Dorothy McElhinney Middle

Dorothy McElhinney Middle

Mr. Howard Dimler, Interim Principal


Welcome to Dorothy McElhinney Middle School. As the incoming Principal, I feel privileged to serve at such a highly regarded school. I am looking forward to partnering with all community stakeholders in preparing our students through rigorous academic programs, participation in the arts, and extra-curricular opportunities for a successful transition to high school.
The Colt culture of a tight knit supportive community is what we strive to uphold. The academic success of Dorothy McElhinney Middle School is not accidental, but a result of the hard work and dedication of students, staff, and parents. DMMS continues to commit to the balancing of students through exposure to the Visual and Performing Arts. The arts are addressed through both integration within the regular curriculum and focused study on the various arts in and of themselves. Students will be exposed to regular, standards-based instruction in each of the five Disciplines: dance, visual art, computer art, drama, and music. Our staff is committed to the power of the arts in the lives of our students. Furthermore, it is our goal to encourage personal physical development beyond Physical Education through the expansion of extra-curricular athletic opportunities. We believe that a balanced education with a strong academic core and opportunities for artistic and physical expression will equip students for the 21st Century. 

We are pleased to offer this web site to you, students, parents, and community members, as an informative tool. Also, we encourage community members, with prospective students, to browse the site to assist you in making an informed decision when considering bringing your child here to DMMS. The site is filled with valuable information including registration materials, activities calendars, school procedures, student expectations, links to staff email addresses, and the Aeries Grade Portal. It is our hope that you will find our website useful and informative. 

Once again, it is my privilege to welcome you to another great year here at Dorothy McElhinney Middle School. 

Howard Dimler






Last Modified on August 28, 2013