Message from the Principal


MS Parent/Teacher Fall Conferences ~ Tues., Oct. 26 and Thurs., Oct. 28 4-8 PM
MS Picture Retake Day ~ Monday, Oct. 25
 
 
Note for dropping off your middle school student:
Morning drop off of middle school students will ONLY be in the front circle drive of DMS. Students may be dropped off beginning at 7:05. Breakfast will be served beginning at 7:30. Students will wait in the commons until the 7:45 bell. School begins at 8:00. 
 
To best plan for traffic to flow well we ask that you not stop on 16th Street unless you are asked to stop to allow a bus to exit the parking lot. Traffic is heaviest at 7:30-7:45 especially between the high school and middle school. If you are able to use the route from Northwood Drive that will lessen the line that forms on16th Street coming from the high school. If your child eats breakfast at home, the best drop off time is 7:50. If your child wants to eat breakfast here at school we suggest drop off time to be 7:10-7:25 to avoid the heaviest traffic times. When traffic is heaviest, you will be asked to only turn right onto 16th Street after dropping off your student. Turning left means traffic doubles at that time for other vehicles dropping off students. 
 
Use a single line of traffic unless directed otherwise by school personnel, using the one-way traffic through the front drive. Morning traffic will not be allowed to enter the south parking lot by the practice field as it blocks the flow of traffic from the front circle drive. 
 
Have your student ready to exit your vehicle as you approach the sidewalk so when you stop they can quickly head into the school. Our buses enter in the same driveway and drop off in the back circle drive. We will have school personnel directing traffic so buses can safely exit the drive to 16th Street. Do not stop on 16th Street (unless you are asked to stop to allow a bus to exit the parking lot) as it blocks buses and others from entering and exiting. 
 
We encourage you to consider using our school bus transportation whenever possible to avoid heavy traffic. Most in-town bus routes are fast and all are a safe way to get to and from DMS! If you have elementary school or high school students to also drop off in the morning, we suggest dropping off middle school students first as our 8:00 start time is the earliest of the Denison buildings. 
 
We’re excited to have your middle school student at DMS this year. If you’d like to take pictures in front of the school we ask that you not do that during drop off times. 
 
A los estudiantes de la DMS SÓLO se les dejara en el círculo de manejo del frente de la DMS. A los estudiantes se les puede dejar empezando a las 7:05. El desayuno será servido a las 7:30. Los estudiantes esperan en la cafetería hasta la campana de las 7:45. La escuela empieza a las 8:00.
 
El mejor plan para que el tráfico corra bien, nosotros le pedimos que no se pare en la calle 16, y solo se pare si alguien le pide que lo haga para que un bos pueda salir del estacionamiento. El tráfico es mucho más pesado entre 7:30 y 7:45 especialmente entre la high school y la middle school. Si usted puede usar la ruta por Northwood Drive eso hará que la línea que se forma por la calle 16th será más corta cuando vienen de la high school. Si su hijo/a come desayuno aquí le sugerimos que lo deje en la escuela entre 7:10 y 7:25 para prevenir cuando el tráfico está más pesado. Cuando el tráfico está más pesado, a usted se le pedirá que solo voltee a la derecha en la calle 16 después de haber dejado a su estudiante en la escuela. Si voltea a la izquierda en la calle 16 eso hará que el tráfico se duplique cuando otros vehículos están dejando estudiantes en la escuela.
 
Use solo una luz de anuncio en el tráfico solo que el personal lo dirija de otra manera por el personal de la escuela, usando solo un lado de manejo por enfrente del el la escuela. El tráfico de la escuela no será permitido que entre a el estacionamiento de el sur donde están las áreas de práctica porque bloquea que el tráfico siga que viene del círculo de manejo de enfrente de la escuela. 
 
Tenga a su estudiante listo para bajarse del carro cuando usted se aproxime a la banqueta para que rápidamente se metan a la escuela. Nuestros buses entran en el mismo estacionamiento y  dejan a los estudiantes en el círculo de manejo de atrás de la escuela. Nosotros tendremos a el personal de la escuela dirigiendo el tráfico para que los buses puedan salir del estacionamiento de una manera segura para la calle 16. No pare en la calle 16, (solo que se le pida que pare para permitir que un bos salga del estacionamiento) porque esto no permite que otros buses y otros no puedan entrar y salir. 
 
Nosotros le recomendamos que considere usar la transportación escolar de buses cuando le sea posible para prevenir este tráfico tan pesado! La mayoría de las rutas de los boses que corren dentro de la ciudad son rápidas y una manera segura de ir y venir a la DMS! Si usted tiene estudiantes en la elementarias o en la high school que también lleva a la escuela, le sugerimos que deje a su estudiante de middle school primero porque la middel school es el edificios escolar de Denison que empieza clases más temprano a las 8:00.
 
Estamos muy entusiasmados de tener a su estudiante de la middle school en DMS este año. Si usted quiere tomar algunas fotografías enfrente de la escuela, le pedimos que no lo haga durante los horarios para dejar a su estudiante.
 
 
Please remember to charge your school-issued Chromebook and ensure that it is in good working order.  If a problem arises, submit a trouble ticket at the link below. http://bit.ly/dmstechticket 

 

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.

We R.O.A.R. with Pride by Respecting all, being On Task/On Time, Achieving our best, and by being Responsible Citizens. All students will be issued an ID card on a lanyard the first day of school and students are expected to have their ID card with them each day. ID cards are scanned for lunch and for checking out library books.

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
September 20-24 - Homecoming Week
September 24 - Homecoming Parade
October 25 - Picture Retakes
 
No School
September 20 (Teacher Inservice)
October 18 (Teacher Inservice)
October 29 (Conference Trade Day)
 
 
 
School begins at 8:00 AM and ends at 3:08 PM at DMS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Middle School Resources


Activities Participation Forms | View Website

DMS Tech Ticket | 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 2021-22 | View PDF English | Download English

Middle School Handbook Spanish 2021-22 | View PDF | Download

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

Request to See the Counselor | View Website

Request to See the Nurse/Health Assistant at DMS | View Website

ROAR Introductory Video | View Website

Star Testing - Click Here | View Website

Supply List- MS (English/Spanish) 2021-22 | 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

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