Upton gets a bump in funding: 2016 State Budget increases education and unrestricted general government aid

Representative David Muradian (R-Grafton) joined with his colleagues in approving a $38.1 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2016 that holds the line on taxes, increases local aid to cities and towns and implements key transportation reforms at the MBTA. The budget passed the House of Representatives on a vote of 153-1. The final budget includes a $4.5 billion allocation for Chapter 70 education aid, which represents an increase of $111.2 million, or 2.5 percent, over the current year. … [Read more...]

Nipmuc After Prom in need of funding and volunteers ~ help keep Nipmuc students safe

The next scheduled meeting for the Nipmuc After Prom Party is Tuesday, April 28, 2014, at 6:30 pm in the Gathering Room at Nipmuc. Parents are encouraged to attend to help with the final stage of planning the overnight event, which will be following the Prom on Friday, May 15th. We are in need of an additional 10 to 15 parent volunteers to help as chaperones throughout the night. We are also looking for someone to help with decorating the entrance of the school. This is the first thing the … [Read more...]

Upton Resident Eric Jorgensen Returns Following Intensive Research Project

Eric Jorgensen (far right) with his team, sponsor, and Chulalongkorn advisor Eric Jorgensen of Upton, a junior majoring in mechanical engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), recently completed an intense, hands-on research project in Bangkok. The project was titled Promoting the Hydroponics Farm in Prachinburi, Thailand. At WPI, all undergraduates are required to complete a research-driven, professional-level project that applies science and technology to addresses an important … [Read more...]

Nipmuc Regional High School Students to Compete at DECA International Career Development Conference

Juniors Brooke Bukunt (r) and Megan McElreath (l) placed first in the category of Public Relations Project at the DECA State Leadership Conference - contributed photo Nipmuc Regional High School students once again impress with their outstanding performance at the DECA State Leadership Conference which  was held in Boston earlier this month. Of the 110 students from Nipmuc eight qualified to compete at the International Career Development Conference (ICDC)to be held in late April in Orlando, … [Read more...]

Aerosmith posts about Mendon/Upton on Facebook

Hey, this is pretty cool.... https://www.facebook.com/aerosmith/photos/a.81775208123.81020.58153618123/10152866729423124/?type=1&theater … [Read more...]

Nipmuc Drama Guild presents “Almost, Maine” this weekend

Students from Nipmuc Regional High School Drama Guild would like to invite the community to “Almost, Maine” this weekend at Nipmuc Regional High School. There will be four showings featuring two casts. Tickets are $10 for adults or $7 for students and seniors. The official synopsis on the “Almost, Maine” website says:“Welcome to Almost, Maine, a town that’s so far north, it’s almost not in the United Sates – it’s almost in Canada. And it almost doesn’t exist. Because its residents never got … [Read more...]

Nipmuc Regional High School Senior Gaby Carreiro Named Gatorade Massachusetts Girls Soccer Player of the Year

CHICAGO (February 5, 2015) — In its 30th year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company, in collaboration with USA TODAY High School Sports, announced Gaby Carreiro of Nipmuc Regional High School as its 2014-15 Gatorade Massachusetts Girls Soccer Player of the Year.  Carreiro is the first Gatorade Massachusetts Girls Soccer Player of the Year to be chosen from Nipmuc Regional High School. The award, which recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but … [Read more...]