Dartmouth Public Schools
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Success…It’s a Mindset!
When high school Principal Ross Thibault took the reins last year he encouraged staff to embrace the motto Success…It’s a Mindset! To inspire a success focused mindset he purchased T-shirts printed with the slogan, implemented a book study and initiated the Pineapple Chart model of professional development; a system that inspires teachers to invite one another into their classrooms to observe their practices. The focus on nurturing a mindset that promotes growth, innovation, collaboration and ultimately success continues this year, not only in the high school, but across the district.
Witnessing our elementary principals present their school improvement plans and recognizing the high school for being named a National Banner School during Monday’s school committee meeting confirmed a commitment to success and eagerness to maintain a mindset that results in significant accomplishments. As I take note of our teachers’ increased presence on social media where they share stories of risk taking and highlight students’ efforts and achievements, observe risk taking in classrooms and enjoy the energy our staff expends planning and implementing fun events such as the upcoming Quinn Color Run or the Middle School Family Night, I am thrilled. Each one of these overt actions, demonstrates a growth mindset dedicated to increasing learning opportunities, enhancing relationships and ensuring student success.
This is difficult and necessary work but it is spectacular when we see the results. Athletes cheering on teammates, a standing ovation at the play, a child smiling because he is learning to read, a graduation ceremony, an art student winning a competition, or the high school being recognized for its Unified Athletic program and embracing a culture of inclusiveness! These are examples of the awesome things that happen when a team rows in the same direction. Remember! Success….it’s a mindset!
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Standards in Action!
Summer Math and Reading at DMS
This summer students at Dartmouth Middle School completed a summer Sumdog challenge. Students who participated in the challenge at an exemplary level will receive certificates of achievement along with recognition with in their classroom. We had a terrific participation rate for our first ever school wide summer math program. Notably we had approximately 15 students complete 14 hours or more of Sumdog over the summer. Research has shown that students lose math fluency during the summer months. The summer math program helps students to maintain or improve their math skills, making them better prepared to take on the challenges of a new school year. Congratulations to all those students who received recognition for exemplary participation in the Sumdog summer math challenge.
Family Guide to Standards
Special Olympics Fundraiser
If you would like to purchase a raffle ticket please e-mail/see Michael Capello, Stefanie Melo at Quinn or Kristen Baptista at the High School.
Unified Champion School
DHS College Fair
Dartmouth High School Guidance Department hosted it's first annual post secondary planning fair on Tuesday, September 18th. Over ninety colleges, universities, training programs and all branches of the military were in attendance. Representatives reported DHS students came prepared with great questions and engaged in active conversations. Overall, the day was a tremendous success for the school community.
DESE Curriculum Heat Maps
Resource and Craft Fair
Sunday, Oct. 28th, 10am-12pm
555 Bakerville Road
Name: Jamie Guile
School/Postion: DMS - Engineering Technology
Hometown: Schenectady, NY
Education: SUNY Oswego - Education, BSU – Instructional Tech.
One goal I have achieved in my career so far that I feel most satisfied about: Adapting. Continually adapting my approach and curricula to prepare our students for their futures.
A long term goal I am working toward: Continued redesign of our engineering classrooms into increasingly engaging, workshop-type spaces.
Role model or someone who has had a great impact on my life: My sons
If I could travel anywhere in the world it would be: Ireland.
Favorite leisure time activity: Snowboarding
Favorite movie: High Fidelity
Favorite book: Walden, or Life in The Woods
I think the world’s greatest invention is: The Internet
My favorite motto or saying: It all comes out in the wash.
What I like best about working at DPS: Working with such great colleagues in a smaller community.