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Pittsfield Community Collaborates on ‘Journey Map’ Installation at School

From the Concord Monitor

Published June 12, 2015

By Nick Reid

The product of four months’ work, a new, permanent art fixture was unveiled in one of Pittsfield Middle High School’s prominent hallways yesterday.

Students, parents, staff and community members spent about 1,000 hours fashioning hundreds of clay tiles for the 32-foot-long mural. Some are small and represent individuals or philosophies at the school. Others are large, blue-green and wavy, running throughout the center and paying homage to the Suncook River on which the town was founded.

In all, they represent a transformation at the school. Since 2008, when the last of the nearby towns that were once part of SAU 51 seceded to form their own administrative units, Pittsfield has been on a new path toward student-centered learning.

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