District News from May 2019

Peacemaker Awards: Local students strive to change the world

By ANITA FRITZ

Staff Writer

GREENFIELD — Yvonna Stewart was inspired when she took a trip with her class to Washington, D.C. and learned about the atrocities happening in Syria.

That prompted the 14-year-old eighth-grader at Frontier Regional School in South Deerfield to start the Frontier Syrian Awareness Project, a group committed to educating students, and the community, about the Syrian genocide and ways to support Syrian refugees living in this area.

Youth served for Greenfield

By JASON BUTYNSKI

Staff Writer

It’s not every day that a varsity team’s chances to win a league championship comes down to a couple of seventh-graders, but that was the case for Greenfield High School on Thursday.

Seventh-graders Daniel Pena-Chadee and Petru Cojucaru earned a third-set victory to beat Joseph Kochan and Josh Gaulin at first doubles and the Green Wave defeated rival Turners Falls, 3-2, in a Tri-County League boys tennis match in Greenfield.

Greenfield Public Schools is proud to hire diverse and well-qualified educators. As part of the national #ISeeMe campaign launched by DonorsChoose and Google, Ms. Witherell shares her own powerful personal story and the importance of reflecting diversity in our classrooms. A proud 2nd-grade teacher at Newton School, she is honored to be one of the teachers of color in the Greenfield Public Schools making a difference for our students every day.

You can view the #ISeeMe video by clicking the image below. 

The last day of Preschool is Thursday, June 13th, and the last day for grades K-12 is Tuesday, June 18th.

Preschool resumes on Tuesday, September 3rd, and K-12 on Wednesday, August 28th.

Click here to see the official '19-'20 Academic Year Calendar. 

Building relationships with books

By ANITA FRITZ

Staff Writer

GREENFIELD — What happens when seniors and students in Greenfield High School’s Life Program read books together?

Suzie Hale, transition coordinator for the Life Program at Greenfield High School, said relationships are built, confidence increases and life skills are developed and honed.