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District Newsletter 1.2.15


Midterm Exams

With the second quarter coming to a close on January 23rd, the next two weeks at PMHS promise to busy for students and staff. Midterm exams will be administered in year long, core classes to all students in grades 7-12. On January 14th students will take humanities exams (English Language Arts and Social Studies). The following week, students will take STEM exams (Mathematics and Science) on January 21st. Follow this link for the middle and high school exam schedule. (more…)


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.

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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.


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!