Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress (ISASP) individual student results are being sent home today with students. Please be watching for these!
DCMS PTO's Annual "Giving Gallery" - https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzKwr5VRMINIaEJOTnZXaFdKSjhmQjcxM1c5Q3hFNFlZUlRj/view?usp=sharing Spread the word!
Davis County Middle School to Hold Holiday Concerts DCMS will hold their holiday concerts in the middle school gymnasium on Tuesday, December 17th. 5th grade General Music & Band - 5:30pm 6th grade band & 1st semester General Music Classes - 6:15pm 7-8 band, jazz band, 7-8 Choir - 7:00pm
"Attention Girl's Biddy Ball players" There will be one session of Biddy Ball tomorrow. It will be 3rd thru 6th graders starting at 9:00 am and ending at 10:30.
Monday, November 11, 2019, Davis County Schools will be running on a two-hour delay schedule today. All early morning activities are cancelled for today.
Parent Teacher Conferences!!! Middle School teachers will be in their rooms available for conferences tonight from 4:30 to 8:00 PM. Thursday, in thier rooms again from 1:00 to 4:00 PM and Middle School and High School teachers will all be in the Middle School gym from 5:00 to 8:00 PM on Thursday also. Hope to see you there!!!
Davis County Schools will be running on a two-hour delay schedule today, Thursday, October 31. All early morning activities are cancelled for today.
The middle school 7th and 8th grade Social Studies classes taught by Mrs. Cook and Mr. Husted participated in the State Wide Iowa Straw Poll where they voted for Presidential, Senate, and Iowa District 2 Representatives. Votes were submitted online to the Iowa Secretary of State. Prior to voting, students learned about candidates and platform issues in order to become informed voters. Students were also interviewed by KYOU news.
DCMS 2019 PTO Trivia Night Information (Friday Nov. 22) - https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-GMG3SHon_WMGo1QnQ2NlROLURxeEwwcllHLThyVkE0UnZr/view?usp=sharing Limited team spots available!
Students had a great time this week spreading kindness throughout the community. They made place mats for the Davis and Care Center. They hide rocks around town with positive messages. Some decorated pumpkins with kind words to help decorate the hospital, Care Center and Davis Center. Finally, we created posters to hang in our building and songs to play on our school news.
The Middle School has accumulated quite an assortment of clothing, shoes, hats and other items in our Lost and Found area. Please make sure you check out the items if you are missing any at home. All items will be removed from the building on Friday the 25th.
The DCMS PTO wants you to know that the "Haunted Halls of DCMS" community night will be held on Friday November 1 from ~6-8 pm!! https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzKwr5VRMINIaDlwX1JlT2JYQVRQRmRiZk4yUVVnemhDLWFr/view?usp=sharing
We will be taking our eighth graders to the IHCC 8th Grade Career Day on Friday, October 25 at Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa. This day is designed to assist in career pathway exploration and 4-year planning for our students. Students will have the opportunity to explore various career options; learn what the job entails, opportunities in the area of interest, and the education/certification requirements. This is an important day for students to continue high school and post-high school planning. We encourage you to discuss different career options and work roles with your 8th grader. Tell him/her what you do and why it is important. Your conversations and interactions regarding career education and decision-making is a powerful influence.
We, at Davis County Middle School are excited to share that our school will be celebrating Unity Day on Wednesday, October 23 this year. We would like everyone to wear and share ORANGE to show that we stand united for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion! Unity Day is an annual event occurring during National Bullying Prevention Month that promotes joining together to create healthier communities through kindness, acceptance of difference, and inclusion. We will have a tremendous impact on young lives when we demonstrate our unity on this important topic. Let’s all unite and talk about the positive things we can do to make healthier communities. Don’t forget to wear Orange next Wednesday and send a big message of support, hope, and unity.
Middle School Cross Country Meet that was to be at Chariton today has been cancelled, there will be practice after school. Also, 7th & 8th grade Football practice has been cancelled for this evening.
Reminder: ALICE parent meeting tonight (Thursday, October 3) at 6:30PM in the Middle School Commons. All parents welcome!
DCMS dress-up days for homecoming next week are as follows - Monday - Beach day Tuesday - Decade or Trending day Wednesday - Neon day Thursday - Country Club vs. Country day Friday - Mustang Pride day
Just a reminder to students who signed up for DC Cadets that our first practice is Wednesday Oct. 2nd right after school. The High school kids will meet you in front of the office after school.
The 5th grade Middle School Field trip to Troy Academy that was scheduled for October 2nd has been rescheduled to October 17th 2019.
DCMS Community, Please click the link to access the DCMS Quarter 1 Newsletter - https://www.smore.com/b075h Please contact the middle school office with any questions.
