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Local Students Graduate From College-Sponsored...

The Summer Academy program, first instituted in 2016, has been designed to give motivated young adults a headstart into college by providing them with two free college courses; Statistics 101 and English 101, both of which award three college credits upon completion. click for more

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Pittsfield Resident Sues School Committee Over...

A city resident is suing for $75,000 over alleged "pain, suffering and emotional distress" caused by the School Committee's decision to change the name of Columbus Day on the school calendar to Indigenous Peoples Day. Alexander Blumin filed a lawsuit in Berkshire Superior Court against the... click for more

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Clarksburg Welcomes New Superintendent Franzoni

Franzoni, who was principal of Brayton Elementary School in North Adams, was hired in June to replace retiring superintendent Jon Lev. click for more

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Miss Hall's School Appoints Academic Dean

Alberti, a member of the Miss Hall's School Class of 1973 and a Lenox native, joined Miss Hall's on July 1, bringing more than 40 years of classroom and administrative experience to the school. click for more

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McCann Tech Practical Nursing Program Switching to...

McCann will be making some changes this upcoming semester to better fit the schedules of students. click for more

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Colegrove Students Go Green At Camp Solution

Colegrove Park Elementary School students designed eco-friendly programs and business during the Camp Solution Summer Camp program. For the past four weeks, fifth and sixth-grade students have been working with CS Wurzberger, The Green Up Girl, designing projects that could have real impacts in... click for more

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Local Student Represents Massachusetts at American...

As part of the premier ALA program, two outstanding high school seniors are selected to represent their respective state as "senators" at ALA Girls Nation after participating in one of 50 ALA Girls State sessions held across the country. click for more

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Miss Hall's School Announces Head's List, Honor...

Miss Hall's School has announced 42 local students were among the 131 girls schoolwide named to the Head's List and Honor Roll for the first semester, which ended May 24. click for more

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New Brayton Principal Helps Celebrate Summer...

The kickball game was part of a showcase display put on by the 200 students enrolled in the camp. Tables with solar system- and space-themed displays lined the main hallway, and families were invited to a barbecue to celebrate the last week of the program as well. click for more

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Mount Greylock Committee Settles on Direction for...

One thing that appears to finally be off the table is any solution for the district office that involves an existing "off-campus" building. District officials searched for more than a year to find a workable solution that did not involve new construction. Unfortunately, Bergeron said, any such structure would have involved costly modifications that made an existing property impractical at any price.

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McCann Tech to Overhaul Outdated Website

Brosnan said there was a small website update 10 years ago but much of the information on the site is outdated. The website administrator in New Hampshire has to be called to make any changes on the site.

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Leadership Academy Offers Revitalization Ideas for...

This past Friday saw a singular bump in attendance as members of the Berkshire Leadership Academy saw an opportunity to share data and impressions they've collected on the city over the past two weeks. Some of the 67 participants of the program at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts mingled with residents, business and community leaders as the gathering spilled onto Eagle Street and the sidewalk.

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BCC's Nursing Program Placed on Warning Status

The nursing program at Berkshire Community College has been placed on warning. The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing cited the college on a number of issues, which college officials have characterizes as "housekeeping," and drops the state accreditation to "approval with warning."

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Berkshire Community College Breaks Ground for Turf...

The Friday night lights will shine a bit brighter in the county. Berkshire Community College celebrated the groundbreaking of a new turf field sports complex on its campus. In just six weeks, the county will have a top-notch sports facilities for youth football, soccer, lacrosse, and more. "This is a community asset, not a Berkshire Community College asset. This field is about bringing together families, athletes, future athletes, and kids just trying out sports to come up here and play o

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Demo Underway at Mount Greylock; School on Track...

Demolition is well underway at the Cold Spring Road campus, where Holyoke's American Environmental has taken the lead on tearing down the two classroom wings that have been replaced by a three-story addition as part of the school district's $64 million building project.

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Deadline Tuesday to File for Mount Greylock School...

Time is running out for anyone who wants to run for the newly constituted Mount Greylock Regional School District School Committee. Nomination papers must be returned to the town clerks in Williamstown and Lanesborough by Tuesday, July 24, at 5 p.m.

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Mount Greylock Teachers File Complaints Over...

Teachers in the Lanesborough and Williamstown elementary schools and at Mount Greylock Regional School have filed a series of unfair labor practice complaints with the state Department of Labor Relations, according to a statement released on Monday.

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Elementary School Science Camp Held at Williams...

As part of the weeklong day camp, campers were assigned each night to think about a phenomenon observed in class and develop a "story" that might explain it.

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BCC Pinning Ceremony Recognizes Practical Nurse...

The ceremony is a time-honored nursing school tradition, dating back before the turn of the 20th century. Traditionally, nursing students have conducted an honors or pinning ceremony to mark the passage of student nurse role to practice role.

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College Notes: July 2018

Tiffany-Rae Robinson of Dalton was selected as orientation group leader (OGL) for the 2018 Summer Orientation and Registration (SOAR) program at Western New England University.

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Pittsfield Schools Hold Ground on Indigenous...

The School Committee held firm on its decision to rename Columbus Day on the school calendar to Indigenous Peoples Day. The committee took a moral stand back in January that Christopher Columbus was not someone to be celebrated and vowed to teach the true history of the man and the atrocities he for which he was responsible. And with that, they stripped the name of the holiday on the second Monday in October and renamed it in honor of the people whose cultures were destroyed because of his ac

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Berkshire Community College Awarded $5.5M for...

The One Stop Student Success Center concept was conceived in 2015. It will transform the student experience by making the entire admissions and enrollment process easier, say officials.

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McCann Students Collect Can Tabs For Shriners

McCann students collected near 400,000 aluminum can tabs and donated them to the Shriners Hospital in memory of longtime Shriner Mark Feder. In just a quick three weeks, McCann students were able to collect approximately 225 pounds of aluminum can tabs to be donated and scrapped to help Shriners Hospitals continue their work.

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Williams Awards Three Faculty Members with...

Lucy Schmidt (economics), Janneke van de Stadt (Russian) and Heather Williams (biology) are the recipients of the Nelson Bushnell '20 Prize, an award given annually to the faculty since 1995.

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More Drury Student Art Installed on Cascade...

And this was the last year that Drury High art teacher Phoebe Pepper posed with the students whom she shepherded through the process and accepted the annual monetary donation from Cascade, which also donates the wood and supplies.

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BArT Announces Junior Book Awards

Berkshire Arts & Technology Charter Public School presented Junior Book Awards during a ceremony on Friday, June 15, at an all-school assembly.

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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. The scholarships are awarded annually to two students who exhibit outstanding performance in academics and extracurricular activities. This is the 15th year the association has honored Miss Hallís students.

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