Davis County Middle School Announcements! https://docs.google.com/document/d/13nC325-rgV0JtlqDFuQWbD5ww1j8-h9JQIGsVqXk-CY/edit?usp=sharing
Davis County Schools will have a two-hour delay on Monday, March 8. This is scheduled professional development time for our teachers.
Monday, March 1 is a Professional Development day for Davis County Schools. There are no classes on Monday. Please fill out this form if you would like meal delivery on Monday. https://forms.gle/MgUnibwMUVeybS4W6
In addition to the two-hour delay on Monday, February 22, buses will be running on hard surfaces only. Please use this link for a map of our hard surface bus routes. https://5il.co/p175
Davis County Schools will have a two-hour delay on Monday, February 22. This is scheduled professional development time for our teachers.
DCMS Parents/Guardians, All DCMS students were sent the following guidance for their virtual learning day on February 16, 2021 - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pJCMZ93OTycZpHNo5J9aEABGyqPiuMIEzJ04-HlgekM/edit?usp=sharing Please have them check their school email and Google Classrooms for more information. - DCMS Staff
Due to weather and road conditions, Davis County Schools will not have school in-person on Tuesday, February 16. Tuesday’s classes will be held virtually instead.
Dear Fifth Grade Parents/Guardians: During the week of February 16th, your child will be administered the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) Screening. This is a screening measure that is administered to all fifth grade students at Davis CSD. The CogAT provides a snapshot of your child’s abilities in the areas of verbal, quantitative, and nonverbal functioning. The verbal battery assesses verbal inductive reasoning, problem solving, and verbal comprehension. The quantitative battery measures general abstract reasoning skills, particularly inductive reasoning and specific mathematical reasoning skills. The nonverbal battery assesses inductive reasoning skills. The nonverbal battery differs from the verbal and quantitative measures in that it does not require the student to use information gained from other experiences to solve problems. The CogAT Screening is approximately 45 minutes long and is just one piece of data that school staff will review to both assess and plan for your child’s educational program. We expect to have testing completed and be able to share a summary of results at Parent/Teacher Conferences. If you would like a better understanding of this assessment, you can find information from the publisher at www.cogat.com. Thank you, Susan Hazen
Davis County Schools will be back to regular schedule and regular bus routes on Wednesday, February 10.
Due to temperatures and road conditions, Davis County Schools will have a two-hour delay on Tuesday, February 9. Busses will be running on hard surfaces only. There will be no early morning weights. Use this link for a map of our hard surface bus routes. https://5il.co/p175
DCMS Parents/Guardians, An email was sent to students with learning expectations for today Monday 2/8. Here again is that plan - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pJCMZ93OTycZpHNo5J9aEABGyqPiuMIEzJ04-HlgekM/edit?usp=sharing Bundle up out there!
Due to weather, Davis County Schools will not have classes in-person on Monday, February 8. Monday's classes will be held virtually instead.
Valentines Day 2021 Valentine's Day is quickly approaching! We know many of you are excited about the day of Love but we will not be accepting any deliveries at the Middle School for student Valentines presents! Please make sure those are delivered to your homes! If you have any questions, you may call the Middle School office at 641-664-2200 ext. 1147
Davis County Students and Parents: Don't forget that this Monday February the 8th we are on a 2 Hour Late Start schedule!!!!
Due to the weather and road conditions, all events and practices are cancelled for Thursday, February 4. Davis County Schools will not have school in-person on Friday, February 5. Friday’s classes will be held virtually instead. A decision on Friday’s events and practices will be made Friday afternoon.
Virtual Learning Guidance 2/4/21 - Parents/Guardians, Please see the attached guidance for our Virtual Learning Day on Thursday 2/4/2021. Students, please be sure to check your Google Classrooms and check in with your teachers regarding learning expectations for Thursday. Stay tuned for more guidance IF we have school virtually Friday 2/5. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pJCMZ93OTycZpHNo5J9aEABGyqPiuMIEzJ04-HlgekM/edit?usp=sharing Stay safe, Mr. McCloskey
Due to the impending weather and high potential for hazardous driving conditions, Davis County Schools will not have school in-person on Thursday, February 4. Thursday's classes will be held virtually instead.
