Archived News

Courageous Conversations Presentation
Posted on 05/29/2018
Courageous Conversations: Social Media, Aggression and Our Youth—What Families Need to Know, Wednesday, May 30, Reid Middle School, 6:00  READ MORE...
If you would like a flyer distributed to the schools…
Posted on 05/29/2018
June 6 is the deadline for flyers to be submitted for distribution to the schools  READ MORE...
The FY19 Budget Book is now posted
Posted on 05/25/2018
The 2019 Budget Book for Pittsfield Public Schools is now posted on this website  READ MORE...
Pittsfield High Musical, "Fame"
Posted on 05/10/2018
PHS presents the musical "Fame," May 11-13, 18-20  READ MORE...
Kindergarten Read & Register for the 2018-2019 School year
Posted on 05/08/2018
Sign up here for Kindergarten Read & Register Events for the 2018-2019 school year May 21, 22 and 23  READ MORE...
2018 Herberg Preview Night Presentation
Posted on 05/04/2018
View the presentation from the May 2 Preview Night for incoming 6th-graders at Herberg Middle School  READ MORE...
Herberg Middle School's 6th-Grade Preview Night
Posted on 04/30/2018
Herberg's 6th-Grade Preview Night, May 2, 2018, 6:00 pm  READ MORE...
2018 PPS Family Survey
Posted on 02/06/2018
Final 3 Days—How to take the PPS 2018 Family Survey  READ MORE...
Elementary School Curriculum Night at Crosby Elementary is cancelled; see other highlights below
Posted on 12/12/2017
Winter Weather Cancellations: See some highlights below.  READ MORE...
Herberg Orchestra Concert
Posted on 12/11/2017
Herberg Orchestra Concert December 12 6:00 pm  READ MORE...
PHS Orchestra Concert
Posted on 11/28/2017
PHS Orchestra Holiday Concert, December 6, 6:00 pm, Zion Lutheran Church  READ MORE...
PHS/Proteus Theatre presents Dracula
Posted on 10/23/2017
PHS/Proteus Theatre presents Dracula: The Vampire Play  READ MORE...
GO MATH! K-8 Information Session of Parents & Guardians
Posted on 09/26/2017
GO MATH! K-8 Information Session, hosted by Crosby Elementary School, 10/10, 6:00 pm  READ MORE...
Lenovo Yoga
AP Student Chromebooks: Handout Dates
Posted on 08/25/2017
AP Student Chromebooks will be handed out on 9/5 and 9/6  READ MORE...
Graduation and Prom Photos Posted
Posted on 07/06/2017
2017 Graduation, Prom and End of Year Photos now posted  READ MORE...
Summer/Back-to-School Info: Find It Here
Posted on 06/14/2017
Here's where to find information on summer and back-to-school activities and supplies  READ MORE...
City Council Presentation, FY18 Final Budget 5/25/17
Posted on 05/26/2017
View the City Council Presentation of the FY18 Pittsfield Public Schools Final Budget, presented on 5/25/17  READ MORE...
PHS Arts Night
Posted on 05/19/2017
Pittsfield High School presents a Celebration of the Fine and Performing Arts, May 23  READ MORE...
PHS Orchestra Invitation to a Romantic Music Concert
Posted on 05/16/2017
PHS Orchestra Concert Features Romantic Music from the 19th and 20th Centuries  READ MORE...
2017 Pittsfield Public Schools Summer School Program
Posted on 05/09/2017
2017 Summer School Registration July 5-7  READ MORE...
Pittsfield High School Musical, "Footloose"
Posted on 05/08/2017
Pittsfield High School's Proteus Theatre presents "Footloose: The Musical"  READ MORE...
Presentation, FY18 Final Budget Vote
Posted on 05/01/2017
View the presentation for the final budget vote, PPS Schools, FY18  READ MORE...
Taconic High School wins Silver Medal in US News 2017 report
Posted on 05/01/2017
US News & World Report awards Taconic High School a Silver Medal in its annual ranking of American high schools  READ MORE...
