September 2016

Upcoming Events:
Back-to-School BASH featuring The Waves
There are just a few tickets left to this event that is sure to sell out!
Saturday, September 24
North Hill Country Club
6:00PM – 10:30PM
Dance the night away to The Waves under the big tent!
Live music • games • heavy hors d'oeuvres • candy buffet • cash bar
Silent auctions, the Wheel of Chance and so much more!
TICKETS are $65 at

Grant Highlight:
Summer Math Courses for Elementary Teachers
Over three weeks this summer, Duxbury Education Foundation (DEF) and the Duxbury Schools invested more than $25,000 in college-level professional development courses for 36 Alden and Chandler School teachers, who each devoted a week of their summer vacation to improving math instruction for Duxbury elementary school students. 

Last year the elementary schools implemented the enVision math program, a rigorous and inquiry-based program heavily focused on foundational math skills.  This new curriculum prompted teachers and administrators to seek out new high-quality math professional development to enhance classroom instruction and the ability to teach and engage all kinds of learners.

Teacher feedback was highly positive; participants are excited to share their new instructional strategies, center activities, and understandings with their colleagues and their students. This level of teacher participation is a testament to the quality of Duxbury’s teachers and their commitment to our students – and the compelling value of our community investment in them. 

Thank you to our many contributors for supporting the DEF’s mission to provide innovative programs in the Duxbury schools. The math courses for teachers are just one example of your generous donations being put to good use.