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 […]

Villar Meets With School Committee and Town Council

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By Kaitlin Servant and Sarah Champagne SOUTHBRIDGE –  Jeffrey Villar, receiver of Southbridge Schools, presented an update on the district at a joint meeting of the Southbridge Town Council and the School Committee Tuesday, Oct. 10. Elected town officials had arranged the meeting on the date of the planned monthly […]

Southbridge School Year To Open With Several Personnel Changes

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SOUTHBRIDGE — “Back to school” time is quickly approaching with grades one through twelve in Southbridge reporting to school Monday, August 27. Kindergarten students arrive for the first day of school later in the week, Thursday, August 30.  The new year brings several personnel changes in the schools at the […]

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 […]

Summer Learning Lab Now Full

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📷 Esther Vargas By Sarah Champagne, Managing Editor (InformaciĂłn en InglĂ©s y en Español) SOUTHBRIDGE – A summer learning lab offered by Southbridge Schools is now full to capacity and won’t be able to accept new enrollments. The pilot program, which provides free literacy support, will run for five weeks beginning […]