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Banner year: Dartmouth High basketball shines at unveiling of Indian banner
The Dartmouth High boys’ basketball team rolled past Apponequet on Jan. 31 at a game where school officials also unveiled a new banner honoring the school’s Indian logo. The banner features the logo — designed by former football star and Aquinnah...
Under pressure: DeMello students learn about air pressure at Mad Science show
These days, students can be under a lot of pressure to succeed. But on Monday, Jan. 23, kids at DeMello School learned that pressure can also be a blast. The lesson came as part of a mad science show titled “Up, up and away” presented by “Jolting”...
Bed Bath & Beyond to close Dartmouth store
Four running for School Committee as candidates file for April election
Banner year: Dartmouth High basketball shines at unveiling of Indian banner
Suspected ‘Conch shell killer’ sentenced to prison for unrelated tire-iron assault
Medal for honor: Resident recognized by military for community service
Marylou’s Coffee opens Dartmouth store
Episcopal Church fights cold weather with hot chili
‘Bistro Babes’ sell jewelry to benefit autism charity
Fourth-quarter comeback leads Dartmouth over Apponequet
Sheriff hires expert to study jail suicides
Police request middle school parents stage on Hawthorne Street
The police department’s traffic safety division is asking parents dropping their kids off at Dartmouth Middle Schools to no longer stage on Slocum Road south of Hawthorne Street. The request comes as police say traffic supervisors have been dealing...
School Committee appoints board to evaluate superintendent candidates
As the departure of Superintendent Dr. Bonny Gifford approaches, the Dartmouth School Committee appointed a subcommittee at its Jan. 23 meeting to review applicants to the important position. The 13-member committee will narrow the pool of...
Dartmouth High guidance counselor sues for sexual harassment, retaliation
A guidance counselor at Dartmouth High has filed a lawsuit against the school district, a former assistant principal, and the former principal for allegations of sexual discrimination and retaliation. The suit, filed by a New Bedford attorney on...
UMass Dartmouth to host ‘iGen’ author Jean Twenge
On Feb. 2, UMass Dartmouth will host a talk by acclaimed author and Professor of Psychology at San Diego State University, Dr. Jean Twenge. Twenge will discuss her book “iGen: Why Today's Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More...
Updated: School Committee eyes major upcoming projects
Some big-ticket projects might be on the horizon for Dartmouth's public schools as the School Committee discussed its five-year capital improvement plan at its Jan. 9 meeting. The largest of these projects will be the replacement of the Dartmouth...
Over 20 Dartmouth students make Dean's List at Bridgewater State
Twenty-two Dartmouth students studying at Bridgewater State University were named to the school’s Dean’s List following the fall semester. The students are: Alyssa Aguiar, Palmer K. Biddle, Madison L. Borowicz, Aileen M. Boyle, Abby E. Cabral, Molly...
Court of honor: Dartmouth High dedicates basketball court to beloved coach
Dartmouth High sports fans filled the school’s gymnasium on Saturday, Jan. 7 for a dedication ceremony for the school’s basketball court. The court was christened the Coach Steve Gaspar Court after the 28-year veteran head coach who retired in 2013...
School district begins ‘Portrait of a Learner’ design work
Dartmouth Public Schools has kicked off a community-wide effort to develop its “Portrait of a Learner” — a graphic representation that identifies the skills and knowledge that students will develop throughout their journey as a public-school student...
School Committee appoints Kiely as interim superintendent
With the departure of Dartmouth Superintendent Dr. Bonny Gifford just a few months away , the School Committee voted unanimously to appoint Assistant Superintendent of Finance and Operations James Kiely as the interim superintendent at its meeting...
‘Setting an example’: Dartmouth High wins computer science grant
Dartmouth High was awarded a $10,000 grant from Code.org at a press conference on Monday, Dec. 5, to help develop the school’s computer science program. Dartmouth was one of 102 schools nationwide to receive such grants from the nonprofit, which...
Quinn School announces name of new lion mascot
Students and staff at James Quinn Elementary gathered in the school’s gym on Monday, Nov. 21 for one reason — to find out the name of their new mascot, the Lion. The proud pride roared with approval as the name was announced, having been chosen from...
Dartmouth High Theater Co. to present ‘Matilda’ this weekend
The Dartmouth High Theater Company will return to the stage this weekend with a production of Matilda the Musical. The show, which was adapted to a musical in 2010 from a Roald Dahl book by the same name, was recently made available for high school...
UMassD named one of nation's most environmentally responsible colleges
For the 11th-straight year, UMass Dartmouth has been named one of the nation's most environmentally responsible colleges, according to The Princeton Review Guide to Green Colleges. The Princeton Review chose the schools in the guide based on its...
