Buonomos

2019 Community Service Award announced!

 

The Shrewsbury Education Foundation has named Paula and Jim Buonomo as the recipients of the 2019 Community Service Award.  Jim is a founder of the SEF and former Chief Financial Officer of Nypro. Paula is a Shrewsbury activist, serving on the School Committee, Worcester County Food Bank, Democratic Town Committee, and Town Scholarship Fund.

 

You can join the SEF in honoring them at the “SEF Annual Awards, Recognitions and Fundraising Dinner 2019” on Saturday January 26, 2019.  Tickets will be available in December at SEFgrants.org.

 


THE SHREWSBURY EDUCATION FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 2018 COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD RECIPIENT:
The Students of Shrewsbury High School

Shrewsbury, MA – Shrewsbury Education Foundation invites the Greater Shrewsbury Community to honor and celebrate this year’s Educational Grant Recipients and John P. Collins Awards for Excellence Recipients along with the students of Shrewsbury High School for their outstanding service to the community at the Annual Awards and Fundraising Dinner on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Cyprian Keyes Golf Club in Boylston, MA.

 

SEF is an all-volunteer organization that raises money to fund grants which put resources and programs directly into the classroom. Shrewsbury Public School teachers write grant applications seeking funding for unique learning experiences and resources that will directly benefit students.

SEF will also celebrate the recipients of the John P. Collins Awards for Excellence. This award honors the exemplary efforts of those whose work brings to life the mission of the Shrewsbury Public Schools: to provide students with the skills and knowledge for the 21st century, an appreciation of our democratic tradition and the desire to continue to learn throughout life. The award is named for former Superintendent, John P. Collins, PhD, who served for 16 years in Shrewsbury (1978-1994) and continues to exemplify the highest standards of professionalism and a commitment to lifelong learning.

The Community Service Award is granted to a town leader who, goes above and beyond in delivering outstanding services to the community and to the Shrewsbury Public Schools.  The recipient of this year’s award is the Shrewsbury High School Community Service Program which, through the efforts of countless high school students embodies a strong commitment to community service.  Since 2011 the students at Shrewsbury High School have performed a total of 96,293 service hours.  The Shrewsbury High School mission statement not only refers to challenging, diverse learning opportunities; promoting creativity and independent thinking, it also states students should be empowered to become capable, caring and active contributors to the world in which they live.

While the number of community service hours is impressive; more importantly the activities performed and the good they brought into the lives of others can’t be measured. Students at Shrewsbury High School take time to serve the community, while maintaining their studies and co-curricular activities. Community service projects have been done through formal, planned events or simple gestures that let someone less fortunate know they are cared about and valued. The culture of Shrewsbury High School is that community service is not something extra, but part of the fabric of the school.

Education in Shrewsbury includes learning what it means to be good community members who understand and appreciate the importance of giving back to the community. The students, administration and teachers at Shrewsbury High School have created an environment that fosters strong community service that enriches the lives of those they help as well as their own. SEF is grateful to Shrewsbury High School and its unwavering commitment to community service and dedication to helping our town.


Community Service Award announced

THE SHREWSBURY EDUCATION FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 2017 COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD RECIPIENT

October 21, 2016

Dan MorgadoShrewsbury, MA – The Shrewsbury Education Foundation (SEF) is pleased to announce its annual Community Service Award. Shrewsbury Town Manager, Daniel J. Morgado, will join a stellar list of past recipients which include State Representative Hannah Kane, the late Ted Coghlin, Mark Murray, Tom Kennedy, Dr. Joseph Sawyer, and Beth Casavant. Mr. Morgado will formally receive this honor at the foundation’s Annual Awards and Recognitions Dinner which takes place Saturday, January 21, 2017 at Cyprian Keyes Golf Club in Boylston.