There are a couple of changes in the MS VB schedule that we want to pass along to parents and players. MS VB will play in Chariton tomorrow, October 1st at 4:15. This is a make-up game from Thursday, Sept. 26th. MS VB will host Chariton on October 17th at 4:15 at the Mutchler Center.
The parent meeting about ALICE training will not take place tomorrow (Monday) night. It has been rescheduled for Thursday, October 3 at 6:30PM in the Middle School Commons.
In an effort to help the city conserve energy due to recent power issues, the school will not be running air conditioners on Monday. Because of our effort and the high temperatures expected, Davis County Schools will be dismissing at 12:30 on Monday, September 30. Activity practices will be held immediately after school and activity buses will leave the middle school at 2:35 and the high school at 2:40pm. A decision for the JV football game tomorrow night has yet to be made. Please check our website and Facebook page as an update will be made as soon as possible.
ATTENTION PARENTS: We will be holding a parent informational meeting on Monday September 30, 6:30p.m. at the middle school. Josh O'Dell, from the Davis County Sheriff's Department, will be sharing information and answering any questions you may have about the upcoming A.L.I.C.E. training for our students. We encourage everyone to attend. We hope to see you there!
MS Parents and Students, soon we will be sending Homecoming Permission notes home with the students. In order to avoid last minute notes and phone calls, we ask that you PLEASE fill out the permission form completely and return to the MS office NO LATER THAN MONDAY OCTOBER 7TH. This has to be our final cutoff date. We want to do everything we can to make this run smoothly and to avoid any problems. Thank you!!!
DCMS Community, Be sure to check out our website News for updates to our grading practices in grades 5-6, all special courses, and in several grade 7-8 courses. With these adjusted practices, calculating honor roll will also be adjusted. Please see the website for more info.
***Schedule Change**** Tomorrow's (9.24.19) MS Volleyball game has been postponed to October 14th.
The Cross Country Meet that was scheduled for tonight has been cancelled. There will be practice at the High School today.
DCMS Upcoming Activities - Today 9-12 - Cross Country @ Home - 4:20 pm (Lake Fisher) Tuesday 9-17 - MS Volleyball @ Home - 4:15 pm (Mutchler Center) Thursday 9-19 - MS Football @ Home - 4:30 pm Thanks for coming out and supporting our students!
Middle School Robotics Club will have our first meeting on Tuesday, September 10th after school in the PLTW room. This club is open to any interested 7th or 8th grade student. Permission slips to join the club can be picked up outside the main office. Signed parent permission slips are due back to the main office by Monday September 9 . See Mrs. Stevenson for questions.
Reminder that we will have a 7th and 8th grade parent meeting tonight (Tuesday) at 5:30pm in the Middle School Commons. It should last approximately 15 minutes.
Mr. Brus will be sponsoring a middle school Robotics Club for 7th/8th grade students. There will be an informational meeting on Tuesday 9/10 after school. Permission slips to join can be picked up outside the middle school main office for interested students.
7th & 8th Grade Football Practice has been cancelled for tonight
DCMS Students and Families, Save the Dates!! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nZv48XUIhH0-_djf95fvxKGOqC5XO_K6kgesyRPwS5w/edit?usp=sharing
eRegistration is now open for the 2019-2020 school year! Please login to your PowerSchool Parent Portal to complete registration. If you would like assistance or have any questions about registration, please attend Registration Day on Monday, August 5, 2019 11:00AM - 7:00PM in the High School Media Center. We will have computers available and staff ready to help!
5-8 Band and 7-8 choir students: If you are already signed up and paid, the Beach Ottumwa trip is Tuesday, June 11th. We will meet at 2:15 at the middle school. Bring your swimsuit, towel, sunscreen, and money for snacks if desired. We will return between 7:00 and 7:30pm. Unfortunately no more late forms will be accepted at this point. The payment and form are way past due and the school needs time to plan for transportation. If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Cook at email@example.com
Davis County Schools will have a two hour delay on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 due to road closures caused by heavy rain.
A GIANT Shout out to our 8th grade girls track team for winning the SCC Title and the STATE Title this past Friday and Saturday. Way to bring it girls!!!
It's pretty amazing what kids can and will produce when we let them express their creativity and provide them with choices - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XDY0Eoy2S86i9fkG7DBgct7skYA08PS2/view?usp=sharing - 5th Grade Media Class, Mrs. Kathy Burchett
The Middle School Trip Parent/student meeting for tonight will be at 5:00 PM sharp! This is to try to work with Baseball schedules.
Middle school track meet is cancelled for tonight. Girls track practice will meet in the MS cafeteria after school and be done by 4:15.
The JH Track meet at Cardinal for tonight has been cancelled.
