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As principal of Dover Middle School, it is my pleasure to welcome you to our website. Dover Middle School is a grades 6 through 8 school serving the community and surrounding areas of Dover Plains and Wingdale. We are pleased to offer you this website as a communication tool as one of many ways in which we interact with parents, the community, and those seeking information about our school.

It is an honor for me to be a member of an experienced and dedicated staff that works hard to give each student an outstanding educational experience. We are completely committed to make a positive difference in the lives of our students.

As an educational team, we at Dover Middle School are dedicated to academic excellence and hold high expectations to ensure that each and every student will be a successful, 21st century learner and thinker. We are devoted to creating a safe and positive learning environment where staff and students promote and model responsible, respectful behavior in order to create the best learning opportunities for our students.

Along with academic excellence, the Dover Middle School is also committed to the social and emotional needs of our students. We offer site-based counseling and students participate in an anti-bullying program named OLWEUS. We encourage students to be kind and take a stand against bullying. In addition, we follow four important rules, (1) we will not bully others; (2) we will try to help students who are bullied; (3) we will try to include students who are left out; (4) if we know that somebody is being bullied, we will tell an adult at school and an adult at home.

Please browse the links provided for further information regarding our school and district. However, if additional information is needed, feel free to contact the school at (845) 877-5740 or email any staff member directly.

Kindest regards, 

Henry Pollinger, Principal

(845) 877-5740 extension 1131



2018 NYS Assessments:

What Parents Need to Know

 DMS News

Your personalized brick will be installed along the Dover High School Entrance a greeting, in honor or in memory of a loved one or organization. To customize a brick with text and clip art, please order online at
December 19th from 2 pm until the late bus at 4:45 pm in the middle school cafeteria. Walk-in at any time! Click news title on web above for more information.
The Junior and Senior Honor Society will have a Wizard of Oz themed food drive for the Center of Compassion starting this week and ending Dec. 19th. The first homeroom to get to the Emerald City with 100 cans will win a "munchkin" party!
As you may know, a member of our community, Christopher Vincent, has recently passed away, after being diagnosed with ALS 3 years ago. Aside from the emotional toll this has taken on his wife and 12 year old daughter, there is a financial burden as well.
Substitute training will take place on December 18, 2018 from 10-11 am in the MS/HS Library Conference room. There is no need to register in advance.

 DMS Events

  • December 2018 Friday - December 14, 2018
    • MS/HS Picture Re-take Day Auditorium
  • January 2019 Thursday - January 3, 2019
    • Music Boosters Meeting 7:00 PMMS Band Room
    Friday - January 25, 2019
    • DCMEA All-County at Beacon
    Saturday - January 26, 2019
    • DCMEA All-County at Beacon
  • February 2019 Thursday - February 7, 2019
    • Music Boosters Meeting 7:00 PMMS Band Room

Dover Middle School   2368 Route 22   Dover Plains, NY 12522   Phone: (845) 877-5740   Fax: (845) 877-5749

The Dover Union Free School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities.  
The following people have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Donna Basting, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Staff Development, and Technology
2368 Route 22, Dover Plains, NY  12522
845-877-5700 x1233 

Genie Angelis, High School Principal
2368 Route 22, Dover Plains, NY  12522
845-877-5700 x1143

For further information on notice of non-discrimination, visit for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.

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