Mr. Morgado has worked in municipal administrative offices since 1978, first as Executive Secretary to the Selectmen of Swansea, before first coming the Shrewsbury briefly as an Administrative Assistant to the long-time Town Manager, Richard Carney. He then served as Town Administrator in three towns: first Blackstone, then Easton, and finally Grafton. In 1997 he returned to Shrewsbury to succeed Carney as Town Manager, becoming only the third person holding the job since the position was created in 1953.

Mr. Morgado holds a Masters of Public Administration degree from Clark University, a program in which he now teaches. He is also a member of the Massachusetts Water Resources Management Advisory Committee, the Massachusetts 495/Metro West Suburban Edge Community Commission, and the Massachusetts Joint Labor-Management Committee for Municipal Police and Fire (having previously served as its Management Chairman.)

Born in Fall River and raised in Swansea, Mr. Morgado currently resides in Shrewsbury with his wife, Luanne, where he attends Trinity Episcopal Church. He is an advocate for libraries, education and has managed the town of Shrewsbury with firm fiscal principles.

According to SEF co-president, Mark Adler, “Dan Morgado is recognized for his tremendous impact on the Town of Shrewsbury as Town Manager.”

The SEF Community Service Award, now in its seventh year, honors a special community leader. The SEF presents it to a person who has shown leadership and outstanding community values. This individual is dedicated to Shrewsbury and goes above and beyond in delivering outstanding contributions to the Shrewsbury community and the Shrewsbury Public Schools. The awardee is selected for: having a significant impact to the Shrewsbury community and the Shrewsbury public schools directly or peripherally; for being visible in the community; and for being a steward of the Shrewsbury community.

When asked about his selection, Morgado replied “It’s an honor to be selected for this award. I know that several other people have received the award previously that I very much admire their careers and their work in Shrewsbury and it’s an honor, but it also means a lot relative to all the work that people are able to do in this community, the volunteers and the like.”

The SEF website (SEFgrants.org.) states, “Through its all-volunteer effort supported by charitable contributions, the SEF fills a vital gap for Shrewsbury students. SEF [teacher] grants allow dedicated educators to create new learning vehicles that cannot be supported as traditional financial resources have tightened. SEF grants encourage creative approaches to educating the whole child—further meeting their intellectual, psychosocial and health needs.”

“Since its inception in 1992, SEF has awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants to Shrewsbury public school educators for innovative programs reaching students at every level. Without SEF grants, teachers would be unable to deliver these valuable learning experiences due to tight education budgets.”

The following individuals and local businesses have generously stepped forward to partner with SEF as sponsors for the current 2016-2017 school year: Presenting- Robert “Chief Joseph” Terkanian; Blue & Gold- Central One Federal Credit Union; Silver- Hannah Kane Charity Classic, Lamoureux Pagano & Associates, Inc. and Dunkin Donuts Shrewsbury; SEF Patron- Shrewsbury Federal Credit Union, Thrive Real Estate Specialists, Flaherty Physical Therapy and Webster Five.

For more information about the Shrewsbury Education Foundation please visit www.SEFgrants.org.

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Beth Casavant

Community Service Award winner Beth Casavant

Community Service Award for 2016

Shrewsbury Education Foundation to honor Beth Casavant with the Community Service Award

November 24, 2015

Shrewsbury, Ma – The Shrewsbury Education Foundation (SEF), invites the Greater Shrewsbury Community to honor and celebrate this year’s Educational Grant Recipients and John P. Collins Awards for Excellence Recipients along with Beth Casavant for her outstanding service to the community and the Shrewsbury Public Schools at the Annual Awards and Fundraising Dinner on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at Cyprian Keyes Golf Club in Boylston, MA.

SEF is an all-volunteer organization that raises money to fund grants which put resources and programs directly into the classroom.  Shrewsbury Public School teachers write grant applications seeking funding for unique learning experiences and resources that will directly benefit students.

