News From Across GMRSD

The search for a new middle and high school principal is underway. A search committee has been selected and is in the process of reviewing applications and interviewing candidates. Our goal is select two finalists to introduce to the community within the next two weeks, followed by the selection of a single finalist prior to April vacation. The search committee of 13 consists of the following members: Jade Tyler, student Christina Postera, parent Pam Reynolds, parent Francia Wisnewski, parent Jen Luciano, middle school teacher Dave Kennedy, middle school teacher Jennifer...
Hillcrest Elementary School Friday News March 15, 2019 Dear Hillcrest Families,   It’s been great to see so many Hillcrest families here at school for Parent-Teacher Conferences this week! Thank you for making the time in your schedules to come to school to learn more about your student’s progress.   A few important notes: Student report cards will be mailed home on Monday, March 18th.  You will notice that there is no grade noted for Library classes this term.  This is because Ms. Nadeau has been on leave and her role has been covered by...
This morning, State Representative Natalie Blais visited Sheffield along with representatives from the Western Mass Food Bank, a School Committee member, school  administrators, and our Food Director to watch our breakfast in the classroom in action! Since September, we have 88% of our students participating in our program.  It was an honor to share how well our entire staff has assisted in making this program successful for our school and students! Parent/teacher conferences are today and tomorrow.  We have a noon dismissal both days so teachers and parents can...
Turners Falls High School Student Council sent a delegation of 11 students and their advisors, Beth Fortin and Megan Bendiksen, to the Massachusetts Association of Student Councils state conference for student leadership this year. The MASC Spring Conference is held annually to provide students with both motivational and educational experiences. The three-day two-night conference is held at the Resort and Conference Center in Hyannis. The three days are full of events, motivational speeches, leadership workshops, and awards. The TFHS Student Council Delegates were trained in areas of...
In Ms. Wulfkuhle's First Grade English Learner group, the students are learning about animals and habitats. One of the main goals of the unit is to discuss by inquiring in order to build and present knowledge gathered through research. Two of the habitats students are exploring are the forest and the ocean, so they stopped by a trail in the forest at Barton's Cove to feel what it's like in the forest firsthand. Then they went to the Discovery Center and did a scavenger hunt to find animals in the forest and ocean habitats. Finally, they went to the Carnegie Library to get...
I’d like to start this week’s letter with an expression of gratitude. Earlier in the week, I sent out a communication regarding my being absent off and on during the coming weeks while my family deals with an end-oflife illness. I have been absolutely floored by the expressions of support, offers to help, and condolences that have come my way from the Gill community. While I have not responded to each communication, I hope you all know how much it means to have the support during this tough time, and I wanted to let you all know that I’m feeling the love. Thank you. We have had a chilly...

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