Introducing the MMS Student Newscast…

From left: Aiden Green, Keegan Gallagher, Mrs. Fedele, Parker Donovan

Seventh grade students Aiden Green, Keegan Gallagher, and Parker Donovan worked with the MMS Technology Coach, Mrs. Fedele to create the first Mattacheese Newscast. The students researched and authored the stories, video recorded the newscasts with the green screen, and edited the footage.  The result was a nine minute update on MMS current events including the fall dance, sports wrap up, and an author visit from Lauren Wolk.  All MMS students viewed the newscast in advisory classes this week.  Click here to watch Episode One.  We are looking forward to the next episode!



Yearbooks On Sale Now


2017-18 Mattacheese Middle School Yearbooks are on sale now.  Please place your order by December 15th.  There are two ways to order:

  1. Order & pay online at     Search for Mattacheese or Use Code: 3730118
  2. Bring in an order form with payment.  Orders may be turned in at lunch this week or submitted to the office.  Download an order form here: yearbook orders

Lunch and Fresh Air Time

Following Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) guidelines, Mattacheese Middle School changed the lunch structure to improve supervision and maximize positive social experiences for all students. This new structure allows teachers to address student needs and better track behaviors. Prior to the Thanksgiving break, the students chose the 8 students with whom they wanted to sit.  The location of the tables was assigned.

Fresh air time changed to a walk and talk which afforded students more time outside in a larger area. Walking facilitates appropriate social interaction. It also promotes healthy, socialization with peers outside of their core friend group. As always, students can choose to stay in the cafeteria or go outside.

PBIS is also known as the Dolphin Way. It is used in all of the D-Y schools using guidelines that best respond to student age and maturity. Since this new structure was implemented we have seen positive results both in the cafeteria and outside. It maximizes routine, structure and predictability. We want the lunch experience to be a warm and welcoming environment for all of our students.

Please feel free to call, email or set up an appointment if you would like to discuss any of your concerns.


 Main Office  508-778-7979

2017 MIAA Football State Championships

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Congratulations to our own DY High School football team who made it to the 2017 MIAA Football State Championships.  The game will be played at Gillette Stadium on Saturday, December 2nd vs. West Springfield High School.  The game starts at 3:30.

Go Dolphins!


Trending Now In Massachusetts ~ What Parents Need to Know

Across the state, schools have noticed a new trend for teens called vaping or juuling.   We would like to provide you with some information about this new danger.  At MMS, we feel it is important to educate our students and families about the dangers facing our teens today.  Below are two links to recent articles on this new statewide trend.

Vaping and Your Teen: What Parents Need To Know

‘Juuling’: The most widespread phenomenon you’ve never heard of

Calling All Mattacheese Parents, Wixon Parents and Community Members

Do you have questions about the Mattacheese Middle School Building (and Wixon Innovation School) Project?

Those questions can be answered on Wednesday, November 15th in the D-Y High School Library at 7:00 pm.  We want everyone to feel fully informed on where we are and where we’re headed.

Please join us at 7:00 pm in the high school library.  Your opinion counts.