Week of November 16, 2020
DALTON MIDDLE SCHOOL
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World-class learning that prepares students for success in college, careers and civic life
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
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
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