Simon’s Rock partners with Southern Berkshire

Simon’s Rock partners with Southern Berkshire

SHEFFIELD — Good at math. Has trouble focusing. Excels in all subjects. Very quiet. Writes below grade level. The stories students hear and tell about themselves early in their academic career can have reverberations throughout their lives. Mount Everett Regional High School Principal Jesse Carpenter said that’s been a major consideration as the high school […]

Longtime Eagle takes helm of Mt. Everett

Longtime Eagle takes helm of Mt. Everett

SHEFFIELD — Jesse Carpenter never intended to stay at Mount Everett Regional High School. When he first came to the Sheffield campus as a freshman in 1988, the plan was to be there for a year and then transfer to Berkshire School to play football.  Now, 30 years later, as Carpenter eases into his new role […]

Southern district towns favor exploring two districts merger

Southern district towns favor exploring two districts merger

EGREMONT — Earlier this month, the Berkshire Hills Regional School District invited its neighbors in Southern Berkshire to form a planning committee to explore the possibility of consolidating into a single regional district serving grades 9 through 12. While Southern Berkshire school committee members are taking time to consider the overture before the July 31 […]

Two South County schools recognized for high achievement

Two South County schools  recognized for high achievement

BOSTON — Two South County schools were among 57 schools in the state that were recognized for their progress in closing achievement gaps last week. Lenox Memorial Middle and High School was recognized for being in the 95th percentile of MCAS (Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System) scores in the state. Muddy Brook Elementary School in Great […]

Monument Valley Regional High School climbs the next steps

Monument Valley Regional High School climbs the next steps

GREAT BARRINGTON — A panel that was formed last year to explore and enhance the 50-year-old Monument Mountain Regional High School is creating a vision on what an updated building could look like. Josh Shapiro, an alumnus of the school, is working on crafting that vision through public dialogue. The panel, Monument Next Steps, will […]

Sisters, both Mount Everett art teachers, named to Fulbright program

Sisters, both Mount Everett art teachers, named to Fulbright program

SHEFFIELD — Sisters Kari Giordano and Stephanie Graham, both art teachers at Mount Everett Regional High School, are known for pushing each other to succeed, said Mount Everett principal Glenn Devoti. Now they’ll share one of the most prestigious distinctions a teacher can receive. Between the two, Graham has always been the more adventurous one, […]