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From the Superintendent

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Welcome to the Office of the
Mary A. Czajkowski, Ed.D
Superintendent of Schools
Phone: 508-862-4953
Fax: 508-790-6454 

Barnstable’s Recent Achievements in Academics and Athletics

The Joshua Boger Innovative School of the Year from the Massachusetts Biotechnology Education Foundation

Barnstable High School has been selected by the MassBioEd Foundation as The Joshua Boger Innovative School of the Year. MassBioEd Foundation stated “in the short time since your BioTeach award in 2013, Barnstable High School has added a Forensics and Biotechnology class and a Pathology and Biotechnology class.  The popularity of these classes as measured by student enrollment indicates that you and your team are increasing the number of students who are well-versed in biotechnology, inspired to pursue STEM courses in high school and college and who are knowledgeable about careers in the life sciences. You have also enriched the science program at Barnstable High School by developing external partnerships and by introducing student-driven research projects. Barnstable High School’s commitment to bringing cutting-edge biotechnology experiences to its students is inspiring.” Congratulations to Susan West, Beth Anderson and Principal Clark for this wonderful achievement.

Superintendent Academic Excellence Awards

The Superintendent Academic Excellence Awards are given to high school students who have distinguished themselves in the pursuit of excellence during their high school careers. This year’s recipients of the Superintendent Academic Excellence Awards are Chet Powers and Margot Rice.

Chet Powers – Chet’s guidance counselor, Brian Wanat, describes him as “humble, intelligent, dedicated, and selfless. During the 2013-2014 school year, Chet learned the entire curriculum of the Advanced Placement Computer Science course on his own and earned a 4 out of a possible 5 on the exam.   In addition, Chet has thrived within his academic curriculum at BHS, taking 13 Advanced Placement courses and being recognized as an AP scholar with Distinction. He is a member of the National Honor Society and the French National Honor Society. Unless you knew Chet very well you would be unaware of his community service involvement with International Fund of Animal Welfare (IFAW). Chet initially started volunteering to update some of the computer programs. Eventually, he began to install new operating systems and reprogram older computers for the agency to use or sell. Chet’s experience and development of the computers was invaluable to the organization. Chet has applied to some of the most distinguished colleges and universities in the country and he is sure to be successful at whichever institution is fortunate enough to have him. 

Margot Rice – According to Margot’s guidance counselor, Shawn Kingman, her “strong work ethic, superior leadership qualities, and passion for learning and sports are at the top of her graduating class. Margot is a natural born leader and has been elected President of her class for the past three years. By the end of her senior year, Margot will have completed 13 Advanced Placement courses with outstanding success. Margot has been on the school’s honor roll every term and is a member of the Latin National Honor Society and National Honor Society here at the high school. She is a three sport varsity athlete and captain in soccer and basketball, and is an Old Colony League All-Star in soccer and basketball. What is most impressive about Margot is that she has never compromised who she is as a person in order to accomplish her goals.   Margot is the textbook definition of a hard-working, motivated, and conscientious student who deeply loves sports and competition.


Winter Athletics
New England Champions: BHS Gymnastics Team and Wrestler Owen Murray   

Congratulations to all students, teachers and staff in Barnstable Public Schools for their many academic, athletic and community service awards and achievements. I am so proud to be part of this talented community.

Our Vision

The vision of the Barnstable Public Schools is to provide a common, standards-based educational program that will enable EVERY student to achieve rigorous performance standards in order to graduate college and career ready. 


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