DMS Panther Report
Newsletter for Parents, Students, Teachers & the Community
Week of Dec. 1 - Dec. 7
PR Volume 16
This Week's Schedule Rotation
A WEEK is our schedule rotation for Dec. 1-Dec. 5
HAPPENING AT DMS THIS WEEK
Monday, Dec. 1
- TSA - Technology Student Association meets from 3:30-4:30pm in the STEM Academy Bldg
- Optional Practice for the Math Team (7th/8th) in Mrs. Goldston's Room from 3:15-4:00
Tuesday, Dec. 2
- FCA Meeting at 7:15am in Library
- Cyber Security Club Meets after school in STEM building.
Wednesday, Dec. 3
- First Priority will meet in Coach Brewer's Room at 7:15am
- Art Club will meet in Mrs. Spiegel's room at 3:15 until 4:15pm.
Thursday, Dec. 4
NJHS meeting this Thursday at 7:15am in Library. Dues and service hours are due no later than December 18th.
- DMS Basketball vs. Buckhorn MS At DMS
- 7th Boys @ 4:00
- 8th Boys @ 5:15
- 7th Girls @ 6:30
- 8th Girls @ 7:45
Christmas Band Concert - Thursday, Dec. 4
Saturday, Dec. 6
DMS Stockings of Hope Charity
Washington DC 7th Grade TRIP Information
Math Tutoring Available to Students
Math tutoring is offered to any student at the following times during the week.
7th Grade Math
Graham - Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday at 7:15-7:55am
Brooks - Monday at 3:15-4:00pm
Baragona - Tuesday and Wednesday at 3:15-4:00pm
Grayson - Thursday at 3:15-4:00pm
8th Grade Math
Garner - Monday at 3:15 -4:00pm
King - Tuesday at 3:15 -4:00pm
Baragona - Wednesday at 3:15-4:00pm
McGuire - Thursday at 3:15-4:00pm
8th Grade Algebra
King - Monday at 3:15 - 4:00pm
Maxwell - Tuesday at 3:15-4:00pm
McGuire - Wednesday at 3:15-4:00pm
PANTHERS IN THE NEWS
DMS is One of the Top 10 Best Public Middle Schools in AL
Discovery MS is #11 in the 2015 Niche Rankings: Best Academic Middle Schools in AL. Best Academics ranks 19,712 public middle schools based on key achievement statistics and more than 1.4 million opinions on academics from 265,000 students and parents. A high ranking indicates that the school has a diverse set of smart, high-achieving students, the teachers are intelligent and engaging, and the students are very happy with the quality of education.
Discovery MS is #7 in the 2015 Niche Rankings: Best Middle School Teachers in AL. Best Middle School Teachers ranks 23,200 public middle schools based on key teaching statistics and district teacher ratings from students and parents. A high ranking indicates that teachers are intelligent and engaging, the school is invested in its teachers and provides a good educational environment, and students and parents rate district teachers favorably.
WAY TO GO PANTHERS
Congratulations to our DMS All State Choir Students
Congratulations to the following DMS Choir Students for making Alabama All-State Choir.
SSA (Ladies Choir) - Jayla Curtis
SATB (Mixed Choir) - Carlos Cruz-Munoz
Proud of the dedication, hard work and positive, encouraging attitudes in our AWESOME DMS Middle School Choir students!
DMS Fall Sports Teams Recognized at BOE Meeting
DMS Fall Sports Teams were recognized at the BOE Meeting in Nov. for the highest GPA.
7th Grade Girls VB had the overall highest GPA as a team.
Picutre 1 is the 2014 Lady Panther Volleyball Team
Hannah Johnson(Not Pictured)
Savannah McCluskey (Not Pictured)
Juanita Monteiro-Pai (Not Pictured)
Sarah Spitzmiller (Not Pictured)
In Picture 2 the following individuals had the highest GPA on each team for fall sports.
