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Mission & Vision

Mission Statement: Our mission at Dana Middle School is to provide a cognitively engaging environment that will support all students in becoming socially responsible, intellectually curious, and college and career ready individuals.


Vision Statement: The Dana Middle School vision is a school where students believe they have the ability to achieve academically, socially, and personally. Dana Mariners will become involved, responsible members of the community and will make choices that lead to a meaningful, productive, and rewarding life.


Schoolwide Learner Outcomes:

Dana Mariners are...


Problem Solvers who…

  • Apply reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills and strategies to problem solve.

  • Use critical thinking skills to evaluate evidence and to justify assertions academically and in the real world.

  • Work collaboratively, considering diverse perspectives, to achieve a common goal.


Resilient Individuals who...

  • Persevere through adversity while seeking to inspire themselves, their community, and the world.

  • Embody empathy, respect, and responsibility to establish a positive school culture and community.

  • Adapt to the evolution of technology and demonstrate technological and media literacy proficiency.


Intellectually Curious Students who...

  • Communicate ideas effectively through writing, speaking, and presenting.

  • Seek answers to academic and social questions while striving to have a positive impact on their community and society.

  • Integrate technology as they generate questions and solutions to real-world issues, while also evaluating the credibility of various forms of media.


Determined and Goal-Oriented Leaders who...

  • Use a growth mindset to take risks that allows them to develop innovative ideas.

  • Demonstrate effective self-monitoring and self-regulating skills, while setting goals and high expectations for themselves.

  • Develop a deep drive and motivation to succeed academically and personally.


Empowered Citizens who...

  • Advocate for their learning, growth, and development both academically and socially.

  • Believe in themselves and have a growth mindset with the unwavering belief that they can and will grow academically, socially, and personally.

  • Are confident in their abilities and skills they have mastered at Dana Middle School.