Tuesday, January 8, 2013
The Advanced Math and Science Academy Public Charter School will compete in February on the game show.
Tuesday, January 8
Advanced Math and Science Academy Public Charter School will face off against Brookline High School on season four of High School Quiz Show, WGBH’s academic quiz show hosted by Billy Costa. All episodes premiere Sundays at 6:30 p.m., repeating Saturdays at 6pm, on WGBH 2. AMSA's competition will air on Feb. 24. Nearby Wachusett Regional High School in Holden has also advanced and will face Framingham High School with the episode airing on March 31. Season four premieres Sunday, Feb. 10 at 6:30 p.m. on WGBH 2. The show’s production team announced the 16 schools on High School Quiz Show’s Facebook page. Teams qualified by earning top scores on “Super Sunday,” an event at which registered school teams each took an identical 100-question oral …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
All the high schools in Marlborough exceeded the state's adjusted graduation rate of 83 percent for the 2010-2011 school year.
All three high schools located within Marlborough's borders exceeded the state graduation rate, which did not crack the top 10 high school graduation rates in the nation, according to preliminary data released by the U.S. Department of Education on Monday. The graduation rates released Monday are for the 2010-2011 school year—the first year for which all states used a common, adjusted four-year cohort graduation rate, according to a U.S. Department of Education press release. According to the preliminary state-reported data, for the 2010-2011 school year Massachusetts had a four-year adjusted cohort graduation rate of 83 percent, which ties for 11th highest in the nation with six other states. Iowa had the highest rate at 88 percent. (The …
Monday, November 26, 2012
The Advanced Math and Science Academy Public Charter School was one of 16 teams to qualify.
Monday, November 26, 2012
Advanced Math and Science Academy Public Charter School has advanced to compete on season four of High School Quiz Show, WGBH’s academic quiz show hosted by Billy Costa. Nearby Wachusett Regional High School in Holden has also advanvced. Season four premieres Sunday, Feb. 10 at 6:30 p.m. on WGBH 2. The show’s production team announced the 16 schools on High School Quiz Show’s Facebook page. Teams qualified by earning top scores on “Super Sunday,” an event at which registered school teams each took an identical 100-question oral quiz at WGBH Studios in Brighton. The 16 high school academic teams that will appear on season four of High School Quiz Show are (in alphabetical order): Acton-Boxborough Regional, Advanced Math and Science Academy …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
It is officially Halloween and we have a picture of a cute dog in costume waiting for you; there are three other things waiting as well.
- LOCAL CONNECTIONS
- Sam Bonacci
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
1. HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Yes we used internet yelling right there for the emphasis, but we just wanted you to know how happy of a happy Halloween we want you to have. 2. Amid the flurry of activity yesterday, it would be easy to miss the details of the storm. Come Tuesday morning 4,500 people were without power, seven side roads were blocked, multiple branches came down but most importantly no one was injured in the storm. We at Marlborough Patch are glad that everyone stayed safe. 3. Feel like trick or treating indoors? Nearby Solomon Pond Mall has the answer for you. Don't worry about that warm jacket ruining your pirate costume when you trick or treat in the mall from 3 to 5 p.m. 4. Amid the storm coverage yesterday, you could be forgiven …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Heading to Papa Gino's for lunch or before trick or treat? Help a local school at the same time!
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Lois Black
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
1. AMSA Fundraiser at Papa Gino's RK plaza: The AMSA Charter School PTO will hold a fundraiser at Papa Ginos in the RK Plaza in Marlborough on Wednesday, October 31 from 12 to 5 p.m. Print the flyer included in this story and present it when you make your purchase. There is no cost to you but the AMSA PTO will receive 20 percent of all purchases. This offer is valid for dine-in and carry out orders. The AMSA PTO does regular fundraising throughout the year to help fund student events, programming and scholarships. Papa Ginos is located at 197 Boston Post Road West in Marlborough and their telephone number is 508-480-8477. 2. 30 percent off Clearance Prices at JC Penney. Take an additional 30% off the lowest marked clearance price. Offer …
Sunday, October 28, 2012
AMSA and Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School will be closed Monday as a result of Hurricane Sandy.
Both AMSA Charter School and Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School will be closed Monday. The anticipated bad weather from Hurricane Sandy, combined with the threat of power outages and flooding, has led officials from both schools to cancel school tomorrow. All meetings, events, athletics and the Adult Continuing Education are also canceled at Assabet. The building is closed for the day. The announcements were made on the schools' websites. Return to Marlborough Patch for updates on other storm-related news. If you're aware of an event or activity that will be postponed or canceled because of the weather, add it in the comments.
Friday, October 26, 2012
Did your child's school make the grade when it comes to the kitchen?
With the beginning of the school year, inspections have been conducted at all the area school kitchens. These kitchens that turn out meals for children daily all passed, but there were some violations. "We don't see anything that would put a student or staff at risk for foodborne illness," said Robert Landry, the administrator of the Board of Health. The majority of violations had to do with handwashing stations and the exact mixture of sanitizer that is used on food services, according to the reports. Many of the schools that had issues with hand washing either had a station improperly set up or improper temperature of the water. The sanitizer — that is sprayed on many surfaces to ensure bacteria does not grow — must be mixed at proper …
Friday, June 8, 2012
Marlborough's Peter Castoldi will receive his diploma Saturday from the Advanced Math and Science Academy. Find out why one of his favorite memories of the school involves violent explosions.
On Saturday, the Advanced Math and Science Academy (AMSA) will hold its second graduation and grant diplomas to the first group of students to complete six full years at the charter school. The class of 2012 includes 24 seniors from Marlborough, said Maureen Evans, director of outreach and marketing at the school. Patch caught up with one of those soon-to-be-graduates, Peter Castoldi, shortly after he returned from the senior class trip to Disney World to discuss his time at AMSA and what lies ahead. Castoldi will enroll as a freshman at Emmanuel College in the Fall. What made you decide to attend AMSA? My parents had been following it pretty closely when it opened and we decided it would be a good idea to go up and see what it was all …
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Accomplished Advanced Math & Science Academy student athletes received extra attention this week.
The Advanced Math & Science Academy is being recognized throughout the state for not only its academic program, but also its competitive, 4-year-old sports program. "No school is better in the state," when it comes to blending lofty academic goals with a sports program, AMSA Executive Director John Brucato told the Boston Globe. The publicly funded charter school had its first graduating senior class in the spring of 2011. AMSA sophomore Joel Wilner, who was playing baseball before fracturing his clavicle, serves as an example of the types of student athletes AMSA attracts and retains. He's captain of the baseball team, the speech and debate team and the Quiz Bowl team. He plays the piano and is a prize-winning essayist. Those are just a …
Thursday, April 12, 2012
The tax deadline this year is later than usual, and students from the Advanced Math and Science Academy put on quite a display Wednesday evening.
1. The income tax deadline this year is not the usual April 15 we've had drilled into our collective consciousness, but Tuesday, April 17, due to the prior date being a Sunday. Don't forget! 2. If you'd like to keep up on Marlborough news, but don't always remember to log on Marlborough Patch, our daily newsletter may be for you! The newsletter goes out each morning with the top stories of the day, and there are several options to best fit your interests and lifestyle. We won't abuse the privilege, and we will never give your email to a third party. 3. There's a healthy debate going on inside one of our recent polls that asks people if they think President Barack Obama deserves a second term in office. What do you think? Nearly 350 people …