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BArT Announces New Chair of Board of Trustees
03:38PM / Friday, June 30, 2017
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ADAMS, Mass. — Trustees of the BART Charter Public School elected a new board chair and treasurer, Dianne M. Cutillo and Jennifer Kerwood, and a new trustee, Maura Delaney, at the board's June meeting.

Officers re-elected were Christopher Perkins, vice chair, and Geraldine Shen, secretary. In addition to electing Delaney to a first term of two years, the board approved a third three-year term for Perkins and a second three-year term for Cindy Brown, Cutillo and Kerwood.

"It is a privilege to serve BArT as a Trustee," Cutillo said. "The school's work makes such a difference for area students by helping them achieve academic success and prepare for college

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MCLA Adds Two New Health-Related Majors
11:52AM / Friday, June 30, 2017
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is offering two new major programs in the Department of Biology, a bachelors of science degrees in health sciences and in community health education. These programs will launch in the fall of 2017.

Also starting this fall, the Biology Department will offer two new concentrations — pre-medical professions and pre-veterinary. In addition, new biology faculty members will join the campus in September.

MCLA President James F. Birge said he knew the college had to fast-track its already developing plan for new health care-oriented biology majors after hearing from the Berkshire health-care community about the need for

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Miss Hall's School Announces Head's List, Honor Roll
12:08PM / Wednesday, June 28, 2017
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Miss Hall's School has announced 47 local students among the 135 girls schoolwide named to the Head's List and Honor Roll for the second semester, which ended May 31.

For Head's List recognition, students must have taken five major, full-credit courses and must maintain a minimum grade-point average of 92, with no single grade below B-plus.

For Honor Roll recognition, students must have taken five major, full-credit courses and must maintain a minimum grade-point average of 86, with no single grade below B-minus.

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Jenna Crosier, Pittsfield; Rachel Freedman, East Chatham, N.Y.; Grace Guachione, Pittsfield; Gabriela Keator, Lenox; Mikala

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BCC Announces Spring Semester Dean's List
12:39PM / Monday, June 26, 2017
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Community College has announced its Spring 2017 Dean's List.

To be eligible for the list, full-time students must have declared a major, completed a minimum of 12 non-repeated, traditionally graded credit hours during the spring semester, and achieved a 3.250 to 3.749 grade point average for Honors, or a 3.750 to 4.000 grade point average for High Honors.

Part-time students are eligible for the list if they meet the same requirements, except that their credit hours may have been completed during the fall and spring semesters of one academic year.

The following 136 students qualified for High Honors:

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Michael A. Corkins, Rebecca L.

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BArT Announces Third Trimester Honor Roll
01:39PM / Monday, June 19, 2017
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ADAMS, Mass. — Berkshire Arts & Technology Charter Public School has announced the students who made honor roll for the third trimester of the 2016-2017 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.

Dion Bianco, Ivan Chen, Zy'Aira Cooper, Felee Davis,

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BCC Pinning Ceremony Recognizes Practical Nurse Graduates
11:48AM / Monday, June 19, 2017
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Seventeen graduates of the practical nurse certificate program at Berkshire Community College were recognized June 15 during a pinning ceremony in the Robert Boland Theatre of the college's Koussevitzky Arts Center.

Chelise Rondeau

Salina Kiplagat

Megan Mahoney

Yormary Shogren

Angela Colson, Brittany Moore-Lusigan, Lindsay Ostellino

Samantha Andrews

Gregory Martin, Pamela Matson, Railea Rivera, Lesline Rostick

Stephanie Fredsall

Anna Owuor

Shauna Hoffman

Valentina Gavel

Natalya Sevostyanova


Lindsay Ostellino

Gregory Martin

Natalya Sevostyanova

 
Graduates of the 10-month program are eligible to sit for the Licensed Practical Nurse

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Berkshire Country Day School Graduates Four Students
11:10AM / Monday, June 19, 2017
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STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. — Berkshire Country Day School, an independent school for students in preschool through ninth grade, celebrated the graduation of the Class of 2017 at an Awards and Graduation Ceremony on Wednesday, June 14.

Graduates of the Class of 2017 are: Emily Sharron Carmel, Pittsfield and Adams, Mass.; Fiona Loveday Ferrone, Spencertown, N.Y.; Lanna Sofia Knoll, Great Barrington, Mass.; and Emmett Earl Wotkiewich, Nassau, N.Y.

Carmel received a Viv Murray Caputo Vocal Music Prize, the Madame Grad French Prize and a Donald T. Oakes Citizenship Award.

Ferrone received a Viv Murray Caputo Vocal Music Prize, the Ramsbotham History Prize, a Philip Potter Classics Prize, an

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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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