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Mount Greylock Schools Invite Community to 'Talking to Kids About Racism'
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
12:01PM / Saturday, September 17, 2022
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Mount Greylock Regional School District will broaden its diversity efforts to the larger community with an Oct. 28 presentation by nationally known author and speaker.   Simran Jeet Singh, the executive director of the Aspen Institute's Religion and Society Program, will be in town for two days to work with the district's elementary school and middle-high school students around the issues of bias and empathy.   On Friday, Oct. 28, at 7 p.m., he will share some of the same thoughts with a wider audience.   "We asked him if he would do an evening presentation for caregivers," Director of Curriculum and Instruction Joelle Brookner

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Crash at Mount Greylock Entrance Highlights Long-Standing Concern
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
04:40AM / Friday, September 09, 2022
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The collision at the entrance of the high school has again raised safety concerns about speed and low visibility, especially regarding younger drivers. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — A crash at the entrance of the Mount Greylock Regional School campus Wednesday sent one person to the hospital and had the school community thinking about the potential danger of the driveway's access to U.S. Route 7.   At about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Williamstown Police received a call about a two-car accident at 1781 Cold Spring Road, the entrance to the middle-high school.   Rebecca Lee Williams of Williamstown was brought to Berkshire Medical Center complaining of neck pains after the

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Mount Greylock Gets Final Tab for School Building Project
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
06:17AM / Saturday, August 13, 2022
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The final bill to Williamstown and Lanesborough for the construction project at Mount Greylock Regional School came in at $33 million, according to a final audit presented to the School Committee on Thursday evening.   The Massachusetts School Building Authority gave the district its final audit on July 28. Superintendent Jason McCandless told the committee that the final cost of the renovation/addition project at the middle/high school is $64,693,600, just more than $44,000 less than the budget approved back in 2016.   But the MSBA's contribution is about $1.5 million lower than the maximum grant projected by the state agency at the outset of the

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Mount Greylock Panel Picks Designer for New Athletic Field
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
05:07AM / Friday, July 29, 2022
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Mount Greylock Regional School District's Designer Selection Committee Wednesday chose CHA Architecture of Portland, Maine, as the preferred designer for a new athletic field and running track.   After interviewing representatives from CHA and SLR Consulting, the committee voted unanimously to authorize the district's administration to enter into negotiations with CHA.   The School Committee earlier this month voted to authorize the design group, which includes administrators, School Committee members and district personnel, to review responses to the district's request for proposals and make a final decision, provided that the preferred

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Two Mount Greylock High School Students Awarded BWPCC Scholarships
02:21PM / Monday, July 18, 2022
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. –  The Berkshire Wind Power Cooperative Corporation (BWPCC) has Maisie Dufour and Rosario Larios Sontay from the Mount Greylock Regional High School class of 2022 to receive $1,000 scholarships.

The scholarships are awarded to qualifying seniors who are planning to attend either a two or four-year college or trade school program. This is the inaugural year of the BWPCC scholarship program. 

Dufour plans to study communications at Michigan State University. While attending Mount Greylock, she has served as secretary of the National Honor Society and was a recipient of the Smith College Book Award. She also was a member of the Yearbook club, Youth

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Mount Greylock, Lanesborough Hope to Use ARPA Funds for Boiler Replacement
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires.com
05:57PM / Friday, July 15, 2022
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. – The Mount Greylock School District is working with the Town of Lanesborough on a plan to replace a failing boiler at the elementary school using American Rescue Plan Act funds.   Superintendent Jason McCandless Thursday told the School Committee that one of the two boilers original to the 20-year-old PreK-6 school “has had a system failure.”   “Our boiler folks … said with the parts we could bring in, it’s unlikely they’ll form the efficient seal needed to have the boiler work efficiently, or perhaps work at all,” McCandless said at the committee’s July meeting.   The good news is that Lanesborough

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Mount Greylock Regional High School Honor Roll
04:00PM / Wednesday, June 29, 2022
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Mount Greylock Regional High School Fourth Quarter Honor Roll Grade 12 Zoe Armet, Jordyn Beaulieu, Adriel Benko, William Broadwell, Jillian Bump, Cayden Conry, Christian Doucette, Maisie Dufour, Ryan Goss, Jonah Hane, Luca Hirsch, Rosario Larios-Sontay, Felicia LaRoche, Catherine McAllister, Eleanor McPartland, Teague Murphy, Derek Paris, Tej Patel, Jamie Rhinemiller, Lily Rorke, Emma Sandstrom, Piper Schulman, Alayna Schwarzer, Mackenzie Sheehy, Christian Sullivan, Katherine Swann, Camden Taylor, Alexis Toomey, Rona Wang, Anthony Welch, Malina Woodbury   Grade 11 Arsil Ahmad, Bryn Angelini, Annabelle Art, Matilda Asch, Seamus Barnes, Matthew Bertolino, Henrik Bingemann, Marguerite

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Mount Greylock District Takes First-Year 'Hit' in New Bus Contract
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
04:38AM / Wednesday, June 29, 2022
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Mount Greylock Regional School Committee on Monday OK'd a three-year contract with Dufour Tours to continue to provide transportation services for the three-school district.   On a vote of 5-0 with Christina Conry and Jose Constantine unable to make the start of the special afternoon session, the committee ratified a deal with an 8 percent increase for fiscal 2023 over the rate paid in the 12-month period that ends on Thursday.   "But it does stay flat in years two and three," Business Administrator Joe Bergeron told the committee. "We take our lump in year one. But most of the contracts we're seeing have things like 5-5-5

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Mount Greylock Class of 2022 Awards & Scholarships
07:10PM / Saturday, June 11, 2022
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The following awards and scholarships were presented to the Mount Greylock Regional School class of 2022 at class night on June 9.    Zoe Armet, Catherine McAllister, Henry Art, Sophia Mele, Edward Brannan, Livia Morales, William Broadwell, Teague Murphy, Jillian Bump, Derek Paris, Jack Catelotti, Emma Sandstrom, Cayden Conry, Alayna Schwarzer, Takiera Darrow, Mackenzie Sheehy, Maisie Dufour, Christian Sullivan, Diego Galvez, Katherine Swann, Ryan Goss, Alexis Toomey, Jonah Hane, Rona Wang, Luca Hirsch, Anthony Welch, Rosario Larios-Sontay, Malina Woodbury   Edward Brannan   Eleanor McPartland   Christian Sullivan   Jonah

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Mount Greylock Class of 2022 Urged to Know Themselves
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
03:55PM / Saturday, June 11, 2022
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The class was told they were a resilient group who'd overcome plenty of obstacles during the pandemic. See more photos here.  WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Mount Greylock Regional School class of 2022 had to overcome more than a few obstacles on their way to graduation on Saturday.    Class President Henry Art said it was a "singular example of the resiliency" the cohort of 73 had shown particularly through the last three years.    "High school itself is a challenging environment in many different ways for many different people — academically, socially, logistically. But adding in the pandemic on top of that created an obstacle which

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