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.

Feature

Welcome Letter to Families

We are very excited to begin the 2018-2019 school year at Pittsfield Middle High School. We want to extend a warm welcome to new members of our school community and welcome back all returning students and families. Our school staff has been hard at work in preparation for the school year. We hope this letter and its contents will provide helpful information related to our school calendar, programs, and services.

New student orientation for seventh grade, ninth grade, and new students will be held on Monday, August 27, from 4:30-7:00 p.m.  The New Student Orientation will provide an opportunity for students and families to meet new staff members, to work within their advisory groups, and to walk through their class schedule.

The first day of school is Wednesday, August 29. The school day officially begins at 7:57 a.m. and runs until 2:46 p.m. Students may be dropped off at the school between 7:45-7:55 a.m. Parents and guardians may arrive between 2:35-2:46 p.m. to pick up their son or daughter. Our district calendar is linked here.

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Administration

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.

The presenters for our meeting – former Claremont case attorneys Andru Volinsky and John Tobin – draw two conclusions regarding next steps to correct the unjust system: a lawsuit that again challenges the state’s failure to meet its duty to our students and taxpayers and a focus on the issue of school funding in this fall’s elections for governor and the state legislature.

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