A MESSAGE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT
September 21, 2012
Dear Residents of Uxbridge:
I am pleased to report that the Grand
Opening of our new high school and the reconfiguration of
grade levels at the Taft Early Learning Center, Whitin
Elementary School, and McCloskey Middle School was extremely
successful. On behalf of the School Committee, staff, and
administration, we thank the community for your patience and
support to make these logistic changes to improve student
achievement throughout the district.
While grade level reconfigurations can
be viewed as a physical change to create space, the true
benefits exist with the opportunity to sequence our
curricula appropriately for our students’ developmental
learning stages. In other words, teachers are strategically
placed together to enhance collaboration and improve
The most exciting opportunity has yet to
come. This year, each School Council will be responsible for
analyzing our current school structures to determine if our
models are designed to best meet the needs of our students.
Administrators, teachers, and parents will be researching
“21st Century School” models and visiting other districts to
make improvement recommendations.
In addition to the School Councils, our
Parent Teacher Organization, Uxbridge Education Foundation,
Parent Advisory Council, the “20-20” Club, and the Booster
Club are school affiliations that are always looking for new
members. Please consider getting involved to help make your
children’s education the best that it can be. I will also
form an Advisory Council to the Superintendent for
Development and Advancement.
As your new Superintendent, I have
quickly learned your value for your town. My efforts this
year will be committed to working with you to expand
leadership opportunities within our school community and
build a culture of shared ownership for the future of the
Uxbridge Public Schools. Please join us in these efforts.
Thank you for your continued support of
our students and teachers.
Kevin M. Carney
Superintendent of Schools
Uxbridge Public Schools
21 South Main Street
Uxbridge, MA 01569
Phone: 508.278.8648 / Fax: