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BCC Announces Spring Semester Dean's List
11:30AM / Monday, July 08, 2019
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Community College has announced its spring 2019 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.

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UNICO Awards Scholarships to Berkshire County Students
11:42AM / Friday, July 05, 2019
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The Pittsfield Chapter of UNICO National and its Scholarship Committee awarded  $14,000 in scholarships to local high school graduates who are continuing their post secondary education.

The students are:

* Sarah Aitken of Pittsfield High School received the Francis Sanginetti Scholarship. Sarah will be attending the University of Massachusetts, where she will study nursing.  She is the daughter of Daniel and Tammy Aitken of Pittsfield.

* Timothy Clayton of Wahconah Regional High School received the Brian Piccolo Scholarship.  He will be attending Endicott College. He is the son of Steven and Kimberly Clayton of Dalton.

* Joseph Cracolici of Pittsfield High School received a

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Stamford Advisory Vote on School Merger Slated July 8
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
02:33AM / Tuesday, July 02, 2019
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STAMFORD, Vt. — Stamford voters will be the first to decide whether to pursue a school district merger with Clarksburg, Mass.; Clarksburg is expected to hold its own special town meeting on the matter by late July.    The special town meeting will be held on Monday, July 8, at 7 p.m. at Stamford School. Voters will be deciding whether they want to take the next steps and in form the proposed merger should take.    The two small communities — separated by an arbitrary state line — began down the path toward a groundbreaking merger two years ago. The idea was prompted by Vermont's passage of Act 46, a measure designed to streamline governance and

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Three Nursing Students Awarded Fosser Scholarship
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
03:35PM / Monday, July 01, 2019
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The McCann School Committee meets in the library on Thursday.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Three practical nursing students were awarded the Fay Ellen Fosser Scholarship.   The Fosser family presented Jennifer Feliciano, Michelle O'Brien, and Rachel Seklar with $500 scholarships at Thursday night's McCann School Committee meeting.    "We are very proud to be part of this program," John Fosser said. "We get so much out of this when we do this every year and meet the candidates so thank you."   Fosser, from Clarksburg, graduated from the McCann licensed practical nursing program in 1976. She worked throughout the county as an LPN and

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BArT Announces Fourth Quarter Honor Roll
11:27AM / Monday, June 24, 2019
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ADAMS, Mass. — Berkshire Arts & Technology Charter Public School has announced the students who made honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2018-19 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.

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Persephone Clark, Tucker Danylin, Sascha Ehrlich,

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North Adams School Officials Give Superintendent High Marks
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
02:16AM / Wednesday, June 19, 2019
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The School Committee on Tuesday gave high marks to the superintendent as she completes her third year leading the North Adams Public Schools.    In their evaluation, committee members gave Barbara Malkas marks of proficient in all but one standard, where they gave her an "exemplary" rating.   The annual evaluation is given through a standardized rubric focusing on instructional leadership, management and operations, family and community engagement and professional culture. Each standard had subcategories that were marked as unsatisfactory, needs improvement, proficient or exemplary.    Malkas provided the documentation to

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Clarksburg Still Hoping for State Funds Toward School Repairs
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
04:27PM / Monday, June 17, 2019
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CLARKSBURG, Mass. — Officials are still hoping that funding will come through to help with repairs at Clarksburg School.    The town's state officials have not been optimistic about the chances of the governor releasing a $500,000 earmark placed in a bond by state Sen. Adam Hinds to redo the school's roof — even with the town meeting's passage of a $1 million borrowing to help address building issues.    "I'm kind of disappointed that our local officials and people have sort of given up and even our state rep," said Robert Norcross, one of the leads of the volunteer renovation committee trying to undertake repairs at the

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Berkshires' Summer Jazz Camp Enrollment Open
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
04:15PM / Sunday, June 16, 2019
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CHESHIRE, Mass. — The Berkshires' Summer Jazz Camp returns this August and sign-ups are open now.    In mid-August, high school and middle school students throughout the county will get a chance to sit in with a group of master jazz musicians at Hoosac Valley High School.     "The students will be able to hear and play with some of the top musicians in the world today," professional trumpeter and North Adams native Richard Boulger said. "It is a real pleasure to see how the students are inspired by hearing our faculty. Not to mention, hearing how much the students progress in just a matter of days."   This is the second Jazz Camp

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North Adams Schools to Tout Opportunities at Drury High
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
05:41AM / Saturday, June 15, 2019
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Stephanie Kopala designed the brochure and a postcard.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Declining enrollment and school choice options are lending some competitive overtones to local school districts and Drury High School to make sure parents understand what it has to offer.    The School Committee recently authorized the use of up to $5,000 to print a brochure and postcard to get the word out about the opportunities available at the high school.    "I see this as an investment. This is an investment it to do some outreach to our school community," Superintendent Barbara Malkas said at the June 4 meeting. "That will hopefully maintain the level of

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MCLA Launches Institute of Arts and Humanities
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
07:00PM / Wednesday, June 12, 2019
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Professor Lisa Donovan, director other institute, center, speaks with attendees before symposium begins.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is partnering with the area's myriad cultural entities to further its mission as an inclusive educational institution.   The college launched its new Institute for Arts and Humanities on Wednesday morning with a three-day conference on diversity, equity and inclusion that included an address that night by activist and commentator Nikki Giovanni and a lunchtime talk by Mathew Knowles, father of Beyonce, on Thursday.   The institute was made possible by a three-year $360,000 grant from The

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