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District News!
"GOOD MORNING, EYE OPENER!"
Today WCVB 5 visited Worcester Public Schools and filmed students introducing their Eye Opener morning news. The segments were about 20 seconds long and will air in November. Students said their school names and something unique about their schools and ended their statements with "Good Morning, Eye Opener!" Our very own Ch. 11 caught up with Principal Jessica Boss at Chandler Elementary to ask her about the experience:
 

ATTENDANCE MATTERS FACT:
Parents - especially in the early years are best positioned to ensure children attend school and to build expectation around attendance.
WORCESTER: THE CITY THAT READS & SMILES
"World Smile Day" is Friday, October 3. To celebrate, Worcester is launching a literacy campaign that is sure to make people smile! Worcester - The City That Reads and Smiles, is sponsoring free literacy activities across Worcester, both in the schools and in public venues like the Worcester Public Library, The Hanover Theatre, Worcester Common, and the EcoTarium. Read more...
WALK & BIKE TO SCHOOL DAY
Worcester Public Schools is participating in Walk to School Day on October 8, 2014. Join children and adults around the world to celebrate the benefits of walking and bicycling.
WPS STUDENT SELECTED FOR HISPANIC YOUTH RESEARCH AND LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

Jennifer Cordero, Sophomore at Doherty Memorial High School, is one of 30 young students in the nation selected for the Hispanic Youth Research and Leadership Program. This program will take place at the University of New Mexico (UNM) in Albuquerque, NM from July 7 to July 15. Read more...
WNT COVERS SOUTH HIGH'S COLLEGE FAIR
WCTR Charter TV3's Worcester News Tonight covers South High School's College Fair held on September 23rd.


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2014 GATEWAY CITIES INNOVATION AWARDS WINNER
Worcester Arts Magnet School is being honored with the 2014 Gateway Cities Innovation Award. The award, presented by MassINC, is for "... advancing educational excellence in their communities by working collaboratively to build new learning models that take advantage of unique Gateway City educational opportunities."
COATS FOR KIDS
 
Keep Worcester's Kids Warm!  Join us on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at the Coral Seafood for Coats for Kids fundraiser. Doors open at 4:00 p.m. See flyer for details...
 
L.I.D.E.R.
Latinos Involved in Discovering Educational Resources (LIDER) is an educational afterschool program that engages the student and her/his parents in activities that facilitate access to higher education in order to increase enrollment of Latino students in colleges and universities. View flyer...
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