Reminder: Monday, February 1st is a Professional Development day for Davis County Schools. There are no classes on Monday. Please fill out this form if you would like meal delivery on Monday. https://forms.gle/hVrw1KUQpJUmLF3Y8
Davis County Schools - Buses will be running regular routes on Friday, January 29.
Monday, February 1 is a professional development day for our staff. There are no classes on Monday. Please use this form to sign up for meal delivery on Monday, February 1. https://forms.gle/hVrw1KUQpJUmLF3Y8
Davis County Schools buses will be running on hard surfaces only on Thursday, January 28 due to road conditions. Click here for a map of the hard surface bus routes. https://5il.co/p175
DCMS Parents/Guardians, Davis County Middle School Student Council will not host a Valentine's Dance/Formal this school year. We know this is an event students really look forward to and we are very disappointed that we can't safely make this happen at this time. Student Council leadership and school leadership will be looking at safer alternative outdoor events and formal gatherings for later this Spring.
Davis County Schools buses will be running on hard surfaces only on Wednesday, January 27. Click here for a map of the hard surface bus routes. https://5il.co/m8mb
Davis County Schools have cancelled classes for Tuesday, January 26 due to weather. There will be no classes in-person or virtual on Tuesday.
Davis County Schools have cancelled classes for Monday, January 25 due to incoming weather. There will be no classes in-person or virtual on Monday.
Friday January 15, Davis County Schools have cancelled classes for today. This will not be a virtual learning day.
Please use this form to sign up for meal delivery for Monday, January 18. https://forms.gle/vZ9Hok3sLjzb3Xqg6
Reminder: Davis County students are on a two-hour delay schedule on Monday, January 11 to allow for professional development time for our staff.
Tonight our Junior High Boys and Girls Basketball Teams will be traveling to Albia for games tonight. Albia will not have a concession stand open tonight.
Please use this form to sign up for meal delivery for Monday, December 21 & Tuesday, December 22. https://forms.gle/kjD3snwXsxwZwn1c6 Reminder there will be no meals delivered December 23 through January 4.
Dear Davis County Parents and Community, Due to a recent increase in COVID related and other illness related staff absences over the past couple of days, the district will be shifting from in-person learning to virtual learning next Monday and Tuesday as we head into the holiday break. School will be held as normal tomorrow (Friday). A decision on activity practices and competitions during this same timeframe will be made tomorrow (Friday). Please know that we do not take these decisions lightly because we know these decisions do create hardships for many of our families. Thank you for your understanding. Sincerely, Dan Maeder - Superintendent
Davis County Schools will not be providing meals during Winter Break, December 23 through January 4. Meal delivery will resume on Tuesday, January 5.
Middle School Boys/Girls Basketball practice will begin Friday, December 11 3:30-5:15. Boys will practice at the Mutchler Center Girls will practice at the MS Gym Middle School Wrestling practice will begin Tuesday, December 15th Activity buses will start back up on Tuesday, December 15th. (They run Monday-Thursday and not on Fridays)
Please use this form to sign up for meals for Monday, December 14. https://forms.gle/PCMKnFZewisyMWKB8
Middle School Concert Recording Days Middle School music students will be recording their concert songs on the days below. Please have students look nice on those days since these recordings will be shared with family members. We have told the students to dress up like they would for "picture day". We will let parents and students know when the recordings are ready to view, it will probably take a couple of days to prepare them after recording. Have your child log into Mr. Gingerich's or Mrs. Cook's Google Classroom on their school device and they can show the recording to anyone who would normally attend the concert. The recordings cannot be posted to Facebook or YouTube due to copyright laws. Recording Days: Tuesday, Dec. 15th - 5th Grade Band and 7/8th Grade Band Wednesday, Dec. 16th - 6th Grade Band and 6th Grade General Music Thursday, Dec 17th - 7/8th Grade Chorus
Parents and Students, tomorrow, Friday December 4th, B&C School Pictures will be here to take pictures again for those students who have missed the first 2 rounds. Students can pick up picture packets in the offices or parents can order on line at www.bcschoolpictures.com
Middle School Holiday Concert Will Be Virtual The Middle School Holiday Concert originally scheduled for Dec. 8th has been cancelled. While band, choir, and general music are classes, we decided to follow Governor Reynolds's directive for no middle school activities and do our part to support not gathering large groups of people together at this time. The students will still be practicing and preparing recordings of their holiday performances to share with their family via their school device. We will let families know when that is ready for you to enjoy. It was a very difficult decision and we appreciate everyone's understanding during these unprecedented times.
