The Panther Post

March 6, 2023 Volume 45

Principal's Corner

- Welcome to week 28 everyone!

- Please follow us on Twitter - @DMSPanthers1

- See "upcoming events" on our DMS calendar below DMS news and DMS Quicklinks.

- Please see the PTA link in the newsletter for more info on how to join!

- Week of March 6 - March 10…EDCBA schedule with Advisory on Tuesday: OPM: Identify good in others!

- Textbook adoption for Career Technical Education (CTE) with sample textbooks are on display in the DMS media center. Please stop by and take a look.

- Tickets will remain on sale Monday, March 6th for the March 7th in-school baseball, softball and soccer games beginning at 1:30 pm!

- PLEASE encourage your students to get to school by 8:15 am and follow each class transition on time (5 minutes between classes) or receive AM or PM detention.

- Please remember that students are allowed 5 parent notes per semester (5 - fall; 5 - spring)

- March 6 - DMS 3rd quarter behavior incentive party

- March 6 - DC parent meeting in the DMS cafeteria at 5:30 pm

- March 7 - In-school soccer, baseball and softball games at 1:30 pm

- March 10 - End of 3rd 9 week grading period

- March 13-17 - Spring Break week

- March 27 - April 7 - ACAP assessment in grades 6-8 (detailed schedule coming soon)

March Lunch Menu

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Chess Team

Here is the form to try out for the 2023-24 DMS Chess Team:

All new or returning members have to try out each year. Deadline to apply is March 30th. Try out tournament is Saturday April 1st. Additional information is in the application.

Symphonic 1 Band

Congratulations to the Symphonic 1 band who received straight superior ratings (highest possible) from all three judges and a perfect score in sight reading where they read a band piece they had never seen before at the annual competition for the district last week.


We got 1st place team! Our 4 person team of Edison Yang, Vedanth Gopinathan, Landon Drummond, and Jason Roh are advancing to the state competition.

Individual Top 12:
Edison Yang 1st
Vedanth Gopinathan 3rd
Landon Drummond 5th
Joseph Park 7th
Jason Roh 8th
Samuel Bae 10th
Emma Kuang 12th

Landon Drummond won 1st place in the Countdown Round.

Our other DMS chapter competitors were Daniel Collins, Ben Cox, Caden Jordan, Holland Lang, and Marcos Mendez. We can only take 12 to the chapter competition, so it is an honor to be selected to compete.
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TSA Club

Discovery's TSA Club competed in the Madison City Technology Student Association Challenge on Friday, February 17, 2023. Several Discovery students took home 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place in the 9 different events.

For the Career Prep event, where students participated in a mock interview, Jacob New placed 1st and Chelsea Gonel placed 2nd.

For Challenging Technology Issues, where students participated in a debate style speech on current technologies and their implications on society, Logan Rydbom and Neel Gowda placed 1st and Eric Weon and Neil Mehta placed 2nd.

For Children's Stories, where students created an original storybook complete with illustrations targeted towards children in kindergarten through 2nd grade, Emily Krum placed 1st, Katie Crocker and Chloe McKiver placed 2nd, and Cindy Halter placed 3rd.

For Flight, where students created a launched glider, conducted test flights, and kept a flight log, Jakin Long placed 1st, Ghaida Abdellaoui placed 2nd, and Jules Mixer placed 3rd.

For Promotional Marketing, where students created a Design Portfolio to promote STEM Careers, Jackson Stokes placed 1st, Anjana Raman placed 2nd, and Makayla Lewis placed 3rd.

For STEM Animation, where students created an original animation to demonstrate this year's theme: Patterns of Apparent Motion, Esther Mu and Samsara Rajbhandari placed 1st for their film, "Jupiter's Destruction", Blaise Bruni and Preston Anderton placed 2nd for their film "Lost in Space", and Nya Cox and Reethi Somareddy placed 3rd for their film "The Amazing History of the 'Planet' Pluto."

All of these results allowed Discovery's team to earn 16 total 1st, 2nd and 3rd place wins, while Liberty's team earned 11 total 1st, 2nd and 3rd place wins. Discovery took home the "Overall Winner" trophy for this year's first Annual Challenge between the two middle schools.

Members of TSA will now be preparing for the State Competition in April of this year, and they look forward to going up against Liberty, and Journey in next year's Madison City TSA Challenge! Way to go Panthers!

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March 31st

April 28th

Everyone is welcome! 7:30-8:05 in the Media Center! See Mrs. Cooper if you have any questions!

2023 MBL-Madison Basketball League

Girls and Boys Basketball League Sign-Ups- Current 4th, 5th, and 6th grade boy or girl Madison Basketball League 5 weeks of Basketball instruction. We will be working alongside Liberty Middle School basketball coaches and players utilizing practice instructional times and playdates. March 20, 2023 through April 24, 2023. Information & Sign-ups:

Madison Basketball League Sign up Form

Questions; email Coach Burks-

Sports Schedules

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S2 Pass

Discovery Middle School has partnered with S2 Pass, a new innovative digital ticketing provider. In order to attend sporting events at Discovery Middle School, you must purchase your ticket from the S2 Pass app. While our ticketing system has become electronic, our concessions will remain cash only until we can make that transition.

You will need to download the S2 Pass from the App Store or Google Play (links below). Once you have downloaded the app, you may purchase your ticket(s), and it will be scanned upon entry from your smartphone. An instructional video is below. Please be sure to purchase your ticket(s) prior to arrival. Please share this information with other students and fans!

If you don't have a smartphone, you can also purchase your tickets from the S2 Pass fan website (for computers only) and print out your tickets to present at the game through this link here.

• App download links

- Google App Store - Google Play Store - Android

- Apple Store - App Store - iPhone

• Instructional Videos

- S2 Pass - How to purchase and validate tickets

- S2 Pass - How To Transfer and Split Tickets

Important Reminders

  • Please ensure that your students adhere to the dress code. All clothing must meet appropriate guidelines as noted in the DMS Student Handbook and MCS Code of Conduct. Also, students may bring a jacket or sweater if they are cold; however, blankets and stuffed animals are not allowed as a cover at school.
  • Attendance is very important. Please be sure to send absence notes to whenever your student is absent from school.
  • Students should arrive to class on time and be in their seats when the tardy bell rings.
  • For morning drop off and afternoon dismissal, parking in the front northeast lot or in the loop at the front office will soon require a clearly marked parking pass. Those without this pass are asked to use the car line. Thanks to everyone for using the car line unless you have an "approved reason" from the DMS administration. Approved reasons are for SRO, medical/emergency, special needs, late arrival, etc. We are working for the safety of all of our students and staff at DMS. Thank you for your continued support!

Lost and Found

  • Please encourage your students to check the DMS Lost & Found near the front office if they have misplaced any items.
  • The Lost and Found will be cleared out on the first day of each month and unclaimed items will be donated to a worthy cause.

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