Welcome to the Dover-Sherborn Middle School PTO Website!

Why is our PTO called POSITIVE?

It is an acronym for:

Parents Offering Support In Time Involvement Volunteering Enthusiasm.

What is POSITIVE's Purpose?

POSITIVE is organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes including:

      • Strengthening communications and understanding between and among the students, staff, parents and community members of the Dover-Sherborn Middle School.

      • Providing a means for parents to meet one another and with representatives of the school.

      • Considering matters of common interest affecting the students and the school.

      • Providing a source of services for the administration, teaching and support staff and to call for membership assistance in activities of the school.

      • Providing funds for curriculum enrichment and supplemental classroom materials.

Here are just a few things that POSITIVE does:

      • Sponsors Parent Educational Forums.

      • Helps design and compile the school directory.

      • Chaperones and provides food for school dances.

      • Sponsors the teachers back to school and end of year appreciation luncheons.

As a parent of DSMS you are a member of POSITIVE. Please consider being an active member.


The Middle School Math Department Received 9 Interactive HP Elite Laptops to Fortify Excellence in Remote Learning from POSITIVE Grant.

To best support remote learning in Mathematics, these interactive laptops enable teachers to write/draw on the screen and enable real time explanations of complex topics. Karen Raymond, shared that these interactive laptops are connected to a smartboard which allows them to be sharable in Zoom. This helps facilitate explanations and discussions with students.

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On November 30th, during a teachers' professional development day, POSITIVE provided lunch to all our Middle School teachers and administrators to thank them for their dedication to their students and their work as educators during this incredibly difficult year.

A special thanks to the Marissa Chiaruttini and the POSITIVE hospitality team on providing a beautiful spread.

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If you would like to make a donation, you may either click the donate button


make your check payable to POSITIVE and mail to Dover-Sherborn Middle School at 155 Farm Street, Dover, MA 02030.