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Schools prep for students


New looks, programs greet pupils on Day One


August 24, 2009
With the washout of a summer almost completely behind us, students across Worcester County are approaching the starting line of a brand new school year — which officially kicks off next week.

The faculty and staff of local schools, many of whom have already been in their classrooms and offices for some time now, are ready to welcome students back for the 2009-2010 academic year.

Monday, Aug. 24 marked a big day for Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School, as the 24 students of the first class of Bay Path's post-grad nursing program began work on their 10-month curriculum. Regular high school students will arrive on Tuesday, Sept. 1.

"We've been working on this for a couple years now, putting it in place," Superintendent David Papagni said of the nursing program.

Papagni will have quite a crowd on his hands for the opening of the regular school year, too, with more than 300 freshman enrolled at Bay Path this year.

See Wednesday's Southbridge Evening News for complete coverage of community news.

Janines Frostee
Stonebridge press
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