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Marlborough Public Schools wishes everyone a very happy Thanksgiving.
GAME ON!  The football field is cleared and ready for the Marlborough-Hudson annual football game. Go Panthers!

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Marlborough Public Schools has been named to the College Board's 5th Annual AP District Honor Roll! Read more about it here.
College Finance Seminar
Marlborough parents and students are invited to attend a free seminar on paying for college at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, in the Marlborough High School Little Theater. Click here for more information.
PLEASE NOTE: The Marlborough Public Schools has resources available to help families struggling with death/grief issues. To access the webpage of resources, click here.
The Marlborough Early Childhood Center Preschool is accepting applications now through Dec. 23 for the 2015-16 school year. For more information, visit the ECC Registration Information page!
MHS receives U.S. Department of State recognition
 On Thursday, Nov. 6, Marlborough High School was presented with a certificate of appreciation by the U.S. Department of State for its participation in the department’s international Youth Exchange and Study (YES) program. YES exchange stud
ent and junior Hala Rashini, who’s attending MHS this year from Beirut, Lebanon, was on hand for the presentation and to talk about her experiences at MHS.

Rashini is one of 43,000 applicants who applied to and 1,800 who were accepted into the State Department program for the 2014-15 school year. As a YES participant, Rashini is charged with sharing information about her culture with as many individuals and groups as possible, as well as learning about U.S. culture on behalf of her country.

Shown at the presentation are Blanca Ruebensaal, from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Office of Citizen Exchanges, AFS representative Jody Pongratz, Hala Rashini, and MHS Assistant Principal Robert Fitzgerald.
Welcome, friends!
On Nov. 3, Whitcomb Middle School welcomed students and their chaperones from Akiruno, Japan for this year’s student exchange program. This marks the 20th year the two cities have exchanged students and shared cultures. Attendees at the Nov. 3 ceremony were treated to a special musical performance by the Akiruno students and chaperones and their Whitcomb hosts. Below is a slideshow with highlights of the ceremony.
'Hands On' day of service at MPS:
On Oct. 17, hundreds of volunteers from the Marlborough- based Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. rolled up their sleeves and dedicated a day of their time to help the Marlborough schools with various projects.  To learn more about this generous volunteer effort, click here!
Accountability Update: On Oct. 15, MPS schools mailed out letters to parents/guardians regarding the 2014 MCAS scores, school accountability and performance, and initiatives that target areas for improvement. Also included with each letter grades K-8 was a Title 1 Compact for parents. To view your school’s DESE 2014 Report Card, Report Card Overview, principal’s letter and Title 1 compact, visit the district’s MCAS/PARCC/NCLB Report Cards/Accountability webpage.
PARENTS: Please read the attached letter regarding the Enterovirus D-68, the district's vigilance in watching for trends in illness patterns, and what students, parents and staff can do to help prevent spreading of the virus should it occur in our community.
84 MHS students receive John & Abigail Adams Scholarships: On Friday, Oct. 10, MHS Interim Principal Wendy Jack announced that 84 MHS seniors have been named John and Abigail Adams scholars. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts created this merit scholarship program to reward hard work and achievement by Massachusetts students, and to encourage students to go to college at one of the state’s top-notch, public, higher education institutions. The scholarship entitles each recipient to four years of free tuition at any University of Massachusetts campus, or at any state or community college. The choice is based on outstanding MCAS results. For the list of awardees, click here. Congratulations to all!
Survey participation request: In cooperation with the City of Marlborough and as a member of the Cable Advisory Committee, the Marlborough Public Schools requests your participation in an online survey in preparation to renew the city’s cable television license agreements. This very short Cable Television License Renewal Survey is an important step in gauging residents’ opinions about local cable services. If you are a Marlborough resident, please take a couple of minutes for this survey (deadline is Nov. 19), and thank you in advance:
MA Secretary of Education attends STEM Award presentation: On Thursday, September 18, PTC presented the STEM Early College High School program with its Academy Champion Award in honor of our long-standing relationship and our dedication to strengthening the STEM college- and career- readiness pipeline. In attendance was Massachusetts Secretary of Education Matthew Malone, a champion of STEM educational programs. To learn more and view a slideshow of the event, click here!
A Cappella group featured: The Marlborough High School A Cappella group recently was featured on WMCT magazine – click here to check it out!
Celebrating Labor Day: Marlborough Public Schools had quite a presence in Monday’s Labor Day parade! Check out some of these photos of the MHS Athletic and Music students, staff and supporters. And, thank you to our community photographers who donated the pictures!

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