News from the District
Our theme for month of November was Strategic Planning. On November 6th and 28th, the Duxbury Schools held Parent/Community/Staff Open Forums where the groups completed a SWOT analysis led by Strategic Planning consultant, Mr. Timothy Farmer. SWOT stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats. We also conducted student Open Forums with student representatives from Duxbury Middle School and Duxbury High School. The students were vocal about what they love about school and were open about sharing the things they do not enjoy as well as practices they would like to see more of. During the Open Forums, what became evident is that the Duxbury Schools are fortunate to have a passionate group of parents, educators, students, and community members who care deeply about the future of the school department. Also in November, the Strategic Planning Survey Subcommittee developed a survey which was sent out to our stakeholder groups. We were pleased to have over 886 respondents and the survey data collected will be analyzed for themes and will assist with establishing focus areas in our new plan. We are aiming to have our new Strategic Plan completed in early 2019.
We continue to have working groups of district committees that are tasked with a variety of projects reflected in the Superintendent’s Goals and School Improvement Plans. We are currently working on development of a new district Digital Learning Plan, on a comprehensive review of the Math curriculum, planning for next year’s Professional Development offerings for our staff, on our district Wellness plan, and with development of a plan and resources for our district Social Emotional Learning initiatives. Our content area sub-committees are reviewing implementation of our new Science curriculum, and on alignment and resources needed for the new History and Social Science Standards. There are always many curriculum and instruction projects being worked on behind the scenes in our schools.
We wish everyone a wonderful holiday season that was kicked off with a freezing Thanksgiving football game against Marshfield last week. We look forward to great things for our school district in 2019!
Danielle Klingaman, Ed.D
Assistant Superintendent of Schools
This page provides information relative to all aspects of curriculum and instruction in the Duxbury Public Schools. Curriculum includes our local curriculum maps as well as references to the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks. Instruction outlines our current project and initiatives as well as plans for meeting the needs of all students. Our assessment work is extensive and includes both MCAS results as well as local measures. The district's planning occurs at many levels all of which connect through the strategic, technology and school improvement plans. Duxbury's focus on professional development is continuous. This page will highlight our recent and future efforts.