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Claire Abelson, a Greenfield High School junior who helped organize the prom dress giveaway, checks out a blue dress at the school on Friday with fellow junior Casey Antunes, who seems happy with her selection. 
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Prepping for the perfect prom: Free for the taking, dresses, tuxes line GHS lobby

Friday, March 27, 2015

GREENFIELD — Sarah O’Sullivan spun around in her new long, green gown as her friends raved over the dress. Down the hall, Valenka Kosick browsed through four racks of dresses in search of that perfect, elegant gown. And Tim McCarthy and Hunter Felix mixed and matched ties with tuxes, looking for options for prom next year. With gowns hanging from … 0

Committee OKs moving Greenfield 4th grades to elementary schools

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

GREENFIELD — Local third-graders will get to stay in their elementary schools next year instead of moving to Greenfield Middle School. The School Committee approved the change in a 4-3 vote Wednesday. The vote eked by because of problems that may make it impossible for one elementary school to house its fourth-graders. However, this year’s third-grade students at the Newton School may still … 2

Subcommittee recommends 4th-grade move

Monday, March 23, 2015

GREENFIELD — The Fourth-Grade Configuration Committee has recommended the fourth-grade move back to the elementary schools next year — except for students at Newton School. The full School Committee will consider the recommendation on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at GCTV Studio. The decision would return Greenfield schools to a K-4 system. According to the recommendation, current third-graders at the Discovery School at Four … 0

GHS French students beginning outdoor adventure in Quebec City

Monday, February 17, 2014

GREENFIELD — A group of French students from Greenfield High School will spend their vacation this week tobogganing, dog sledding, snow shoeing and exploring the cobblestone streets of Quebec City. Teacher Tamara Grogan will lead 17 students and … 0

Greenfield High senior challenges elementary students to stay active during school vacation

Monday, February 17, 2014

GREENFIELD — Greenfield High School senior Courtney Kimball issued a challenge last week to Federal Street School students: do something to stay active each day of February school vacation. Kimball, a 17-year-old Greenfield resident, visited all of the … 0

Greenfield school board to revise international trip policy

Monday, February 17, 2014

GREENFIELD — The Greenfield School Committee will be reviewing the department’s international trip policy after they voted last week to spend an unplanned $1,700 for an upcoming trip to Spain. The school board traditionally approves international trips months in advance (a trip this week to Quebec was approved … 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