Ms. Orwig has officially announced the DCMS Spring Play! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1RyQaaQuAbfPTlOoD5TQz4Xcp4Q2GPa7u80V3MN7XpC4/edit?usp=sharing
DCMS Virtual Learning Plans 11/23 & 11/24 are linked below. Parents and students have received this plan via email as well. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LP66hJoJw_OowfriAbIFHRI_RVXrkVC36Dail0v48Ww/edit?usp=sharing Teachers have communicated the specifics for students within this plan.
Davis County Schools will have a 3rd Round of Picture retakes on the morning of December 4th for anyone that missed the first 2 sessions.
Last night, the DCCSD Board of Directors approved the following changes to the school schedule: Monday (11/23) and Tuesday (11/24) will be required virtual learning days. Students will NOT attend school in person on these days. Please be watching for more specific instructions for these days being sent from each building later this week. Please visit our website or Facebook to fill out the lunch survey if you would like to have meals delivered on Monday and Tuesday. Starting Monday (11/30), the district will have two hour late starts every Monday that students are scheduled to be in school. This means that November 30, December 7, and December 21, school will start at 10:15. Transportation schedules will be adjusted. December 14 will remain a professional development day and no students will attend. This plan will be in place through the end of February. The district will re-evaluate the situation mid-February and determine whether or not to continue the late starts into the spring. The situation in our state is changing very rapidly. If the district needs to change the delivery format of instruction, please know that we will send messages via mass email/text/phone calls, post announcements on the district website, and post announcements on the district Facebook page.
Please use this form to sign up for meals for Monday, November 23 and Tuesday, November 24. https://forms.gle/FWSZfFF1i1Cqi3qy9
In response to the high percentage of positive COVID-19 cases and their effects on the number of students and staff requiring quarantine and/or isolation, Davis County Schools has decided to cancel school for students on Thursday, November 12 instead of the planned early dismissal. Parent-Teacher conferences will continue as planned on Thursday. Practices for students participating in extracurricular activities will be allowed to continue on Thursday and Friday, but will not be considered mandatory. We hope this extended weekend will provide some much needed rest and recuperation for students and staff and help prevent further spread of the virus. School will resume on Monday, November 16th as planned.
It is with a heavy heart that I am announcing the cancelation of our Cross Country banquet scheduled for this evening due to the rise in COVID19 cases in our area. I want our athletes and families safe...this is why I feel that this is the right decision... I will be at the high school tomorrow (right after school in the cafeteria) to hand awards to our athletes. Please look for me! I can catch the middle schoolers over the next few days.
Please use this form to sign up for meals for Friday, November 13. https://forms.gle/YXKADKZNwdmwLLx99
Parents of Online Middle School and Online Elementary students, pictures are ready to be picked up in the offices today!!
Basketball Season is upon us!!! Click here to order your 2020-21 Davis County Basketball attire!! https://daviscountybasketball2020.itemorder.com/
It's Homecoming Week! DRESS-Up Days - Monday - Dress as your favorite sports team Tuesday - Twin Day (Match outfit with others) Wednesday - We Love the USA!! - Patriotic Day (Red, White & Blue) Thursday - Summer /Beach Theme Day Friday - Mustang Gear Day * All outfits next week must be school appropriate
Message from Davis County Middle School: Parents of On-Line Learning students; Picture day is fast approaching and is scheduled for October 14th & 15th. Online students will be able to come in on Thursday morning only at 7:30 AM. Please click on the link below to Prepay for your pictures. http://bcschoolpictures.com Instructions: Click "Order Now" From the Gallery dropdown choose "Davis County Schools Prepay 2020 Password is "prepay" Then put in your email address. BC School pictures are happy to help if you have any problems. their number is 641-682-6357
PICTURE DAY!! Picture day for Davis County Schools will be Wednesday October 14th and Thursday October 15th. Wednesday, "B" Students attend and will be photographed and Thursday "A" Students will attend and be photographed. Online Middle School students should plan on being at the Middle School on Thursday morning at 7:30 AM sharp, so that the photographers can get those students done and on their way. Picture packets will be going home soon!! Watch Facebook and our Website for when packets will be available!!!
