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Greylock Musicians Perform at Winter Concert

Lucy McWeeny, Staff Writer

January 26, 2019

On January 16, Greylock musicians convened for the annual high school winter concert. Inside the cafeteria were rows upon rows of chairs, all facing the “stage” which was the cafeteria floor. It was packed, and empty seats were scarce. As the new auditorium is still being built, the high school ba...

Fisher Discusses Officer Training Programs at “Lunch with a Marine” Event

Fisher Discusses Officer Training Programs at “Lunch with a Marine” Event

Krishan Rai, Staff Writer

January 24, 2019

On Thursday, January 17, Sergeant Fisher visited Mount Greylock to explain and promote the process of becoming a marine officer while attending college. Fisher detailed that to become an Officer in the Marine Corps while pursuing a college degree means joining a Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps...

Social and Emotional Wellness Classes Make Trips to Sweetwood (Interview)

Social and Emotional Wellness Classes Make Trips to Sweetwood (Interview)

Ava Simon, Staff Writer

January 17, 2019

Sweetwood is a facility that houses senior citizens in a community type fashion. Students from Greylock had the opportunity to make some visits for a service project for the Social and Emotional Wellness class taught by Coach Jordan. The Echo reached out to one of the students, Taylor Callahan, to learn m...

Eighth Grade Debates Return to Griffin Hall

Eighth Grade Debates Return to Griffin Hall

Maddy Art, Staff Writer

December 26, 2018

Right before break, this year's eighth graders continued the Mount Greylock tradition of debating constitutional issues. The two days full of debates were the culmination of almost a month of in-depth research and preparation that occurred in the students’ English and Social Studies classes under th...

Greylock Plays Returns

Greylock Plays Returns

December 23, 2018

Greylock Plays resumed on Thursday after a short hiatus, marking its sixth year. The student-run program, featuring short musical performances, kicked off in the foyer, with over one hundred students and faculty attending. Four groups of students were featured. Sam Tucker-Smith performed the first ...

Students End 2018 in Pajamas and Sweaters

Students End 2018 in Pajamas and Sweaters

December 22, 2018

Following a Mt. Greylock school tradition, students finished the last school week of 2018 with spontaneous festivity, celebrating Pajama Day and Ugly Sweater Day on Tuesday and Friday, respectively. While students were still expected to work hard and complete their necessary schoolwork, Pajama Day allowed ...

GSA Hosts Game Day

GSA Hosts Game Day

December 22, 2018

Last Tuesday, December 18, the school cafeteria was transformed into a game center as the Gender Sexuality Alliance held their first Game Day of the academic year. The GSA  strives to make everyone in the school community welcome to their events. On this fun afternoon, the club arranged a variety of ...

Greylock Talks: Lara Aillon-Sohl Discusses Sleep

Greylock Talks: Lara Aillon-Sohl Discusses Sleep

December 21, 2018

Last Friday, the first Greylock Talks of the 2018-2019 school year kicked off during directed study in the meeting room. Organizers sophomore Victoria Melkonyan, senior Margo Smith, and Kaatje White brought in guest speaker Lara Aillon-Sohl, who is currently a psychiatrist at Williams. Discussing why the...

“Pass Your Fruit Forward” Initiative Prevents Waste, Provides Nourishment

“Pass Your Fruit Forward” Initiative Prevents Waste, Provides Nourishment

December 16, 2018

At Mt. Greylock, fruit is a mandated lunch component. “Students who purchase a school lunch are required by state law to take a fruit with their lunch even if they don’t want it,” explained school nurse Nicole Russell. This means that lots of fruit is often left uneaten and therefore thrown aw...

JCL Members Attend Classics Day

JCL Members Attend Classics Day

December 13, 2018

Last week, Mount Greylock’s Junior Classical League (JCL) traveled to Boston University for the annual Classics Day event. JCL aims to promote the Classical, Roman, and Greek studies in the modern era. Every year the JCL participates in three main events: Kickoff, Classics Day, and State Convention. The ...

School Committee Addresses Sparsity Aid, Votes on District Improvement Plan

School Committee Addresses Sparsity Aid, Votes on District Improvement Plan

December 13, 2018

Late last week school committee members met to discuss a variety of school and statewide issues. Present were superintendent Kim Grady, Regina DiLego, Dan Caplinger, Christina Conry, and Al Terranova. Steven Miller, Alison Carter, and Joe Bergeron were not present. Regional Strategic Planning was a...

As Schools Match Wits Team Assembled

As Schools Match Wits Team Assembled

December 10, 2018

This year a team of Greylock students are keeping their wits about them in a unique sort of championship, the popular high school quiz show As Schools Match Wits. The show, now in its 58th season, is produced by the Springfield based public television service WGBY in partnership with Westfield State...

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