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
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