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2016 Teacher of the Year
|Congratulations to 2016 Marlborough Masonic Teacher of the Year John Masella, who serves as the English learners coordinator at Marlborough High School. Kudos also to finalists Early Childhood Center preschool teacher Kayla Simpson and Jaworek Elementary first-grade teacher Bailey Stetson. All three were honored at a May 12 reception and awards ceremony at the Masonic Lodge. Highlights of the award ceremony are below.|
Citywide Art Show
|On March 31, the Marlborough hosted its annual districtwide celebration of the visual arts. Kudos to the district's visual arts teachers for putting together such a great event, and congratulations to our district student artists grades K-12 for their exceptional creations in the various media on display! Below are highlights of the evening.|
Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito visit MHS
|On Thursday, March 8, Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito visited Marlborough High School to learn more about our STEM Early College High School. Polito and J.D. Chesloff, of the Governor’s STEM Executive Committee, met first with administrators, key STEM staff and elected officials to learn more about the program’s foundation and operation, then toured some STEM classrooms to talk with students and teachers. They wrapped up their visit with a recognition of the district’s recent District of Distinction award.
“I will say that in many parts of the Commonwealth, what’s happening here in Marlborough doesn’t exist yet,” said Polito to a theater packed with students, faculty and staff, administrators, city and state elected officials, and STEM partners. “So, you’re in a very special and good place. We want to thank you for making this possible. We want to thank the students for making the decision to be a part of this – we need you! We need you to succeed, we need you to have the right skills because when you graduate with the right skills, whether it’s from this high school and you go directly into employment or you go on to college, you are part of a workforce that will continue to allow Massachusetts to hold that title of the most innovative state.”
Below are some photos of Lt. Gov. Polito’s visit.
Marlborough named 'District of Distinction'
|It is our pleasure to announce that the Marlborough Public Schools has been named a “District of Distinction” by District Administration magazine, the national magazine for school district administrators. Marlborough’s award is in the area of STEM, and our feature in the magazine is entitled “STEM Early College High School: Transforming Education.” Here is the link to the online version of the article: http://www.districtadministration.com/dod/awards/STEM-Early-College-High-School-Transforming
Our thanks goes out to all of our faculty and staff for making Marlborough Public Schools worthy of such a significant recognition, and especially to our STEM teams for their vision and efforts to transform education to benefit our students, families and community.
And the winners are...
|Congratulations to the winners of the Feb. 23 MHS Science & Engineering Fair! Click here to see the winners and their projects, and good luck to all as they advance to the March 11 regional competition in Worcester. See the attached fair program book for more information about participants and their projects, the volunteer judges, and more!|
Congratualtions to our Centeral District Junior High Musicians
|On January 30, nine students from the Whitcomb School were accepted into the 2016 MMEA Central District Junior High School Concert Ensembles. These students have been chosen to participate in a concert on April 30 with seventh- and eighth-grade students from 70 other participating schools.
Congratulations go to: (front row, from left) Cayman Pacific, chorus; Stella Moore, orchestra; Erin Zagzoug, chorus; Allison Lucas, band; (back row) Eli Plummer, chorus; Pedro Bassetti, chorus; Joseph Sawicki, band; Andrea Lau, band; Samantha Gamber, chorus.
A message from the Superintendent
|Please read the attached message from Superintendent Langlois.|
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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 impress 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!
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.
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.|
District Nondiscrimination Policy
It is the policy of the Marlborough Public Schools not to discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, national origin, color, homelessness, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability in its education programs, services, activities or employment practices.