SAT Prep Course

S m A r T    EDUCATORS Successfully serving the students of Berkshire County since 1985.              Interested in learning more? This year’s program will begin on Tuesday, December 6 at 6:00, and will meet in room H13. All materials will be provided for the first meeting, although students should bring pencils and calculators. Any student may attend this session at no cost. An identical meeting will take place on Wednesday, December 7 at 6:00. Interested students should attend one of these meetings; each session will run two hours. If you decide to enroll in this course, you will need to purchase a workbook- more info concerning this purchase will be forthcoming. The course will meet twice a week from 6:00-8:00. Students should attend ONE session each week. The meeting days will be Tuesday and Wednesday and Thursday will be a make-up day if a scheduled session is unable to meet. The course will end the second week in March, and will not meet during December or February vacations. There will be a total of twelve two-hour class sessions. The cost of the course is $300 and is due as soon as possible, but not later than the third week in December. Class size will be limited.         Each week, the following format will occur. We will begin with a few challenging math problems. We then take the weekly vocabulary test, and correct it. We next will look at the week’s math homework and trouble-shoot any problems that students indicated were especially difficult. I will demonstrate traditional methods for solving the problems, as well as providing alternative approaches (these are...

Building Unity in Our Community

Join us on Monday evening, November 28th for a facilitated discussion focused on “Building Unity in Our Community.” This conversation will provide parents and members of our community the opportunity to talk with Phil Fogelman and Rob Jones from the Anti-Defamation League about the current challenges we face in our school(s) and communities with regard to intergroup understanding, dialogue and respect. The conversation will also highlight how we can address these challenges constructively, and in doing so help promote a supportive, inclusive community in which human differences are respected and valued.   This evening conversation will be held here at Monument Mountain and will run from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. I hope you will be able to join...

MMRHS production of As You Like It at Monument

Monument Mountain Students perform Shakespeare’s As You Like It November 10 and 11 here at MMRHS 7:00 p.m.   MMRHS production of As You Like It at Monument:  Thursday November 10th and Friday November 11th.  Tickets are $10.00 and the shows open at 7:00...

Opioids, Alcohol and Weed: What Parents Need to Know

GREAT BARRINGTON _ Dr. Jennifer Michaels will present “Opioids, Alcohol and Weed: What Parents Need to Know” on the impact of substances on the developing brain at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, November 2, at 7 p.m. Dr. Michaels, the medical director of the Brien Center, will also discuss strategies to help foster healthy decisions as children navigate their path to adulthood. A panel of local specialists will answer questions from the audience following her presentation. The event is free and open to the public. Child care services will be provided at Fuel on Main Street. “The opioid epidemic has raised the stakes for all of us,” says Erik Bruun, chairman of the South Berkshire Community Health Advisory Board that is the lead sponsor for the event. “This event is a step toward embracing knowledge for parents and the community to make more informed decisions to increase the likelihood of our children leading successful lives.” The panel will include Railroad Street Youth Project Executive Director Ananda Timpane, Dr. Brenda Butler (a child and adolescent psychiatrist at Berkshire Medical Center and the Brien Center), Monument Mountain Regional High School Principal Marianne Young, Mount Everett High School Principal Glen Devoti, as well as two young people from South County. “We all dream that our children will grow up to be happy, healthy, intelligent members of society,” says Michaels, “and we all know that decisions about substance use can derail those dreams.” Michaels is an attending psychiatrist at Berkshire Medical Center, assistant professor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and a national mentor for the Physician Clinical Support System,...