Message from the Superintendent
Dear Parents, Staff and Members of the Brockton Community,
It’s hard to believe the February vacation break is already behind us, but here we are in the second half of the school year and we have much to celebrate:
- Our student athletes continue to put Brockton on the map with championship wins and titles
- STEM students recently earned kudos from the National Institutes of Health
- North Middle School and BHS student artists won Gold, Silver and Honorable Mentions from the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards; a BHS student won honorable mention at the UMASS Dartmouth Emerging Young Artists Exhibition
- Middle School, Brockton High School and Keith Center students excelled at Science and History fairs and Black History Month projects
- Elementary schools continue to engage students, academically, socially and creatively: the Kennedy School Chinese New Year Parade, the George School STEM Night, and the Gilmore School’s Scholar of the Month celebration are just a few activities; and
- Parents, through involvement in PACs, PTAs, PTOs, Parent Councils and Parents’ Academy offerings, are the backbone of the BPS. We value your partnership!
- Changes in Kindergarten Registration: the roll-back of the school entry age for SY 2018-19 to 5 on November 1, 2018, and for SY 2019-20 to 5 on September 1, 2019, followed by a new pre-school program for those children affected by the roll-back change. More information to come.
- The Amitie Program, a French Language dual enrollment program to debut in September 2018. Magnifique!
- Our Leading the Nation initiative this spring with the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, celebrating successes and unique achievements of the Brockton Public Schools and schools throughout the Commonwealth.
- And, most critically, we face the challenge of the FY19 budget, that will require much advocacy from all members of the Brockton School Community.
There is always a reason to celebrate our accomplishments, to uphold our mission of Instructional Excellence for Every Student, Every Day and to advocate for fair funding for the Brockton Public Schools.
Thank you for your continued help and partnership.
Superintendent Kathleen Smith