Southbridge Public Schools Announces School Leadership Teams

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Southbridge Public Schools is pleased to introduce school leadership teams for the 2019-2020 school year. In announcing the teams, Receiver/Superintendent Jeffrey Villar states, “Southbridge Public Schools remains focused on improving school culture and climate and implementing effective teaching strategies aligned with a rigorous curriculum.” He also adds, “We are excited […]

Ryan, Villar Clash Over Transparency, Right to Call Meetings

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By Sarah Champagne, Managing Editor SOUTHBRIDGE – Dr. Jeffrey Villar, receiver of Southbridge schools, sits at a meeting table in his office with pages of data from several reports and surveys on the troubled district. The data is uneven at best. It shows occasional strengths or improvements in some aspects […]

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 […]

Southbridge Public Schools Awarded 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant

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SOUTHBRIDGE – Southbridge Public Schools is pleased to announce that the district has been awarded a 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) Grant by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In his congratulatory letter to Receiver/Superintendent Jeffrey Villar, Governor Baker states, “Thank you for your commitment to supporting additional academically enriching opportunities […]

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 […]