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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  • 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 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 Arts: Dedham at All State Treble Chorus

    Five of our Dedham elementary students successfully auditioned, then were selected to participate in the Massachusetts Music Educators Association's All State Treble Chorus Festival on Saturday, April 29 at the Oak Middle School in Shrewsbury.

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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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  • Science Spotlight: Congrats to our Elementary Science Fair participants!

    On March 30, Grade 3-5 students from across the district participated in the Elementary Science Fair at the Greenlodge Elementary School. This year more than 60 projects were shared in which students explored their own interests in Physical, Life, and Earth Sciences as they engaged in scientific inquiry.

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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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  • Arts Spotlight: Dedham 5th Graders Welcome Local Artist

    The month of March is National Youth Art Month and in celebration, the Dedham Public Schools Visual Arts Department invited a local artist to spend the week with Dedham 5th graders for an artist in residence program.

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  • 2023 Summer Program Registration Opens March 1st!

    Dedham Public Schools are excited to announce that our 2023 Summer LEAP Enrichment options will be open for registration on March 1, 2023. New this year, online registration. Click above to learn more.

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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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