Honors students help pets with spikes, sets
Dartmouth National Honors Society students held a volleyball tournament at the high school on Monday night, Nov. 21 raising over $2,000 for the local humane society, according to the organizers. The fundraiser is an annual event that has been...
DeMello students prepare clothing donation for needy kids
Fourth graders at DeMello School spent their recess period helping children in need on Friday, Nov. 18 as the class's student council prepared dozens of bags of children’s clothes for donation. The clothes — which were donated by students’ families...
Families reflect on history of Thanksgiving at fall festival
There was hospitality and history aplenty at Cushman School Saturday, as families packed its cafeteria for the first annual Fall Festival put on by the DeMello/Cushman Parent Teacher Organization. PTO president Meredith Wilkinson said the idea came...
Dartmouth High musicians to perform music of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra
The Dartmouth High orchestra will be performing the music of the Trans-Siberian orchestra at the Zeiterion Theater in New Bedford on Dec. 20. Under the direction of Heather Church and Michael Daniels, the show will feature the DHS Orchestra, with...
Children's Circle preschoolers celebrate Thanksgiving with crafts, music
Though it’s still a week away, the preschoolers at the Children's Circle Nursery Scho o l are very much ready for Thanksgiving. The students, clad in turkey headwear, conducted their yearly presentation on Nov. 17 at the Dartmouth Congregational...
Dartmouth High renewed as Special Olympics National Banner School
Dartmouth High was recognized for its spirit of inclusivity on Thursday, Nov. 10, when it was officially renewed as a National Banner Unified Champion School by the Special Olympics. The designation is given only to schools that run unified sports...
Another year, another national championship for Dartmouth High marching band
The Dartmouth dynasty continues. For the sixth time since 2016, the Dartmouth High marching band and color guard have returned from the Meadowlands as national champions, the 11th US Bands title in program history. “T hey had a great performance...
5K to benefit veterans
On Friday, Nov. 11, UMass Dartmouth will host the first annual Run for Veterans 5K on campus. The run is being conducted by the Student Veterans Assistance Office, in collaboration with the UMass Dartmouth Student Activities, Involvement, and...
Dartmouth High students place among top three in MassDOT video contest
Two groups of Dartmouth High students have placed inside the top three entries for the 2022 MassDOT Safe Streets Smart Trips High School Video Contest, media teacher Robert Perrotti announced. Students Nathaniel Jacquart, Robert Magner, and William...
Dartmouth High Music Department to host mattress sale fundraiser Nov. 12
Dartmouth High School Music Department will be hosting a one-day Mattress Fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The sale will be held in the Dartmouth High School Cafeteria, which will be transformed into a mattress showroom for the...
Bishop Stang collects over 10,000 pounds of food with Rock-a-Thon
Student members of Bishop Stang High School’s National Honor Society recently held their annual Rock-a-Thon to help community food pantries ease local families’ food insecurity, school officials announced. Students alternately rocked in rocking...
Superintendent Gifford to retire next year
The search is on for a new superintendent of Dartmouth’s public schools. After eight years on the job, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Bonny Gifford announced during Monday night’s School Committee meeting that she will be retiring from the position...
Dartmouth Marching Band shines at home show
The Dartmouth High Marching Band was in a class of its own at its home show on Saturday night, Oct. 16, earning the highest score of any band at the competition. “The students did really well on Saturday,” said Band Director Ian Flint. “We’ve got a...
Dartmouth High creates new business and technology department
Dartmouth High School is repackaging some of its academic departments this year to group together some of its more modern classes. The new department, called the “Business, Innovation and Technology Department,” includes subjects such as business,...
Dartmouth High media program expands sports coverage
Lights, camera, action, sports! The Dartmouth High media department is expanding its coverage of school sports in partnership with DCTV, giving students the opportunity to film, edit, and even commentate live on the air. The new initiative is part...
UMass Dartmouth, Amherst win modern architecture award
UMassBRUT, a collaborative campaign between UMass Dartmouth and UMass Amherst, has received a Docomomo US Modernism in America Inventory/Survey Award of Excellence for its efforts to raise awareness and appreciation of the significant Brutalist...
Dartmouth residents among eight Bishop Stang students recognized for exam scores
Eight Bishop Stang students, including two Dartmouth residents, were recognized by the College Board or National Merit Scholarship organizations for their results in standardized tests. Six students earned academic honors from the College Board...
Dartmouth Schools show mixed results on standardized tests
Dartmouth Public Schools mostly bounced back on standardized test scores last year following a drop off in scores in the year after the Covid pandemic. The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education released the results from its...
