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Brayton Pupils Encouraged to Remember Sacrifices

Guest speaker James Canavan, a Coast Guard and Navy veteran, reminded the assembly in the school's cafetorium that some 37,000 Massachusetts residents had given their lives over the years "so that we can do things like we're doing here today."

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North Adams First-Graders Send Textbooks to Kenya

The project started back in November when Patenaude and Thomas found out that the curriculum was being updated, leaving a bunch of old textbooks with no home.

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ABC Donates To North Adams After School Music Program

A Better Community donated $1,000 from their clothing sale to the Berkshire Children and Familiesí Kids 4 Harmony program at Brayton Elementary School. Jane Frado of A Better Community (ABC), the charitable organization out of Williamstown, said the Kids 4 Harmony program was one of five agencies they donated money to from their massive second-hand clothing sale.

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Brayton Students Take On North Adams Police in Kickball

More than 40 Brayton Elementary fourth- and fifth-grade Summer Science Camp students swarmed the softball diamond Tuesday to face off against the Police Department in the Cops vs Kids Kick Ball game.

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Brayton Elementary School Holds Memorial Day Ceremony

Brayton Elementary School students and faculty honored veterans past and present during their Memorial Day ceremony. After fourth-graders led the Pledge of Allegiance, the national anthem and went through the history of Memorial Day on Friday morning, speakers were invited to the stage to explain what Memorial Day means to them.

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Brayton Students Learn the Dangers Of Under Aged Drinking

James Holmes, who teaches the class, said the program hits on the myriad skills students need to navigate through the world however last week's class was focused on providing students with the skills needed to make responsible decisions.

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Brayton Students Make Chain For City Christmas Tree

The city's Christmas tree has a unique decoration this year: a 220-foot paper chain. This distinctive creation was made by Brayton Elementary sixth- and seventh-graders who presented the chain to Mayor Richard Alcombright on Wednesday, just in time for the tree's lighting that evening.

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Brayton Students Enjoy Free Supper Program

Kids in North Adams have another reason to hang around after school: Dinner. The hot meal program was introduced this year at Brayton Elementary School as part of its slate of after-school activities.

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