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by John Ellenberger      A previous article in this newspaper (See The Groton Herald, October 19, 2018) described an academic performance issue in the Groton Dunstable middle school which was uncovered during the current round of statewide standardized MCAS testing.     Although the issue with...
by Bob Katzen, Beacon Hill Roll Call     Gov. Baker signed into law a bill requiring Massachusetts public high schools and school districts serving eighth-grade students to provide at least one individual, small group, or class wide, student-led, non-partisan civics project for each student.   The...

Photo by Karen Riggert.

The Mariposa Museum and World Culture Center in Peterborough, NH is currently hosting the Groton Dunstable Regional School District’s and Pages for Peace Foundation’s “Big Book: Pages for Peace”.      In all of its 12’ high by 20’ wide glory, the Big Book was open to the local Veterans chapter for...
by John  Ellenberger      Groton Dunstable food services director Shannon Donovan has worked hard over the past year on changes to the district’s food service program to bring it closer to break-even status. Unfortunately, while her work has drawn praise from School Committee members, the changes...
Students and staff in the Veterinary Assisting program at Nashoba Valley Technical High School recently held the first annual DOGtoberfest, with students and the general public bringing in their dogs (and other favorite pets) for a day of fun, games, “pawdicures,” raffles, a bake sale and a...

Senior-year students Dylan Bourassa of Shirley left and Edward Landers of Westford right were part of a team of Nashoba Tech culinary students serving guests at Groton’s senior center. Photo by Bob Lotz

by John Ellenberger      Groton sophomore Jack Harrington is one of a handful of Nashoba Tech culinary arts students serving buffet lunches to Senior Centers in their host towns. Students and staff in the Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management programs are regulars at several local senior centers...
by Connie Sartini      Town Manager Mark Haddad advised the Select Board that he had received a voluntary contribution to the town from Groton School for the new school year.    The donation of $140,000 included a $20,000 increase over last year’s payment to help cover the cost of the additional...
by John Ellenberger      This year High School Principal Michael Woodlock continued his efforts to expand travel opportunities for Groton Dunstable students during the next school year (2020). Although many of these opportunities are still in the early planning stages, interested parents are...

Recent festive high school homecoming. Photo by Jonathan O'Connor

The School Committee meeting was dominated by the annual update on student performance by Assistant Superintendant Dr. Katie Novak and Superintendant Dr. Laura Chesson.    The picture has been somewhat hazy the past four-five years due to a wave of changes in curriculum and standardized tests at...

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