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Get ready to freak out: Northampton High School and the community come together to stage ‘Freaky Friday’
03-09-2024 9:06 AM


It’s a common refrain for a lot of teens when they argue with their parents: “You just don’t understand what my life is like.”Of course, parents can turn that back on their kids: “What do you know about having to go to work, paying the bills, and...

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Champions of change: NHS Student Union advocates for students before administrators, School Committee
03-27-2024 4:42 PM


NORTHAMPTON — When Giselle Ohm was in middle school, she enjoyed reading stories about the adventures and exploits of high school student councils, and she aspired to be on one someday. But when she began the transition to Northampton High School, Ohm...

Northampton High School principal to retire in June
03-08-2024 11:32 AM


NORTHAMPTON — Northampton High School is on the hunt for a new principal to replace incumbent William Wehrli, who announced his intention to retire at the end of the current school year.Wehrli was hired as principal in December 2022 to fill a gap left...

Northampton Education Foundation awards grants for 12 projects across all district schools
01-12-2024 11:07 AM


NORTHAMPTON — The Northampton Education Foundation has announced its latest round of grants for the city’s school district and vocational school, featuring projects including a new 3-D mapping program, a course in speculative fiction and a celebration...

Northampton High students use walkout to speak out against Israel’s actions in Gaza
12-21-2023 1:17 PM


NORTHAMPTON — More than 50 Northampton High School students staged an early walkout of school on Tuesday in protest of the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas, demanding a permanent cease-fire to the conflict and strongly criticizing Israel’s actions...

Former Northampton High School student Ella Andrews will represent the U.S. at the 2024 Winter Youth Olympic Games in South Korea
12-13-2023 8:48 PM


Ella Andrews has accomplished what many athletes only ever dream of. The former Northampton High School student was one of the lucky few named by U.S. Ski & Snowboard to represent the United States at the 2024 Winter Youth Olympic Games.The Winter...

1964 NHS class remembers its own: Close-knit classmates honor their friends who have passed on with Toy Fund donation
12-04-2023 12:07 PM


NORTHAMPTON — By 1964, the first round of local Baby Boomers had created a bit of a logjam at Northampton High School, with students taking classes under a staggered schedule to relieve crowded classrooms.The issue had started even earlier, says Kathy...

Fresh start for schools: As classes begin, Northampton’s new school superintendent inspired to face challenges ahead
08-30-2023 9:00 PM


NORTHAMPTON — The first day of school for Northampton Public School students begins Thursday, but for new Superintendent Portia Bonner, it feels more like homecoming.Though most of her broad and deep educational career over the past three decades has...

At convocation, Northampton’s new superintendent encourages space for students to ‘sparkle’
08-28-2023 4:17 PM


NORTHAMPTON —– Three days before they will greet this year’s roughly 2,600 students, teachers, administrators and staff from across the Northampton Public Schools packed the high school auditorium Monday morning for an annual convocation ceremony...

Northampton alum Miranda Wingfield continues open water foray by swimming Catalina Channel
08-18-2023 4:32 PM


Miranda Wingfield thought her swim across the English Channel would be her swan song.The Northampton High School alum has always been a distance swimmer, but she didn’t find open water swimming until her college years. Shortly after graduation, she...

Northampton native Eva Gerstle paddles entire Connecticut River with friend Anya Steele
06-26-2023 3:46 PM


Northampton native Eva Gerstle isn’t one to shy away from long outdoor excursions – four years ago, a then 19-year-old Gerstle completed a five-month solo thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail, covering more than 2,000 miles. Recently, Gerstle had the...

‘We’ll always be Devils’: Northampton High says goodbye to the Class of 2023
06-05-2023 5:48 PM


NORTHAMPTON — The unusually cool weather Sunday did wonders for the packed house inside John M. Greene Hall celebrating Northampton High School’s 157th graduation. On many occasions held this time of year, families would be fanning themselves up in...

Genocide up close: Visitors to Northampton High class put faces on statistics
05-25-2023 5:35 PM


NORTHAMPTON — When Roeun Chea was growing up in Cambodia in the 1970s, he was taken away from his mother and placed in a concentration camp, forced to do hard labor and given very little to eat or drink. He had to sleep on the floor in a crowded room...

Northampton pays out $80K to former principal, who agreed to resign
04-18-2023 5:37 PM


NORTHAMPTON — The city paid former Northampton High School Principal Lori Vaillancourt $80,000 as part of a settlement last fall, some seven months after she was placed on paid leave following protests by students.Vaillancourt officially resigned on...

Northampton School Committee OK’s budget, staves off layoffs
04-18-2023 2:54 PM


NORTHAMPTON — The School Committee passed its proposed budget for the upcoming 2024 fiscal year, managing to stave off the worst of originally proposed budget cuts thanks to $1.2 million in emergency funding from the city.“It was a tough decision for...

Law firm clarifies circumstances of Florence teen’s death
03-29-2023 7:43 PM


NORTHAMPTON — The law firm representing the family of a Florence teenager who died late Friday night in Hatfield has sought to clarify the circumstances of his death, shedding some more light on details of the case.Jesse Johansmeyer, 19, of Burts Pit...

Northampton school cuts eyed as $1.2M budget gap looms
03-08-2023 4:13 PM


NORTHAMPTON — The Northampton Public Schools are looking to increase classroom sizes, move around staff and make cuts to special education in order to make up for a $1.2 million deficit in its proposed school budget for next fiscal year.The school’s...

New principal named at NHS
12-12-2022 3:56 PM


NORTHAMPTON — An experienced educator with local ties has been tapped to lead Northampton High School after a monthslong search.Interim Superintendent Jannell Pearson-Campbell announced Friday that William Werhli will assume the role as principal of...

Finalist for NHS principal job makes his case in daylong visit
12-02-2022 6:59 PM


NORTHAMPTON — The only finalist for the job as principal of Northampton High School fielded questions from the community Wednesday, saying that he was committed to support students of color, diversity and equity, while also working with the schools...

NHS Quiz Bowl team caps off successful year by competing at nationals
06-22-2017 10:02 AM

By Nyssa Kruse

NORTHAMPTON — Matt Grimaldi, a graduate of Northampton High School’s class of 2017, read encyclopedias for fun as a child.Years later, as a high school student, he put this eclectic knowledge to use as a member of the school’s Quiz Bowl team, which...

Ken Maiuri's Clubland — A bad rap: NHS student launches book, contest at The Parlor Room
12-09-2016 10:34 AM

Let me guess: you are not a professional rapper. But do you wish you could jump onstage sometimes, and try to rhyme, just for fun? Maybe you once wrote some creative, heartfelt or totally silly lines on paper and then shrugged and shoved them into a...

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