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Happy New Year!
As we embark upon the 2016-17 school year, we are delighted to welcome back more than 5,000 students and their families to Barnstable Public Schools. Our dedicated team of teachers, principals, and support staff are ready for a successful school year filled with new opportunities for teaching and learning.
It is not uncommon to measure schools by test scores and other statistics. As the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education releases school and district accountability results this month, communities across the Commonwealth will learn how their schools performed. While this measure is important as we prepare our students to succeed in a competitive global economy, it does not define our commitment and passion as educators. Rather, our educators and staff support the complex and diverse needs of our student body, so that our youngest Barnstable citizens may pursue their dreams.
A Barnstable education is designed to educate the whole child through challenging academic preparation combined with attention to each student’s social and emotional development. During the 2016-17 school year, our schools will continue to explore innovative instructional models that engage students in learning, while expanding our commitment to support the social and emotional learning of all students.
Opening a new school year is joyful in many ways, although for the Barnstable Public School community it is also time of loss. Former Interim Superintendent and School Attorney Bill Butler passed away on August 14. Bill was a cherished colleague and friend to Barnstable Public Schools, and our thoughts and prayers remain with Bill’s family and friends. We open the school year in honor of Bill’s great care and stewardship of Barnstable Public Schools.
All the best,