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Fitchburg High classroom fire left big bill for repairs  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG -- Damage from a fire caused by a fish tank at Fitchburg High School last month is expected to cost in the "higher end" of six figures to repair, ...



Fitchburg High closed next week as crews clean up mold  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG -- Fitchburg High School will remain closed next week as crews work to remove mold from classrooms.



Fitchburg High grad donates shooting machine to basketball programs  Sentinel & Enterprise

Harold Mateo loves Fitchburg High School. The 2000 FHS graduate will do anything in his power to help out the Red Raider athletic programs.



Congratulations Fitchburg High Adams Scholars  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG -- The High School recently recognized 79 Class of 2019 John and Abigail Adams Scholars. The Adams Scholarship is based on a studentís ...



Citing mold concerns, Fitchburg superintendent delays opening of high school until Sept. 4  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG -- A mold outbreak this summer, possibly caused by hot and humid weather, has delayed the first day of school for Fitchburg High School students ...



Ortiz lands 'dream job' as Fitchburg High basketball coach  Sentinel & Enterprise

By Chad Garner. Special to the Sentinel & Enterprise. FITCHBURG -- Danny Ortiz is thrilled to be home. The 2000 Fitchburg High School graduate will be ...



Fitchburg High unified in sports  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG -- The faces of the student-athletes say it all. The ear-to-ear smiles, the laughter, the applauses, the hugs and high-fives for everyone and the sheer ...



Fitchburg board interviews 3 school supt. finalists  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG -- Two local candidates and one outside candidate interviewed Monday to become the city's next leader of public schools.



Plans in works for FHS Class of 1978 reunion  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG -- The Fitchburg High School Class of 1978 will hold its 40th class reunion Saturday, Nov. 24, at the Fitchburg Armory, 14 Wallace Ave.



Fitchburg High hands out AP Scholar awards  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG -- Twenty Fitchburg High School students mastered the skills, concepts and *content* necessary to earn prestigious Advanced Placement Scholar ...



Leominster shuts out Fitchburg in Thanksgiving rivalry clash  Sentinel & Enterprise

LEOMINSTER -- Over the course of the last month and a half, the Leominster High football team has put opposing defenses on notice: To stop us, you've got to ...



Fitchburg High School Class of 2018  Sentinel & Enterprise

Kyle Scott Abazorius, * Douaa Abdelkebir, Leyla Sharette Abreu, *** Emily Ramona Agreda, Ailene Jeanella Alcantara, Leonela Alcantara, ** Alexander Gabriel ...



Flap, flap, flap ... what the  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG -- Groundskeeper Ray Bedard has seen animals on the Fitchburg High School fields before, but never an owl.



Fitchburg High junior giving back through 'Karate for Kids'  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG -- A love for karate movies as a kid got Ethan Chandler interested in training in the martial art. Now as a junior at Fitchburg High School, he is ...



Fitchburg not filing claim on school mold damage  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG -- The city's insurer will not be paying the estimated $230000 in damage after high humidity this summer contributed to an outbreak of mold at the ...



Quick thinking saved Fitchburg High School athlete's life  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG -- No one can ever question Fitchburg High senior Audrey Johnson's toughness. The 17-year-old student-athlete was in a battle for her life last ...



Brick by brick, a path of pride for Fitchburg's Crocker Field  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG -- Luis Alvardo surveyed the grounds at Crocker Field on Thursday. The groundskeeper eyed the walkway that will greet spectators during the Red ...



FHS Class of 1998 reunion on Nov. 23  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG -- The Fitchburg High School Class of 1998 will host its 20th class reunion Friday evening, Nov. 23, at the Devens Common Center, 31 Andrews ...



Fundraiser gives fans a chance to etch their names at Crocker Field  Sentinel & Enterprise

By Chad Garner Special to the Sentinel & Enterprise FITCHBURG -- There's no doubt that historic Crocker Field is a gem in the city.



New stars will emerge for Fitchburg football team  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG -- Forget about last year. With 36 players turning their tassels at Crocker Field back in June, the Fitchburg High football team is practically brand ...



