The Greylock Echo

Student Council Prepares for New Year

Ava Howard, Staff Writer

October 15, 2019

Greylock’s high school student council is now over a month into the 2019-20 academic year. Mount Greylock students are encouraged to talk to members of the student council and contribute their own ideas. At the club fair in Mid-September, the student council provided slips of paper to write advice ...

Student GPAs Disabled

Laura Dupuis, Features Editor

October 6, 2019

After student GPAs were blocked on Powerschool this past week, students have been in a divide. Some said the number helped to motivate them, while others said they were glad to be rid of the stress that goes along with a number to determine their school performance.  According to Mount Greylock principal Mary M...

Johnson Edges Tidmarsh In School Council Election

Charlie McWeeny, News Editor

October 1, 2019

After voting took place for a parent/guardian seat on School Council at the September 11 open house and online for the following two days, Michelle Johnson of Lanesbourgh emerged victorious with 64 votes. Tanya Tidmarsh, a Williamstown resident and candidate for School Council, came away with 63.  ...

Class of 2025 Kicks of Start of School with “The Road to Success”

Class of 2025 Kicks of Start of School with “The Road to Success”

Molly Sullivan and Emma Sandstrom

September 17, 2019

Throughout the first three days of school, the class of 2025 participated in a seventh grade orientation, where they got to spend some time together as new classmates and got to know each other a bit better. A grant from the SEE fund made this new orientation, called “The Road To Success,” possible. T...

Football Merger Brings Mixed Emotions, Adjustments to Greylock

Laura Dupuis, Features Editor

September 17, 2019

After experiencing a low projected turnout this past spring for the fall season, the Mount Greylock football team merged with former opponent, Drury High School.  The Mount Greylock administration decided that although there were not enough students to make a full team, the students should still get...

Schedule Conflicts Fill Library During Block Nine

Schedule Conflicts Fill Library During Block Nine

Julia Butler, Staff Writer

September 16, 2019

At the beginning of block nine on the first day of school, dozens of high school students headed over to the guidance office to fill a hole in their schedule, only to find a crowd of others, flowing out the door, doing the same thing. One of the only available electives during the period is Practical ...

Graduation 2019: Principal’s Address

Owen Tucker-Smith, Editor-in-Chief

June 8, 2019

On Saturday, June 8, the Mount Greylock class of 2019 graduated. In addition to a graduation-themed print issue, the Echo is digitally publishing the texts of the addresses of the principal and the two class speakers. Thank you so much for joining us today to celebrate a milestone in the lives of...

Greylock Art Featured at MASS MoCA Teen Invite

Greylock Art Featured at MASS MoCA Teen Invite

Charlie McWeeny, News Editor

May 5, 2019

Mount Greylock art students from grades 9 through 12 had their work displayed as part of the Ninth Annual Teen Invite at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams last weekend. The show, which lasted from April 26 through the 28th, included works from teens throughout the county, an...

MGJCL Attends State Convention

Krishan Rai, Staff Writer

May 5, 2019

Last weekend, the Mount Greylock Junior Classical League attended a three-day state convention with members from around the state. They placed fourth overall after engaging in a variety of competitions and activities over three days to celebrate ancient Roman and Greek language and culture. One o...

New Officers Emphasize Inclusion in Future Plans

Ava Simon and Eva Myers

May 5, 2019

Student government elections were held this week for grades 8-11, and both new and old faces have been chosen to represent the student body. Jennah Simpson (the upcoming 9th Grade Treasurer) remarked that she is most excited for “the ability to have an impact,” and said that “I’m excited to...

Greylock Competes in As Schools Match Wits

Laura Dupuis, Features Editor

April 30, 2019

On Saturday, April 20, sophomores Oscar Low and Victoria Melkonyan, junior Toby Foehl, and senior Theo Sandstrom, advised by English teacher Blair Dils, competed against Wahconah Regional High School in the As Schools Match Wits Competition at Westfield State University. As Schools Match Wits is hosted by Springfie...

Students, Teachers Protest MCAS Question

Students, Teachers Protest MCAS Question

Laura Dupuis, Staff Writer

April 7, 2019

During the English Language Arts MCAS (Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System) exam this spring, sophomores encountered a narrative essay prompt based on a passage from the novel The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead, and students were asked to write a journal entry from the perspectiv...

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