Principal's Corner

Principal

Thank you for visiting the Douglas Middle School website. We are proud of our school and seek to share a snapshot of the great things that happen here each school day.

 

It is an honor to be serving the Douglas community as the Principal of Douglas Middle School. The school is led by a team of committed, highly qualified, teachers and staff that care deeply about each child. We seek to engage each student while responding to student needs through a rigorous curriculum and coherent instruction. This instruction is founded in a deep respect for the dignity of each individual in our community. We value and encourage our educators to grow personally and professionally, while modeling the concepts of being a life-long learner that we expect each student to be.

 

Douglas Middle School is truly fortunate to occupy a beautifully renovated 21st Century learning space that enables our staff to use multiple forms of technology to actively engage students. Whether students are using their school issued 1:1 Chromebook to present to classmates on an interactive whiteboard, or using flexible learning spaces for project based learning; the school is a wonderful vehicle for active learning.

Every student is DMS is exposed to a holistic educational experience that seeks to foster a deep exposure to the arts, humanities, physical education, the sciences, literacy and STEM learning opportunities. We are particularly proud of our student’s performance in ELA, scoring over 10% above the state MCAS averages for English Language Arts; which represents a three year improvement trend. We are also honored to have the opportunity to offer a new STEM class as a Related Art for each student. In partnership with the private non-profit organization, American Student Assistance, DMS is the recipient of a $100,000 grant to fund engaging STEM learning and foster career exploration opportunities at the middle school level.  

Equally, we engage students with school based opportunities in music education, chorus, band, athletics, health and physical education.  DMS students also have the daily opportunity for  unstructured, yet ever important, freedom of moment during the school day with recess. We believe a healthy body is imperative to facilitate a healthy mind and spirit. 

 

Finally, we are proud of the Douglas Middle School professional staff that love what they do, and it shows. It shows on the faces of the students they lead on a daily basis, and in their work as critical thinkers in core academic classes and specials. The staff is proud to let their passion and energy for educating children flow through their classrooms and animates the work each student produces in every class.

 

Once again, we thank you for your interest and welcome you to our community.

Mr. Brian Delaney

Principal

Douglas Middle School

21 Davis Street

Douglas, MA 01516


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