Students who earned 80 percent or above in all of their classes received the distinction of "Honors." Students who earned 90 percent or above in all of their classes received the distinction of "High Honors." click for more
The show opens at 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9, followed by shows at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, and 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11. All performances will take place in the Woods Theater of the Elizabeth Gatchell Klein Arts Center on the Miss Hall’s School campus. click for more
Rural schools will receive additional support this year after Sen. Adam Hinds successfully secured a $1.5 million budget allocation for additional aid.
The budget line provides districts below certain incomes and density $100 extra per student. The sparsity aid program helps rural schools with... click for more
Welch, a popular teacher and for 19 years director of Mount Greylock's spring musical, was chosen from among the pool of public and private secondary teachers in Berkshire and Franklin Counties, the New York counties of Columbia and Dutchess, and Connecticut's Litchfield County.
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There is no room on our campus for any kind of hateful rhetoric or action. As always, messages of hate and vitriolic actions against marginalized groups are not tolerated at MCLA. Our community is "Too Great to Hate."
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After a conference call with the Massachusetts School Building Authority on Tuesday, during which representatives from both towns were present, the district agreed to withdraw its consideration for an elementary school project.
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Jeffrey Welch, a social studies teacher at Mount Greylock Regional High School, has been awarded the 10th annual James C. Kapteyn Prize for excellence in teaching. He will receive a $10,000 award for study or travel to enrich his teaching, and the school will receive a $2,000 grant in his name. click for more
The Transition Committee, which governs the newly expanded region through the Nov. 6 election, at its October meeting heard presentations from the principals at Lanesborough Elementary, Williamstown Elementary and the middle-high school about each building's School Improvement Plan.
Massachusetts' economy relies heavily on jobs in the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and math. About 17 percent of all jobs in the commonwealth are related to STEM — a third higher than the national average.
Nearly all of Reid Middle School's eighth graders could raise their hand when asked if they remember being in fourth grade.
"That was not that long ago and yet here you are, 8th graders," Superintendent Jason McCandless said to the class on Friday.
Taconic senior Alexandria Carmon went to numerous vocational competitions against schools throughout the state.
And it made her jealous. The health technologies program at Taconic had great teachers. It was a great program. But the other schools had better technology. They had a better environment to practice their trades.
BCC's nursing program will be reviewed for accreditation during a site visit on Wednesday.
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing is holding a visit, which includes a public forum, on the accreditation process. ACEN has a full day scheduled including from 1:45 until 2:45 hearing from the public any questions, opinions, or concerns about the program.
Superintendent John Vosburgh told the School Committee on Monday that the district has received a rating of 59 percent "partially meeting targets" that means although there is much work to do, the district rating with the state is improving.
At issue was a patch of land currently occupied by trailers related to the $64 million building project. As construction winds down, construction manager Turner Construction plans to remove the trailers and return the land to its natural state.
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.
Christine Martin is taking over as head of the nursing program at BCC.
Berkshire Community College named Martin the interim director of nursing on Thursday. The appointment comes a month after former director Tochi Urbani resigned from the position in the midst of trouble with the program's accreditation.
At issue is about $154,000 billed to the regional school district for permitting. In fact, the town is owed about $295,000, based on its standard permit fee schedule, but about half of that has been passed through to subcontractors on the school building project.
Her goal is to spend at least 30 percent of her week, or about 1 1/2 days, in classrooms. Instead of working around meetings, the first thing in her calendar will be classroom time and everything else will fall around that.
The children had a good handle on the different components of the game, readily answering questions about the aspects making up the bingo card. It's not surprising because the bullying prevention program has been part of their curriculum since kindergarten.
But the building still needs significant repairs and updates to meet current code including complying with the federal American With Disabilities Act. A preliminary estimate done during the feasibility study had a cost of $4 million to address priority projects that included the removal of asbestos.