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Ready for Fall at Applewild

Upcoming school year at Applewild School will include additions in personnel and a brand-new satellite campus at Devens. The 58th school year begins Tues. Sept. 2 on both main campus,120 Prospect St., Fitchburg and at the new facility, 27 Jackson Rd., Devens.

Jennifer Arno Wing of Gardner has been appointed Director of Admission and Financial Aid. She reports there are limited spaces for students in K-8 and applications will still be considered. In addition to financial aid, school offers AppleCore Scholarships.

Skip Ciccarelli of Royalston accepted position of woodworking instructor. Emily Tansey of Fitchburg will teach Upper School science and Briana Riposa of Fitchburg will be science intern. Joining existing preschool staff on main campus are three teachers at new Devens preschool facility: ­­­Melissa Rossi of Fitchburg, Brenda O'Neill of Leominster and Carolyn Flagg of Gardner. Sherri Ebner of New Ipswich will direct preschool program at Devens as well as Child Development Center at Applewild on main campus. Molly Kalter of Leominster will be Extended Day Coordinator on Fitchburg campus and a fourth grade aide. Allison Rainville of Lunenburg will be the consultant for the English Language Learning/International Program.

Finishing touches are being put on new Applewild at Devens facility. The center is in same building as Devens branch of Mount Wachusett Community College. Dual-purpose facility houses a preschool for ages 2.9 to five, and a transportation hub for students attending the K-8 school in Fitchburg.

New, modern preschool and pre-Kindergarten overlooking Anature-based playground will offer a curriculum-based program including enriched literacy, science and math, yoga, music and movement, nature exploration and gardening. The facility will be an additional bus stop for students being transported to main campus. At drop-off after school, K-8 students will be able to stay for homework help and activities for later pick-up. After-school program will continue on main campus also.

Preschoolers at Fitchburg campus will see a new playground in their "tree garden." Harvest from campus garden will be enjoyed in the Stone Family Dining Hall. In first week of school, sixth grade will go to Chewonki Camp in Wiscasset, ME, seventh grade to White Mountains, and eighth grade to Washington DC for their orientation trips.

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