Welcome to TW Kelly Dirigo Middle School.

DMS

Welcome to TW Kelly Dirigo Middle School. We are located in the western foothills of Maine in the town of Dixfield. As one of three middle schools in RSU #10, we have approximately 160 students in grades 6 though 8 with 25 staff who operate under the middle school philosophy. Students not only take classes in math, science, social studies, and language arts, but they also enjoy music, physical education, health, art, and industrial arts. Additional staff members offer special education, gifted education, guidance, and library services.

This year marks my first year as principal at T.W. Kelly Dirigo Middle School. For the past six years, I have been the principal of Dirigo High School, and now I am the principal of both schools. I am excited about the challenge of being the new principal at TWKDMS, and I look forward to helping our school become a great place for our students to learn.

I am always ready to discuss our school and our programs, and I encourage you to stop by and visit.

Michael Poulin

Principal

T.W. Kelly Dirigo Middle School

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2015-16 School Goals

Goal 1: TWKDMS will implement the following GEAR UP initiatives: 1.) advisory programming 2.) best practices in high stakes testing 3.) best practices in middle school/high school transition 4.) utilizing technology for career and post-secondary exploration.

Goal 2: TWKDMS will implement a school-wide system of student recognition for its Positive Behavior and Intervention Support (PBIS) program.

Goal 3: The school will have a well-defined and publicized plan to implement a standards-based education (SBE) system of curriculum, instructional design, learning, grading and reporting.