Fitchburg cruises to Homecoming victory over Crusaders  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG -- Last week, on the short side of a 35-7 decision. This week, the right side of the same.



Fitchburg schools to get support after MCAS results  Sentinel & Enterprise

School districts in Fitchburg and Lowell will be required to provide targeted support to a number of schools under the state's new accountability system, following ...



Fitchburg rotaries honor service (SLIDESHOW)  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG -- The Rotary Clubs of Fitchburg and Fitchburg East recognized citizens for their achievements and dedication Tuesday evening at Fitchburg High ...



Parkland shooting survivors tell Fitchburg High students to use their voices  Worcester Telegram

FITCHBURG – The first time some of her friends saw a gun, said 16-year-old Rebecca P. Schneid, it was in their faces during the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory ...



Red Raiders battle past Bernardians (SLIDESHOW)  Sentinel & Enterprise

The Fitchburg High girls' volleyball team fended off a tough challenge from cross-town rival St. Bernard's on Wednesday, winning 3-1 at the Doug Grutchfield ...



Brooks, defense lead Fitchburg to clutch win over Panthers  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG -- Last year, the Fitchburg football team went down to Marlboro -- didn't get stuck in traffic on the way down -- and even though FHS came out on ...



Celebrating a special 70th reunion: The FHS Class of 1948  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG -- They graduated from Fitchburg High School 70 years ago. Their high school career began the year the nation tested the first atom bomb, and ...



'It's like we're still the same group'  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG -- Ellen DiGeronimo can describe her alma mater, the former B.F. Brown Junior High School, with fondness and very specific detail.



Big hearts for little feet at Fitchburg charity race  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG -- What big hearts for some little feet. Sunday's 5K for Little Feet Road Race -- an event organized by Fitchburg High's National Honor Society ...



Jokela named Fitchburg schools supt.  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG -- The School Committee voted Monday to make Bob Jokela the next superintendent of the city's public schools.



Fitchburg board OKs balanced school budget  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG -- School Committee members Monday night unanimously approved a budget for the district which calls for no reductions in programming or ...



Fitchburg superintendent search committee quizzes 3 finalists for job  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG -- Two local candidates and one outside candidate interviewed Monday to become the city's next leader of public schools.



Local roundup: Fitchburg shines on track  Sentinel & Enterprise

ROXBURY -- Senior Evans Oduro placed third in the boys' 55-meter hurdles and the girls' 4x200-meter relay team took fourth to pace an impressive effort for the ...



Wendy's Heisman award goes to FHS seniors Scott, Brooks  Sentinel & Enterprise

By Chad Garner Special to the Sentinel & Enterprise FITCHBURG -- Fitchburg High School's Emerson Scott and Andrew Brooks have been named to the group ...



Through the years, many twists, turns in this Twin Cities 'Rivalry' for Fitchburg, Leominster  Sentinel & Enterprise

One hundred years ago Crocker Field opened and hosted the annual Thanksgiving game between Leominster and Fitchburg.



Fitchburg education boss retiring  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG -- After 13 years as the head of Fitchburg Public Schools, Superintendent Andre Ravenelle announced Tuesday he will retire in mid-October.



Local roundup: Jimenez-Fox propels Fitchburg State  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG -- Junior Kameron Jimenez-Fox recorded a double-double, with a game-high 26 points and 12 rebounds, to lead the Fitchburg State University ...



Supt. search committee taking shape in Fitchburg  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG -- The selection process to name a permanent superintendent of Fitchburg Public Schools is moving along, with Mayor Stephen DiNatale ...



Fitchburg High coach is a good sport for charity  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG -- Fitchburg High School football coach and Assistant Principal Tom DiGeronimo will do just about anything for his alma mater.



7th heaven for Fitchburg High's inaugural Envirothon team  Sentinel & Enterprise

By Chad Garner Special to the Sentinel & Enterprise FITCHBURG -- Students at Fitchburg High School worked all year and studied soil, water, wildlife, forestry ...



