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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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  • 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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  • Spotlight on History: DMS Grade 7 Hosts Exhibit at Town Hall

    On April 27th, seventh grade students from DMS invited the public to the opening night of their Asiant Influence & Culture Experience exhibit at Dedham Town Hall. This exhibit, which is a culminating exhibition of student learning from the Investigating History pilot on Central, South, and East Asia  will be showcased for 3 weeks at Dedham Town Hall, from April 27 - May 19th.   

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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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  • DMS Spotlight: Sources of Strength Volleyball Tournament

    On Thursday, March 30, DMS’s Sources of Strength group hosted a Mentor Madness Beach Volleyball Tournament. 

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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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  • 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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  • Technology Spotlight: Innovation in 6th Grade Science

    Read about how technology is being used in a DMS 6th grade science class to enhance the multi-tiered lesson focused on measuring forces.

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  • Community Spotlight: DMS 7th Grade Community Pen Friends

    The Dedham Middle School is launching a new community correspondence project - Pen Friends- for students in the 7th grade.  Created in response to some of the social and emotional challenges our teachers have observed over the last two years, Pen Friends was designed to expand student literacy skills while also helping to foster greater connections between our DMS students and the Dedham community.  

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  • Services Spotlight: Recognizing our DPS School Counselors!

    The week of February 6th-10th, we celebrate our DPS school counselors as a part of National School Counseling Week 2023. Meet our DHS and DMS school counselors!

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  • Innovation Spotlight: Simmer Projects & Office Hours

    January Blog Post by The Education Cooperative highlights the innovative solutions of two Dedham educators - Dedham High School ELA teacher, Tricia Rocha and Greenlodge Elementary School Fifth Grade Teacher, Ken Toomey. Read the post to learn more about how they are innovating in their classrooms!

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  • Technology Spotlight: Student Data Privacy

    Data Privacy Week kicks off January 23, 2023. Technology and learning are critical parts of every day in our Dedham classrooms.  But using the expansive opportunities presented by online learning tools and resources means that safeguarding student data and privacy is a growing focus. Learn more about student data and how Dedham Public Schools keeps student data safe.

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  • NEW SUPERINTENDENT CHOSEN FOR DEDHAM PUBLIC SCHOOLS

    The Dedham School Committee voted on Wednesday evening to name Nan Murphy as Dedham’s next Superintendent of Schools.  Ms. Murphy comes to Dedham from Marblehead Public Schools, where she is currently the Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning.   Ms. Murphy was selected in a unanimous vote by school committee members, who emphasized her commitment to collaborative leadership, student-centric approach, and experience building culturally inclusive school communities as critical skills that would greatly benefit Dedham students and faculty.

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  • Curriculum Advisory Family Survey: Open until 1/27

    The District is working to ensure coordinated, accessible information on topics most relevant to our families and students. Families are encouraged to complete this 3-minute survey by January 27, 2023.

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