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HVAC to school: Air quality, class size on admins' minds for hybrid learning
Next week will see the return of teachers and some students to Dartmouth’s public schools as part of the school’s hybrid learning plan, with quite a bit of prep work still to be done. At a joint meeting with the Select Board on Sept. 21, Business...
With virtual concerts, DHS band proves the show can go on
Despite the postponement of Dartmouth football to February, Memorial Stadium is once again in use. This weekend saw the first two socially distanced shows put on by Dartmouth High’s marching band as part of its fall season of virtual concerts. “It’s...
Celebrating a centenarian: Dartmouth resident turns 100
Trump supporters show their colors at Faunce Corner
Wareham man arrested for Dartmouth break-ins
Seven UMass students test positive for Covid after rink incident
Covid vaccine company to build research facility in Dartmouth
Plans for new Cross Road apartment building take shape
Sister city agreement with Portugal approved
Dartmouth sees uptick in Covid cases in the last week
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Students test positive for Covid at UMass Dartmouth
UMass Dartmouth reports that since the start of the semester on Sept. 1, four students have tested positive for Covid-19 — with three of those testing positive in the past week. A total of 3290 students have been tested thus far, giving a rate of...
Back to school: Bishop Stang returns with hybrid learning
For the first time since mid-March, students are back in class at Bishop Stang — albeit, at half capacity. Starting Sept. 14, the catholic high school kicked off the academic year with hybrid learning. According to school President and Principal...
TECCA troubles: On school’s eve, online login details late
As students prepare for online learning to start on Tuesday, some middle school parents have yet to receive vital information on how their kids’ remote classrooms will operate. Earlier this month , the district chose online platforms for students...
UMass Dartmouth ranks high in U.S. schools for social mobility
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2021 College Rankings released this week place UMass Dartmouth in the top 100 schools nationwide for the upward social mobility of its students. The social mobility ranking measures the size of...
Outdoor learning begins at Friends Academy
School is officially back in session at Friends Academy — outside. The outdoors has always been a part of daily life at Friends Academy, with its forest trails and a regularly tended garden . But this year, the school has stretched the use of its...
UMass Dartmouth awarded $2.3 million grant
UMass Dartmouth’s Academic Resource Center has received a $2.35 million federal grant to support services for business and STEM students as well as Pell Grant recipients, according to a Sept. 2 press release from the university. The five-year grant...
As start of school draws near, plans take shape
As Dartmouth educators and students prepare to start the year with virtual lessons on Sept. 15, officials have held information sessions for parents and staff to ask a multitude of questions on reopening plans. The virtual learning platforms have...
Pandemic preparedness at Dartmouth Middle School
Schools are normally colorful, busy places, with artwork, maps, and educational posters on the walls and — of course — plenty of books. But due to the coronavirus pandemic, Dartmouth Public Schools staff have been left scrambling to clear out...
No sports fans allowed as athletics to kick off amid pandemic
No sports fans will be allowed to watch Dartmouth High School games in person this fall, according to a pandemic safety plan presented by Athletic Director Andrew Crisafulli and approved unanimously by the School Committee at a meeting on Sept. 1...
Hybrid start for Bishop Stang, new spaces at Friends Academy
As Dartmouth’s public schools move to reopen with online-only instruction, many private schools are pressing ahead with plans to bring students back to classrooms. At Bishop Stang, students will start their academic year with hybrid learning — at...
UMass freshmen move in despite rain, Covid
Grey skies and an unusually quiet campus marked the annual freshmen move-in day at UMass Dartmouth on August 29, as the new first year students came to school on a staggered schedule to start off their college careers amid the Covid pandemic. Yellow...
Color guard, band march on with in-person practices
While most teenagers spent their summer at the beach or escaping quarantine outdoors, kids in Dartmouth High’s marching band and color guard cut their breaks short to get back to practice via Zoom, Google classroom, and — in the past couple of weeks...
Fall sports cleared, football this February
State officials have given most Dartmouth High School fall sports the go-ahead, but don’t expect there to be any football games at Memorial Stadium until at least February. On Aug. 19, the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association...
UMass Law student enrollment up 30 percent
The number of first year students at UMass Law is up more than 30 percent this fall, with overall enrollment nearly doubling over the past four years, according to a press release from the school. Massachusetts’ only public law school begins its...
