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From the Superintendent

 
Dr. C
 
Welcome to the Office of the
Superintendent
 
Mary A. Czajkowski, Ed.D
Superintendent of Schools
  
Email: DrC@barnstable.k12.ma.us
Phone: 508-862-4953
Fax: 508-790-6454 
 
 

Welcome back to the 2014-2015 School Year. On Tuesday, September 2nd we welcomed back approximately 5200 students to Barnstable. It was an extremely smooth opening to the new school year. Students and staff were excited to return to a focused-learning classroom environment. Thank you to the Barnstable School custodians and maintenance staff for the cleanliness of our schools and classrooms, as well as, the manicured school grounds.

What is constant, yet ever new and changing? The answer to that conundrum is the teaching profession. From blackboards to iPads, technology has impacted the ways in which teachers teach and students learn. Yet, the three “R’s” are still as important today as they were at the turn of the last century.

Unlike other professions, we are so fortunate to work in an environment where there is a definitive beginning and end to each year. We look forward to the challenges of each school year and to meeting new students who will be attending our schools. Likewise, each June we eagerly anticipate the culmination of a productive year, secure in the knowledge that we have provided students with the necessary academic tools for them to succeed at the next level.

Thank you to all of our employees for your continued efforts to move our school district forward! Together, we help students to grow and achieve their full potential. Great schools like ours count on educators like you, whose commitment and caring is evident on a daily basis. Because we all strive to make each child count, our theme for the 2014-2015 school year is “Teaching, Leading and Learning: What Matters Most.” With this theme in mind, we will focus on the following 4 Key District Priorities:

  1. Continue the work of educator evaluations, setting meaningful goals and reflecting upon our impact as educators on student learning.
  2. We are partnering with NCLD (National Center for Learning Disabilities) to develop a tiered system of academic, social, emotional and behavioral interventions.
  3. Construct a teaching and learning environment that is conducive to all Pre-School students who enter our schools for the first time.
  4. District review by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to assess and improve upon our programs.

We are so fortunate to live on beautiful Cape Cod. The Fall is a wonderful time of the year, with the tourists gone and school back in session, let’s enjoy it!

 

Superintendent Dr. Mary Czajkowski, BTA President Brooke Styche, Assistant Superintendent Kristen Harmon and BTA Vice President Michael Wojkowski participate in the Ice Bucket Challenge at Opening Day Festivities.


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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