Please click the link below to access information for our at-home learners during Hybrid Learning and our DCMS Resources to support at-home learning. https://www.dcmustangs.com/article/302941?org=davis-county-middle-school
MEET DAY! The Davis County Cross Country team would like to invite everyone to their only home meet this season! It is at Lake Fisher this Thursday 9/17. Races begin at 4:20pm with a k-6 fun run race (open to all that would like to participate). Hope to see you there!!!
Central Decatur Fall Sports Spectator Guidlines! Please click on the link below: https://bit.ly/3aRXl5p
There will be a ZOOM meeting for parents of 5th graders joining band this year on Wednesday, Sept 16th, at 6:30pm. Our West Music of Coralville road representative, Tom Beaver, will be on hand to go over their instrument rental program for those interested in going that route. Mrs. Cook will also be there to answer any final questions you have about joining band. Please check your email for the meeting link. The meeting will last approximately 30 minutes and will be recorded for those that can’t make it. Email Mrs. Cook at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
Here is the Spectator/Fan guidlines for sporting events at Putnam County. Please click on the link below: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Ff4ls7ylVZs0mWnNlPnN0bmZIa20eJzcex7W-VQR3U0/edit?usp=sharing
Davis County School Parents can sign up for the School Food Pantry's backpack program by filling out the form at this link. We will start sending bags home the week of September 14th. https://forms.gle/hTHNa5LhmkqxtqRg6
DCMS Hybrid - Week 2 Structures and Adjustments 9/7-9/11/20 - https://docs.google.com/document/d/19Jl_VB35rN8N6gLG_8aQBBI-2D1uIm-k_t7gQ7fbRvA/edit?usp=sharing
Middle School Football No practice tonight!! Pictures will be tonight at 4:00 PM in the Middle School cafeteria
Davis County Middle School Announcements - https://docs.google.com/document/d/13nC325-rgV0JtlqDFuQWbD5ww1j8-h9JQIGsVqXk-CY/edit?usp=sharing
5th Grade Welcome Video - https://drive.google.com/file/d/148vPl7gHaAiAeEI3YTUknvSLqL9gBsH0/view?usp=sharing
DCMS Virtual "Open House" - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nZv48XUIhH0-_djf95fvxKGOqC5XO_K6kgesyRPwS5w/edit?usp=sharing
DCMS FAQ - 2020-21 School Year Kick-off edition - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ytrMdMUc5OvLr7pK6_XnUqxnMCgiflcC8k37ha_yZWU/edit?usp=sharing
Davis County Middle School Supply List for 2020-21 School Year! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SUmJtzgSW5IceORmAhEG9eYSzsJ8eXed3ePyDMlk10Q/edit?usp=sharing
Reminder for Parents: Davis County School Registration needs to be completed by Monday August 10th! Thank you!!!
Due to the weather, the "Reverse Parade" scheduled for this evening has been postponed to tomorrow, Friday May 29 from 6-7PM.
A reminder this week, starting on Tuesday May 26 students and families will have an opportunity to collect their belongings and return any school-issued supplies and equipment. Middle and High school students will also clean out their lockers. Students should come on their designated day between 10:00AM and 2:00PM. On Tuesday, May 26 students with the last name beginning with A through E are scheduled, Wednesday, May 27, students with last name F - J, Thursday, May 28, students with last name K through Q, and Friday, May 29, students with last name R - Z are scheduled. More details and specific health and safety information can be found in your email. If you have any questions, please contact your building secretary or call our hotline at 664-2200 x.1234.
DC Music Booster Fundraiser pick up is today from 11am-1pm in the MS "S" curve. Remember some of these items are frozen so it is very important that someone is there to pick them up. The school is not allowing the boosters to store any items in the school freezer if they are not picked up today, and our music booster’s personal freezer space is extremely limited, so please don't forget. We will also have contactless delivery instructions for you when you pick things up. These are similar to what the school uses for lunches. See you today!
