Regional accreditation team visits GHS

Monday, November 23, 2015

GREENFIELD — Greenfield High School is about to take the next step in the New England Association of Schools and Colleges accreditation process with a site visit Dec. 6-9. The visit occurs once every 10 years. The area of greatest concern in the last visit was the physical condition of the facilities, according to Principal Donna Woodcock. The high school has since been rebuilt, the main building finished this fall. … 0

Sounds good: large lecture, small class

Monday, November 23, 2015

Ah, the freshman class at the big state U — the one with 300-plus students crowded into a lecture hall as the professor delivers the day’s lesson from a stage, perhaps with a few visual backdrops to try and make the material more understandable. As Jason Hooper sees things, it doesn’t have to … 0

Greenfield woman appointed family and community liaison for schools

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

GREENFIELD — Kia Burton-McLaughlin of Greenfield has been appointed to be the School Department’s Title I Family and Community Outreach Liaison. In her role, Burton-McLaughlin will help parents and community member become involved in Greenfield’s remedial programs that support reading and math development. The federal government provides Title I funding to schools to ensure all children are prepared to meet the state academic … 0

Greenfield Votes: School Committee candidate Timothy Farrell

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Timothy F. Farrell, 44, of 620 Bernardston Road, has 15 years experience in Greenfield town government, four years as a selectman and 11 on the Town Council. He is chairman of the Greenfield Community College Board of Trustees … 0

Greenfield Votes: School Committee candidate Nathaniel Tripp

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Nathaniel A. Tripp, 35, of 253 Silver St., has lived in Greenfield for four years and has two children, one of whom will enter the Greenfield public schools next year. He is an attorney working in juvenile court, … 0

Greenfield Votes: Write-in School Committee candidate Douglas Mayo

Thursday, October 22, 2015

GREENFIELD — Douglas Mayo, 56, of 143 Wells St., is running as a write-in for the unclaimed two-year School Committee seat. Mayo was born and raised in Greenfield and chairs the Greenfield Democratic Town Committee. He submitted his … 0

School staff threat recognition training set for Monday

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

The Northwestern District Attorney’s fourth annual Safe and Healthy Schools summit will focus on helping teachers, administrators and other school-based staff to recognize and respond to student threats of violence. Forensic clinical psychologist and University of Virginia education professor Dewey Cornell is the main speaker, joined by restorative … 0

Schools try ‘Just Soup,’ Just Roots community farm’s new product

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

GREENFIELD — The Just Roots community farm’s new Tuscan bean soup had a test run in Greenfield’s elementary schools this week. The soup was one of the six to emerge from 10 sample varieties the nonprofit farm on … 0

GHS housewarming set for Saturday

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

GREENFIELD — Want to see what your tax dollars bought? The new Greenfield High School will be on display for all Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. With construction of the main building complete, the new $60 … 0

North Star program celebrates 20 years of self-directed learning

Monday, October 19, 2015

SUNDERLAND — Grace Llewelyn’s “Teenage Liberation Handbook, subtitled “How to Quit School and Get a Real Life and Education,” came along as Ken Danford was questioning his own role as an eighth-grade history teacher at Amherst Middle School. … 0

A different kind of Newton field day Friday

Sunday, October 18, 2015

GREENFIELD — Newton School’s causes for celebration next Friday include 100 years in education and a new playground built this month with the help of the Recreation Department and parent-volunteers. The Friday birthday bash is scheduled to run … 1

Greenfield still mulling move of school offices

Friday, October 16, 2015

GREENFIELD — A new temporary heating system clicked on this week in the Greenfield Public Schools’ Davis Street administrative offices, but a move remains up in the air. Wednesday night saw a continued argument between members of the … 0

Greenfield Public Schools subcommittee recommends Math and Science Academy move to middle school, reopening Green River

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

GREENFIELD — The School Committee has voted to refer to the superintendent a plan that would see Green River School reopen as an elementary school and send the Math and Science Academy, currently housed there, to Greenfield Middle School. The committee did not officially adopt the proposal, but … 0