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Innovation and Transformational Network Capstone Video - Please click arrow to play video
Does the picture below look familiar? It was in our newsletter last week.
It was brought to our attention that lots of folks thought the movie below was just a picture! So, we are including it again. Please press the black square with a white triangle in the middle of the picture to play the movie. Also, please note we have lots of links in the newsletter. Notice below the PD offering from SMEC, If you click the GRAY box a new box will open. We will be sure to add the words "click here" to be clear in passing on information!
Dartmouth Public Schools Core Innovation and Transformational Network Team meet with Ray McNaulty and Bill Daggett for our final Professional Development and networking session. Our final project was to created a video of our journey during this network.
FINAL DAY TO VOTE! Special Olympics challenged Unified Champion Schools to show off their school spirit. They received many fantastic entries and Dartmouth was a finalist! Visit the poll to cast your vote. You can vote once per day.
Andrew Crisfulli - DHS Athletic Director
Welcome to Andrew Crisafulli, our new Athletic Director. Andy also is the administrator for Health and Physical Education Department.
Prior to coming to Dartmouth, Andry was the Director of Athletics for 7 years at Joseph Case High School. In 2016, Crisafulli received the Massachusetts Secondary Schools Athletic Directors Association District D Ted Damko Award, given annually to an athletic administrator who has five years or less of experience in the field who has made significant contributions to the school, league, district and state.
If you happen to see Andy--say hello!
PSAT's - Giving Opportunities to Students!
Brain Based Research Discussions
L3 Team (Leveled Literacy Leaders)
Problem Based Learning
Mix It Up Day
Mix It Up at Lunch Day is an international campaign that encourages students to identify, question and cross social boundaries. Our schools joined millions of students around the world participate on the official Mix It Up at Lunch Day.
Potter, Demello and Quinn wear crazy, mixed up clothes and to help break down the walls of intolerance. Students were ask students to move out of their comfort zones and connect with someone new over lunch. Sit near someone new and start a conversation! It’s a simple act with profound implications that that promote healthy, welcoming school environments. Studies have shown that interactions across group lines can help reduce prejudice. When students interact with those who are different from them, biases and misperceptions can fall away.
Genius Hour - Mr. Bolger's 8th Grade Digital Literacy Class
Students were designing their own Kahoots, social media content, and working their own podcasts. Some students even show Mr. Bolger a thing or two that he didn't not even he knew.
Our Littlest Learners Engaging in STEM!
Mrs. Kamm's and Mrs. Condon's classrooms at Cushman School, joined others around the Commonwealth in celebrating STEM week. Mrs. Kamm's students took part in a variety of pumpkin activities that encouraged students to measure pumpkins, use their 5 senses to describe pumpkins and design "pumpkin boats" that would float. Mrs. Condon's class was given a "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom STEM" challenge to use a variety of materials to design a tree that would hold up all of the letters of the alphabet.
MassCUE (MA Computer Using Educators)
The most exciting event was our very own students produced a live show at the conference! They had fun in front of and behind the camera while lots of onlookers watched.
Great job DHSTVmedia!
Your Invited: 2019 Volleyball Team Senior Night
Help DHS Volleyball honor their beloved seniors at their final regular-season game, Monday, October 28th! The JV team will play at 4 PM with the varsity team immediately following at 5 PM. It is free to attend!
DMS True Grit Breakfast
Name: Jane Quinn
School/Position: DMS/6th Grade Teacher
One goal I have achieved in my career so far that I feel most satisfied about: Being certified in grades 1-9
A long term goal I am working toward: Completing my 33 years for full retirement (2 years away)
Role model or someone who has had a great impact on my life: In my teaching life Susan Shea (a retired DMS teacher)
If I could travel anywhere in the world it would be: Russia
If I could eat dinner with someone famous, dead or alive, it would be: Jackie Kennedy Onassis
Pet Peeve: Boston Traffic
Favorite leisure time activity: Going to Patriot Games
Favorite movie: The Prince & Me
Favorite book: Hawaii by James Michener
I think the world’s greatest invention is: Air Travel
My favorite motto or saying: Carpe Diem
What I like best about working at DPS: Melaney Matteson is my teaching partner