Category: Staff Recognitions

Jackson Street Teacher Wins Grinspoon Award
May 2, 2018May 2, 2018
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Jackson Street Teacher Wins Grinspoon Award

Kim Gerould, JSS 3rd grade teacher, was awarded a Grinspoon Excellence in Teaching Award at a ceremony and dinner at the Log Cabin on April 26, 2018.  The award honors outstanding Western Massachusetts educators in Franklin, Hampshire, and Hampden counties and seeks to motivate teachers at all stages of their careers to aspire to excellence. Kim...

A week of Awards for Leeds Elementary Teachers – Hannah Kristek and Mary Jo Nagle
April 30, 2018April 30, 2018
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A week of Awards for Leeds Elementary Teachers – Hannah Kristek and Mary Jo Nagle

On April 26, at the Log Cabin in Holyoke, teachers from Franklin, Hampshire, and Hampden counties were awarded The Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching Award from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation.  Among those outstanding teachers, was Leeds Elementary 4th grade teacher, Hannah Kristek.  Principal Canata sings Ms. Kristek’s praises, “A very well deserved honor. She is...

Bridge Street School’s Ugly Sweater Day!
December 21, 2017December 21, 2017
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Bridge Street School’s Ugly Sweater Day!

Ugly Sweaters and Blue Hair   In honor of Bridge Street School students working toward the school-wide read-athon goal Principal Choquette dyed her hair blue!  To celebrate the final day of school in 2017 many staff and faculty also joined Principal Choquette in wearing their most festive sweaters.  

The New Jackson Street Greenhouse
December 18, 2017December 18, 2017
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The New Jackson Street Greenhouse

THE JSS GREENHOUSE IS BUILT!  Click here for the full album of photos. The new JSS Greenhouse is built and beautiful and ready for the winter!  Classes took tours of our new space in early December, and there were lots of “Oohs” and “Aahs” on the part of children and adults alike.  In early spring...

Principal’s Weekly Update—Week of November 20
November 20, 2017November 20, 2017
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Principal’s Weekly Update—Week of November 20

Happy Thanksgiving to you! I am so thankful to our wonderful families at R.K. Finn Ryan Road School!! Happy Retirement, Mr. Owen! Bill Owen, our kind and thoughtful School Adjustment Counselor, will be retiring at Thanksgiving. We will all miss his calm, good humor, and steady devotion to our school community. The PTO bought him...

Special Olympics
June 2, 2017June 2, 2017
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Special Olympics

NORTHAMPTON — A tall, lanky 15-year-old approaches a hurdle made of rope strung between plastic cones. An athlete at a Special Olympics track and field event, he is guided by an aide to step over one hurdle after another. Cheers of “We got it!” and “Yes!” come from watching teachers, peers and parents, as the boy,...

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