It's Lit! - Deadline

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Submissions to It’s Lit! A Celebration of Student Writing are due May 6, 2016! A student committee will assist with the selection and production of the publication.

Event Date(s): 
Friday, May 6, 2016 (All day)

Stand for the Silent

Stand for the Silent banner

On Friday April 29th, the Worcester Public Schools is taking part of the “Stand for the Silent" Day. Stand for the Silent has become one of the leading and most effective anti-bullying organizations, whose mission is to bring awareness to bullying and the real devastation it causes.

Event Date(s): 
Friday, April 29, 2016 (All day)

Annual FREE Health and Safety Fair

WFP logo

Attention Worcester Families, you and your children are invited to our 7th Annual FREE Health & Safety Fair at the YWCA. It’s BIGGER and BETTER than ever!

Event Date(s): 
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 -
3:30pm to 6:30pm

April Vacation Week Activities at WPL

Worcester Public Library logo

The Worcester Public Library has a variety of special events and programs planned for school vacation week at the Main Library from Tuesday, April 19 to Saturday, April 23.

Clark University Splash

Clark ESP logo

Splash offers a full day of over 100 classes taught by Clark students to over 400 local students in grades 5-12. We believe that by giving students the opportunity and freedom to take classes outside of the traditional K-12 curriculum, they will become more curious, motivated, and engaged learners as they kindle new and old passions. Splash classes include introductions to advanced academic topics, hands on experiments, discussions of current issues, and visual and performing arts lessons.

Event Date(s): 
Sunday, April 10, 2016 -
10:00am to 5:00pm

2016 WPS Science and Engineering Fair

lab with teacher and students

The Worcester Public Schools Science Fair is now playing on WEA-TV 11, Channel 191. You can also stream our future scientists and inventors in action, on demand.

11th Annual Book Drive

Worcester the city that reads logo

The kick off for the eleventh annual book drive by Worcester: the City that Reads Committee to collect books (Prek to grade 8) for summer reading begins on March 21st  with its theme of "Spring into Books" and will continue until May 15th. The Committee was founded by John and Anne-Marie Monfredo twelve years ago in an attempt to promote literacy in the community, put books into the hands of children who lack books in their homes, and to promote the importance of being a life time reader.

Event Date(s): 
Sunday, May 15, 2016 (All day)

"The Shot" Visits McGrath Elementary School

collage of The Shot at McGrath

On Tuesday, March 8th, Wun "The Shot" Versher from the Harlem Globetrotters visited McGrath Elementary School to perform basketball plays and talk about bullying prevention. The Globetrotters designed the program in coordination with the National Campaign to Stop Violence (NCSV). The program focuses on Action, Bravery, and Compassion, comprising the ABC’s.

AAS Brings "Isaiah Thomas" Into All Fifth Grade Classrooms

Isaiah Thomas

The American Antiquarian Society (AAS) will bring Worcester’s revolutionary war hero Isaiah Thomas, as portrayed by professional actor Neil Gustafson, into every fifth-grade classroom in the Worcester Public Schools with an educational program entitled Isaiah Thomas – Patriot Printer. Isaiah Thomas founded AAS in 1812 as the first national historical organization. The program is currently touring to 33 schools and will reach approximately 1,800 students. Isaiah Thomas – Patriot Printer also comprises online resources, including lesson plans developed by teachers and digital copies of historic images and documents found in the AAS collections.

Keep Worcester Walking in Winter

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City of Worcester ordinances require property owners to clear snow and ice in front of and adjacent to their property. Property owners can be fined $75 per day and/or assessed the cost of removal by the City if they do not clear snow and iceDo your part to keep sidewalks, curb-cuts, and ramps clear of snow and ice!

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