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July 28, 2013 by Sandra Croteau Bronner (Register to contact)

We have invited the following teachers. Mrs. Marie Pepin, Mr. Jame O'Leary, Mr.Jerome Shea, Mr. Stanley Czech and our principal,Mr. Donald Geer. As far as, I know they are the only ones still living.
Due to health reasons Mr. O'Leary, Mr. Shea and Mr. Geer have sent regrets that they can not attend our reunion. Anyone wanting to contact any of them I do have their addresses and tel.# and will be happy to share them with anyone.

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Orioles grads ready to fly the nest, Belchertown High graduates 178  GazetteNET

BELCHERTOWN — Packed into the high school gym on Friday night, 178 Belchertown High School seniors reflected on their experience as Orioles, the ...



Belchertown High School student charged in alleged bathroom assault  GazetteNET

BELCHERTOWN — A Belchertown High School senior has been arraigned on an assault and battery charge after he allegedly struck a student repeatedly in a ...



Victim's jaw broken in assault at Belchertown High School, court documents say; senior Brendan Conroy faces felony charge  MassLive.com

BELCHERTOWN — A Belchertown High School student suffered a broken jaw after being punched in the face several times and having his head “stomped to ...



Northwestern DA’s Office investigating bullying incident at Belchertown school  WWLP.com

Northwestern District Attorney's Office Spokeswoman Mary Carey confirmed for 22News that an 18-year-old student was arraigned last week on a charge of ...



'It shakes the whole community': Belchertown residents, classmates process student's death  GazetteNET

BELCHERTOWN — Belchertown High School staff are working to provide a supportive setting for students following the death of senior Brendan Conroy on ...



Belchertown High School announces first quarter honor roll  MassLive.com

The following is the list of honor students: Grade 12 High Honors Enyonam Adoboe, Adwoa Ampiah-Bonney, Jenna Birks, Sophie Black, Matthew Blain, ...



Belchertown schools to appoint new superintendent Tuesday night  GazetteNET

BELCHERTOWN — The Belchertown School Committee will vote to appoint a new district superintendent on Tuesday night, having narrowed the field to two ...



Makeover of Belchertown High's STEM program continues; Sen. Lesser visits  GazetteNET

State Sen. Eric Lesser looks at Belchertown High School's new robotics equipment, which was purchased using funding from a $100,000 state grant, along with ...



Belchertown teachers get new foundation's first grants; STEM program at high school to launch  GazetteNET

BELCHERTOWN — Teachers looking to try new ways to educate their students in the Belchertown schools now have a new place to turn for funding — a new ...



Belchertown teen dies in Granby car crash  GazetteNET

GRANBY — A Belchertown teenager died Tuesday in an early morning car crash in Granby, according to Massachusetts State Police.Brendan Conroy, 18, who ...



Belchertown vice principal taking job in South Hadley  GazetteNET

BELCHERTOWN — Bruce Hastings, Belchertown High School's assistant principal, dean of students and athletic director, will end his tenure at the school this ...



Everyday politics: State Sen. Eric Lesser holds town hall with students at Belchertown High School  GazetteNET

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Belchertown mother pushing for CPR training at schools after son helped save friend’s life  WWLP.com

A Belchertown parent is urging state legislatures to make CPR training mandatory in all Massachusetts schools.



Belchertown schools nix middle school Latin class, longtime teacher resigns  GazetteNET

BELCHERTOWN — Some Belchertown students and alumni are mourning a major blow to the district's Latin language program after the resignation of a ...



Belchertown Town Meeting: Residents to weigh in on use of nuclear weapons, renovating Chestnut Hill  MassLive.com

BELCHERTOWN — A citizens petition on the warrant at Monday's Annual Town meeting is requesting that the community endorse a pledge to prohibit the US ...



Belchertown teen remembered at recovery support event  GazetteNET

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Belchertown High School grads 'continue to soar'  GazetteNET

BELCHERTOWN — Belchertown High School's 147th Commencement ceremony began with the Pledge of Allegiance, as hundreds of parents, siblings and ...



