DMS Weekly Family Newsletter
I have a few opportunities that I wanted to share with all of you. First, we will be starting ZAP this week, which stands for "Zeros Aren't Permitted". Students that have zeros and/or failing grades in classes will attend ZAP at lunch to make up their work. There will be a certified teacher working with students three days a week during lunch time. We are also pleased to announce that we are starting ZAP for an hour after school every full day to help students stay caught up in classes. Students can make up work and retake tests and quizzes during this time. Again, there will be a certified teacher running ZAP after school that can help your child. Your child can stay after school every day from 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM to get help from a teacher. They must have work to complete during this time and a ride home to stay. Please take advantage of this opportunity to get extra help for your child. After school ZAP begins on Monday.
Students in 6th and 7th grades were given their field trip permission slips for end of the year field trips this week. If your child did not bring this permission slip home, please have them ask Mrs. Lintz for 6th grade and Mrs. Klooster for 7th grade for a copy. 8th grade field trip information will be sent home at a later date as we are planning a few different events to help them celebrate the end of their middle school experience.
The book fair is coming to DMS this week to kick off March is Reading Month. We will have several activities surrounding reading for the students to engage in during the month of March. We are working to create a section in our library about career choices for the students. If you would like to help in this area, you can purchase a book from the book fair or donate a book from an outside source that teaches kids about careers. We are especially interested in books that teach students about trade career opportunities, but would be thrilled with any career book donations. If you would like to help with the book fair or would like to donate a book, please contact Mrs. Raley by calling the main office.
Finally, I just want to say how much I enjoy working with the students here at DMS. From the hallways, to the lunch room, to classrooms, to sporting events, to the lock-in our students are top-notch kids. I am proud of them every day and enjoy watching them grow into amazing young people with so much promise and positive energy. This week during lunch, students signed a pledge to include everyone and it was heartwarming to see kids passionate about their school and making sure everyone has a place to belong. We are doing great things here at DMS and I am proud to be a part of it all.
Have a wonderful weekend and a great Railroader week!
2-24 Home Basketball Game
2-26 Home Basketball Game
3-3 PAC Meeting DMS Media Center 6:00 PM
STEM Project Hydroponics
Students in Mrs. Collins Math Matters/STEM class are researching hydroponics and they will be using what they know to grow plants using this method. Today, they learned why some plants can be grown using hydroponics and others can't. Do you know which ones can and why?
Spread the Word
Students and staff at Durand Middle School pledge to include everyone. There is a place for everyone here at DMS and we want everyone to know how dedicated we are to this mission. Students who signed the pledge to to include everyone were given a bracelet and a sticker.
Signing the Pledge for Inclusion
Students at DMS sign a banner to say they are a person who includes everyone and they know how important it is for all students to feel safe and included at school.