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Switch’s Popularity

Switch’s Popularity

March 19, 2015

Mt. Greylock students may have noticed a recent resurgence of the popular carbonated juice beverage Switch. As some will remember, Switch disappeared from school snack carts three years ago when the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) passed legislation regarding the healthfulness of food...

School Trip Goes Abroad

School Trip Goes Abroad

March 11, 2015

Over February break, students from Mt. Greylock went on a trip to Italy to further understand and discover the ancient Roman and Italian cultures and the Latin language. Students from grades eight through twelve went on this trip, accompanied by Greylock instructors Amy Turner and Erik Forsberg. Students...

Free Box: SAT Book Donation

Free Box: SAT Book Donation

March 6, 2015

Seniors have started to leave their SAT, ACT and AP preparation books behind as they prepare to go to college. Members of the Student Council who no longer need their test preparation books came up with the idea to collect used books for younger students to use. The Student Council, led by Jake Kobrin...

Edith Wharton Writing Competition

Edith Wharton Writing Competition

February 23, 2015

In early December, the Edith Wharton Writing Competition officially opened for submissions from high school students across Berkshire County and the surrounding region. The competition, now in its sixteenth year, accepts original pieces in two categories: fiction and poetry. The top submissions will...

Math Teacher Courtenay Gibson’s 2,200 Mile Journey

Math Teacher Courtenay Gibson’s 2,200 Mile Journey

February 11, 2015

For those who are not familiar with the Appalachian Trail, it is a trail that runs through fourteen states in the Appalachian Mountains. Many hike this trail that runs close to the eastern coast of the United States. Running from Maine to Georgia, the trail has a total of 2,200 miles. Seventh grade ma...

New Radio Tower and Weather Station

New Radio Tower and Weather Station

February 11, 2015

During the week of December 8, Pittsfield Communications, hired by the Williamstown Police and Fire Departments (WPD and WFD) finished building and installing a radio tower in the courtyard outside of the library. The radio repeater system is constructed of a cemented in metal pole supported by cement that ...

Tech Tips: Maintaining Privacy on Facebook

Tech Tips: Maintaining Privacy on Facebook

December 9, 2014

“I’m applying for college, will they see my Facebook?” Colleges, as well any other organization that requires an application, want to know as much as they can about you, sometimes without ever meeting you. Social media and Google searches are two ways for colleges to find out information. Like i...

Peer Team Breakfast Cart Disappears

December 5, 2014

During the first quarter, the Peer Team, a group of juniors and seniors that organizes events for the school, attempted two different fundraisers. As a way to help feed students, they started a breakfast cart as well as an after school food option. The breakfast cart was open before the first bell rang,...

Echo Survey: Holiday Meals

Echo Survey: Holiday Meals

December 4, 2014

Please consider taking a few minutes to answer the linked survey in preparation of Hannah Fein and Anya Sheldon's upcoming food column. Your responses to this survey will inform this month's food article in the Echo. Thank you for your time! Holiday Food Survey...

Keeley Recognized for Excellence in Teaching

November 24, 2014

On October 25, the Classical Association of Massachusetts awarded Mt. Greylock Latin teacher Marjorie Keeley with the “Excellence in Teaching” award. The Association is an organization of teachers of classical languages who work to generate interest in the study of Classics within Massachusetts....

Devadoss Takes Students Across Dimensions

Devadoss Takes Students Across Dimensions

November 19, 2014

On  Tuesday, November 4, 70 students piled into the meeting room for the second in the series of Greylock Talks rolling out this year. Williams College Professor of Mathematics Satyan Devadoss explained how to draw in the fourth dimension in a talk described by many as  “mind-blowing." Riddled wit...

Greylock Students Match Wits

Greylock Students Match Wits

November 10, 2014

The As Schools Match Wits program is a Western Mass based quiz bowl for high school students. This season marks the 53rd year the program has been running. Mt. Greylock has won three of the last four seasons of the competition and is the defending champion heading into the fall of 2014. This year, with...

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