Thursday, September 8, 2011
Attention middle and high schoolers! It's the first full week back to school. Did you read what you were supposed to read?
The idea behind summer reading, according to Robert E. Melican Middle School Principal Patricia Montimurro, is to enrich your mind and imagination by reading quality literature. All students at Melican were required to read at least two books before school starts; one a fiction selection, one a non-fiction selection. It is suggested the book selection are books that students have never read before. A comprehensive list is posted for each grade on the school’s website. During the first few weeks of school, each student will be required to do book projects as part of their English Language Art classes. Although a formal book report is not expected to be done over the summer, the school has provided templates on line for story outlines and …
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Power has been restored to the schools, and scheduling will commence as planned.
Be sure to lay out that first day of school outfit Tuesday night. Superintendent Dr. Charles Gobron confirmed that all ten schools in the Northborough-Southborough School district will be starting, and starting on time, on Wednesday, Aug. 31. "Power has been restored to each school and teachers are at work today [Tuesday] in professional development activities," said Gobron, as well as preparation for the arrival of students tomorrow. I would like to express my sincere thanks to the Northborough and Southborough safety officials who have done an outstanding job helping us during the aftermath of the hurricane."
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Northborough, here are your bus routes for the Northborough public schools.
Here are the bus routes, which can also be found as an attachment on the Northborough Public Schools' website. Algonquin Regional High School First pick-up approximately 6:30 a.m. ARHS - N1 AM * 346 SOUTH ST * 283 SOUTH ST * 273 SOUTH ST * KENDALL DR & SOUTH ST * 215 SOUTH ST * 192 SOUTH ST * BROOKSIDE LN & SOUTH ST * 133 SOUTH ST * 124 SOUTH ST * ASSABET DR & SOUTH ST * 9 CEDAR HILL RD * 36 CEDAR HILL RD * 84 CEDAR HILL RD * CRESTWOOD DR & MURDOCK DR * BIRCH HILL RD & CRESTWOOD DR * FERNBROOK RD & WOODLAND RD * BIRCH HILL RD & FERNBROOK RD & WOODLAND RD * 57 FERNBROOK RD * 8 RILEY RD* 79 SOUTH ST * 71 SOUTH ST *GALEST & SOUTH ST ARHS - N2 AM * 82 CHURCH ST * CHURCH ST & COLBY ST * 234 CHURCH ST * 264 CHURCH ST * AUTUMN LANE & CHURCH …
Friday, August 19, 2011
Summer vacation is coming to a quick end as classes begin on Aug. 31. Here are some highlights that you may need to know as the new school year begins.
Camps and beach getaways are winding down as Aug. 31 approaches. That is the big first day back to school for Northborough public schools, and when the 180 days of school countdown begins to signal the start of the next summer vacation. School calendar and bus schedules: The entire school calendar for the 2011-2012 school year can be found on the district's website as well as bus schedules. New this year is a half day schedule on the dates of the open houses for elementary and middle schools. All elementary schools will be on a half day schedule on Sept. 22; Melican Middle on Sept. 21. Incoming Kindergarten students have orientation on Aug. 31 at their designated schools and will be on a shortened schedule. Parents are reminded that their …
Monday, August 8, 2011
The Massachusetts School Building Authority approved nearly $60 million in green repair money for the state, and that includes money for Northborough's middle school.
Starting earlier this year, and working with an aggressive and somewhat daunting timeline, Algonquin public schools fulfilled all the requirements to apply for a grant from the Massachusetts Building Authority's Green Repair Program in order to update and replace boilers at the Robert E. Melican School. Last week, State Treasurer Steven Grossman, Chairman of the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA), and Katherine Craven, MSBA executive director, announced that the MSBA Board of Directors has approved $59.5 million for 23 Green Repair Projects in 12 districts. According to a letter sent to the Northborough Board of Selectmen, the MSBA's board voted to approve approximately $309,096 in grant money toward the boiler replacement …