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No School, Tuesday, January 27, 2015

School will be cancelled for Tuesday, January 27, 2015, due to the incoming storm.

Feature

Wrapping up the Second Quarter

The second quarter comes to a close on January 23. Students in grades 7-12 will take midterm exams in core classes prior to the end of the quarter. Humanities exams will take place on January 14 and STEM (math and science) exams will be on January 21. First semester Learning Studios will also be wrapping up soon, culminating with student presentations on January 28 from 1:45-2:46 PM. Parents and community members are welcome to attend! Lastly, PMHS progress reports will be mailed home on January 30 and PES report cards will be sent home on February 13

Administration

National Assessment of Educational Progress

The Pittsfield School District has been selected to represent schools across the nation by participating in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what students know and can do in various subject areas. It is administered by the National Center for Education Statistics, within the U.S. Department of Education. The results of NAEP are released as The Nation’s Report Card, which provides information about student achievement to educators, parents, policymakers, and the public. Students in fourth and eighth will be participating in the assessment. Participation in NAEP is voluntary. If you wish for your son or daughter not to participate, please notify Mrs. Harvey by February 20, 2015

Elementary School Calendar

Programs

Smarter Balanced

The Smarter Balanced Assessment System will replace existing statewide assessments in mathematics, reading, and writing (the NECAP) and offer significant improvements over assessments of the past. These new assessments will be administered online and will adapt to each student’s ability, giving teachers and parents better information to help students succeed. The NH Department of Education has an FAQ sheet if you would like more information.

Parents

PES Musical Notes

Check out the new PES music website. Band lessons are underway and will run from 7:30-8:00 AM. Flute lessons will be on Monday, saxophones will meet on Tuesday, clarinets on Wednesday, and trumpets and percussion on Thursday. If you have any questions about band, please contact Mrs. O’Connor. Happy music making!

Projects

Journey Map Workshop

On Tuesday, January 13 the Pittsfield School District is hosting a work session to craft a visual story of Pittsfield’s work towards creating a student centered learning environment. A light dinner will be served at 5:30 PM and the work session will follow from 6:00-7:00 PM. We hope you can join us!