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Dartmouth is now an AVID National Demonstration School!!!

Congratulations to Dartmouth Middle School! Today, the school was recognized as a National AVID Demonstration School. This is a distinct honor that has only been awarded to 3% of all AVID schools nationwide for implementing effective instructional strategies and building a culture that encourages and supports kids to go to college. Way to go Knights!!!
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Dartmouth Student Leads Pledge at Board Meeting

Brooklyn B. is a significant leader on the Dartmouth campus, both academically and socially. She has been enrolled in AVID for the past three years and is currently the AVID President. She also designed the AVID theme this year of "Ohana," which means family (AVID is a family). This theme was the design for our AVID program t-shirt. Moreover, Brooklyn maintains a 4.0 GPA, taking rigorous courses such as Algebra I and English Honors 8. She has been on Principal's Honor Roll and our Court of Honor for the all three years. She loves music and will be singing in this year's Talent Show. Brooklyn is a role-model, always assisting at our school events and even at her former elementary school fairs, donating many volunteer community service hours. Furthermore, Brooklyn and her family have hosted a Japanese exchange student, sharing our great community of Hemet and American traditions. Brooklyn is an exemplary student and citizen, and we are proud that she is a Dartmouth Knight.
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Human Trafficking Presentation - April 10th @ 6 PM in DMS MPR

Opal Singleton is the President and CEO of Million Kids a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to keeping kids safe from predators. Million Kids serves as the Training and Outreach Coordinator for the Riverside County Anti Human Trafficking Task Force and works with the Riverside County Sheriff's Department through a Department of Justice Grant.
Opal has trained tens of thousands of government and individual leaders about child sex trafficking, sextortion, child pornography and social media exploitation. . She has authored a book "Seduced: The Grooming of America's Teenagers" and often appears on television and radio talk shows across the U.S. Opal is an Instructor at the USC Sol Price Institute for Safe Communities and the Los Angeles Fire Training Academy. Opal hosts two weekly radio shows. KTIE 590 AM broadcasts "Exploited: Crimes and Technology" every Saturday at 3:30 throughout Southern California. "Exploited: Crimes against Humanity" is a global internet weekly human trafficking training program that broadcasts through Voice America Variety Channel to over 170 countries.

Opal often sits with parents who are trying to locate a missing child and assist teens who are at risk of recruitment and exploitation. The goal for every training is to empower young people and their parents to stand against a predator. Simply stated, Opal cares deeply about young people and their families.
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Dartmouth Track Coach is More Than a Coach on the Track

Check out this recent article in the Press-Enterprise about Dartmouth's Track and Field Coach, Coach Arellano. She is a reading specialist at Valle Vista Elementary School. Not only does she excel here at Dartmouth on the track, but she's great in the classroom as well. Way to go, Coach A!
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Dartmouth PTSA Fundraiser

Dartmouth PTSA $1 Chocolate Bars and $1 Pretzel Rod Sale is starting on Monday, the 6th. Please sign the permission slip that was sent home with your student today. They can start checking out boxes after school on Monday.
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Pennies for Patients Fundraiser

This week, students will be getting boxes to collect pennies for out annual Pennies for Patients Fundraiser. The fundraiser run from March 6th to March 23rd. Money from the fundraiser goes to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to help children with various types of blood cancer. The winning advisory class will get a catered lunch from Olive Garden. See the attached flier for more details.
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