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Berkshire Community College Announces Five New...

Berkshire Community College has announced new faculty and staff additions. click for more

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Adams-Cheshire School Committee Resubmitting Same...

The Adams Cheshire Regional School Committee will resubmit the same $19.2 million budget that was rejected by Cheshire town meeting last week. The School Committee unanimously agreed Tuesday to support the original fiscal 2018 budget because members felt it presented the best educational... click for more

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Greylock School Teacher Presented Kelly Award

Each year, an eductor is selected for the award based on nominations from their fellows. Robert Thomas, a math coach at Greylock nominated Rondeau, describing her as having a classroom with a "calm, positive environment but her classes are peppy and fun. Her students truly enjoy being there with... click for more

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Cheshire Elementary Closes Doors With Cheers,...

It was a bittersweet ending for children and faculty at Cheshire Elementary on Tuesday, with the welcoming of summer vacation balanced against the knowledge they would be walking out of the school's doors for the last time. click for more

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BArT Announces Third Trimester Honor Roll

Students who earned 80 percent or above in all of their classes received the distinction of "Honors." Students who earned 90 percent or above in all of their classes received the distinction of "High Honors." click for more

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BCC Pinning Ceremony Recognizes Practical Nurse...

Seventeen graduates of the Practical Nurse certificate program at Berkshire Community College were recognized June 15 during a pinning ceremony in the Robert Boland Theatre of the college's Koussevitzky Arts Center. click for more

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Berkshire Country Day School Graduates Four...

Graduates of the Class of 2017 are: Emily Sharron Carmel, Pittsfield and Adams, Mass.; Fiona Loveday Ferrone, Spencertown, N.Y.; Lanna Sofia Knoll, Great Barrington, Mass.; and Emmett Earl Wotkiewich, Nassau, N.Y. click for more

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Gabriel Abbott Memorial School Graduates Six...

Gabriel Abbott Memorial School graduated six eighth-grade students. click for more

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Pittsfield School Committee Chair Nominated For...

The School Committee nominated its chairwoman for two statewide awards. The Committee voted on Wednesday to nominate Katherine Yon for a Massachusetts Association of School Committees lifetime achievement award and as an all-state school committee member. She was nominated by both Superintendent... click for more

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Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School Announces...

Green was selected from a pool of applicants after a national search. She earned her master of education degree from Bank Street School of Education (New York, N.Y.).

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BCD Eighth-Grader Places Third in National Video...

During this project, Shayna engaged the Berkshire Country Day School Kindergarten class in a year-long study of sign language. "The Kindergarten class is adorable and I love them, and I thought this could influence them, so that when they are older they may be inspired to also work with the deaf community," she said.

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Pittsfield Questioning Continued Use of 'Braves'...

Taconic High School may need a new mascot. The state legislature is currently debating a bill which would ban the use of names, symbols, or imagery referring to the American Indian tribe. The proposed law even specifically uses the term "Braves" as being outlawed from use.

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Lanesborough Adds Money for Kindergarten, Approves...

Town meeting voted to increase the budget by $48,000 to add a second kindergarten class. On the town meeting floor resident Jodi Szczepaniak-Locke motioned for the additional funds to hire a second kindergarten teacher without having to find those funds elsewhere in the school budget. The school budget was proposed to be level-funded for the third consecutive year. But that proposal was based on an early estimate of have 16 kindergarteners, for one class. Since then, the number expected has j

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McCann Postgraduates Ready for Workforce

Jennifer Boucher was one of 28 students to complete the postgraduate courses in dental assisting, cosmetology, medical assisting and surgical technology at McCann.

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32 Overcame Adversity to Graduate From Pittsfield...

Earning a GED isn't a goal for most young children. But, life happens. Life happened for 32 city adults who on Monday celebrated passing the high school equivalency test (HiSET) for a GED or an adult diploma program. Those enrolled in the Pittsfield Adult Learning Center had all set their minds on second chances and earned a GED to help themselves and their families.

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With Mixed Emotions, PHS Grads Celebrate...

Pittsfield High School Class President Mary Tullock is both a little scared and excited about graduation. "We are all diving into what feels like our first mid-life crisis," Tullock said as she addressed the class of 197 students from the Tanglewood Stage at Sunday's commencement.

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210 Braves Graduate From Taconic High School

The graduates from Taconic High School know there will be challenges and failures in the future. But, they're also confident that they are brave enough to overcome anything.

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Lenox High Class of 2017 Reminded to 'Let the...

Valedictorian Joseph Bouvier said he'd learned that as a member of the school's improv troupe, which he'd joined as a sophomore. In fact, he told the graduation gathering at the Koussevitsky Shed at Tanglewood, much of what he'd learned in improv could be transferred as life lessons.

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Taconic High School Names Valedictorian...

Raeayn Warren and Jac Lun Lin have been named valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, of the Taconic High School class of 2017. The school will hold its 47th commencement exercises at 1 p.m. on Sunday, June 11, in the gymnasium.

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Child Care of Berkshires Plans $1.75M Renovation...

The historic Sarah T. Haskins School is about to get a $1.75 million facelift and modernization to better serve Child Care of the Berkshires and its programs. The bulk of the funding, a $1 million grant from the state Department of Early Education and Children's Investment Fund was announced on Thursday afternoon with balloons and bubbles at the child-care center.

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Lenox High Names Student Graduation Speakers for...

Joseph Bouvier and Emmaeve Jourdain have been named valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, of the Lenox Memorial High School class of 2017, according to Principal Michael Knybel.

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Malkas Honored by Massachusetts Breast Cancer...

Proceeds benefit MBCC, which is the state's leading breast cancer organization that seeks to understand the causes of breast cancer in order to find ways to prevent the disease.

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Southern Vermont College Graduates Five Berkshire...

The college conferred bachelor's degrees to 82 graduates, one associate's degree, three Computed Tomography certificates, and two College Steps certificates.

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Williams College 'Still In' on Paris Climate...

The "We Are Still In" statement says, in part, that "the Trump administration's announcement undermines a key pillar in the fight against climate change and damages the world's ability to avoid the most dangerous and costly effects of climate change. Importantly, it is also out of step with what is happening in the United States."

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Drury High Class of 2017 Working Hard on Next...

The Drury High School class of 2017 was celebrated with a storm of confetti on Thursday and a charge to dream big, take risks and be kind at they ventured into the next chapter of their lives. Their story had begun in their earliest years in elementary school, the first stop on a story map that valedictorian Alexandra Bernard had projected above the seated graduates in the high school gym.

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Drury High Graduates, Scholarships & Awards 2017

The graduates of the class of 2017 at Drury High School and awards and scholarships presented at class night.

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Drury High School Names Valedictorian,...

Alexandra Jane Flynn Bernard and Chase Emery Christopher have been named the valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, of the Drury High School class of 2017. Both students will speak at Drury's graduation exercises on Thursday, June 8, at 7 p.m. at the high school.

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Cheshire Officials and ACRSD Want To Move Forward...

Although both the Adams-Cheshire Regional School Committee and town officials lament the closing of Cheshire Elementary School, they all agree that a budget must be passed. The Selectmen on Tuesday agreed with Superintendent Robert Putnam and School Committee members Paul Butler and Adam Emerson that not passing the school and town budget out of protest would wreak havoc on both.

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McCann Graduates Encouraged to Be Brave & Live for...

The McCann Technical School class of 2017 was encouraged to live in the moment and to be brave in the face of failure. School Committee Chairman Thomas Mahar said he'd had a hard time thinking of what advice to give the school's 55th graduating class that hadn't been said before.

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