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Grant funding supports the Building a Community-Driven Portrait of a High School Graduate project

Mount Wachusett Community College (MWCC) has been selected as a recipient of the Barr Foundation’s new “Portrait of a Graduate” grant program. The “Portrait of a Graduate” is a collective vision of what all high school students will know and be able to do by graduation. To create the portrait, educators, parents, students, and community […]

Interview with Venturer and Intern Katelyn Murphy

We had the pleasure of getting to know Katelyn Murphy as she was launching her first Venture at Oakmont Regional High School. Soon after she became an intern with UWYV, helped launch another Venture Team, and later she co-hosted the UWYV Fall Kickoff in 2020. This gal is a STAR in so many ways. She […]

Spotlight On Northwest Elementary’s UWYV Champion Brian Prehna

These days, our Northwest Elementary Champion Brian Prehna can be found on Google Hangouts in virtual classrooms, connecting with students. He is very much on call, making phone calls and sending messages to students and families to check in and see how they are doing. But let’s rewind a bit, back to when students were […]

The Kindergarten Staff at South Street Elementary Delivers

The Kindergarten staff at South Street Elementary “delivers” to students in so many ways. Naturally, door-to-door deliveries to students during the current school shut-downs just made sense to this dedicated team of educators. Through careful coordination, the Kindergarten staff delivered goodie bags and marigold plants to their students last Friday, May 22, while maintaining a […]