Title I Parent/Guardian Involvement & Annual Spring Meeting
Posted on 04/06/2017
Invitation to Participate: Title I Parent/Guardian Involvement & Annual Spring Meeting  READ MORE...
Taconic High School Theatre Presents "Sister Act"
Posted on 03/23/2017
Spring Musical, Sister Act, at Taconic High School, 3/30-4/1  READ MORE...
2017 Move Up and Graduation Schedule
Posted on 03/15/2017
Now posted: June 2017 Move Up and Graduation Schedule  READ MORE...
PHS Band and Help Keep Music Education Alive Present Kashmir
Posted on 02/15/2017
Kashmir, The Live Led Zeppelin Tribute Band, Live in Concert with the PHS Concert Band  READ MORE...
CEO Search
Posted on 02/08/2017
Search for the next CEO of the Boys and Girls Club  READ MORE...
10X10 Chairity
Posted on 01/31/2017
10X10 Chairity Event, 2/17-3/3  READ MORE...
Pasta Dinner to Benefit High Schools' Alpine Ski Team
Posted on 01/25/2017
Pasta DInner Friday, January 27, 5:30-7:30 pm to benefit PHS and Taconic Alpine Ski Team  READ MORE...
Taconic Topping Off Ceremony
Posted on 01/24/2017
Photos: Topping Off Ceremony Takes Place at Taconic High School  READ MORE...
December Building Report Taconic High School
Posted on 01/12/2017
NEW! December Taconic High School Building Report  READ MORE...
Author Talk, "Jefferson's Children: The Story of One American Family"
Posted on 01/05/2017
Talk on "Jefferson's Children: The Story of One American Family," a book by Shannon Lanier and Jane Feldman, 1/17/17  READ MORE...
January 11 School Committee Meeting
Posted on 01/04/2017
January 11, 2017 School Committee Meeting will be a Budget Workshop, 4:00 pm in the Administration Center, Gray Conrference Room  READ MORE...
The Princess Plays, December 15 and 16, Herberg, 7:00 pm
Posted on 12/14/2016
Herberg Middle School presents "The Princess Plays: A Ridiculous Look at Young Feminine Royalty"  READ MORE...
God's Trombones, December 21, 6:00 pm at Monument Mountain
Posted on 12/13/2016
Performance of "God's Trombones," introduced by the PHS Jazz Band, December 21, 6:00 pm at Monument Mountain Regional high School  READ MORE...
November Building Report
Posted on 12/09/2016
The November report on the progress of building the new Taconic High School is now posted  READ MORE...
ELEMENTARY ONLY: Friday, 11/18, Half-Day of School, Parent Conferences
Posted on 11/16/2016
For elementary students ONLY, Friday, 11/18/16 is a half day of school, with parent conferences in the afternoon  READ MORE...
Pittsfield Public Schools Winter Concerts
Posted on 11/14/2016
Holiday Season Concerts-Dates & Times here  READ MORE...
No school Friday, 11/11/16, Veterans Day
Posted on 11/10/2016
Veterans Day 2016, November 11 - No School  READ MORE...
Public Safety Pop-Up Event
Posted on 11/08/2016
Public Safety Pop-Up Event, Reid Middle School, Tuesday, November 15  READ MORE...
No school for students Tuesday, November 8, Election Day
Posted on 11/07/2016
No school for students, full day for staff  READ MORE...
Berkshire Concert Choir Present Carmina Burana, 11/19
Posted on 11/07/2016
The Berkshire Concert Choir presents Carl Orff's Carmina Burana, Saturday, November 19, 7:30 pm  READ MORE...
Parent-Teacher Conferences Begin Wednesday, 11/9
Posted on 11/06/2016
Middle and High School Parent-Teacher Conferences Begin This Week, Wednesday, 11/9  READ MORE...
Berkshire Athenaeum Fall Book Sale, November 3-5
Posted on 10/20/2016
Free and open to the public: Fall Book Sale at the Berkshire Athenaeum  READ MORE...
