New Hampshire children have taken the annual NECAP – the New England Common Assessment Program – assessment each fall for years. The Smarter Balanced Assessment replaces the NECAP. State and federal law require all schools to give an annual assessment to students in grades 3-8 and once in high school. Starting this year, New Hampshire is using Smarter Balanced for that required annual assessment. The testing schedule will be posted on the website. PES students grades 3-6 will start March 30th and be done before April break. There are two tests for math and two tests for English Language Arts. Students will only take one test per day, so it will be spread out over four days. This is the first time this test will be given and it will be a learning experience. They expectations for this assessment are different, and teachers have been working to introduce students to the test format so that it is not overwhelming. Students will have breaks during the assessment. At this time we don’t know when the results will be available, but we will update you when we know. See the testing schedule here!
Do you have questions about special education?
Pittsfield Student Services invites parents to share feedback and questions.
March 26, 2015 from 6:00-7:30 PM in PMHS Room 126.
Childcare is available!
RSVP to Beth in Student Services 435-6701
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
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.