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 window for taking the test is the last 12 weeks of school. More information will be shared before the testing window. The NH Department of Education has an FAQ sheet if you would like more information click here.
PMHS was ranked as the 21st best school in NH and was recognized as a bronze medal recipient by U.S. New and World report
We would like to welcome Vanessa Abell to the school board.
Parents will be able to meet with teachers on Thurs-day after school until 7:00pm and on Friday during the school day. Please contact your child’s teacher to arrange a meeting time if you haven’t set up a time yet.
The Pittsfield Elementary School would like to thank the PES – PTO for their hard work in organizing the Trunk or Treat. This Halloween event exceeded expectations. Thirty-three cars provided the trunks – almost every spot in the parking lot was taken. Many families participated and there was a great turnout of dragons, princesses, bumble bees, Jedi and pirates. There was a bake sale inside the PES cafeteria and the Girl Scouts hosted face painting and other craft activities. It was standing room only on this chilly night.
Dear Parents, Staff and Community of PES,
Your voice matters- we want to hear from you! Pittsfield Listens invites you to join for a two-part series A Journey to Student Centered Learning.
Reception and Panel Discussion: An evening to learn about the opportunities and challenges on a journey to Student Centered Learning at the Pitts-field Schools. – Thursday, Oct. 17th from 5:45-8:00 pm at the Pittsfield Community Center- 1st floor.
A Community Conversation “Schools Can’t Do It Alone”:What critical steps need to be taken in and out of the Pittsfield Schools to support Student Cen-tered Learning? Wednesday, Oct. 30th from 5:45–8:00 pm at PMHS.
Participation in both sessions is requested. Please RSVP. Light dinner served. Childcare available by request. For questions or to RSVP, contact Molly-Community Outreach Coordina-tor with Pittsfield Listens. Email: email@example.com Phone: 312-6980 facebook.com/PittsfieldListens.
Thank you to all the all the parents and families who made the Open House such a success. It was a great celebration of community. A special thank you to the PES PTO who sponsored and hosted the cookout. Your efforts were truly appreciated.
The Pittsfield School District welcomes three new school leaders who began their service to the district on July 1. This spring, the Pittsfield School Board appointed Susan Graham as Dean of Instruction, Paul Newell as Dean of Operations, and Sarah Rollins as Director of College and Career Readiness.
The three key leadership positions are newly-created, replacing the former positions of PES principal, PMHS principal, and PMHS Guidance Director. Each position will serve both school buildings, PS-12; the Deans are sharing the former principal offices at both schools while the Director is based at PMHS.
Not everybody knows about the quarter-mile nature trail behind PES. In recent years, brush , tree limbs, and muddy areas have made passage challenging.
Thanks to PMHS 9th grader Kyle Hamel, the trail is now the best it’s ever been. For his Eagle Scout project, Kyle and friends have transformed the trail, brought light, firm footing, and even furniture to our wooded backyard.
Kyle has constructed three wooden benches with views of the wetland and constructed a small amphitheatre, suitable for a class meeting. Barton Lumbar donated building materials. Several scouts and scout leaders donated labor and equipment.
We thank Kyle for leading this project for all Pittsfield residents to enjoy.