Dennis MS November Newsletter

Principal's Message

Welcome to Fall!

We have worked as a building to set expectations, goals, and create cohesion among our students. As we move forward as a new student body, please take time to talk with your student about the positives in their day. What went well today? What skills are you working on in your classes? These seemingly small questions have a big impact on moving in a positive direction each and every day!

Happy Birthday Dennis!

Dennis is celebrating its 100th birthday. While we are eagerly waiting for covid restrictions to ease so we can have a community celebration, Mrs. Rogan has created a board to share some of the interesting articles about Dennis' history.

Upcoming Events

  • Picture Re-Takes November 3rd
  • End of the Grading Period 2: November 5th
  • Bring on the Book Fair! Students will be invited to visit our book fair from Monday, November 15-Friday, November 19.
  • Thanksgiving Break November 24-26th

What is SEBW (Social Emotional Behavioral Wellness)

As a part of our CAREs plan, our Advisory time every morning provides students with an opportunity to learn more about their brain, self-awareness, and work through the More than Words Curriculum as a part of our partnership with the United Way.

  • November's SEBW focus is De-escalation
  • November's More Than Words Curriculum focus is Contentment

Winter Sports are underway!

Sport opportunities right now are as follows: *Please note that all 5th -8th grade practice and game schedules can be followed via by selecting "Richmond Intermediate Schools" then selecting the respective sport team that you wish to follow.

Basketball 7th & 8th Grade (Girls)- "Open gym" begins Tuesday, Nov 9th and will continue every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30 - 5:30pm at Dennis Middle School.

"Tryouts" will be held on November 29th and 30th...Time and location are TBD.

Basketball 7th & 8th Grade (Boys) - Practices are underway for our teams.

Cheerleading - Practices are underway

Wrestling - Open room is currently available to any 5th grade - high school students interested in joining the junior high or high school wrestling team. Open room is currently held from 4:00pm to 5:45pm in the high school wrestling room located off of Tiernan Center facilities next to Tiano Pool. Practices are Monday - Thursday until practice offerings change beginning on Nov, 1st (official season start date).


We have the following positions available at our building. If you want to work with a wonderful team and a great group of students, apply online at:

  • SEL Para
  • Title Para
  • Building Sub
  • Science Teacher