Check out our Panther Pride
|Click here to read the latest edition of Panther Pride!|
Marlborough Early Childhood Center registration
|Now through Jan. 13, the Marlborough Early Childhood Center (ECC) is accepting registrations for the 2016-17 school year. For information, visit our ECC Registration Information webpage!|
MPS STEM teachers present at MA STEM Summit
|On Nov. 10, 18 district administrators, School Committee members, teachers and business partners attended the annual STEM Summit. MHS ninth-grade STEM teachers Scott Brown, Heather Kohn and Sheldon Vigeant presented their "Accepting the Challenge: Design Meaningful Projects" to a standing room-only crowd in the Worcester DCU Ccenter's Central Ballroom. Click here to see highlights of their interactive presentation.|
Pathways to Prosperity & Marlborough STEM
Check out a recent Pathways to Prosperity Network publication that highlights how Marlborough's STEM Early College High School program is creating new college and career pathways in engineering, computer science, biotechnology and information technology! To access the document, click here.
Happy Birthday, Richer School!
|On October 28, Richer Elementary celebrated its 50th birthday with a day of fun, festivities and friendship. The day started with an all-school assembly, after which faculty, staff and students walked outside and encircled the school for a school hug, a balloon release, and the singing of "Happy Birthday" to their school.
At 1:00, a formal birthday ceremony was held in the school courtyard. It included guest speakers, a state proclamation, the burying of a time capsule, and the planting of a pear tree. Following the ceremony, community readers visited classrooms and read to Richer students.
The celebration continued into the evening with a communitywide party for Richer families. Popcorn, cotton candy, tattoos, message writing, backpack and water bottle give-aways, pizza, and a raffle highlighted the night for the hundreds of families in attendance.
A HUGE thank you goes out to Classic Pizza I for donating the pizza to feed our 900 birthday party dinner guests!
MHS Chamber Players wow at DESE Fall Convening Conference
|The Marlborough High School all-female Chamber Players kicked off the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s 2015 Annual Fall Convening two-day conference Oct. 27 with a performance that received accolades from the attendees and a personal thank you from DESE Commissioner Mitchell Chester. Additionally, artwork from Marlborough students grades K-12 was on display outside the conference room for the more than 1,000 attendees to enjoy.|
Owl presentation wows all ages
|The Marlborough Public Schools and the Marlborough Public Library joined forces to bring a "hoot" of an owl show to the MHS Little Theater on Saturday, Oct. 17. Wingmasters' Jim Parks dazzled the scores of attendees with an hour-long presentation about owls that included a screech owl, a barred owl, a barn owl, a great horned owl, and northern saw-whet owl. The presentation was the first in a series of activities by the "Marlborough Reads: One City, One Book" initiative that runs now through Nov. 14. Below are highlights of the presentation.|
Whitcomb class shares literacy experience
|Whitcomb Middle School English language arts teacher Lane Hammond and her fifth-graders are having a hoot of a time reading. The class is embracing the Marlborough Reads: One City, One Book initiative of reading “Hoot” by Carl Hiaasen, sharing the book, and participating in book-related activities. Hammond even has plans for an after-school book club to keep the reading momentum going.
The citywide Marlborough Reads: One City, One Book project runs through Nov. 14. Visit http://bit.ly/marlboroughreads for more information about upcoming events and activities!
Award-winning author visits MHS
|On Sept. 22, community organizer, activist and Boston native and award-winning author Michael Patrick MacDonald visited Marlborough High School English students to talk about his life and being a writer. MacDonald read excerpts from his book "All Souls - A Family Story from Southie" and talked about his life growing up in the turbulence and poverty of South Boston, and how that influenced his writing and activism. Following his lecture, he engaged AP English students in a writing exercise and discussion about their writings.|
Manage student food services accounts online!
|The district is pleased to announce a new service that provides our families with the convenience of online food service account management. For more information, click here!|
Giving students a helping hand
|On Aug. 25, Marlborough’s First Church Congregational continued its long-standing commitment to helping scores of Marlborough elementary school students start the year off well with brand new, well-stocked backpacks.
The 48 backpacks – plus four more empty backpacks and some boxes of school supplies – will be distributed to the schools for principals to give to students whose families who are not unable to afford them.
Shown are congregation members Liz Mahoney, Laurel Hill and Carol MacEwen with the backpacks.