Belchertown's Alec Walker negative splits first Boston Marathon  GazetteNET

BOSTON — Why not run the Boston Marathon? Alec Walker had to ask himself that after the Belchertown High School graduate qualified in May.



High schools: Belchertown girls lacrosse stays perfect  GazetteNET

Elise Pikul found the net six times for the Belchertown girls lacrosse team, which remained unbeaten with a 14-6 win over Chicopee at home Friday.Erin Lucas ...



Three candidates vie for two Belchertown Select Board seats  GazetteNET

BELCHERTOWN — Two incumbents and one challenger are vying to fill two Select Board seats in Belchertown's Town Election on Monday. The ballot options ...



Easthampton claims second straight WMass Division 3A hockey championship  GazetteNET

WEST SPRINGFIELD — Byron Dudas sat in the stands a year ago and watched the Easthampton hockey team win the Western Massachusetts Division 3A ...



Raising the bar: Belchertown elementary school to provide piano education to all students  GazetteNET

BELCHERTOWN — A new piano lab set to be installed at Swift River Elementary School will provide all students with a basic piano education by the time they ...



Belchertown eyes state law to negotiate health plans  GazetteNET

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High schools: Belchertown boys basketball drops Ludlow in opener  GazetteNET

The Lanoue brothers combined for 25 points as the Belchertown boys basketball team opened the season with a 62-40 win over Ludlow at home.Senior Corey ...



Honor Roll: Belchertown High School  GazetteNET

Belchertown High School Grade 12 High Honors: Samantha Adkins, Samantha Birks, Zachary Bonetti, Kelly Braese, Ryan Chrabascz, Olivia Courchesne, ...



Belchertown's Evan Fournier officially signs with UMass men's soccer  GazetteNET

BELCHERTOWN — Putting pen to paper was a formality for Belchertown senior Evan Fournier. He had committed to the UMass men's soccer program back in ...



Belchertown teacher put on leave following 'disturbing' Facebook post  GazetteNET

BELCHERTOWN — A high school teacher has been placed on paid administrative leave following a Facebook post one school official described as “disturbing.



NHS Latin teacher wins national honor  GazetteNET

NORTHAMPTON — Northampton High School Latin teacher Thomas J. Howell recently won national recognition for his work from the Society for Classical ...



Belchertown man killed in ATV crash at terrain park  GazetteNET

A 27-year-old Belchertown man died in an all-terrain vehicle accident in Carthage, Maine, on Sunday afternoon, state wildlife officials said.Taylor Curtin was ...



Belchertown High School announces second quarter honor roll  MassLive.com

BELCHERTOWN – Belchertown High School principal Christine Vigneux recently announced the list of students who made the honor roll for the second marking ...



High schools: Birks, Belchertown outlasts Hampshire in OT  GazetteNET

Jenna Birks scored a career-high 17 points on senior night, and the Belchertown girls basketball team beat Hampshire Regional, 54-48, in overtime Thursday.



High schools: Madison Sexton lifts Granby girls lacrosse in overtime; Belchertown boys volleyball swept by Southwick  GazetteNET

Madison Sexton burst through the Northampton defense, spun to her left and buried a game-winner in overtime as the Granby girls lacrosse team beat the Blue ...



Orioles edge Frontier in opener  The Recorder

Nothing like opening the season with perhaps your fiercest rival in recent years and the WMass Division 3 runners-up.That's what Frontier Regional School ...



Division 3 girls tennis: Jordyn Paul clinches finals berth for Belchertown  GazetteNET

BELCHERTOWN — The dark red and green tennis courts down the hill from Belchertown High School emptied single by single and double by double.



Used pianos strike a chord for Belchertown music programs  GazetteNET

BELCHERTOWN — An anonymous $1.1 million donation to Westfield State University has resulted in two Belchertown schools receiving six free pianos.“It really ...



