Deshler Middle School

October 3, 2022

A Message from Our Principal

Students, at the end of this week the school year will be officially 1/4th of the way complete. Regardless of where you are at in terms of academic progress there is still time to improve. The end of the grading period is a great time to reflect on what worked for you and what did not. The main thing I hope we can all agree on is that we all have the ability to improve. I encourage each and every one of you to never be satisfied. Never settle for good enough. Always find something that you can improve on. Be your biggest critic. At the end of the day the only thing that we can control 100% of the time is our effort and how we respond to situations.


On October 14, report cards will be available on PowerSchool for parents and students to view. Report cards are the main way that we have always viewed student success, but I sometimes question if it is the best way to determine growth of a student. My goal for every student is for them to grow academically and socially. Middle school is a time where the classroom rigor and responsibility increases. Sometimes it is hard to see true growth by looking at a sheet of paper with a letter grade.


When we return from fall break we will begin our second round of IXL diagnostics. This will provide us with a true picture of how much we have grown from the beginning of the school year until now. Please encourage your child to put forth their best effort on this diagnostic. This not only tells us how we have improved, it also guides teachers to provide your student with the type of instruction they need based on their current achievement level. This test, like the ACAP, gives you a true picture of how your child compares to students across the state in various subject areas. It provides an early snapshot of how students will perform in higher stakes tests such as ACT. These tests require stamina and higher order thinking. It helps the whole learning team reflect on if students will be able to apply classroom knowledge outside of the school setting.


Scott King

Principal

Deshler Middle School

UPCOMING DATES

Friday, October 7th

End of the 1st 9 Weeks Grading Period


Monday, October 10th

Fall Break - No School


Tuesday, October 11th

Fall Break - No School


Monday, October 17th

Report Cards available on PowerSchool


Thursday, October 27th

Tuscumbia City Schools Fall Festival - Downtown Tuscumbia

SPORTS

Upcoming Games

Monday, October 3rd

DMS Football - Sheffield (Home - 5:30 p.m.)


Thursday, October 6th

DMS Cross Country - Hay of a Run (Fairview Town Park - 4:00 p.m.)


Saturday, October 8th

DMS Cross Country - Dew It Run at Point Mallard (9:30 a.m.)


Monday, October 10th

DMS Football - Mars Hill (Away - 5:30 p.m.)


Tuesday, October 11th

DMS Cross Country - Athens Bible Invitational at Athens Sportsplex (4:15 p.m.)


Saturday, October 15th

DMS Cross Country - Randolph Invitational at John Hunt Park Huntsville (9:30 a.m.)


Monday, October 17th

DMS Football - Colbert Heights (Home - 5:30 p.m.)


Scoreboard

DMS Football vs Moulton - W

DMS Football vs Haleyville - W

DMS Volleyball (8th) vs Wilson - L

DMS Volleyball (8th) vs Rogers - W

DMS Volleyball (8th) vs Brooks - W

DMS Volleyball (7th) vs Central - L

DMS Volleyball (7th) vs Brooks - W

Tuscumbia City Schools Fall Festival

Tuscumbia City Schools and the City of Tuscumbia will host a fall festival in downtown on Thursday, October 27th. Please mark your calendar to join us!
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Tuscumbia City Fall Festival

DMS Scholars Bowl Team

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Tutoring Information

Any DMS student that need tutoring in Math or English is able to attend afterschool tutoring. There is currently no sign up process. Show up after school at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesdays & Thursdays in the cafeteria with your assignment/topic that you are needing assistance with.
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Teacher Spotlight

Bryant Wallace - 8th Grade World History

Hello, DMS! My name is Bryant Wallace and this is my first year at DMS. I teach 8th Grade World History and I am an assistant coach for the football team at DHS and an assistant wrestling coach. I went to college at Jacksonville State University and was a member of the Gamecock football team for 4 years. I currently reside in the Killen, AL area. I am engaged to my fiancé, Brooke. I am excited to be apart of the DMS faculty!


Fun Fact: I like to build models of cars!

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Our PVO Rocks!

Our PVO does it again! Thank you all for your donations. The food was delicious. Our faculty and staff feel incredibly valued.

Worlds of Work Field Trip - 8th Grade

Students were engaged with hands-on activities to help them learn about the high-wage, high-demand careers throughout North Alabama. They visited 14 different career sectors that included many companies and organizations that provided information about potential career paths.
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Braden Landers & Daveon Smith got the chance to act as real news reporters with WAAY 31.
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Brice Letson, Jackson Walls, & Tripp Clark stand in front of a United States Army Black Hawk Helicopter.
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Anniyah Trimble, Unytee Pillar, and Justice Davis dressed up and learned about construction with Build Alabama.

Colbert County Fire Prevention Event

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Colbert County DHR - Fall Festival

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Tuscumbia Education Foundation - Greenery Fundraiser

The Tuscumbia Education Foundation is hosting a Holiday Greenery Fundraiser. These products are truly exceptional and the process is hassle free. TEF will receive 15% of each sale along with 100% of extra donations given at check out.


Lynch Creek Farm Fundraising | PDF to Flipbook

https://heyzine.com/flipbook/021d0bd39b.html#page/1

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October Breakfast/Lunch Menu

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