District News

Pittsfield Schools Closed December 15, 2017

Pittsfield Elementary School and Pittsfiled Middle High School are closed on Friday, December 15, due to a water valve break that has caused building maintenance concerns in both buildings. We will keep you posted with more information.

Feature

Midterm Assessments

We are making an adjustment to when we do midterm exams. We will be holding exams in December, so that students will receive feedback prior to the end of second quarter on January 26th. These exam blocks give teachers the opportunity to offer an extended assessment block with their students. Assessment blocks are scheduled for all year long, core classes to all students in grades 7-12. On December 6th students will take STEM exams (Mathematics and Science). The following week, students will take humanities exams on December 13th (English Language Arts and Social Studies). The full assessment schedule is linked here. (more…)

Administration

Late Start Becomes Service Learning Wednesday

New and improved. That’s this year’s late start Wednesday for middle school students. With an emphasis on service learning, students have begun the process of brainstorming ideas to bring to the newly formed Rocky Ridge Town Forest to share with the Pittsfield Conservation Commission. Service learning focuses on the importance of community, assessment of community need, and opportunities to draw on the strengths of the community to support areas identified as needing improvement.

Students engaged in this new learning activity who meet the competencies set forth in the Extended Learning Opportunity rubrics will be awarded one half high school elective credit for their accomplishments. Be on the lookout for future updates of student progress as we continue this service learning throughout the year!