DCMS Quarter 3 Newsletter - 2020

Think Spring!

John Maxwell - Leadership Program

DCMS Family,


This winter and continuing into spring, Davis County Middle and High School will be taking a different approach to anti-bullying by clarifying qualities of effective leadership and fostering discussions on personal value. DC has partnered with the John Maxwell leadership program to help students find their purpose and personal value both in themselves and others in order to reach their full potential as human beings and potential leaders.


On Thursday January 30, we had an all 7th-8th grade leadership assembly to kick-off this leadership journey with smaller sessions planned in the classroom to keep the message and journey going.


Click the link below to learn more about this powerful program to keep the conversation going at home - https://www.johnmaxwell.com/start-your-journey/


Principal McCloskey

“Leadership is not about titles, positions or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another.” ― John Maxwell

DCMS Iowa Assessments (ISASP) - March 2020

Please click here for more information regarding the new state testing.

Celebrations!!

Did you know...


  • we only had 50 Office Discipline Referrals at DCMS this 1st Semester?! That's low...
  • we had ~96% student attendance as a building for 1st Semester??!! That's high...
  • 95% of our students received Progressing or Meeting marks for our Citizenship expectations??!! That's fantastic...

DCMS Art!!

Congratulations to the following students who have been chosen to display artwork in local businesses. The following are: Owen Erdmn in Fetcho Chiropractic, Logan Harwood in Shear Perfection, Breanna Lindberg in 1st State Bank, Nadia Zmolek in Bloomfield Democrat, Lauren Davis in Making Memories, Rylynn Panos in Edward Jones. This artwork will be on display until February 21st. Students please see Mrs. Byrd to pick up artwork after this date!
Big picture

Every Student Succeeds Through MTSS

Davis County Middle School recently received a Targeted Status from the State of Iowa's Department of Education through the Every Student Succeeds Act. Davis County Middle School leadership will continue to assess our instructional effectiveness of what is known as Multi-Tiered Systems of Support or MTSS. What MTSS is, simply, is an acronym that Iowa has adopted to ensure that every student has access to the appropriate grade level core curriculum and the appropriate supports needed to succeed and grow as a learner in that curriculum.


Click here to learn more about what Davis County Middle School is doing to ensure high levels of learning for ALL students.


Please click here to learn what curriculum and standards your students are learning by subject and by grade level.


Please contact Mr. McCloskey with any questions or concerns you may have.

Big picture

What's Coming Up?

Friday 2/14 - 7th/8th Dance - 7-9 pm

Monday 2/17 - No School - President's Day

Monday 2/24 - No School - Professional Development

Thursday 2/27 - MS/HS Pops Concert


Monday 3/2 - P/T Conferences - 4:30-8 pm

Thursday 3/5 - 12:30 Dismissal for P/T Conferences - 1-4 & 5-8 pm

Friday 3/6 - No School

Tuesday 3/10 - "Notes of Sweetness" Jazz Event

Thursday 3/12 & Friday 3/13 - MS Musical Performances

Friday 3/20 - End of 3rd Quarter **Date Change

DCMS School Play - March 12 and 13, 2020!

Big picture

5th Grade Exploratory

5th Grade students used their creativity in the recent Library Media ten day academy Upcycle session to turn items bound for the trash into new treasures.
Big picture
Big picture