Starting on Tuesday May 26, students/families will have the opportunity to collect their belongings, clean out their lockers (MS/HS only), and return school issued supplies/equipment. More details and specifics will be released next week. Tuesday, May 26, 10:00AM - 2:00PM, Students with last name A - E Wednesday, May 27, 10:00AM - 2:00PM, Students with last name F - J Thursday, May 28, 10:00AM - 2:00PM, Students with last name K - Q Friday, May 29, 10:00AM - 2:00PM, Students with last name R - Z
Learning Resource Pages- EL -https://www.dcmustangs.com/article/212694?org=davis-county-elementary-school MS -https://www.dcmustangs.com/article/212686?org=davis-county-middle-school HS - https://www.dcmustangs.com/article/212681?org=davis-county-high-school *Check email often
5th grader, Brenna Lindberg, participated in Mrs. Howk's google classroom assignment on Westward Expansion.The assignment was to create a diorama of a Westward Expansion theme or to build a log cabin from sticks or a sod house. It didn't take Brenna long to talk her big brother Drew into helping her! Looks like they had alot of fun doing this one!!!
Students that submitted art work to Mrs. Byrd in the past few weeks are as follows in order of pictures: Olivia Kruser-pastel Moose, Emma McIntyre-Sistine Chapel, Olivia Kruser-Lady, Hayden Walker- Bunny, Haylee Mathews-Shaded girl, Haylee Mathews- Flower, Haylee Mathews-You Got This, Kolbi Haskell-Love Anchors the Soul, Noelle Hill-Arrow, Noelle Hill-Blue Flower, Olivia Kruser-Clay Whale, Ryder Lathrop-Tree of Life, Katy Smoot-Hope, Katy Smoot-Gnome, Laura Wemmie- Pegasus, Paige Shirkey- Positive/Negative Pineapple.
In light of the incoming weather, there will be extra food distributed today. We will be sending meals for today (Thursday), tomorrow (Friday), and Backpack Buddies all in today's pick up/delivery. Our food service family is working hard to have it all ready to go! #DCstrong
Welcome to the Sprouse Boys Channel! Bryson Sprouse, 5th grade, and Grady Sprouse, 3rd grade, want to share what creative things they have been up to while at home! Click on the link below: https://youtu.be/w3B-ScQhgXs #Mustangsloveachallange #DCStrong
Here are the links to our Learning Resources - EL -https://www.dcmustangs.com/article/212694?org=davis-county-elementary-school MS -https://www.dcmustangs.com/article/212686?org=davis-county-middle-school HS -https://www.dcmustangs.com/article/212681?org=davis-county-high-school
*NEW: Iowa schools will stay closed through April 30 per Gov. Reynolds. Districts must address by April 10 their plan to provide learning to students. Check out more here: https://bit.ly/3bKIgBX More info. will be coming soon. Stay safe and well out there! #DCSTRONG
Middle & High School Students: Many teachers have sent messages to students using email and/or Google Classroom. Please be sure to check your school email and Google Classroom a couple of times each week! Our staff has also developed a list of resources that you might find helpful. Please check the News section of each building page for the link!
Thank you notes from some of our families! Reminder that you can still sign up and/or adjust your meal count and delivery options on our website (https://forms.gle/FaofJWZQF2FSSuFR6) or by calling 664-2200 x.1234. Note: The link is inactive from 9AM - 3PM daily so we can have accurate numbers for the meal count.
Links to each building's learning resources EL - https://www.dcmustangs.com/article/212694?org=davis-county-elementary-school MS - https://www.dcmustangs.com/article/212686?org=davis-county-middle-school HS - https://www.dcmustangs.com/article/212681?org=davis-county-high-school
DC Families - Thanks for your patience as we work through our serving process. We are adjusting our pick up time for meals. Meals can be picked up from 11:00AM - 12:30PM. Thanks!
