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Adams-Cheshire to Hold Preschool Screening

The purpose of the screening is to identify children who may have substantive needs in speech/language, cognitive/thinking, emotional/social or physical development. Support services are delivered to students in a side by side program with their typical peers. click for more

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Adams-Cheshire Struggling With School Closure...

Cheshire and Adams have long been tied together by history and familial bonds. For the last 50 years, that's been strengthened through a shared educational system. But dropping enrollment and the school district's struggle in the last years with ballooning budgets, has the two towns at odds over... click for more

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Town Officials Tour Adams-Cheshire Schools

With the district pondering the likelihood of closing one of the schools, their condition, size and maintenance costs are expected to influence the debate. The guided tours also provided a chance for administrators to lay out the class configurations that will be part of the conversation. click for more

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Berkshires Beat: Bad Weather Doesn't Stop Lenox...

At the end of the day, Team Enginuity finished in the final round, was awarded the PTC Design Award and was one of four teams selected for the state competition in March. click for more

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Adams Selectman Wants to Look Into Splitting...

Selectman John Duval is advocating for splitting the troubled regional district so both Adams and Cheshire can keep their elementary schools open. click for more

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Darrow School Junior Wins Top Art Show Prize

LaPell was named the first-place winner for his untitled work, a series of three-dimensional monochromatic acrylic paintings on cardboard, and received a $150 prize at the awards ceremony held at the college on Jan. 26. click for more

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Williams College Art Professor Has Book on...

Hedreen's book, "The Image of the Artist in Archaic and Classical Greece" (Cambridge University Press, 2016), uses lyric poetry and pictorial art to explore the emergence of artistic subjectivity in early Greek culture. click for more

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Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School Announces...

Fernbacher brings broad Waldorf teaching experience to her new position, including teaching at every grade level. The GBRSS Board of Trustees and Council of Teachers approve the hiring of Fernbacher to lead the class of 2025 from first grade through middle school, a period of exceptional human... click for more

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Kindergarten Registration Dates Scheduled Around...

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

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School Assessment Hike Draws Concern at...

The town is projecting a 5.5 percent tax increase attributable entirely to its two largest cost centers: Williamstown Elementary School and Mount Greylock Regional High School. Town Manager Jason Hoch in separate meetings Wednesday presented a fiscal 2018 budget overview to the Board of Selectmen and the Finance Committee.

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Pittsfield Schools Decreasing Number of...

The School Department is taking a fresh look at discipline and so far that has led to 155 fewer days of out of school suspension. Superintendent Jason McCandless presented the numbers to the School Committee on Wednesday. With a bolstering of the number of school adjustment councilors and registered behavior technicians, the district has been implementing new practices to improve behavior - that includes the creation of a restorative justice program but also rethinking the way principals hand

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Lanesborough-Williamstown Superintendent:...

The interim superintendent of the Lanesborough-Williamstown public schools sought Tuesday evening to allay concerns about the stability of the central administration. Kim Grady said that despite the appearance of uncertainty at the top of the administration, the Tri-District is on solid ground.

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Colegrove Park Classes Write Valentines for...

Colegrove Park Elementary School children spent part of last week creating some big, colorful Valentine's Day cards. Not for their families or classmates but to show their appreciation for the city's first-responders.

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Adams-Cheshire Panel Questions Collins Center...

The Adams-Cheshire Regional School District was handed an ambitious set of guidelines last week to right its financial ship. Now school officials are looking to see if any of them can be put into action. The University of Massachusetts' Collins Center presented a number of options last week in a study commissioned by the town of Adams to review the regional school district's current and future status regarding finances and enrollment.

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Lanesborough-Williamstown School's Business...

For the second time in four months, the Lanesborough-Williamstown Tri-District is looking to fill one of its shared administrative positions. On Feb. 4, Business Manager Nancy Rauscher announced her intention to leave the central office in an email to the chairs of the school committees at Mount Greylock Regional, Williamstown Elementary and Lanesborough Elementary.

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BArT Hosting 'Shadow Days'

Attending a Shadow Day provides students with an opportunity to experience classes alongside current BArT students. Pre-registration is required and can be done by calling BART Enrollment Counselor Monique Nottke at 413-743-7311 (ext. 732) or by emailing her at monique.nottke@bartcharter.org.

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Drury Students to Present Comedy to...

This groundbreaking ensemble is designed for a two- fold purpose: first, a reach out to our elementary school population, utilizing theater arts as both an educational tool for growth, and second, as a service troupe for the wider community.

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BCC Announces Fall Semester Dean's List

Dean's List status is awarded to full-time students who have declared a major; completed a minimum of 12 non-repeated, traditionally graded credit hours during the fall semester; and achieved a 3.250 to 3.749 grade point average for Honors, or a 3.750 to 4.000 grade point average for High Honors.

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Adams-Cheshire Must Close $600K Gap to Apply...

The School Committee's Audit and Evaluation subcommittee on Thursday found that between closing an elementary school, negotiating health insurance and other recommendations the district needs to find more than $500,000 to reach that figure.

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Building Project Drives 5 Percent Hike in Mount...

The Mount Greylock Regional School District is looking at a 5 percent budget increase despite cost-cutting moves that slightly reduce its regular operating costs from a year ago. On Wednesday morning, the School Committee's Finance Subcommittee took a look at a draft budget that will be reviewed by the full committee next week and presented to the public next month.

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Cheshire Wants to Review Adams-Cheshire Agreement

The Selectmen want to review the Adams-Cheshire Regional School District agreement that ties the small town to its larger neighbor to educate the children of both. Selectwoman Carol Francesconi said at Tuesday's meeting that with the impending closing of an elementary school, she would like to review the district agreement with the Cheshire representatives on the School Committee.

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Mount Greylock Announces Second Quarter Honor Roll

Of the total school enrollment of 556, 311 students made Honor Roll for the second quarter.

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Morris, Williamstown Elementary Schools Honored at...

The two Berkshire County schools were among 51 schools honored for high achievement, narrowing achievement gaps between groups of students or making strong progress.

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Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School Welcomes...

The Council of Teachers and the Board of Trustees approve the hiring of Mr. French to lead the class from fifth grade through middle school, a critical period of human development.

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Lanesborough School To Consider Preschool Subsidy...

Superintendent Kimberly Grady is reinvigorating the idea of a sliding scale for preschool. The School Committee on Thursday approved the pricing for the preschool programs, which Grady says is lower than many programs while others are free. Grady hopes to one day move to a free program but for now, she is hoping to bring back subsidies for families which can't afford the full price.

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Adams-Cheshire Presented With School Closing...

Adams-Cheshire school district was presented with eight possible district configurations on Wednesday. But none offered a clear direction forward or cure-all for the district's financial and enrollment woes. The options were provided by the University of Massachusetts' Collins Center, which was commissioned by the town of Adams to study trends and goals for the regional district and tasked with finding potential paths forward.

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