Derby Middle School

Inspiring all learners to positively impact their world.

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  • Curriculum Night

    Curriculum Night will be held on September 20th from 6:30 pm-8:30 pm

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  • Spanish students visit Costa Rica

    Derby's 8th-grade Spanish students traveled to Costa Rica in March with Sra. Caldwell and Mrs. Gallacher.  Students saw crocodiles, monkeys, and sloths in Tortuguero National Park, went zip lining alongside the Arenal Volcano, and swam in La Fortuna waterfall and the Caribbean Sea!  Students also engaged in service learning projects and cultural activities during their visit. 

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  • Derby NJHS Students Participate in Moonbeams for Sweet Dreams!!!

    Derby Middle School National Junior High School students recently participated in the Moonbeams for Sweet Dreams event at Beaumont Children’s Hospital. The students brought flashlights to wave goodnight to the children in the hospital. The children also had flashlights and they waved back.

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  • 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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  • 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


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

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