High schools: Granby holds off Southwick, qualifies for WMass boys hoop tourney  GazetteNET

Nate Breault made a layup with 45 seconds left to break a tie, and Brandon Wishart sank two free throws with 10 seconds remaining to seal a 43-41 win for the ...



Belchertown police teach women self-defense, hand to hand  GazetteNET

BELCHERTOWN — Tuesday marked the beginning of a safer, more confident life for eight local women, thanks to the Belchertown Police Department.That night ...



WMass boys tennis: Belchertown reaches fourth straight trip to Division 3 finals  GazetteNET

BELCHERTOWN — Max Caron shouldered his black racquet bag and nonchalantly exited Belchertown's fenced-in tennis courts.The junior No. 3 singles player ...



Belchertown grads told of a 'dazzling and difficult' life  Amherst Bulletin

BELCHERTOWN — “Go out into the world with an open mind and expose yourself to what the world has to offer,” encouraged attorney Sunila Thomas George in ...



Second Amendment rally set for Saturday in Belchertown drawing opposition  GazetteNET

BELCHERTOWN — Pro-gun activists are celebrating their fifth annual “Flag Day Second Amendment Rally” on Saturday in an event that is already drawing stiff ...



Belchertown High grads told to keep asking questions  Amherst Bulletin

BELCHERTOWN — The themes of the evening June 3 were flight and striving, as 170 seniors awaited their diplomas in the packed Belchertown High School ...



Veterans Day events in the Pioneer Valley  GazetteNET

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Tuesday's high schools: Belchertown girls lacrosse cruises past St. Mary's  GazetteNET

Morgan Mathurin scored five goals with an assist, as the Belchertown girls lacrosse team beat St. Mary's, 18-1, Tuesday in Belchertown Elise Pikul added a hat ...



At Belchertown's TM, voters to again consider leaving HCG  GazetteNET

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Thunder inch closer to tourney  The Recorder

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Amherst's MLK breakfast set for Saturday  GazetteNET

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Belchertown's Kayla Henry, Cara McKenzie, Lauryn Parent commit to college sports  GazetteNET

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Belchertown police investigating death of 15-year-old Tyler McNeill  MassLive.com

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Let them eat kale: Belchertown students plant, harvest the vegetable for cafeteria  GazetteNET

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Senior notes for Hampshire and Franklin Counties and Metro East Plus, Feb. 20, 2019.  MassLive.com

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Belchertown High School to offer varsity field hockey for the first time  GazetteNET

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School Soccer: Orioles soar to humble proud Red Hawks boys, 4-0  The Recorder

BELCHERTOWN — In a battle between two of the best soccer teams in western Massachusetts, Belchertown High School was able to shut out Frontier Regional ...



Arts Previews  GazetteNET

Easthampton High School's “Cinderella”A revived version of the classic tale of “Cinderella” will be presented by the Easthampton High School Drama Club and ...



Second Amendment rally draws support, opposition from local activists  GazetteNET

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Belchertown stable recognized as Horse Farm of Distinction – again  GazetteNET

BELCHERTOWN — For the sixth consecutive year, Green Acres Equestrian Center has won recognition as a Horse Farm of Distinction from the Massachusetts ...



Editorial: Lasting impact of creative student projects  GazetteNET

Making Amherst Regional more environmentally friendly and preserving history through art in Belchertown are two ways that local high school students are ...



Belchertown forum to address how to keep bears out of yards  MassLive.com

Ralph Taylor, District Manager for the Connecticut Valley regional Division of Fisheries & Wildlife office, will explain how to make a yard and neighborhood less ...



Belchertown's Meghan Bernard to play tennis at UMass  GazetteNET

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Seen@ The 2017 Belchertown Fair, 'The Fairest of Them All'  MassLive.com

There's the Big E - and then there's the Belchertown Fair. Or, as the all-volunteer fair committee is calling it this year - "The Fairest of Them All."



