In the Middle Newsletter
April/May Newsletter from Dakota Meadows Middle School
Southeast Minnesota Regional Honor Band (Austin, MN)
Six Dakota Meadows students were selected to The SE Minnesota Regional Honor Band held on Saturday, March 25 at Austin High School. Students from 30 schools in southern Minnesota participated in the festival, and the students all performed in a special concert that evening.
DMMS students who performed are:
Parker Keenan, bass clarinet
Carlee Emery, alto sax
Chance Jones, trumpet
Owen Essay, trombone
Max Willemsen, baritone
Toby Essay, tuba
7th Graders "Listen through Time"
In Communications, students have honed their skills of holding a genuine conversation with someone they don't know. In US Studies, they are learning major events, movements and people of the 20th Century. These 7th graders know how to ask great questions and paraphrase as active listeners. Earlier this quarter they interviewed classmates, our community guests, and now will interview older family or neighbors to collect more everyday stories. This project was inspired by the national listening project StoryCorps, whose mission reminds us that "everyone's story matters". https://storycorps.org/discover/
Thank you to our community guests:
Darrin Wacker and Judi Brandon (MAPS school board members)
Kuma Takamura (Greater Mankato Diversity Council Education Director)
Herb Kroon, Lisa Cownie (Rotary Club Members)
Doris Boyce, former MAPS English teacher
Thomas Sager (MAPS Director of Business Services)
7th Grade Pop Art On Display
Joe Schmit - Author and Sports Anchor Visits DMMS
DMMS Speech Club
Autumn Black Bull
Reflective Parent- Student Questions
7th Grade Students Visit the Minnesota State Capitol
PTA Meeting Reminder
Make a Different in your Child’s Education!
We are welcoming NEW PTA members to the Dakota Meadows PTA for 2018/2019 school year. Please join us on Monday, May 14th, 2018 at 6pm in the conference room located by the school office. We will be assigning new chairs and planning for next year – and, we need someone like YOU!
PTA supports volunteer efforts, field trips, sporting uniforms, staff appreciation, playground equipment, community and more!
Please contact any of our current chairs to learn more. We hope to see you there!
6th Grade Students Participating in BizTown
Mark Your Calendar
May 14 - BizTown Minnesota Trail
May 14 - PTA meeting at 6:00
May 15 - BizTown Mendota Trail
May 15 - Spring Choir Concert at West High School
May 17 - 6th grade Track and Field / Outdoor Sports Day
May 21 - Spring Band and Orchestra Concert at West High School
May 24 - Chromebook turn-in day
May 25 - Chromebook turn-in day
May 25 - All library books are due back to the media centerJune 1 - Last Day of School