Columbus Day Holiday, October 10—No School
Posted on 10/06/2016
NO SCHOOL Monday, 10/10/16, Columbus Day  READ MORE...
The Raptor Project
Posted on 10/05/2016
FREE Show: The Raptor Project, Monday, October 10, 12:00-5:00 pm  READ MORE...
Let's Be Honest, Free workshop for parents and caregivers
Posted on 09/30/2016
FREE workshop for parents & caregivers, October 12, 7:00-8:00 pm, Berkshire Athenaeum  READ MORE...
Half-Day of School Friday September 30
Posted on 09/27/2016
Half-Day of school for students, full day for staff on Friday, September 30  READ MORE...
Herberg National Anthem on 9/11
Posted on 09/12/2016
To commemorate 9/11, Herberg Middle School holds a National Anthem singalong  READ MORE...
Kindergarten & Pre-K Orientation on Wednesday, 8/31
Posted on 08/08/2016
Click Read More to find the time for your school's Kindergarten & Pre-K Orientation on 8/31  READ MORE...
Morningside Summer Program Newsletters
Posted on 07/27/2016
Read our weekly newsletter for the Summer Program at Morningside Community School  READ MORE...
Thursday, September 1 event at Berkshire Humane Society
Posted on 07/26/2016
Come to the Berkshire Humane Society's Exploring Post Open House  READ MORE...
Summer Hours for Work Permits
Posted on 06/17/2016
Summer Hours are now in effect for the Work Permits office  READ MORE...
You Can Cook Summer Fun
Posted on 06/17/2016
Two final episodes for 2016-2017, You CAN Cook Summer and You CAN Cook Summer Fun Too  READ MORE...
Registering New Students During the Summer
Posted on 06/16/2016
Registering students in Pittsfield Public Schools during the summer. Read more for instructions for all schools, grades K-12  READ MORE...
School Supplies, Summer Assignments and More...
Posted on 06/08/2016
Summer and Back-to-School Information  READ MORE...
Information on the 2016 Summer School Program & Registration
Posted on 06/06/2016
Summer School Registration begins Thursday, June 3 - click here for details  READ MORE...
Pre-K and Kindergarten Preview Day
Posted on 05/25/2016
Pre-K and Kindergarten Preview Day June 6, 2016  READ MORE...
Herberg Middle School Presents Alice in Wonderland
Posted on 05/25/2016
Herberg Middle School's Alice in Wonderland, May 25 and 26  READ MORE...
Taconic Spring Choral Concert
Posted on 05/17/2016
Taconic Chorus Spring Concert May 24  READ MORE...
Berkshire Concert Choir Concert
Posted on 05/10/2016
Berkshire Concert Choir Concert, Sunday, May 22, 4:00 pm  READ MORE...
PHS Annual Fine Arts Night, May 24
Posted on 05/09/2016
Fine Arts Showcase at Pittsfield High, Tuesday, May 24  READ MORE...
Invitation to the Annual PHS Spring Concert, Thursday, May 5
Posted on 05/02/2016
Thursday, May 5, 6:00 pm is the Annuals PHS Spring Orchestra Concert  READ MORE...
SPED Parent Advisory Council Presentation on PPS Policies
Posted on 05/02/2016
Special Ed Parent Advisory Council presents "Anti-Bullying, Physical Restraint and Time-Out District Policies," Tuesday, May 3  READ MORE...
Youth Alive Step, Dance and Drumline
Posted on 04/27/2016
Kids 6-18—Join the Youth Alive Step, Dance, and Drumline Performance Group  READ MORE...
Crosby Elementary and Morningside Community Schools Aim for New Grant Program
Posted on 04/05/2016
Crosby Elementary and Morningside Community Schools have begun the application process for a MA 21st-Century Community Learning Centers Grant.  READ MORE...
ALERT: Important News Update
Posted on 03/25/2016
Police Update on Suspicious Activity  READ MORE...
