Welcome to Pierre S. duPont Middle School, home of the Panthers. I am Kim Gibbs, the Principal of PSDMS. The mission of the Brandywine School District is to embrace, inspire, and challenge every student every day. At P.S. duPont Middle School, the mission of the district guides our vision to provide a welcoming environment where students are empowered to become respectful, responsible, and engaged citizens. Our vision represents our values as a school community. The way we plan to get there is through our Core Values: Respectful, Responsible, Engaged, and Empowered. These values help communicate our purpose and guide our decisions. They align with our school initiatives and district goals.
The faculty and staff at PSDMS believe in cultivating all students to be stronger and more confident leaders (empowered). We commit to motivating our students to be accountable for their own academic and behavioral endeavors (responsible). We believe in creating a welcoming learning environment where individual differences are embraced and appreciated (respectful). Finally, we commit to providing an environment where our students can positively and fully be involved in our school community (engaged).
Middle school is a big transition for students, at PSDMS we include social-emotional learning daily. SEL skills have a positive impact and improve academic outcomes as well as classroom behavior. This year we will strategically work with our students to further develop skills in responsible decision making. Considering everything our students have experienced over the past few months it is important now more than ever for them to know how to make constructive choices, based on ethical and social standards and safety.
We look forward to partnering with you as we make PSDMS the best middle school in the universe!
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