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PTA aims to 'bring pride back' via 'positivity'

Group seeks to fill teachers' long 'wish lists'

Jill Congdon. (click for larger version)
July 23, 2012
SOUTHBRIDGE — With the ongoing changes in the school district at various levels, it's no surprise there'd be a parallel change in the focus of the Parent-Teacher Association.

In the PTA's case, though, the shift is more like a resurgence of an idea that was once common in town: "Pride and positivity: Make tomorrow better starting today."

According to new President Jill Congdon, it's essentially a take-off from the long-established "Pioneer Pride." The PTA didn't want to duplicate that exactly because it helps fund the elementary schools rather than the middle/high school. The group does, however, want to "form a relationship with the middle/high school," by having older students mentoring younger, helping at events, giving tours and the like.

For more on this story, please see tomorrow's Southbridge Evening News.

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