Wednesday, August 8, 2012
The elementary school is using a grant to replace old windows in the building, but slow shipments from manufacturers is pushing the end of the project right up to the first day of school.
Spring Street Elementary School will open with windows in classrooms despite a delay caused by manufacturers in the installation project, said Bob Cox, director of public buildings in Shrewsbury. The lag is caused by a shipment delay from manufacturers, Cox said, adding that his office expects the shipment this week, and they hope to “make it usable” by August 17. By then all the windows should be in the classrooms, though some of the accessories to the new panes will still need work once school starts. Once students begin classes, the construction will move into “stealth mode,” Cox said, so as not disturb classes. In addition, windows may still need to be installed in the administrative areas, he said. Despite the delay, the manufacturers…
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Spring Street School students celebrate Field Day even in the rain.
School officials decided to hold an indoor field day at Spring Street School on Monday, but kids still loved the games and activities. From face painting to an obstacle course, students had a blast at field day. At the end of the day, they enjoyed popsicles as well as sporting their favorite face painting and removeable tattoos. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date on the latest Shrewsbury news, or simply hit the "like" button at the top of this page. If you'd like to receive the daily newsletter with our top stories, click here.
Monday, June 4, 2012
Sally Lividini, art teacher at Spring Street School, receive the Massachusetts Elementary Art Educator of the Year.
At the annual art show at Spring Street School, Sally Lividini was honored as the elementary art teacher of the year by the Massachusetts Art Education Association. A beautiful cake was presented to Lividini, who is the art teacher at the school. Students and teachers thanked Lividini for all she does for the art program. "Mrs. Lividini collaborates with teachers, inspires young artists, showcases creativity and figures out ways she can make our school a better place," Spring Street School Principal Bryan Mabie said. "Mrs. Lividini constantly works with classroom teachers to find ways to integrate and connect classroom learning with art."
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Students displayed their lego projects at Spring Street School.
Spring Street School students showed off their Lego projects at the Lego Robotics Club. Each group had the same box of Lego parts and had to create a project based on the theme "Snack Attack." Many teams compete in state-wide and national competitions, but this was a pilot program the school tried out this spring. "The students did a great job," said Spring Street School Principal Bryan Mabie. "It is great to see their projects come together." Parent volunteers coached the teams and the club met after school, once a week. The projects were on display one night and then some groups donated their Legos to the school. Other groups broke apart their projects and shared the pieces. The students involved were in grades 1 through 4. Follow us on …
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
As part of a five-year plan, interactive white boards are being used throughout all subject areas.
From playing math games to editing writing assignments, interactive white boards are engaging students in their work at Spring Street School. The interactive white boards project a teacher’s laptop and turn the mounted white board into a touchscreen, according to Spring Street School Principal Bryan Mabie. A stylus is used to manipulate the objects on the screen. The technology can be used across subject areas, from displaying a morning message to the students, to playing math games, and displaying and editing writing samples. Connor Simmons and Gregory Hurter, both students in Sandra Travers’ fourth-grade class at the school, recently worked on their multiplication facts skills while playing a baseball math game. They used a stylus to …
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Spring Street School fourth graders ranked first in math and second in English across the state.
Spring Street School Principal Bryan Mabie beamed as he announced the school's MCAS results to a gymnasium full of parents at curriculum night last week. "Our fourth graders are number 1 in the state," said Mabie earlier this week. "They also ranked second in English as well." The room exploded with applause and parents were abuzz after the meeting, proud of the students' performance. Shrewsbury High School 10th graders from last year performed 33rd in the state in English, 34th in math and 78th in science out of more than 300 high schools across the state. For a complete list of how the rest of the students in town compared, visit Boston.com.
Monday, June 13, 2011
Last week's Spring Street School Field Day was fun for all the kids at school.
Spring Street School held its Field Day activities on Friday. With more than 100 parent volunteers, the Field Day went off without a hitch. Once they were done with the various activities, the kids enjoyed ice pops with their friends.
Monday, June 6, 2011
The Spring Street School outdoor classroom is now open for business.
What better way for a child to learn about the world he lives in than to experience it first hand. Thus is the belief behind the Spring Street School's outdoor classroom which was opened to students on May 15. This project, which has been talked about for years, was personally funded by Bjorn Bakken and Gayle Galletta. "Where I grew up in Norway much of our learning took place outside," Bakken said. "My wife, Gayle, is all about getting kids into the woods and nature and giving back to the community." The outdoor classroom is a series of walking trails behind the school. There are also several benches, which Bakken handmade along with the help of several other families including the Danielson family, the Gulcher family, The Andrews family…
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
This year's Sing and Swing end of the year celebration included a maypole.
This year's celebration had a patriotic theme at Spring Street School. Students from kindergarten to fourth grade sang songs and performed dances during the Sing & Swing Celebration. The outdoor event included a maypole by the fourth grade classes.
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
This week's Whiz Kid features a local Girl Scout troop that donated lots of supplies to St. Anne's Pantry as part of their community service projects.
Name: Millaina Fashjian, Keyleigh Johnson, Katherine Quinlivan, Emily Anderson, Nicole Erickson, Hannah Dilullo, Madison Duquette, Lauren Persico, Chloe Carlton, Caitlin Mooney, Kylie Steinbrecher and Julia Weideman Organization: Girl Scout Troop 30143 Accomplishment: donated toiletries to St. Anne's Pantry Key to Awesomeness: It goes without saying that these girls are awesome for working hard to get donations from area schools including Spring Street School, Floral Street School and the Shrewsbury Public Library. This troop has donated so much of their time to community service and is the fifth fundraiser completed by the troop this year. The troop began the drive in March and thanks to the generosity of those donating items at the …