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
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
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.
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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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.