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Area school lunch menus

Friday, November 27, 2015

Amherst-Pelham MONDAY: Teacher’s work day, no school TUESDAY: Baked potato bar, broccoli, spinach salad, pear, peach cup WEDNESDAY: Meatball hero, romaine salad, peach cup, Empire apple THURSDAY: Pancakes with turkey sausage, baked Tater Tots, veggie dippers, Bartlett pear, applesauce FRIDAY: Cheesy pepperoni pizza, carrot sticks, romaine salad with tomato, sliced peaches, orange Belchertown MONDAY: HS: Chicken ala king, brown rice or Tostitos corn chips, with chili, carrots, broccoli, applesauce; JB: …

Educators at Charlemont forum say broadband access now essential part of school experience

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

CHARLEMONT — Broadband access may be as crucial to 21st-century public education as paper, pencil and textbooks were in the 20th century, according to education panelists who spoke this week at the Hawlemont Regional School. Those children without broadband access at home not only miss out on learning opportunities their better-connected peers have, but when it comes to college, they could be at …

School project to get stories from elders

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

HAGERSTOWN, Md. — The sage advice “listen to your elders” has new meaning for thousands of kids this Thanksgiving. After weeks of classroom training, they’re prepared to interview a grandparent or elder, posing questions such as, “How would you like to be remembered?” or “Has your life been different from what you imagined?” Then they share those intimate conversations with the world through …

Lander-Grinspoon Academy teacher receives national award

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Amy Meltzer, lead kindergarten teacher at Lander-Grinspoon Academy, is one of three Jewish educators in the country to receive a 2015 Covenant Award. The award is given by The Covenant Foundation, a program of the Crown …

Student participation in Open Studios event a success

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Weaver and printmaker Kate Jenkins recalls that when her daughter attended high school, she was not exposed to the possibility of art as a desirable career choice. “It always stuck with me,” said Jenkins, who has …

State education board approves new hybrid test

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

BOSTON — Massachusetts students will soon be facing a new standardized test after the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education voted to combine elements of the existing MCAS test with another test aligned with Common Core state …

Frontier field hockey drops another heartbreaking state semifinal to Auburn

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

GRAFTON — Late, heartbreaking goals follow the Frontier Regional field hockey team in the Division 2 state semifinals. Auburn’s Kileigh Hynes delivered a winner 8 minutes into overtime to give the Rockets their second consecutive 1-0 win over …

Around Easthampton: Superintendent hosts school information show; distracted driving lessons at high school; healthy eating theater

Monday, November 16, 2015

EASTHAMPTON — A new show premiering on Easthampton Media Tuesday night will give residents an inside look at programs in the city schools. “News and Views with Nancy Follansbee” is hosted by Superintendent Nancy Follansbee and will be shown on cable channels 191 and 193 at 7 p.m. …

Area School Lunch Menus

Friday, November 13, 2015

Amherst-Pelham MONDAY: Mozzarella sticks, baked potato wedges, carrot sticks, spinach and tomato salad, orange TUESDAY: Pasta with chicken meatballs, green beans, garden salad, apple, pineapple cup, carrot sticks WEDNESDAY: Roast turkey and gravy, peas, mashed potatoes, butternut squash, spinach salad, apple cobbler, Bartlett pear THURSDAY: Hamburger, sweet potato …

Visitors from Rwanda

Friday, November 13, 2015

Photos: Easthampton printmaker Lyell Castonguay visits Northampton High School art class

Friday, November 13, 2015

Easthampton printmaker and woodcut artist Lyell Castonguay recently visited Sheryl Jaffe’s art class at Northampton High School to assist students with a wood-block printing project. Castonguay has exhibited his work at galleries and museums around Massachusetts and beyond, …

Area briefs

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Amherst HOLIDAY BOOK FAIR: A holiday book fair will be held at the Jones Library, 43 Amity St., from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The fair will include used books, compact discs and DVDs. Other items for sale to benefit the Friends of the Jones Library will …

#MillionStudentMarch at UMass Amherst brings together voices for a variety of issues

Thursday, November 12, 2015

AMHERST — University of Massachusetts Amherst students rallied for a range of social and economic issues Thursday at a demonstration billed as the Million Student March — one in a series of such events held on campuses around …