Dartmouth Middle School was recently recognized for positive student attendance last school year. Dartmouth had over 96% Attendance Rate, AND we were the school with the Highest Overall attendance in Hemet Unified School District! We need our students at school in order to teach them. So, sincere THANK YOU for making attending school a priority - to our parents for getting students to school, to our students for being prepared for learning, and to our staff for creating a school where kids want to be. Congratulations on this achievement! Keep it up, Dartmouth!!
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Our Lady Knights volleyball team and flag football are undefeated!!! The girls beat Diamond Valley 2-0 in two extremely well-played games. Both teams played outstanding in all aspects of the game. The flag football team rolled to a 28-2 yesterday. The team took advantages of some mismatches to perfection. Go Knights!!!
The 2nd Annual Dartmouth Escape room is coming on Tuesday, November 14 starting at 5:30 in the MPR. We are selling tickets early this year due to the huge demand for them last year. Please see the flyer more information on pricing. There is childcare available for only $2 per person which includes a spaghetti dinner for the little ones. Don’t forget to wear your best Star Wars outfit that night as well. Please dress up but it is not required. Please see the attached PDF for more details.
Congratulations to Juan C., Austen D., Anthony F., Luke O., Camden P., and Marco S. for passing the first Dartmouth Strong competition of the school year. Dartmouth Strong is a number of elite physical fitness tests that our PE Department runs every couple of months. Only the most dedicated students are able to pass the rigorous physical fitness acts. Congratulations, Dartmouth Strong students. We are proud of you.
A great start to the fall season for our Dartmouth Knights! The girls volleyball team cruised to a 2-0 victory over Acacia. There was a lot of playing time for all our Lady Knights in their blowout win. Coach Marshall and Graham have this team rolling. The Flag football team also had a nice victory winning 20-8. The team looked like is was in mid-season form with a balanced offensive and defensive attack. Our cheer squad was fantastic out there as well. Coach Crawley is doing a great job with the girls. Next game is Thursday at Diamond Valley at 3:45. Go Knights!
Congratulations to the cross country team on their fine performance at their first meet of the season at Vail Ranch Middle School. Eighteen individuals earned a medal. Both the 6th grade girls team and 6th grade boys team earned a plaque for finishing in the top 3. A special congratulations to Jonathan T. who won 1st place in his race. His time of 10:51 also set a new 8th grade boys record for Dartmouth. Way to go Knights!
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A big shout out to our Lady Knights volleyball team. Last Saturday, the team was invited to a Forza rec-ball tournament in Ontario. 13 of our players attended and they had enough for two teams; one team for each of the division play. The girls played through five rounds in both divisions and Dartmouth ended up winning both divisions. We could not be prouder of our Lady Knights!
Pen Pal Club is looking for a few more members... We are currently writing with Military Veterans, students from Maine, students from France, and we just started writing to students from Greece. Want to write letters to middle school students in another state? Join Pen Pal Club Want to write letters to middle school students in another country? Join Pen Pal Club Want to write Active Duty Military or Veterans? Join Pen Pal Club Get your permission slip NOW!!!
Schools and the District Office will be closed on October 2nd and 3rd for Professional Development.
Schools across the district took a moment to remember the tragic events of September 11th.
If you are interested in hosting one of our Japanese exchange students for a week, please see Ms. Lori in the front office. These students will stay with you from 3/25/18 - 4/1/18. During that time, they will come to school with you, and participate in any activities that you are involved in. You will also have the special opportunity to attend a City Council meeting and a welcome dinner with members of Hemet Unified School District and community members! It is a very rewarding and exciting experience!
Join us at Fresh Cut Subs on Thursday, Oct. 12th and help out the Cross Country team in the process. The team will get 20% of your purchase from 10AM - 8PM at the Valle Vista Fresh Cut Subs location near Stater Bros. See the attached PDF for more information.
Spirit Gear Now on Sale!!! Our 2017-2018 Knights Nation Hats and Visors are now available in the Student Store. The cost is $15 for a visor and $20 for a hat. We still have shirts and sweatshirts too! Get your Gear and show your pride!
On Monday, September 11, Dartmouth Middle School invited current and former members of the military, police, firefighters and EMT for breakfast and a moment of reflection for the events that occurred on September 11, 2011. Breakfast was provided by donations from the Dartmouth staff. The Dartmouth band and choir performed some patriotic songs with the highlight of the event occurring when four B-52 bombers flew overhead at the end of the national anthem. Thank you to all the students and staff who provided another wonderful ceremony for our community members.
We are lucky to serve a diverse student population and we will continue to strive to create a supportive and inclusive environment for all of our students. We understand this is a time of uncertainty for many of our students and their families and we hope Congress will establish a solution for those affected.
Are you TARDY Today? If a student has 7 tardies with or without a parent note, it is considered excessive. Any student who is tardy to their 1st period class for the 8th time (even with a note!) will earn a 1 Hour On Campus Retention (OCR). Students that accumulate 16 tardies throughout the school year will be assigned a 2 Hour OCR. Students that accumulate 24 tardies will earn a 3 Hour OCR. This pattern will continue for every 8th tardy the student receives. *The exceptions to the tardy policy include; original notes from a medical office, such as a doctor, dentist, orthodontist, etc.
AEDs will be available at all school sites.
An employee from Elementary, Middle, High, and one of our Alternative sites are being recognized for Faculty Focus Friday!