Message from the Principal

Drive-thru pick up of student items (locker contents, PE locker contents, band instruments, art projects) will be held Wednesday and Thursday (May 6 and 7) from 7:30 AM-7:00 PM.
 
Please use the front drive and have your student(s) name and grade written in marker on a full sheet of paper to hold up so helpers can get your belongings to bring out to you. You may also call ahead 263-9393 and let us know what time you'll be driving through and we will have labeled belongings outside for you to pick up. 
 
*Please return DMS library/classroom books to the bin that will be out front.*
*Chromebooks will not be returned at this time, that will take place later in May.* 
 
La recolección de artículos para estudiantes (contenido de casilleros, contenido de casilleros de educación física, instrumentos de banda, proyectos de arte) se llevará a cabo de miércoles a jueves (6 y 7 de mayo) de 7:30 a.m. a 7:00 p.m.
 
Use el camino de entrada y escriba el nombre y grado de su (s) estudiante (s) en una hoja de papel completa para que los ayudantes puedan traerle sus pertenencias. También puede llamar al 263-9393 con anticipación y hacernos saber a qué hora estará allí y etiquetaremos sus pertenencias afuera para recogerlas.
 
*Devuelva los libros de la biblioteca / aula del DMS a la basura.*
*Las Chromebooks no se devolverán en este momento, que tendrá lugar más adelante en mayo.*
 
 
Students - Check email and Canvas daily to continue learning! Teachers are posting activities on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays and we love to hear from you!
 
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
No School
No School (COVID-19 School Closure): March 17 - April 14
 
 
 
 
 
 
School begins at 8:00 and ends at 3:08 at the middle school.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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 19-20 | View PDF English | Download English

Middle School Handbook Spanish 19-20 | View PDF | Download

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

Star Testing - Click Here | View Website

Supply List - MS (English) | View PDF | Download

Supply List- MS (Spanish) | View PDF | Download

Youth Camp - Mon-Wed, July 1st-3rd (Grades 3-8th for Fall of 2019) | View Website

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.