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New Voices Heard in Mount Greylock Turf Field Debate

Although the idea of an artificial turf field is not particularly new for the district, it has generated widespread interest in the community in the months since the School Committee authorized the initial RFP in the spring.

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Mount Greylock Celebrates Building that 'Reflects Its Greatness'

Everyone who spoke recognized that the new Mount Greylock was the result of countless hours of volunteer effort and the support of voters in Lanesborough and Williamstown. And all acknowledged that while a new building is important, it is just part of the school's story.

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Mount Greylock School Committee Rejects Fields Bid, Reposts

By a vote of 6-1, the committee rejected the low bid submitted for an athletic fields project after the price tag came in far higher than the committee expected when it authorized a request for proposals in May.

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Mount Greylock to Extend Bid Period for Fields Project

The district's architect, Art Eddy of Traverse Landscape Architects, advised three possible courses of action based on the bids, all of which came in higher than the architect's estimate for the project.

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Mount Greylock Begins Talk of Curtailing Cell Phone Use

The middle-high school's School Council on Tuesday discussed modifications to the handbook that would curtail student use of cell phones during school hours.

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Field Debate Causes Friction on Mount Greylock Committee

The Mount Greylock School Committee Thursday considered questions that have been raised about a plan to install an artificial turf field at the middle-high school including concerns raised by members of the committee itself. But one committee member and strong advocate for maintaining the course agreed upon earlier this spring said the time for asking questions is over.

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Scientific Evidence Unclear on Risk of Artificial Turf Fields

Even proponents of the turf will concede the first two points, admitting that "turf burn" abrasions are a real and that synthetic surfaces do get hotter than natural grass.

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Mount Greylock Announces Fourth Quarter Honor Roll

Students are placed on the honor roll when their quarterly letter grades average a B or better, and when the student receives no grade lower than a B- in all graded classes. The student must be carrying a minimum of four graded courses to be eligible.

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Mount Greylock Grads Told to 'Make Change Happen'

Initially divided, now unified yet diverse, the Mount Greylock Regional School class of 2019 was graduated Saturday morning and given one last reminder of how "unspecial" it truly is.

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Mount Greylock Students Attend Career Fair

From firefighters to financiers, a wide range of options were laid out to Mount Greylock Regional School students on Wednesday morning.

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Mount Greylock Audience Urged to Have 'Courage' to Fight Racism

So there's work to be done and that work will involve white people doing the heavy lifting, he told the couple hundred people who came out on March 6 to hear his presentation in the brand new Mt. Greylock auditorium.

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Mount Greylock School Committee Advances Turf Field Plan

By a vote of 6-0, the committee authorized expenditures not to exceed $158,000 for design documents and permitting services to begin an estimated $1.7 million project to install a multi-purpose turf field to the west of the school.

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Mount Greylock School Committee Educated About Baseball Program Change

Mount Greylock Regional School's athletic director last week appeared before the school committee to explain a program change that has riled some seventh-grade parents at the middle-high school.

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Mount Greylock Gets Access to School's Auditorium

Mount Greylock Superintendent Kimberley Grady said Monday that the district has received a certificate of occupancy for the middle-high school, an approval that includes use of the school's auditorium.

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Mount Greylock Notifies Families of Missed Water Test

At Thursday's School Committee meeting, Superintendent Kimberley Grady informed the committee of the omission in the campus's regular testing protocol for radium.

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Home From Afghanistan, Mount Greylock Vice Principal Settling In

Schutz addressed the 120-member class of seventh-graders in a midday meeting in the school's gymnasium, on his third day back after serving a year in the National Guard.

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Q&A: Girls Nation Gives Mount Greylock Senior New Sense of Patriotism

McComish, a politically active teen who helped organize her school's response to gun violence last winter, represented Massachusetts at the 72nd American Legion Auxiliary Girls Nation, a program that brings together 100 of the nation's best and brightest for a week of study and debate in Washington, D.C.

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Rooted in Responsibility, Mount Greylock Grads Go Forth

Grounded in their education from Mount Greylock Regional School, the 80 members of the Class of 2018 received their diplomas on Saturday morning at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' Amsler Campus Center Gymnasium.

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New Ashford School Committee Wants Another Negotiation on LES Tuition

That figure is nearly double the current tuition rate New Ashford pays to send its kindergarten through sixth-graders to LES.

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Mount Greylock Students: 'Have Difficult Conversations' on Gun Violence

Several hundred Mount Greylock Regional School students Wednesday morning left the warmth of the classroom and chose instead to stand in a driving snowstorm.

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Mount Greylock Students Prep for Wednesday Walkout, D.C. March

Mount Greylock Regional School junior Karen Magnusdottir McComish remembers how she felt the day the 26 people were gunned down in a Connecticut elementary school. She never expected to have the same feelings more than five years later when 17 people were killed at a Florida high school.

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Mount Greylock Gets Use of its Gymnasium

The gymnasium, popularly referred to as the Mountie Dome, has been offline since the end of the 2016-17 basketball season.

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Mount Greylock Committee Considers Appointing Superintendent

Several members said it might be wise to follow a process before making what might be the most significant decision of the committee designed to lead the district until November's election of a brand-new school committee.

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