Taconic High School Presents Chicago
Posted on 03/22/2016
Taconic High School Presents Chicago as the Spring Musical  READ MORE...
Free Pre-K Developmental Screenings
Posted on 03/15/2016
Free Pre-K Developmental Screenings, March 8 and 15  READ MORE...
Kindergarten Registration for 2016-2017 School Year Begins 3/15
Posted on 03/15/2016
Kindergarten Registration Information for 2016-2017 school year  READ MORE...
Local Summer Programs
Posted on 03/10/2016
Local Programs for Summer Fun 2016  READ MORE...
2016 Moving Up & Graduation Ceremonies
Posted on 03/08/2016
2016 Moving Up & Graduation Ceremonies for PIttsfield Public Schools  READ MORE...
NEW! 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 PPS School Calendars Now Posted
Posted on 02/25/2016
PPS Calendars for the next two school years are posted here.  READ MORE...
New! District Newsletter for PPS Families
Posted on 02/23/2016
New District Newsletter Keeps PPS Families Up to Date on What's Happening in Our District  READ MORE...
PHS Band Fundraiser Concert, April 8
Posted on 02/19/2016
Presenting the 3rd Annual Benefit Concert for the Pittsfield High School Band, featuring TUSK, the ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band  READ MORE...
Berkshire Activity Days February 16-18
Posted on 02/09/2016
Sponsored by Community Resources for People with Autism and Berkshire Autism Projects Committee: Berkshire Activity Days, February 16-18  READ MORE...
Paint & Pizza at the Family Resource Center
Posted on 01/28/2016
FREE Paint & Pizza evening at the Family Resource Center, for ages 13 and up  READ MORE...
#TEENTIME at the Family Resource Center
Posted on 01/28/2016
#TEENTIME - FREE for Grades 9-11 at the Family Resource Center  READ MORE...
Donations and Grants Information
Posted on 01/26/2016
Thanks to all who have supported our students and schools with your donations this year. Complete list now posted.  READ MORE...
Free Gallery Admission to Mass MoCA on 1/30/16
Posted on 01/20/2016
Mass MoCA Free Day, Saturday, 1/30, 11:00 am  READ MORE...
February Art Camp with IS183
Posted on 01/11/2016
Register now for February Art Camp, for ages 5-12, February 15-19, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm  READ MORE...
SkillsUSA Winners
Posted on 12/22/2015
Taconic High School students show off their Skills USA awards  READ MORE...
PHS Holiday Band, Chorus & Jazz Ensemble Concert
Posted on 12/14/2015
PHS Holiday Band, Chorus, Jazz Ensemble Concert, Thursday, December 17, 7:00 pm  READ MORE...
PHS Fall Play, "Almost, Maine"
Posted on 12/08/2015
PHS Fall Play, "Almost, Maine"-Thursday, Friday, Saturday 7:00 pm; Saturday 2:00 pm  READ MORE...
Reid Student Council Helps Thanksgiving Angels
Posted on 11/24/2015
Reid Student Council helps raise money and distribute turkeys with the Thanksgiving Angels Turkey Distribution program  READ MORE...
Pittsfield High School Chamber Orchestra Holiday Concert
Posted on 11/04/2015
Pittsfield High School Chamber Orchestra Holiday Concert, Tuesday, November 10 at the Berkshire Athenaeum  READ MORE...
Newspaper
Correction to 10/16/15 ConnectED Call
Posted on 10/19/2015
The safety of our students is our primary focus in Pittsfield.  READ MORE...
White Cane Day October 15 2015
Posted on 10/02/2015
Call for participants in White Cane Day walk in support of visually impaired students  READ MORE...
BCAC Open House October 7
Posted on 10/02/2015
All are welcome to the free Open House sponsored by Berkshire Community Action Council  READ MORE...
Updates to the Anti-Bullying Policy and Bullying Prevention and Intervention Plan
Posted on 09/10/2015
Important news about updates to the PPS Anti-Bullying efforts  READ MORE...
