The Panther Post

November 28, 2022 Volume 33

Principal's Corner

- Welcome to week 16 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 Nov 28-Dec 2…DECAB schedule with advisory Tuesday (Topic: Kindness)

- 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.

- Thanks to all that donated as the DMS PTA "No Fuss" fundraiser incentives will include a dunking booth for Mr. Hill and Mr. Yancey and silly string for teachers on Thursday, December 1st at the football field. This incentive will be for top fundraising students. Other incentives include the following...

Pajama Day - Friday, December 2nd

7th grade popcorn party following their lunch - Wednesday, December 7th

Hat Day and 2nd PTA celebration - Friday, December 9th

- DMS final exams will be given on Wednesday, December 14 - Friday, December 16th (Dec. 15 and 16 will be half days with 12:15 pm student dismissal) - NO early exams will be given (make-up exams will be held on Tuesday, January 3, 2023)

Lunch Menu

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Upcoming Events

Washington D.C. Trip

All payments are due by February 1.
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Space Camp

Space Camp Sign Up Genius will go live on the DMS Website on Dec.1st. Please only sign up one time.
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Running Club

Running Club member Bowen easily beat Mrs. Haselden's time at the Turkey Trot. This is his 3rd 5k this year.
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DMS Sugar Plum Tree

It's that magical time of year for our annual DMS Sugar Plum tree!

As an ongoing servant to our community, each year we ask for donations of specific wish list items to help with those families at our school who need a little boost at Christmas time.

Please check out our list of holiday wishes:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050848A9AD29A4F49-2022

This is our favorite holiday tradition and it is only possible because of the kindness of our school's families, faculty, and staff. Thank you for your generosity.

FCA

Jan 27th

Feb 24th

March 31st

April 28th



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

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.

https://fans.s2pass.com/


• 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

Yearbook

Pre Order Prices: Now- Nov. 18= $40/ Nov. 19-Jan. 31= $45


URL: https://www.balfour.com/student-info?smi=101856


Scan the QR Code below:

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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 dmsattendance@madisoncity.k12.al.us 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.

PTA

We are treating the DMS staff to a soup luncheon in December! We need your help to make it a success! Please sign up to provide items if you are available.


https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/10c094caeaa2da7fbc07-jingle

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