In the Middle
November Newsletter from Dakota Meadows Middle School
Veteran's Day Program
Vietnam War Veteran, Retired Colonel Tom Hallett also spoke at the assembly. In addition 26 veterans in our community were among the honored guests at our assembly.
We appreciate your service!
Seventh Grade Students Attend Courage Retreat
To reinforce the positive effects of the retreat, we believe it’s important for the entire community
to be involved in supporting and communicating the messages delivered on the retreat.
Because of this, we encourage parents and caregivers to inquire about their retreat experience
once the student returns home by asking the following questions:
1. What activities did you find fun?
2. What were the small-group leaders like?
3. What were some of the social fears that you discussed during the small-group conversations?
4. What’s a fear you really struggle with?
5. What is one thing you can do tomorrow at school to show more courage?
Parent Circle Meeting
It may have been a day off for students, but our teachers were very busy! English Learner families at Dakota Meadows MS and West High School gathered for a Parent Circle Meeting. Information was shared about classes, grading, sports and more. Thank you to everyone who helped and for the families who attended, we appreciate you!
BENEFITS FOR STUDENTS:
* Assume accountability for their learning
* Learn to evaluate their progress
* Gain greater commitment to schoolwork and learning
* Become actively involved
* Build self-confidence and self-esteem • Build critical thinking skills
* Strengthens skill of organization, leadership, and speaking
BENEFITS FOR PARENTS:
* Learn more about their student’s learning and skills
* Help their student set positive goal(s) for all levels of learners
* Become an active participant in the student growth
Again we appreciate families taking time to attend conferences.
Art On Display
Measuring a Tradition of P.R.I.D.E. - 1st All School Celebration
College Knowledge was the focus in advisory classroom during October. This was an opportunity for students to learn about life after high school and was related to any kind of schooling following high school (not just 4 year colleges and universities). A variety of activities and discussions took place throughout the month. One team building activity was the door decorating contest. Advisories planned, created, and decorated their advisory door/space during the month of October. Decorating the door could be based on a specific higher learning institution (community, technical college, private college, trade school or university) or multiple institutions, or college preparedness/readiness themes. The doors were judged based on the following: craftsmanship, visual impact, creativity, and originality. Winner advisories this year were:
6th grade 1st place was Mrs. Ringhofer 2nd place was Mrs. Hasse
7th grade: 1st place was Ms. Trott and 2nd place was Mrs. Kahle
8th grade: 1st place was Mrs. Stow and 2nd place was Mrs. Miller
Winter Clothing Drive
Middle School After School
Please click on this link to see what students have been participating in this quarter.
Mark Your Calendar
- November 29 - Holiday Choir Concert@ West High School 7pm
- December 4 - Sixth Grade Holiday Band and Orchestra Concert @ DMMS School 4 - 5pm
- December 4 - 7th & 8th Grade Holiday Band & Orchestra Concert @ DMMS School 7 - 8 pm
- December 11- 2 hour late start
- December 24-31 - No school