DCMS Family, On Friday April 12 plan on joining us for our first annual "Showcase of Excellence" from 6-8 pm at the middle school. This event will showcase why we exist - students learning at high levels. https://www.dcmustangs.com/article/99807?org=davis-county-middle-school
4th Grade Band Rental Night--Tuesday, April 30th from 4:00-6:00 pm in the Middle School Music Room.
Due to impending weather, Davis County Schools will be running on a two-hour delay schedule and Hard Surface Routes only on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. Please visit our website for our Hard Surface Routes Map.
Friday, February 15, 2019 Davis County Schools will be running buses on regular routes and school will be on time!
Davis County Schools will run buses on Hard Surface Routes only for Thursday, February 14, 2019. Here is a link to our Hard Surface Routes map https://5il.co/6f6x.
The Middle School 7th & 8th grade Valentines Dance has been rescheduled for Friday March 8th in the Middle school commons, cost is $5.00 per person! Dance is from 7 to 9:00 PM. School appropriate attire. Hope to see you there!
Davis County Schools will run buses on Hard Surface Routes only for Wednesday, February 13, 2019. Here is a link to our Hard Surface Routes map https://5il.co/6f6x.
Due to weather, Davis County Schools have cancelled classes for Tuesday, February 12, 2019.
Davis County Schools will run buses on Hard Surface Routes only for Monday, February 11, 2019. Here is a link to our Hard Surface Routes map https://5il.co/6f6x.
Due to the weather, there is NO MS play practice tonight! Also the MS 7th & 8th grade Valentines dance has been postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date.
The 7th & 8th grade Valentine Dance will be postponed to a later date due to no school on Friday February 8th 2019
Due to weather and poor road conditions, Davis County Schools have cancelled classes for Friday, February 8, 2019. A decision on activities will be made tomorrow (Friday).
The MS Honor Choir that was scheduled for tomorrow in Mt. Pleasant has been canceled. The event organizers are looking at dates later in Spring to reschedule.
There will be NO Middle School Play practice tonight due to the weather!!
Due to weather, Davis County Schools have cancelled classes for today, Thursday, February 7, 2019.
Davis County Schools will have a two-hour delay and run buses on Hard Surface Routes only for Thursday, February 7, 2019. Here is a link to our Hard Surface Routes map https://5il.co/6f6x, please note it has been recently updated.
Due to weather conditions, Davis County Schools have cancelled classes for Wednesday, February 6, 2019.
Parents: Just a reminder, MS students reports cards are now available in Powerschool on the parent portol.
Due to predicted weather, Davis County Schools will be dismissing classes at 1:00 today, Tuesday, February 5, 2019.
Due to no school on Thursday January 31st 2019, there will be no Play practice!
Due to extreme temperatures, Davis County Schools have cancelled classes for Thursday, January 31.
NO MIDDLE SCHOOL PLAY PRACTICE TONIGHT, TUESDAY JAN. 29TH 2019.
Davis County Schools will have no after school and evening activities on Tuesday, January 29. Wednesday, January 30, classes are cancelled and building facilities are closed. Thursday, January 31, classes will be running on a two-hour delay schedule.
Due to poor road conditions, Davis County Schools will be running buses on hard surface routes only all week; Tuesday, January 29 through Friday, February 1. Here is the link to our Hard Surface Routes Map - https://5il.co/5p9y.
TONIGHT'S 6TH GRADE SOLO CONTEST IS STILL A GO!!. Almost all of my students performing after 6pm are town students. If you are uncomfortable with the weather, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I can either try to squeeze you in earlier, or we can schedule a make-up for your student. Thank you! - Mrs. Cook
Davis County Schools will be running buses on hard surfaces only Thursday, January 24 and Friday, January 25. Here is the link to our Hard Surface Routes Map - https://5il.co/5p9y.
Due to weather, Davis County Schools have cancelled classes for today, Wednesday, January 23, 2019.
Davis County Schools will have a two-hour delay on Wednesday, January 23, 2019. Buses will still run on hard surfaces only.
Davis County Schools will be running buses on hard surfaces only on Wednesday, January 23, 2019. Here is the link to our Hard Surface Routes Map - https://5il.co/5p9y.
ALL MIDDLE SCHOOL ACTIVITIES AND PRACTICES ARE CANCELLED FOR TONIGHT! THIS INCLUDES BASKETBALL, WRESTLING, PLAY PRACTICE & BEYOND THE BELL!!!
