Greenfield Public Schools
Greenfield Middle School will be housing the School Department's administrative offices in a first-floor space that will be renovated.
 Recorder file photo/Paul Franz

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

Greenfield Votes: School Committee candidate Jason Burns

Thursday, October 22, 2015

GREENFIELD — Jason A. Burns, 35, of 8 Hall Ave. has a child in the Math and Science Academy and another at Newton School, has lived in town for 11 years and taught for 10. He is a … 0

Greenfield Votes: Some new, some known names seek School Committee seats

Thursday, October 22, 2015

GREENFIELD — When voters go to the polls Nov. 3 they will have five candidates to choose between for three four-year seats on the Greenfield School Committee. Two of the five are incumbents; three have never before sought a seat on the committee. The committee is weighing in-district … 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

Greenfield Votes: School Committee candidate Jesse McMillan

Thursday, October 22, 2015

GREENFIELD — Jesse T. McMillan, 23, of 22 Forest Ave. was born and raised in Greenfield, graduated from Greenfield High School in 2010 and teaches middle school English in Pittsfield while pursuing a master’s degree to become a … 0

County MCAS scores up overall

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Franklin County’s high schools generally had reason to be proud of their MCAS results at the critical 10th-grade level, where the test is a graduation requirement. The Department of Elementary an Secondary Education released Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System scores Thursday. The percentage of students scoring in the desirable … 0

Most county 10th-graders score at, or above, state average on MCAS

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

An early look at MCAS results from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education shows area 10th-graders performing at or above the state average on the 2015 spring tests.

Many districts opted this year to administer the new Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers or …

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Federal Street after-school program to cost parents

Friday, September 11, 2015

GREENFIELD — With grant funding gone, parents counting on the Federal Street School after-school program will have to wait to learn when it will start and how much it will cost. School Superintendent Jordana Harper said this week the program had been funded by a 21st Century Learning … 0

Greenfield School Committee supports moratorium on high-stakes standardized testing

Friday, September 11, 2015

GREENFIELD — The Greenfield School Committee has passed a resolution calling for a moratorium on so-called high-stakes standardized testing. The vote has no effect on testing in Greenfield schools, but adds Greenfield’s voice to those school districts calling on state and federal policy makers to implement a three-year … 0

Newton School tour to celebrate centennial

Friday, August 21, 2015

GREENFIELD — If you went to Newton School and haven’t been back since you were 4 feet tall, the school is offering an opportunity for a look at what’s changed and what hasn’t from your new, elevated perspective. … 0

Ready for the ‘photo finish’: New portion of GHS construction on time for Sept. 2 opening

Friday, August 14, 2015

GREENFIELD — The last pieces are falling into place on Lenox Avenue, where the new Greenfield High School has emerged from the cocoon of the old 1958 building over the past two years. Less a few final touches … 0