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Greenfield Middle School will be housing the School Department's administrative offices in a first-floor space that will be renovated.
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Greenfield School Committee approves central office move to middle school

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

GREENFIELD — Greenfield’s School Department will proceed with a plan to move the central administrative offices to the Greenfield Middle School on Federal Street. The committee voted unanimously Wednesday night to support the plan, which would involve renovating unoccupied space on the school’s first floor. The build-out would cost roughly $750,000, which chairman Timothy Farrell said would be paid for … 0

Greenfield schools to start composting waste

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

GREENFIELD — With a state grant in hand, Greenfield’s seven public schools will soon be the latest in Franklin County to begin turning their food waste into usable compost this winter. The new program’s launch will help the district join the other 16 schools in the county that have begun similar programs to … 0

Greenfield graduation returns to renovated high school

Friday, January 15, 2016

GREENFIELD — Students at Greenfield High School will graduate on their own turf once more, with the ceremony planned to be held for the first time inside the new High School on Barr Avenue this year. While the new facility was under construction, Superintendent Jordana Harper said graduation has been held at Greenfield … 0

Farrell elected chair of school committee

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Public School Committee newcomer Tim Farrell, who has 15 years of experience serving in public office, was unanimously elected chairman during the new committee’s first meeting Wednesday night. Addressing the committee as he accepted the … 0

Local students honored by superintendents

Thursday, December 3, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Grades, sports and a host of unique personal achievements and qualities put eight students in the spotlight Thursday night, one selected from each of the area’s public school systems. Every year, the superintendent of each … 1

GHS freshman starts holiday food drive

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

GREENFIELD — Greenfield High School freshman Amelia Simmonds is in her second year of a project that has her adding philanthropic organization to the usual pressures of school. Simmonds said it’s nice to be part of something bigger … 0

Holiday hustle: GMS holds first Turkey Trot fun-run

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

GREENFIELD — Organizers of the Greenfield Middle School’s pre-Thanksgiving-break Turkey Trot race went for the feel of a true road race, with orange slices and water at the finish line — and surpassed it. Behind the balloon arch … 0

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 … 0

Equines and education

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

GREENFIELD — Twenty Greenfield Middle School students traded in recess and both their daily elective courses for the year to spend two hours every morning with horses. This is their second week in the saddle after two months … 0

Board endorses lab name for late member

Sunday, November 15, 2015

GREENFIELD — The Greenfield School Committee unanimously endorsed a proposal to name a computer lab in the new high school after former member Jeffrey Comenitz. Comenitz died in July after a year on the committee. Chairwoman Maryelen Calderwood … 0

Greenfield’s new high school reaps energy savings

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

GREENFIELD — Representatives of electrical utility Eversource presented the mayor with a check for $166,796 Monday, the payout for the new school’s energy-saving features through an incentive program. Martin said the money is a result of the Greenfield High School Building Committee’s work to meet the incentive requirements, … 0

Hollins open to write-in election, but not running

Thursday, October 22, 2015

GREENFIELD — Asked about a rumor that she is running as a write-in for a seat on the School Committee, former Greenfield School Superintendent Susan Hollins said she is not running, but is willing to serve a two-year … 0

Greenfield Votes: School Committee candidate Cameron Ward

Thursday, October 22, 2015

GREENFIELD — Cameron R. Ward, 45, of 39 Nichols Drive, was raised in Greenfield and attended Greenfield schools, graduating from Greenfield High School in 1987 and furthering his education at Greenfield Community College and UMass Amherst. His eldest … 0

Greenfield Votes: School Committee candidate Adrienne Nunez

Thursday, October 22, 2015

GREENFIELD — Adrienne M. Nunez, 33, of 77 Conway St. has lived in Greenfield for just under five years and was elected to the Greenfield School Committee in spring 2014. “I’d like to continue my service ... I … 0

Greenfield Votes: School Committee candidate Francia Wisnewski

Thursday, October 22, 2015

GREENFIELD — Francia E. Wisnewski, 38, of 163 Montague City Road, is a mother of two students in the Greenfield public schools, ages 13 and 10. She is educated as a science teacher in Colombia, holds a master’s … 0