Mendon Upton Teacher Association Letter to Mendon Voters

Dear Mendon Voters, We urge you to support the override on Tuesday, June 30. As residents, parents, and long serving educators in the Mendon-Upton Regional School District, we have seen our schools through good times and bad. In good times, families flock to our communities in order that their children attend our schools. Children from neighboring towns “choice” into our schools in order to receive a top quality education. In good times, staff morale is high as educators, students, and … [Read more...]

Mendon Upton Teachers Association Endorses Christopher Burke for Mendon Selectman

The Mendon Upton Regional Teachers Association is pleased to announce our endorsement of Christopher Burke for Mendon selectman. Chris Burke, who has always shown his commitment to the town of Mendon through volunteerism, has worked as a member and most recently, as Chairman of the Finance Committee. Chris Burke has collaborated with other town boards and the Regional School District through his work on the multi-board. This experience sets him apart. He supports public education, the Mendon … [Read more...]

Dorothy Scally accepts one year seat on Mendon Upton School Committee

When no one filed papers to run for the one year open school committee seat in Upton, resident Dorothy Scally stepped up and ran as a write-in candidate.  At the annual election held earlier this week Scally received the most write-in votes and was offered and accepted the position. According to a press release, Scally and her husband moved to Upton two years ago and have a student at Miscoe Hill.  She works as a Special Education Team Chair in Somerville Public Schools and has more … [Read more...]

Letter: A Tale of Two Towns

submitted by Ken Picard Five years ago both governments of Mendon and Upton were struggling financially due to the economic slowdown.  These financial struggles impacted the local governments’ ability to supply services that their constituents needed and expected, which includes our Regional School Districts, Police Departments, Fire and EMS Departments, and our Public Works Departments.  The demographic of Mendon and Upton are very similar.  Our similarities include:  population, per capita … [Read more...]

Nipmuc Students Chosen to Perform at Symphony Hall

 Aiden Thieme Left, Myles Turner Right It takes a lot of talent and practice to get to Symphony Hall. Saturday March 21 two Nipmuc students were among a small select group who earned a spot to perform in Boston’s historic and renowned Symphony Hall. Sophomore Aiden Thieme was selected as first chair trumpet in the Massachusetts Music Educators Association (MMEA) All State Jazz Band.  He was one of 20 high school jazz musicians throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts who auditioned and … [Read more...]

MURSD Invites Community to Technology iFair Thursday 3/26 – fun for ages 1 to 101 – things to make, things to do, things to learn…celebrating technology integration

stock photo The Mendon Upton Regional School District is  excited to announce their first Community iFair, where they look forward to celebrating the various examples of technology integration occurring across all grade levels. The event is intended to not only showcase student work, but also to educate students, parents, and community members about the resources and applications available to them as a result of the districts 1:1 learning and technology integration across the … [Read more...]

Mendon Upton Regional School District Looks for Support from Community

At the March 16 Open Budget Hearing the Mendon Upton Regional School District certified a $31.8 million budget for FY16. The proposed budget is 1.9 million over the current year which is a 6.39 percent increase.  To fund the proposed budgete both Towns will have to pass a Prop 2 1/2 override. "This is a thoughtful, deliberate budget that will bring the district forward," said Superintedent Dr. Maruszczak. "I am very confident we have constructed a budget that can sustain the school system for … [Read more...]