Welcome message from our Superintendent
It is truly a pleasure to welcome you to the Enfield Public Schools website. Our hope is that you will find the site informative and we certainly want to hear from you if it does not meet your needs or expectations.
I am privileged to have the opportunity to serve the children and families of Enfield as part of a team of talented and dedicated teachers, administrators, and support staff. As I complete my first year as Superintendent of Enfield Public Schools, the Leadership Cabinet and I have reviewed our entry plan designed to ensure a smooth transition and to guide our work as we build on the long-standing excellence of our school system. Our listen and learn events provided valuable insights from the community.
As we look to the new school year, I am enthusiastic and excited about both the opportunities and challenges that lie before us. In a strong partnership with the greater community of Enfield, we will continue to strive to ensure that all students achieve at high levels and are prepared for college and career success.
Dr. Jeffrey A. Schumann
Superintendent of Schools
On Friday February 7th, Mrs. Cooper's first graders in Room 13 opened their Informational Book Museum to visitors. The students "docents" displayed their pieces of work in our museum and provided information and expertise of their topics to our guests. The students shared how they thought of their topics, gave facts they learned about their topic, and highlighted the non-fiction conventions as well as the craft moves used from the Small Moments unit (pop out words and speech bubbles) they used within their informational book. The students set up their areas by finding a way to present their stories (the students made frames to go around their books) and by adding touches to the classroom to make it more inviting for our guests. Such suggestions were hanging photographs of their topics and low music playing in the background. The students were nervous when the first class arrived, but began to use their best teaching voices as they became more comfortable. Students ended this unit by creating multiple information chapter books, filled with elaboration, interesting text elements, and pictures that support their teaching. They were so proud of their work.