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Needham’s Julian competing in national tournament

James Julian, a sophomore from Needham, and Will Cummings, a freshman from Westwood, will compete in Duo Interpretation at the NSDA National Tournament in Albuquerque and the National Catholic Forensic League Tournament’s Grand National Tournament in Chicago. James Julian knew of Will Cummings from their time together at Monsignor Haddad Middle School in Needham. They...
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Students, seniors meet for Tech Day

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Every year, it seems, there’s a new device, component, or system added to our already-challenging everyday technological landscape. For kids who have grown up with monthly iPhone updates, these changes are just routine. But using these devices can be difficult for those who were introduced to them later...
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Evolution kids show off their projects

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter On Wednesday night, Wellesley high juniors and seniors that are part of the Evolutions program set up shop in the high school cafeteria to show off their Midstone projects, which they have been working on for half the year. Essentially, Evolutions is a one-year program that allows Wellesley juniors and...
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Aggie students attend Industry Day

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Students from the Diesel and Mechanical Technology program at Norfolk County Agricultural High School in Walpole recently attended an Industry Day event at Advantage Truck Group (ATG) in Shrewsbury to learn about opportunities for diesel technicians in the trucking industry. The students toured ATG’s service areas, parts department and technician training center for...
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Dale School receives Cultural Council grant

Superintendent Jeffrey Marsden and Dale Street School Principal Stephen Grenham have shared that the Dale Street School was recently awarded a $4,700 grant from the Mass Cultural Council to bring hands-on science experiences to students. The grant was awarded as part of the Mass Cultural Council’s STARS Residencies, which aims to fund programs that last three...
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‘A good life’ for Walpole’s Harland Cook

By Linda Thomas Hometown Weekly Correspondent Following each of the two world wars in which the United States helped save parts of humanity from the aggression of others, Americans felt a strong desire to make the world a better place, to create a brighter future. A generation of Americans who helped save the world now raised children whose...
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WHS gives spirited ‘Hunchback’ performance

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Two weeks ago, Wellesley High School’s Performing Arts Department presented its fall musical production, “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.” Members of the cast, orchestra, and crew came together to create a magical theater-going experience. With creative lighting and impressive sets that evoked 1482 Paris, the leads delivered standout performances that were supported by...
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Veteran Sahagian visits High Rock School

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Each year, the United States celebrates Veterans Day. There are parades and ceremonies, and sometimes even a day off from work or school. But for kids, particularly those growing up now, it is sometimes easy to forget the sacrifices our veterans have made. Count the students at the High Rock...
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Robotics and fun at the Maker Space’s CoderDojo

The Maker Space at the Johnson Middle School in Walpole was busy hosting one of its CoderDojo events on Saturday, November 2. CoderDojo Walpole is a volunteer organization focused on teaching kids how to code in a fun, free, informal environment. The theme of the event was “Fun with Spheros.” Dojo attendees, who are 4th-6th graders,...
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Medfielders go on moving mission trip

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This past June, nine high schoolers from Medfield and two chaperones travelled to both Tucson, AZ and Douglas, AZ on a mission trip organized by St. Edward Church and Frontera de Cristo (a border ministry located in the sister cities of Agua Prieta, Sonora, and Douglas, AZ). The unique purpose of the trip...
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CRS students spearhead fundraiser

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Each year, middle School students from Charles River School choose from a selection of books for their summer reading assignment. One of the selections this year was the true story, "I Will Always Write Back" by Caitlin Alifirenka and Martin Ganda. The book is about pen pals Caitlin, an American eighth-grader, and Martin, a student...
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DSHS honors NHS inductees

By Katie Hennessey Hometown Weekly Intern Last Thursday, October 17, 66 Dover-Sherborn High School students were inducted into the Dover-Sherborn chapter of National Honor Society (NHS), marking one of the largest induction ceremonies in the school’s history. Students at Dover-Sherborn High School are invited to apply to NHS if they have a grade point average of 3.8...
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Sunita Williams returns for school dedication

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By Amelia Tarallo  Hometown Weekly Staff It’s not every day that a town gets to dedicate a school like the new Sunita L. Williams Elementary. With its numerous media centers, its state-of-the-art classrooms, and its creative playground, the school represents a perfect educational haven for both staff and students. But it’s also not every day...
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Children’s author Bowling visits BSS

Children’s author Dusti Bowling visited Blessed Sacrament School (BSS) on September 24 to speak to students about her books, the importance of not giving up on your dreams, and finding what inspires you. Bowling—who has visited over 100 schools—has written three novels for children, each of which received starred reviews. Her first book, “Insignificant Events...
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Stacey Peasley teaches yoga class

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff On Friday, September 13, on one of the last warm days of fall, Stacey Peasley prepared for a special class at the Needham Public Library. Many frequent visitors of the library know Peasley for the catchy tunes and fun games she often presents to Needham’s youngest citizens. On this day,...
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WTP presenting ‘Bright Star’

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Wellesley Theatre Project (WTP) is set to present "Bright Star" on August 15-16 at 7 p.m., and August 17 at 2 p.m. All performances will take place at the The Katherine L. Babson Auditorium at Wellesley High School, located at 50 Rice St, Wellesley. Tickets are priced $15 for adults and $10 for...
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Murder mystery dinner theatre in Sherborn

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The Sherborn Community Center has been a place for many Sherborn events, and has been used for multiple purposes throughout the years. From temporarily housing the library to being the location for the annual Town Caucus and Friday Night at the Movies, the building has always lived up to its title by bringing...
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Project VAN visits Community Council

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff For most of the summer, kids fill their calendars working summer jobs and spending time with friends and family. But for a few days in July, local kids sacrifice their time volunteering with Volunteers Around Needham (VAN). Each week of the month, a group of volunteers visits a different place in...
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NASA Ambassador teaches kids about Mars

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter This year, the Needham Free Public Library’s summer reading program revolves around space exploration. So, last Tuesday, July 9, the Library invited NASA Solar System Ambassador Piyush Khopkar to speak about the red planet, Mars, and the science involved in exploring it. While going to Mars is in so...
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‘The Maids’ production upcoming

A production of Jean Genet's classic absurdist play "The Maids" will be performed at the Sherborn Community Center this month. The production is run entirely by a team of Dover-Sherborn students and alumni, who previously presented Jean-Paul Sartre's "No Exit" last June. The play tells the story of two maids, Solange and Claire, and follows...
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