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Miss Hall's School Teacher Honored

Himes joined MHS in July and oversees the school's new Department of Engineering and Technology Innovation, and he directs the MHS STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) initiative. Both programs are based in the Grace Murray Hopper Innovation Lab in Linn Hall, the school's... click for more

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Williams Admits 1,253 Students for Class of 2021

"This year's applicant pool was the largest and strongest in the college's history, which made rendering decisions particularly challenging," said Richard Nesbitt, director of admission. "We anticipate yielding a terrific and diverse class of powerful academics, curious problem-solvers, and engaged... click for more

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Williamstown School Committee Sends Fiscal 2018...

The Williamstown School Committee on Tuesday voted to send the town a fiscal 2018 budget that raises overall spending at the K-6 school by 2.39 percent. The appropriated portion of the budget the part paid by local property taxes is up by 3.64 percent according to the budget presented at a... click for more

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Cheshire Holding Public Forum on Ideas for...

The community is coming together on Wednesday night to brainstorm reuses for Cheshire School and ideas to resurrect it. The information session will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the school. click for more

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Lanesborough School To Consider New Policy Raising...

School officials are crafting a policy to address tuition costs on an annual basis. Interim Superintendent Kimberly Grady told the Board of Selectmen on Monday that she will be presenting new policies to guide the tuition prices to the School Committee later this week. The move is in response to... click for more

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Taconic High Student Arrested After Handgun Found...

A gun was allegedly found in the backpack of a Taconic High School student Monday afternoon. School officials released a statement to parents saying a student had left the school grounds at lunch and was involved in a gun-related incident. He returned to school and Police arrived on campus... click for more

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Grants to Support 'Served' Project at Williams...

Served is a creative collaboration between Williams and Forklift Danceworks, an Austin, Texas-based modern dance company best known for its community-based dance projects that involve people from all backgrounds. One of its best-known projects, featured in the documentary film "Trash Dance,"... click for more

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Adams-Cheshire Schools May Look At Increased...

The Adams-Cheshire Regional School Committee delayed its budget vote until Monday, March 27, to determine if more positions needed to be included. The date puts the vote before required 45 days prior to town meeting. Committee members felt this allowed the opportunity to form a budget that may include positions originally cut.

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Kindergarten Registration Dates Scheduled Around...

Schools can submit their dates to be added to this list to info@iberkshires.com.

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Williamstown Elementary Invites Public to Saturday...

The chairman of the Williamstown School Committee hopes a Saturday morning budget workshop will provide more interaction with the public ahead of next week's more formal budget presentations.

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Hoosac Valley To Perform 'Anything Goes'

Hoosac Valley Middle and High School brings the Cole Porter musical "Anything Goes" to the stage this weekend. Stage director Nicole Boyer and Instrumental music director Jacob Keplinger wanted to bring something big to Hoosac Valley this year but also something classic.

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Nigerian Novelist Speaking at Williams' 228th...

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Nigerian writer and recipient of a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, will be the principal speaker at Williams College's 228th commencement exercise on Sunday, June 4. The day before, former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins will be the baccalaureate speaker.

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North Adams Preschoolers Now Brushing Their Teeth...

To help make those two minutes go more quickly, Nicholas brings an iPad into the bathroom and uses the Colgate SmileMakers app, which plays a catchy little tune while counting down in large numbers that the children can see. Halfway through, the kids switch from brushing their bottom teeth to their top teeth, and at the end they brush their tongues.

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Lanesborough Finance Panel Angry With School...

The Finance Committee chairman is peeved with Mount Greylock Regional High School for canceling a meeting to discuss the budget. The committee met on Monday with an agenda that included meeting with the Mount Greylock Regional High School Committee to discuss the proposed budget. However, after a testy meeting last week, another meeting to attend on Monday, and a public hearing scheduled for Tuesday, Mount Greylock officials opted to cancel their appearance with the Finance Committee.