Fitchburg students demonstrate concern for safety from shooters  Worcester Telegram

FITCHBURG – Their first walkout was snowed out March 14 when school was canceled, but that didn't deter more than 1200 Fitchburg High School students ...



Crocker School solution could cost $50M-$60M  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG -- The city has issued a request for proposals for a feasibility study that will develop potential designs and related costs associated with either ...



Local roundup: Fitchburg girls earn first victory  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG -- Sophomores Mia Cavins and Rachel Romero scored eight points apiece to power the Fitchburg High School girls' basketball team to its first ...



Fitchburg High senior Landon Tucker is Distinguished Finalist for national community service award  Worcester Telegram

FITCHBURG — The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards has named Fitchburg High School senior Landon Tucker as one of six students from Massachusetts ...



Fitchburg High School Class of 2017  Sentinel & Enterprise

***Wesley Afreh Aggrey, Usman Ahmad Ahmad, *** Shekhinah Sabur Al-Aziz, Abu Bakr M.A. Al-Wahab, Niah Tilean Albert, ** Sophia Maria Aldarondo, Steven ...



Willy Wonka! Sweet show on tap at FHS  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG -- Eighth-graders in the district took a magical journey through the Willy Wonka Factory Wednesday morning at Fitchburg High School.



Class of 1967 presents plaque to Fitchburg High  Sentinel & Enterprise

Members of the Class of 1967 gathered at Fitchburg High School on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 to present a new plaque to Principal Jeremy Roche honoring all ...



Gallery: What a hoot  Boston Herald

FITCHBURG, MA - AUGUST 31, 2018: An owl that had become tangled in a soccer net at Fitchburg High School was freed by Fitchburg, Massachusetts ...



Students from Stoneman Douglas High School, where 17 were killed in February, speak at FHS  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG -- The three students from Parkland, Florida who visited Fitchburg High School Wednesday described themselves as the "lucky ones.



Palazzi stepping down as Leominster's head football coach  Sentinel & Enterprise

LEOMINSTER -- With Leominster's 36-0 win over Fitchburg Wednesday night, the proverbial clock has struck 12 on LHS head coach Dave Palazzi's career in ...



Crocker Field turns 100  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG -- Iconic. A jewel. The place where legends are made. Simply put, when one adds those nine simple words together, it describes, quite succinctly, ...



High school football teams get to work  Sentinel & Enterprise

LEOMINSTER -- At about 2:15 p.m. Friday, Leominster High head football coach Dave Palazzi walked into the middle of the rubber gymnasium, gave two bleats ...



Blue Devil greats to be honored  Sentinel & Enterprise

LEOMINSTER -- The Leominster Lodge of Elks will be abuzz on Saturday with talk of old friends and fond memories when the Leominster High School Athletic ...



New class gets call to FHS Hall of Fame  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG -- With eight subtle words in 2013 -- "It is time for this to go home" -- longtime Fitchburg High assistant basketball coach John Cordio made the ...



Fitchburg High School Honor Roll  Sentinel & Enterprise

Special Honors SENIORS: Wesley Aggrey, Shekhinah Al-Aziz, Sophia Aldarondo, Sophia Arciprete, Nazanin Beigi, Lisa Bever, Brianna Borey, Grayson ...



Little feet a big cause  Sentinel & Enterprise

By Chad Garner Special to the Sentinel & Enterprise FITCHBURG -- Big hearts for little feet.



Crocker's track is part of field's legacy  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG--Sometime between the hours of 5 and 6 p.m. today, Fitchburg High track coaches Cindy Donelan and Sara Lamey will exit the Circle Street gate at ...



Fitchburg High welcomes in freshmen  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG -- Welcome to Fitchburg High. The approximately 300 members of the Class of 2021 got a warm introduction to high school life from ...



Committee seeking input on hiring of superintendent  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG -- The Superintendent Screening Committee is soliciting written comments after turnout was low at a Wednesday public forum aimed at gathering ...