1,535 meals served in 4 days! 390 breakfasts served today! Our staff would like to thank our community for the welcoming smiles, encouraging words, and random acts of kindness this week! We really are "One School, One Community, One Goal... The Best That We Can Be!" #DCstrong
DC Community, Please check back often on our DC Corona Virus Information page as we update both our progress and our priorities during this pandemic. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1GrR0Tr65fg6H5Boe3aGL2XGxEx8O_mRhGPty24iiV9U/edit?usp=sharing #DCPRIDE
Our food service folks have been hard at work preparing food for our families! Just a reminder that meals can be picked up daily between 11:00AM - 1:00PM at the High School front door. If you have signed up to pick meals up and that will no longer work for you, please let us know and we would be happy to switch you to delivery! You may continue to sign up, if you haven’t already done so, by using this form: https://forms.gle/FaofJWZQF2FSSuFR6, going to our website, or by calling this number: 664-2200 x.1234.
Please read this entire message as there is a lot of important information. Davis County CSD has cancelled all classes and activities through Monday, April 13. Classes will resume on Tuesday, April 14, pending further guidance from the State. While we will not require our students to do any school work during that time, we can offer resources to families who are interested in continued learning. Please stay tuned to the building pages on our website as resources will be posted soon. Additionally, Prom has been postponed. We are working on if and when it can be rescheduled. Please be responsible about contacting vendors you’ve made arrangements with regarding cancelling or delaying orders. If your Middle or High School student needs to pick up something essential from the school, you or your student may come 11:00AM - 2:00PM on your designated day. You will be buzzed in and must follow social distancing guidelines. On Wednesday, March 18 - Students whose last name begins with A-G may come get essentials. On Thursday, March 19 - Students whose last name begins with H-O may come get essentials. On Friday, March 20 - Students whose last name begins with P-Z may come get essentials If your Elementary student needs an essential item from school, please contact the elementary office. The school nurse will contact parents directly regarding medications. Please call 664-2200 x.1234 with any questions and we will answer as best we can.
Davis County Schools will begin serving meals on Tuesday, March 17. You may pick up meals at our Drive Thru location at the High School 11:00AM - 1:00PM. If you have signed up for delivery, those meals will begin Tuesday as well and will be delivered betweeen 11:00AM - 2:00PM. Please help us by completing the form online if you have not already done so. https://forms.gle/FaofJWZQF2FSSuFR6
Davis County Schools are suspending classes indefinitely, pending new announcements from the Governor. To prepare for possible extended closure, we are collecting information from families to determine access to food and technology at home. Please help us by filling out this form in your email, on our website, or calling this number 664-2200 x.1234 so we might prepare for food pickup/delivery and access to online education. We appreciate your continued patience, understanding, and flexibility during this time of uncertainty. https://forms.gle/FaofJWZQF2FSSuFR6
In light of the Governor’s recommendation to close schools for the next four weeks, as of now, Davis County Schools are cancelling classes for Monday, March 16. No teachers or staff will report tomorrow. Administrators will meet so we can learn more from our state leaders and determine our next steps. As we learn more, we will communicate future plans as quickly as possible. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this challenging time. Please stay tuned as there will be more information to follow.
5th & 6th grade Fun Night scheduled for Tuesday March 17 will be postponed to a later date. Stay tuned on the Fun Night date.
Students in Drake Bittner's 6th grade science classes are beginning a Thermal Energy Unit. They are designing cups from a tin can using everyday materials to keep drinks cold. As students progress through the unit, they will learn about what materials are good insulators and conductors. They will apply their new knowledge to revise their cups' design effectiveness.
DCMS Students, please click here to access our Student Climate Survey - https://forms.gle/R5A8xheKxeaECZaU9
DCMS Parent Teacher Conferences will be Monday March 2nd, 2020 from 4:30 to 8:00 PM in teachers classrooms. Then on Thursday March 5th, school will dismiss at 12:30 that day and conferences will be from 1:00 to 4:00 PM, we will break for supper from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM and conferences will resume in the Middle School gym from 5:00 to 8:00 PM. High School teachers will also be available for you to visit with in the Middle School Gym that evening.
Click the link below to access the DCMS Quarter 3 Newsletter - https://www.smore.com/yq13x Stay warm out there!
To allow the county additional time to clear roads, Davis County Schools will be running on a two-hour delay schedule on Friday, February 14. Buses will run on regular routes.
Due to weather and road conditions, Davis County Schools have cancelled classes for Thursday, February 13.
