Shane enjoying some dance time with Ms. Petty during Music.
Today we celebrate our Administrative Professionals. We appreciate all of the hard work you do each day to support our students and school. Our heartfelt gratitude to: Karen Frighetto Shannon Ruane Angel Falzone Lynette Gagnon Linda Hamill Camila Tabor Kelly Trierweiler Makenzie Fenn
In advance of each of your respective town meetings, the Southern Berkshire Regional School District (SBRSD) has prepared this flyer to share with you on how the FY23 budget proposal was developed. https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/view/66771962/sbrsd-fy2023-budget-information
Warm Line is a service available to our district community and available now. See the details in the flyer below.
7th graders participated in Greek Week before vacation. Students were involved in many activities centered around Ancient Greek life, including performing a play about the goddess Aphrodite, cooking, and competing in Olympic activities.
There is still space for middle school students to sign up to participate in the Mohican Teachings residency with Shawn Stevens. He will be here May 23-29th to guide us in thinking and practicing with an indigenous mindset. The culminating activity will be building a wigwam at the Sheffield Historical Society. Email Steph Graham at email@example.com for more information.
Yesterday's pep rally included a student presentation honoring Mrs. Petrucci who is retiring. Thank you for all that you have done for our school and students, Mrs. Petrucci. We will miss you at SBRSD! https://youtu.be/ytTO5XuNsu4
Spring Pep Rally!
Mount Everett Design Academy, a part of the SBRSD Art Department, completed their first client project this week. Students designed a calendar for the Monterey Community Center. Thank you, MCC, for the delicious chocolates and for supporting our students and program!
Check out the Quail nest-cam footage time lapse! https://youtu.be/IblilmE_gpg
A special guest visited Ms. Petty’s music class at South Egremont school today: Margaret Hallisey, a North American Irish Step Dancing champion, now a modern dance teacher at Mettabee Farm & Arts and owner/practitioner of Five Element Acupuncture and the wife of SE’s paraprofessional, extraordinaire, Nathaniel Drake. We all learned a beginners Irish jig and had the opportunity to ask questions afterwards. Thank you, Sarah and Nat for arranging, to Margaret for sharing her talents and for the students who enthusiastically joined in.
Quarter three art students in 8th grade completed their own Impressionist style paintings last week.
Our SBRSD Sustainability Coalition is holding a sapling sale to help offset our school's paper usage. This is not a fundraiser; instead, it is an opportunity for our community to be involved in sustainability and get some trees at a very low cost ($5 each). Learn more here: https://treeplenish.typeform.com/to/iA4w5EVG?typeform-source=tpevents.org
Tuxedo Coturni Quail chicks are almost ready to hatch! Ms. Michaud's students have been keeping close eyes on the quail eggs and expect them to hatch in the next two days. They will be full grown in six weeks!
Pre-Kindergarten students created a piñata last week as part of their culture studies.
It's Spirit Week for the elementary schools! Monday: MUSIC 🎵Wear something musical. . . (e.g., clothing with musical notes, a concert tee-shirt, or inspired by your favorite musician). 🎵Listen for your favorite songs on the intercom throughout the day. 🎵 Admin Karaoke challenge during dismissal. Tuesday: ART 🎨Wear colorful, mismatched, and fun patterned clothing. 🎨Join in creating a mural in your weekly art class with Mr. Titone. 🎨Local Artist trivia during lunches. Wednesday: SPANISH 🦩Practice using your Spanish vocabulary throughout the day with your classmates and teachers. 🦩Enjoy a special movie screening with Señora Mapstone. 🦩Por favor, organice los saludos de la reunión de la mañana en español. 🦩Los anuncios de la mañana también serán en español. Thursday: LIBRARY 📚Enjoy a good book and drop everything and read from 2:00-2:30pm. 📚Guess which Teacher's favorite Book is _______ at arrival. 📚Book gift bag lottery for NMC, UME, & SES. Friday: GYM 🏅Show your school spirit and wear our schools’ colors (gold/blue) and/or wear any clothing inspired by your own favorite sport or recreational activity. 🏅Teachers are encouraged to build movement into the day.
Volume Five of SBRSD's Curriculum and Instruction newsletter is available to read! Check out the fantastic work being done at SBRSD. https://www.yumpu.com/s/Ru2rJDcGZTHen4pC
Congratulations to senior, Ben Shannon on your final theatre production at Mt. Everett. We have enjoyed watching you light up the stage throughout your time at SBRSD.
Cast and crew are in their final dress rehearsal. Be sure to catch the Mt. Everett Musical, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” – this weekend! Friday and Saturday and 7pm, and Saturday and Sunday at 2pm. Tickets at door
The Social Justice League visited Mass MoCA and the Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum on Friday. Students were introduced to art that addresses racism and classism. Wendy Red Starr's work addressing the depiction of Native Americans and their traditions and culture struck a cord with students. Here the group is depicted with Kelly Rae Adams' Forever in Your Debt, a work of art that speaks to the inequity surrounding student loan debt. At the Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum, students were able to see where the great suffragette was born and raised, and they learned about the trials and tribulations faced by Anthony and her contemporaries in getting the 19th amendment passed.