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

For Head's 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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Wahconah Student presented with S.A.Y. It Proud...

School adjustment counselor Donna Therrien nominated Richards for her outstanding involvement in community and school activities. click for more

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PHS Academic Decathlon Team Snags Honors at...

Eight players on the scoring team garnered 19 medals and came very close to several more. The team now advances to the state finals on Saturday, March 3. click for more

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Mount Greylock Move to New Academic Wing Pushed...

The district's School Building Committee on Tuesday learned that the construction schedule is being adjusted to reflect the reality that the building will not be ready for occupancy during April recess, as planners originally hoped. click for more

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Taconic High Construction: Focus on Interior...

Nearly all of the mechanical and exterior work is complete and the focus at the new Taconic High School is transitioning to painting and finishing. The $120.8 new school has been under construction for just short of two years and is on track to be completed this summer. Workers broke ground in... click for more

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Mount Greylock Transition Committee Hears Both...

Since the fall's votes in Lanesborough and Williamstown to fully regionalize the Mount Greylock district, the LES Committee is no longer responsible for decisions that impact the school after July 1, 2018, which is why the Transition Committee is charged with setting a tuition rate. click for more

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Adams-Cheshire Deals With Heating Issues, Low...

Heating issues in the gym at Hoosac Valley Elementary is forcing pupils to wear their coats during physical education classes or move the classes elsewhere. click for more

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BCC Adds Two to Board of Trustees

The BCC Board of Trustees is composed of area residents appointed to the board by the governor of Massachusetts. click for more

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North Adams Agrees to Fast-Track Study on Sharing...

The School Committee on Tuesday endorsed fast-tracking an aspect of a two-year feasibility study to look specifically at how a shared superintendent might work. That portion of the study is being expedited because of the coming retirement of Adams-Cheshire Superintendent Robert Putnam.

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Adams-Cheshire Open to Talks About Sharing North...

Late last year, current Superintendent Robert Putnam announced his retirement at the end of this school year and Putnam noted Monday that although applications are coming in, the district could also be the first to make a move.

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Lanesborough Officials May Push Mount Greylock...

Some town officials are urging the Mount Greylock Transition Committee to hold firm on tuition rates. Members of the Board of Selectmen and the Finance Committee had fought for years over the price point of tuition and last year finally reach an agreement with school officials.

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Clarksburg Hopes to Begin School Repairs With...

A number of volunteers have met with the Board of Selectmen and more recently with the School Committee. A trimmed down steering committee appeared before the School Committee on Thursday to ensure it had permission to begin gathering estimates and establishing needs.

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New Trustee Joins MCLA Board

"As managing partner of the Keator Group, Frederick has been recognized by numerous organizations as one of America's top independent financial advisors and will bring a wealth of knowledge to MCLA," Birge said. "Over the years, the Keator family has been a great supporter of the College and I look forward to working with him as we continue to advance the work of MCLA."

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Williams Names Schumann Faculty Fellow in...

Roberts has been a member of the Williams faculty since 2008 and is affiliated with the political science and religion departments in addition to Africana studies. He has served as chair of the religion department and college lecture committee, and is president of the Caribbean Philosophical Association, an international organization.

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Mount Greylock Transition Committee May Back Off...

For years, Lanesborough Elementary School and Mount Greylock have been criticized for setting tuition levels below the per-student cost published by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The third school in the newly expanded Mount Greylock Regional School District, Williamstown Elementary School, has a negligible number of tuition pupils in any given year.

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Adams-Cheshire Regional Extends Parents Survey to...

Superintendent of Schools Robert Putnam told the Selectmen on Wednesday night that the district plans to extend a parents survey through the weekend in hopes of gathering more public input.

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Whiskey Treaty Roadshow to Play at Drury High

The Whiskey Treaty Roadshow is a collaborative band that brings together five Massachusetts singer-songwriters. They play a mixture of Americana, rock and roots-folk music.

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Pittsfield Council, School Committee Hear Report...

The City Council and School Committee gathered Tuesday night for the annual report on the financial condition of the city. Auditor Thomas Scanlon of Scanlon & Associates said the city's reserve total is in a "good" range but he'd still like to see more.

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Mount Greylock Transition Committee Defines...

The committee decided on the following seats for the search panel: two members of the Transition Committee, one teacher, one parent, one principal, one town official from either Lanesborough or Williamstown and one Mount Greylock student.

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RAAC Continue to Discuss ACRSD Town Assessments

St. John noted that, in 2016, Cheshire had intentions to increase its assessment to fund the operation of Cheshire Elementary School, which was slated to close after a reconfiguration of the district prompted by budgetary issues.

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Miss Hall's School Appoints Director of...

In her new role, Colaizzi will manage all aspects of the Miss Hall's Development Office, with responsibilities for the school's campaign, major gifts and planned giving programs, annual fund, and alumnae and parent engagement. She will also work closely with the MHS Board of Trustees and campaign volunteer leadership, and will serve as a vital member of the school's Leadership Team, reporting to Head of School Julia Heaton.

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BArT Announces Second Quarter Honor Roll

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."

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Williams College Appoints Director of Oakley...

As director, McWeeny will oversee the events and activities of the Oakley Center during his three-year term. The center hosts a variety of conferences, colloquia, reading groups and annual lectures. Along with continuing these events, McWeeny hopes to focus on and think about the arts in relation to scholarly work in the humanities and social sciences during his tenure as director.

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Adams-Cheshire Starts Up Search for Superintendent...

Putnam, who initially came to the district as interim two years ago, announced his retirement at the end of this school year late last year.

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Pittsfield Schools Backs Indigenous Peoples Day

Elias joined in a unanimous vote on Wednesday to delete Columbus' name from the school calendar on the second Monday of October and replace it with Indigenous People's Day.

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North Adams School Department May Move to City...

Mayor Thomas Bernard said the discussions are still in the early stages but his administration is working with Superintendent of Schools Barbara Malkas to see if the co-habitation is a suitable option.

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Adams-Cheshire Eyes Consolidation to Hoosac Valley...

The School Committee on Monday voted to apply to the Massachusetts School Building Authority in hopes of securing funds to allow the once four-school district to move to one campus.

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MCLA Adds New Minor in Entrepreneurship

The minor is closely tied to MCLA's design thinking curriculum. Design thinking, a new process for problem-solving that uses methods from traditional science and the humanities, will be part of the new "Principles of Entrepreneurship" course, according to Zachary Feury, project coordinator of the Feigenbaum Leads Initiative at MCLA.

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