District News

All Invited: Pittsfield School District Review of Mission, Vision, Values, and Guiding Principles

All members of our Pittsfield community are invited to lend your voice to our review of the school district mission, vision, values, and guiding principles.  It has been five years since our current version has been reviewed and revised, and it’s time to take a fresh look.

Two meetings are scheduled:

  • Wed Apr 11, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. (light dinner at 5:30 p.m.)
  • Wed Apr 18, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. (light dinner at 5:30 p.m.)

Ideally, participants will volunteer for both sessions, but you are welcome to attend one session only if you are unable to make both sessions.

Meetings will be held in Room 126 at PMHS. Please contact Susan Bradley if you will be attending and/or if you have any questions: email or (603) 435-6701 ext. 1123

Please consider joining the conversation!

Feature

March Early Release Dates

Please be advised that the Pittsfield School Board has modified our school calendar.  Monday, March 26, and Tuesday, March 27, will be half days for students.  PES students will be dismissed at 11:30 a.m., and PMHS students will be dismissed at 11:45 a.m. on both days.  Also, Wednesday, March 21, will be this month’s regularly scheduled early release date for PES students.

The modified schedule will allow all district employees to participate in a school district retreat planned for the two half days, March 26 and 27.  This retreat is one of several planning events that will be taking place this spring to update the district’s long-term school improvement plan.

Planning events will also include opportunities for student and parent input into the district’s values, vision, and mission, as well as input into the details of the district’s long-term plan for district development.  Please watch for notice of these opportunities. (more…)

Administration

Pittsfield Elementary School on the National Stage

Pittsfield Elementary School  is one of only 18 high-performing K-12 schools selected to present at the Spotlight on Innovation that will be held as part of the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development’s (ASCD) Empower 18 Conference in Boston, Massachusetts. The Spotlight on Innovative, Student-Centered Schools will take place as part of the pre-conference on Friday, March 23, 2018, and is being co-hosted by ASCD and the Center for Secondary School Redesign (CSSR).

Pittsfield Elementary School (PES) will present their No Grades, No Grade work at the upcoming Spotlight on Innovative Student Centered Schools, the one-day Pre-Conference Institute being hosted by CSSR at the Annual Conference. (more…)