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Dr. Vanessa C. Beauchaine

Room: #Wrentham Public Schools Phone: (508)384-5430 Email: click here

Background:
Vanessa Beauchaine joined the Wrentham Public Schools in July 2015.  She began her career as an educator in 1994 and has served students in Pre-K through the 8th grade as a paraprofessional, classroom teacher, special education teacher, and principal.  Vanessa was also the principal of Roderick School for three years prior to serving in her current role as Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, ELE Director, and Title I Director.  
 
Education:
 
Ed.D. in Educational Administration, Boston College
 
Principal Certification Program, MESPA/Northeastern University
 
Ed.M. in Elementary Education, Boston University
 
B.A. Colby College


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SPRING 2020 - MCAS DATES

 
Grade 3
 
ELA: March 31st & April 2nd
Math:  May 12th & May 14th
 
Grade 4
 
ELA:  April 1st & April 3rd
Math:  May 5th & 6th
 
Grade 5
 
ELA: April 7th & April 8th
Math:  May 7th & May 8th
STE:  May 14th & May15th
 
Grade 6
 
ELA:  April 14th & April 15th
Math:  May 12th & May 13th
 
 
 

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Welcome to the Wrentham Public Schools! 
 
In the spirit of one of our district's core values, we continue to function as a learning organization that is continuously honing our practice for the benefit of our students.  Over the past five years, we have adopted the workshop model for ELA for both Reading and Writing PK through Grade 6.  Through professional development, collaboration between and among teachers, and periodic coaching opportunities, we have seen marked growth.  Our students see themselves as accomplished readers and writers.
 
As we continue to provide a robust ELA learning experience through the workshop model that meets the needs of all learners, we are shifting our gaze to Mathematics.  We are currently in a review cycle for Mathematics and building upon the work of the Mathematics Review Committee last year, we are working through a pilot for the 2019-2020 with highly rated math programs that are well-aligned to the state standards with the aim to adopt new curriculum materials for 2020-2021.  
 
Our dedicated teachers work collaboratively to review, revise, and refine their lessons and units in Social Studies and Science as well.  During the 2019-2020 school year, we are underscoring the importance of  inquiry-based pedagogy and are engaging in professional development opportunities that focus on the inquiry process through math and social studies that can ultimately be applied to all curriculum areas.  It is not only what students know and are able to do, but what they are thinking about.  With teachers skillfully asking questions that continue to foster students to reflect, observe, and refine their understanding of the world around them, we can build upon students' natural curiosity as students explore, create, and innovate.
 
Our specials team provide opportunities for students to engage with Technology, Music, comprehensive wellness through Physical Education and Health, Art, and Library.  Throughout the year, there are opportunities for students to showcase their work through performances and presentations.  We encourage you to follow our Instagram account to see examples of their learning in action as well.
 
As the Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, I am committed to working with students, families, and staff to optimize the learning opportunities for all of our students.  From time to time, families will receive requests for feedback through brief surveys.  Your feedback helps us to learn and grow as a district and we are grateful for your active involvement. 
 
Please return periodically throughout the year as updates about the general education curriculum, Title I, and English Learner Education will be linked to this website.  
 
WIth best wishes for an exciting year of learning,
 
Vanessa C. Beauchaine
Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

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Each year, school districts are required to monitor how English learners are building proficiency in the English language through listening, reading, writing, and speaking tasks.  To fulfill this requirement, Massachusetts English learners take a test called ACCESS (Assessing Comprehension and Communication in English State-to-State)  in January.   
 
The results of the ACCESS test will be reported in the late spring and will be shared with the school as well as the families of English learners.  We will review the results in order to continue to refine our English learner program in Wrentham.
 
If you would like additional information about the ACCESS test, please feel free to contact me.

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If you are new to Wrentham and would like to be connected with a host family to help you connect with other Wrentham families and to learn more about the WPS experience, please email me and I will be happy to assist you! We are glad you are here!