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Dartmouth Middle School. A RARE Place to Be!. Sixth Grade Orientation. Day One Team building Student Expectations Lockers Paperwork How to find homeroom in the AM Meet the Special Area Teachers. Sixth Grade Orientation. Day Two Agenda books School Rules / Policies / Procedures

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dartmouth middle school

Dartmouth Middle School

A RARE Place to Be!

sixth grade orientation
Sixth Grade Orientation
  • Day One
    • Team building
    • Student Expectations
    • Lockers
    • Paperwork
    • How to find homeroom in the AM
    • Meet the Special Area Teachers
sixth grade orientation1
Sixth Grade Orientation
  • Day Two
    • Agenda books
    • School Rules / Policies / Procedures
    • Schedules
    • Lunch
    • RARE / Minute to Win It
    • Supply List
    • Team Building
6 th grade block teachers
6th Grade Block Teachers
  • Mrs. O’Malley & Mrs. Faber
  • Mr. Morro & Mrs. Boyle
  • Mrs. Matteson and Mrs. Quinn
  • Ms. Wingate & Mrs. Bouchard
  • Mrs. Pettengill & Mrs. Mitchell
  • Mrs. Shea & Mrs. Lazaro
  • Mrs. Johansen & Ms. Jacob
  • Academic (Common Core Standards)
    • ELA – Storytown
    • Math – CMP
    • Science – Earth and Life Sciences
    • History – World Geography
  • Special Areas

PE, Health, Computer Basics, Art, Tech ED, Library Skills, Family Consumer Science, Chorus, Band, General Music, Acadeic SupportELA Lab, Math Lab

student concerns
Student Concerns
  • Can I open my locker?
  • When do I eat?
  • Am I in the right class?
  • Will I make friends?
  • What if I get lost?
  • How will I get home?
  • Where do I sit?
  • What are the rules of the class?
  • Will my teachers like me?
parent concerns
Parent Concerns
  • Will my child be safe?
  • How will I know what is going on?
  • Is the staff approachable and caring?
  • Who do I communicate with at DMS?
  • Will they be challenged?
  • How will they survive in a bigger school?
  • How well are the students supervised?
  • Will they be responsive to my child’s needs?
  • Email -a good way to provide information

to and from your child’s teacher.

  • Voice mail – message system
  • School website-


- General Information

- Calendar


agenda books
Agenda Books
  • Every student is assigned a locker and receives an agenda book at the start of the school year.
  • The agenda book is a good tool for:

-Student Expectations

-School Policy and Procedures


-Home to School Communication

attendance schedule
Attendance & Schedule
  • School starts at 7:45 AM
  • Six 54 minute periods- 4 Academics 2 Special Areas
  • Absences- Excused & Unexcused
  • Dismissal

-1st Bus Trip- 2:05 pm

-Walkers-2:13 pm

-2nd Bus Trip-2:18

  • Bus Schedules will be released on the Dartmouth Public School Website.



  • Students are seated by homeroom.
  • Set up an account…
  • Tables are cleaned between shifts.
general information
General Information
  • Grading


-Report Cards

  • Summer Reading- Bystander
  • School Supplies

*Please wait to buy student supplies until they are given a list by their block teacher.

guidance academic support
Guidance / Academic Support
  • 6th Grade Guidance -Mrs. Casserly

(She will remain with this class for all 3 years at DMS.)

  • RTI Team
  • Ms. Nunes-School Adjustment Counselor
  • Block Meetings
  • Common Planning
  • Curriculum Planning
bullying harassment
Bullying & Harassment
  • DMS is in accordance with the MA State Law regarding the Bullying Policy.
  • Please see your child’s student handbook and/or the Dartmouth Public School Website regarding the Bullying Policy.


pbis initiative
PBIS Initiative

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

  • District and school wide initiative
  • PBIS coaches and team
  • Staff and student ownership
  • Create common behavioral expectation
  • Foster a positive school climate
after school rare respect accountability responsibility esteem
After School & RARE(Respect, Accountability, Responsibility & Esteem)
  • DMS runs two, 10 week, after school program sessions-offering a variety of activities. (Contingent upon funding)
  • RARE Programs

-Amazing Race

-RARE Olympics

-Academic Assemblies

-RARE Fair