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The first wave of students leaves the starting line of the Greenfield Middle School's Turkey Trot on Wednesday morning while staff try to restrain those on their heels. The school celebrated the start of the short Thanksgiving break with a road race to the post office and back.
Recorder staff/Chris Curtis

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 finish line no one was complaining about their times or second-guessing where they could have run harder — partly because no one … 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 condition of the facilities, according to Principal Donna Woodcock. The high school has since been … 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 of preparation, and teams of three circled the inside of the cavernous Stoneleigh-Burnham School main … 0

No major changes to Greenfield Math and Science Academy in the fall

Saturday, June 20, 2015

GREENFIELD — The Math and Science Academy will remain where it is for the time being. At a special meeting Saturday morning, the Greenfield School Committee voted unanimously to defer any further relocation discussion until the end of … 0

Math & Science Academy meeting venue changed

Thursday, June 18, 2015

GREENFIELD — The location for the special Greenfield School Committee meeting to discuss plans to divide and move the Math and Science Academy has changed again. The meeting is now to be held in the Greenfield Middle School library, per the agenda posted online Tuesday. The date and … 0

Greenfield approves school use fee change

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

GREENFIELD — Opponents of the school system’s new facilities fee policy were partially mollified by the addition of a clause giving the superintendent the option to waive the increased fees. The Greenfield School Committee approved the new policy, drafted by the Policy and Curriculum Subcommittee this month. Scott … 0

Math & Science Academy debate continues Sat.

Monday, June 15, 2015

GREENFIELD — The Greenfield School Committee will meet Saturday for a second crack at discussion of the Math and Science Academy. The committee was to discuss a proposal to restructure and move part of the academy at its regular monthly meeting June 10, but — reacting to questions … 0

Newton School may keep fourth-graders

Friday, June 12, 2015

GREENFIELD — Newton Elementary School’s current third-graders may stay put in the fall, like their peers at the other Greenfield elementary schools, rather than moving to the middle school. Earlier left out of a planned return to a K-4 structure at the elementary schools due to a space … 0

Math and Science Academy move possible

Thursday, June 11, 2015

GREENFIELD — Stirred by rumors of a proposed closure or combination of the Math and Science Academy with the Greenfield Middle School, parents and staff turned out to Wednesday’s meeting of the Greenfield Public School Committee looking for answers, and left without them. The predominant rumor was near … 0

Rumors rule after Math and Science Academy discussion gets short shrift

Thursday, June 11, 2015

GREENFIELD — The Math and Science Academy was a topic of sustained discussion at this week’s meeting of the Greenfield Public School Committee, but discussion was limited to rumors. The agenda for the meeting contained the acronym MSA … 0

Greenfield public: Where’s time for comment?

Thursday, May 7, 2015

GREENFIELD — The half-dozen residents who wanted to learn about proposed changes in fees local sports leagues pay to use school facilities feel they got shut out this week. The School Committee Policy Subcommittee — made up of chairwoman Francia Wisnewski, Donna Gleason and Jeff Comenitz — was … 0

Greenfield schools get grant for fitness curriculum

Friday, May 1, 2015

GREENFIELD — Fourth- and fifth-graders will soon be riding bicycles as part of a newly grant-funded physical education curriculum. The Greenfield schools, in collaboration with the Recreation Department, received a $20,000 grant from CYCLE Kids, a nonprofit that works with schools and communities to promote healthy lifestyles by … 0

Walking the walk

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

GREENFIELD — On Thursday, Greenfield students, parents and teachers will walk to school as part of the district’s kickoff to its spring Walk to School Days. On that day at 3 p.m. at Newton School the Massachusetts Safe Routes to School will recognize Greenfield schools for its progress … 0

Greenfield plans to bring farm curriculum to school

Sunday, April 26, 2015

GREENFIELD — Greenfield students may soon be snacking on local vegetables sold at healthy snack markets in local schools while also learning about agriculture and ecology in the classroom. The Greenfield School Department is applying for a one-year … 0

Middle School eyed for administration offices

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

GREENFIELD — Could the School Department’s business be conducted out of the Greenfield Middle School? The town will find out. At the request of Superintendent Jordana Harper, Mayor William Martin said, the town is looking at vacant classrooms … 0