2019 Flu Clinics

School-Located Influenza Clinics

The Worcester Public School Department of Nursing in coordination with the Worcester Department of Public Health will be holding Flu Clinics in all schools throughout the district during school hours. These clinics will take place during the weeks of October 28 - November 7, 2019.

We invite all students to participate in this citywide flu vaccination initiative. A parent/guardian does not need to be present for your child to receive this vaccine but you are welcome to attend if you choose. Please be sure to fill out and sign all paperwork brought home with your child or we will not be able to vaccinate your child.

We will offer only the injectable vaccine as no nasal vaccine is available this year.

Nurses and other medically trained volunteers will be available to provide information and answer questions related to these vaccines.

Monday October 28, 2019

UPC/Goddard 9:00am-12:00pm
Thorndyke Road School 9:00-11:00am
Vernon Hill School 10:00am-12pm
West Tatnuck School 11:00am-1:00pm
Tatnuck Magnet School 11:30am-1:30pm

Tuesday October 29, 2019

Jacob Hiatt Magnet School 11:00am-1:00pm
Rice Square School 9:00-11:00am
Burncoat Street Prep School 9:30-11:30am
Columbus Park Prep Academy 11:30am-1:30pm

Wednesday October 30, 2019

Chandler Magnet School 9:30-11:30am
Gates Lane 11:00am-1:00pm
Quinsigamond Elementary 10:30am-12:30pm
Claremont/Woodland School 10:00am-1:00pm
City View Discovery School 11:30am-1:30pm

Thursday October 31, 2019

South High School 8:00-10:00am
Forest Grove Middle School 9-11am
Sullivan Middle School 9:15-11:15am
North High School 11am-1pm
Worcester East Middle School 11:30am-1:30pm

Friday November 1, 2019

Canterbury St. School 9:30-11:30am
Worcester Arts Magnet School 10:30am-12:30pm
Lake View School 9:30-10:30am
Belmont St. Elementary School 10:30-12:30am
Wawecus Road School 12:00-2:00pm

Monday November 4, 2019

Flagg St. School 9:00-11:00am
May Street School 9:00-11:00am
Roosevelt School 10:00am-12:00pm
Grafton St. Elementary School 12:00-2:00pm

Tuesday November 5, 2019

Burncoat Middle and High School 9:00-11:00am
Doherty High School 11:00am-1:00pm
Chandler Elementary School 11:00am-1:00pm
Heard St. School 9:00-11:00am

Wednesday November 6, 2019

Worcester Technical High School 9:30-11:30am
Elm Park 8:30-10:30am
Midland St. School 9:00-11:00am
Union Hill 11:00am-1:00pm

Thursday November 7, 2019

Lincoln St. Elementary School 8:30-10:30am
Clark Street Developmental Learning School 10:30-12:30pm
Francis J. McGrath Elementary School 9:30-11:30am
Nelson Place School 11:00am-1:00pm
Norrback Avenue School 10:00am-12:00pm

Burncoat Middle 21st Century Recognition

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At the Worcester Public School Committee meeting held on Thursday, October 3, 2019, the School Committee and Superintendent Binienda recognized Burncoat Middle School (BMS) for receiving exemplary program recognition by Governor Baker for its 21st Century Out of School Time program.

21st Century Burncoat Middle School Administrators, pictured above from left to right:

Barbara Sargent, 21st Century Interim District Program Coordinator, Nicole Delamere, 21st Century District Program Coordinator/WPS Grant Writer, Philip King, BMS 21st Century Site Administrator/Assistant Principal, Mary Scully, BMS Principal.

Burncoat Middle School 21st Century Administrators and Teachers:

Philip King, 21st Century Site Administrator/Assistant Principal; Mary Scully, BMS Principal; Andrea Cook, 21st Century teacher; Amy Chacharone, 21st Century teacher; Michelle Duclos, 21st Century teacher; Kellie Shea, 21st Century teacher, and Jane McNamara, 21st Century teacher.

21st Century Administrators and support staff, pictured left to right:

Barbara Sargent, 21st Century Interim District Program Coordinator, Nicole Delamere, 21st Century District Program Coordinator/WPS Grant Writer, Joanne Deschenes, 21st Century Executive Assistant, Linda Nowosacki, 21st Century Director of Grant Compliance.

21st Century Administrators receiving program recognition from Superintendent Binienda and School Committee members.

Burncoat UNITES

Unifying New Instrumentalists Through El Sistema


Sectionals; lessons; orchestra; homework time; snack; master classes in jazz, folk music, music theory and more.

Open to all WPS student instrumentalists in grade 4-9. This program is for students who have played their instrument for at least one year.


Burncoat Middle School
135 Burncoat Street, Worcester


Wednesdays and Thursdays
October 9, 2019 - March 26, 2020
2-5 PM

The program starts at 2pm. Students may arrive anytime between 2PM and 3:30PM.

What are the goals of UNITES?

Be a better citizen - Take initiative. Be responsible. Work together to solve problems. Be a positive role model for others.

Be an expressive artist - Challenge yourself musically and expressively. Learn to communicate through music. Perform masterworks with passion and expertise.

Be a thoughtful scholar - Develop consistent study habits. Learn to communicate more effectively with peers, adults and the community. Share your own knowledge with others.

El Sistema is:

Through rigorous and challenging musical and behavioral expectations, access to quality instruction and repertoire, and an environment of responsibility and collaboration students develop a new awareness of their own potential and their responsibility to their community to effect social change.


FORMS ARE DUE October 9 - Please return this form to your school music teacher.


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