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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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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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Future Ready Schools New Jersey Bronze Tier Certification

The Dennis Township School District is proud to announce that we have officially been awarded the Future Ready Schools New Jersey Bronze Tier Certification!   We have also earned the distinction of being the first school in Cape May County to achieve this honor!  The 2019 Future Ready Schools NJ Awards Ceremony will be held at the NJSBA Workshop conference in Atlantic City on October 22nd.  Congratulations to our Future Ready team for all your hard work and commitment to assure that the Dennis Township School District is not only ready for today, but also preparing for tomorrow! 
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DTEA ESP of the Year

Congratulations to Scott Schwartz, who was nominated by his colleagues from the Dennis Township School District, as the 2021 NJEA Educational Support Person of the year. Scott has worked at Dennis Township Schools for the past nine years. He is a dedicated member of the maintenance staff and is always working hard to make sure the school runs smoothly and looks beautiful. Scott is always very kind and helpful no matter what is asked of him throughout the day, he is truly our “Jack of all Trades” who quickly saves the day with a smile on his face. Scott always goes above and beyond to help any and all in our school community! Congratulations Scott and thank you for all you do!
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