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Yes or No? The Echo’s Guide to the Massachusetts 2018 Ballot Questions

Yes or No? The Echo’s Guide to the Massachusetts 2018 Ballot Questions

October 20, 2018

On November 6th, voters in Massachusetts will consider three questions. Below is a description of each one as well as what a "yes" or "no" vote means. Question One Question one on the Massachusetts midterm election ballot regards patient-to-nurse ratio limits. If this legislation goes into effect, i...

Peer Team Opens Year With “Start With Hello” Initiative

Peer Team Opens Year With “Start With Hello” Initiative

October 7, 2018

You probably noticed the signs around the school last week, people taking pictures in the cafeteria, or the sticky-notes adorning each and every locker. This was all part of Peer Team’s “Start With Hello” initiative. The initiative is part of a larger program started by Sandy Hook promise, a non-pr...

Auditorium Forecasted to Open in November

Auditorium Forecasted to Open in November

October 7, 2018

To answer the burning question on many Mount Greylock community members’ minds: the auditorium is anticipated to open in November. However, the date has not been set in stone: lots has to be done before the auditorium can officially reopen. Principal Mary MacDonald explains, “the space itself is ready bu...

Transition Committee Makes April Break Decision

Transition Committee Makes April Break Decision

Owen Tucker-Smith, Editor-in-Chief

June 15, 2018

On Thursday, the Mount Greylock Transition Committee decided to keep April vacation as part of the school calendar. The committee made this decision against a backdrop of resonant student voices and an upcoming academic year already characterized by change. This news comes as a relief to many students an...

Seventh Graders Present Medieval Fair

Seventh Graders Present Medieval Fair

June 14, 2018

On Wednesday, June 13th, the seventh grade class presented their Medieval Fair to their fellow students and parents. This is the third year that the fair has been done, run by seventh grade history teacher Mrs. Kaiser, science teacher Mrs. Moore-Powers, and the rest of the seventh grade team. The fai...

The Future of Directed Study

The Future of Directed Study

June 14, 2018

As this school year begins to come to an end, students are beginning to look to the next. With it will come not only a new building but also a new schedule. The schedule will look in many ways similar to this year’s, but will have several distinct differences. It should be noted that while this is, a...

Students Receive Awards

Students Receive Awards

Owen Tucker-Smith, Editor-in-Chief

June 13, 2018

Monday marked the date of Mount Greylock’s 2018 recognition night. Similar to last year, the event was held in the school cafeteria at 7:00. Below is the list of award recipients. 2018 Mount Greylock Recognition Night Award Recipients Department Awards (9th grade, 10th grade, 11th grade recipients) Art: O...

School Demolition Update

School Demolition Update

June 12, 2018

Last Tuesday, members of the Mt. Greylock School Building Committee, members of the Transition Committee, and members of the Turner Construction Company all met in the Mt. Greylock library to discuss the prospect of demolition for the new school. There has been much debate about whether or not to delay t...

Flexibility and Learning in the New Mount Greylock

Flexibility and Learning in the New Mount Greylock

Owen Tucker-Smith, Editor-in-Chief

June 7, 2018

A new building means not only new walls, ceilings, and floors, but a new learning environment. In fact, styles of learning play perhaps a surprisingly large role in the design of a school, according to principal Mary MacDonald, who claims that the structure “is not for aesthetics or for economy… it...

School Building Committee to Address the Demolition Question

School Building Committee to Address the Demolition Question

June 4, 2018

On Tuesday, May 8, the Mt. Greylock School Building Committee met to discuss the future demolition plans of the high school/middle school. The decision that could be reached by June 5th is whether or not to tear down the old school as soon as students leave for vacation, or leave it up in case construc...

Student Government Election Results

Student Government Election Results

May 21, 2018

After a heated campaign and election season, student government results are finally out. Each class elected a President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer as well as five students to sit on the student council. In addition to the class elections, a school wide vote was held to elect a student rep...

Mt. Greylock Students Attend March For Our Lives

Mt. Greylock Students Attend March For Our Lives

Owen Tucker-Smith, Editor-in-Chief

April 3, 2018

On Saturday, March 24th, after weeks and weeks of preparation, a bus full of fifty-five members of the Mount Greylock community traveled to Washington, D.C. to protest gun violence and congress’s failure to take action. The Washington march was the center of the March For Our Lives, which included h...

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