Cougar News

Week of May 17, 2021


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Milestones Testing Continues this Week

DMS students are taking the Georgia Milestones


This is the final week of testing with makeups and 8th grade tests.

Device Collection for All DMS Students

When: Face-to-Face students: Monday, May 24th during connections, students will stay in their first connections

Virtual Students: Tuesday, May 25th (9:00-11:00 or 1:00-3:00)

Where: Media Center

Chargers & Device Specifics

  • If a student does not have a charger, they will be charged a replacement fee ($15)
  • If a student purchased a replacement charger this year, that replacement charger needs to be turned in
  • If a student has a loaner laptop, that device will be turned in during collection

Additional Information

  • Students should bring: 1.) Laptop 2.) Charger 3.) Know their student number
  • If a student does not have one of the items above, it is possible they will be charged for the items. Explain to students that they need to be prepared

Looking for something for your child to do this summer??

Check out the DMS and HCMS Facebook pages. We have been posting lots of summer camp options. In partnership with Dalton Public Schools, the Boys and Girls Club will have a camp this summer that has fun activities as well as academic enrichment for middle schoolers. Email me if you have any questions about ways to support your student this summer.

Spring and End of Year Events Calendar

May 17th-21st

Volleyball Tryouts, Aux Gym

May 18th

8th Grade Honors' Night, Main Gym @ 6:30 PM

May 24th

Students will turn in their devices

May 28th

Early release: Dismissal is at 12:15

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Click here to watch a short informational video about the program:

Dalton Middle School

This newsletter is prepared each week by Dalton Middle School Principal Lauri Johnson. Please email if you have any questions, concerns, or have something you'd like addressed in Cougar News.