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Victor, Dumigan Presented Pittsfield Schools Superintendent Award

The two received the Massachusetts Association of Superintendents Certificates of Excellence Wednesday night. One student from each high school wins the prestigious award annually and this year Taconic's Victor and PHS's Dumigan are the recipients.

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PHS Graduates Honored For Scoring Well On AP Exams

PHS boasts of the county's largest AP exam program with 200 students taking 342 exams in 21 different subject areas in 2018. The school has taken on a focus on expanding AP opportunities for its students.

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PHS Graduates Form Alumni Association to Improve School

There are areas in Pittsfield High School that could use some refreshing. The building on East Street has rooms that could be repainted, theater seats replaced, carpeting that needs replacement, and textbooks updated. There are new programs that could be developed and implemented.

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'Bold' PHS Class of 2018 Ready to Take on the Future

Superintendent Jason McCandless doesn't think the PHS class of 2018 is shy. "You are not a shy group, class of 2018. You've never held back your thoughts on your teachers, administrators, or me. The class of 2018 was not shy about emailing the superintendent," McCandless said.

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Neal Talks Gun Violence With Taconic, PHS Students

Overall, Neal said the issue of guns is a "balancing act" of protecting the liberties of gun owners while also protecting the liberties of everybody else.

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Pittsfield Students Protest Gun Violence With Walkout

Hundreds of city students left class on Tuesday to protect gun violence. Students organized the walkout in the wake of the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., which left 17 people dead. The local students honored those killed or injured while making a statement calling for stricter safety and gun control measures.

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PHS Academic Decathlon Team Snags Honors at Regional Competition

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.

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With Mixed Emotions, PHS Grads Celebrate Commencement

Pittsfield High School Class President Mary Tullock is both a little scared and excited about graduation. "We are all diving into what feels like our first mid-life crisis," Tullock said as she addressed the class of 197 students from the Tanglewood Stage at Sunday's commencement.

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