Deshler Middle School

August 22, 2022

A Message from Our Assistant Principal

As we move into our third week of school, our classrooms have hit the ground running with instruction. Deshler Middle School is prioritizing academics by taking a deeper look into ALL students’ academic profiles as we set goals to increase ELA and math scores on achievement tests. While data is not the primary focus of student success, it does provide guidance on how we can best support our students.

The past two years have caused educational deficits for many of our students. We look forward to partnering with our stakeholders to maximize our students' academic potential. We have postponed our Open House to a later date, so that we can share student data with you and build a plan to ensure that our students thrive. This week our ELA and math teachers will attend data meetings and make plans to close achievement gaps and remediate skills that are challenging our students.

This year we have the opportunity to provide tutoring for students once again. Teachers will provide ELA and math tutoring, Monday-Thursday. We will be providing two different tutoring sessions, remediation tutoring and traditional tutoring. Remediation tutoring is invitation only; however, traditional tutoring is available to all students who may need classroom support. Please keep in mind that tutoring is not a time for students to complete homework. Tutoring is an opportunity for students to receive additional support on skills that are challenging them. More information on how to enroll your student will be provided soon.

Our teachers, faculty, and staff will continue to provide an open line of communication for any questions or concerns that may arise throughout the school year. We value you and your input and know that we can accomplish success as we work together this school year.

Anna Beth Thigpen

Assistant Principal

Deshler Middle School


School Dance

Friday, August 26th 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Deshler Middle School Gym

Admission: $8.00 per student

Students who will be attending the football game will walk down to the stadium after the dance is over. If your child is not attending the football game, they will need to be picked up at the gym at 6:00 p.m.


6th & 7th Grade - Front Entrance

8th Grade - Cafeteria Entrance


Students need to stay at their designated entrances, until their rides pull forward to get them.

Morning Drop-off
7:15 a.m. @ Gym (EVERYONE)

7:30 a.m. Breakfast Bell

Free & Reduced Lunch:
Click Link Here to submit registration (EVERYONE)


Friday, August 26th

School Dance (4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.) - DMS Gym

Friday, September 2nd

Sock Fundraiser Deadline

Monday, September 5th

Labor Day Holiday - No School


Upcoming Games

Tuesday, August 23rd

DMS Volleyball vs Lexington (Away - 4:30 p.m.)

Thursday, August 25th

DMS Football vs Russellville (Away - 6:00 p.m.)
DMS Volleyball vs Florence (Home - 4:00 p.m.)

Monday, August 29th

DMS Volleyball vs Rogers (Away - TBD)

Tuesday, August 30

DMS Volleyball vs Lauderdale County (Away - 4:00 p.m.)


DMS Volleyball (8th) vs Muscle Shoals - W

DMS Volleyball (7th) vs Muscle Shoals - L

Deshler Middle School is kicking off a sock fundraiser to let your feet do the talking on where your school spirit lies! Order forms will be distributed to each student within Tuscumbia City Schools by the end of this week. Be sure to get yours ordered by Friday, September 2nd!

If you would like to print an order form, visit:

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The Healing Place

The Healing Place offers a monthly grief and loss support group during school hours for interested DMS students. Signed permission forms are required to participate. Forms are available in the DMS office or from Mrs. Lenz. Groups will be starting soon.
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Congratulations Mrs. Christa Byrd!

For the past 15 years, Deshler Middle School has had the privilege and honor of having Mrs. Christa Byrd as the office secretary. Faculty and staff celebrated Mrs. Byrd with a surprise “farewell” luncheon because she will be transferring to a new role at the TCS Central Office this week. DMS is sad to see her go, but we are excited for her and wish her the best in her new position!

Fabulous Friday - Thanks PVO!

Thank you PVO for providing a Fabulous Friday Fiesta lunch for our faculty and staff! We appreciate y'all and everything y'all do!

TUNE IN to 107.7 FM

As you approach DMS every morning & afternoon, please tune your radio to 107.7 FM for information concerning morning drop off procedures & important announcements
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Download the TCS App!

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