The Panther Post

February 6, 2023 Volume 41

Principal's Corner

- Welcome to week 24 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 Feb 6 - Feb 10…EDCBA schedule with Advisory on Tuesday: OPM Cheer Successes is the topic!

- 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)

- February is Black History month!!

- February 6-10...Counselors appreciation week

- February 9 - DMS PTA meeting at 6:00 pm in the cafeteria

- February 17 - Half-day for students / collaborative day (dismiss at 12:15 pm); 8th grade 4 v 4 basketball tourney

- February 17 - DMS TSA competition at LMS

- February 20 - Presidents' Day (No school)

- February 21 - 8th grade field trip to Bob Jones for performance

- February 22 - 8th grade field trip to Bob Jones for Patriot Pride

- February 23 - DMS Panther Prowl (rising 6th grade students for 23-24 school year)

- February 28 - DMS Parent University with 6th grade showcase 5-7 pm

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

February Lunch Menu

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Panther Robotics

Panther Robotics competed in the Buzzer Beater Robotic Competition held at LMS. We split into two teams in order to get more experience.
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Congratulations to Discovery Middle School -1st place team in K-8 section of the Rookie Rally Chess Tournament!
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Scholars' Bowl

Congratulations to the 6th grade Scholars' Bowl team for placing 2nd in the Elementary State Scholars' Bowl tournament.

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Technology Student Association

Parents and Students,

Beginning in January, we will be starting a club at Discovery called TSA (Technology Student Association) where we will be competing against Liberty in February in various events. We need as many participants as we can get. Students should look over the attached TSA flyer to learn more about the club and further details. If interested, please fill out the application attached!

Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns! Thank you!!!
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Color Guard Clinic

The winter guard program at James Clemens High School is hosting a color guard clinic on Feb. 18th from 9-1 for grades 4th-8th. The registration form can be found here:
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Washington D.C. Trip

The trip should be completely paid for by March 1.
All payments are made through

We have 12 spots available if anyone would like to join the trip. Travel dates are April 28-30. The trip information slideshow can be found on the DMS website (teacher Sara Baragona).This slideshow has the link and trip code that will be needed to join.

We will have a parent/student meeting towards the end of February or early March to gather room requests and answer questions. I hope to have an updated itinerary at that meeting.

Space Camp

Cost of Space Camp is $600. Complete payment is due by 2/15. There are still available spots for signing up on the DMS website.


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!

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.
There will be a PTA General Meeting & Reflections awards on Feb. 9th at 6pm in the cafeteria.
We are excited to host a dance for the students this spring and need your help! Please let us know if you are interested in volunteering/co-chairing for this event by filing out the interest form below.

The current working date is 3/31 in the evening, so it's best if you are available that afternoon/evening.

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