The Dedham School enjoys a fine reputation for educating students in a caring, supportive manner. School climate is something of which we are very proud. We have talented staff and a wide range of educational programming. With a student population of 180 students Pre-K-8, class sizes are small. We try to provide individual attention for all our students. We have approximately 100 high school students at various area high schools.
Due to using all of the 6 snow days there have been some calendar changes.
is a FULL STUDENT DAY and is an EARLY RELEASE DAY, students dismissed at .
Dates to Remember
eMPowerME & MEA Assessments - March 20th-April 14th
The Lion King Musical - April 7th and 8th
Performances on Friday @ 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
and on Saturday @ 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Kindergarten Registration - Friday, April 14th at 1:00 p.m.
PreK Registration - Friday, April 28th at 1:00 p.m.
May 1st - May 8th BOGO Book Fair
May 4th - Town & School Budget Hearing @ 6:00 p.m.
7th & 8th Grade Dress-up Dance @ Peaks Hill
Spring Concert Dates - PreK-Gr. 2 Thursday, May 18th at 6:00 p.m.
Gr. 3-8 Wednesday, June 7th at 6:00 p.m.
May 25th - FULL STUDENT DAY
May 26th - Early Release for Students
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
I am sharing lead levels with you from testing done on August 13, 2015.
It is required I post and share this information with you twice a year. I thought I had shared the results,
but the results I shared were not from the time period required.
Also, I want to update you on the progress of the water situation. As you know, not only are some of our water samples showing high lead levels,
but we also have a high salt content in our water. We have consulted with various engineers and water experts and
have come to the conclusion we need to drill a new well. A new site has been located ( just into the woods behind the softball dugout).
A road has been plowed to the site, trees cleared and the drilling rig will arrive this weekend and the well will be drilled while the ground is still frozen.
The trenching for pipes will hopefully be done during April vacation week.
The goal is to have the new well up and running by the beginning of May.
We will continue to use bottled water until the new water is tested and found to be safe for consumption.
I will keep you posted.
School Year Calendar 2016-2017
The Dedham community is special to me. Not only have I been at this school going on 40 years as an educator, I attended Dedham School from Kindergarten to grade four before moving to Bangor. I moved back to the community in 1977; two years after starting my teaching career here at the Dedham School. I began as a Title I tutor, taught Kindergarten through grade three and served as the Assistant Principal before assuming the position of Principal in 2003. As the 2016 - 2017 school year begins I am beginning my fourteenth year as Principal of Dedham School. I feel I know the school and community well and believe we have the best school, staff and students in the state. I am excited about beginning another school year. I want to assure you we strive to do what is best for students and put them first in the decisions we make. I look forward to working with the staff, student, parents and the community throughout the upcoming school year.