Team 6A

Welcome to Team 6A!

 Welcome to Doherty Middle School!  We look forward to a wonderful year together.   Our team is excited about helping your child make a great transition to middle school.  Your communication with us is valued and as in other years your child’s homeroom teacher is the primary contact for general information.  Let us take a moment to introduce ourselves:

Mrs. Elizabeth Farnham    Science      homeroom 114

Mrs. Christine Bronson  Math   homeroom 119

Mrs. Swati Sarkar  Language Arts    homeroom 184

 Mrs. Ann McNamee   Social Studies     Team Leader     Rm.182

Mrs. Amy Burt Learning Styles Specialist homeroom 180

Mrs. Ginny Morrison Instructional Assistant   Rm.119


Important Note :  E-mails are checked fairly regularly by teachers but our primary responsibility is to be with your children.    To that end, time sensitive information should be sent via the main office (978)-623-8750 or in a note to the homeroom teacher.  All dismissals or early releases should be sent with a note to the homeroom teacher.   Thank you!              

Keys to Success for the first few days of school:        

Lookout for lots of important forms!

Please fill out all of the necessary forms that are sent home.  The parent consent for  medical authorization, permission for photo/video, emergency contact form are just a few and we appreciate  you taking the time to complete them thoroughly.  You have already received a notice about the extracurricular program fee.  Many that want to participate have already paid this fee but the team wanted to remind you that the 100.00 fee is due.    Checks are to be made payable to Doherty Extracurricular Fund.

Also, school photo day is scheduled for Wednesday, September 17th..  Please look your best and be ready to smile for the camera!   

Off to a great start with school supplies       

Many of the students took advantage of the scholar supplies that were offered via the Parent Advisory Council over the summer and have received packets of supplies. Thank you to PAC for organizing this opportunity !  In the event that you did not choose to participate or are a new student to Doherty, a list of supplies is provided on the DMS webpage under Quicklinks. SCHOOL SUPPLIES

   Thank you very much to PAC for their hard work this summer in getting bags prepared.  Questions or concerns can be directed to Mona Goldthwaite at  

Do you know your schedule?  

Your child should go home with his/her schedule, a map of the school and a locker combination.  It is helpful to review this schedule, map and locker combo with your child.  We suggest that students make another copy of their schedule to keep at home. Lots of students like to type up their own for safe keeping! 

Snack Attack          

Eating a healthy snack helps!   Our team encourages all to pack  two healthy snacks each day and bring a water or juice to wash it down!  High sugar snacks like candy and soda are discouraged to avoid a mid morning crash in energy. Your cooperation and support are greatly appreciated.

Join us at Doherty    

We would love to meet you and talk further. Principal Wilson and the Doherty PAC have scheduled  the Grade Six Parent Forum  on ___________________ in the Viewing Room near the library.   Our Back to School Night will be held on the evening of Thursday, September 11th.   We look forward to seeing you there! 

Grade Level List of Scholar Supplies  Due Tuesday, September 9th









































































* Some students like to use a small hand sanitizer in pencil cases.   This is optional.  

* Students also may like to have a few magnets to hang their schedue in their locker.