Dahlstrom Middle School

May 16, 2021

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Hello DMS students, teachers, and families!!!!

Our DMS students and staff have been hard at work! Mustang soccer teams brought home the 7th and 8th grade girls District Championships and the 8th Grade boys brought home the District Championship as well! All three teams were undefeated for the entire season!!! The 7th Grade boys had a successful tournament this weekend and were 3rd place in the District Tournament! Congratulations to all of our soccer teams and coaches for a successful season!!

Also a HUGE congratulations to our Tennis players!!

Tex Burklund is the 8th Grade boy's singles District Champion

Taylor Pattee is the 8th Grade girl's singles District Champion

Isa Rangel-Medina is the 7th grade girl's singles District Champion

Sofia McAlpin and Marisela Velasquez are the Girl's Doubles District Champions

Trace Carroll and Luke Levasser are the 7th grade boy's Doubles District Champions

Miller Ohlendorf and Stylz Ogden won 2nd place in the boy's doubles

Chase Urbanovsky won 2nd place in the boy's singles

Bella Decorte won 2nd place in the girl's singles

Maia Threatt won 3rd place in the girl's singles

AnnMarie Davis and Drew Taylor won 2nd place in the girl's doubles

Brooklyn Myers and Natalia Garcia won 2nd place in 8th grade doubles

Juliana Robles and Brody McAnelly won 2nd place in mixed doubles

Kyra Vieser and Lailah Thomas won 3rd place in doubles

For all virtual learners, when you are coming to campus for STAAR testing, you will arrive between 8:30 and 8:45 am and enter the main building doors. You will check in with the front office and then given your testing room. Please wear your mask and bring a refillable water bottle with you. If you have a district-issued device, please bring both the device and the charger with you for testing.

Hays CISD has required all district devices to be returned to campuses no later than May 28th. In-person students, we will take up devices through your classes during the last week of school. Virtual students, please leave your device with the front office after your last day of STAAR testing. We will also email out additional drop-off times for the last week of school.

Upcoming Dates (I know it is A LOT, so wanted to share them with you)

May 17th 6th and 7th Grade Math Virtual Student STAAR test on campus

May 18th 6th, 7th and 8th Grade Reading Virtual Student STAAR test on campus

May 18th DMS Dance Spring Showcase

May 19th 6th and 7th Grade Math In-person STAAR test

May 20th 7th and 8th Grade Reading In-person STAAR test

May 21st Theatre Performance: Alice in Cyberland

May 24th 8th Grade Science In-person and Virtual students STAAR test on campus

May 25th 8th Grade Social Studies In-person and Virtual students STAAR test on campus

May 26th 6th Grade Field Day

May 27th 7th Grade Field Day

May 28th 8th Grade Field Day

May 28th Last Day of School and early release at 2:45pm

Marquee shout-outs are still available, please see the link below to place your order!

"A dream does not become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work." ~ Colin Powell, former U.S. Defense Secretary

Let's work hard and follow our dreams!

Mrs. Ginn

I can not encourage everyone enough to please utilize the DMS Weekly Overview for helping your student know which assignments are due for grades and win. Teachers update this document each week and it is an easy way to stay organized and make sure to turn in assignments on time!


Reminders for our DMS safety protocols:

  • Do not send student(s) to school if they have a pending COVID test of COVID like illness
  • masks must be work in the building
  • spacing in the classrooms has been relaxed, students are no longer 3 feet apart in all classrooms due to the number of students we will have on-campus
  • please bring a refillable water bottle with you every day
  • please bring an extra mask in your backpack in case your mask breaks or gets misplaced
  • we will continue to offer mask breaks during passing periods. Any time a student's mask is off, they are to be 6 feet away from others.
  • if students do not comply with the proper wearing of masks and safety protocols put in place, disciplinary actions may be taken

I hope everyone has a great week!!!


Mrs. Ginn

Follow us on Facebook @DMS. Mustangs to see pictures of all the fun and amazing things students, teachers, and staff are doing at DMS!!!

New Links/Reminder Links:

DMS Weekly Overview

Highlights of Hays CISD Updated Secondary Grading Policy

Here are some previously shared resources:

Updated DMS COVID Campus Safety Plan

Dahlstrom Middle School 2020-2021 Bell Schedules

New Illness Policies and Procedures

My Virtual Schedule Tool

Classlink and Schoology Video

Updated Hays CISD Secondary Virtual Learning Schedule for the first three weeks

Hays CISD "The Plan"

Hays CISD Student Code of Conduct

Dahlstrom Middle School Student Handbook

DMS COVID Campus Safety Plan

6th Grade School Supplies

7th Grade School Supplies

8th Grade School Supplies

Hays CISD Nutrition Services

free and reduced lunch

Parent Schoology Info and Resources

Parent Schoology Video

Late Bus Sign-Up

DMS PTA Art Competition flyer

In-Person Learning Request for January 15th

JHS Navigate your future night January 7th

January 14th, all 8th-grade students will take the PSAT.

JHS Course Selection Information
JHS Rosettes Try-Outs Info

Virtual Learner Picture Retake Sign-Up

2021 Academic UIL Competition Information
2021 Spelling Bee Information

DMS Weekly Overview

Updated DMS Safe Start Plan

DMS PTA Meeting

DMS Cheer Try-Outs Form

Marquee Shout Outs

Order your Marquee shout-outs here. Please do not order for any Sundays. Click here, then click on monetary donation. The cost for the marquee shout-outs is $25.


Please click here to learn more about PTA, purchase DMS spirit gear and become a member!


COVID-19 Information The district has created a special webpage with information, answers to frequently asked questions, and the latest notices about how the district is responding to COVID-19.

Thank You!!!

Thank you once again to Monica Martinez and Monica's Home Team for providing breakfast for our staff!!!!

Thank you to Moser Family and Cosmetic Dentistry and Monica Martinez for creating magnetic school year calendars for our students!

Thank you DMS PTA for all of your support and hard work!! Thank you for providing breakfast for our staff as well!

Thank you Richard Leininger-The Horace Mann Companies for providing breakfast for our staff!!!

If you would like to help out and donate, please reach out to Michelle.Silva@hayscisd.net or Dedrah.Ginn@hayscisd.net