Summer Family Mailings, August 2015
Posted on 08/09/2015
Find the summer mailing from your child's school here.  READ MORE...
Summer Mailing Packet Materials Now Online
Posted on 08/06/2015
Materials from the Parent/Guardian Summer Packet are now posted here.  READ MORE...
2015 Summer School
Posted on 06/23/2015
Registration is June 29-July 1 for 2015 Summer School, which begins Monday, July 6  READ MORE...
Elementary Orchestra and Band Concerts Announced
Posted on 06/03/2015
Parents are welcome to attend the upcoming elementary orchestra concerts listed below  READ MORE...
Bike Rodeo & Family Safety Day
Posted on 06/03/2015
Kiwamis Club of Pittsfield presents Bike Rodeo and Family Safety Day  READ MORE...
June Concert Dates for Elementary Student Bands
Posted on 06/02/2015
Elementary School Band Concerts are happening in June. Click Read More for the schedule.  READ MORE...
Midsummer Night's Dream, May 27 & 28, 7 pm, Herberg
Posted on 05/27/2015
Herberg Middle School presents: A Midsummer Night's Dream, May 27 & 28, 7 pm  READ MORE...
2015-2016 Bus Information Now Posted
Posted on 05/20/2015
Information and Forms for Bus Riders in the 2015-2016 School Year Available Here  READ MORE...
Free Friday Morning Rehearsals at Tanglewood
Posted on 05/18/2015
Free BSO Summer Rehearsals for residents of the Berkshires  READ MORE...
PHS Presents "Urinetown—The Musical"
Posted on 05/04/2015
Spring Musical, "Urinetown," May 8-9, 15-16  READ MORE...
ALICE Parent Informational Session
Posted on 04/30/2015
A.L.I.C.E. Parent Informational Session, Tuesday, May 19, 8:30-9:30 am   READ MORE...
Pittsfield Family Resource Center Listening Sessions This May
Posted on 04/29/2015
The Family Resource Center of PIttsfield welcomes the community to attend one of 3 listening sessions  READ MORE...
Herberg Open House, April 29th, 6:30-7:30 pm
Posted on 04/28/2015
Open House for 5th-grade students and their parents  READ MORE...
Kindergarten Preview Day, Friday, May 1
Posted on 04/27/2015
Incoming Kindergarten students and their parents/guardians are welcome!  READ MORE...
Spring Orchestra and Band Concerts
Posted on 04/27/2015
May Concerts featuring PHS, Herberg, Taconic and Reid musicians  READ MORE...
Free Lecture on Concussions, May 7, 7:00-8:00 pm, Reid Middle School
Posted on 04/27/2015
"You Look Okay, But I Don't Feel Okay," free educational lecture  READ MORE...
Open Enrollment for 2015-2016 Begins May 1
Posted on 04/27/2015
Now accepting new students for the 2015-2016 school year as of May 1  READ MORE...
Pittsfield High School's Spring Concert
Posted on 04/02/2015
PHS Spring Concert, April 7, 7:00 pm, PHS Auditorium  READ MORE...
2015-2016 School Calendar Approved
Posted on 03/27/2015
2015-2016 PPS Calendar available to download.  READ MORE...
New Deputy Superintendent Takes Office
Posted on 03/16/2015
Joseph Curtis, newly appointed Deputy Superintendent for the district, takes office  READ MORE...
Free Choral Concert, Clark Art Museum
Posted on 03/13/2015
Free Choral Concert with the Carleton College singers at the Clark, Friday, March 20  READ MORE...
Free Developmental Preschool Screenings
Posted on 03/04/2015
Pittsfield Public Schools and Berkshire County Head Start offer free developmental screenings  READ MORE...
School Employees and Retirees: New Insurance Info
Posted on 03/03/2015
New health care insurance starts July 1, 2015. Enrollment period April 1-May 1, 2015.  READ MORE...
