Sunday, May 19, 2013
Ticket sales from a game between the Grafton Indians and the Westborough Rangers benefitted the One Fund on Friday.
Although slow to gain momentum in the first quarter, Grafton's top scorers were too much for the Westborough defense to handle on Friday during one of the final lacrosse games of the season. "We try to keep the intensity up the whole time, listen to each other on the field and listen to coaches on the sideline," said Alan Rotatori, head coach of Grafton's Varsity lacrosse team. The team is 15-2 this season and has qualified for the playoffs which start following the final two games of the season. The Indians defeated the Rangers 17-9. All proceeds from ticket sales at the event that was attended by dozens of local residents benefited the One Fund.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Several Grafton students are among the 108 that are receiving either a doctorate or a master's degree this Sunday, May 19.
Nearly a dozen area students are among those who will graduate from Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine this weekend. The school will graduate 108 students at a ceremony on campus at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, May 19. It will follow Tufts' all-university commencement ceremony to be held at 9 a.m. on Tufts' Medford/Somerville campus. Area Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine students include: Framingham: Melissa Bisei, Matthew Katz, Daniel Rothbart Marlborough: Shannon McCook Natick: Kerriann Casey, William Hall North Grafton: Kathleen Ponzetti, Jennifer Quinones South Grafton: Katherine Holmes Westwood: Lauren Krone
Monday, May 13, 2013
The Grafton, Westborough, Northbridge and Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School varsity boys teams will play a doubleheader May 17.
Four local high school boys varsity lacrosse teams will team up on Friday to support the Boston Marathon tragedy victims. The Westborough, Grafton, Northbridge and Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School teams will play a doubleheader starting at 5 p.m. Friday, May 17 at Grafton High's Kevin Vulter Field, organizers said in a press release. Donations collected at the gate will go to The One Fund Boston on the teams' behalf. The teams will wear "Boston Strong" stickers on their helmets, organizers said. "This event was conceived by the Northbridge High School boys lacrosse team as their annual community service project and has quickly grown into an event supported by three other schools," organizers said. Grafton will …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The magazine's 2013 rankings came out Monday.
On mobile? You can see interactive map here. Newsweek has ranked Grafton High School as the 1,097th best high school in the country. For its rankings, Newsweek sent out a survey to more than 5,000 high schools in the U.S., with about 2,500 schools responding in 2013. You can see the details about Grafton High's ranking, and every other ranked high school by clicking on the markers in the interactive map above. The survey scores were then weighted and calculated using several criteria including on-time graduation and college acceptance rates. In addition, instead of averaging the number of courses offered, this year Newsweek considered the percentage of students enrolled in AP, IB or Advance International Certificate courses. The final …
An auction preview night on Friday precedes the fair on Saturday.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
English teacher Beth Lambert believes tonight is "more than simply an occasion to see a movie."
Monday, May 6, 2013
Tell us: which teachers do you appreciate in Grafton?
As the South Grafton PTO noted on its Facebook page, today kicks off Teacher Appreciation Week. The organization reminded parents over the weekend to bring cards for teachers. They've also provided a link where parents can sign up for various events that will be held throughout the week. A great teacher makes all the difference in a child's education. Who is your child lucky to have as a teacher in Grafton? Why? Will you be doing anything this week to honor him or her? Tell us in the comments.
The high school named it honor roll for the third quarter. Grafton students are among those that made the list.
Submitted by Saint John's High School Saint John’s High School has announced its honor roll for the third quarter of 2012-13. To qualify for the Headmaster’s List, a student must have achieved a grade of A-minus or better in all subjects. For First Honors, a student must have achieved all B’s or better; for Second Honors, all B-minuses or better. Honorees are listed below: HEADMASTER’S LIST Ashland: Sean Choudhury, Mihir Marathe Auburn: Liam Kelleher Boylston: James Goljan Charlton: Nicholas Flowers Clinton: William Hughes, Byron Morataya Dudley: Christian L'Heureux Framingham: Christopher Palace, Yongbo Song, Evan Stefanini Grafton: Alex Crolais, Sean Rowell Holden: Peter DelMastro Holliston: Sean Donovan Hopedale: Jack Marsh Leicester: …
Friday, May 3, 2013
Senior citizens gathered at Grafton High for a senior luncheon.
Grafton students provided local senior citizens with lunch on Thursday and gave a tour of the new High School that opened for the first time at the beginning of the school year. Students served 23 Grafton senior citizens salad, chicken, coffee and dessert at the event while the school's chorus and jazz band entertained attendees. 20 student volunteers who are part of Grafton High's National Honors Society and Family and Community Leaders groups led the luncheon and school tour.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The Grafton police chief offers tips for speaking to kids about the prom, which is in May.
- POLICE & FIRE
Wednesday, May 1
The Grafton High School Junior/Senior prom will be held Saturday, May 11, at the DCU Center in Worcester. To help make this event a happy, safe and memorable one, I thought it would be a good idea to once again present some information on prom safety. Motor vehicle crashes are the biggest killer of teens in North America and spring-time is considered an especially dangerous time for young drivers. Spring break, prom, and graduation are milestones - rites of passage - in the lives of teenagers. They also provide ample opportunities for teens to try alcohol or drugs for the first time. Therefore, it is no great surprise that messages warning teens not to drink and drive are more prevalent this time of year. Parents should be reminded that…