House finds new home at Southbridge Middle School

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Secondary school administration will largely remain in place 📸 Courtesy photo SOUTHBRIDGE — While most administrative positions at the middle and high schools will remain unchanged, there will be a new principal leading grades 6-8. Southbridge Public Schools announced this week that the leadership team of Southbridge Middle High School […]

Southbridge announces virtual graduation, student protest reportedly planned

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Grads to receive diploma in person, online event to follow for community 📸 Southbridge High School Principal Patrick Danby announced graduation plans in a video posted on the Southbridge Public Schools Facebook page on Thursday morning. SOUTHBRIDGE — Plans for a “peaceful parade/protest” have appeared on social media, reportedly in […]

Southbridge teachers parade through town

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Caravan of cars show students love during COVID-19 closures 📸 Helen Boyle photos for The Citizen Chronicle SOUTHBRIDGE — With schools closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, scores of educators hit the road for a rolling rally throughout town to show their Pioneer Pride. The Southbridge Public Schools Staff Parade […]

Local districts react to extended school closure

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Meal plans continue in many districts 📷 The Citizen Chronicle file photo Area superintendents, principals, and teachers were learning along with the general public this afternoon that all schools across the state would remain closed until at least May 4. On Wednesday afternoon, Governor Charlie Baker and Department of Elementary […]

Southbridge EOC works to ‘flatten the curve’ of COVID-19

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Local officials outline coronavirus precautions, modifications 📸 Screenshot from Facebook Live video hosted by Southbridge Police Department on Tuesday, March 24. SOUTHBRIDGE — Collaborative efforts are underway to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus while maintaining necessary services in the community. Town Councilor David Adams and Police Chief Shane […]