Cougar News:

Week of November 16, 2020


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Weekly Update

Last week was another great week. Staff and students had fun participating in the Dalton High School homecoming spirit days! GBR!

On Monday, students participated in the Gallup student poll which measures engagement with school and hope for the future. This year they also included two additional elements to support the "whole" student beyond academics — belonging and social and emotional learning.

Over the past two weeks every student participated in the WriteScore assessment. This measures their writing and grammar skills. Teachers use the data from this assessment to support student growth with argumentative and narrative writing in preparartion for state exams and college/career readiness.

On Friday, thanks to the support of the Jonas Foundation, 7th grade students had a virtual field trip during their connections classes to listen to Carmen Deedy, an awarding winning author and master storyteller. Her stories were a wonderful mix of humor, values, and memories.

This week our 8th graders will begin their YouScience assessments. This is the first step in helping 8th grade students think more practically about how their natural abilities, or aptitudes, “fit” in the modern workforce.

Return for Virtual Students

The next return to school date for our Virtual students is Nov. 30th, which is the Monday after the Thanksgiving holiday. If your child is virtual and would like to return at that time, please fill out this form to let us know. Please complete it by November 19th so we can plan for your student's return on the Monday after Thanksgiving break.

DMS Sports/Events this Week

Mon., Nov. 16th

DMS 6th Grade Girls Basketball vs. Lake Forest, DMS Main Gym, 5:30 PM

DMS JV Girls Basketball vs. Lake Forest, DMS Main Gym, 6:30 PM

DMS Varsity Girls Basketball vs. Lake Forest, DMS Main Gym, 7:30 PM

Tue., Nov. 17th

DMS Wrestling vs. Trion/Cleveland, DMS Main Gym, 5:15 PM

Thur., Nov. 19th

DMS Swimming vs. Heritage, DHS Pool, 5:00 PM

Go Cougars!!!

Thanksgiving Holidays

Please remember that there is no school next week. The building will be closed from Mon-Fri during the week of Thanksgiving and will reopen on November 30th.

On behalf of the staff of Dalton Middle School we are grateful you have chosen our school for your child's education. We realize that when you buy or rent a home in Dalton you are making a choice that impacts your child's future. Thank you for trusting us to be an important part of your student's life and learning.

Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving,

Lauri Johnson, Principal

Dalton Middle School

This newsletter is prepared each week by Dalton Middle School Principal Lauri Johnson. Please email if you have any questions, concerns, or have something you'd like addressed in Cougar News.