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Frontier Regional students sponsor electronics recycling fundraiser for trip to Ireland

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — In April 2015, a group of Frontier Regional High School students will stay in Ireland for nine days. But before they can do that, they each need to raise $2,800. To help pay for the trip, the students are having an electronics recycling drop-off event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 24 at the school. The cost to recycle different items is $25 for televisions, $15 … 0

JFK Middle school student Emma Tanner of Florence wins national Scholastic gold medal for writing

Monday, April 21, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Until recently, JFK Middle School student Emma Tanner of Florence says she didn’t think much about writing. Even after her eighth grade English teacher, Holly Graham, convinced her to join an after-school writing group last fall, “I didn’t do much in the first few classes because my friends were in there,” … 0

Regional Scholastic award winners

Monday, April 21, 2014

Massachusetts middle and high school students submitted more than 1,300 pieces of writing and 18,000 pieces of art to this year’s Boston Globe Scholastic awards competition. Winners of Gold Keys at the regional awards moved on to the national competition March 17 in New York City to compete for scholarships and a place alongside such winners as Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath and Joyce … 0

Deerfield Elementary School Committee decreases budget request

Friday, April 4, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — The Deerfield Elementary School Committee has reduced its budget request by $92,951 to ease fiscal pressures on the town. The request is now $96,559 more than this year’s budget. Rather than a 4.55 percent increase over the current year, the budget would increase by 2.23 … 0

Backstory: John Provost to decide Friday between Northampton and Belchertown superintendent offers

Thursday, April 3, 2014

BELCHERTOWN — The School Committee Thursday night voted 4-1 to offer the job of superintendent to John A. Provost, who already has an offer from Northampton for the same job. Provost, who lives in Easthampton, said he would … 0

Northampton school board votes to offer John Provost of Easthampton job of superintendent

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — After two hours of debate, the School Committee voted 8-2 Tuesday to offer the job of city schools superintendent to John A. Provost of Easthampton, beginning July 1. Provost, 42, who has been superintendent of the … 1

Northampton Prevention Coalition leader moving on to new job with drug abuse task force in Franklin County

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — City resident Marisa Hebble, who has served as coordinator of the Northampton Prevention Coalition for the past year, is moving on to a new job as coordinator of the Opiate Abuse Task Force of Franklin County. … 0

Easthampton middle schooler organizes clothing drive for needy children

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

EASTHAMPTON — White Brook Middle School eighth grader Carly Detmers is organizing a clothing drive for Cradles to Crayons, a nonprofit that helps low-income and homeless children in Massachusetts. A collection box near the middle school’s front office will be available for donations through April 10. Items sought … 0

Belchertown School Committee prepares to interview superintendent finalists

Monday, March 31, 2014

BELCHERTOWN — School Committee members shared their impressions and concerns resulting from visits last week to the districts of each of the three finalists for superintendent and discussed questions they want the candidates to address this week during interviews in Belchertown. The committee is expected to offer the … 0

Amherst students, faculty turn out for vigil in support of Carolyn Gardner

Monday, March 31, 2014

AMHERST — About 300 Amherst Regional High School students, teachers and staff turned out after school Monday to show support for African-American math teacher Carolyn Gardner, who has been targeted in four threatening messages found in the school … 0

Northampton school superintendent candidates meet parents, faculty and administrators

Friday, March 28, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — For the first time during the latest search for a new city school superintendent, the public got to take its questions directly to the candidates Friday. The finalists each met separately at the JFK Middle School … 0

Crocker Farm School in Amherst briefly locked down Friday morning

Friday, March 28, 2014

AMHERST — Crocker Farm School was briefly locked down Friday morning after a man who did not sign into the West Street school building had a brief conversation with a cafeteria worker about a missing umbrella. According to a statement sent to parents and guardians by Superintendent Maria … 0

Three Amherst Regional Middle School teachers to present workshop at National Conference on Science Education in Boston

Friday, March 28, 2014

AMHERST — Three Amherst Regional Middle School science teachers will be demonstrating their methods to a national audience in Boston next month. Jennifer Welborn, Norman Price and Zachary Holmboe will be conducting workshops at the National Conference on … 0