School Baseball: Panthers come out swinging in 8-1 win  The Recorder

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Newsweeks Top Public High Schools 2016: How Massachusetts Schools Ranked  Patch.com

Just in time for the start of the school year, Newsweek released its annual list Thursday of the top public high schools in America in 2016, and it's one list you'll ...



Belchertown High wins District F Sportsmanship Award for the 2013-14 sports seasons  The Republican - masslive.com

Belchertown High won the District F Sportsmanship Award for the 2013-14 sports season. Here, Hannah Sugrue smiles in a girls soccer huddle. (ANNIE ...



Boys' basketball preview: New faces lead new-look Hampshire League  The Recorder

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Classroom news and notes from around the region  GazetteNET

Carlino graduates from Academy HillEasthampton — Jackson Carlino, the son of Will and Kim of Easthampton, recently graduated from Academy Hill School in ...



Schools: Wave girls close on high note  The Recorder

Chloe Lunt captured her first event of the season Wednesday when the Greenfield High School senior took first in the discus with a winning throw of 66 feet, ...



160th Belchertown Fair and Parade offers live music, carnival rides  MassLive.com

The 160th Belchertown Fair was in full swing this weekend, offering attendees carnival rides, food, live music and a variety of animals to see.



Students take charge: Walkouts support school shooting victims, push for school safety  GazetteNET

Pioneer Valley students marched and mourned Wednesday morning, walking out of their schools and holding still for 17 minutes of silence, one minute for each ...



Breanne, Brittany Moreau, former Belchertown standouts, set to join UMass women's soccer program  MassLive.com

Former Belchertown soccer standouts Breanne (left) and Brittany (right) Moreau, shown in a game from 2013, have transferred to UMass. ( DAVID MOLNAR).



School Baseball: Turners Falls upsets Hopkins, 5-1  The Recorder

Never underestimate the unpredictability of high school sports.Turners Falls High School threw a monkey wrench into the Hampshire League West Division ...



Friends and Neighbors: Community members' achievements  GazetteNET

AmherstGloria Francesca Miller has graduated from Connecticut College in New London, Connecticut, with a degree in environmental studies and a minor in art.



School Field Hockey: Shocker: Warriors take down Green Wave, 2-1  The Recorder

BUCKLAND — Two weeks ago, Wednesday's game between Mohawk Trail Regional High School and Greenfield High School wasn't even on the schedule.



Thursday's high schools: South Hadley field hockey cruises past varsity-newcomer Belchertown  GazetteNET

The Belchertown High School field hockey team's first game as a varsity program was a tough one.The Orioles traveled to South Hadley, where the Tigers ...



Schools: Unbeaten Greenfield girls' tennis blanks Renaissance  The Recorder

The Greenfield High School girls' tennis team kept rolling Thursday afternoon.The Green Wave won two matches by flawless scores and was never challenged ...



Schools: Birch bars the door on Orioles, 4-0  The Recorder

Hannah Birch recorded four saves to earn a shutout between the pipes, and Mahar Regional School blanked Belchertown High School, 4-0, in an independent ...



Upstarts Frontier, Nipmuc were unlikely foes  The Recorder

Tonight's MIAA State Division III Boys' Soccer semifinal features two teams that would not have been the favorites to still be alive in the tourney during the third ...



Schools: Mohawk trims Wave on courts  The Recorder

A forfeit at third singles proved to be the difference Monday afternoon when Mohawk Trail Regional High School edged Greenfield High School, 3-2, in a ...



Arts & Culture Calendar: May 2 to May 8, 2019  The Recorder

Thursday, 2 Dance Scottish Country Dance Class: 7 to 9:30 p.m. Invigorating Scottish social dancing requiring only pep and soft soled shoes. Instruction 7 to ...



Schools: Mohawk girls quell Green Wave  The Recorder

Another big afternoon from its top athletes propelled Mohawk Trail Regional High School to a key Intercounty League girls' track & field victory on Thursday.



Students stage sit-in for laid off middle school teacher  wwlp.com

Middle school students in Belchertown held a sit-in on Monday after one of their school teachers was laid off.



