News from the District
The 2019-2020 school year continues to be off to a great start and the fall has proven to be a productive time of teaching and learning in our schools. Duxbury Public Schools utilizes a 5-year rotating Curriculum Review Cycle, and this year our Writing, Reading, and World Language programs are under a local review. A local review means that we will not be hiring outside educational consultants to come into our schools to do a curriculum audit on our programs under review. Instead, our K-12 educators will work with their respective Curriculum Supervisors and other school and district administrators on curriculum subcommittees where they will analyze what is currently working well, what areas of improvement have been identified, what is research on best practice in this particular content area, and thorough data analysis is conducted. Below you will find the schedule for upcoming curriculum reviews:
Our District Committees have established goals for the year and have already started their work. Our School Wellness Advisory Council has reviewed the 2019 Youth Risk Behavior Survey results from our students in grades 7-12. The SWAC is also working on health and wellness initiatives in each of our schools. The Digital Literacy Committee met to review the newly approved District Digital Literacy Plan and begin the work of developing a Social Media Policy to present to the School Committee this year. Our Professional Development Committee is working on establishing a menu of Social/Emotional Learning workshops for our January 17th full-day professional development day. Finally, our Dyslexia Committee is working on a pilot of a Dyslexia Screening tool that will be used with our elementary students beginning this January.
Finally, this fall, our teachers and administrators have been developing their Student Learning and Professional Practice Goals that are aligned to our District Strategic Plan and District & School Improvement Plans. To view our School Improvement Plans, please click on the links below. Our School Improvement Plans are really where the bulk of our Strategic Plan goal work is actually accomplished. We look forward to continued work on our district initiatives in the coming months!
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 projects 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.