DMS Panther Report

Newsletter for Parents, Students, Teachers & the Community

Week of May 4 - May 10

PR Volume 35

DMS Administration Team

Principal: Melanie J. Barkley

Asst. Principal: Ryan Foy

Asst. Principal: Kevin Wilson

Counselor: Kelle Moody

This Week's Schedule Rotation

A WEEK is our schedule rotation for May 4-8

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Teacher Appreciation Week at DMS

Teacher Appreciation week is this week May 4-8. The PTA has organized some activities and you are invited to come help us celebrate our teachers and staff. Below are the links to the sign up genius for the teacher breakfast, lunch and donations to make favorite things bags for our teachers and staff. Times and locations for drop off of items are on the sign up genius. If you have questions or want to help but do not use sign up genius please feel free to contact Alisa Henrie, our VP of Volunteers at or 256-724-0756.

Also, any student who wants to help make a special treat for the teachers can join us Tuesday May 5th right after school by the front office. We will be joining with the NJHS to make a gift for each teacher.

Monday, May 4

  • Math Team (Optional) Practice after school in Mrs. Goldston's Room
  • Football Spring Practice after school until 5:30

Last Day to Charge in Lunchroom is May 4, 2015

Parents the last day for charges in the lunch room will be May 4, 2015. Please note that the Lunchroom is still high on charge totals. Please work to get your accounts in orders.

Tuesday, May 5

  • Football Spring Practice after school until 5:30
  • Cyber Security Meeting in STEM Academy at 3:15pm

Wednesday, May 6

  • First Priority will meet in Coach Brewer's Room at 7:15am
  • Football Weather MakeUp Day if Needed
  • Students return from Washington DC Field Trip

Physicals Offered at BJHS - May 6

Physicals will be offered at BJHS - May 6 at 4pm for anyone interested in participating in athletics for the next school year.

DMS Library Books are DUE BY WED, May 6

ALL DMS Library Books are due on WEDNESDAY, MAY 6, 2015. Any student that does not turn in his/her library books and pay any outstanding fines will NOT receive his/her end of the year Report Card and will not be able to pick up next year’s schedule until these fines are cleared. Please have your student(s) check with Mrs. King or Mrs. Harlow in the Library if he/she has any questions.

Thursday, May 7

  • NJHS meeting Thursday at 7:15 am in the media center. Service hours are due at or before the meeting. If you are a 7th grader interested in running for office please let us know your name and the desired office by Wednesday. Have a 1 minute speech prepared for the meeting.

  • Scholar's Bowl Team Practice at 3:15pm in Mr. Sippel's Room
  • Show Choir rehearsal from 6:15-8:30pm
  • MATHCOUNTS National T'ment in Boston

DMS Spring Football Game - May 7

DMS will host it's Spring Football Scrimmage vs Liberty MS 5:30pm

Gate - $2

Concessions will be available

Friday, May 8

  • Breakfast book club will meet in the Media Center at 7:40am.
  • MATHCOUNTS National T'ment in Boston
  • No Chess Team Practice

DMS 8th Grade Boys Basketball Tryouts - May 8

Tryouts for the DMS 8th Grade Boys Basketball will begin Friday, May 8 at 3:30 in the gym.

Tryouts will continue May 11 and 12. All participants must have a current physical and insurance form before they may participate.

Saturday, May 9

Football Parent Meeting will be held Sat. May 9 at 9am in the DMS Cafeteria.


BJHS High School Course Catalog and Registration Links

Please email Kelle Moody at or call at 256.837.3735, ext. 82126 regarding questions or appointments.

General Information

Medications Must Be Picked Up By May 21

*ALL medications in the nurse office must be picked up by a parent no later than 1100 on the last day of school, Thursday, May 21st.

**Medications not picked up at this time will be disposed of according to policy. Exception: students with physician orders to carry emergency medications, inhalers, Benadryl, epipens & diabetic medications/supplies will be sent home with that student.

***Make plans now!

Nurse Kelly Brewer

No Outside Food Allowed to Be Brought in During Lunch

Reminder that outside food from restaurants are not allowed in the lunch room. Students are not allowed to have it dropped off and taken into the lunchroom. Thank you for your attention in this matter.

2016 Boston Trip Info for Rising 8th Graders

Is your rising 8th grader interested in going to Boston and New York City in 2016? If so, contact Matt Brewer at for more details. You can also gain more information at Our tour number is 1693036EH.

Math Tutoring Available to Students

Math tutoring is offered to any student at the following times during the week.

7th Grade Math

Graham - Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday at 7:15-8:00am

Brooks - Monday at 3:20-4:20pm

Baragona - Tuesday at 3:20-4:20pm

Grayson - Thursday at 3:20-4:20pm

8th Grade Math

Garner - Monday at 3:15 -4:15pm

King - Tuesday at 3:15 -4:15pm

Baragona - Wednesday at 3:20-4:20pm

McGuire - Tuesday at 7:00am - 8:00am

Garner- Thursday at 3:15-4:15pm

8th Grade Algebra

King - Monday at 3:15 - 4:15pm

Maxwell - Tuesday at 3:15-4:15pm

McGuire - Wednesday at 7:00am - 8:00am

Madison Youth Football and Cheer - Knights Registration Opened May 1st

Beginning May 1st through July 18th, On - Line Registration available at:

On - Site Registration at Dublin Park Recreation Center available on:

Thursday, May 14, 2015 from 6 - 8:00 p.m. - Early w / discount Saturday, June 6, 2015 from 10 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Regular Saturday, July 18, 2015 from 10 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Late w / fee

Call if you have any questions. 256-289-1398


Lesley Murrah

Assistant to the Board

Madison Youth Football and Cheer - Knights


Congratulations to State Track DMS Participants

Kiara Riser and Mudiare Ikoba represents BJHS as 8th graders at the state track meet this past Friday. They finish in 4th place in the 4X100 Relay out of 32 7A Varsity Teams. Way to go!!!

