Message from the Principal

COVID-19 Information: Our top priority of the Denison Community School District is the safety, health, and well-being of our students and staff. We must remain optimistic for our children, prepared for the days, weeks and months ahead, hopeful for the future, and strong for one another. 
 
Thank you for being patient with us as at DMS while we work through what this school closure means to our students and staff. This is uncharted territory and we are dealing with big changes not only in our professional lives but also in our personal lives. Our District and Building Leadership Teams have been working on serving our kids keeping in mind this is 'a marathon, not a sprint'. We have incredible teachers, awesome kids, and supportive parents that are going to take care of each other and now is a time to show how we are all part of The Denison Difference! 
 
I love this quote from a Twitter post - "We will never know if we've done too much, but we will know with certainty if we've done too little." Blessings to our school family as we stay safe and practice physical distancing to combat the spread of the virus. 
Patti Ryan
DMS Principal
 
COVID-19 Información: Nuestra mayor prioridad de el Denison Community School District es la seguridad, salud, y bienestar de nuestros estudiantes y facultad. Nosotros debemos de mantenernos optimistas por nuestros hijos/as, preparandonos para los días, semanas, y meses que vienen, con esperanza para el futuro, y fuertes uno con el otro.
 
Gracias por ser paciente con nosotros en la DMS mientras nosotros trabajamos con lo que quiere decir que la escuela está cerrada para nuestros estudiantes y facultad. Este es un territorio no conocido y estamos trabajando con cambios no solo para nuestras vidas profesionales pero también para nuestras vidas personales. Nuestro distrito y Equipo de Liderazgo del Edificio han estado trabajando en servir a nuestros niños/as manteniendo en mente que este es un maratón, no una corrida solo. Tenemos maestros increíbles, muy buenos niños/as, y un padres que nos apoyan mucho que van a cuidarse el uno al otro y ahora es el tiempo de mostrar cómo todos somos parte de Difrencia de Denison!
 
Me gusta mucho una quota puesta en Twitter - “Nosotros nunca sabremos si hemos hecho mucho, pero sí sabemos con certeza si hemos hecho poco.” Muchas bendiciones para nuestra familia escolar al mantenernos seguros y practiquemos distancia física para combatir que el se riege el virus.
Patti Ryan
Principal de la DMS
 

Welcome to Denison Middle School. We house grades 6-8 and have a student enrollment just over 500 students. We opened the doors to the district's newest facility in 2008. You can find us just north of Denison High School.

At DMS we are proud to serve a linguistically and ethnically diverse population. Our students come to us from a number of locations around the globe and represent more than 10 languages.  At school our students have the opportunity to be involved in Fine Arts productions, Project Lead the Way, Student Council, and Science Bound. Our 7th and 8th grade Monarch athletic teams participate in competitions in football, volleyball, cross country, basketball, wrestling, and track and field.

Our Purple Pride Pledge: "I pledge to take pride in my behavior, my school work, and my building." 

The six pillars of Character - Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship

We focus on the 6 pillars of character because, "Character counts, everywhere, all the time! 

Monarchs R.O.A.R. with Pride! 

R = Respect All,  O = On Task/On Time,  A = Achieve My Best,  R = Responsible Citizen

Important Dates and Information


Information Regarding COVID-19 <CLICK HERE>
 
Upcoming Events
August 3:  On-line Registration Begins
August 17-20:  Teacher Inservice Days
August 24:  First Day of School
September 2:  School Pictures
 
No School
September 7:  Labor Day
September 21:  Teacher Inservice
 
School begins at 8:00 AM and ends at 3:08 PM at DMS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Middle School Resources


Activities Participation Forms | View Website

Facility Reservations | View Website

Facility Reservations | View PDF | Download

ISASP - Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress Practice Site | View Website

ISASP Online Tools Practice | View Website

Middle School Handbook English 2020-21 | View PDF English | Download English

Middle School Handbook Spanish 2020-21 | View PDF | Download

Positive Behavior Supports (PBIS) ROAR Matrix | View PDF | Download

Star Testing - Click Here | View Website

Supply List- MS (English/Spanish) 2020-21 | View PDF | Download

Report Bullying/Harassment at DMS


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Time Schedule


6th Grade

Pride Pack. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:00 - 8:15

1st Period. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8:18 - 9:00

2nd Period. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:03 - 9:45

3rd Period. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9:48 - 10:30

4th Period. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:33 - 11:15

WIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11:18 - 11:43
Lunch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11:43 - 12:08

5th Period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12:11 - 12:53

6th Period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12:56 - 1:38

7th Period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:41 - 2:23

8th Period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:26 - 3:08

7th Grade

Pride Pack. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:00 - 8:18

1st Period. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8:21 - 9:03

2nd Period. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:06 - 9:48

3rd Period. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9:51 - 10:33

4th Period. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:36 - 11:18

5th Period. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11:21 - 12:03

WIN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12:06 - 12:31
Lunch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12:31 - 12:56

6th Period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12:59 - 1:41

7th Period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:44 - 2:26

8th Period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:29 - 3:08

8th Grade

Pride Pack. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:00 - 8:15

1st Period. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8:18 - 9:00

2nd Period. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:03 - 9:45

3rd Period. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9:48 - 10:30

4th Period. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:33 - 11:15

Lunch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11:18 - 11:43
WIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11:43 - 12:08

5th Period. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12:11 - 12:53

6th Period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12:56 - 1:38

7th Period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:41 - 2:23

8th Period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:26 - 3:08

“The Denison Difference”

Denison Community Schools, in collaboration with the family and community, provides quality learning today preparing students for tomorrow.

“Quality Learning Today; Preparing Citizens of Tomorrow”
Booster Club Piggy Bank

Our Booster Clubs fuel our programs and benefit our students! From scholarships to cookie receptions, become part of the driving force behind our school.