There may not be any snow for the cross country skiers, but the Hoosac Valley High School ski and snowboarding club has found luck on higher ground.
For the past three weeks, Hoosac Valley snow enthusiasts have made their way up to Berkshire East in Charlemont. click for more
This month, fourth-graders in Lanesborough and Williamstown have traded in four square for Punnett squares.
Genetics is just one of the lessons being taught by the nationally-recognized science program BioEyes, which returned this winter to Williamstown Elementary School and made its first stop... click for more
The elementary school was one of just 45 schools in the state to receive commendations from the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
The state's 2015 accountability data gave the school scores of 98 out of a 100 in closing proficiency gaps for all Lanesborough Elementary... click for more
Superintendent Douglas Dias is asking the School Committee to open up a total of 14 school choice spots for the upcoming year.
"Where there is excessive space, we should open choice," Dias said. "Taking in students to a class that is half full doesn't add to the monetary weight."
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Superintendent Jason McCandless is kicking off the budget season by addressing three of the most criticized items: school choice, per-pupil expenditures, and teacher salaries.
In comparing those items to other districts in the county, McCandless says Pittsfield is right in line, if not better,... click for more
Each year, Simon Youth Community Scholarships are awarded in every community across the country that is home to Simon Malls, Mills or Premium Outlets. The application period has begun and ends on March 1, 2016. click for more
As expected, the Massachusetts School Building Authority on Wednesday gave the green light for the Mount Greylock Regional School addition/renovation project.
The MSBA Board of Directors unanimously approved a grant of $32,491,074 for the project, Mount Greylock School Committee Chairwoman... click for more
Greetings. I have the privilege of serving on the Mount Greylock Regional School Committee. I attended the Lanesborough Board of Selectmen meeting on Monday, Jan. 25. I was heartened that the board allowed many audience members to speak, balancing the desire to hear our voices and move through a... click for more
Voters will decide the fate of the Mount Greylock building project at the ballot on March 15.
Despite being urged to hold the debt exclusion vote on March 1 in conjunction with the presidential primary, the Board of Selectmen Monday opted in a 2-1 vote to hold a completely separate election just... click for more
Shuvam Chakraborty, a senior from Bennington, Vt., and Josiah Tolvo, a senior from Sheffield, were named among the 300 students chosen from 1,750 entrants to the nationís oldest and most prestigious pre-college science competition
The School Committee was presented with the need for more Chromebooks for students as the school moves to a more online system.
Graham Coterwas, IT director for the North Berkshire School Union, explained how the school has been moving to the cloud and using the Google document system for sharing projects and papers.
The Mount Greylock Regional School District and Superintendency Union 71 on Tuesday approved the creation of an assistant superintendent position to replace the Tri-District's director of pupil personnel services.
The Tri-District is the umbrella under which the regional junior-senior high school and SU-71 ó a collaboration of the Williamstown and Lanesborough elementary school districts ó share a central administration.
The principals in each of the city's 12 schools wants the most highly trained teachers and their students to be safe.
But at what cost? During an all-day budget workshop on Wednesday the principals all presented what they think they'd need to most effectively operate their schools.
The School Committee heard from all 12 principals Wednesday about their wants in the upcoming budget during the daylong session. Williams Principal Lisa Buchinski was short staffed because of absences that day and couldn't find a substitute.
Buchinski joined the chorus of principals asking for a permanent substitute teacher for their schools. Crosby Elementary Principal Donna Baker said there was a need for 291 substitutes last month but she could only get 209 shifts covered, a rate of 71 pe
The School Committee on Thursday took the first steps in finding a new superintendent by approving a search committee and job description.
The city hopes to have a new superintendent of schools in place by July 1 to replace James Montepare, who is retiring after more than 40 years in the school system.
The Mount Greylock Regional School Committee on Thursday evening voted unanimously to appropriate the debt to pay for the $64.8 million school building project.
The vote sends the issue to the regional school district's member towns, which the committee hopes will hold a debt exclusion vote by mid-March
The School Committee will continue with the same leadership.
The committee picked Katherine Yon to continue as the chair and Daniel Elias as vice chairman. Both served in those roles during the last two years.
The vote will be ratified by the full board in January and the promotions will take effect July 1 for Jacqueline Hidalgo, Latino/a studies and religion; Sarah Jacobson, economics; Luana Maroja, biology; and Will Olney, economics.
Although a malfunction in a bathroom at C.T. Plunkett led to severe flooding in the building, administration anticipates all repairs will be completed before school tomorrow.
Adams-Cheshire Regional School District Superintendent Kristen Gordon said a part in the second-floor boys bathroom blew out shortly before dismissal Thursday afternoon.
"The water was unbelievable," Gordon said. "It was just a steady stream of water so the second floor was completely flooded. It went down to the firs
Superintendent of Schools James Montepare will retire at the end of March after more than 40 years in the school district and a dozen as superintendent.
School officials are planning an aggressive search for his replacement with hopes to have someone s