, December 21, 2012
The Northborough schools are not alone in discussing its security procedures in the wake of the Connecticut elementary school tragedy.
According to a recent article in the Boston Globe, schools that had previously had an "open door" policy quickly became locked facilities requiring visitors get buzzed in following the Connecticut shooting tragedy. Boston expanded its security at schools, as did towns such as Natick, Winchester and Medford. Dr. Charles Gobron, superintendent of schools in Northborough, said that while no safety plans were altered immediately, the tragedy prompted the school system to review safety plans, tighten security measures and "work together to reassure parents that their children are safe at school." "It's been quite a week," Gobron told Patch on Wednesday. "We do enjoy a wonderful relationship with both the Northborough and Southborough police …