Superintendent’s Report to the School Committee, 9.8.16



We’re off to a great start to the 2016-2017 school year. It has been a busy opening few weeks of school. As always, our staff and students were able to get right back into the routine of the school day quickly and easily. Here’s a review of the highlights of our opening activities:

8/22 and 8/23—New Teacher Orientation

We welcomed 18 new teachers to the HWRSD last week. All new staff are required by DESE to have a two year induction program, including the assignment of a 1:1 mentor. Director of Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction Peggy McElhinney coordinates our orientation program with assistance from Mentoring Coordinators Heidi Hebert and Prudy Pilkanis. Peggy and I opened the sessions with a review of the District’s Mission, Vision and Core Beliefs Documents. We also led new staff through a review of our Transfer Goals and the principles of Understanding by Design. Other sessions…

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