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2014-2015 Gift Catalog available online now!

    The Mary Lyon Gift Catalog has also been distributed to locations, such as schools, libraries, post offices, and other public places.  We hope you will browse one, and consider a donation to a teacher who has listed a wish.  The 2014-2015 catalog is also posted online. We have had many wonderful donations, but…

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Mini Grant funds author visit to Hawlemont

Children’s author Marie Betts Bartlett visited Hawlemont Regional Elementary School on Thursday. She read from her book, The Little Yellow Trolley Car, which is based on the story of the trolley that ran through Shelburne Falls from 1896 to 1927. Students who attended her presentation were in Hawlemont’s pre-K, kindergarden, and first and second grade classes. More information about…

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Spring Lyonnaise 2014

The annual Spring Lyonnaise sponsored by the Mary Lyon Foundation was held this year on Sunday afternoon, May 18 from 2-5 pm at the Shelburne Buckland Community Center on Main Street in Shelburne Falls. This free event, a celebration of excellence in local education, is open to the public. There was music, awards, raffle prizes,…

Rowe Capital Campaign

Rowe Capital Campaign

After 6 successful past capital campaigns for the Heath, Colrain, Sanderson, BSE, Hawlemont and Mohawk schools in our district, the Mary Lyon Foundation in conjunction with The Friends of the Rowe School has launched a major capital campaign for the Rowe Elementary School which was hit by lightning and destroyed by fire in 2012. Although the insurance will pay for…

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Valley Gives on Thursday, December 12

Please mark your calendar for Thursday, December 12! That’s the date for this year’s Valley Gives, an innovative online fundraising event that encourages individuals to donate as much money as possible in support of their favorite charities in just twenty-four hours. Beginning at midnight EST on December 12 and continuing until 11:59pm, residents of western Massachusetts will go online…