Friday, April 13, 2012
The students took a tour of the Abbey and then helped out with some spring cleaning and raking to help beautify the grounds.
Friday, April 13, 2012
The following was provided by Kim Phelan. 19 eighth grade students from the D-S Middle School Veterans’ Citizen Action Group (CAG) visited the Peace Abbey in Sherborn last month to learn about the Abbey’s mission and goals and to perform community service. Students chose groups at the beginning of the year based on their interests ranging from homelessness, hunger, children and animals. The students in the Veterans' CAG mostly chose the group because they have had family members who have served in the military and they wanted to help and support veterans' service. The Veterans’ CAG came up with the idea of visiting the Peace Abbey as students recognized that most veterans really want to support efforts to make peace. During their tour of …
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
The following is a letter to the editor from Marie Kelfer, who has been charged by D-S Public Schools Superintendent Valerie Spriggs to develop stories that focus on the positive aspects of the school system.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Even though 40 hours of community service is a high school graduation requirement at the Dover Sherborn Regional Schools, the outreach and engagement of students in the community begins much earlier, specifically in the middle school’s 8th grade with Community Action Groups (CAGs). Frederick Randall, Dover Sherborn Middle School’s Headmaster, had an idea based on his own experience as a pre-teen in his hometown of Wayland. That experience had made a lasting impression on him, and he had a feeling it would do the same for Dover Sherborn kids. It was a volunteer program encouraging kids to be good citizens and Mr. Randall says it was a way “to make a difference in our own backyard." Three years ago, Mr. Randall took his idea to eighth grade …
Saturday, February 25, 2012
The operator is being charged with alleged possession of drugs with the intent to distribute in a school zone, among other charges.
UPDATE- The Dover Police have identified the 17-year-old Needham resident arrested last Friday night in the D-S Middle School parking lot as Robert Wright. DPD said he will be the only person charged in the incident and no additional charges have been filed. According to police he will have a court hearing some time "in the next few months." On Friday Feb. 24, 2012 Dover Police stopped a Honda CRV in the Dover Sherborn Regional Middle School parking lot. When they approached the vehicle officers observed marijuana and alcoholic beverages inside the vehicle. Based upon the officers' observations and items that were taken into evidence the operator is being charged with alleged; possession of drugs with the intent to distribute in a school …
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Come enjoy some music and sweets with your sweetie at this year's Chocolate Cafe.
Just in time for Valentine's Day the D-S Middle School will once again be hosting their annual Chocolate Cafe, a fundraiser and music festival put on by the DSMS Friends of Music. The event will take place on Sunday Feb. 12 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Lindquist Commons. Featured performances include the 6th Grade chorus Glee, the DSMS Jazz Eclipse and Sharp9 Big Band, as well as the high school vocal ensemble, the high school a capella group D.S. Al Coda, and will also feature highlights from the DSHS production of Children of Eden and a performance by the high school jazz band. The event will also include a wide variety of chocolate treats and other desserts to choose from. Tickets are $5 per person and $20 max per family. Proceeds…
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Pags Memorial Classic, fiscal discussions and A/C in the Middle School.
In case you missed it, here are some of the stories featured on Dover-Sherborn Patch this week: -First Annual Pags Classic A Success -D-S Loses Big to TVL Foe Hopkinton [VIDEO] -Dover Police Chief McGowan Attends Underage Drinking Prevention Conference -D-S Boys and Girls Cross Country Sweep Holliston -D-S Boys Soccer Ranked 10th in State by ESPNBoston.com -Poll: A/C at D-S Middle School? -D-S Regional School Committee Hears Presentation on Air Conditioning in Middle School -Sherborn Selectmen and Advisory Committee Look at Town's Fiscal Future -D-S Girls Soccer Shutout Westwood -SPAN-DS Drug, Alcohol and Tobacco Prevention Booklet For Students Released Today
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
The D-S Regional School Committee met Tuesday night to see a presentation about the cost of installing air conditioning at the Middle School.
At last night's D-S Regional School Committee meeting the committee heard a presentation from engineers on installing air conditioning in the D-S Middle School. The engineers gave four options: a large stand-alone cooling unit on the roof for $880,000, a variant of the first option that costs $840,000, install cooling coils in the heating fans in the classrooms with a fan unit on the roof for $420,000, or several fan units on the roof for $590,000. Many faculty said that building retains too much heat during the hotter months and that the high temperatures affect performance and morale. Installing A/C in the school would be costly and could take a lot out of the budget. We want to know what you think.
Teachers complained of the over 90-degree heat during warmer months.
The Dover-Sherborn Regional School Committee heard a presentation from R.W. Sullivan Engineering at Tuesday night’s meeting, on installing air conditioning in the D-S Middle School. Principal Frederick Randall, teachers and parents voiced their concerns about the 90-plus degree heat in the classrooms during May, June and September. The Middle School, which was built in 2003, was built with air conditioning in mind said D-S School Committee member Ellen Williamson, but the idea was taken off the board before it went to Town Meeting that year. They believed students would be able endure the heat for a bearable amount of time. R.W. Sullivan was commissioned by the School Committee six months ago to create a feasibility study. Engineers Pat …