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And the fall drama for 2010 is...

RHINOCEROS, an absurd comedy by Eugene Ionesco

In Rhinoceros, Ionesco startles audiences with a world that invariably erupts in explosive laughter and nightmare anxiety. A rhinoceros suddenly appears in a small town, tramping through its peaceful streets. Soon there are two, then three, until the “movement” is universal: a transformation of average citizens into beasts, as they learn to move with the times. Finally, only one man remains. 

Auditions will be held on Monday, June 7 and Tuesday, June 8 from 2:45 - 5pm in the auditorium.  Students may come to auditions on both days, but they are only required to attend one audition session in full.  Auditioners do not need to prepare anything specific for auditions, although doing some research on the play would be helpful.  The cast will be announced by Wednesday, June 9.

Thursday, June 10 from 2:45 - 5pm.  Location to be announced. 

Thursday, October 28 at 7pm
Friday, October 29 at 7pm
Saturday, October 30 at 3pm (matinee)

If you have any questions, please see or email Mr. Catalfano as soon as possible. 

New Computer Blues: Can't open Files at School
The good news is that you have a new computer. The bad news is that you can’t open your files on the school computers that you created on your new home computer. The most likely reason for this is that your new computer runs Office 2007 while the DS network runs Office 2002. Unfortunately, the files created using Office 2007 cannot be opened with Office 2002.
Don’t despair, there is an easy solution to this problem. Called, "Saving down", it’s possible to save files within Office 2007 software in the ‘old’ Office file formats. For example, for a word document, on the new computer, just select Word 97-2003 Document (*.doc) from the Save As Type drop-down list in the Save As dialog box. The same holds true for all other MS Office file formats.


Be sure to visit The Education Cooperative's web site to learn about their Internship Program and many other learning opportunities that are available to DSHS students.

The Dover-Sherborn Boosters
The Dover-Sherborn Boosters is an advocacy group for our student athletes.  We are a group of parents and community members who are committed to providing capital funds for all the High School’s athletic programs.  In the past, the Boosters have provided funding for: outdoor stadium lights; motorized basketball nets, soccer and lacrosse goals, equipment for the track, new athletic fields, college scholarships, coach development and so much more. 

Please join us for the Boosters meetings or contact us to learn how you can help. 

Meetings are held at 7:30 in the High School Faculty Lounge on the following dates: 

October 19, 2009  November 9, 2009   February 8, 2010
April 12, 2010  June 14, 2010 

The Boosters Blast will be May 15, 2010!!  Save the Date!! 

For more information on the DS Boosters, visit our website:

Posted on: 10/08/09

 Region News Letter: March 2009 

Regional School Committee FY10 Budget Presentation:  PowerPoint    PDF

Substance Prevention & Awareness Network (SPAN)

To the Families of Dover and Sherborn
For almost 25 years, Dover and Sherborn families have hosted students from around the world through the AFS (American Field Service) program.  Our students' lives have been enriched by students from many different countries:  Thailand, China, Latvia, Italy, Argentina, Germany, and Belgium to name a few. 

This year, DSHS has two AFS students:  Yuka Tojo, from Japan, is staying with Emily Scanlon (DSMS) and her mother, Rose DiBartolo, and Naomi Fuhri, from Austria, is staying with Rachael and Michelle Bornstein (DSMS and DSHS) and their parents, Wendy and Bruce.  We can't thank these families enough for opening their homes to these students who have enriched our children's lives.    

The AFS program is currently seeking host families for the 2009 - 2010 Academic Year.  Students are being accepted now and host family matches have started.  We would love to have a DS family host an international student for next year.  (You might also consider hosting a student for a semester.)   

As a host family, you will see a thorough application from prospective AFS students prior to being matched.  As a potential hosting family, DS families will also need to fill out an application.  I have a file of available student profiles for review.  

If you are interested in learning more about hosting and would like to speak to a DS parent, please feel free to contact one of our recent host parents:  Rose DiBartolo, 785-3434, or Wendy Bornstein, 785-1133,  Or please contact any member of the parent board listed below.  

You can also call 1-800-AFS-Info, email or visit  

The Dover Sherborn International Students Parent Support Group has enjoyed working with and supporting these students, their host families and the DSHS AFS club this year.  We are always looking for interested parents to join our board!  Please contact any of us if you would like to find out more about what we do.  


The Dover Sherborn International Students Parent Support Group 

2008 - 2009 Board

Beth Benjamin, Chair
Wendy Bornstein
Beth DeBor, Treasurer
Rose DiBartolo
Nancy Dougherty
Judy Hershey
Tama Smith

Posted on: 05/22/09

Parents and Guardians: Update Your email Address
If you'd like to be added to our mailing list, change your contact email address or, if you do not want to receive notices via email, please send your request via email to Elizabeth Benatti at, Please include the name and grade of each child that you have in the high school along with your request. Requests from middle school families should be directed to the middle school.

Updated on: 06/08/2010

Recycling for the environment and the PTO!
 Everyone knows recycling is good for the environment, but did you know that recycling is also good for the DSHS PTO?  The PTO has just partnered with Plant Green, a cartridge remanufacturing company, to start an exciting new fundraiser that recycles mobile phones and used printer cartridges - and we want you to be a part of it! 

If you use a printer, each spent cartridge could earn the PTO over a dollar.  Any old cell phones in your drawer? Those can make up to $15.  One phone may not seem like much, but if you get your family and friends involved - recycling is a great way for everyone to go green, while raising money for a cause! 

Taking part is easy - simply send inkjet cartridges and cell phones with your student and drop them in the collection boxes in the front office.  Please put spent cartridges in plastic bags.  (Laser cartridges will not be accepted.)  Old cell phones, chargers, PDAS, and pagers may be turned in. 

Your participation in this recycling campaign will raise funds for our organization.  The PTO sponsors teacher appreciation luncheons, coordinates De-Stress DS activities such as our recent Bagel/Muffin extended break, sponsors lectures series and organizes the post-Graduation reception.  Let's work together, one cartridge and cell phone at a time, to clean up the planet and raise money for a worthwhile cause! 

Thank you for your continued support.

Posted on: 12/09/08

Please read the DSHS  School-wide Expectations for Student Learning

Please help stop the germs from spreading! 

Donations of boxes of tissues would be greatly appreciated! (They can be dropped off at the nurse's office.)  Thank you

Last Updated: 06/08/2010