Congressman Richard Neal visits Lenox Middle and High School classrooms

Congressman Richard Neal visits Lenox Middle and High School classrooms

LENOX — Tenth- and eleventh-grade classes at Lenox Memorial Middle and High School received a lesson in government and current events with a timely visit from U.S. Rep. Richard Neal, D-Massachusetts. On the morning of Friday, Jan. 17, Neal walked into three classrooms and delivered remarks on his strong value on education and the ongoing […]

Student Journalists writing headlines, meet deadlines at newspaper club in Lee

Student Journalists writing headlines, meet deadlines at newspaper club in Lee

LEE — A trail of clues and an investigative hunch led student-reporter David Carlino to one of his most recently published news stories. As one of eight members of Lee Elementary School’s newspaper club, Carlino writes and publishes articles for the publication, “The Wildcat Tales”. The newspaper club, made up of fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders, […]

Monument Mountain to begin new after-school programming

Monument Mountain to begin new after-school programming

GREAT BARRINGTON — Monument Mountain students are going to be spending even more time at school this winter. Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 21, Monument Mountain Regional High School will launch more than 10 new after-school programs over the winter through an initiative known as “Project Connection.” The school was awarded nearly $200,000 in funding from the […]

Police rule out anti-Semitic hate crime incident at Middle School

STOCKBRIDGE— The Great Barrington Police Department has closed an investigation into claims of anti-Semitic threats made at Monument Valley Middle School last week, according to the police chief. The investigation was closed after working with middle school officials, said Police Chief William Walsh. “After a risk assessment evaluation, the school has devised a safety plan […]

Lee Elementary School embraces veterans in the community at a ceremony

Lee Elementary School embraces  veterans in the community at a ceremony

LEE — Elementary school students learned a recent lesson in honor. On Friday, Lee students and staff welcomed roughly 40 veterans to offer appreciation for their service in the military. The annual Veterans Day ceremony included songs performed by first-, fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade students as well as readings from first- and second-graders. The playing […]

Lee senior explores her indigenous roots

Lee senior explores her indigenous roots

LEE — Juliette Gagnon, a local artist and senior at Lee High School, embraces her family’s indigenous roots through her artwork. Tasked with picking a theme for her ongoing portfolio series, Gagnon didn’t need to look too far for inspiration. As one of eight students in an advanced portfolio class at Lee High School, Gagnon […]

Southern Berkshire faculty, parents issue plea to be heard

Southern Berkshire faculty, parents issue plea to be heard

SHEFFIELD — Amid a whistleblower lawsuit, multiple open meeting law violations and district consolidation talks, according to one school committee member, the Southern Berkshire school district is in an “existential crisis.” David Travis, chairman of the Executive Evaluation Subcommittee and a member of the school committee, spoke at the conclusion of the subcommittee’s meeting on […]

Berkshire Waldorf School offering gymnastics, circus arts to students

Berkshire Waldorf School offering gymnastics, circus arts to students

GREAT BARRINGTON — In the circus arts program at the Berkshire Waldorf School, clowning around is encouraged. Starting with tumbling lessons in the second grade, the circus arts program serves as part of the school’s physical education curriculum through eighth grade, culminating in a bi-annual circus performance. From juggling to tight-rope walking, students are encouraged […]

Survey offers insights into risk factors for students

Survey offers insights into risk factors for students

GREAT BARRINGTON— While the usage rates of cannabis and alcohol are trending down among high school students in Berkshire County, the attitudes of parents continues to remain highly favorable compared to national averages, according to a county-wide teen survey. The survey, administered by the Railroad Street Youth Project (RSYP), identifies favorable parent attitudes towards drugs […]

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