Derby Middle School

Inspiring all learners to positively impact their world.

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  • Dr. Tamara Kolton Speaks to Derby Students

    Earlier this year our students took part in our Shining Light Assembly. During the assembly, Dr. Tamara Kolton encouraged students to be “allies, activists, and advocates” as they continue to make Derby the best school it can be. Please visit the link on our Counselors’ Corner tab to listen to Dr. Kolton share some highlights from the assembly!  

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  • cross walk   Student Safety @ Drop Off & Pick Up

    Please remember that the student drop-off and pick-up loop for parents is in front of Derby Middle School.  The parking lot near the gymnasium is designated for staff parking and our school buses.  Thank you.

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  • School building  Entry Door Safety

    For the safety of students and staff, please do NOT open the entry doors for other visitors when you have been buzzed in or when leaving......

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  • Welcome to Derby Middle School

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    The fundamental goal of Derby middle school is to develop confident, compassionate, intellectually curious young people, who are well prepared to excel throughout their high school years and beyond.  Excitement and enthusiasm are two words that describe  our middle school students.  It is a unique time in children's lives when they can fully explore new activities, interests, and ideas. 

    As a principal, I am most proud of our school's commitment to the development of character.  Whether it is through classroom activities such as writing letters to wounded soldiers, to students volunteering as Links to our special needs students  to school wide community service projects, our students demonstrate their good character every day.

    If you are a parent of our community, and have any questions or concerns, please contact me.  If you are considering having your child attend Derby Middle School, I welcome you to visit our school for a personal tour.  Please contact my office to set up an appointment.

    Best Regards,

    Celeste Nowacki
    Derby Middle School Principal


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    Respect Everyone....Respect Yourself....Respect Everything....Respect Everyday!

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  • Administration

     Celeste Nowacki
    Assistant Principal
     Carman Smith
     Grades 6A , 7
    Assistant Principal
     Fred Costello
     Grades 6B, 8
    Main Office Staff
    Principal's Secretary
     A. Wieczorek
    Main Office Receptionist
     J. Morrison
    Attendance Reporting
    Counseling Office
    Counselor - 6A, 7
    Stacy Glowacki
    Counselor - 6B, 8
     Melissa Thomas
    Counseling/Clinic Secretary
    Heather Guise