MLK Jr Essay and Poetry Winners

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Congratulations to the following Worcester Public Schools students who participated in these Martin Luther King Jr activities.

Ice Skating at the Worcester Common Oval

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Public Skating All Winter and opened during school vacation (Dec 27 - Jan 2 and Feb 14 - 19).

Considering a Holiday Donation?

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Your support will help the dream of a new outdoor play & learning center become the reality for the deserving students at Chandler Magnet School! Send a donation today that will bring smiles to the faces of our children and have a positive impact on their educational, social & emotional growth!

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Myra Hiatt Kraft Memorial Footbridge Dedication

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The new red bridge at Elm Park was dedicated on 12/8/2015 in honor of local philanthropist Myra Hiatt Kraft. The Myra Hiatt Kraft Memorial Footbridge replaces one of the iconic Elm Park footbridges which stood for 40 years and was removed in October 2013. The Myra Hiatt Kraft Memorial footbridge was designed by Civil and Architectural Engineering students from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and built by Worcester Technical High School students.

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

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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

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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

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