In the Middle
September Newsletter from Dakota Meadows Middle School
Welcome back students, staff and families!
Sixth Grade Attends Pow Wow
9/11 Speaker in Eighth Grade Global Studies Class
Eighth Grade Pop Art On Display
A 1950’s art movement based on popular culture. Artists were responding to the nation’s consumer society. Pop art is a style of art which explores the everyday imagery that is so much a part of contemporary consumer culture (advertisements, consumer product packaging, celebrity photographs, and comic strips)
Students were to take a candy wrapper and make it two to three or even eight times it size. Make everyday objects more visible and make you look at them as works of art. Our 8th grade students did an awesome job with this assignment!
Top 20 Training Presentation For All Students
Tom Cody spoke to all students on Thursday, September 21st. His message discussed Above and Below the Line: How Our Thinking Governs Our Experience
Above the Line
A positive view on life and Positive attitudes and beliefs
how we see the world Hopeful and optimistic
Energetic moods and emotions Power to control my life
Focused on what is important
Below the Line
A negative view on life and Negative attitudes and beliefs
how we see the world Hopeless and pessimistic
Depressing moods and emotions Powerless victim of life
Lose focus on what is important
1. Living or Visiting
2. Life Looks Different from Above or Below the Line
3. Making Decisions Below the Line → Mess
4. Conditions Do Not Determine Experience: Keep Your Day
5. Invitations: conditions/situations that invite us to go Below the Line
The next Dakota Meadows Middle School PTA meeting will be on Thursday, September 28th at 6pm. Mark your calendars!
Date: Thursday, September 28, 2017
Time: 6pm – 7pm
Location: DMMS (Dakota Meadows Middle School) Office Conference Room
Please use parking lot by Office Doors. Enter the door to the right of the main office door and follow hallway to the Conference Room.
Who: Parents, Guardians, DMMS Teachers & Staff
Why: PTA provides volunteer and financial support to Dakota Meadows Middle School Student and Teachers throughout the school year. We have many opportunities for you to get involved in driving a successful school year! Thank you for sharing your time and talents. Hope to see you at this next meeting! P.S. There will be TREATS!
Please spread the word to anyone who would like to be involved with the PTA. We would love to see you at the next meeting!
See you September 28th!
Students are "Breaking Out" at DMMS
BreakoutEDU is a game that has students and staff thinking critically, problem-solving, troubleshooting, working collaboratively and having so much fun. Teams will are given a variety of clues in addition to the clues found in the room to use to help unlock the box before the other teams in the room do!
Dates to Remember
October 13 - Picture Retakes
October 17 - Vision Screening for 8th Grade Students
October 19 - No School
October 20 - No School
October 26 - 8th Grade Band rehearsal w/ Dallas Brass at West High School
October 27 - PTA Colorathon Fundraiser for all students - more information will follow
Parking Lot Reminders
We would like to thank you for respecting the parking lot pick-up and drop-off procedures! As always DMMS student safety is our number one priority. To assure student safety, parents please follow the designated flow and encourage students to sit on the passenger side of the car. This will avoid students from having to exit and walk in a traffic lane. The student drop off area starts at the basketball hoops and runs past the front door. If drivers use the full sidewalk area, approximately 20 cars can empty at one time. Finally, with cooler weather approaching please be reminded that students should exit when the car stops and NOT wait to move closer to the front door. These few items make a tremendous difference in student safety and the start of everyone’s day!
Dakota Meadows Middle School
Assuring learning excellence and readiness for a changing world.
Preparedness - BE READY!
Respect - BE KIND!
Integrity - BE HONEST!
Determination - BE BRAVE!
Excellence - BE YOU!