PHOTOS | Fitchburg High School Graduates 151st Class  Sentinel & Enterprise

Graduates toss their caps following the 151th Commencement Ceremony at Fitchburg High School on Friday, June 2, 2017. SENTINEL & ENTERPRISE / Ashley ...



Fitchburg HS grad and U.S. Marine found dead on Okinawa base  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG -- A Marine and recent Fitchburg High School graduate Ronald Valentin was found dead at base on Okinawa Thursday.



Fitchburg High students (all of 'em!) given Chromebooks for school year (SLIDESHOW)  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG -- The high school's student body received a major technology upgrade this week, as the school distributed free Chromebooks to all 1200 pupils.



Baseball warm-ups give way to animal-rescue effort in Fitchburg  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG -- There are all kinds of heroic actions in this world, sometimes they're as simple as helping to save an animal in need.



Fitchburg captures Taddeo Tournament title  Sentinel & Enterprise

GARDNER -- It's a little-known fact that Stone Field was once the home of the Gardner High football team long before its move to Watkins Field when the "new" ...



Morse's homer helps Lunenburg hold off Fitchburg  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG -- One extra hit can make all the difference, and with the type of hit Lunenburg's Sarah Morse executed in the top of the sixth Friday afternoon, ...



Fitchburg High's 150th commencement: A red-letter year for the red-and-gray  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG -- With a century-and-a-half of diplomas and more than 100 years of red-and-gray regalia, it's no wonder Fitchburg High School is so invested in ...



Fitchburg High relay team shatters records  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG -- The Fitchburg High boys' indoor track 4x200-meter relay team likes to break things. More like shatter records.



Fitchburg High School graduation  Worcester Telegram

Fitchburg High School held its commencement ceremony on June 3 at Crocker Field. Here are members of the class of 2017: Wesley Afreh AggreyUsman ...



Fitchburg High senior earns scholarship to prestigious Union College  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG -- Landon Tucker's dream is now a reality. Tucker, a Fitchburg High School senior and Honors Academy student, is beaming with pride after ...



A transition underway for Super Fans  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG -- Super Fans Deli and Pizzeria owner Jamie Roy is trading in a college dream come true for one he's had since he was 16 years old: moving ...



Fitchburg High senior turns school store into a destination (VIDEO)  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG -- When senior Judy Duong walks down the halls of the high school, it's not unusual for her to see students wearing her work.



Fitchburg pride on display at Junior-Senior Relays  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG -- They executed it just the way they drew it up.



Fitchburg school's gala major hit  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG -- Now in its third year, the Fitchburg Public School's annual gala this weekend raised more money and attracted more guests than any of its ...



Schools adding resource officers in wake of Parkland  Sentinel & Enterprise

Area schools should expect to see a few new faces in coming months and, no, they're not transfer students. In the aftermath of the high school shooting in ...



Will Fitchburg soar into record book with largest paper airplane?  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG -- Led by the city's Revolving Museum and its founder and artist Jerry Beck, "Project Soar" is enlisting more than 5000 young people, artists, ...



Fitchburg High's first Honors Academy grads shared drive, support  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG -- 3.9 GPA. 1280 SAT. 26 ACT. Those are the average scores earned by students who graduated from Fitchburg High School's first Honors ...



United Way Youth Venture inspires students at fall kickoff event  Sentinel & Enterprise

GARDNER -- The United Way Youth Venture program celebrated students and prepared them for the coming year of efforts to bring change to their communities ...



Sinking Fitchburg art to sail again  Sentinel & Enterprise

By Amanda Burke aburke@sentinel andenterprise.com BOSTON -- Like the coral reef it portrays, an effort is underway to save a Fitchburg-born work of public art ...



Gardner coach Picucci steps away after 43 years  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG -- Longtime Gardner High baseball coach Gregg Picucci has coached his final game. It didn't go the way he likely wanted, as his Wildcats fell to ...



Fitchburg High School working to integrate 3D printers  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG -- Ben Cote hopes the skills he is learning making coins, keys, models of satellites and more with Fitchburg High School's 3D printers will translate ...



