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Greenfield Public Schools

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 reviewing an updated version of a policy that would set fees for private and nonprofit organizations. When members of the public attending … 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 encouraging physical activity and good nutrition. The money will be used for bicycles, jump ropes … 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 over the past two days in encouraging students to walk or bike to school. For … 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 … 0

Greenfield students to showcase short films at GHS tonight

Thursday, April 10, 2014

GREENFIELD — Student filmmakers, ranging in age from 5 to 18, will share their original work tonight at the Greenfield public school fourth annual film festival. The event begins at 6:30 in the high school auditorium. The public is welcome and admission is free. A screening committee reviewed … 0

Another Greenfield schools supt. finalist drops out

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

GREENFIELD ­— Another Greenfield schools superintendent candidate has withdrawn his name from consideration, leaving two finalists for the post. Jahmal Mosley, principal of a regional high school in Somerset, accepted an assistant superintendent position in Sharon on Wednesday. His decision came five days after finalist Timothy Lee dropped … 0

Mayor wants 3% schools increase

Friday, April 4, 2014

GREENFIELD — Mayor William Martin’s budget proposal for Greenfield schools will likely be about $295,000 less than the one suggested by Superintendent Susan Hollins last month. While Hollins’ proposal called for an overall 4.7 percent increase to bring the budget up to $17.3 million, Martin’s would increase it … 0

Greenfield superintendent finalist drops out

Friday, April 4, 2014

GREENFIELD — A finalist for Greenfield school superintendent has withdrawn from consideration. Timothy Lee, a Lenox elementary school principal, dropped out on Friday, leaving three finalists. Greenfield School Committee members, who will interview candidates at the end of April, are traveling to finalists’ host districts next week to … 0

Competition on for superintendents

Monday, March 31, 2014

GREENFIELD — Two of Greenfield’s four superintendent finalists could have job offers before Greenfield is ready to make its choice, because a nearby school board moved up its search two weeks ahead of schedule and another will decide tonight. The Belchertown School Committee had been scheduled to choose … 0

4 finalists nominated for Greenfield supt.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

GREENFIELD — A search committee has nominated three long-time principals and a chief schools officer as finalists to be the next Greenfield school superintendent. All four candidates are from out of town and at least two are finalists for other superintendent jobs in the Pioneer Valley. The Greenfield … 0

Hollins calls for 4.7% budget hike for Greenfield schools

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

GREENFIELD — Retiring superintendent Susan Hollins’ final budget proposal calls for a 4.7 percent increase in spending next year, which adds an equivalent of eight full-time employees to serve an increasing student population. The $17.3 million budget requests an additional $777,358 to the school department. Nearly 25 percent … 0

GHS French students enjoy time in Canadian outdoors

Monday, March 17, 2014

GREENFIELD — They attempted to navigate both sled dog trails and conversations featuring thick French accents, learned a little about Quebec history and lost a kiwi along the way. A group of 17 students studying French at Greenfield … 0

GHS council wins awards at state conference

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

GREENFIELD — After plunging into the frigid Atlantic Ocean last week, the Greenfield High School Student Council went on to collect several awards at the Massachusetts Association of Student Councils’ annual conference. The Special Olympics awarded Greenfield High School with the Silver Spirit Award, although the official presentation … 0

Greenfield school seeking pen pals

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

GREENFIELD — Greenfield’s Math and Science Academy is seeking adult pen pals from the community to exchange letters with fourth- through seventh-graders this spring. The school’s 92 students and their volunteer pen pals will read “The Invention of Hugo Cabret” by Brian Selznick and send letters back-and-forth discussing … 0

Curriculum will be a priority for new Greenfield supt.

Monday, March 10, 2014

GREENFIELD ­— Parents, school employees and local residents who weighed in on the Greenfield superintendent search process want their next leader to work collaboratively with principals and teachers to design a new instruction plan for K-12 students. Aligning curriculum across all grades was one of the top priorities … 0