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The October District Newsletter is available to view here. Also, the week of October 8-14 was fire prevention week. The October Safety Educator Newsletter is linked here. Thank you to the Pittsfield Fire Department for teaching fire safety to our students!

Superintendent

PES Rises Above “Focus School” Designation

For several years, Pittsfield Elementary School (PES) has been identified by the New Hampshire Department of Education as a “focus school.”  This has meant that the Department has calculated that the “achievement gap” between subgroups of students (such as “economically disadvantaged” or “students with disabilities”) has been among the ten percent of schools with the largest gap in the state when compared with the combined index of all New Hampshire students.

As a result of this designation, PES has been required to develop annual improvement plans and has received additional support for this important work from the state.  Among these supports provided by the Department of Education have been an improvement coach, regular professional development, and participation in an annual summertime educational summit by our teachers and administrators.  The Department has also closely monitored PES’s planning, implementation, and annual results.

On October 12, Department of Education Commissioner Frank Edelblut announced that “Pittsfield Elementary School has reached the criteria necessary to exit the status of a … Focus School for the 2017-2018 school year.”  Needless to say, we were very pleased to receive this announcement and are very proud of the fine work of our students, teachers, support staff, and families in supporting the achievement of all students.

In his letter to the district, Commissioner Edelblut wrote “Please share our thanks with your staff for all the hard work and effort to improve your school and community culture, instructional strategies, and support for your teachers and the achievement level of your students.  Your diligent work over the past four years is highly appreciated by all the staff at the New Hampshire Department of Education.  Keep up your good work!  Once again, congratulations!”

Removal of the designation of “focus school” does not mean that PES will cease school improvement work; of course, school improvement is a constant goal.  However, it is important to pause at milestones such as this one to recognize the school’s positive achievement.  Rising above the state’s “focus school” designation is an achievement in which our entire community of Pittsfield can take great pride.

Middle High School Calendar

Current Events

Free Workshop – Connected with Your Teens

We have a Great Opportunity for Families of Teens!

Connected With Your Teens

A FREE 5 -session workshop to help keep the bonds with your child during the teen years.

WHY? Adolescence is a time of transition, of growing independence, and of more time spend outside the home.  Yet we know that parents have the greatest role and influence in an adolescent’s life and the choices they make. How do we stay connected while letting our child grow? How do we continue to build the skills that our children need to become successful adults? These bonds help keep our kids on a healthy track and help them continue to make good choice during often difficult situations.

What? Join us for this 5-session series to increase our communication skills with teens, develop family management strategies, learn tools to decrease conflict, and increase bonds with our teens.

Who? Anyone responsible for raising a teen!  Parents, guardians, grandparents, aunts/uncles, and more!

When/Where? Tuesdays from 3 – 5pm at Pittsfield Elementary School

November 7, 14, 21

December 5, 12

How?   To register or for more information Contact Danielle Harvey at dharvey@pittsfieldnhschools.org

or 603-435-6701 or Julie Yerkes at jyerkes.ti@gmail.com or 603-545-1046

Current Job Opportunities

Substitute Teachers

The Pittsfield School District is accepting applications for substitute teachers at all grade levels.  Applications can be found online by clicking here.

 

School District Election Results

2017 School District Election Results