Greenfield Public Schools

Greenfield school board considers backup plan in superintendent search

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

GREENFIELD — Worried that one of the two remaining school superintendent finalists may pull out of contention, the Greenfield School Committee will begin looking for an interim leader for next year in case it has to reopen its search. School board members stressed Tuesday that they still hope either Jordana Harper-Ewert or James O’Shea will be the right fit to succeed retiring Superintendent Susan Hollins. But after two superintendent finalists … 0

Greenfield school board to talk superintendent finalists tonight

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

GREENFIELD — The Greenfield School Committee will meet tonight to discuss the two superintendent finalists vying to succeed retiring school department leader Susan Hollins. School board members will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the Town Hall meeting room and will report on the visits they took last week to the host districts of Jordana Harper-Ewert, a chief schools officer in Springfield, and James … 0

Greenfield school board OKs 4.7% budget increase

Thursday, April 10, 2014

GREENFIELD — The Greenfield School Committee has approved a budget that increases spending by 4.7 percent from last year, even with Mayor William Martin, the school board’s chairman, stating he plans to allocate a smaller amount. Member John Lunt said that the school board should vote on whatever amount it felt was necessary to accommodate a rising enrollment. The other members agreed, voting … 0

Greenfield Police to increase school presence

Friday, February 14, 2014

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Police Chief Robert Haigh Jr. would like to see the town build up its in-school police presence in the coming years, he told the Greenfield School Committee this week. Haigh said that he is freeing … 1

BB gun taken from GMS student

Monday, February 3, 2014

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Middle School leaders confiscated an unloaded BB gun from a student last week but said there was no evidence it was brought in to harm any students. Principal Gary Tashjian said he found out about the plastic, 8-inch gun on Monday. A sixth-grade student had … 0

Two public forums remain for Greenfield supt. search

Sunday, January 12, 2014

GREENFIELD — To gain a better sense of what the community wants in its next school superintendent, the Greenfield School Committee has organized two more public forums. The forums will be held at on Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Greenfield Middle School and on Thursday … 0

Busy year ahead for Greenfield schools

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

GREENFIELD — The Greenfield School Committee will be accepting public opinion tonight on what the town wants in its next superintendent. The 5:30 p.m. community forum will be held in the top floor of the Greenfield Community Television office, at 393 Main St., and will run until the … 0

After-school program at Greenfield elementary school promotes fun, exciting science

Thursday, December 26, 2013

GREENFIELD — A team of about two dozen secret agents were being anything but stealthy as they built “spynoculars” one afternoon in a Newton School classroom. Following the guidance of “Doctor Atomic,” who walked around in a large, … 0

Betty’s bench

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

GREENFIELD — Some day in the near future, after the new Greenfield High School is completed, reflective thinkers or weary souls will be able to rest outside and sit on a bench not far from the school’s entrance. … 0

Greenfield school board eyes zero-based budgeting

Sunday, December 8, 2013

GREENFIELD — The Greenfield School Committee may use the timing of a superintendent search as an opportunity to examine how effectively the department spends its money. Member John Lunt, who chairs the finance subcommittee of the School Committee, suggested earlier this month that the department consider zero-based budgeting … 0

State to review Greenfield schools next week

Friday, December 6, 2013

GREENFIELD — Six state education officials will visit Greenfield next week to review how the department manages its schools. The state routinely conducts these non-punitive reviews and will visit about 20 different Massachusetts school districts and departments this school year, said Lauren Greene, a spokeswoman for the Massachusetts … 0

Greenfield rejects Mohawk’s shared superintendency proposal

Thursday, December 5, 2013

GREENFIELD — After seven minutes of discussion, the Greenfield School Committee unanimously rejected the notion of sharing a superintendent with two West County districts. The Mohawk Trail Regional School Committee, which currently shares a superintendent with the Hawlemont and Rowe school boards, sent a draft proposal to Greenfield … 0

Proposal aims to divvy up shared supt. costs

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

If Greenfield pursues a shared superintendency next year with districts west of the Route 2 rotary, it might end up taking on about three-fifths of the total costs. The Greenfield School Department would pay 60.5 percent, the Mohawk Trail Regional School District would pay 34.4 percent and the … 0

Computer, literacy

Monday, November 25, 2013

In this feature photo, Rowan McGuane, a preschool student at the Discovery School at Four Corners, practices his reading skills on a computer. (Paul Franz/Recorder) … 0

Book buddies

Thursday, November 21, 2013

In this feature photo, Tayler Bergeron and Payton Martin, both students in the Discovery School at Four Corners, share a book and a smile. (Recorder/Paul Franz) … 0