MassDOT is conducting a survey to learn more about why and when Massachusetts residents ride a bike. All Massachusetts residents are invited to take the survey, including those who bike infrequently or who do not bike at all! The survey is available in 10 languages. Thank you for taking the time to fill out the Statewide Bicycle Survey https://mbta.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_aVlOKilg9swZcNw
Berkshire Busk! Family Day on August 7th...
Virtual Design Public Hearing- North Adams-Brayton Elementary School Improvements (Safe Routes To School) What is happening? A live virtual design public hearing will be hosted at the website below on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at 7:00pm to discuss the proposed design for pedestrian and bicycle accommodation improvements at the Brayton Elementary School in North Adams. MassDOT welcomes your input for consideration in the design process. How will this affect you? The Project proposes to construct and repair sidewalks and curb ramps along Brayton Hill Terrace and Brickyard Court in conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and stripe bicycle lanes along Brayton Hill Terrace to encourage students to walk or bike to and from school. Crosswalk visibility is proposed to be enhanced through the installation of pedestrian-activated rectangular rapid flashing beacons (RRFBs). When Tuesday, August 3, 2021 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Attend www.mass.gov/massdot-highway-design-public-hearings Please note this meeting will be recorded. Information will be available on the website linked above starting on Tuesday, July 20, 2021.
Please see the details of the North Adams Food Bank, on Friday, 7/16. All are welcome!
UMASS 4-H Career Exploration Series:
More upcoming events and August adventures:
MASS MoCA Community Day:
July and August ROOTS Events:
Ways to Increase COVID-19 Vaccination: July 2021
North Adams Mobile Food Bank: Friday, July 2, from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. All are welcome!
Summer Basketball Coaches Needed:
Massachusetts VaxMillions Giveaway: Fully vaccinated MA residents, 12 years and older are eligible to enter to win prizes starting July 1. The first of 5 drawings will take place on July 26. PRIZES: 5 individuals 18 and older will win $1 million dollars. 5 individuals ages 12-17 will win a $300,000 college scholarship. If you become fully vaccinated after drawings begin, you are then eligible to enter the drawing. For more info, visit mass.gov/vaxmillions.
North Adams Mobile Foodbank on Friday, June 18, from 10:00 to 11:00 in the Brien Center Parking Lot. Everyone is welcome!
Food Services Open Sites Announcement:
Please see June and July food service summer menus:
Here are the Education Access Channel 1302 playback times for the Drury Graduation o f 6/3/21: Monday the 7th @ 8pm Wednesday the 9th @ 4:30pm Saturday the 12th @ 10am Sunday the 13th @ 2pm Tuesday the 15th @ 6pm Friday the 18th @ 7:30pm Sunday the 20th @ 11:30am Thursday the 24th @ 5:30pm
A few more Family Center June Events and Activities:
Additional Family Center June Events and Activities:
Family Center June Activities:
Ms. Darling: 2020-2021 MARION B. KELLEY TEACHER OF THE YEAR On Thursday, June 3rd, at the Drury High School Commencement exercises, the North Adams Public Schools honored Drury High School special education teacher, varsity softball coach, and North Adams Teachers Association co-president, Ms. Michelle Darling, with the annual Marion B. Kelley Teacher of the Year Award. Ms. Darling exemplifies teacher leadership, and her advocacy for her students and her education peers demonstrates her commitment to equity. It is an honor for the district to thank Ms. Darling and show her our appreciation by presenting her this year’s award. This award, named in honor of the late Marion B. Kelley, a former North Adams teacher and principal, is presented to teachers in recognition of their dedicated, skillful teaching, understanding of children, and exemplification of the “ideal” teacher. Mrs. Kelley taught in the North Adams school system from 1929 until 1936 when she married and had to leave the school system because state law prohibited married women from teaching. She rejoined the school system as a teacher in 1945 and retired in 1978 as principal of Haskins and Johnson schools. Annually, a teacher is nominated for this award by fellow North Adams Public Schools’ employees and selected by the District Administration. As the recipient of the award, Ms. Darling will receive a $100.00 gift certificate that she may use for supplies in the classroom. Congratulations Ms.Darling!