Babson gets $50 million donation
In his greatest gift to New England since his Atlanta Falcons blew a 28-3 lead to the Patriots in Super Bowl LI, Home Depot co-founder Arthur Blank has bestowed $50M on alma mater Babson College in Wellesley. READ MORE
Fay School Classroom Visit Day
Join Fay School for a Classroom Visit Day. It’s a unique opportunity for day students and their families to see Fay School at its best as you tour our campus, talk with teachers and lead administrators, and observe students and teachers in action on a typical school day. For more information and to RSVP, visit www.fayschool.org/
TIME: 10am – noon
WHERE: 48 Main St., Southborough, MA
Wellesley HS Fall Jazz Concert
Wellesley High School Performing Arts presents Rice Street Singers, the One O’Clock Jazz Band, the Two O’Clock Jazz Band, and guest artists Kim Nazarian & Darmon Meader from New York Voices. Free admission.
DATE: Monday, Nov. 25
TIME: 7pm – 9pm
WHERE: Wellesley High School Auditorium, 50 Rice St.
Wellesley Cotillion moves formal dance location to Randolph
After three years at Boston University, the Wellesley Cotillion Committee has announced a change of venue for the annual formal dance. This year the town’s juniors and seniors will dance the night away at Lombardo’s in Randolph, Massachusetts. The big night will be Saturday, January 4, 2020, 7:30 – 10:30pm. READ MORE
Wellesley Public Schools will be closed on the following dates:
Thursday, Nov. 28 (Thanksgiving Day)
Friday, Nov. 29
Monday, Dec 2 (Professional Day)
MassBay tackles student hunger
MassBay Community College’s Student Nourishment and Care Committee (SNACC) has awarded 48 students with meal cards totaling $15,000 for the fall 2019 semester, as part of the new Meal Scholarship Program. Launched as a pilot program in March 2019, The MassBay Meal Scholarship Program first awarded 29 students’ meal cards totaling $2,430 before it was expanded this semester. As a committee, SNACC is committed to helping students overcome food insecurity to ensure their academic goals can be attained.
“Students cannot focus on their studies if they are hungry, if their blood sugar is low, if they are worried about where their next meal is coming from, or if they are worried about whether they can feed their children,” said MassBay President Dr. David Podell. “The SNACC committee is working to eliminate this barrier, because we know lack of basic needs can derail a student’s goals. This initiative is an important step to eliminate student hunger on our campuses.” MORE
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