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Three Williams Faculty Receive Nelson Bushnell...

Andrea Barrett (English), Justin Crowe (political science), and Sarah Goh (chemistry) are the recipients of the Nelson Bushnell í20 Prize, an award given annually to faculty since 1995. click for more

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Miss Hallís School Announces Headís List, Honor...

For Headís 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... click for more

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Taconic High Building Project Site Work Picking Up...

The site of the new school, directly across the driveway from the current building, is under heavy construction with equipment, material piles and dozens of workers getting the ground ready for vertical construction. click for more

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Drury Band to March In D.C. for Fourth of July

More than 50 members of the marching band met at the track over the past week to practice turns, form and, of course, the music. Although there was an obvious dread in the studentsí eyes every time Caproni yelled ďone more lap,Ē it was clear they are excited about the trip. click for more

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Three Local Girl Scouts Earn Silver Award

The Silver Award is the highest award available for achievement to a Cadette Girl Scout, grade six through eight. Girls work alone, or together in small groups, to identify an issue/problem that they would like to work towards improving. click for more

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MCLA, BCC Offer Summer Program to Aid Transition...

This pilot program, directed toward newly graduated high school students from Pittsfield and northern Berkshire County, will include two Commonwealth Dual Enrollment Program academic courses, which will prepare them to attend MCLA or BCC this fall. click for more

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Drury Class of 1973 Golf Tourney Raises Funds for...

This past sunny Saturday, 10 teams were preparing to play at Stamford Valley Golf Course in the 8th annual Drury High School Alumni Golf Tournament. The annual tourney grew out of a class reunion nearly a decade ago that has since raised thousands of dollars to help the North Adams, Mass., high... click for more

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Williams College Elects 39 Seniors to Phi Beta...

Election to Phi Beta Kappa is granted to the top five percent of the Williams class at the end of their junior year; 28 students were elected. At the end of their senior year, students in the 12.5 percent of the class, excluding those already elected, were eligible for election; 39 students were... click for more

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Berkshire County Arc Awards Scholarships to Five...

Funds for the scholarships were raised through Berkshire County Arc's Annual Golf Classic and the Berkshire County Arc Down Syndrome Family Group.

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Berkshire Country Day School Celebrates Awards,...

Fourteen students graduated from BCD.

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BCC Announces Spring Semester Deanís List

According to Dr. Frances Feinerman, vice president for Academic Affairs, to be eligible for the list, full-time students must have declared a major; completed a minimum of 12 non-repeated, traditionally graded credit hours during the spring 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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Lenox, Wahconah Students Win Youth Art Expo

Participating youth were asked to think about where they see themselves in nine months, and create an art piece which reflects that. Every participant submitted a piece that represented their hopes and dreams for the future.

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MCLA Professor Joins WGBH, NASA in STEM Education...

Over the next five years, the education team at Boston public media producer WGBH will receive approximately $10 million from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to develop new STEM instructional models and digital media tools.

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Miss Hallís 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.

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Mount Greylock School Committee Splits on...

A divided Mount Greylock Regional School Committee on Monday gave a passing grade to the district's superintendent after his first year on the job. On a vote of 4-2 (with one member absent), the committee rated Douglas Dias "proficient," the second highest of four possible grades in the rubric established by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The potential grades include unsatisfactory, needs improvement, proficient and exemplary.

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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.

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Mount Greylock Prepares for Summer Construction...

The process of renovating and rebuilding Mount Greylock Regional School began when the school year ended last week. "We started pretty much the minute school was out on Tuesday," facilities supervisor Jesse Wirtes told the School Building Committee on Thursday. "The custodial department turned the school upside down on Wednesday.

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Hoosac Valley Students Raise Structure For Aggie...

This year's Adams Agricultural Fair will have a more suitable structure for welcoming fairgoers to Bowe Field thanks to Blair Mahar's timber framing class. Mahar said the introductory class at Hoosac Valley High School just finished its third year and the students designed and built the post-and-beam structure.

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Pittsfield Adult Learning Center Graduates 40

Today is your day and you will not allow anyone or anything to ruin it. Ritza Fernandez stood at the podium in the auditorium in Crosby Elementary School Wednesday night in front of a families, friends, and the graduating Pittsfield Adult Learning Center class. Repeat after me, she said, "today is your day and you will not allow anyone or anything to ruin it."

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Ground Broken for Berkshire Country Day School's...

The groundbreaking is the result of "Fulfilling the Promise: The Campaign for BCD," which raised $2.89 million of its $3 million goal to support both the new construction and BCD's Endowment. These gifts were made by more than 300 donors. Designed by Flansburgh Architects, the project will transform Furey Hall, which was originally a cow barn, into a state-of-the-art center for learning and innovation.

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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.

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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.

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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 ó right now. Hailey Burke of Cheshire received her diploma and pin in dental assisting on Monday night and will be in Pittsfield on Tuesday working in the office of Dr. Natalya Yantovsky.

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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 trend of increasingly protective, and restrictive, security policies at the middle and high school.

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

PHS Class President Terrance Nykorchuck had two speeches prepared for graduation ó a funny one and a serious one. Both of them had the same themes ó 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 jokingly bringing up a boiler explosion, rowdy cheering sections at sports events, a Twitter rivalry with Wahconah, jaywalking at lunch, fooling around in the library, a semi-formal dance at the ITAM "and so

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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 better life.

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First Annual 'Running With The Law Race' Takes Off...

Dozens of runners escorted by a police motorcade sped off from Colegrove Park Elementary School on Saturday morning for 5-kilometer "Running With the Law" road race to benefit PopCares. PopCares raises funds to aid Northern Berkshire individuals and families affected by cancer. Before the inaugural race, Mayor Richard Alcombright thanked the grou

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