The Panther Post

September 19, 2022 Volume 25

Principal's Corner

- Welcome to week 8 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 Sept 19 - Sept 23…DECAB schedule with advisory Tuesday (Topic: TEAMWORK)

- Make-up school pics on Monday, September 19th for those that missed the original date.

- 6th week progress reports were LIVE in PowerSchool this past Friday with students bringing home ACAP results if they took the assessment last year in MCS.

- Archery begins this week in PE classes. See separate email.

- VAK flu clinic for students at DMS on September 26th

- DMS football had a tough loss last week vs Liberty MS as both teams fought hard in defeat to a solid LMS team. We are on the road this week vs Monrovia MS on Thursday.

- DMS volleyball continues to improve with a great victory vs Liberty Middle last Tuesday. The FINAL home game is this Tuesday night at DMS at 4:30 pm!

- 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.

Lunch Menu

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Upcoming Events

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Scholar's Bowl Interest Meeting

Scholar's Bowl parent/interest meeting will be Sept 19. We will meet in the DMS cafeteria at 5:30 pm. (Park & enter in the back) Information about practice schedules and tournament schedule will be shared. We will end with a Q&A time.

Volleyball

Volleyball this week plays Sparkman on Tuesday for the last home game. This will be 8th grade recognition night. Please join us to celebrate their closing of their middle school season.


We will travel to Liberty on Thursday. We will play a trimatch with Liberty and Whitesburg. Game times are 4 pm and 5 pm.


We are on the road this weekend to Decatur High School for an invitational tournament. The schedule will be announced at a later date.


Go Lady Panthers!

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National Junior Honor Society

Current 8th Graders!

Interested in joining National Junior Honor Society?


1) Complete the online interest form by Friday, September 16th!


2) If you meet the 90% grade average requirement from your 7th grade year, you will receive an online application via your MCS email on Wednesday, September 21st. You must complete and submit the application form no later than the following Wednesday, September 28th.


3) Your application will be evaluated by our Faculty Council. Letters of acceptance or non-acceptance will be emailed on Monday, October 10th.


4) The Induction Ceremony will take place in the Spring Semester.

VAKS Flu Clinic

VAKS flu clinic will take place on Monday 9/26/2022 at 8:30 AM.

Please print and complete the form at the bottom of the newsletter and then return to the DMS nurse no later Friday 9/23/22.

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.

https://fans.s2pass.com/


• 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

Yearbook

Pre Order Prices: Now- Nov. 18= $40/ Nov. 19-Jan. 31= $45


URL: https://www.balfour.com/student-info?smi=101856


Scan the QR Code below:

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Library News

Mrs. Harbison's students had a great time in the library Makerspace on Friday. Students made duct tape art, played board games, designed with Legos, created buttons, and created art with stickers.

Spirit Week

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 dmsattendance@madisoncity.k12.al.us 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.

PTA

-Volunteers and donations are needed for the 1st PBIS (positive behavior incentive system) reward party on September 30th. Please drop off unfrozen popsicles and cups to the front office on or before September 23rd. Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. Thank you!


https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/10c0e48a5ab2da3fdc07-pbis
-Way to go Panther Nation for supporting our school in the Chick-fil-A Rivalry Milkshake Contest! We came out on top, and our school benefited by receiving a $500 donation from Chick-fil-A to our PTA! That donation will go back to benefit our students and teachers! Thank you Panthers and Chick-fil-A!

- It’s not too late to join PTA! We currently have 301 members, and are well on our way to meeting our goal. Thank you for supporting our school! Join here: https://dms.memberhub.com/w/Membership


-Another great way of supporting our school is to signup for these free programs that give back when you do your shopping. It’s so easy and only takes a few minutes to set up. See below for details!

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