WISH

The DMS Wish-Our Community Agreement


We greatly value relationships at Deans Mill School. Our community agreement is called The DMS Wish. The purpose of the community agreement is to set clear expectations for student behavior, learning, and relationships at our school. The DMS Wish was created by students and staff to foster a respectful learning environment where students work together and accept others. At the start of the school year, The DMS Wish is reviewed in grade level assemblies with all students. As a component of The DMS Wish, students and classes are rewarded for positive behavior.

The Four Parts of The DMS Wish Include:

Work Together

I treat others the way I want to be treated

Be Safe

Have fun

Through focusing on positive behavioral supports, students are reinforced for following the DMS Wish through our “bucket filling program” where students earn pom-poms to help fill their classrooms budget in different locations. Our bucket filling program is based on the book "Have you Filled a Bucket Today?" by Carol McLoud.


Students look forward to Bucket Challenges and filling their classroom bucket to earn interactive activities with school administration. Some of most popular activities that students like to do with Ms. McCurdy and Mr. Bousquet include: Read-Alouds, Gaga Ball, Classroom game, Art Class or PE class!

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