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5 Things, August 27: Crash Course on Distracted Driving

Five Things You Need to Know Today: Teen Drivers to Get Crash Course on Distracted Driving This Week; Stoughton Resident Sent Down South to Help Area Prepare for Arrival of Tropical Storm Isaac; and more...

"Five Things you Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance.

1. Teen Drivers to Get Crash Course on Distracted Driving This Week

Teenage drivers will get a first-hand look at just how dangerous it is to text and drive, when The Arbella Insurance Foundation Distractology 101 tour rolls into Stoughton.

Hardy Insurance Agency will be bringing the state-of-the-art tour to Stoughton during the week of August 27-31.

Distractology 101 is an interactive program developed by the Arbella Insurance Foundation to teach new drivers the dangers of distracted driving. The campaign features a 36-foot-long, neon-yellow mobile classroom outfitted with high-tech driving simulators designed to give new drivers the chance to experience the perils of distracted driving, including texting while driving.

The mobile classroom will be set up at Hardy Insurance Agency, located at 31 Tosca Drive in Stoughton. The tour will be available from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday - Thursday and from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Friday. Call 781-341-8300 to make an appointment.

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2. Stoughton Resident Sent Down South to Help Area Prepare for Arrival of Tropical Storm Isaac

Tom Grimsley of Stoughton is one of the volunteers sent down South by the American Red Cross of Eastern Massachusetts to help the Gulf Coast region in its response to Tropical Storm (and what may become Hurricane) Isaac.

Grimsley has deployed as a health services specialist.

The storm is expected to impact the Gulf Coast region this week.

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3. Tryouts for Stoughton's Middle School Hockey Team

The last tryout for Stoughton's Middle School Hockey Team will be 3:30 to 4:50 p.m. on August 27 at the Asiaf Rink at Brockton High School.

Tryouts are open to all Stoughton middle school students entering the 6th, 7th or 8th grade in September. No positions are guaranteed to returning players. There is no charge for tryouts.

The cost for the season is $675. Three equal payments of $225 are due September 1st, October 1st and November 1st.

Questions? Email Buddy O'Neil at sfd0273@msn.com.

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4. Student Tours of Stoughton High

Student representatives from the Student Council and the National Honor Society will be providing tours to all new and incoming students on Tuesdays in August from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., according to the SHS website. No appointments are necessary.

The first day of the 2012-2013 school year in Stoughton for students in grades 1-12 is Wednesday, September 5, 2012 (after Labor Day). Teachers (Unit A) and nurses report the day before, September 4. Kindergarten starts September 7.

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5. Meet and Greet Scheduled with New Stoughton High Principal

Parents, students, faculty and staff are invited to join the administration for a meet & greet this Wednesday, August 29 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. in the SHS Media Center. It will be a chance to meet new principal Ms. Juliette Miller before the start of the school year.

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Stevie Albert August 28, 2012 at 12:39 AM
Please help us share Eyes On The Road an infographic on distracted driving. http://zautos.com/distracted-driving-infographic-dangers-of-distracted-driving/

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