Category: WPS News

There is Magic in the Air

Gather a group of urban youth, insert an extraordinary coach, form a team, add magic, and off they are, headed to Orlando/Disney for the KSA Basketball Tournament December 26 – 30. To make this once in a lifetime dream come true, North High School basketball coach Al Pettway and his team ambitiously raised money for …

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What has the Class of 2022 been up to this fall?

As we wrap up the first half of the 2022-2023 school year, we’re still celebrating our recent graduating Worcester Public Schools class of 2022!  Every year we are impressed by the paths chosen by our seniors. Whether it is employment, college, military service, or technical training, we congratulate the Class of 2022 and their parents, …

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WEDF Announces Honorees for 11th Annual Distinguished Alumni & Friends of the Worcester Public Schools Awards

The Worcester Educational Development Foundation, Inc. (WEDF) is proud to announce the 2022 Class of Distinguished Alumni of the Worcester Public Schools. A celebration of their achievements will be held on October 27, 2022 at the College of the Holy Cross. Honorees are:Orlando Baxter – EntertainerNina Barber and Miriam Barber (posthumous) – EducatorsBrian D’Andrea – …

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WEDF Congratulates 2022 Scholarship and Award Recipients

Worcester Educational Development Foundation is pleased to announce 2022 scholarship and award recipients, including the Dr. Lee Gurel Award for Teaching and Learning Advanced Placement English, Elizabeth “Betty” Reidy Scholarships, the Nina and Miriam Barber Scholarship, North High Alumni Association Scholarships, and the Ryan P. Quinn Memorial Award. Dr. Lee Gurel Award Recipients: Bryce Maloney …

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WEDF Announces Spring 2022 Mini-Grant Recipients

In Spring 2022, the Worcester Educational Development Foundation, Inc. funded more than $9,500 in mini-grants for educators in the Worcester Public Schools. The grants funded extraordinary projects to enhance and enrich teaching and learning in WEDF’s areas of focus: Arts and Culture, College and Career Readiness, Health and Wellness, and Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics. …

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What’s Next for Recent Worcester Grads?

As we prepare to kick off the 2021-2022 school year, we’re still celebrating our recent graduating Worcester Public Schools class of 2021!  So many Worcester alumni go on to do amazing things in their lives and careers. To celebrate the post-secondary pursuits of our WPS grads, we wanted to share this amazing list. Worcester Public …

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Ryan P. Quinn Memorial Award and Mary Murphy Spirit Award Recipients Announced

The Board of Directors of the Worcester Educational Development Foundation, Inc. (WEDF), is pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2021 Ryan P. Quinn Memorial Award is Talya Horton, a recent graduate of Burncoat High School and an accomplished student-athlete. Maggie McCarthy is the recipient of the Mary Murphy Spirit Award and is also …

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WEDF Launches “Connected Scholars” Computer Scholarship Program

In Spring 2020, the Worcester Educational Development Foundation (WEDF) announced the launch of its Connected Kids Campaign, designed to support Worcester Public Schools’ urgent goal of providing every student with a computer. The district identified the additional funds it needed to make this goal happen. With the support of WEDF, we are pleased to say …

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Worcester Public Schools College Matriculation 2020

At WEDF, we know that Worcester Public Schools alumni go on to do amazing things. To celebrate our college-bound WPS grads, we wanted to share this list of over 100 institutions in more than 20 states WPS grads will be attending. 2020 WPS College Matriculation Adelphi University Andrews University Anna Maria College Assumption College Becker …

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WEDF Announces Fall, 2019 Mini-Grants

 The Worcester Educational Development Foundation, Inc. is funding $ 6536 in mini-grants for educators in the Worcester Public Schools for programs that will enhance and enrich teaching and learning. The programs align with curriculum and at least one of WEDF’s four main areas of focus: Health and Wellness Culture and Arts College and Career Readiness …

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