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Miss Hall’s Students Named Pickett Scholars

The awards are named in memory of Mansfield E. (Peter) Pickett, who was a longtime teacher both at the former Lenox School and at Miss Hall's School. click for more

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Williams Economics Professor to Join White House...

Leight will spend the fall semester conducting research on her ongoing projects at the International Food Policy Research Institute in Washington, D.C. She will join the SBST for a six-month term starting in January 2017. click for more

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Hoosac Valley Student Takes Second Place in Arson...

This contest is sponsored by the Massachusetts Property Insurance Underwriting Association (FAIR Plan) to promote arson awareness and fire prevention. click for more

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Hoosac Valley Student Takes 2nd in Arson Watch...

Hoosac Valley Middle and High School once again placed in the annual Arson Watch Poster Contest. Katie Bentz, an eighth-grade student, took second place in Berkshire County. She was recognized at a banquet in Framingham on June 2 and received a plaque and $100. click for more

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McCann Postsecondary Graduates Ready for Careers

The 27 women in McCann Technical School's postsecondary program knew what they wanted when they started in September. And they're ready to get to work — right now. Hailey Burke of Cheshire received her diploma and pin in dental assisting on Monday night and will be in Pittsfield on Tuesday... click for more

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Lenox High Graduates Told Flow Free, And Take Time

The "opinionated" Lenox Memorial High School class of 2016 did not disappoint at Sunday's graduation, with speakers addressing contemporary topics rather than future what-ifs. Valedictorian Grace Ellrodt called on the school and community gathered under The Shed at Tanglewood to reverse the... click for more

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PHS Graduates Share Laughs, Stories at 85th...

PHS Class President Terrance Nykorchuck had two speeches prepared for graduation — a funny one and a serious one. Both of them had the same themes — reflection on the class of 2016's time in high school, thanks to those who helped, and looking toward the future. He chose the funny one... click for more

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Graduating Taconic High Class Told To Accept...

Accept adventures. That's Mayor Linda Tyer's advice to Taconic High School's graduating class. The school held its commencement Sunday, the last one in the current Taconic High School gymnasium. There, the mayor told the students that she is living proof that accepting adventure will lead to a... click for more

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McCann Technical School Scholarships & Awards 2016

The following scholarships and awards were presented to the McCann Technical School graduating class of 2016 at awards night.

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Girl Scout Troop Donates 'Buddy Bench' to School...

A buddy bench is a bench placed on or near a playground on which a child who is feeling lonely can sit as a signal that he or she is looking for a friend or playmate. The troop is dedicating the bench in the memory of Eve Claffey, a fellow fourth-grader who died right before school started this year.

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Williamstown Elementary Reserve Funds Running Low

The elementary school district is on track to finish the fiscal year in the black — but not by much. "We're pulling into the gas pumps on fumes in terms of the operation budget," Business Manager Nancy Rauscher told the School Committee at its monthly meeting on Wednesday.

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MCLA to Offer Violin Repair Workshops

The workshops will include “Introduction to Proper Violin Set-Up” June 6-10, “Tonal Improvements” June 13-17, “Fitting New Upper and Lower Block June 20-24, and “Crack Repair and Crack Reinforcements” June 27-July 1.

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Wahconah Juniors Heading to Boys' and Girls' State...

They were selected by balloting among faculty, administration and guidance personnel based on service, scholarship, citizenship, sportsmanship, character and leadership.

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WES Sixth-Graders Present 'Lion King Jr.'

The show is the annual sixth-grade musical performance and features dozens of the school's graduating sixth-graders as well as some of their younger siblings.

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Wahconah Grad Earns Girl Scout Gold Award

Kiely just graduated with the Class of 2016 from Wahconah Regional High School in Dalton and plans to attend UMass-Amherst in the fall to study biochemistry and molecular biology.

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McCann Technical School Sets New Goals for New...

The McCann School Committee accepted the school improvement plan for next year designed to beef up honors courses, integrate new software and focus on behavior. Principal Justin Kratz presented the four school improvement goals Thursday that the School Council, a group made of students and teachers, decided to focus on for the upcoming school year.

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Drury High Graduates 92 Superheroes in the Class...

It was an evening of surprises and superheroes at Drury High School on Thursday night as 92 graduates crossed the stage to receive their diplomas. It included a heartfelt thank you to everyone from family to faculty from valedictorian Olivia Carlson, a rousing speech from Spider Principal and ended with a burst of cheers and high fives as the class belted out the alma mater and exited stage right

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Drury High Scholarships & Awards 2016

The following awards and scholarships were presented at class night, June 8, to graduating seniors of the Drury High School Class of 2016.

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State: Pittsfield Suspension Rates High for...

The schools are overly suspending African-American boys on IEPs, according to the state. Superintendent Jason McCandless told the School Committee on Wednesday to expect a letter to arrive soon from Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education Mitchell D. Chester informing the district of a disparity.

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Hoosac Valley Students Hold Mock Trial With Adams...

Because of the fine policing of Hoosac Valley sixth-graders, a perpetrator was found guilty and sentenced to 15 years in state prison. The hammer of the law came down swiftly Wednesday afternoon when the honorable Edmund St. John IV heard the evidence gathered by the Hoosac Valley forensics after-school program and sent Adams Police Officer Travis Cunningham into confinement for armed robbery and larceny.

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Drury High Names Valedictorian, Salutatorian for...

Drury High School has named Olivia Kathleen Carlson as valedictorian and Michael Robert Mazzu as salutatorian of the class of 2016. Both will speak at graduation exercises at the high school on Thursday, June 9.

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McCann Tech Graduates Asked to Keep Berkshires In...

McCann Technical School sent 119 graduates out into the world on Wednesday night. And asked them to consider coming back. "You're really an impressive group of young people and you're all capable of accomplishing a lot," said Principal Justin Kratz, speaking the class of 2016 in the crowded Amsler Campus Center at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. "This group is off to do amazing things."

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Williams College Starts Science Center Expansion

Be prepared for some noise this summer as Williams College begins another round of construction. Site work has already started this week on the next phase of a multiyear project to expand the Unified Science Center. The science center project will be completed in 2020 at an estimated cost of $204 million.

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Students Spruce Up Long-Closed Drury High...

Drury High School students will, for the first time in a long time, be able to use the school's courtyard thanks to a recent service learning project. For at least the past 10 years, Drury students have looked longingly at the locked-up courtyard and dreamed of the convenient passage through the building and a little sunlight between classes. However, thanks to Melanie Rancourt's math class and Michelle Darling's academic success class, students will be able to pass through.

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Greylock Announces BCC 'Marilyn Sperling Greylock...

The scholarship will be awarded annually to a recent female high school graduate, or non-traditional woman student interested in studying business at Berkshire Community College (BCC). It provides a maximum award of $5,000.

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Miss Hall's School Graduates 48 Students

Vittoria Incandela, a criminal investigator with the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Investigations Bureau in Chicago and a member of the Miss Hall’s School Class of 2000, delivered this year’s commencement address.

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Cheshire Elementary Students Rewarded With Ice...

Cheshire Elementary kindergarteners and fourth-grade students were treated to an ice cream party late last month after completing their Flat Stanley projects. The Greylock Federal Credit Union held up its end of the deal: the students complete their Flat Stanley Projects and they get ice cream.

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Field Day is Out of This World at Cheshire...

Each class picked a planet to study and made a sign to go with it.

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