SEF will also celebrate the recipients of the John P. Collins Awards for Excellence.  This award honors the exemplary efforts of those whose work brings to life the mission of the Shrewsbury Public Schools: to provide students with the skills and knowledge for the 21st century, an appreciation of our democratic tradition and the desire to continue to learn throughout life. The award is named for former Superintendent, John P. Collins, PhD, who served for 16 years in Shrewsbury (1978-1994) and continues to exemplify the highest standards of professionalism and a commitment to lifelong learning.

The Community Service Award is granted to a town leader who, goes above and beyond in delivering outstanding services to the community and to the Shrewsbury Public Schools.  Beth Casavant is an active community and school volunteer.  She served as the Co-President of the Parker Road Preschool for 2 years, the President of the Spring Street School PTO for 4 years and is currently the PTO President for Oak Middle School.  Beth was a founding member of the Shrewsbury Advocates, has been an elected Town Meeting Member for 6 years and serves as a Trustee of the Shrewsbury Public Library.  Beth has been involved in a number of town-wide initiatives,  including the Community Supporters for Sherwood, the campaign to renovate and expand the Shrewsbury Public Library and the recent Proposition 2 ½ ballot to raise additional funding for our town.  Beth is also a member of the Shrewsbury Schools Foundation which raised funds for our schools at its annual Garden Party fundraiser.  Finally, for the past three years Beth has been on the host committee for a local charity golf event that raises funds for Shrewsbury Youth and Family Services, St. Anne’s Human Services and the Westborough Food Pantry.  SEF is grateful to Beth’s dedication to our community and the Shrewsbury Public Schools.

 


Last year’s award

Community Service Award, 2015

Shrewsbury Education Foundation announces annual awards and fundraising dinner honoring grant recipients and John P. Collins Awards for Excellence recipients as well as this years Community Service Award honoree: Dr. Joseph Sawyer

Joseph and Laurence Sawyer

Community Service Award honoree, Joseph Sawyer (L) with his wife, Laurence Sawyer (R).

Shrewsbury Education Foundation invites the Greater Shrewsbury Community to honor and celebrate this year’s Educational Grant recipients and John P. Collins Awards for Excellence recipients along with Dr. Joseph Sawyer for his outstanding service to the community and the Shrewsbury Public Schools at the Annual Awards and Fundraising Dinner on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Cyprian Keyes Golf Club in Boylston, MA.

SEF is an all-volunteer organization that raises money to fund grants which put resources and programs directly into the classroom. Shrewsbury Public School teachers write grant applications seeking funding for unique learning experiences and resources that will directly benefit students.

SEF will also celebrate the recipients of the John P. Collins Awards for Excellence. This award honors the exemplary efforts of those whose work brings to life the mission of the Shrewsbury Public Schools: to provide students with the skills and knowledge for the 21st century, an appreciation of our democratic tradition and the desire to continue to learn throughout life. The award is named for former Superintendent, John P. Collins, PhD, who served for 16 years in Shrewsbury (1978-1994) and continues to exemplify the highest standards of professionalism and a commitment to lifelong learning.

The Community Service Award is granted to a town leader who, goes above and beyond in delivering outstanding services to the community and to the Shrewsbury Public Schools. Dr. Joseph Sawyer has been an integral part of the community since 1997 when he became the assistant principal at Floral Street School. In his current role as superintendent of the Shrewsbury Public Schools, there is no bigger champion of public education than Dr. Sawyer. He is passionate about education and spends significant time beyond the normal work day and job requirements to ensure that the children of Shrewsbury receive an excellent education. During the recent Proposition 2 ½ override campaign, Dr. Sawyer played a pivotal role in providing the community with clear and concise information regarding education practices and costs. Dr. Sawyer’s clear understanding of the educational needs of the community coupled with his patience and guidance became critical instruments leading to the success of the override campaign.   SEF is grateful to Dr. Sawyer for his leadership and unwavering dedication to our community and the Shrewsbury Public Schools.