Teachers Start the 2018 – 2019 School Year

Dennis-Yarmouth teachers and support staff returned to school on Tuesday, August 28th, one week prior to the students’ first day.  Getting rooms ready, participating in professional development and catching up with colleagues signaled the end of summer.  Recognizing births, an engagement, an announced pregnancy, new teachers, new positions and receiving professional status was all part of Celebrating Mattacheese.

A school is not a school without the students.  Now we look forward to September 4th when we welcome our incoming 6th graders and welcome back our seventh graders. It’s going to be a great year!




School Resource Officers’ Network

On Monday, August 27th over fifty civic and community-minded people including District Attorney Michael O’Keefe,  Assistant District Attorney Eileen Moriarty, Dennis Chief of Police Peter DiMatteo, Yarmouth Police Chief Frank Frederickson, Superintendent of Dennis-Yarmouth Schools Carol Woodbury, D-Y school principals and assistant principals, School Resource Officers from around the Cape, and representatives of many community programs. Thank you to all who attended and contributed to the event with special thanks to SRO Pasquarosa who organized the Kick-Off Seminar.



Student Leadership at Mattacheese

Nineteen seventh grade students volunteered to come back to school early in order to give tours to incoming 6th grade students and other students new to Mattacheese.  They are part of the MMS Student Leadership program made up of 8 Executive Board Members and 14 Ambassadors. Thank you for your involvement. Sixth grade students will be invited to apply to become Ambassadors later in the year.

We look forward to welcoming  all of our students on the first day of school on Tuesday, September 4th!  See you then.


Four New Dolphins are Welcomed to Mattacheese!

Mattacheese is very excited to introduce our four new teachers to the MMS family. From left to right are: Ms. Ellis (EL), Ms. Jones (7th Grade ELA), Ms. Goydas (Reading) and Ms. Greer (6th Grade ELA).  As part of our New Teacher Orientation our staff gave the new teachers a “shower.” Learning, laughter and lunch was a great welcome and a perfect introduction for everyone.


iPads Are Ready For Students- Pay Online Today

Welcome back to school! iPads are ready for students, so if students pay in advance, they will be able to get them the first week of school or shortly thereafter.  Posted on the District page and on the MMS page are the necessary documents and a simple way to pay online. It’s always available under Parent/Student resources, but if you follow this link https://unipaygold.unibank.com/customerinfo.aspx or  click on the red banner at the top of the page now, you can get there quick and easy. Don’t wait- Help your student start the year off on the right foot.

Above and Beyond the Call of Duty!

In the blistering heat of summer Dr. Salas and Ms. Travers took it upon themselves to work on the MMS Fish Pond in the quad.  With the sun beating down, they pulled out overgrown reeds, back-washed the water and watched the frogs jumping in and out of the pond. There was a very active and happy response from the fish and frogs.

It is a wonderful thing when people see a need, roll up their sleeves and take care of it.  Thank you ladies for caring, giving up your time, and making a difference!