About the PAC

Be active and informed!

About the PAC

The Doherty Middle School Parent Advisory Council (PAC) is an all volunteer board which offers an array of activities and meetings to keep you informed and provide opportunities for parents to be part of their children’s education.


What We do:

~Staff Appreciation Luncheon~

Twice a year (at the start of the school year and during teacher appreciation week) the PAC provides a lunch for the Doherty Staff to thank them for their ongoing commitment to the students and school.


~ Cultural Enrichment ~

The PAC sponsors several events throughout the year which enhance the students’ learning experience. Examples of past events include Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream, Origamindo/ Michael Lafosse, and the Museum of Science’s Travel Program.


~ Supporting ALL DMS Teams ~

The PAC provides funds to each of the teams at Doherty. These funds enable the teachers to purchase tools for learning, and provide unique experiences for the students.


` Capital Improvements ~

From technology funding to library improvements, parent contributions to the PAC help to enhance the learning experience.


~ School Supplies ~

As part of our fund raising, the PAC sells “no hassle,” beginning of the year school supplies. This eliminates the need for parents to fight the crowds while shopping in August.


~ Grab A Gift ~

The PAC sponsors a gift shopping experience around the holidays for the students. The PAC collects “re-gift” type items from parents, and purchases some items so that the students can shop for their friends and family and buy presents at extremely reasonable prices.


~ Resources ~

The PAC provides bi-weekly email newsletters to keep you in the loop and up to date with what’s happening at DMS and in the community. Please make sure you’re on our email list to receive these newsletters.



The PAC is always in need of volunteers. Please email us directly as if you are interested in volunteering, or have an idea for an event or project.