Gill-Montague Regional Schools
Elsie Almeida, Althea Tierney and Maeve Beck, from bottom, have difficulty containing themselves while demonstrating the proper use of a teleportation portal. Standing, from left, are Alexis Dimitriou, Maia Castro-Santos and Nadya Baum. The Gill sixth-graders are headed to the state finals of Destination Imagination with their space portal and associated equipment. 
Recorder Chris Curtis

Gill Elementary sends two Destination Imagination teams to the state finals

Sunday, March 22, 2015

GILL — Two teams of current and former Gill Elementary School students are headed for the state finals of a national imagination competition after winning at the regional level. On March 7, five teams from Gill Elementary and one team of seventh-grade Gill alumni participated in the Destination Imagination western Massachusetts regional tournament. Four teams placed in the top three and two are headed to state finals, according to the school. Destination Imagination is a nationwide creativity competition along the lines of a science fair. Gill Elementary teacher David Grout began the program in Gill last school year. Gill students competed in two challenges this … 1

G-M School Committee approves budget

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — The Gill-Montague Regional School District budget passed this week at $18,347,688, up 4.9 percent from this year, with 2.59 and 8.65 percent increases to the sums Montague and Gill will be asked to fund, respectively. The Gill Montague School Committee approved the budget by exactly the two-thirds required Tuesday night, 6-2, with one member absent. Gill’s $1.57 million and Montague’s … 0

Assessments a mixed bag for Gill-Montague school districts

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Gill and Montague now have working numbers for their shares of the Gill-Montague Regional School District budget. Montague’s assessment came as a pleasant surprise; Gill’s, less so. Montague Town Administrator Frank Abbondanzio said the district passed on an assessment less than $1,000 over what Montague considered an affordable assessment for the coming year. Gill-Montague School District Director of Business and Operations Joanne Blier … 0