🌿"Check out the final meeting of the Mitchell School garden club before summer vacation. They accomplished a lot and the kids did a great job with all the building and planting."🌿

Historical Tidbit: 

 The First East Parish Schoolhouse: 1723

Elaborating on school in the 1700's: 
The first school building in the east parish was raised in 1723. 

"The schoolhouses were generally cold, uncomfortable and often crowded.
For many youngsters the day would start as early as 6 or 7a and end at four or five in the afternoon, with an hour lunch recess. 

Pay for the teachers was usually miserly and there are records of Massachusetts teachers who in addition to their duties, were forced to hand
out summons, dig graves and even take in washing to make enough to live on. 

For students there were hard, rough benches to sit on, while freezing in the winter or sweltering in the summer, for many schools were in session year round and students attended whenever they could."

From East Bridgewater Sesquicentennial Booklet
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Officer Kevin Carrigan a former EB resident and graduate, now a Babson College Police Officer, brought Babson College's Community Resource dog to EB for a visit. Roger is 2 years old and has finished his training, he is currently working with Officer Carrigan. Ronin is 5 months old and is still in training The dogs visited the Middle School, Central School and the Council on Aging on Monday

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