Creating Connections - December 18, 2015

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

December 18, 2015 - Volume 1, Issue 2

Superintendent's Message

With the holiday break just around the corner, I want to express my gratitude and appreciation to all the members of the Worcester Public Schools community for your dedication to our children.  This week as I met with my Student Advisory Council at Doherty High School, I was very impressed by the students’ positivity and enthusiasm.  This is testimony to the wonderful things that are happening everyday in our schools.  The holiday season is a busy time of the year for all of us, creating some unwanted stress.  We must remember to pause for a moment, reflect on its true meaning, and then celebrate the gifts of life - family, friends, relationships, and health (good food too!).  Please take some time during the break to spend with a loved one, replenish your energy, and plan something nice for yourself.  You deserve it!!   I wish you and your family a joyous and relaxing holiday season and a new year filled with great accomplishments and good health.  I look forward to continue connecting with you after the holiday break.

$eedMA Program Announcement

Dr. Rodrigues at the podium

On Monday, December 14th, State Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg joined Interim Superintendent Dr. Marco C. Rodrigues, to announce a new program called $eedMA. The initiative will provide each Worcester Public School student in next year’s kindergarten class a $50 deposit for a college savings account.

South High School Winter Concert

blue snowflakes

South High School Band & Chorus presents their Winter Concert in the South High Auditorium. An art exhibit in the main corridor will precede it.

Event Date(s): 
Thursday, December 17, 2015 (All day)

Creating Connections - December 11, 2015

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

December 11, 2015 - Volume 1, Issue 1

Superintendent's Message

We spend most of our time making connections with people, relating to situations, and associating with the things that we value most in life. Connections are made every day, in and out of our classrooms, capturing the essence of the great work that we accomplish on behalf of our students and families.

The Annual Holiday Rock

Holiday Rock logo

A Benefit for Worcester's Children. ALL PROCEEDS will be distributed to The Guild of St Agnes, Friendly House and The Boys and Girls Club of Worcester. For more information, please call Viva Bene (508) 799-9999.

Event Date(s): 
Monday, December 14, 2015 - 9:00pm to Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 2:00am

Annual Winter Show

light green and blue ornaments on a dark blue ribon

The Doherty Memorial High School Theatre Department Presents:

The 11th Annual Winter Show

$5 Admission

Event Date(s): 
Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 11:45pm
Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 11:45pm

Fall Sports Extravaganza

web video player

WEA-TV 11, Channel 191, is pleased to present its 3rd Annual Fall Sports extravaganza! Check out the videos of your favorite teams. TV 11 wishes to thank all of the coaches and players who participated in this year's program.

Festival of Lights

colored lights on string

The Festival of Lights featuring choruses from Goddard School, Quinsigamond School, and Burncoat High School at the Worcester Common (Behind City Hall). There will be photos with Santa, carriage rides, and FREE ice skating.

Event Date(s): 
Friday, December 4, 2015 - 11:00pm to Saturday, December 5, 2015 - 1:00am

Burncoat Quadrivium Joins "The Gambler" for His Final Tour

Kenny Rogers

On December 12, the Burncoat High School Quadrivium Chorus will join Country Music Hall of Fame superstar Kenny Rogers as he takes the stage at Mohegan Sun Casino for his final performance ever in Southern New England. Earlier this year, the multi-platinum recording artist announced that his "Once Again, It’s Christmas" tour would be his last.

Happy Thanksgiving

May you enjoy the traditions of the holiday with family and friends!!!

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