7th Grade Volleyball
Anna Mitchell 99.2
8th Grade Volleyball
Katie Pruden 98.2
7th Grade Football
Thomas Rock 98.8 (Not Pictured)
8th Grade Football
Colten Carver 98.0
DMS Basketball Teams Defeat Liberty
Congratulations to the DMS Basketball Teams
All four teams defeated crosstown rivals Monday, Nov. 24 at DMS.
Way to go Panthers!
DMS Students show off art skills by participating in Christmas Card Lane in Madison
The Madison Arts Council is excited to bring a new event to Madison this December - "Christmas Card Lane".
More than 20 life size Christmas Cards will be placed in the heart of the city, as part of the annual "Christmas Magic in Downtown".
DMS designers are Ange Long, Katie Pruden, and Grace Palenapa.
DMS Semester Exam Schedule for Dec. 17-Dec. 19
This is the exam schedule for the week of Dec. 17-19. DMS will be on Week C so the order will be 2nd, 1st, 3rd, 5th, 4th Blocks
- Wed. Dec. 17 – 3rd block exam only
- Thursday Dec. – 18 – 5th and 4th exams (afternoon)
- Friday, Dec. 19 – 2nd and 1st exams (morning)
- Friday, Dec. 19 is a 1/2 Day for Students and dismissal will be at 11:45am.
DMS Schoolwide Spelling Bee will be Dec. 17
Winners have been chosen. Winners should continue to study the following list. Please note the password is listed below for all list.
The School Spelling Bee will be held on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 in the Library. All class/block winners will participate in the School Wide Spelling Bee!
Good Luck and Have Fun Studying!!!
Please note that you need the latest version of the FREE Adobe Reader software to open the PDFs available on this page.
Password for ALL Lists
Seventh Grade Classroom Spelling Bee Study List
Eighth Grade Classroom Spelling Bee Study List
Complete Set of Study Words for Grades 1-8 (classroom)
2015 SCHOOL Spelling Bee Study List
BOB JONES HS EVENTS AND NEWS
BJHS Basketball this Week
Please note this week that all games will be played in the BJ Main Gym, as the small gym is still being renovated.
This week's games are both at Home - BJ Main Gym.
Monday, Dec. 1 vs. Austin HS
Freshman Boys @ 5:30pm
JV Girls @ 7:00pm
Tuesday, Dec. 2 vs Austin HS
JV Boys @ 4:30pm
Varsity Girls @ 6pm
Varsity Boys @ 7:30pm
Friday, Dec. 5 vs Madison Academy
Varsity Girls @ 6pm
Varsity Boys @ 7:30pm
**No Freshman or JV Games Friday.
Home Game Ticket Prices: Adults $6 Students $3
New BJ Athletic Website Launches
Per Mr. Parker,
We are very excited to launch our new Athletic Website. Please note the web address has changed from bobjonessports.com to bobjonesathletics.com. The new website is even more user friendly. You can get real time updates and notifications by following us on twitter and Facebook. The website has icons for each.
In the coming weeks, we will have a full photo gallery with complete pictures of all of our facilities. I hope you will all take a look at it…I’m a little biased, but I think it looks great.
FOR YOUR INFORMATION
We still have a few DMS T'Shirts For Sale
DMS Khaki Long Sleeve $25
BJHS Red Long Sleeve $25
Bobscovery Gray Long Sleeve $25
Come by the front office and see Mrs. Sanders or Mrs. Parker
Parents Contact Forms
Parents each year we like to make sure our contact information is update. This year we have tried to make it easier for you by updating online. Please take the time to go to the following link and update your info. This is a private document that will only be seen by your child's teacher and office staff. Thank you for your help.
DMS PTA INFORMATION
KEEP THOSE BOX TOPS COMING FOR DMS
Keep those Box Tops and Labels for Education coming in! Box Tops and Labels for Education are accepted year-round and can be turned into your student's first block teacher or to the front office. Visit these sites to view participating products: