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Principal's Message

Hello Dana Middle School Families,

Welcome to a new school year at Dana Middle School! The administration, teachers and staff are looking forward to working with you as we prepare all of our students for the expectations of high school and higher education. At Dana Middle, we challenge each of our students to reach their full potential with our quality educational program.

As a staff, we are exploring and sharing instructional strategies that will enhance our curriculum and lessons that support our 21st century learners by providing a rigorous education. Our students must have strong skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, being creative, and taking on leadership roles in order for them to navigate in our world. For example, our 6th grade students participate in our innovative Learning On the Go (LOGO) program. Each 6th grader will be given a laptop computer to use at school and at home with internet connectivity! Our LOGO program promotes learning beyond the school doors and provides our students with the opportunity to engage with their studies and connect with others in a safe way.
 
Our students will inherit a very different world than we did. It is our responsibility to be able to prepare them for our ever-changing global society and nurture them to accept these challenges in a thoughtful and purposeful way.


As the school year begins, we will continue to build upon our successes in order to provide rigorous academic program for all our Dana students…..our future. Like Thomas Henry Huxley once said, “The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man’s foot long enough to enable him to put the other somewhat higher.”

Welcome to Dana Middle School!
 
Sincerely,

Scott Irwin
Principal