District News & Features

  • 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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  • Dr. Ian Kelly named Interim DPS Superintendent

    At the Wednesday, November 17th Dedham School Committee meeting, the Committee voted unanimously to approve a contract for Dr. Ian Kelly to become the Interim Superintendent from December 23, 2022 through June 30, 2023. 

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  • Dedham Continues Partnership the McLean School Consultation Service through McLean Hospital

    Dedham will be a part of the McLean School Consultation Service through McLean Hospital again this year. This year the focus is on engaging and educating parents and caregivers in the community - Be sure to check out the 4 free webinars available to all PreK - 12 parents and caregivers in Dedham. Click headline above for more details.

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  • News Release: DEDHAM ADVANCES SEARCH FOR NEXT SUPERINTENDENT

    Community Focus Groups and Survey Planned for September

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  • News Release: NEW OAKDALE ELEMENTARY BUILDING PROJECT NEWS

    Dedham School Building Rehabilitation Committee and School Committee to Host Joint Meeting To Review Latest Progress on New Oakdale Elementary Building Project

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  • News Release: DEDHAM STUDENTS AND STAFF RETURN TO SCHOOLS FOR 2022/23 ACADEMIC YEAR

    Dedham Public Schools welcomed 2600 students in grades 1-12 back on Wednesday, September 7th for the start of the 2022-23 school year.  Dedham’s littlest learners in Kindergarten and Pre-K will be returning over the coming days.  As staff returned for an opening day welcome event last Thursday, September 1, they were encouraged to explore ways in which they could each make student learning even more of a priority.

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  • DEDHAM PUBLIC SCHOOLS CELEBRATE THREE STAFF MEMBERS WITH ANNUAL AWARDS HONORING SPIRIT AND DEDICATION TO THE DISTRICT

    Congratulations to the annual DPS award winners - Oakdale Grade 5 Teacher, Sabrina Weldon;  Riverdale Grade 5 Teacher, Charlotte Sullivan; and DPS COVID-19 Coordinator, Emily Kadehjian, honored for their dedication to the Dedham schools and students.

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  • Welcome! Dr. Sara Stetson - Appointed Assistant Superintendent for Student Services

    Dedham Public Schools announced the appointment of Dr. Sara Stetson as the Dedham Public Schools Assistant Superintendent for Student Services, effective July 1, 2022.  Sara was the consensus top choice from a talented field of candidates during her finalist interviews and site visit. We are thrilled that Sara will be able to work with DPS Special Education Director Liza O’Connell in the next few months to coordinate a smooth transition and entry into our district. Please join us in welcoming Dr. Sara Stetson to the Dedham Public Schools community! 

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