Taconic Theatre Brunch and Cabaret
Posted on 02/28/2015
Saturday Brunch and Cabaret hosted by Taconic Theatre at the Polish Falcons Club, 32 Bel-Air Avenue, 3/14, 9:00 am-12 noon  READ MORE...
Jazz Night, Wednesday, April 15, 7:00 pm
Posted on 02/25/2015
Come hear the Herberg Jazz Band along with special guests  READ MORE...
Discounted Albany Devils tickets
Posted on 02/10/2015
The Pittsfield Recreation Program has teamed up with the Albany Devils Hockey team to offer tickets at a group discounted rate for Saturday, March 14  READ MORE...
10X10 UPSTREET Winter Arts Festival
Posted on 02/06/2015
February 12-22 the 10x10 Upstreet Winter Arts Festival offers family-friendly events in downtown Pittsfield  READ MORE...
Herberg Winter Concert
Posted on 02/04/2015
RESCHEDULED: Winter Concert, Herberg Middle School, Thursday, February 5  READ MORE...
Taconic Carpentry Project Sought for 2015-2016
Posted on 02/04/2015
Taconic High School Carpentry Program is seeking an off-grounds project for the 2015-2016 school year.  READ MORE...
Kindergarten Registration Begins March 3, 2015
Posted on 02/04/2015
For children who turn 5 on or before October 15, 2015 kindergarten registration begins 3/3/15  READ MORE...
Kids Poster Contest, sponsored by Berkshire County Kids' Place
Posted on 01/28/2015
Berkshire County Kids' Place sponsors a poster contest during Child Abuse Awareness Month  READ MORE...
High School Open House New Date: Thursday, 1/15
Posted on 01/13/2015
High School Open Houses will take place on Thursday, 1/15  READ MORE...
Three Deputy Superintendent Finalists to Be Interviewed at School Committee Meeting
Posted on 01/13/2015
The three finalists for the Deputy Superintendent position will be interviewed at Wednesday's School Committee Meeting  READ MORE...
HS Midterm Exams will begin on Tuesday, January 20
Posted on 01/13/2015
Midterms run from Tuesday-Friday, January 20-23  READ MORE...
Confronting Anti-Semitism: A Family Awareness Program
Posted on 01/02/2015
Sunday, January 11: Confronting Anti-Semitism, for Jewish Middle and High School Students and Their Parents  READ MORE...
PHS Band, Chorus & Jazz Ensemble Concert
Posted on 12/09/2014
Pittsfield High Holiday Concert, Wednesday, December 17  READ MORE...
Registration: Closed 12/22/14-1/2/15
Posted on 12/04/2014
Central registration will be closed for the holidays Monday 12/22-Friday 1/2  READ MORE...
"Night at the Movies" Concert
Posted on 12/04/2014
PHS and Herberg Orchestra and Visual Arts present "A Night at the Movies," December 10, 6 pm  READ MORE...
Gingerbread House Competition
Posted on 11/28/2014
Join us for the 10th Annual Gingerbread House Competition  READ MORE...
"Our Town" at PHS
Posted on 11/23/2014
"Our Town," December 4, 5 and 6  READ MORE...
Basically Baroque Concert
Posted on 11/10/2014
Pittsfield High Chamber Orchestra and Berkshire Concert Choir Concert 11/23, 4:00 pm, Zion Lutheran Church  READ MORE...
PHS Orchestra Holiday Concert
Posted on 11/05/2014
Pittsfield High Chamber Orchestra Holiday Concert at the Berkshire Athenaeum  READ MORE...
MA Dept. of Education Posts PPS District Report Card
Posted on 10/26/2014
The 2014 State Department of Education Report Card for Pittsfield Public Schools is Now Posted. Click "Read More" to view the data.  READ MORE...
Change in Kindergarten Entry Age
Posted on 10/06/2014
The age for admission into Kindergarten has been changed.  READ MORE...
PHS Movie Night Concert
Pittsfield High free "Movie Night" concert, Tuesday, 12/8, 6:00 pm  READ MORE...
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