These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million that will be offered next spring.
About 40 people attended a 2-1/2 hour forum in the school's cafeteria, where about an equal number of residents spoke for and against the plan, arguing the idea on grounds ranging from health to the environment to cost.
Whether it be sports, academics, and giving back, Maddison "Maddie" Albert is a leader.
That's the Mount Greylock Regional Middle and High School Senior was awarded the Superintendent's Award on Thursday evening. The annual award is given to one top student in the senior class at high schools throughout the state
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.
In response to a follow-up question, Grady explained that the timetable for the resumption of specific extracurriculars depends on how quickly faculty members respond to position postings that have been in place since early August.
Town Manager Paul Sieloff doesn't expect much to change with the elementary school transitioning to the Mount Greylock Regional School District.
Sieloff said in July, the employee's contracts will all be in the district budget. The transition team will be merging union contracts, bringing all the workers under the same system. But, the school district will be billing the town for those services.
Mount Greylock Regional School's name finally jibes with its reality.
The district's School Committee last week formally voted to change the name of the middle-high school to reflect the fact that it serves students in Grades 7 through 12, removing the word "high" from the title.
The three school committees who govern the Lanesborough and Williamstown school districts Wednesday named the transition committee that will lead the expanded Mount Greylock district through the November election.
Within minutes of each other — and several miles apart — voters at the special town meetings in Lanesborough and Williamstown easily passed motions to create one regionalized school district for its children in kindergarten through Grade 12.
The Board of Selectmen on Monday voted to recommend the town approve the expansion of the Mount Greylock Regional School District to include its two feeder elementary schools.
In concurrent Tuesday special town meetings in Lanesborough and Williamstown, voters in the two towns will be asked to approve the current junior-senior high school district to include the elementary schools in each town.
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.
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.
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.