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Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School Announces Sixth Grade Teacher
03:16PM / Friday, June 16, 2017
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GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School welcomes Jennifer Green as sixth grade class teacher for the 2017-18 school year.

Green was selected from a pool of applicants after a national search. She earned her master of education degree from Bank Street School of Education (New York, N.Y.). She also holds a bachelor of science in nutrition from the State University of New York (Plattsburgh, N.Y.). Green brings 16 years of teaching experience to her new position, including teaching at every grade level. The GBRSS Board of Trustees and Council of Teachers approve the hiring of Green to lead the class of 2020 through middle school, a period of exceptional human

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BCD Eighth-Grader Places Third in National Video Challenge
02:02PM / Friday, June 16, 2017
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STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. — Shayna Kantor of Lenox, Mass., an eighth-grader at Berkshire Country Day School, placed third in the 2017 national USC Shoah Foundation IWitness Video Challenge.

Inspired by the Shoah Foundation's Holocaust archives, Shayna's documentary "Are you Listening?" raises awareness and empathy for the deaf community.

For two years, Shayna studied American Sign Language and made "Are you Listening?" as a way of giving back to the deaf community. "In a way, I was able to experience their culture, and I thought that I should give back," Shayna said. During this project, Shayna engaged the Berkshire Country Day School Kindergarten

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Lenox High Class of 2017 Reminded to 'Let the Weird Out'
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
03:22PM / Sunday, June 11, 2017
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LENOX, Mass. — The 64 members of the Lenox Memorial High School class of 2017 were sent of to new beginnings with the challenge to "let the weird out."   Valedictorian Joseph Bouvier said he'd learned that as a member of the school's improvisational comedy troupe, which he'd joined as a sophomore.    In fact, he told the graduation gathering at the Koussevitsky Shed at Tanglewood, much of what he'd learned in improv could be transferred as life lessons.    A basic factor in developing improv, Bouvier said, was using the term "yes, and."    "You first need to first need to accept other people's

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Southern Vermont College Graduates Five Berkshire County Students
01:25PM / Friday, June 09, 2017
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BENNINGTON, Vt. — Southern Vermont College its 90th commencement ceremony on May 13.

The college conferred bachelor's degrees to 82 graduates, one associate's degree, three Computed Tomography certificates, and two College Steps certificates.

Among those students, five Berkshire County students received degrees.

earned a bachelor of science in Business Administration.

earned a bachelor of science in Radiologic Sciences.

earned a bachelor of science in Radiologic Sciences.

earned a bachelor of science in Radiologic Sciences.

earned a bachelor of science in Biological Sciences.

 

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McCann Tech Names Top Students for Graduation 2017
04:10PM / Wednesday, June 07, 2017
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — McCann Technical School has named William Andrew Peter Kipp and William David Galipeau as valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, as announced by Principal Justin Kratz.   Both students will graduate from McCann with high honors on Wednesday, June 7, at 7 p.m. at the Amsler Campus Center at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.   Kipp, son of Aaron and Wendy Kipp, is a senior in the Machine Technology Program. He is a recipient of the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship and the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendent's Award for Academic Excellence. He is a member of the pre-engineering program, Project Lead The Way, the National

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Rudolf Steiner School Hosts Eigth Grade Portfolio Exhibit
01:55PM / Monday, June 05, 2017
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GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School will host a portfolio exhibit by this year's eighth-grade graduating class, a free event taking place Tuesday, June 6, at 4 p.m. and Wednesday, June 7, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the school, 35 West Plain Road.

The Class of 2017's 22 soon-to-be graduates have journeyed together from first through eighth grade and will present their handmade books in core academic subjects including history, mathematics, biology, chemistry, botany, language arts and foreign language, and portfolios of work in handwork, woodwork, geometry, 2D and 3D art. Eighth-graders will be on hand to discuss their work, as well as team and

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Monument Mountain Grads Advised To 'Join Them'
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
06:31PM / Sunday, June 04, 2017
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Sophia Cohen tells the story of her first trip to summer camp, where she spent too much time worrying about going home and missed a chance to embrace the experience. More photos can be found here. LENOX, Mass. — Join them.   That's what Monument Mountain valedictorian Sophia Cohen advised her fellow classmates on Sunday when the school held its 50th commencement. Cohen told a story about when she was 10 years old and went to a two-week summer camp.   But, she spent the whole first week trying to find an excuse to leave. During that week, she remember a group of girls going to the pool and she wanted to go. But, she was too focused on trying to go home, too

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BArT Charter School Sends Class of 2017 Off to College
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
04:19PM / Saturday, June 03, 2017
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ADAMS, Mass. — The 16 college-bound Berkshire Arts and Technology Public Charter School graduates were charged Saturday with taking control of their own narrative.   After reading the state's profile of the school's 10th graduating class, teacher Sean Johnson explained that in his opinion, this class was a group of survivors.   "That is the state of Massachusetts' story that is told by a spreadsheet but that is not your story. Let me tell you another story about the class of 2017," he told the graduates and their families during graduation exercises in the school's gym. "When I think of the class, I think of one word:

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BCC Grads Showed 'Grit' To Earn Degrees, Certificates
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
08:30PM / Friday, June 02, 2017
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LENOX, Mass. — Jeremy Patterson admires the traditional college graduate, the ones who had the foresight and commitment to delve right into higher education.   Patterson is not a traditional graduate. At age 26, neither he nor his wife had even graduated high school. He was out of work and trying to care for their three children. One day in 2007, they packed everything they owned into a 1992 Oldsmobile and left their rural home in Florida, driving to a new home in the Berkshires.   "We were petrified. While staying with a friend, I found work and in a month we had gathered enough money to rent the apartment below him," Patterson said.    The

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Clothing Sale, Now a Decade Old, Set for Saturday, May 20
08:44AM / Thursday, May 18, 2017
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Fresh off being named the "Best Annual Consignment Sale" in the Berkshires, the annual Williamstown Elementary School PTO clothing sale will be held Saturday, May, 20, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria.

The sale has been an annual or bi-annual event for more than 10 years and is the largest fundraiser for the school's PTO, raising approximately enough to cover the money the PTO annually gives to each classroom at the school to help with academic materials.

The sale features gently used clothing and shoes sized from infant to teen styles, including pajamas, swimwear and outerwear, as well as infant bedding/gear, sporting and

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