Students to start in school on staggered schedule
Older students in the Dartmouth Public School system won’t begin in-person lessons until Oct. 19 due to a staggered start for the hybrid learning plan, following a unanimous decision by the School Committee at an Aug. 18 meeting. At the meeting,...
UMass Dartmouth graduations postponed for second time
UMass Dartmouth is pushing back this year's graduation ceremony for the second time, the university announced Wednesday. The original May 2020 Commencement ceremonies were postponed to October 9 and 10, but will now take place some time next year...
School year to start remotely on September 15
The verdict is in: Dartmouth Public School students will start the school year with remote learning on September 15, with the possibility of moving to a hybrid plan later in the year. At a virtual meeting on August 10, the School Committee voted 4–1...
Dartmouth kids graduate at Voc-Tech’s in-person ceremony
Eighty-one teenagers from Dartmouth were among hundreds of students who finally celebrated their graduation from the Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School on Saturday — in person. Strict safety guidelines put in place to...
Officials create new diversity task force for public schools
Dartmouth Public Schools will form a new Equality and Diversity Committee to examine the controversial high school logo and other issues affecting underrepresented groups following a School Committee decision to set up the task force at a meeting on...
School officials home in on hybrid reopening plan
Dartmouth school officials are focusing on fleshing out a hybrid model with alternating days for reopening public schools this fall, as the August 10 deadline for submitting a comprehensive reopening plan to the state looms near. Superintendent Dr...
Acting leadership announced at UMass Dartmouth
There is a new acting leadership team at UMass Dartmouth, according to UMass President Marty Meehan. In a July 31 memo to students and faculty, Meehan appointed two university staff members — Vice Chancellor Mark Preble and Prof. Michael Goodman —...
In-person learning for Friends Academy this fall
Friends Academy students are set to return to school full time on Sept. 8 — but their days will look very different, according to academy officials. Following an initial plan sent to parents last week, students and staff will be required to wear a...
Dartmouth High symbol once again under scrutiny
Dartmouth High School’s controversial Indian logo has once again come under scrutiny as officials, activists, and current and former students spoke out on the issue at a virtual meeting on July 28. The conversation comes as sports teams and brands...
Most fall sports cleared to start at DHS, but football uncertain
State officials have given most Dartmouth High School fall sports the go-ahead — except for football, cheerleading, and unified basketball, according to a tweet posted from the school’s official sports Twitter account on Monday evening. Field hockey...
UMass Dartmouth likely to ‘perish,’ according to new analysis
An analysis by a New York University professor has UMass Dartmouth listed as one of five Massachusetts colleges that are likely to “perish.” In a blog post , Prof. Scott Galloway built a quadrant-style breakdown of more than 400 U.S. colleges and...
Fall sports suspended, winter season delayed for UMass Dartmouth
UMass Dartmouth will not be holding a fall athletics season. The Little East Conference announced Tuesday it would not conduct regular season conference competitions or championships for fall sports during the fall 2020 semester. This affects six...
GNB Voc-Tech to hold socially distanced graduation August 8
GNB Voc-Tech will hold its Class of 2020 graduation ceremony on Saturday, August 8 after the event was approved by the New Bedford Board of Health, according to a statement from the school. Strict health and safety guidelines will be enforced for...
School officials lean toward half capacity, alternating weeks
Could Dartmouth students come to school on alternate weeks? Students at the Dartmouth Public Schools may be looking at this and other possibilities for in-person learning this fall as administrators explore their options to ensure safety amid the...
UMass international students won’t be affected by new visa rules
UMass Dartmouth international students will not be affected by new US immigration rules requiring in-person classes for student visas to remain valid, according to outgoing Chancellor Robert Johnson. Johnson wrote a letter to the campus community...
UMass Dartmouth receives grant to support clean energy
UMass Dartmouth was awarded a $100,000 grant by the Baker-Polito Administration to be used for a feasibility study aimed at achieving carbon neutrality at the university by next decade. The study will fund the development of a Comprehensive Energy...
For schools, full reopening looks ‘impossible,’ says superintendent
Dartmouth’s Superintendent of Schools Dr. Bonny Gifford said at a July 6 School Committee meeting that a full return to in-person learning under current state guidelines this fall looks more or less “impossible” after officials weighed their options...
