Greenfield Public Schools

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 on the first floor of the middle school as an option for the superintendent’s central office staff. A report on a floor … 0

Greenfield to study busing

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

GREENFIELD — A bus consultation company is visiting Greenfield Public Schools this week to access how the school district can make its transportation more efficient. For $7,500, School Bus Consults, will evaluate Greenfield’s system, determine whether it is using its routes efficiently and how it can cut down on costs, according to William Bazyk, Director of Student Services. The transportation study is expected … 0

Greenfield School Committee seeks assistant superintendent

Monday, April 13, 2015

GREENFIELD — The proposed assistant school superintendent would lead curriculum development, support teachers in implementing Common Core standards and oversee instruction throughout the district. It has been a long-time need for the district, cited in the town’s master plan and by the Massachusetts Association of School Committees last summer during the superintendent search, Superintendent Jordana Harper said. On Wednesday, the School Committee unanimously … 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GREENFIELD — A finalist for Greenfield school superintendent has withdrawn from consideration.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

Greenfield High Student Council to take ‘polar plunge’

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

GREENFIELD — At about 1:20 p.m. today, members of the Greenfield High School Student Council will run into the frigid Atlantic Ocean. The “polar plunge,” which they’ll take part in along with student council members from across the state, is part of an effort to raise money for … 0

Greenfield schools plan for supt.’s departure

Sunday, March 2, 2014

GREENFIELD — The outgoing superintendent will be required to bring major decisions to the School Committee as she finishes out her final days. Greenfield Public Schools Superintendent Susan Hollins will leave her job when the school year ends in about four months, and the School Committee has decided … 0

Virtual school and Greenfield schools consider 30-day transitional agreement

Friday, February 28, 2014

GREENFIELD — The Massachusetts Virtual Academy at Greenfield Commonwealth Virtual School is moving out on its own, and officials will work out an exit plan with the School Committee Thursday. Greenfield Public Schools has provided the Virtual School with administrative support since the Virtual School became autonomous last … 0

Minecraft: Popular video game builds students' interest in learning

Friday, February 28, 2014

Brian Westbrook was trying his best to keep up with the two dozen Greenfield Middle School students competing for his attention. Calls of “Mr. Westbrook, Mr. Westbrook” rang through the air like a broken record, from students hoping … 0