In the Middle
Dakota Meadows November/December Newsletter
Penny Wars Begins!
Dakota Meadows Student Council will be running Penny Wars to help generate money for the Mankato Sharing Tree. Typically the money collected during the Penny Wars helps to fill 50+ Sharing Tree cards.
Each advisory is asked to collect pennies and fill the container in the advisory classroom.
Positive points are earned for each penny brought in, but nickels, dimes, quarters and dollars are negative points. Students can give other advisories negative points by dropping change other than pennies in their containers. It’s that simple! Containers can’t be hidden in rooms. This is meant to be a fun advisory activity to generate money for a very worthy cause in our community.
Knowledge Bowl Success
7-8 Grade Orchestra
Geography Bee Finalists Announced
After a tie-breaker, the following students qualified for the 2017-2018 Geography Bee on January 12.
Ben Arndt, Theo Coyle, Caleb Crocker, Dylan Dopp, Jack Haggerty, Alex Juliar, Zakaria Ibrow, Erik Pearson, Jacob Smith, Drew Smook
Aidan Corbett and Gannon Rosenfeld
Good luck to all the finalists!
Veteran's Day Assembly
DMMS Students Attend WE Day
WE Day Minnesota was incredible!
"On November 8, 2017, thousands of change-makers packed the Xcel Energy Center for an unparalleled event. World-renowned speakers, A-list performers, and tens of thousands of youth celebrated a year of action that transformed communities and changed lives." (from the WE Day website)
Sixth Grade Artwork
The next Dakota Meadows Middle School PTA meeting will be on Thursday, December 14th at 6pm. Mark your calendars!
Date: Thursday, December 14, 2017
Time: 6pm – 7pm (Come at 5:45pm to socialize!)
Location: DMMS (Dakota Meadows Middle School) Office Conference Room
Please use parking lot by Office Doors. Enter the door to the right of the main office door and follow hallway to the Conference Room.
Who: Parents, Guardians, DMMS Teachers & Staff
Why: PTA provides volunteer and financial support to Dakota Meadows Middle School Student and Teachers throughout the school year. We have many opportunities for you to get involved in driving a successful school year! Thank you for sharing your time and talents.
Please spread the word to anyone who would like to be involved with the PTA. We would love to see you at the next meeting!
Remaining DMMS PTA Meetings 2017-2018
Thursday, December 14, 2018
Monday, January 8, 2018
Thursday, February 8, 2018
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Thursday, April 5, 2018
Monday, May 14, 2018
During November in Advisory, students were asked to bring in items for our Stuff-A-Truck food drive. Students and staff brought in 1,463 items. Advisories that brought in the most items for this activity were treated to a special breakfast treat in advisory from the student council. The advisories with the most items were:
Sixth Grade - 1st place, Mrs. Furth 2nd place, Ms. Breitbarth
Seventh Grade - 1st place, Mrs. Healy/Ms. Heiden 2nd place, Mr. Mueller
Eighth Grade - 1st place, Mrs. Kahle 2nd place, Mrs. Shirk
Sixth Grade Band
Best practices to prevent damages on the Chromebook:
ALWAYS carry the Chromebook in your carrying case
Keep the carrying case zipped up
Carry only the Chromebook in the district provided bag
Do not put the Chromebook in a backpack
Do not attempt to clean your Chromebook with cleaning products
Keep liquids away from your device
Charge your device in a safe location where it will not fall off of something
When charging be aware of the cord location so others do not trip on the cord
Always travel with the power cord in the extra pouch
8th Grade Band
"A program to help students and their families better understand the complicated issues surrounding wolves. Subjects covered include wolf biology, behavior, predator/prey relationships, mythology and fear of wolves, challenges wildlife face and the importance of wildland habitat." (From the Wolf Center website)
This two-year project is funded by the Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund. Our students were lucky to be one of the schools selected to have this experience.
7th Grade Band
Get a head start and order your 2018 yearbook early! $20 for a yearbook, $25 if you would like to inscribe your name on the cover of your yearbook. Click the following link to order your yearbook today.
December 25 - January 2 - No School - Winter Break
January 5 - School Dance (more information will be sent out as the date gets close)
Dakota Meadows Middle School
Assuring learning excellence and readiness for a changing world.
Preparedness - BE READY!
Respect - BE KIND!
Integrity - BE HONEST!
Determination - BE BRAVE!
Excellence - BE YOU!