District News

Back to School!

The following is a brief outline of upcoming dates and events in September. For a complete listing of school and community events, see the Google calendar on the right hand side of the website.

  • September 4, First Day of Pre-School (sessions start at 8:00 and 11:45 a.m.)
  • September 5, First Early Release Date at PES (1:00 p.m.) and PMHS (1:15 p.m.)
  • September 14-15, PMHS Homecoming Weekend
  • September 17, PMHS School Picture Day
  • September 26, Power School Family Night at 6:00 p.m.

Superintendent

What’s New?

Well, the new school year, new students, new families, new staff, new program offerings: lots of new things in our Pittsfield schools this year.  Here’s my Top 12 answers to the question What’s new in the schools this year:

  • New Students and New Families. We welcome many new students and families to our Pittsfield Schools learning community. At this point, we have been joined by twenty new PES students and ten new PMHS students; so glad to have you newbies with us!

 

  • New Staff. New staff members include six teachers, two special educators, two nurses, and our school psychologist. We also welcome a number of new paraprofessionals, but are still in the process of filling all our positions. We’ve believe that we’ve hired very well again this year. (We’ll introduce new staff members in an upcoming notice.)

 

  • Positions Eliminated. Due to budget restrictions, a number of positions that have contributed significantly to our students in the past have been eliminated this year; these include our community liaison, our extended learning opportunities coordinator, our foreign language teacher, our technology education teacher, and a PES office staff member.

 

  • Rosetta Stone. Foreign language students are receiving instruction through the widely-known program Rosetta Stone. Students can earn up to two credits through this approach.

 

  • Project Lead the Way. Our woodshop has been closed due to staffing cuts, but we now offer our middle school students Project Lead the Way, which places an emphasis on math and technology as students learn important workplace skills.

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Middle High School Calendar

Current Events

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 September 6th and 20th.

School District Calendar