Hoop Roundup: Orioles cruise past Senators  The Recorder

Kayla Henry poured in 26 points and Belchertown High School cruised to a 73-42 victory over Mahar Regional School in an independent girls' basketball game ...



Honoring MLK Jr. — for 35 years  Amherst Bulletin

AMHERST — Over plates of *fresh* fruit, waffles and tall glasses of orange juice, visitors to the Amherst Regional Middle School last Saturday morning celebrated ...



2018 Western Massachusetts high school graduations: Here are the dates and times  MassLive.com

Compiled by ELIZABETH ROMÁN and CAROLYN ROBBINS. Proud families will gather at high schools across Western Massachusetts for 2018 commencement ...



Schools: Hoynoski anchors Mohawk boys over Frontier  The Recorder

Mohawk Trail Regional High School and Frontier Regional School went into the final event of Monday's Intercounty League boys' track & field meet tied at 70-70.



Easthampton stifles Belchertown, 26-6  GazetteNET

BELCHERTOWN — The Easthampton football team played spoiler to Belchertown's senior night, defeating the Orioles, 26-6, Friday night.“We thought we'd have ...



Amanda Hodgen of Belchertown earns horse farm of distinction award from Massachustts Farm Bureau Federation  MassLive.com

The owner of 10 horses, Amanda Hodgen is an expert teacher who currently trains 40 budding equestrian students, ages 4 through adult.



Belchertown native Alex DeSantis helps turn UMass soccer program around  GazetteNET

Four years ago, Alex DeSantis led Belchertown High School to a state Division 3 championship. That same year, he was named the Daily Hampshire Gazette ...



Frontier edges Belchertown, 2-1, to defend championship  The Recorder

WESTFIELD — Ethan Lafleur can handle himself in the air.The Frontier Regional School junior forward karate kicked a pass from Dan Bronke into the net 18 ...



Wave girls seeded third to lead local tennis teams  The Recorder

After running the table undefeated and capturing the Tri-County League North Division title, the Greenfield High School girls' tennis team now sets its sights on a ...



Boys' Hoops: Visiting Mahar quells Wave  The Recorder

Mahar Regional School held the Greenfield offense in check for three quarters and officially qualified for the postseason with a 66-41 victory in independent ...



Skating Club of Amherst hosts 'Gold' figure skating show at Mullins Center  The Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Over 100 skaters performed at the Mullins Center Arena in anniversary performance.



School Baseball: Belchertown comes all the way back, 4-3  The Recorder

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Briefs: High school all-star games; Amherst youth hockey, swimming success  GazetteNET

The Hampshire-Franklin International Association of Approved Basketball Officials Board 28 will host the 21st annual All-Star Games, Friday at Smith Academy ...



Schools: Tech rolls in Eagles' showdown  The Recorder

The Franklin County Technical School girls' basketball team entered the season with young players composing much of the roster. As the team passes the ...



Schools: Vikes outlast Tech, 34-26, in sloppy softball game  The Recorder

A combined 45 walks made for a long day at the ballpark Tuesday.Franklin County Technical School put up 26 runs over five innings but found itself on the ...



Quabbin memories rush back  The Recorder

Memories Rush Back. When the the four towns that were to disappear beneath the waters of Quabbin Reservoir marked their final hours a half century ago, ...



Defending state champs stand between Frontier and WMass crown  The Recorder

Only one team stands between the Frontier Regional School baseball team and its first western Mass. title since 2013.That team, however, is the defending ...



Schools: Wave's Simmons notches 100th career point  The Recorder

It was almost fitting that Evan Simmons came up one point shy of hitting the 100-career-point mark Thursday afternoon when Greenfield High School earned a ...



Wave survives Raiders  The Recorder

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Busy Saturday for local teams  The Recorder

It's a busy day on the local high school front, as Mother Nature postponed a pair of hoop games Friday night, leaving three games involving Recorder-area ...



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