The MGRS faculty and staff recently completed their second book of the year, Stamped, by Jason Reynolds and Ibram Kendi.
Stamped is being read by all students in grades 7-12 this year as part of the English curriculum, which made it a natural choice for the faculty/staff book club.
Back in middle school, Jacob Hane '22 would have hardly expected his first Latin class to lead into anything like a college major. "There were times where I wanted to drop it, focus on a different language," he acknowledged.
Last month, Hane presented a paper he wrote on classical reception at the NYU Society for Ancient Studies Undergraduate Research Conference. And at Hamilton, he is a founder and editor-in-chief of The Haley Classical Journal, which publishes undergraduate classics papers from around the world. Safe to say, it's a good thing he stuck with it.
The latest Greylock Echo has hit the halls this week. This newly formatted issue offers fourteen pages of news, opinion, reviews, features, sports, and more. Editor Clara McWeeny has assembled an impressive team of writers this year who are working on print editions as well as maintaining an online version of the news (with separate content than the print edition).
Save these dates for a SEE Fund grant sponsored series of Greylock A Better Chance scholars who will speak with our student body.
Speakers will talk about their trajectory from Mount Greylock as Greylock A Better Chance Scholars to college, career and beyond.
Students are placed on the honor roll when their quarterly letter grades average a B or better, and when the student receives no grade lower than a B- in all graded classes. If students earn any grade of a C+ or lower, their names will not be placed on the honor roll. The student must be carrying a minimum of four graded courses to be eligible. Students who withdraw from a course are not eligible for the honor roll for one semester.
What is the Contest? We are asking high school students to create 30-second videos answering the question "What did you learn about our democracy in 2020?"
Are there prizes? YES! First place wins $500; second place wins $250; third place wins $100. In addition, a school with multiple exceptional entries will receive a $250 Catalyst Award.
Do you have any MG Library books sitting around your house or in the bottom of your backpack? Mrs. Barrett is asking all students to look for any library books borrowed this year, and to please return them to the Library BOX in the front of the school. She is conducting a mid-year inventory, and several books have been checked out for months. If you are unable to come to the school, please contact Mrs. Barrett to arrange for a home pick up. Mrs. Barrett also wants to remind students that the library is still lending books to students; that she is always available for a phone, email or zoom chat to suggest free reading titles; and that she is willing to do home deliveries whenever possible during this period of remote learning!
Project 351 is a nonprofit organization that develops a new generation of community-first service leaders through the yearlong engagement of an eighth grade Ambassador from each of the 351 cities and towns in Massachusetts. Youth are selected by hometown educators for an exemplary ethic of service and the values of kindness, compassion, humility, and gratitude.