VALENTINE'S DAY Penny Gregory WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 05, 2020 Valentine's Day is quickly approaching! We know many of you are excited about the day of love but we will not be accepting any deliveries at the Middle School for student Valentine presents! Please make sure those are delivered to your homes! If you have any questions, you may call the Middle School office at 641-664-2200 ext. 1147.
Our 5th grade students performing their final piece from their ukulele mini unit in music. It never ceases to amaze what students can do when we give them choice... https://drive.google.com/open?id=1PKgWIgFxVMzD71kTgmXlEGeisV6TqD3n
Davis County Schools buses are back to running regular routes on Monday, February 3.
Davis County Schools will be running buses on hard surfaces only on Thursday, January 30.
Davis County Schools will be running buses on hard surfaces only on Wednesday, January 29.
Davis County Schools buses will be running on hard surfaces only on Monday, January 27.
Davis County Schools have cancelled classes for Friday, January 24.
Davis County Schools will be running on a two-hour delay schedule on Friday, January 24. Buses will be running on hard surfaces only. A map of our hard surface routes can be found on our website.
Due to weather and road conditions, Davis County Schools have cancelled classes for Thursday, January 23.
Davis County Schools will be dismissing classes at 12:30 on Wednesday, January 22. Buses will be running on hard surfaces only before and after school. Please visit our website for a map of our hard surface routes.
Davis County Schools will be running buses on hard surfaces only on Wednesday, January 22. A map of our hard surface routes can be found on our website.
Davis County Schools will be running buses on hard surfaces only on Tuesday, January 21. Please visit our website for map of our hard surface routes.
Davis County Schools will be running buses on hard surfaces only on Monday, January 20. Please visit our website for map of our hard surface routes.
Davis County Schools have cancelled all events and activities for Saturday, January 18. Reminder that school will be in-session on Monday, January 20.
Davis County School have cancelled classes for Friday, January 17. All evening activities are cancelled. Activities for Saturday are yet to be determined. Stay tuned for more information.
Davis County Schools will be dismissing classes at 12:30 on Friday, January 17. Buses will be running on hard surfaces only, before and after school. All evening activities for Friday have been cancelled. Activities for Saturday are yet to be determined. Stay tuned for more information. For an updated map of our hard surface bus routes, please visit our website.
Due to hazardous road conditions in the northern portion of the county, Davis County Schools will be running buses on hard surfaces only for the rest of this week - Thursday, January 16 and Friday, January 17. Please visit our website for an updated map of our hard surface bus routes.
Due to today's school cancellation (Wednesday, January 15), all practices and evening activities are cancelled for tonight. Additionally, school will now be in-session on Monday, January 20 as it is a planned school make-up day. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Wednesday, January 15 - Davis County Schools have cancelled classes for today due to hazardous road conditions.
Due to road conditions, Davis County Schools will be running on a two-hour delay schedule on Wednesday, January 15.
Davis County Schools will be returning to regular bus routes on Wednesday, January 15.
Davis County Schools will be running buses on hard surfaces only, before and after school, on Tuesday, January 14. A map of our hard surface routes can be found on our website. Stay tuned for daily updates!
Davis County Schools will be running buses on hard surfaces only, before and after school, on Monday, January 13. A map of our hard surface routes can be found on our website. Classes will be running on time.
Friday, January 10 - Due to incoming weather, Davis County Schools will be dismissing classes at 1:00 today. All after school practices are voluntary. Activities schedule for Friday evening and Saturday are cancelled.
IMPORTANT CALENDAR CHANGE: Please note that the district Professional Development day scheduled for Monday, April 27 has been changed to Monday, April 20. We are making this change in order to provide a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to our high school students. As part of his 99-county Roots & Wings Tour, Simon Estes - world-renowned opera singer and Centerville, Iowa native -- will be working with students from Davis County High School and Van Buren High School. A concert at Davis County High School is planned for Sunday, April 26 at 2:00 pm. On Monday, April 27, Mr. Estes will spend time with high school students talking about his own experiences in overcoming poverty and racial discrimination.
Davis County's Authentic Learning Projects featured in AEA publication - https://youtu.be/Fi4C7WmioM0 #MUSTANGPRIDE
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