Greenfield Public Schools
The Newton School. Recorder file photo/Micky Bedell

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. The chairs look impossibly small, for one thing. Newton School alumni are invited to tour the school on Wednesday at 11 a.m. … 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 on the contractor’s punch list, the school should be ready for students on the first … 0

Expanded learning time grant renewed

Friday, August 14, 2015

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Public Schools have grant funding for another year of expanded learning time at local schools. Superintendent Jordana Harper said the district received word Tuesday that it will have $870,250 to continue the program in the coming school year at Newton School and Greenfield Middle School, including the Math and Science Academy. The grant is less than last year as the … 0

Maryelen Calderwood running for 3rd term on Greenfield School Committee

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

GREENFIELD — Maryelen Calderwood is running for her third term on the Greenfield School Committee to continue the board’s efforts toward improving the quality of education for Greenfield students. Calderwood, 51, of 82 Sanderson St., is one of … 0

Political newcomer Adrienne Nunez vying for Greenfield School Committee seat

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

GREENFIELD — Adrienne Marie Nunez is making her first bid for Greenfield School Committee to try to improve communication between the schools and the community. Nunez, 32, of 71 Conway St., is one of two candidates running unopposed … 0

Greenfield High School graduates remind each other to value life

Sunday, June 1, 2014

GREENFIELD — Greenfield High School graduates urged their peers Saturday to appreciate every day and remember always to enjoy life with others. “Life is not about being number one. ... It’s not about making loads of money, and … 0

Greenfield makes a School Choice compromise

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

GREENFIELD — The Greenfield School Department won’t accept any new School Choice students in grades 8-12 next year, but will continue accepting a limited number of grade K-7 students. All current Greenfield school students, whether they live in town or in another district, will be allowed to continue … 0

Greenfield school board wants to end Choice

Monday, May 19, 2014

GREENFIELD — Greenfield School Committee members said last week that they wanted to stop accepting new School Choice students next year and focus solely on teaching Greenfield residents. The board’s 4-1 vote to freeze School Choice will need to be re-taken at a public hearing later this month. … 1

Stealth program

Friday, May 16, 2014

GREENFIELD ­— Greenfield School Committee members learned for the first time this week about a two-year developmental kindergarten program that the school department started in the fall. Superintendent Susan Hollins said that administrators created the program, called “The Gift of Time,” for students who needed more time to … 0

John Lunt resigns from Greenfield School Committee

Monday, May 12, 2014

GREENFIELD — John Lunt resigned from the Greenfield School Committee Monday, saying that it’s time to move on after serving nearly two terms on the board. The School Committee will need to appoint someone to complete Lunt’s term, which runs through June 2015. Mayor William Martin said he’d … 0

10 local teachers win awards

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Ten Franklin County teachers will receive Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching awards on Tuesday to commemorate their impact on children. The awards, given out annually since 2003, honor 140 teachers from 35 different communities for their commitment to children in their schools. Franklin and Hampshire County recipients, nominated … 0

Greenfield School Committee picks Harper-Ewert as next superintendent

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

GREENFIELD — Greenfield School Committee members needed only 20 minutes of discussion to agree they all wanted Jordana Harper-Ewert as the department’s next superintendent. After interviewing the 32-year-old Amherst resident for nearly 80 minutes Wednesday night, the board … 1

Supt. finalist O’Shea impressed by Greenfield

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

GREENFIELD — James O’Shea said the Greenfield School Department is on an upward trajectory and he’d like to help keep moving it forward as superintendent. The Greenfield School Committee interviewed O’Shea, 49, for nearly 55 minutes on Tuesday. … 0

Longtime principal and Greenfield superintendent finalist O’Shea ready for next step

Sunday, April 27, 2014

GREENFIELD — James O’Shea believes his two decades in education, including the past 16 years as an administrator, have prepared him to become the next Greenfield superintendent. The 49-year-old Bolton resident is one of two finalists aiming to … 0

Greenfield superintendent finalist Harper-Ewert has strong ties to community

Sunday, April 27, 2014

GREENFIELD — After starting her teaching career in Greenfield, Jordana Harper-Ewert wants to return in July as the department’s next superintendent. The 32-year-old Amherst resident is one of two finalists vying to succeed retiring Superintendent Susan Hollins. She’ll … 0