News and Announcements

Choral Jamboree, January 7th and January 8th

The North Adams Public School District will host an All District Choral Jamboree for Tuesday, January 7 and Wednesday January 8, with a concert Jan 8 at 6:30, for all district choristers grades 4-12 under the direction of guest conductor and clinician, Dr. Eric Rubinstein. The event will be hosted at Drury High School.
Dr. Eric Rubinstein is Assistant Professor of Choral Music Education at the Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College (CUNY), where he directs the Treble Choir and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in music education. His primary area of research focuses on the development of student-learning environments within diverse and marginalized communities, specifically through the lens of sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Dr. Rubinstein has presented and published his research through the regional and national chapters of NAfME and ACDA. Eric is an accomplished vocalist, dancer, adjudicator, clinician, and choreographer and has an extended performance portfolio that expands globally.

Choristers have been working hard on a diverse choral program in preparation for this event.

Students will spend the day Tuesday and the morning on Wednesday, engaged in choral skills preparation and repertoire. Chris Caproni, the Drury High School band director, has prepared the percussionists to accompany this event as well.

NAPS choral dept directors, coordinating and preparing students for this event are: Mrs Staci Lazzari from Colegrove Park Elementary, Carolyn Jones from Greylock Elementary and Kate Caton, from both Drury High School and Brayton Elementary schools.

This event is being sponsored largely by a grant through The Massachusetts Cultural Council.
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UPDATE: ALL after-school activities cancelled: Today, 12/6/2019

All after-school activities and programs for students and staff are cancelled for today, due to pending weather conditions. Please note:

- School Dismissal will be at the regularly scheduled time

- There will be no 21st Century After-School Program

-Scheduled tryouts at Drury High School have been cancelled.

- There will be no dinner service at Brayton Elementary School.

Thank you.
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Greenhouse Open House on Thursday, December 5th

Drury High School's Greenhouse Education Program, at 931 Church Street in North Adams, is holding an Open House on Thursday, December 5th, from 8:00 am to 6:30 pm. Please stop by:

Poinsettias : small - $8.00 & medium - $10.00
Cyclamen: $8.00
Kissing Balls: $25.00
Mixed Green Wreaths: $30.00
Cemetery Boxes: $15.00.

Cash and Checks only made payable to NAPSOCT. Thank you.
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Two Hour Delay: Tuesday, 12/3/2019

North Adams Public Schools have a two hour delay on Tuesday, December 3. There will be no morning PreK. There will be no breakfast service at the elementary schools. There will be breakfast service at Drury High School. Thank you.
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