The Panther Post

January 2021 Edition

Principal's Corner

Welcome back Panthers!

I am delighted to have students back on campus and in virtual classrooms. We are off to a great start this semester.

A note to our students:

As you begin the second semester of the school year we ask that you take time to reflect daily on your goals and strive to do your very best each day. Feel confident that DMS administration, faculty, and staff are here to support and encourage you as you explore different opportunities and continue to grow as learners.

To our parents and community, it is essential that you continue to take an active role in our students' success. It is important that we maintain parent involvement as we begin the second semester of our school year.

Many THANKS to our DMS PTA. They have been a tremendous source of support this year as always! The Discovery Middle PTA is still looking for new members as they have NOT reached their membership goal for this school year. An individual membership is only $8. Please consider helping the DMS PTA by joining. Please follow this link to join:).

Teachers, parents, students, and staff accomplish the most when we work collaboratively for student achievement. A school that aspires for excellence can expect no less!

With Panther Pride,

Kim Stewart

Discovery Middle School: A place for excellence, innovation and discovery.

Upcoming Events

January 18: No school; Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

January 28: Progress reports will be available in INow.

DMS Basketball Schedule:

1/12 @ Liberty Middle

Scholar's Bowl

On December 12 our Scholar's Bowl team played in the Arab Invitational Tournament in a field of 17 teams. Our A team was undefeated through the semi-final round. We lost a tough match in the final round. Please congratulate our team of Ben Landingham, Own Bryun, Patrick Bruce, Alexander Fedovseyev, and Mark Allison on their excellent performance.

Spelling Bee

Congratulations to Neil Mehta, our 2021 Discovery Middle School Spelling Bee champion !

The purpose of the yearly spelling bee is to help students improve their spelling, increase their vocabularies and develop correct English usage that will help them all their lives.

This year the students used a new online testing platform in order to determine the school winner who will go on to compete at the Madison County Bee.

FCA and First Priority

Virtual FCA and First Priority will meet on Tuesday nights virtually from 6:30-7 PM. The first meeting will take place on January 12. Anyone is welcome to join.

Join with the link below:

Theatre Department

A standing ovation for the Discovery Drama Department, which premiered five virtual productions month: "10 Ways to Survive Life in a Quarantine", "Discovering Shakespeare", "Gift of the Magi", "Oz", and "Bella, Beau, and Beasts." We had 71 students plus 2 drama directors who got to perform in their class plays for fall semester. Contact Miss Lewis or Ms. Davenport if you missed one and want to arrange to see the recording.

Yearbook Pre-Order

DMS Yearbook pre-order ends January 22. The cost is currently $45.

National Junior Honor Society

7th graders who are interested in joining NJHS must sign the online interest form NO LATER than this Friday 1/15. Students must have a 90% overall average from first semester to qualify. Eligible candidates will receive the application via MCS student email on Friday 1/22.

Online interest form link:

Discovery Middle School

A place for excellence, innovation and discovery.