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Q&A: 'Big Sneakers to Fill,' Williamstown Phys Ed Teacher Retires After 43 Years

Sue Kirby found her own ways to get the most out of her pupils over more than four decades as an educator in the Williamstown public schools.

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Williamstown Fifth-Grader Advances to State GeoBee

This is the second level of the National Geographic GeoBee competition, which is now in its 31st year. School GeoBees were held in schools with fourth- through eighth-grade students throughout the state to determine each school champion. Everett came in first at Williamstown Elementary.

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Williamstown Elementary School Committee Holds Final Meeting

After dispensing with the business, a couple of members closed the meeting with their thoughts on the committee's work, which included helping lay the groundwork for November's town meeting votes in Lanesborough and Williamstown that accomplished full regionalization of the PreK-12 region.

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Williamstown Elementary Sixth-Graders Win Berkshire Robotics Challenge

Noelle Dravis, Julia Goh and Grace Winters took turns guiding the team’s Lego robot through seven rounds of competition, capped by a dramatic 110-100 win in the finals over the runner-up from the Berkshire Christian Homeschool group.

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Williamstown School Committee Member Questions Education's Emphasis on Technology

Johnson emphasized that his comments were meant to address the national trend in education and not reflect on Williamstown's priorities. And he said there are issues of equity involved in the rush to bring technology into the classroom.

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Lanesborough, Williamstown Voters Face School Regionalization Question Tuesday

At contemporaneous town meetings in each community, residents will be asked whether to consolidate the three schools of the Tri-District into a single, expanded Mount Greylock Regional School District. If they do so, the current practice of electing a separate school committee for each elementary school will be a thing of the past, and the budgets for both preK-6 schools will be incorporated into a single spending plan that voters will be asked to approve each spring at Annual Town Meeting.

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Mount Greylock Committee to Weigh Minor Changes to Regionalization Proposal

Although the Williamstown School Committee would continue to exist through the end of fiscal 2018, the focus of the district would shift to the transition committee if both towns approve regionalization at concurrent special town meetings.

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Mount Greylock Asks Towns to Put Regional Expansion to Vote

The Mount Greylock Regional School Committee on Tuesday decided to ask voters to approve the region's expansion to include Williamstown's and Lanesborough's elementary schools. But there may be one more School Committee meeting to approve the final regional agreement language voters will see at Nov. 14 special town meetings in each community.

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School Officials Answer Regionalization Questions in Lanesborough

School officials behind the regionalization vote have been around town answering questions about it. But they still don't have a final draft of the proposal. The long talked about full regionalization of Williamstown Elementary School, Lanesborough Elementary School, and Mount Greylock Regional Middle and High School goes to voters on Nov. 14. The move is seen as a natural progression after sharing administration for nearly a decade.

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Williamstown Elementary Holds Fall Children's Clothing Sale on Oct. 14

The WES cafeteria will be packed with gently used, nearly new and brand new quality children's clothing and accessories, including dressy styles, swim and athletic wear, foot wear, costumes and pajamas.

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Williamstown Elementary Committee Plans Final Outreach on Regionalization

After years of study and conversation about expanding the Mount Greylock Regional School District, the marathon effort is in a sprint to the finish.

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Williamstown Selectman Presses for More Local Control in School Regionalization Plan

A member of the Board of Selectmen on Monday laid out his suggestions to strengthen local control over elementary schools in a proposed expansion of the Mount Greylock Regional School District.

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Mount Greylock School Committee Advances Regionalization Plan

The Mount Greylock Regional School Committee on Tuesday echoed the school committees at its feeder elementary schools by endorsing a plan to fully regionalize the district while maintaining local control of the elementary schools in Lanesborough and Williamstown.

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Williamstown Elementary Committee Moves Regionalization Proposal Forward

In a 5-0 vote, the panel voted to signal the Mount Greylock School Committee that it wants to meet jointly with the the junior-senior high school committee at its Sept. 19 meeting and that the elementary school committee wants to continue to seek community input ahead of a hoped-for November special town meeting in each of Mount Greylock's member towns.

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Latest Mount Greylock Regionalization Proposal Maximizes Local Control

The latest proposal to expand the Mount Greylock Regional School District would allow each member town to control the budget of its elementary school. The elementary school committees from Williamstown and Lanesborough met Tuesday to review a draft regional agreement that would expand Mount Greylock Regional School District to include both its "feeder" schools.

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Williamstown Elementary Adds Two Classrooms

Williamstown Elementary School's enrollment saw a dramatic increase over the summer, but school officials were able to find the money to hire new teachers without cutting programming at the K-through-6 school.

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