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Sippican Student-Author463 viewsA budding young author was recognized during a recent School Committee Meeting at Sippican School. Maura Lonergan, a third grade student in Paula McKeen’s class, won a statewide essay contest on Bullying. (L. to R.) Elizabeth Lonergan (sister); Dona Mahoney, Principal of Sippican School; Fiona Lonergan (sister); and award recipient Maura Lonergan listen while Ms. Mahoney reads a proclamation from the Marion School Committee.
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Books for Sippican1110 viewsSippican School in Marion was the recipient of a very generous donation recently. Jason Zutaut, an executive with Strictly by the Book, heard about the need to expand the collection in the school’s Reading Book Room, which teachers use as a book resource. Unfortunately, it was limited to books for Kindergarten through Grade 3. When Mr. Zutaut heard about the “wish list” compiled by staff members at Sippican, he immediately responded with a generous donation of several books.
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Survivor Lessons484 viewsOn March 3, a holocaust survivor visited Meg McKeon’s History class at Old Rochester Regional High School to share her memories from the war. Ms. Elizabeth Dopazo, an eleven-year-old at the time of the war, she was invited to speak to Ms. McKeon’s class through an organization called Facing History and Ourselves. “These students really are the last generation who will be able to meet a survivor face to face,” Ms. McKeon said.
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Yearbook Honorees590 viewsDuring their Februrary meeting, the Old Rochester Regional School Committee recognized Ruth Jefferson and Becky Zora for their work with the high school yearbook. In honor of their contributions, the ORR School Committee donated books to the school library in their names. Pictured here are ORR School Committee Chairman Bob Nectow with Ruth Jefferson (left) and Becky Zora (right).
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Stairs to Nowhere736 viewsThe second annual “Stairs to Nowhere” contest was held this fall at Old Rochester Regional Junior High School. This year the Literary Contest winner was Sam Toomey, a seventh grade student from Mattapoisett. The winner of the Art Contest was Rebecca Davis, also in the seventh grade, from Rochester.
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Educator Honored1470 viewsThe Old Rochester Regional District School Committee recently honored Donna Perry at the December school committee meeting for her initiation of the ORR Dance Team and the “Every 15 Minutes” program at Old Rochester Regional High School. Ms. Perry, pictured here with ORR School Committee Chairman Robert Nectow, is a resident of Mattapoisett who is in her second year with ORR. (Photo courtesy of Danielle Brightman).
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Old Hammondtown Holiday1647 viewsMembers of the Old Hammondtown School Concert Band recently played Holiday Music for the Mattapoisett Women’s Club at the Mattapoisett Congregational Church. (Photo by and courtesy of Sandy Thomas).
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ORR Merit Scholars1041 viewsSchool Superintendent Dr. William Cooper and ORR High School Principal Bruce Clarke pose with Laurel Leake and Allison Browne who have been named Commended Students in the 2006 National Merit Scholarship Program. (Photo courtesy of Jane McCarthy).
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Christmas Classics1214 viewsStudents in the Rochester Memorial School Chorus performed several holiday classics during the town’s annual Christmas Tree Lighting held on Monday, December 5 at the Rochester Town Hall. The annual event included a visit from Santa Claus, a performance from the Rochester Memorial School Band, and cookies, cider, egg nog, and other seasonal treats. (Photo by Kenneth J. Souza).
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ORR Thanksgiving Dinner720 views(L. to R.) Shirley Oliver and Dorothy Tuttle of Rochester enjoy their homemade apple pie, served by Ms. Oliver’s grandson, Ethan Anderson of Marion, during the recent Thanksgiving Dinner for Seniors held at Old Rochester Regional Junior High School. The annual tradition is organized and served, free of charge, to seniors in Mattapoisett, Marion and Rochester. (Photo courtesy of Jane McCarthy).
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Strings Attached666 viewsMusic teacher Jean West leads students in playing selections on the violin. Ms. West, together with Old Hammondtown School Band Director Stan Ellis, have teamed up to form and advise the new Old Hammondtown School Orchestra, a program which is a rarity for elementary-level music students. (Photo by and courtesy of Laura McLean).
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Mending Fences3204 viewsTwo students from the Loft School in Marion pose behind the new fence which was erected at the playground they use at Saint Rita’s Parish. The playground, located at the corner of Front Street and Vine, is now in the process of undergoing much-needed improvements and renovations. All of this year’s fund-raising efforts at the Loft School will go towards further improvements to the playgound. Anyone interested in donating funds to this much loved space should contact the Loft School at 508-748-1243.
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