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Monument Mountain High School To Perform 'The Addams Family'
08:13AM / Monday, May 16, 2022
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GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — The Monument Mountain Regional High School theatre department announced the return of its annual musical after a hiatus of three years.    The show is directed by Jolyn Unruh and assistant directed by Rachel Siegel.    Actors include Zach Annand, Carlin Beacco, Kate Goble, Lucy Ernst, Gavin Santos, Teal Pratt, Nic Kierstead, Anika Thiemann, Sofia Adams, Aria Grossman, Niko Friedmutter, Sarah Cull, Tytiauna Wheeler, Coco Hartcorn, Madeleine Rocheleau Holmes, Isabella DeFelice, Hyatt Tucci, Owen McDougall, Rosie Dohoney, Noah Kramer, and Maddie Rundle, is designed by John Hartcorn and Annika Wainwright, and is stage managed by Paige Lussier

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Simon's Rock Alum to Host Book Reading
08:09AM / Thursday, May 12, 2022
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GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Simon's Rock Alum C. Jane Taylor will host a book reading of her new book, "Spirit Traffic," on May 13 at 7:00 p.m. at the Black Box Theater at the Daniel Arts Center at Bard College at Simon's Rock.    The book reading at Simon's Rock is part of Taylor's North American Book Tour for Spirit Traffic from May-August 2022. The reading and book signing will be followed by a discussion and moth-style storytelling with audience members sharing their own adventure stories.    Registration to attend the event must be made here. Social distancing and masking are required. The event will also be live-streamed over Zoom

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BArT Third Quarter Honor Roll
12:00PM / Monday, May 09, 2022
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ADAMS, Mass. — Berkshire Arts & Technology (BArT) Charter Public School has announced the students who made the honor roll for the third quarter of the 2021-2022 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.   Students in Grade 6 who earned High Honors are Isabella Campoli, Holly Dawson, Quentin Durand, Mary Harty, Molly Isham-Morton, Presley Kelley, Stasiu Kozak, Amelia Lancto, Lucas Lapointe, Nova Leinbaugh-Chelukhova, Andrew Post, Liam Smith, Gabrielle Thomas, Maria Valdivieso,

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Simon's Rock Professor Awarded Guggenheim and Fulbright Fellowships
12:14PM / Friday, April 29, 2022
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GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Peter Filkins, Richard B. Fisher Professor of Literature at Bard College at Simon's Rock, has been awarded a 2022-2023 Guggenheim Fellowship in Biography and a Spring 2023 Fulbright IFK Senior Fellowship in Cultural Studies in support of his writing a biography of Ingeborg Bachmann (1926-1973).   Bachmann is a 20th century Austrian writer and poet.   Nearly 40 years after Filkins was awarded a student Fulbright in 1983-84 to translate Bachmann's poems, he will return to do research in her archive at the National Library in Vienna, Austria.    Over the course of the next academic year, Filkins will spend seven months in Vienna, part

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Simon's Rock Alum Awarded Fulbright to Teach English in Italy
12:35PM / Wednesday, April 27, 2022
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GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. —Simon's Rock alum Chazlee Myers ‘12 was awarded an English Teaching Assistant (ETA) grant by the US-Italy Fulbright Commission to provide assistance to local English teachers in Italy and act as a cultural ambassador for the U.S from October 2022 to June 2023.    Myers is one of only ten ETA grant awardees for Italy.   Myers majored in German Studies and Photography at Simon's Rock and studied abroad in Germany at the University of Marburg. While there, she found that German schools already emphasize teaching English as a second language, whereas the emphasis is different in Italy, hence why she selected Italy for her

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Simon's Rock Awarded Early College Full School Impact Planning Grant
04:02PM / Monday, April 25, 2022
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GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. —Simon's Rock announced that the institution was awarded an Early College Full School Impact Planning Grant of $150,000 from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.   "The purpose of this competitive grant is to provide significant planning and resources to support a district and/or high school and college partner in designing and developing an impactful, large scale, or "full school" immersive Early College program model."    The grant will support a three-year pilot program for Simon's Rock to partner with Southern Berkshire Regional School District (SBRSD) to

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1Berkshire Welcomes Youth Leadership Class
08:07AM / Sunday, April 17, 2022
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — 1Berkshire welcomes its 12th class into the updated and relaunched Berkshire Youth Leadership Program.   This group of 32 rising high school juniors from across the Berkshires were selected through a competitive application process to begin a year-long leadership development program that kicks off in June 2022 with a three-day, three-night retreat to be held at the newly-renovated Camp Arrow Wood retreat.   The 1Berkshire Youth Leadership Program is focused on helping students in the region develop and grow through career opportunity awareness, leadership skill development, and the design and completion of a 10-month-long collective-impact project focused

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Flying Cloud Institute Welcomes New Board Members
08:09AM / Friday, April 15, 2022
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GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Flying Cloud Institute (FCI) announced that Catherine Burns, Daniel Medwed, and Dana Vorisek have joined the Board of Directors.   Catherine (Kate) Burns has worked in the financial services profession for over 10 years and has been elected FCI's Treasurer. She began her career in higher education, where she developed a passion for helping families plan for the costs of college. In her current role as a financial advisor with Apella Capital, she helps families navigate and plan for their financial futures.    Kate says, "Flying Cloud Institute's involvement in our local schools inspires me, as I attribute my career to the

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Simon's Rock to launch Curiosity Camp for Students
12:04PM / Friday, April 08, 2022
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GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Curiosity Camp at Simon's Rock is a two-week exploration of college living and learning designed for students currently completing grades 9, 10, and 11.    The camp will be held on Simon's Rock's campus from July 10- 23, 2022. Students can register for Curiosity Camp here.   Curiosity Camp at Simon's Rock is open to students interested in exploring their academic and creative interests in a college environment while they are currently completing grades 9, 10, or 11. Students will participate daily in Simon's Rock's signature Writing and Thinking Workshop along with a Seminar, and arts and science courses to experience

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District Attorney's Office Annual STRIVE Conference
12:05PM / Monday, March 28, 2022
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Berkshire District Attorney’s Office’s annual STRIVE Leadership Conference on March 31 will focus on youth mental health and wellbeing, inclusivity, and anti-bullying.   The District Attorney’s Office Youth Advisory Board organizes and hosts the annual event for eighth-grade students from schools throughout the county as they prepare to enter high school. This year’s theme is "Courageous Conversations."   "Despite its ubiquitous impact on our lives and community, the concept of mental health is still foreign to many students in the Berkshires. The Youth Advisory Board is taking the first steps towards helping

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