Untangling MCAS in Southbridge

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📷 Jeffrey Villar, Ph.D. Receiver of Southbridge Schools. Photo by Helen Boyle By Sarah Champagne, Managing Editor SOUTHBRIDGE – With the recent release of MCAS scores and accountability results for school districts in Massachusetts, familiar questions about the value of the test, or its potential disservice to students as claimed by […]

Soldier Surprises His Sister At Eastford Road School

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📷 Rylee Mongeon, 5, of Southbridge greets her brother Zachary Gendreau, who surprised her at Eastford Road School after completing Army basic training. Rylee did not know that her brother was back home. By Sarah Champagne, Managing Editor SOUTHBRIDGE – It was an ordinary day for Ryleee Mongeon, age 5 of […]

Fresh Summer Meals Served to Kids in Southbridge

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📷 David Fantaroni, Chef Manager and Ellen Finelli, Food Service Director, pictured with the new school food service delivery van. Anjolina Fantaroni photo. By Anjolina Fantaroni, Correspondent SOUTHBRIDGE – While the Southbridge Summer Feeding Program is in full swing, kids can enjoy a healthy lunch served free of charge.  This is […]

Southbridge to experiment with Elementary Summer Learning Lab

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Free program aimed at district’s youngest students SOUTHBRIDGE — The public school district will offer a new, free summer program for its youngest students, providing them some meals, fun, and support on a daily basis through the first half of the summer. In a press release, Southbridge Public Schools announced […]