District News & Features

  • 2024-2025 Bus Applications Now Available

    2024-2025 Bus Applications are now available online. In order to secure a seat, eligible students must complete an application each year. Applications submitted prior to August 8th can benefit from a discounted fee.

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    FY 2025 School Operating Budget Proposal

    In March, the Dedham Public Schools presented their proposed FY25 Operating Budget for review by the Finance & Warrant Committee. On April 4th, Superintendent Murphy will be hosting a Community Forum to review this proposed budget with community members and DPS families. The proposed FY25 budget request required the DPS administrative team and the Dedham School Committee to carefully weigh priorities and develop a plan for fiscal resources that ensures all students continue to receive a high quality learning experience in school facilities that are safe, welcoming, and provisioned for an engaging educational environment, despite a challenging year ahead.

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  • Superintendent Entry Plan : Report on Findings

    At the February 28th School Committee meeting, Superintendent Murphy presented her findings as part of her year-long entry plan process. Since she began as Superintendent on July 1, 2023 she has been meeting and asking Dedham faculty, families, community members and students about the things that make them most proud to be part of Dedham Public Schools, and about the things they believe are our schools' greatest challenges. Efforts to collect this input have included both in person and virtual forums with staff, families and community partners, as well as neighborhood gatherings, ½ day residencies at all seven schools and a staff and school community survey.

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  • Enrollment Numbers Update & School Committee Call For Feedback

    Based on the increasing student enrollment in the Dedham Public Schools, the Massachusetts School Building Authority recently altered the enrollment projections and space capacity for the proposed Elementary School Building project. Members of the Dedham School Committee and Superintendent Nan Murphy will hosting a series of online and in-person community forums to answer questions and gather input in advance of a planned March 20th vote.

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    New DPS Solar Project Approved

    On January 24, 2024, the Dedham Public Schools and Dedham School Committee approved a project proposal to incorporate solar energy options into our school building spaces. The project will add solar panel canopies over open parking areas at Dedham High School, Dedham Middle School, Avery Elementary School and the ECEC, not only creating covered, shaded parking areas at the schools, but also helping control future school department energy costs and ensuring that DPS is in compliance with State mandates to increase reliance on sustainable energy sources.

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    23-24 Bus Routes & Application

    Grades 1-12 Bus Routes & Application if You Need to Add Bus Transportation

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  • DEDHAM PUBLIC SCHOOLS WELCOME NEW SUPERINTENDENT NAN MURPHY

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  • Class of 2023 Honored at Superintendent’s Academic Recognition Dinner

    On Monday, May 22nd, Dedham hosted its annual Superintendent’s Academic Recognition Dinner at the MIT Endicott House.  The dinner celebrates the top 30 distinguished scholars of the Class of 2023 in recognition of their sustained academic achievement. 

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  • DHS Woodshop Students Share Creative Projects with ECEC

    Students from Dedham High's "Design, Prototype, and Entrepreneurship WoodTechnology 3" class shared some of their creations with ECEC students in Ms Castagnolas' class.   The Wood 3 class created wooden Hippos, a Dollhouse, Monster trucks and a Monster Truck Garage for the students to enjoy in their play areas.  

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  • DHS Spanish Classes Enjoy Tasty Cultural Lesson

    Chef Krysia Villón visited students from eight DHS Spanish classes with tasty treats and stories that helped bring lessons on culture and food to life. 

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  • DHS Acting 3 Class Performs for DELTA students

    The DHS Acting 3 students put on a short play for the DELTA students: Tortoise vs. Hare 2: This Time It's Personal!, a short comedy by Sean Abley.

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  • DHS Best Buddies Honored as 2023 Outstanding High School chapter in Massachusetts!!

    In its first year as a chapter, DHS Best Buddies has been selected as the 2023 Outstanding High School chapter in Massachusetts.  

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  • Dedham Nutrition Director Named Northeast Region Director of the Year

    Congratulations to Jeanne Johnson, Dedham's school nutrition director who was recognized by the national, non-profit School Nutrition Association (SNA) recognized for her many positive changes to the school nutrition program in Dedham.

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  • Dedham Public Schools Earns National Distinction for its Student Data Privacy Practices

    Dedham Public Schools has earned the Trusted Learning Environment (TLE) Seal from the national technology’s director’s association (CoSN).  The TLE Seal is a national distinction that recognizes schools for their commitment and proficiency in protecting student data.   Dedham Public Schools is currently the only school district in the nine North Atlantic states to have earned this seal, which has been awarded to only two dozen school districts around the country.

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  • Life Skills Spotlight: CPR Training for 100 Seniors

    Dedham High School collaborated with Coastal Medical Transport Systems in Dedham to provide CPR and First Aid training to nearly 100 Dedham High School seniors.  The training was designed to provide DHS students with skills beyond the classroom. 

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    District FY2024 Operating Budget Request

    The FY2024 DPS Operating budget was presented to the Dedham Town Finance and Warrant Committee in March. Fiscal 2024 presents significant budgeting challenges for the School Department and the community. Extraordinary increases in utilities and other fixed operating costs represent increases beyond the control of the District and the Town. Given these increases, the FY24 budget request required the DPS administrative team and the Budget Subcommittee to carefully weigh priorities and develop a plan for fiscal resources that ensures all students continue to receive a high quality learning experience in school facilities that are safe, welcoming, and provisioned for an engaging educational environment.

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  • Civics Spotlight: Town Government Day

    On March 22, Dedham Town Hall welcomed a group of students from DHS as part of Town Government Day.   This annual spring event, which was reinstated this year following a break due to the pandemic, has been a favorite part of the civics curriculum, introducing students to their local government processes, departments and operations.   

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  • Arts Spotlight: Master Painting Class In Preparation for DHS "Cinderella"

    Bridget O'Leary, the district coordinator for visual art, hosted a Master Class in scenic painting for three senior DHS art students. 

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  • MetroWest Adolescent Health Survey Results

    The MetroWest Adolescent Health Survey (MWHAS), an initiative of the MetroWest Health Foundation, has monitored trends in adolescent health and risk behaviors since 2006. View the latest results from DHS & DMS here.

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  • Global Spotlight: DHS Students Visit Costa Rica

    Over February break, DHS teachers Alison Guifarro and Abby Zuckerman accompanied 26 sophomores, juniors and seniors to visit four regions of Costa Rica. The trip was a wonderful opportunity for DHS students to extend out of their comfort zone in Dedham, learn about self sustainability among other things, and ultimately become better global citizens of the world. 

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