David W. Dennis Intermediate School

 

 

     Latest News          

  • NWEA testing is taking place for our 7th and 8th grade from December 5-9. Please come to school rested and ready to show us what you know!
  • Wednesday, December 21 - PBIS Reward @The Skate. All students who receive no referrals between November 28 and December 20 are eligible to attend our Reward at the Skate. 5th/6th graders will go in the morning and 7th/8th greaders in the afternoon. The cost is $3 and must be returned to school with the permission slip that was sent home with students by December 16.
  • Thursday, December 22-Friday, January 6; NO SCHOOL, Winter Break
  • Yearbook orders are now being taken! Watch for flyers to come home with students or order online at YBPay.lifetouch.com.
  • Progress Reports for the 2nd grading period were sent home with students during the week of November 7. Click HERE for additional information about ISTEP Perspective resources to assist your student(s) with important skills.
  • Good luck to all of our winter sports teams (Basketball, Wrestling) during their season! Check out the athletics page and the calendar page on this website for game schedules. Go Bulldogs!

     School Information     

Dennis Intermediate School
serving grades 5 through 8

Principal: Richard Bryant

Assistant Principal: Dawn Claghorn

Volunteer Background Checks are required for any adult wanting to help at school functions, including chaperoning field trips, mentoring, and other events. Please complete this form and turn it into the office as it takes several weeks for processing. (Español)

     Hours     

Building Opens: 7:45 am
Breakfast Served: 7:45 am - 8:15 am
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:15 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday (Early Release): 8:15 am - 2:49 pm
2-Hour Delay: 10:15 am - 3:30 pm
If Richmond Community Schools has a two-hour delay on a Tuesday, students will be dismissed at the regular time (3:30 pm).
 
     Meals     
 
Breakfast and Lunch are served free of charge to all Dennis students thanks to a federal grant.
Click here for monthly menus.
An additional slice of pizza on Little Caesar's/Domino's days may be purchased for $1.50
 
     Arrival and Dismissal     
 
For the safety of our students, please drop off and pick up on the school side of the street so they do not have to cross traffic.
 
Students enter the south end of the building at the cafeteria entrance (Door #4) from 7:45 - 8:15 am. After 8:15, please enter the front of the building (Door #1).
 
Car riders & walkers are dismissed at 3:30 pm (2:49 Tuesday) through Door #1.
 
     Positive Behavior Expectations (PBIS)     

Dennis Intermediate School staff is student centered and follows a standards based curriculum designed to meet the needs of all of our students. 

Applied skills class (Success time) at the end of each day allows time for a teacher to work with a small group of students and develop a strong positive relationship. 

Dennis Intermediate School fosters:

  • Trust
  • Respect
  • Personal responsibility
  • Active listening
  • No put downs
  • And personal best each day
   
PAWS Power at D.I.S.
  • Practice Respect
  • Accept Responsibility
  • Work Together
  • Safety Matters
     Counselor's Corner     
 
  Check out the link below for Twenty-First Century Scholars! http://www.in.gov/21stcenturyscholars/index.htm

     Mission Statement     

Dennis Intermediate School fosters curiosity, academic achievement, responsible citizenship, a safe environment, parental and community involvement, and an interest in life-long learning.

La Secundaria Dennis fomenta curiosidad, exito academico, ciudadania responsable, un ambiente seguro, apoyo de los padres y la comunidad, y una interes en aprendizaje de por vida.