Bishop Stang announces fourth quarter Honor Roll
Bishop Stang High School has released its list of Dartmouth students who achieved an Honor Roll distinction for the fourth quarter. The high school has several Honor Roll tiers: President’s List, which requires an average of 95 or above and a 90 or...
Social distancing could come to Dartmouth schools this fall
Dartmouth's schools will look very different come the fall. Students and teachers wearing masks. Desks spaced at least three feet apart. These are just a couple of the new safety measures being discussed by Dartmouth school officials following the...
Tri-County Music Association awards scholarships to two Dartmouth musicians
The Tri-County Music Association’s has announced its winners of the John R. Pandolfi Scholarship. Among the five scholarship recipients are Dartmouth residents Pedro Silva and Drew Lassey. Since 1962, the association has awarded $12,000 per year to...
Leaving in the time of corona
After 36 years working in the Dartmouth Public School system, Potter Elementary School Principal Heidi Brooks will be retiring on June 30. But she can still be found working in the school’s office preparing for next year — despite the fact that no...
Parking lot party for retiring Potter principal Heidi Brooks
Have you ever seen a socially distanced conga line? How about a socially distanced conga line where everyone is wearing curly yellow wigs? Those who passed the Dartmouth High School on Monday afternoon may have come across such a sight, as teachers...
UMass Dartmouth Chancellor Johnson announces resignation
This article has been updated to show that Chancellor Johnson has accepted a position at Western New England University.
UMass Dartmouth Chancellor Robert Johnson announced June 11 that he will resign from his post after nearly three years...
Alumni association honors students with outdoor scholarship ceremony
The Dartmouth High Alumni Association usually holds a special ceremony for scholarship recipients this time of year, but concerns over Covid-19 cancelled that event. In spite of the restrictions and cancellations, the DHSAA was determined to honor...
Pandemic produce at Friends Academy
Gardening is a big part of student and staff learning at Friends Academy. Normally, students and staff use the garden to learn about composting, planting seeds, pest control, where food comes from, and even math. Now, due to restrictions brought by...
UMass student awarded National Science Foundation fellowship
UMass Dartmouth doctoral student Akira Harper has been awarded a 2020 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship for a project on science identity development among diverse learners, the school announced on June 8. A STEM Education...
Bishop Stang student recognized as Honor Society student of the year
Bishop Stang High School senior Zoelle Morrissey of New Bedford is the Massachusetts National Honor Society Student of the Year, according to a press release from the school. Morrissey was selected by the Massachusetts School Administrators’...
Class of 2020 holds virtual graduation
On what would have been their graduation day, Sunday, June 7, Dartmouth High seniors celebrated the first virtual graduation with a video compilation of students walking across stage to receive their diplomas. The traditional met the high-tech in a...
Dartmouth High sends off seniors in first-ever graduation parade
Colors, klaxons, and creativity replaced the usual pomp and circumstance at this year’s celebration of the Dartmouth High School Class of 2020 as the graduating seniors rolled out in the first-ever graduation day parade. Each student decorated their...
Bishop Stang postpones graduation to August 7
Bishop Stang High School has decided to forego a virtual graduation in favor of an in-person outdoors ceremony later this summer. The private Catholic school on Slocum Road postponed its May 27 commencement until August 7 in the hopes of holding a...
Dartmouth High names the top 10 students in the Class of 2020
Dartmouth High School has named the top 10 students of the Class of 2020. The students, who will be graduating in a remote ceremony on June 7, are as follows: Victor Goncalves , son of Raquel Bourguignon , who will study at Harvard University. John...
Parade sees princesses, superheroes come to town
Those enjoying the sunshine in Dartmouth on Sunday may have run into an unusual sight: A parade of princesses and superheroes driving all over town to bring a little joy to residents still stuck at home. Sixteen Dartmouth High and Middle schoolers...
New Early Childhood Director hired for Cushman School
The new Early Childhood Director for Cushman School has been named as Dr. Justine Dale, current principal at East Falmouth Elementary. Dale was introduced at a remote School Committee meeting on May 18. She will be taking over for current Cushman...
Virtual graduation, postponed prom for Dartmouth High seniors
Dartmouth High School’s class of 2020 will be graduating in a remote ceremony that will be filmed over the course of a week and then compiled into video for broadcast on June 7 — what would have been graduation day. The Senior Prom has also been...
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