Greylock Elementary & Williams College Partnership Activities 2019-2020
Molly Polk, North Adams coordinator for Williams Elementary Outreach
Williams Elementary Outreach (WEO) coordinates multiple programs, connects with various student-led groups and Williams faculty and staff, and collaborates with community partners to develop and implement its partnership work with Greylock Elementary.
North Adams students and teachers also take advantage of opportunities to visit the Williams campus for dance classes at the ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance field trips to Hopkins Forest and the Planetarium where Williams students, faculty, and staff support programs that are connected to the NAPS students’ curricula.
Science Fellows program
6 Williams students (fall); 6 (spring): days varied (Oct-March/May) @2.5 hrs/wk
1st grade M. Garner: Rwick Sarkar ‘23, Sam Schraver ‘22
3rd grade M. Boyer: Taylor McClennen ‘22, Ben Hearon ‘20
5th grade M. Rondeau (2 sections): Gwyneth Maloy ‘21, Jessie Hem ‘21
6th Grade Classroom Support
3 Williams students (fall, Winter Study, spring): days varied @3 hrs/wk
6th grade, M. Ropelewski, B. Tatten: Emily Bleiberg ’22, Olivia Carlson ‘20, Ana Strong Garcia ‘22
Let’s Dance!: October-March, 2 days/wk after school at Williams College
Williams Faculty member Janine Parker with Maria Avrantini ’23, Erin Meadors ’20, Lucy Walker ’23
Williams Students’ Volunteer Initiatives:
Williams student-run After School Tutoring: Oct-March/May, 2 hrs/wk; 16 Williams students (fall); 22 (spring)
Williams student-run Assist Program: Oct-March,@1 hr/wk; 26 Williams students (fall and spring), Brayton and Greylock
3 Science Fellows and 2 Greylock teachers continued collaborating on virtual science curriculum development and instruction in Spring 2020. The Science Fellows did so on a volunteer basis. An archive was created of their work.
Student volunteers in the 21st CCLC After School program created a YouTube channel for children’s books that they read aloud. The videos were shared with NAPS families.
Field Trips and Special Programs:
September 26, 2019: 5th grade field trip to Hopkins Forest for ecosystems, cycles, and food webs.
November 8, 2019: Larry Spotted Crow Mann led all-school assembly for storytelling and conversation about indigenous history and culture.
December 10, 2019: 4 students from Williams College Jewish Association read Hanukkah stories and played games with 1st grade students.