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Our Dennis Township Community and Beyond Came Together

Once again, the Dennis Township community and beyond came together to provide a full Thanksgiving dinner for 20 district families. Staff and students donated Thanksgiving staples which were then collected, organized, and divided up by Student Government members. Dennisville United Methodist Church and Parkway South Seventh Day Adventist Church of Marmora donated complete meals, and a big thank you goes out to Friend in Need and Community Thrift of South Seaville for the generous grocery gift cards to supplement the meals. As always, it’s a true community affair and we are appreciative of all who donated. Happy Thanksgiving! #dtschoolsrock
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Veteran Visits

Mrs. Powell’s preschool class learned all about Veterans Day from two special Veterans! Commander Chris Gable and Sergeant Fred Marx spent time teaching about their jobs in the Air Force and the Army. They even brought some really cool gear and badges for an extra fun hands-on experience! #dtschoolsrock
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Family Affair

It's truly a family affair here in DT when we celebrate our ESP and teachers of the year! It was a very special day. Congratulations to all! #dtschoolsrock
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PS ESP & Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to the primary school's educational support person of the year, Jessica Stewart, and the teacher of the year, Gina Sakenas! #dtschoolsrock
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Mission & Vision

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Mission Statement
The Dennis Township School District is committed to an exemplary educational program that inspires and prepares life-long learners who contribute to society as caring, productive, and responsible individuals.
Our Vision
At Dennis Township Schools, students make the connection to life-long learning. Academically, students are both nurtured and challenged as they explore an array of disciplines through a variety of opportunities. We design curriculum to foster the development of skills that will enable students to function effectively in a rapidly changing global and technological society. Teachers base instruction on the firm belief that every student can learn.
Physically, students are protected within a safe school environment where respect for the individual and an appreciation of diversity are of utmost importance. In addition, students are supported and encouraged to develop health practices that will enable them to live a full, active, and energetic life.
Socially, students are valued and respected for both their unique qualities and their youthful perspective. The students, their parents, the school staff, and the local community realize that education is a responsibility shared by all.
Emotionally, students are encouraged to take pride in their accomplishments whether they are academic, artistic, athletic, personal, or career-related. The development of self-esteem, personal responsibility, and self-respect is integrated into every aspect of the school experience.
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Primary School Teacher & ESP of the Year 22-23


Gina Sakenas
Jessica Stewart
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Elementary/Middle School Teacher & ESP of the Year 22-23


Alison Curvan
Diane VanArtsdalen
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Mrs. Tanner’s Memorial Dedication

Dennis Township Schools remembered one of its finest teachers as it dedicated a memorial to Mrs. Debbie Tanner. Mrs. Tanner taught in the district for 37 years, mostly and famously in eighth grade math. Countless students and generations have learned, loved, and truly understood math thanks to Mrs. Tanner. Her thorough teaching approach taught students not only the how’s of math, but the whys. Mrs. Tanner wanted everyone, students and fellow colleagues, to reach for their best and prided herself on helping them accomplish it. The infinity memorial symbolizes the never ending, a line that never ends, and eternal development and balance, and truly represents the legacy Mrs. Tanner has left on the school, students, and staff of Dennis Township, mathematically and beyond. Dennis Township Education Association designed, ordered, and provided the memorial, which maintenance staff installed. Surrounding hardscaping was provided by a retired colleague of Mrs. Tanners, making it a true community effort. Friends and family spoke of Mrs. Tanner’s infamous morning math, pride in her family, sense of humor, years of coaching, constant supply of tea and Diet Coke, and sincere impact on all she encountered to an audience of family, former students who were also family, former students who became colleagues, colleagues, and administrators. As the memorial dedication came to a close, colleagues and family reminisced on all that Mrs. Tanner had taught them, smiled, and headed back into the building where Mrs. Tanner’s husband, Mark, joked that Debbie would have still been holed up in, tutoring students long after the bell rang.
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