School trip to Disney scrutinized by superintendent

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Villar “incredibly disappointed” with trip management 📸 Photo of students at Walt Disney World from Twitter post by Southbridge High School Class of 2019 advisor Jim Hatch. SOUTHBRIDGE — Days after roughly 30 high school seniors returned from what is advertised as “The Happiest Place on Earth,” district leadership publicly […]

Wilson to take helm at West Street Elementary School

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Merchant to resign as career moves “in another direction” 📸 Courtesy photo SOUTHBRIDGE — As students look forward to summer vacation, West Street School is now preparing for new leadership in the fall. Southbridge Public Schools Receiver/Superintendent Jeffrey Villar announced on Tuesday that West Street Principal Elizabeth Merchant will be leaving […]

Teacher arrested after allegedly planting live ammunition in school

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Purcell reportedly claimed act was to show metal detectors needed By Shaun MoriartyCitizen Chronicle Editorshaun@TheCitizenChronicle.com SOUTHBRIDGE — A biology teacher was arrested on Thursday morning after allegedly placing live ammunition in a high school stairwell in an effort to prove a need for metal detectors in the building. According to […]

Southbridge School Committee Meets Without the Receiver to Address Bullying

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📷  School Committee Members Tanya Duval, Martena Shea, Amelia Peloquin and Chairwoman Jacquelyn Ryan attended the School Committee Meeting Tuesday night By Kaitlin Servant SOUTHBRIDGE –  Tuesday night, four members of the Southbridge School Committee met to address concerns about bullying in Southbridge Schools. The regularly scheduled meeting was canceled […]

Southbridge Teachers Kick Off School Year with Expert Presentation

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“You, in this room, are the best social change agents” -Dr. George Sugai to Southbridge educators By Sarah Champagne, Managing Editor SOUTHBRIDGE – Local educators gathered at the Southbridge High School auditorium Tues, Aug. 21 for a convocation to launch the academic year. The building was full of excitement as […]