Dahlstrom Middle School

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Lunch with a Distinction at DMS

Dahlstrom Middle School's staff enjoyed a hamburger and hot dog lunch celebration, courtesy of the Mustang PTA and Hays CISD Deputy Academic Officer Jesus Gomez. The fun was generated by the campus being recognized with an "A" Rating and receiving its first Academic Distinction. Mr. Gomez memorably brought out an industrial-sized barbecue pit and grilled for the entire staff, providing the fuel for smiles, laughter, and true HCISD spirit!

story and picture by Jim Cullen

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DMS Hosts Hays CISD Secondary Admin for Instructional Rounds

On Wednesday, October 9th, DMS hosted secondary administrators from across the district. The purpose of the instructional rounds is for principals to collaborate in order to improve student achievement. A key component of the instructional rounds is to visit classrooms to see best practices in action. The secondary admin team was able to witness first hand all the awesomeness that takes place in DMS classrooms that led to an A rating. During the first quarter DMS, has focused on student communication and teachers providing students feedback. As you can see in the pictures below, there is plenty of evidence of both.
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DMS Tutoring Schedule

Please click here to find the DMS before and after school tutoring schedule.

Student Newscast

Student News by the Students for the Students! Click here to watch this weeks broadcast.

DMS Athletics - Mustang Pride

Access everything DMS Athletics. Schedules, Athletic Newletters, Forms, and Revtrack

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Mustangs Cage the Cougars

The Mustangs made quick work of the Cougars on Thursday at Chapa. All teams won in straight sets to continue their terrific seasons. This week the Mustangs will take on Barnes for our annual pink out games. The 6th grade pre-athletics class will have four teams playing prior to the C games. Be sure come check out what's in store for next year.

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Mustangs Roll the Rattlers

All Mustang teams were firing on all cylinders last Tuesday. The 7th grade teams took care of business at home with each team shutting out the Rattlers from Miller. The B team kicked the night off with a 40-0 win followed up with the A team winning by a score of 30-0.

The 8th grade team travelled to San Marcos to take on the Rattlers. The B team finished with a 6-6 tie while the A team rolled their way to a 39-0 shut out win. The Mustangs will be taking on the Chapa Cougars on Wednesday, October 16th.

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Mustangs Run Away with Wins at Lockhart XC Meet

Congratulations to the Cross Country team! Last Wednesday at the Lockhart zig zag the 7th and 8th grade boys ran away with 1st place. 7th grade girls finished 2nd place. Finally, our 8th grade girls didn’t have enough runners to place (COME OUT FOR CROSS COUNTRY!!!!), but after a few shoulders and elbows, Chase Ingram lead the pack the entire way to finish in 1st place! Good luck at District next Saturday in San Marcos.
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Mustangs get involved at EGES

Our kiddos are amazing!!! 8th grade football players had the opportunity to spend some time with our friends at Elm Grove Elementary Leaders Elm Grove Elementary PTA Elm Grove Elementary Elm Grove Elementary. Thank you for having us!!! We loved it!!! #better together #100%hayscisd #DMSquad

Order PE/Athletic Gear on Revtrack

You may order your PE/Athletic gear on Revtrack. Students in PE and Pre-Athletics will wear Hays CISD PE shirts and are not required to have a physical.
For Athletic, Pre-Athletic, and PE questions please contact:



We are in need of photos from athletic events. Please feel free to send me photos to add to the newsletter at michael.watson@hayscisd.net

Click Here to Order Football, Volleyball, and XC Shirts

The DMS Library is fully up and running now that all students have been through orientation! We are currently in need of Makerspace supplies. Please check the list for specifics, and if you have any new/gently used crafting materials we can probably put them to use! Contact Mrs. Garcia for more information (ana.garcia@hayscisd.net).

Link to Library Wishlist: http://bit.ly/library-wish-list

Nurse Megan

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For Nurse Information please contact megan.benthall@hayscisd.net

Stay Connected With NJHS

Fall Meeting Date: The NJHS Fall Meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, 9/25/19. Students can attend before school at 7:30am in the Library, or after school until 4:30pm. Please sign up for the late bus if necessary.

Attention all current 7th and 8th grade NJHS parents: please contact Mrs. Ana Garcia (ana.garcia@hayscisd.net) if you need to be added to the Remind announcement group for 2019-20. Send her an email with your contact information (phone number or email, whichever you prefer) so you can stay up-to-date with all the latest information.

For NJHS questions please contact ana.garcia@hayscisd.net
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7th Grade STUDENTS: If you were notified by letter and a phone call that you could participate in the Duke TIP program, don’t forget to sign up!

The online enrollment deadlines for the October ACT and the November SAT are fast approaching. While there are many test dates throughout the school year, early test dates are encouraged so that there are no delays in talent search benefits. Families often are concerned about which test to choose—ACT or SAT? The Duke TIP website has information about how to support families in making the best choice and decision for their children. The Duke TIP 7th Grade Talent Search offers more than the above-grade-level testing experience. Check out the many benefits available to encourage and challenge your gifted students.

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Are you or someone you know in need of food assistance this holiday season? There's still plenty of time to sign up for your holiday meal box. Below are two organizations providing Thanksgiving meals in Hays County.



Also if you’re looking for an opportunity to volunteer in the community, both organizations could always use some help!

For Counseling questions please contact

michelle.schuchart@hayscisd.net 7th L-Z and 8th Grade

jessica.leinen@hayscisd.net 6th Grade and 7th A-K

Mighty Mustang Band - Pride In Excellence

Stay up to date with everything DMS Band.

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For Band questions please contact rachael.janek@hayscisd.net
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For Choir questions please contact maria.slaughter@hayscisd.net
For Theatre questions please contact robert.vinyard@hayscisd.net

Click her to visit the Cheer Website

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For Cheer questions please contact



Marquee Shoutouts!

Dahlstrom is glad to announce the availability of the school's Marquee for parents to congratulate students for their birthday and accomplishments in the academic and athletic field for only $25. Click on the Marquee Shoutouts banner to order.

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Late Bus Link

Use this link to sign up for the late bus. Students must sign up for the last bus by 4:00 p.m. the day prior to riding.

Thank you to the DMS Staff T-Shirt Sponsors

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