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COVID Hits the Berkshires: an Overview

COVID Hits the Berkshires: an Overview

Leo Rossitter, Staff Writer

April 30, 2020

Berkshire County has been hit fairly hard by COVID-19 compared to other similarly sized communities. Because of the fast pace of the pandemic and the two-week incubation period, all information is outdated as soon as published. That being said, at the beginning of April, Berkshire County had the sixth ...

Virtual Learning During COVID-19

Mackenzie Sheehy and Emma Sandstrom, Managing Editors

April 22, 2020

On Monday, April 13th, Mount Greylock officially began its first full week of virtual learning after school had been closed for a month due to the unprecedented outbreak of COVID-19.  On April 8th, the School Committee voted that teachers would work through the spring break that would have occurred ...

Live Updates

Echo Staff

March 29, 2020

The stories in this series are written and reported accurately, but due to the dynamic nature of this issue, information may become obsolete and incorrect. This section includes live updates, which will include corrections to previous stories as our reporters learn more. Updates will be posted regularly...

Beyond Greylock

A map of school closures across the country

Livia Morales, Staff Writer

March 25, 2020

With the rapid expansion of coronavirus across the country, all schools are cancelled state-wide, except in Nebraska, Iowa, and Maine, where cancellations vary by district. Virginia, Oklahoma and Kansas have already announced the closure of schools for the rest of the academic year.  As reported by...

MIAA Postpones Start of Spring Sports Season

Mackenzie Sheehy, Managing Editor

March 25, 2020

Note: the information and quotes in this story do not all reflect today’s decision by the state to close schools until May. We will provide updates. In an attempt to slow the spread of the worldwide coronavirus pandemic, schools in Massachusetts have closed for the next three weeks to help practic...

Face-to-Face AP Exams Canceled, Online Ones Offered on Optional Basis

Girls work in an AP English class.

Emma Sandstrom, Managing Editor

March 25, 2020

Update: AP tests will be optional for Greylock students (and students will receive refunds if they choose not to take them). Here are what the exams will look like: AP US History and AP European History: 1 DBQ, 5 Sources AP English Language: 1 Rhetorical Analysis AP English Literature: 1 Prose Fi...

Overview: Baker Closes MA Schools Until May

Molly Sullivan, News Editor

March 25, 2020

On March 13, Mount Greylock Regional School District closed for two weeks in order to help stop the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). A few days later, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker closed all schools until April 7. On March 25, Baker announced that all Massachusetts schools will be c...

Fabrics and the Pit: Behind the Scenes of “Anything Goes”

Members of the pit.

Julia Butler, Staff Writer

March 10, 2020

Mount Greylock’s annual Spring Musical, Anything Goes, took place from February 28 to March 1 in the school auditorium. While the musical featured a combination of talented actors — Marleigh Briggs, Sam Tucker-Smith, Krishan Rai, Ashtyn Faas, Finn Ellingwood, and many others — on stage, and a cr...

January Print Issue

January Print Issue

Owen Tucker-Smith, Editor-in-Chief

February 2, 2020

The Echo published over 20 new stories this week in its January print edition. You can read the issue here.

Welch and McWeeny on Berkshire MVP Titles

Clara McWeeny plays in one of the games of her 18-goal season.

John Skavlem, Staff Writer

December 29, 2019

The numerous athletes at Mount Greylock have brought in a large handful of accolades over the years. This was one such year -- the Mounties soccer program saw the title of Berkshire County’s Most Valuable Player bestowed upon Finn Welch and Clara McWeeney, athletes from the girls and boys soccer teams...

Book Fair Returns to Greylock

Livia Morales, Staff Writer

December 26, 2019

On December 10 and 11, The Book Fair was held at Mount Greylock, run by parent volunteers, in order to promote literacy and foster excitement around books.  Open to all grades, the fair particularly targeted middle schoolers; seventh graders visited during their English block and eighth graders during...

Model UN Delegation attends SciMUN

Students sit in the auditorium at the Bronx High School of Science

Mackenzie Sheehy, Staff Writer

December 22, 2019

The Mount Greylock Model United Nations Delegation has been busy for the past couple weeks as they head into winter break. In its fourth year in existence, the club is run by Secretary-Generals Owen Tucker-Smith and Victoria Melkonyan, Captain Oscar Low, and Chief of Staff Noah Greenfield, along with sev...

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