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Enter to Learn, Go Forth To Serve


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Enter To Learn, Go Forth To Serve…”we Double-Doig-Dare you.”

This is something that you might hear the students of Russell I. Doig Middle School say to one another on the afternoon announcements. The Double-Doig-Dare is a monthly challenge from the Positive Behavioral Intervention Support (PBIS) team, daring student groups to go out and do something to improve the school. The first challenge was served to the 7th & 8th grade boys’ basketball teams who took up the challenge of cleaning up the boys’ locker room. They have since Double-Doig-Dared the student council to take on the challenge for the month of January.

Going forth to serve is not new at Doig Middle School; examples of service are everywhere. Earlier this month students competed in a homeroom canned-food drive, collecting over 650 cans of food as well as sponsoring a hat day to raise money for the Water for Sudan project. In addition, students and staff have recognized students for over 50 random acts of character since the start of the school year and countless hours volunteering with the soup kitchen, SPCA, local churches, scouts, Pumpkin Fest, Winter Fest, the Grassroots Festival just to name a few.

Students are not the only ones going forth to serve. Many of the adults, both parents and teachers have donated their time to come out as members of our PTO, zombie trail volunteers, sports boosters, 8th Grade DC Trip planning team, and numerous community groups.  Building staff have taken active roles beyond the classroom serving as members of our PBIS team, Building Leadership Team, Building/District Safety Teams, and chaperoning school activities.

Thank you everyone for all of your contributions during 2014; you truly made a difference. As we enter 2015, I Double-Doig-Dare students, parents, and staff to find at least one way to “Go Forth To Serve” whether right here in the school or out in the Trumansburg community and continue to make this one of best small towns in New York!

Please don’t be shy or modest about your contributions. Take a moment and send me an email or have your student stop by the office so we can add you and your service to the Double-Doig-Dare Wall of Recognition.  

- Mr. Hunkele


The purpose of Trumansburg Middle School is to enhance the intellectual, physical, social and emotional growth of our students by teaching and promoting the values of respect, responsibility, citizenship, acceptance, and safety.

To accomplish this, the best efforts of our parents, community, faculty and students will be needed.

Our goal is for students to leave Trumansburg Middle School with a positive self-image and the capacity to become independent and enthusiastic learners.

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Important Middle School Dates!


April 14 - 16, 2015


April 22 - 24, 2015

2014-2015 Middle School Supplies Lists

Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)

Russell I. Doig Middle School prides itself on being a safe and supportive environment for all students.  If you are aware of any bullying that may be happening in our school community, please click on the link below to download our DASA Reporting Form.  Please send the form to Principal Hunkele (DASA Coordinator) or Dean Miller so that we can address the situation immediately.


DASA Reporting Form

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