Holy Cross donates free tickets to Memorial Middle School athletes, families  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG -- Dream big. That's the message from Memorial Middle School psychologist Beth Foley, as the Memorial boys' and girls' basketball teams will get ...



Students to honor Florida victims with walkout Wednesday  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG -- The school shooting that killed 17 in Parkland, Florida last month was far from the first to happen in Michaela Wakefield's lifetime.



Work hard (and laugh a little), Fitchburg grads told (SLIDESHOW)  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG -- Fitchburg High School's class of 2017 received diplomas in the school's gymnasium Friday evening. Photo Gallery | 151st Commencement ...



A night to salute Fitchburg High's Honors Scholars -- and look to dreams ahead  Sentinel & Enterprise

LEOMINSTER -- Speaking to the Fitchburg High School Honors Scholars on Wednesday night, United Neighbors of Fitchburg Executive Director Joana Dos ...



SLIDESHOW: Fitchburg High/Goodrich Academy Prom  Sentinel & Enterprise

The prom for Fitchburg High School and Goodrich Academy was held for students Saturday night at the Wachusett Mountain Ski Lodge. SENTINEL ...



Lights, cameras, Christmas! Area towns celebrate  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG -- Santa will light more Christmas trees in downtown Saturday at the city's annual tree lighting ceremony.



Monty Tech admission policy still a 'thorny' situation  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG -- Though Gardner Mayor Mark Hawke, Mayor Stephen DiNatale and Monty Tech administrators may have been in the same room as they ...



State finds dozens of schools in Central Mass. need 'assistance or intervention'  Worcester Telegram

Across the region are 36 schools the state has deemed to be in need of "assistance or intervention," under new accountability standards unveiled Thursday, ...



Fitchburg's Neilon named MIAA Student-Athlete of the Month  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG -- Fitchburg High School senior Hannah Neilon has been selected as the recipient of the MIAA Student-Athlete of the Month Award for February.



Class of 2016: Fitchburg High School  Worcester Telegram

Fitchburg High School held its graduation on Friday, June 3.The graduates are:Edgar Damian Acevedo, Marcos Josue Acosta, Hannah Stone E. Adams, Larenz ...



North Central Mass. Chamber to award $48000 in scholarships to 24 students  Sentinel & Enterprise

Each spring, a number of the region's most outstanding high-school seniors are recognized with scholarships from the Chamber Foundation of the North Central ...



For Andre Ravenelle, it's always been about the kids  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG -- For the first time in 13 years, André Ravenelle isn't expecting to field any crisis this weekend.



Fitchburg's season ends with playoff loss to Groton-Dunstable  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG -- A team can't win if it doesn't hit. The Fitchburg High baseball team learned that hard lesson Thursday afternoon.



For Fitchburg, A 64-Foot Paper Airplane Is More Than A Paper Airplane  WBUR

Jerry Beck, the founder of the Revolving Museum, brought together more than 5000 people -- students, artists, residents and civic leaders from the region -- to ...



Fitchburg High honors legendary athletes  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG -- Forget, if only for a pure, tangible moment, the common denominator in all of the honorees inducted into the Fitchburg High School Athletic Hall ...



Wanted: Old Fitchburg High School yearbooks for library collection  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG -- Fitchburg High School's new librarian needs the public's help in trying to find copies of old yearbooks to add to the Fitchburg Public Library's ...



DiNatale lays out vision for Fitchburg progress  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG -- From school upgrades to a downtown transformation to new economic initiatives, Mayor Stephen DiNatale laid out a vision for the city's present ...



Veterans collecting toys for local kids  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG -- The second "Local Veterans Helping Local Children" toy drive is collecting Christmas gifts to give to less fortunate children around the city on ...



Donelan takes over at Fitchburg High  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG -- For the past 33 seasons, Chris Woods has been at the helm of the Fitchburg High indoor track and field team.



Mike Pelland returns home to coach Fitchburg High softball team  Sentinel & Enterprise

FITCHBURG -- There's no questioning how much Mike Pelland loves the game of softball and how much he loves coaching it.



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