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Candidate Simulation

By • Jun 16th, 2014 • Category: Events, News & Events

You are invited to participate in the hiring process for two important administrative positions:  the director of interventions and Title I project manager and director of student services.

We will be conducting an engaging and fun simulation for finalist candidates for these positions from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. (with a light dinner served) on Wednesday, June 25, in the PES Cafeteria.  We hope to have a strong parent and community member group to join our teacher and support staff group to participate in this important event.

Please call Sheila Burnette in the SAU office — 435-5526 X 201 — to confirm your participation.



Guess who’s coming to Pittsfield

By • Jun 16th, 2014 • Category: Superintendent

It is sometimes said that imitation is the highest form of flattery.  If that’s the case, then the Pittsfield NH School District has much to feel flattered by in recent months.  Since the beginning of the school year, the District has been host to visitors from across the country, all of them eager to know more about Pittsfield’s work.

According to Tobi Chassie, Project Manager for the Pittsfield Redesign, the phone calls started coming in before Thanksgiving.   The first inquiry came from a group of schools in northern Vermont exploring student ownership of learning, one of the hallmarks of the District’s change work.

The next callers were other Nellie-Mae funded districts in northern New England. In early November, the Pittsfield team had presented to its New England colleagues at the Nellie Mae Cross-Site Learning Summit. The focus was the District’s work in the area of “position analysis,” a methodical and collaborative process for defining the role of each staff position in the organization.  The work is based on research from the field of organizational development revealing that position clarity is the number one predictor of job satisfaction and productivity.

Four school districts—Portland and Sanford in Maine, and Burlington and Winooski in Vermont—inquired about coming to see a position analysis session in real-time.  Their wish was granted.   “We were glad to have them join us,” said Chassie.  “They provided us with great food for thought.”

In January 2014, Governor Maggie Hassan visited Pittsfield, just in time to include PMHS in her State of the State as a school that is “innovating and working to find better ways to educate our children.”  (more…)



No Delays or Cancellations at this time

By • Mar 20th, 2014 • Category: School Status

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The Pittsfield School Board is one of six regional nominees for the Larry O’Toole Award, given by the Nellie Mae Education Foundation for a person or persons working to promote student centered learning practices in education.

Voting is now open online for the O’Toole Award

Please Vote Here!

Winner Receives A $100,000 Grant!



School Closed Today – Friday, March 7 – due to safety concerns over water availability

By • Mar 7th, 2014 • Category: School Status


Due to fire on Barnstead Road this morning – Fri, Mar 7 – several downtown streets are blocked by fire equipment; some downtown bus routes cannot be serviced; others and car travelers may need to seek alternative routes to school this morning

By • Mar 7th, 2014 • Category: School Status


No Delays or Cancellations at this time

By • Feb 19th, 2014 • Category: School Status

PES School Improvement Team for Wednesday night rescheduled to Wednesday, March 5

Good To Great Team Work Session Rescheduled to Tuesday, March 4th: 5:00- 7:30 p.m. in Room 126 at Pittsfield Middle High School.



No Delays or Cancellations at this time

By • Feb 17th, 2014 • Category: School Status


No Delays or Cancellations at this time

By • Feb 14th, 2014 • Category: School Status


No Delays or Cancellations at this time

By • Feb 5th, 2014 • Category: School Status

The school board meeting scheduled for tonight has also been cancelled, and has been rescheduled for next Thursday, February 20th.  All after-school activities at PES and PMHS have been cancelled.



Budget Committee Hearing

By • Feb 5th, 2014 • Category: Uncategorized

The Pittsfield Budget Committee hearing scheduled for 7:00 p.m. tonight, Wednesday, February 5, is rescheduled due to weather; the public hearing on the town and school district proposed budgets will take place at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 6, in the PMHS Lecture Hall.