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WESTPORT —  Superintendent Gary Reese is pleased to share that Westport Community Schools is holding its 2020 American Red Cross Blood Drive, in support of 16-year-old Thomas Harrington, next week. WHEN: Saturday, March 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. WHERE: Alice A. Macomber School Gym, 154 Gifford Road WHAT: Donors are encouraged to give blood in support of Thomas Harrington, the 16-year-old son of Macomber School Adjustment Counselor Elisabeth Harrington, who has battled bone cancer since he was a child. When Thomas was 10-years-old, he was diagnosed with stage 4 bone cancer. Thomas went through intensive treatment, including surgery, 
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WESTPORT —  Superintendent Gary Reese is pleased to announce that the Westport Junior/Senior High School’s girls basketball teams hosted their third annual Lady Cats Charity Night. On Tuesday, Feb. 11, the Lady Wildcats played the Pioneer Charter School of Science at Westport High School in their annual charity basketball game. The game raised money for the Hundred Club of Massachusetts which provides financial assistance, scholarships, vocational guidance and more for children and families of fallen police officers and firefighters of Massachusetts. “It’s an honor of ours to be able to partake in such a generous event,” said Head Girls Basketball Coach 
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Drinking Fountains to be Turned On Feb. 24 WESTPORT — Superintendent Gary Reese is pleased to report that the district has completed its manganese remediation in the drinking fountains at the Macomber School after several years of work. In the spring of 2019, the district began working with Northeast Water Solutions of Exeter, Rhode Island to evaluate the issue and develop a long-term remedy. A new filtration system was installed in July and has since passed all rounds of Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) testing. The school’s drinking water will be turned back on Monday, Feb. 24, and the 
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WESTPORT – Superintendent Gary Reese and Principal Cheryl Greeson are pleased to share that students at the Alice A. Macomber School participated in Global School Play Day last week. On Wednesday, Feb. 5, Macomber participated in its second annual play day. The event first launched in 2015, with around 65,000 students participating. This year, more than 500,000 students from schools in 75 countries were signed up for the day. The day is meant to encourage play among students that involves no structure or organization by adults. Teachers are encouraged to supervise the play but to allow students the freedom to 
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WESTPORT —  Superintendent Gary Reese is pleased to announce that several students and two teachers from Aomori, Japan are spending two weeks at Westport Junior Senior High School as part of a long-running International Exchange Program. The group arrived on Saturday, Feb. 1, and will be in town through Thursday, Feb. 13. Every year since 1986, the International Exchange Club at Westport High School has hosted students from Japan for approximately two weeks. Students from Westport have gone to Japan in the past as part of the program as well. During the school day they spend time exploring all of 
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