Columbus Park Has Heart

Columbus Park students spelling HEART

In honor of Heart Health awareness month, CPPA students were treated to an AVID guest lecture by Dr. Brigid Carlson, Cardiologist at UMASS on Friday, Frebruary 26th. Students in grades 4-6 learned how to take their pulse and saw actual video of Dr. Carlson inserting a stent into a blocked artery. The whole school wore red.

Rice Square Meat Raffle

raffle tickets

Please join us in raising funds to build a library and media center at Rice Square School. There will be Meat Raffle, Gift Baskets, and 50/50 Raffle.

Event Date(s): 
Friday, March 11, 2016 - 11:00pm to Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 1:00am

2016 Dr. Lee Gurel Award Recipients Announced

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The Board of Directors of the Worcester Educational Development Foundation, Inc. (WEDF) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 Dr. Lee Gurel Awards for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Advanced Placement English. One student and his/her teacher are selected annually to receive these awards, endowed by Dr. Lee Gurel in honor of his English teacher at Woodland Street Preparatory School, Miss Wilmont.

Creating Connections - February 26, 2016

A weekly message from Interim Superintendent Dr. Marco C. Rodrigues

February 26, 2016 - Volume 1, Issue 9

Superintendent's Message

Words cannot describe how impressed I was this past Monday, visiting our schools, and experiencing teaching and learning at all levels after a week of vacation. I visited Worcester East Middle School, Grafton Street School, Union Hill School and Vernon Hill School. Students were engaged, actively participating in the activity, and the teachers were notably prepared. I have to say this experience did not surprise me but, it validated, once again, the outstanding work that takes place in every classroom, every day. Thank you for not missing a beat!!!

Latino Family College Fair 2016

Worcester State University blue logo

Get a jump on the college search and find the school for you!

Saturday, March 12, 2016
10 a.m. – noon
Worcester State University — May Street Building

MIAA All State Championship

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Congratulations to our Worcester Public Schools students at the MIAA All State Championship.

"Lilly's" Got a New Look!

Worcester Public Library logo

The Worcester Public Library's "Lilly" Mobile Express has a new, updated look thanks to Quinsigamond Community College and Worcester State University - and you're invited to help us celebrate its debut!

Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 3:00 p.m.
Worcester Public Library Main Branch
3 Salem Square, Worcester, MA 01608

Bullying Prevention & Education Conference

Bullying Prevention & Education Conference poster

Event Date(s): 
Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 1:30pm to 7:30pm

Special Education Parent Training

"Education" written on a blackboard

Supporting Your Child At Home And In The Community. Presented by Board Certified Behavior Analysts in the Special Education Department of the Worcester Public Schools.

Event Date(s): 
Monday, February 29, 2016 - 10:30pm to Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 12:00am

AAS Brings "Isaiah Thomas" Into All Fifth Grade Classrooms

Isaiah Thomas

The American Antiquarian Society (AAS) will bring Worcester’s revolutionary war hero Isaiah Thomas, as portrayed by professional actor Neil Gustafson, into every fifth-grade classroom in the Worcester Public Schools with an educational program entitled Isaiah Thomas – Patriot Printer. Isaiah Thomas founded AAS in 1812 as the first national historical organization. The program is currently touring to 33 schools and will reach approximately 1,800 students. Isaiah Thomas – Patriot Printer also comprises online resources, including lesson plans developed by teachers and digital copies of historic images and documents found in the AAS collections.

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