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BELOW ARE THREE EASY WAYS TO RAISE MONEY FOR YOUR SCHOOL WITHOUT SPENDING ANY EXTRA MONEY OUT OF POCKET!
     
Publix
 
Please remember to use your Publix Partners card when shopping at Publix. 
A percentage of every transaction comes back to us.  If you need a keyfob please stop by the office.
 
      
  Box Tops
 
Turn these in to the library, office or place in the box just inside the front doors.  All proceeds go to the DMS library.
Students may also use boxtops to pay past due library fines. 
 
Visit shoparoo.com  or download the "shoparoo" app
Then just shop and scan your receipt!  
DMS will earn points resulting in a check from any receipt from a store that sells groceries.  
If the store doesn't sell groceries the receipt will be entered into a drawing for $1000 each month.  
At the end of the year one school will receive $15,000.
Recreational receipts count also-restaurants, movie theaters, bowling and more. 
 Please share this information with relatives, friends and neighbors.  They will be glad to help without spending a dime! 
 
 
 
 
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    PLEASE SEE THE LEFT SIDE OF THIS PAGE FOR 3 EASY WAYS TO
    HELP DMS RAISE FUNDS WITHOUT SELLING ANYTHING!
    SHOPAROO
     
    A NEW WAY TO HELP....  DOWNLOAD THE "SHOPAROO" APP NOW! THIS WILL COST YOU NOTHING EXTRA TO HELP DMS! 
     
     
     
     

    BOOK    Dress Code policy

     
     
     
    School lunch
    Price increase for school cafeteria
     
    Breakfasts will increase from $1 to $1.25
    Lunches will increase from $2.45 to $2.55
     
     
     
     
      
    car riders
     Morning Drop Off Procedure
    We require all cars to pull all the way to the end of the awning to drop off students.  We do not allow students to exit their cars before the crosswalk. 
    This mirrors our pick-up procedure and is being done to ensure the safety of our students.  Also, by requiring cars to pull to the end of the awning we are able
    to keep the line of cars moving and prevent traffic from backing up and
    students from being tardy.  Please help us ensure the safety 
    of our students and follow these procedures.  If you
    have any questions or concerns regarding this issue please contact
    Mr. Michael Tilford, Assistant Principal
     
     

     

     
     In an effort to maximize instructional time and productivity no
    student may be checked out after 2:30pm.  
    Thank you for your cooperation.
     
     
     
     
    Only one form for each household is needed even if children are in different schools.  
     
     
     
     
     Check-Out What's New on the
    DMS Library Page...e-books!
    There are three e-books that can be accessed via the DMS library webpage.  Here's how...
    Click the Parent Info tab, then Library Media Center, then Library e-books.  To login, type guestdms as both the username and password.  The three books available are After Eli, Cinder and Flora& Ulysses.  However only one user can read these books at a time.  If the book is unavailable then it is currently in use so try back another time.  Direct any questions to Mrs. Shepherd in the library (342-2830  ext.4)
      
    Notice to Tuscaloosa County School System Families:
    Along with maintaining our instructional program, student safety remains as our greatest concern. In times of threatening conditions due to severe weather, we have developed a plan throughout the Tuscaloosa County School System to allow for adelayed opening of school. If such action is required, the time for the opening of school will be announced through all normal media outlets, system website, and parent notification system. Bus transportation schedules will be adjusted to allow for the delay and breakfast will be offered upon students' arrival to school. Schools will follow their regular afternoon dismissal plan. If absences are related due to severe weather, please contact your local school administrators.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
                                 
     
     
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  • Academic Scholars Offered in Middle Schools

    As part of our mission to educate and empower all students to be college and career ready graduates, a strengthened and highly rigorous program for our high-achieving students has been implemented at the middle school level. This program, known as the Academic Scholars Program, began in the 2014-2015 school year. Academic Scholars Program provides a framework of learning which encourages students to become creative, critical, and reflective thinkers.

    Offered in all four academic classes in the 6th and 7th grades for the 2015-2016 school year, and adding 8th grade in the 2016-2017 school year, the Academic Scholars Program provides intellectual and creative challenges to help students become skilled problem solvers and critical thinkers. In addition, the program incorporates project-based learning to give hands-on opportunities for students to learn, fostering the development of skills for communication, understanding, and team building, qualities that are essential for life in the 21st century.                                                                                                                                                    

    Overview

    Provided at the Middle School level, beginning with rising 6th grade students in 2014-2015; 7th grade students in 2015-2016; 8thgrade students in 2016-2017 Offers courses for all four core disciplines: English, mathematics, science, and social studies

    Emphasis on project-based learning and

    Science and

    Technology interpreted through

    Engineering and the

    Arts, all based in

    Mathematical elements” (STEAM)

    Goal of producing students who are problem-solvers and have high critical thinking skills

    Rising 6th Graders (for 2015-2016)

    Entrance Criteria80% or higher in each of the four core subjects (math, reading, science, social studies) 1st, 2nd, 3rdnine weeks.

    70 or higher National Percentile Ranking (NPR) in mathematics and/or in reading

    NOTE: If the entrance criteria are met in math, the rising 6th grade student will qualify for the Math/Science Academic Scholars program. If criteria are met in reading, the rising 6th grade student will qualify for the English/Science/Social Studies program.

     Option for Parent Override

    If a student does not meet the 70 NPR, but has met the grading criteria and an NPR of at least a 60, a parent override will be accepted through the first four days of the school year. An override request must be made to the school principal no later than August 18,2015.

    In order to continue in the Academic Scholars Program for the 7thgrade year, a current 6thgrade academic scholar must maintain an 80% or higher grade in each of the core subjects for each nine week period. There will be no parent override for 7thgrade.


    Contact your local school principal if you have questions about the Academic Scholars Program.

     

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