District News & Features

  • Arts Spotlight: DHS Students To Play in All-State Music Festival

    Congratulations to Lily Hyde and Sydney Parke who will represent DHS at the Massachusetts All-State Festival in March!

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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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  • Diversity Talks PERM Assessment

    The DEIJ Office in partnership with Diversity Talks administered the PERM assessment to educators at the start and end of the 2021-2022 academic year. The PERM is a framework of cultural competence based on four dimensions; Power, Empathy, Relationships, and Mindset. The PERM was designed to provide a roadmap of culturally responsive practices for educators and other adults working in youth-serving organizations. Highlights from the data: *Statistically significant increase in cultural competence * Reduction in cultural blindness reported *Reported behavior shifts as a result of attending the workshop.

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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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  • Teaching & Learning Spotlight: Kindergarten Science in Action!

    The faces of kindergarteners and their teacher experiencing the magic and wonder of science!

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  • DEIJ Spotlight: DHS Speaker Series

    Dr. Henry, an educator and published author, was our first speaker in the DEIJ Speaker Series at DHS. This was a wonderful and well received opportunity for students to talk about identity/race in the classroom.

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  • Library Spotlight: Hour of Code

    All elementary students are celebrating Hour of Code this winter. Hour of Code is an introduction to computer science. Computer science and coding helps students develop problem-solving skills, critical thinking, logic and creativity.

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  • Dedham Uses Grant To Create New *Free * Teacher Pathways Program

    Do you have a bachelor’s degree? Would you like an ESL initial teaching license for pre-K to Grade 6? The Dedham Public Schools has received a grant to create a Teacher Pathway Program, in partnership with Collaborative for Educational Services (CES). This new program is recruiting for its first class in May 2023.  The CES is focused on justice, equity, and supporting learners of all ages. Our goal is to increase the number of global majority teachers. CES will provide six courses and practicum experience leading to an ESL initial teaching license for pre-K to Grade 6.

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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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  • DPS October 4th PD: Dr. Nadine Gaab on the Science of Reading

    Learning about dyslexia, the science of reading and the importance of early literacy screening.

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  • 2021-2022 Commissioner letter to district and school leaders about the Safe Schools Program for LGBTQ Students

    As educators, we play an important role in fostering resilience, joy, safety, and positive relationships for LGBTQ students, despite the many disparities that LGBTQ students continue to face. The communication comes from Jeffery Riley, Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education regarding his commitment to supporting inclusive learning environments.

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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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  • DHS Physics Students Honored!

    Summer Physics Photo Honors! Fifteen DHS Physics students were honored by the American Association of Physics Teachers over the summer for their photography of a physical phenomenon. Three DHS students were honored with Top 100 placements. Check our their photos here.

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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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