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Dear Pembroke Families,
It has come to my attention that misinformation is circulating in regards to a proposed change to the PHS Program of Studies. The proposal entails removing the mandatory requirement that Freshman Band, Concert Band, and Wind Ensemble students participate in Marching Band.
Each year we review the Program of Studies and seek to optimize student choice and academic offerings. Any changes to course materials, requirements or proposal of new courses are vetted through the Education Subcommittee of the School Committee. In accordance with School Committee policy, the proposals are brought to the full Committee for a First, and Second read at two separate meetings.
Last night School Committee accepted this proposal, amongst other proposals, as a First Read with a Second Read and discussion scheduled for February 5th.
The Marching Band Proposal was as follows:
We are proud of our Marching Band, the Visual and Performing Arts Department, and the recognition that they earn, as well as bestow, upon our school and larger community. Offerings such as Marching Band are driven by student interest and we are confident that the Marching Band will continue to thrive.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact my office at 781-829-0832.
Save the Date: Please join the Department of Student Services on January 28, 2019, at Hobomock Elementary School for this month's presentation, starting at 6:30 PM. The topic will be Managing and Dealing with Family Issues, presented by Cheryl Larson, Elementary School Social Worker.