District News

Thanksgiving Break

Pittsfield schools will be closed on Wednesday, November 21 through Friday, November 23 for Thanksgiving Break. The PMHS Alumni Basketball Games will be held on Friday, November 23, starting with the girls game at 5:00, followed by the boys game at 6:00, and concluding with an odd versus even year game at 7:00.  We wish all of you a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday!

Superintendent

National Red Ribbon Week

According to national statistics, children whose parents talk with them regularly about drug use are 42% less likely to use drugs than those whose parents don’t talk with them about drug use.  However, only about 25% of teens report having drug use conversations with their parents.

Since 1985, the importance of having drug use conversations with children and youth has been strongly encouraged by the National Family Partnership, most obviously through their sponsorship of National Red Ribbon Week.  Our Pittsfield students will be commemorating Red Ribbon Week this week, so this is an ideal time for parents to have a conversation about drug use.

This year’s Red Ribbon Week theme is Life is your journey.  Travel drug free.  Parents who would like some ideas about having drug use conversations are encouraged to take a look at the resources available from the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Hampshire on the organization’s website:  drugfreenh.org.

Parents might also consider taking the National Red Ribbon Campaign Pledge on that organization’s website: redribbon.org.   The pledge includes five elements:

1.       As parents and citizens, we will talk to our children and the children in our lives      about the dangers of drug abuse.

2.       We will set clear rules for our children about not using drugs.

3.       We will set a good example for our children by not using illegal drugs or medicine without a prescription.

4.       We will monitor our children’s behavior and enforce appropriate consequences, so that our rules are respected.

5.       We will encourage family and friends to follow the same guidelines to keep children safe from substance abuse.

Here’s a chance to increase the odds that your child or youth will be less likely to use drugs – 42% less likely – by having that critically important conversation this week.

Middle High School Calendar

Current Events

LD Awareness Month

On October 26th, join us for hor d’oeuvres and drinks from 5pm to 7pm at The Foundry in Manchester, NH. We will have a short program at 6pm to highlight some of the amazing efforts in LD Awareness here in the Granite State. Please rsvp at this link. More details are in the invitation below.

LD Advocate Appreciation

Education Funding in New Hampshire

Thanks to the many Pittsfield taxpayers who joined the recent meeting on Education Funding in New Hampshire. We were joined by many concerned taxpayers from across our state as we learned about the inequities in the state’s funding scheme and the failure of the legislature to address the issue in an equitable manner as required by the New Hampshire Supreme Court. (more…)

Upcoming Board Meetings

The board is scheduled to meet on December 6th and 20th.