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Pittsfield School Committee Takes No Action on Taconic Name Change Petition

In August, the School Committee voted to eliminate the 50-year-old team mascot and begin the process of determining a new, more culturally acceptable identity for the vocational school.

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Pittsfield School Committee Votes to Change Taconic Mascot

The School Committee on Wednesday voted to change 50-year-old team mascot and begin the process of determining a new, more culturally acceptable identity for the vocational school.

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Taconic High Grads Have 'Strength to Meet Any Challenge'

Like so many other high schools, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced schools to consider alternative graduation scenarios. School officials have pledged that Taconic and Pittsfield High School will have a celebration later in the summer when circumstances safely permit.

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Taconic Rain Garden Dedicated to Late Maxymillian Employee

A rain garden at the new Taconic High School is being dedicated in memory of one of the workers who helped build it.

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Taconic High Community Mourns Sudden Loss of Teacher, Coach

Harrington, a special education teacher and coach, collapsed Wednesday in a classroom at the school after a medical incident.

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Pittsfield Students Receive Superintendent Award

Superintendent Jason McCandless began Wednesday's School Committee with a presentation honoring two of the highest achieving students in the school system.

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Taconic Graduates 'Class of Change'

The seniors at Taconic were known as the "class of change" and lead the way to break in the new school. The new Taconic was opened for classes for the first time this year and the nickname "class of change" was given to the seniors. They were the ones to break in the new structure while watching the school that had spent the previous three years be torn down.

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Taconic High School Scholarships & Awards for 2019

The following awards and scholarships were presented to the Taconic High School class of 2019 during Awards Nigh on Monday, June 3, in the high school auditorium.

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Taconic High's Graduation to Be Held at Boys & Girls Club

The first class to graduate from the newly constructed Taconic High School will do so at the Boys and Girls Club. The graduation had typically been held in the high school's gymnasium. However, the new school's gym is smaller than the previous one and last year's graduation was the last one before the former home of the Braves was torn down.

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Oil Spill Under Former Taconic Add Unforeseen Cost To Project

An oil spill has led to contractors to dip more into the contingency fund for the new Taconic High School. Jim Moran, project manager with Skanska USA, said during the demolition of the original school, a slab under the boiler room was removed, unveiling an oil spill contaminating the soil. The land there had to be remediated and rain had poured in requiring treatment.

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Victor, Dumigan Presented Pittsfield Schools Superintendent Award

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.

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