Congratulations to the BJHS Varsity Basketball Cheerleaders for 15-16

Congrats to our DMS 8th graders that has made the team for the 2015-16 BJHS Varsity Basketball Cheerleaders. Way to Go!!

Kendyl Fetcher

Promise Brown

Brayla Fearn

Jenna Risky

Kelsey Bridgeforth

Jenna Foyer

DMS Students in Washington DC

Three DMS Students had the opportunity to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery today. Scarlett Drury, Hugh Mitchell, and Jonathan Purlee had the honor of doing this. So proud of they represented DMS.


NJHS Updates

  • NJHS next meeting will be May 7th.

  • Service hour forms are due May 7th

  • Please see Ms. Garner before or after school if you are not positive how many service hours you owe. If you have missed more than 1 meeting you owe additional hours. Ex. 2 absences=1 extra hour, 3 absences=2 extra hours, etc.

  • If you have not paid for your t-shirt, please bring your $10 to Ms. Dowling in room 527

  • We still need more people to sign up to help the PTA prep for teacher appreciation week. This will be May 5th after school. Sign up at Ms. Garner’s room 530.

  • Sign up for math tutoring at Ms. Garner’s room 530.

  • Check our website later this week, because we may be posting other service opportunities happening this weekend.

Award Days for 7th and 8th Grade - May 14 and 15

7th Grade Awards Day will be May 14th at 8:30am in the DMS Gym.

8th Grade Awards Day will be May 15th at 8:30am in the DMS Gym.

Parents are welcome to attend.

DMS Final Exam Schedule

3rd block: Tuesday, 05/19

4th, 5th: Wednesday, 05/20

1st, 2nd: Thursday, 05/21 (1/2 Day for Students - Dismissal at 11:45am)


Menus for May

Serving Tony's Personal Pan Pizzas at DMS

Tony’s Personal Pan Pizza


Cash in hand or on account no charging snack items

They will be available 4/16 and 4/28 and in May.


BJHS Cheerleader Spirit Night at Which Wich - May 4

Please come out and support the Bob Jones Cheerleaders for Spirit Night tonight, May 4, 2015 at Which Wich. from 5:00 till 8:00pm. Thank you so much for your support.

BJHS Girls Basketball Tryouts - May 7

Bob Jones High School Girl Basketball Tryouts will begin on Thursday, May 7th at 3:45 in the auxiliary gym. Each student must have an updated physical in order to participate. If you have questions, contact Coach Reynolds. All rising 9th grade girls interested are welcome.

BJHS Band Booster Tupperware Sale

Band Boosters are continuing their Tupperware sale through May 8th. Forty percent of sales before taxes will go to support the band!

If you're interested in making a purchase, you can place your order on line by going to

1. Click on the box that says "Find a Fundraiser"
2. Click on "AL" (for Alabama)
3. Click on "Bob Jones Band Boosters".

4. Click on "shop this fundraiser" in the Welcome to our fundraiser box.

Tax and shipping must be paid if you order on line. The fundraising sale is limited to the items shown.

If you'd like to save shipping costs, simply place your order by dropping it in the booster box in the band room, or at the front desk at Bob Jones. Be sure to mark your envelope, "Band - Tupperware Order" so it will get to our mailbox. For more info please go to and click on the red Fundraising button and then Tupperware. You'll find a flyer showing items available as well as an order form other info. Orders should be turned in at the school by Friday, May 8th. Please make checks payable to Lisa Burnham and be sure to add 9% for sales tax.

BJHS Girls Tennis Informal Interest Meeting - May 12

If you are interested in trying out for the BJHS Girls Tennis Team next year please attend this meeting about the BJHS Girls tennis team. Girls in grades 7 through 12 can tryout next fall to play on the BJHS Girls Tennis team.

The meeting will cover information about the BJHS tennis team, summer and fall tennis team activities, team costs, and team plans for next year's spring season. Tennis is a spring high school sport but team tryouts will be held in the early fall.

Meeting Location: BJHS Tennis Courts

Date: Tuesday, May 12th

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Questions contact: Coach Tim Crumbley 256-772-3652

Or send an email to

If you can’t attend the meeting, please contact me if you are interested in playing next year.

BJHS Summer School Program

The Bob Jones High School 2015 Summer School Schedule is now available. You may pick up the forms at the front desk or print them off the BJHS web-site under the Academics Menu.

BJHS/DMS Girls Basketball Workouts

Any 7th or 8th grade girl interested in extra help and workouts in preparation for tryouts may ride the athletic bus beginning this week to BJHS every Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon from 3:30-4:45.

BJHS New Online Spirit Store is NOW OPEN - Official Athletic site of the Bob Jones Patriots

Bob Jones is excited to offer the Sideline Store to all its fans.

BJ Athletic Website

Follow all the BJHS Spring Sports at the BJHS Athletic Website.


Like the DMS PTA Facebook Page

Discovery PTA has a new Facebook page! Please visit the link below and "like" us on Facebook.


Keep those Box Tops and Labels for Education coming in! Box Tops and Labels for Education are accepted year-round and can be turned into your student's first block teacher or to the front office. Visit these sites to view participating products:


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