Saturday, September 22, 2018
Barnstable Public Schools begins the 2018-19 school year by welcoming the return of educators and support staff on August 27, 2018. This year we are pleased to welcome 40 new teachers from the Cape and beyond, who will either begin or continue their teaching career with us. We are also excited to see the return of our 5,200 students on Wednesday, August 29!
The 2018-19 school year promises to be a year of learning for all ages. While our educators and support staff are dedicated to providing excellent instruction from preschool to grade 12, our culture of learning extends to all adults who work in Barnstable Public Schools. Whether learning about new school safety protocols, social emotional learning, or academic content, BPS is committed to the growth of our staff, as well as our students. While some may think that teachers have “the summer off,” we want to share that our BPS educators have been very busy this summer. This summer we’ve seen our educators participate in professional development, write curriculum, take graduate level classes, run summer learning programs for students, and plan for new ways to engage learners.
The new school year brings new opportunities for our students to learn in all sorts of ways. At Barnstable High School, students will experience a new schedule with a wider range of course options. Moreover, since we have doubled our high school senior internship program, more BHS students will experience career settings as they intern throughout our community in business, public safety, and non-profits. We are excited that BHS and BIS students will have opportunities to learn in an outdoor Living Lab Wetland due to the efforts of the BHS Environmental Club. And, in kindergarten through grade 7, more Barnstable schools are building Makerspaces, where students can create, invent, and innovate. Finally, we cannot forget about the investment the School Committee has made in increasing technology in all schools, to enhance teaching and learning from preschool to grade 12.
In closing, we are incredibly proud of our BPS vision and Core Values adopted by the Barnstable School Committee. The BPS vision and core values are the foundation of our work with all students.
The Barnstable Public Schools educates the whole child by creating a student-centered school culture that addresses students' physical, social, emotional, and academic needs by creating a safe and healthy learning environment in which students are challenged, supported, and engaged.
In Barnstable Public Schools, we value commitment, collaboration, and community.
We are looking forward to a great 2018-19 school year!
New Teachers starting at BPS for the 2018-19 school year
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM School Committee/Student Council Meeting
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM School Committee Meeting
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Half Day for Students/District PD Day
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM School Committee Workshop