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Flying Cloud Institute Appoints Afterschool Educator
11:59AM / Wednesday, November 16, 2022
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GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Flying Cloud Institute (FCI) has hired Liliana Atanacio as an Afterschool Science and Art Educator.    In this role, Atanacio will lead afterschool Girls Science Clubs and MakerSpaces, as well as in-school residencies. She brings an understanding of the interconnectedness of multiple disciplines and the ability to analyze systems and incorporate critical thinking to create positive change.   "STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) education has had a transformative power on my own life. I love watching the next generation of learners and leaders in our community. Nothing makes me happier than helping and supporting their

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Simon's Rock Theater Program to Perform 'RIOT'
12:27PM / Thursday, November 10, 2022
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GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Bard College at Simon's Rock's Theater Program will perform "RIOT" on Thursday, Nov. 10 through Saturday, Nov. 12.    "RIOT" is directed by Assistant Professor of Theater and alumna Sara Katzoff '97.   According to a press release, originally created and devised by the Wardrobe Ensemble from Bristol (United Kingdom), "RIOT" is a tale of violence, greed and cheap sofas. Set in a lamp-lit showroom, "RIOT" integrates live music, early 2000's nostalgia and eyewitness accounts to reimagine the story of an actual riot that broke out during the grand opening of an infamous Swedish furniture store

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BArT First Quarter Honor Roll
04:00PM / Monday, October 31, 2022
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ADAMS, Mass. — Berkshire Arts & Technology (BArT) Charter Public School announced the students who made the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2022-2023 school year.     Students who earned 80 percent or above in all of their classes received the distinction of "Honors".  Students who earned 90 percent or above in all of their classes received the distinction of "High Honors."   Academic courses at BArT are aligned with the Massachusetts State Curriculum Frameworks for the appropriate grade level and include all standards deemed necessary for a complete, college-preparatory, middle and high school education.   Students in

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Berkshire Waldorf High School Open House
04:00PM / Wednesday, October 26, 2022
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STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. — Berkshire Waldorf High School is holding an Open House on Thursday, Nov. 3 at 7 pm at the school located on 14 Pine Street.   The program will include a scene from the shcool's upcoming Shakespeare play, "Much Ado About Nothing," and a student panel. Guests are welcome to ask questions about the students' high school experience, the work they've done this year, and their plans for the future.   The school offers honors-level, college preparatory academics and is also integrated into the larger community, including classes and workshops in artists' studios, the use of local science labs and gyms, Shakespeare & Company, field

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Simon's Rock to host Symposium on Social Justice and Inclusion
12:17PM / Wednesday, October 19, 2022
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GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Bard College at Simon's Rock will host the Symposium on Social Justice and Inclusion, which is an annual program sponsored by the Council for Inclusive Community (CIC).    According to a press release, the event provides designated time and space for the Simon's Rock community to deconstruct barriers to action on important social justice issues — in the classroom and in day-to-day life, using a theme. This year the theme is "Healing."   This year's keynote speaker will be Lesley Martinez on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 7:00 p.m. in The McConnell Theater, located in the Daniel Arts Center. Martinez's keynote address is

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Literacy Network of South Berkshire to Open Tutor Resource Center
04:23PM / Thursday, October 13, 2022
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LEE, Mass. The Literacy Network of South Berkshire (LitNet) announced the grand opening of the Susan Weintraub Tutor Resource Center at the LitNet headquarters on 32 Park St.   This new center will be a space for LitNet tutors and learners as well as the LitNet staff home base. A grand opening ceremony and gathering of Weintraub’s family, friends, and the LitNet staff and board will take place on Sunday, October 23 at 2 PM.    Susan Weintraub, who passed away on Feb. 19, 2022, was a longtime LitNet tutor and supporter as well as a board member for eleven years. Having received a master's degree from Columbia University in Speech Therapy, Weintraub brought

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Faculty Forum at Simon's Rock
12:02PM / Thursday, October 13, 2022
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GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — The Faculty Forum series at Bard College at Simon's Rock returns for the fall semester and is open to the public, beginning on Monday, Oct. 17.   The Faculty Forum provides an opportunity to hear from Simon's Rock faculty about the scholarly and creative work they do outside the classroom.    In an informal setting that encourages discovery and dialogue, faculty will discuss their works-in-progress or their recently completed projects, according to a press release.   Faculty Forums will be held in-person at 4:15 p.m. on various Mondays during the fall semester and in various locations on campus at Bard College at Simon's

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ThinkFood Conference at Simon's Rock
03:00PM / Wednesday, October 12, 2022
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GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Bard College at Simon's Rock will host the 9th annual ThinkFOOD conference, at Bard College at Simon's Rock on Oct. 15, 2022.    The theme of the 2022 ThinkFOOD conference, hosted by the Center for Food Studies, is "Regenerative" and will explore food practices and traditions that honor shared roots and empower the restoration of the food system, according to a press release.   The 2022 ThinkFOOD conference will be held at the Fisher Science and Academic Center at Simon's Rock with in-person and virtual workshops on Saturday, Oct. 15.   The conference is free for all students. Tickets are $25 for access to all

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FCI Expanding Afterschool Programming
10:27AM / Friday, September 30, 2022
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GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Flying Cloud Institute (FCI) has announced funding from the Massachusetts Afterschool Partnership (MAP) and Mass Cultural Council’s YouthReach, which will enable the organization to expand afterschool programs in Berkshire County.

Afterschool Girls Science Clubs will double from four to eight schools in the Pittsfield Public Schools (PPS) and will continue in the Lee, Berkshire Hills, and Southern Berkshire School Districts. These Young Women in Science programs focus on serving youth in Pittsfield and rural areas where access to hands-on science and engineering learning is limited. Schools partner with FCI to identify youth that will most

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Simon's Rock Opens Center for Equity, Inclusion, and Community
08:55AM / Friday, September 30, 2022
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GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Bard College at Simon's Rock recently announced the opening of the new Center for Equity, Inclusion, and Community on the college's campus on Friday, Sept. 16, 2022.

The Center for Equity, Inclusion, and Community (CEIC) is a campus-wide resource, with a particular focus on serving students of color and affinity student organizations.

The open house took place on Friday, Sept. 16 and students, faculty, and staff were welcomed to tour the CEIC and meet with fellow students and colleagues on campus.

The development of the CEIC was planned and implemented by the current Dean of Equity and Inclusion, Sarah Porter-Liddell, alongside many employees of the

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