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.
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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
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.
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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. click for more
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.
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.
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.
"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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
Claiming Williams invites the community to acknowledge and understand the uncomfortable reality that not all students, staff and faculty can equally "claim" Williams. By challenging the effects of the college’s history of inequality that are based on privileges of class, race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and religion, we can provoke individual, institutional and cultural change.