Morris Elementary School Welcomes New Assistant Principal

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LENOX, Mass. — Superintendent William Collins announced that Holly Soules has been selected as Morris Elementary School's new assistant principal and will assume her role on July 1.
 
Soules brings experience and a diverse background in education to the district. She has previously taught both first and third grade, served as a Physical Education instructor for elementary and high school students, and most recently held the position of Dean of Students at Herberg Elementary School.
 
One of her notable contributions at Herberg Elementary has been her involvement in the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) team, demonstrating her commitment to creating a positive and supportive school environment. Her dedication to fostering positive relationships with families, students and colleagues aligns seamlessly with Morris Elementary's values.  
 
The addition of Soules to the Morris team will aid in the plan for Principal Kelley to phase into the full-time role as Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Director over the next four years.
 
"Holly's multifaceted experience uniquely equips her to understand and address the various needs of our school community," said Morris Principal Brenda Kelley. "Her enthusiasm, expertise, and passion for education make her an invaluable addition to our school community. I am confident that she will make significant contributions to the growth and success of our students."
 
Soules holds a master's degree in elementary education from American International College, as well as several licensures including as an elementary administrator, principal and assistant principal.
 
"We would like to extend a warm welcome to Holly as Morris' new assistant principal," said Dr. Collins. "Her experience and her passion for providing students with the best possible learning environment make her a wonderful fit for this role. We look forward to seeing her contributions in making Morris Elementary School a brave and safe space for all students."
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Berkshire Youth Soccer Holds Season-Ending Tournament

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LENOX, Mass. -- Eight teams earned championships last weekend in the finals of the Berkshire County Youth Soccer League spring season.
 
Teams of boys and girls in grades 5-6 and 7-8 participated in the season-ending tournament, organized by Donna Laroque and Nigel Gayle and hosted mostly at Lenox Memorial Middle and High School.
 
One squad, the Williamstown Wildcats 12-and-under girls, is extending its season with a trip to this weekend's Massachusetts Tournament of Champions in Lancaster.
 
Teams winning Berkshire County league titles on June 15 included:
 
Under-12
Boys B Cup Final: GYAA 2, Williamstown Soccer Club 1
Girls B Cup Final: GYAA 2, Pittsfield Soccer Club 0
Girls MTOC Final: Williamstown Soccer Club 5, Berkshire Hills 3
Boys MTOC Final: Williamstown Soccer Club 3, Pittsfield Soccer Club 0
 
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