Middle School Core Values

 

Core Values
 
E = r³  
Excellence = responsibility, respect, results
 

At the Dover Sherborn Middle School all students are expected to pursue the values of:

 

Responsibility: take care of your belongings; do your homework; be prepared for tests and class work; be in control of your actions; be honest

 
Respect: be kind to others; be prepared to help others; understand the differences between you and other people, and accept those differences; respect the property of others and the school building; behave properly at all times
 
Results: pursue your academic potential; always put your best effort into your work; seek new friendships; perform an act of kindness; become more self-confident
 
The expectations of students at Dover-Sherborn Middle School are high. The faculty let you know how well you are doing in living up to the expectations listed below. You will hear positive comments about your behavior, your work in class, and about how you treat others. Those students who have difficulty meeting the expectations of the school will also hear from the faculty and staff. The teachers will help you with making improvements. If you do make a mistake, try to make it only once and learn from it.
 
Students at DSMS are expected to:
  • Arrive to school on time each day
  • Come prepared with pens, pencils, paper, homework, etc.
  • Be in homeroom on time (7:40 A.M.); listen to morning announcements.
  • Participate in all your classes
  • Complete your homework each night
  • Have all projects and reading done on time
…and to:
  • Be respectful to all other persons in the school
  • Seek adult assistance when a problem occurs
  •  Take responsibility for your behavior and your work
  •  Set goals for yourself in behavior and studies
  •  Seek the best results in attaining all those goals
  • Follow all DSMS rules from this handbook