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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  • Superintendent's January 2024 Update

    Click on the Superintendent's January 2024 Update to learn about the Superintendent's Parent Forums, Deputy Superintendent Kelly's new role, the Solar Project and much more!

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  • Superintendent's December 2023 Update

    Click on the Superintendent's December 2023 Update to see news from around the district and other important information. Be sure to note upcoming events!

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  • School Committee Policy Review: IC/ICA - School Year Calendar

    Draft of revised policy under review: IC/ICAA School Year Calendar

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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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  • School Committee News: DEDHAM SCHOOL COMMITTEE VOTES TO APPROVE PROJECT SCHEMATIC REPORT FOR SUBMISSION TO MSBA

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  • Dedham Public Schools in the News!

    Dedham Public Schools were featured as part of the Fox Zip Trip visit to the Town on July 7th. Superintendent Murphy was interviewed after only 3 days on the job. Elementary Science Fair honoree Malcolm Bowles shared his science project on the safety of drinking water, a huge group of students from Oakdale came to sing their original song dedicated to Christine Steic, Coach and Alumni Erin MacDonald represented Dedham athletics, and our DHS Best Buddies group was celebrated and honored with the Hometown Heroes award. Miss it on TV? You can watch the DPS segments here!

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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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  • Mashpee Wampanoag Dedham 3rd Grade Classrooms

    Dedham students in Grade 3 welcomed visitors from the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe to celebrate the Wampanoag New Year! 

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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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  • 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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