UMass Dartmouth promotes diversity with STEM4Girls program
Girls from across the Southcoast gathered at UMass Dartmouth on Saturday, Oct. 1, for a day of “hands-on, minds-on activity” as the university hosted its 10th-annual STEM4Girls Day. Chandra Orrill, Director of UMass Dartmouth’s Kaput Center for...
UMass Dartmouth grad student employees seek to unionize
Graduate student employees at UMass Dartmouth have begun a push to unionize last week as part of what organizers called a “last resort” to improve compensation and working conditions at the university. “The bottom line is that UMass graduate...
Dartmouth High unveils plaque honoring history of Indian logo
Dartmouth school officials, tribal members, and community leaders appeared in twin ceremonies at the high school and stadium on Friday, Sept. 23 to unveil a plaque honoring the history of the school’s Indian logo and the positive traits it is meant...
UMass Dartmouth ranks high in social mobility
The U.S. News & World Report 2023 College Rankings released earlier this month place UMass Dartmouth in the top 100 schools nationwide for the upward social mobility of its students. Among national universities, UMass Dartmouth was ranked #69...
Bishop Stang Theater Co. to celebrate women authors with Nov. play
The Bishop Stang Theater Company will celebrate two American women authors at its November performance. The company will present “Little Women” by Louisa May Alcott in a dramatic adaptation by Thomas Hischak. The coming-of-age story brings to life...
Dartmouth High to unveil plaque honoring native history at Sept. football game
On Sept. 23, Dartmouth High School will unveil a plaque honoring “the history of the Dartmouth Indian logo and our Native American neighbors” that will be displayed in the school’s foyer. The plaque will initially be revealed during a private...
UMass Dartmouth opens $1.2 million Biodegradability Lab in New Bedford
NEW BEDFORD — UMass Dartmouth held an opening ceremony for its new biodegradability lab on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at its School for Marine Science & Technology in New Bedford. The lab will support the development of biodegradable and ocean-safe...
UMass Dartmouth gets $750K grant for life science lab equipment
UMass Dartmouth has been awarded a $750,000 grant from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center to add advanced technologies to the University’s laboratory spaces, the university announced Monday. The grant was part of the Baker-Polito Administration...
Ryans unite as Dartmouth High media program interviews new principal
New Dartmouth High Principal Ryan Shea joined DHS TV Media’s Ryan Arruda for a Ryan on Ryan interview just before the start of the school year. Arruda asked Shea about the “elephant in the room” — the school’s new cell phone policy — and how it will...
With pencils sharpened and backpacks packed, students return to school
It was all smiles as the buses rolled into the Potter School parking lot for the first day of school on Wednesday. As the students clambered off, ready to start the new year, Principal Rick Porter was there to greet each of them with a smile before...
UMass Dartmouth welcomes Class of 2026
Dartmouth’s freshest residents have arrived. Monday, Aug. 29 marked the first day of move-ins at UMass Dartmouth, with hundreds of incoming freshmen and their families carting bedding and mini fridges into the residence halls. Among the new Corsairs...
Dartmouth elementary schools preview updates ahead of new year
Dartmouth’s elementary schools are set to start the new school year on Aug. 31 and with only a week left before students return, staff and administrators are hard at work to put the finishing touches on updates to their schools. Here’s what’s new at...
Teens get hands on biotech experience through UMass internships
While some teens spend their summers at the beach, eight New Bedford High students spent theirs researching molecular biology and learning about gene therapy through an internship at UMass Dartmouth. Led by Professor Tracie Ferreira, the students...
School Committee backs stronger allergy policies after ‘mistakes made’
School policies around how to protect students with severe allergies were the subject of discussion at the Dartmouth School Committee’s Aug. 22 meeting. The policies have come under greater scrutiny because of an incident at the end of the last...
School Committee approves new athletics handbook, cell phone policy
The Dartmouth School Committee approved changes to the high school’s handbook at its Aug. 22 meeting, putting into effect updates to the cell phone policy and instituting a brand new athletics handbook. The athletics handbook has been a priority for...
A long and winding road for upcoming Dartmouth High class reunions
Twice delayed, graduates from Dartmouth High’s class of 1970 and ‘71 are ready to finally celebrate their golden anniversaries. Next month, the combined classes will meet for a night of fun and reminiscing at the Country Club of New Bedford,...
New Dartmouth High principal ‘giddy’ to get started at his alma mater
Dartmouth High School has a new principal this year and despite his only one-year tenure with the school, Ryan Shea is no stranger to the town. Shea grew up in Dartmouth and credits his public school education for his success as an educator and...
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