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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 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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North Adams School Adds Supper to After-School Program

The school district is expanding yet again an after-school program that's credited with improving academic scores and social growth. Beginning this fall, Brayton Elementary School will offer a supper program for any city students under the age of 18, Monday through Friday.

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Brayton School Holds First Memorial Day Celebration

If there was a simple message for the youngsters at Brayton Elementary School on Friday, it was this: Remembrance isn't just for Memorial Day. Marie McCarron's fourth-grade class this year took up the mantle from the former Sullivan School, which held a pre-Memorial Day celebration every year organized by Anna Saldo-Burke and her third-grade class. The entire school, veterans organizations, local officials and the Richard A. Ruether Post 152 American Legion color guard filled the auditoriu

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Senator Downing Reads To Brayton Students

State Sen. Benjamin Downing celebrated a belated Read Across America Day at Brayton Elementary School on Friday and answered students' questions. Although Read Across America day was in March, Downing did not want to pass up a chance to read to Marie McCarron's and Karen Cellana's fourth grade classes.

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Brayton Students Give to Louison House

Brayton Elementary students learned how to give back to the community and donated handmade blankets and food to the Louison House. Students from Marie McCarron’s leadership afterschool program “Giving Back” decided they wanted to do something nice for the residents at the Louison House, the non-profit family support center.

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Brayton Second-Graders Hear 'Yertle' for Read Across America

The theme of "Yertle the Turtle," a bossypants king who tramples other turtles, wasn't lost on second-graders at Brayton Elementary School. "He's a bully!" more than a few shouted when Mayor Richard Alcombright asked the children to describe the turtle who wanted to be higher than the moon.

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Brayton Students Thank — And Get Thanks From — Returning Veteran McCarron

"I want you all to set goals for yourself. Can you do that? And be thankful for everything you have." — Michael McCarron

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Downing Answers Brayton Pupils' Questions

"Listen first and learn from people who clearly know. It is a sign of strength to say what you don't know." — Sen. Benjamin Downing

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Brayton School Receives $35,000 in Donations Toward iPad Program

"We've been trying to reach out to community partners and alumni and any source we can for funding to help us upgrade our technology at Brayton." — Principal John Franzoni

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Learning is Fun at North Adams Summer Science Camp

"I call Science Camp my education utopia. It's creative, it's hands-on and kids are happy and relaxed." — Noella Carlow

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