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Mendon-Upton Regional School District School Building Highlights

Nipmuc Regional High School
A news crew from WBZ CBS Boston stopped by Nipmuc Regional High on Thursday, Jan. 26 to talk to Mr. Gorman, and his students about their latest successes in rocketry.
Gorman and his team placed runner-up in an international competition and did some work alongside a rocket company.

Miscoe Middle School
Despite the lack of snow, Ski Club has seen yet another successful season. Administrators thank parent volunteers, as well as coordinator Sue Allen. Participants visited Wachusett Mountain every Friday for fresh air and great exercise. The season ended in January. 
Miscoe Student Council will host a Winter Carnival for grades 5 and 6 on Feb. 16. Student council members encourage their peers to come out for a night of games, snacks, prizes, and fun. 
Term 2 Ended on Jan. 23, and grades were posted to PowerSchool Jan. 31.
MCAS dates for the school year 2022-2023 are as follows: ELA will be April 6 and April 11 for grades 5-8. Math will be May 9 and May 11 for grades 5-8. 
Science MCAS will be May 15 and May 18 for grades 5-8.  
Session 3 enrichments will start for Miscoe and will run from Feb. 6 through March 31. Classes such as cooking, babysitting, chess and board games, model making, ancestry, after school sports, and Dungeons and Dragons will be offered.

Henry P. Clough Elementary 
For the next 10 weeks, Motoko, a Japanese storyteller, is coming to be a writer-in-residence to work with grade 4 students. She started mid-January and the students and teachers said they are so excited about the work they will be doing with her. This initiative is thanks to a Massachusetts Cultural Council grant for $5,000. 
Clough is planning a fun family event on Valentine's Day where parents and guardians are invited to “Breakfast With Books”. Before school on Feb. 14, the PTO will host a breakfast and families will be able to read together and enjoy breakfast.

Memorial Elementary
There is still more room in many of the Memorial Elementary School Extra Enrichment courses. Topics range from Robotics and Legos to soccer and yoga. This session of enrichment courses will run from Feb. 6 to March 31. Morning sessions will occur from 7:45 to 8:45 a.m. and afternoon sessions from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Courses range in price starting at $60. More information and sign-up forms can be found on the school’s website under “News”.
Source: Mendon-Upton schools. Compiled by Scott Calzolaio for Upton & Mendon Free Press