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Honor Roll: Northampton

Friday, February 12, 2016

Northampton GRADE 12 First Honors Alexis Alicea, Emma Almanzar, Daniel Averill, Devon Barry, David Beebe, Hannah Belanger, Sarah Bloomgarden, Luke Bosco, Henry Brown, Arianna Burch, Krystal Burgos, Jesse Carlino Threlfall, Sheila Carpenter, Alexander Carson, Taylor Cassidy, Cody Cleveland, Shannon Collins, Jose Cordova Sam Daniel, Sachel Davis-Delano, Erica Dean, Jonathan Decker, Charles Denhart, John DiBartolo, Matthew Dibrindisi, Zachary Dietz, Jeremy Doele, James Durfer Sarah Etzel, Alexis Farrington, Gabriel Feldman-Schwartz, Hannah Finn-Erb, …

White Brook Middle School students in Easthampton aim to show power of kindness with Pay it Forward Challenge

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

EASTHAMPTON — Students at White Brook Middle School aim to show just how strong the power of kindness is as they attempt to spread good deeds around their school, the city and the world. The Pay it Forward Challenge, which was launched after assemblies on Tuesday, hopes to create a worldwide chain of …

NH, Massachusetts educators finalists for Frontier Regional School superintendent

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

DEERFIELD — An interim assistant superintendent from New Hampshire and the regional director of an educational organization based in Massachusetts are the finalists for the Frontier Regional School superintendent job. Lynn M. Carey, interim assistant superintendent of the Monadnock Regional School District in Swanzey, New Hampshire, and Kathryn Thayer Clark, regional director of Springboard Education in Lexington, were selected from eight semifinalists reviewed …

Amherst educators and parents favor replacing Fort River and Wildwood with 670-student elementary school

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

AMHERST — Parents as well as teachers and staff favor replacing the Fort River and Wildwood elementary schools with a single new building containing two separate wings for 670 students in kindergarten through Grade 6, according to a …

School Committee expected to award new lease for former Feiker School building

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

NORTHAMPTON — Nonotuck Community School has agreed to the city’s terms, including taking on maintenance costs, and will likely remain in its current space in the former Feiker School building. The School Committee is poised to award a new three-year lease for the former Feiker School building at …

Forums scheduled for community to comment on Amherst elementary school options

Monday, January 11, 2016

AMHERST — With about a week left before the Amherst School Committee decides which elementary school building option it prefers, a series of meetings are scheduled to provide information to board members and the community at large. On …

Wooden building blocks help foster cooperative play at Crocker Farm Elementary School in Amherst

Friday, January 8, 2016

AMHERST — Preschoolers at Crocker Farm Elementary School hope some day to get $240,000 handicapped-accessible playground funded by the Community Preservation Act, but for now they are having fun with about $15,000 worth of movable wooden building blocks. …

Bond for new roof at Deerfield Elementary School will be decided at special Town Meeting

Thursday, January 7, 2016

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Residents will vote on funding for the Deerfield Elementary School roof project at a special Town Meeting scheduled Jan. 25 in the Town Hall. Patricia Cavanaugh, the Union 38 director of business services, and Superintendent Martha Barrett provided an update at the Deerfield School Committee …

Search committee for new Frontier superintendent develops questions for candidates

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

DEERFIELD — The Frontier Regional and Union 38 Superintendent Search Subcommittee on Thursday will continue its work toward hiring a replacement for outgoing superintendent Martha Barrett. The meeting will begin at 7:45 a.m. in the Frontier Regional School Media Center. It will focus on developing questions that the …

UPDATED: Henry Skala named principal of Plains Elementary School in South Hadley

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

OUTH HADLEY — South Hadley Schools Superintendent Nicholas Young announced Wednesday that Henry “Hank” Skala will be the new principal of the Plains Elementary School. Skala has accepted, pending negotiations, Young said. “Hank is a very seasoned elementary …

Despite concerns, survey about elementary school options in Amherst now available for parents

Monday, January 4, 2016

AMHERST — School Committee members Monday released a survey for parents to get their thoughts on differing plans to renovate Amherst’s elementary schools, but those who helped put the survey together wish there had been more time. A similar survey for Amherst school employees is pending. At a …

School lunch menus

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Amherst-Pelham MONDAY: Crispy chicken patty sandwich, Tater Tots, cucumber coins, applesauce, orange TUESDAY: Mozzarella sticks and marinara, carrots, celery sticks, sliced peaches, Bartlett pears WEDNESDAY: Cheeseburger, corn, vegetarian baked beans, pineapple cup, banana THURSDAY: Two soft tacos, brown rice, black beans, diced pears, orange FRIDAY: Cheese pizza, broccoli …

Formula for Amherst regional school costs proves elusive

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

AMHERST — With two weeks until a budget needs to be presented to school committee members, representatives from the four towns in the Amherst-Pelham Regional School District (Amherst, Leverett, Pelham and Shutesbury) have yet to agree on a funding formula. Amherst Regional Public Schools Business Manager Sean Mangano …