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• We show our respect at all times for each other, for property, for differences, and for opinions different from our own.
• We accept individuals for who they are.
• We use positive language to strengthen our community.
• We interact with others confidently and humbly.

• We value the qualities of honesty and truthfulness.
• We stand up for what is right, even when others do not.
• We are reliable and responsible.
• We do the right thing, especially when no one is looking.

• We do not make excuses for ourselves and we take ownership of our actions.
• We show our self-control at all times and refrain from hurting others physically and emotionally.
• We resolve conflict by choosing options that will produce positive outcomes.
• We work and study hard.

• We will remain focused on our goals and persevere.
• We are committed to the highest level of academic, social, and personal achievement.
• We achieve 100 % mastery on all tasks, learning from our mistakes and striving to continually improve.
• We take pride in our efforts and accomplishments, practicing until we can’t get it wrong.

Sports & Enrichment Activities

Every semester, the Great Oaks Legacy Downtown Middle School campus offers after school sports and enrichment activities: Flag Football, Girls/Boys Basketball, Volleyball, Girls/Boys Soccer Cheerleading. Past enrichment activities had included: Anime Club, African Dance club, Arts and Class, Young Men and Women Club, Food and Nutrition, Theatre Club, and Music Production.

Front of Fairmount Heights Elementary School

Downtown Middle School (DMS)
Grades 5-8
24 Maiden Lane, Newark,
NJ 07102

Campus Director:
Tanya Israel-Sainthilaire

Dean of Students:
Lewis Jenkins

Dean of Students:
Cory Cuffee

Main Office:
(973) 565-9170

Founded: 2011-2012
Current Enrollment: 302

Campus Anti-Bullying Contact:
Tanya Israel-Sainthilaire