Are you interested in becoming a substitute teacher? Great Prairie AEA is offering a certification course in Albia. The course will meet 3 consecutive Saturdays, beginning February 16. Iowa law allows an individual who holds a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution to substitute in grades K-12 for no more than five consecutive days in one job assignment. An individual who holds a Para educator certificate and completes this course is authorized to substitute only in the special education classroom in which the individual Para educator is employed. Use this link #160422 GP - Substitute Authorization Grades Pk-12 https://tinyurl.com/yatweoum to find more information or to register.
Davis County Schools will be running buses on hard surfaces only on Tuesday, January 22, 2019. Here is the link to our Hard Surface Routes Map - https://5il.co/5p9y.
Davis County Schools will be running buses on hard surfaces only on Monday, January 21, 2019. Here is the link to our Hard Surface Routes Map - https://5il.co/5p9y.
All activities have been cancelled and district facilities will be closed Friday, January 18 and Saturday, January 19.
Due to the impending weather conditions and for the safety of our students, Davis County Schools will be dismissing classes at 1:00 today, Friday, January 18, 2019.
Dear Davis County, Please know we decided to cancel school today instead delaying because weather and road conditions would not improve enough in time to run buses this morning. NOAA weather reports show that temperatures will improve enough this afternoon to allow us to host the high school bowling meet and high school basketball games this evening as scheduled. We will also allow high school programs to practice if they chose to do so, but will not require students to attend if they or their parents are not comfortable being on the roads. All middle school events and practices however are cancelled today. Sincerely, Dan Maeder, Superintendent
Due to dangerous road conditions, Davis County Schools have cancelled classes for today, Tuesday, January 15, 2019.
Davis County Schools will be running buses on hard surfaces only again on Tuesday, January 15, 2019. Here is the link to our Hard Surface Routes Map - https://5il.co/5p9y.
The yearbook will take a senior class photo in the gym on Friday, January 18th at 8am sharp. Seniors should be in the gym at 7:50 to pick up their senior shirt, which they will be wearing in the photo. We'd love to have all 85 seniors present! Contact Mrs. Mason with questions.
Davis County Schools will be running buses on hard surfaces only for tomorrow, Monday, January 14, 2019. Here is the link to our Hard Surface Routes Map - https://5il.co/5p9y.
Davis County Middle School Announcements https://docs.google.com/document/d/13nC325-rgV0JtlqDFuQWbD5ww1j8-h9JQIGsVqXk-CY/edit?usp=sharing
The Middle School Music Concert is tomorrow night Tuesday December 4 - 5th grade starts at 5:30 p.m., 6th grade at 6:15 p.m., and 7th/8th at 7:00 p.m. We hope to see you there!
Due to weather conditions, Davis County Schools will have a two-hour delay today, Friday, November 30.
Davis County buses will return to regular routes and regular times tomorrow, Thursday November 29.
Davis County will be running on hard surface routes only tomorrow, Wednesday November 28. This is due to the extreme amount of snowfall in many areas throughout the district. We understand the difficulty this decision places on many families and thank you for your patience and understanding that helps us ensure safe travel for all students to and from school. Sincerely, Dan Maeder, Superintendent Here is the link for the updated Hard Surface Routes Map - https://5il.co/5p9y
Davis County will be running on hard surface routes only tomorrow, Tuesday November 27. This is due to the extreme amount of snowfall in many areas throughout the district. We understand the difficulty this decision places on many families and thank you for your patience and understanding that helps us ensure safe travel for all students to and from school. Sincerely, Dan Maeder, Superintendent
Davis County professional development scheduled for tomorrow, November 26, will be postponed and rescheduled for a future date to be determined.
There will be a Robotics Club Meeting this Wednesday, Nov. 7th, at 3:30 in the PLTW room with Mr. Brus. This meeting is for interested 7th & 8th graders that have a strong interest in technology and robotics. Click the link below to watch an informational video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDDGBcs0TFM
The MS/HS Choir Concert on Monday November 5th has been moved to the Middle School Gym from 6:00 to 8:00 PM
8th grade students attended Career Day at Indian Hills Community College on Friday. Students explored various career options such as; Lasers, Robotics, Criminal Justice, Industrial Maintenance, and Entrepreneurship, to name a few. It was an excellent opportunity to give the students a chance to experience a diversity of career choices.
8th graders will be attending the IHCC 8th Grade Career Day on October 19 at Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa. This is an important day for students to continue high school and post-high school planning. We encourage you to discuss different career options and work roles with your 8th grader. Tell him/her what you do and why it is important. Your conversations regarding career education and decision-making is a powerful influence.
All Middle School Football practices for 5th thru 8th grade are cancelled for tonight!!!
Middle School Football Game at Eddyville Blakesberg has been postponed until Thursday at the same time.
DAVIS COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS https://docs.google.com/document/d/13nC325-rgV0JtlqDFuQWbD5ww1j8-h9JQIGsVqXk-CY/edit