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10th Annual 'Get BArT Smart' Fundraiser Scheduled

Get BART Smart pits teams of four to six people against one another in fevered battles of trivia and SAT questions. Teams follow a "school-day schedule" and travel from classroom to classroom throughout the evening.

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Miss Hall's School Announced First Semester Head's...

For Head's List recognition, students must have taken five major, full-credit courses and must maintain a minimum grade-point average of 92, with no single grade below B-plus. For Honor Roll recognition, students must have taken five major, full-credit courses and must maintain a minimum grade-point average of 86, with no single grade below B-minus.

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Pittsfield Seeking Consistency In Financing...

PITTSFIELD, Mass. - The needed cash flow to pay to build the new Taconic High School hits a peak in the coming months. The Finance Department is closely monitoring the funding of the project, working to find ways to keep the city's total debt service payments level throughout the life of the bonds. Right now, the city has only went to market for long-term financing of $10 million of the anticipated $46 million or so the city will need to fund and is managing the cash flow as construction goes

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North County Fifth Graders Create Art To Inspire

With the help of Sally Taylor, Brayton, Colegrove and Greylock fifth graders tapped into their inner artist and created paintings that will act as the first dispatch in a multi-medium game of telephone. Kidspace, located in the upper levels of Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, was alive with creation Friday morning as Taylor, artist, musician and daughter of singer-songwriters James Taylor and Carly Simon, asked students to simply react to the words fear, joy and freedom.

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Pittsfield Schools Ending Student Resource Center...

The school district is ending its long-time partnership with the Sheriff's Office to provide alternative education. Since 2006 the district has been contracting with the Berkshire County Sheriff's Office to run the Student Resource Center, formerly known as the Juvenile Resource Center. The program was for out of school suspensions and the district is now restructuring the way it handles discipline, reducing the number of out of school suspensions altogether.

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MCLA Appoints Two to Board of Trustees

Therrien has served in this capacity since August 2016 when she was first elected to serve the remainder of the term of that vacant seat. Therrien is the director of trust and estate administration at Williams College. Reilly is president emeritus of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Education Society and a school committee member of the Northern Berkshire Regional Vocational Technical High School (McCann Tech).

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Williams Professor Receives 2017 Frederick...

The Burkhardt Fellowship carries a $95,000 stipend and a $7,500 research budget, allowing awardees to take up a yearlong residency at an institution whose resources and scholarly community are suited to facilitate his or her research project.

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Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School Taps New...

Brozman is an alumnus of The State University of New York at Oswego, and also attended executive education at the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.

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Lanesborough School Approves Level Service Budget

After a brief public hearing the School Committee approved a budget which calls for a level-fund appropriation from the taxpayers. This will be the third consecutive year the school has asked for an appropriation of $2,434,710. The overall budget is up by $40,949 from last year but that increase is being covered by school choice revenue and not coming from the town. The total budget is set at $2,769,997 but $345,177 is coming from non-appropriated sources such as choice and grants. That incre

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Adams-Cheshire Board Votes to Close Cheshire...

The Adams-Cheshire Regional School Committee voted 4-3 to close Cheshire Elementary School on Thursday night, splitting along town lines. The anticipated vote came after a nearly two hour meeting at Hoosac Valley High School and was one of five taken to reconfigure the regional school district, including moving Grades 4 and 5 up to Hoosac Valley.

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Mount Greylock Students Present 'The Pajama Game'

Based on the novel "7 1/2 Cents" by Richard Adler, "The Pajama Game" takes place in the middle of America (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) in the middle of the 20th century.

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Preliminary Pittsfield School Budget Calls For 57...

The school district is considering reducing staff by 57 employees. Superintendent Jason McCandless presented a preliminary budget to the School Committee Wednesday night which calls for the sharp reduction in staff. Overall, the budget would still be up by a half million dollars but the staff reductions counter increased cost for contractual obligatons.

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