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BArT Announces Second Quarter Honor Roll
02:36PM / Wednesday, January 30, 2019
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ADAMS, Mass. — Berkshire Arts & Technology Charter Public School has announced the students who made honor roll for the second quarter of the 2018-19 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.

Grade 6

Persephone Clark, Tucker Danylin, Sascha

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Norman Rockwell Museum Presents 33rd Annual Berkshire County High School Art Show
02:53PM / Monday, January 28, 2019
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STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. — In celebration of Norman Rockwell's 125th birthday, Norman Rockwell Museum will present the 33rd annual Berkshire County High School Art Show, with a special exhibition opening to be held on Saturday, Feb. 2, from 2 to 4 p.m.

Visitors will have the opportunity to meet the young artists and at 2:30 p.m. hear a lecture from acclaimed illustrator Gregory Manchess, whose work is also currently on view at the museum.

In the tradition of Norman Rockwell, who began his professional career as a teenager, the High School Art Show celebrates the creative talent found in Berkshire County's local high schools. Original works in all media — from painting and

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Berkshire Country Day School Wins Classics Day Awards
02:44PM / Monday, January 28, 2019
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STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. — Berkshire Country Day School's Upper School Latin students (grades seven and eight) joined the Pioneer Valley Classical Association annual Classics Day at Mount Holyoke College on Jan. 18.

BCD's Latin students enjoyed participating in workshops and contests with their peers (in grades seven through 12) from Academy Hill, Belchertown, Herberg Middle School, Lenox Memorial High, MacDuffie, Northampton High, Pittsfield High and Williston. The BCD students were accompanied by Latin teacher Eugénie Fawcett and English teacher James Fawcett.

BCD students received the following awards:

Art contest

First place, seventh-grader Juliana Mills

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MCLA Opens 125th Year With New Strategies, Initiatives
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
06:31PM / Wednesday, January 23, 2019
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Some legislators are calling it the "year of education" but for Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, it's not about one year but about 125 years of education.

The college will celebrate its quasquicentennial in 2019 with a series of events, exhibitations, signage and celebrations. President Jamie Birge announced the anniversary along with other college news as the spring semester kickoff breakfast held in the Centennial Room on Tuesday morning.

Established in 1894 as the North Adams Normal School to train teachers, the college has gone through a number of names and some significant academic and physical changes over the past 125 years. It

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BCC Hires Financial Literacy Coordinator
12:56PM / Monday, December 24, 2018
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Community College has filled the position of financial literacy coordinator and coordinator of Student activities and also welcomes Eleanore Velez, an admissions counselor and coordinator of the Multicultural Center, back to the college.

Tina Schettini, who previously worked as a Senior Special Projects coordinator, has moved to the Student Engagement Center to work as the coordinator of Student Activities.

Nancy Stoll has joined the college as the Financial Literacy coordinator, a position based in the Student Financial Services office and funded by a grant to the college from Guardian Life Insurance Company of America. Stoll comes to the college with

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BArT Seniors Receive John and Abigail Adams Scholarship
02:50PM / Friday, December 07, 2018
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ADAMS, Mass. — Half of the BART Charter Public School senior class are recipients of the John and Abigail Adams scholarship.

Recipients of these scholarships, upon acceptance, are entitled to attend any Massachusetts state school tuition-free for up to eight semesters of undergraduate education.

The recipients are Isaiah Albright, Ruth Bristol, Natalie Celebi, Thomas Cook, Dylan Dermody-Battaini, Joshua Donovan, Joshua Doubiago, Matthew Failla, Macie Fitch, Shanique Maloney, Braydon Peterson, Hannah Stringer, Caitlin Terpak and Abel Ward.

To be eligible, students must score at the advanced level on one of the three Grade 10 Massachusetts Comprehensive Assesment System (MCAS) tests

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Student Could Face Charges in Mount Everett Bomb Threat
05:39PM / Wednesday, December 05, 2018
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SHEFFIELD, Mass. — School officials say a student responsible for Friday's hoax bomb threat that caused the evacuation and closure of the Mount Everett Regional School campus has been removed from school.    In a message to the school community on Wednesday afternoon, Superintendent of Schools Beth Regulbuto wrote that the investigation had been completed.    "Our school administrators and the Sheffield Police Department questioned witnesses and the student. A confession was obtained, and the student has been removed pending disciplinary action and evaluation. The Sheffield Police will be acting in accordance with Massachusetts General Law and the District

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Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School Announces New School Director
01:13PM / Friday, November 30, 2018
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GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — The Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School has announced that, after a nationwide search, the school's new director will be Dr. Sue Das.

"Dr. Sue Das is the right person at the right time for Steiner, as we go through a vitally important transition in our school's history," said Chris Lee, president of the Steiner School Board of Trustees and a member of the school director search committee. "She brings extraordinary knowledge as an educator, deep experience as an administrator, and wisdom from her rich and meaningful life story. Combine all this with her fresh perspective, quiet confidence and compassion for children, and we will

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South Berkshire Evacuates Sheffield Campus, Dismisses Classes
11:44AM / Friday, November 30, 2018
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In a school community update just before 5 p.m., Regulbuto wrote that the potential bomb threat was brought to the attention of the administration on Friday morning, the building was evacuated and first-responders called.    The decision to evacuate students from the campus was made in conjunction with the Sheffield Police Chief Eric R. Munson III.   The Police and Fire department and State Police and Arson and Bomb Unit responded to the campus. The school buildings and campus were thoroughly searched, and law enforcement declared that the buildings and campus are safe.   Sheffield Police are still investigating the incident.    Students and staff who need to

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College Notes: September - December 2018
06:07PM / Tuesday, November 27, 2018
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Lasell students during a service-learning trip in Ecuador this summer. Hannah King was one of 13 students selected to participate in an environmental service-learning trip to Ecuador with this past summer.   King, of Pittsfield, worked with faculty and peers to support sustainable agricultural practices in the country. The group spent their time in Ecuador living with local communities and immersing in their culture. Students helped to build brick ovens, create tiles and shingles, and clear mountainside debris.   In preparation for the two-week trip, King and their classmates participated in a semester-long course this spring. Students learned about Ecuador's

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