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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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Plunkett Students Learn STEM Skills In Explore! Program

More than 60 C.T. Plunkett School students in Grades 3-5 were scattered throughout the school last week participating in STEM enrichment sessions. Teacher Laura Scholz said the children have been staying after school over the past month to partake in seven different hands-on activities using science, technology, engineering and math through the Explore program.

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North Adams Third-Graders Get Free Swimming Lessons

All North Adams third-graders will be provided free swim lessons through a donation from All Saints Episcopal Church and the Northern Berkshire Family YMCA. According to the National Safe Kids Campaign, drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional injury-related death to children ages 1 through 14.

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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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Hoosac Valley Students Hold Mock Trial With Adams Police

Because of the fine policing of Hoosac Valley sixth-graders, a perpetrator was found guilty and sentenced to 15 years in state prison. The hammer of the law came down swiftly Wednesday afternoon when the honorable Edmund St. John IV heard the evidence gathered by the Hoosac Valley forensics after-school program and sent Adams Police Officer Travis Cunningham into confinement for armed robbery and larceny.

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School Safety Patrol Graduates Thank First Responders

The School Safety Patrol program graduates recognized paramedics John Meaney Jr. and Amalio Jusino for volunteering and assisting in the program. The program teaches children safety and emergency response tactics. The participating pupils enjoyed a morning of bowling and pizza from Mingo's at their graduation pinning at Mount Greylock Bowl & Golf.

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Williamstown School Committee Hears About College's Involvement

Williamstown Elementary School students participate in BioEyes, one of the programs through which Williams College supports education at local schools.

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