Message from the Principal

2021 Conditions for Learning Survey Information for Parents & Guardians - 

Información de la encuesta sobre las condiciones para el aprendizaje de 2021 para padres y tutores

ISASP - Iowa Statewide Assessments of Student Progress - 2021 Testing Dates: 

ISASP - Evaluaciones de progreso estudiantil en todo el estado de Iowa - Fechas de exámenes 2021:

April 19, 20, 21 and 22 for onsite students - 19, 20, 21 y 22 de abril para estudiantes presenciales

April 24 or 26 & 27 for online students - 24 o 26 y 27 de abril para estudiantes en línea 

 

Click here for the - Middle School Activities & Assignments - Quarter 4 - Use the tabs along the bottom to change weeks. Teachers wlll add in-class assignments and activities by 3:30 each Monday for the upcoming week! 

 

*Virtual Snow Day Expectations for DMS - Expectativas del día de nieve virtual para DMS*

Students will:
Log in to each class on Canvas
Complete assigned tasks
Complete Canvas Attendance Quiz
Read and be physically active
 
Teachers will:
Publish a Virtual Snow Day Module on Canvas
Assist students with questions via email or Meet as needed to support student learning 
 
DMS Tech Ticket system: http://bit.ly/dmstechticket 
 
Suggested schedule:
By 10:00 AM - Check school email
10:00-11:30 AM - Work on 1st-4th hour Canvas classes
11:30 AM-12:00 PM - Lunch 
12:00-12:30 PM - Physical activity (scooping snow, yoga, Wii sports)
12:30-2:00 PM - Work on 5th-8th hour Canvas classes
2:00-2:30 PM (or longer!) - Read a great book
 
*To be counted present each Canvas Attendance Quiz must be completed by the student for all Canvas classes by 10 PM on the virtual snow day. 
* Para ser contado como presente, el estudiante debe completar cada prueba de asistencia de Canvas para todas las clases de Canvas antes de las 10 pm el día de nieve virtual.
 

Please remember to charge your school-issued Chromebook and ensure that it is in good working order.  If a problem arises, submit a trouble ticket at the link below. http://bit.ly/dmstechticket 

 

At DMS we R.O.A.R. with Pride by Respecting all, being On Task/On Time, Achieving our best, and by being Responsible Citizens. Watch this video http://bit.ly/ROARintro to learn more about R.O.A.R.! All students will be issued an ID card on a lanyard the first day of school and students are expected to have their ID card with them each day. ID cards are scanned for lunch and for checking out library books.

 

The COVID-19 guidance for Denison Community Schools is located at: http://bit.ly/DCSLearnPlan  

We won't be using lockers yet so only bring necessary supplies in your backpack which you will take with you to all your classes. You will need a face covering for traveling in the hallways, on buses, and for use in classes when social distancing is not possible. Cloth masks are great! Check out your teachers' videos to see some of the face coverings we've chosen to help stop the spread of the virus. Personal size bottles of hand sanitizer, small packages of your own tissues, and individually packaged sanitizing wipes are great tools for your backpack, too! 

 

Backpack Contents Grades 6-8 can be found here: http://bit.ly/DMSbackpacks

 

REMOTE LEARNING SCHEDULE / HORARIO DE APRENDIZAJE REMOTO - Denison Middle School
This plan would be put in place if Denison Middle School would be temporarily going to virtual learning for all students. Este plan se implementaría si la Escuela Intermedia Denison cambiará temporalmente el aprendizaje 
virtual para todos los estudiantes. 
Weekly Class Schedule / Horario de clases semanal:
We would follow the normal A Day / B Day schedule as we would for in-person learning. Seguiríamos el horario normal de A Day / B Day como lo haríamos para el aprendizaje en persona. 
 
STUDENT SCHEDULE:
20 Minute Instruction Time - A/B Days - 20 minutos de tiempo de instrucción - Días A / B
Pride Pack 8:00-8:15 AM
1st 8:30-8:50 AM
2nd 9:00-9:20 AM
3rd 9:30-9:50 AM
4th 10:00-10:20 AM
5th 10:30-10:50 AM
6th 11:00-11:20 AM
Lunch Break - Pausa para almorzar
7th 12:00-12:20 PM
8th 12:30-12:50 PM
WIN 1:00-1:30 PM - Second Step Lesson once per week
 
What will learning look like? 
Depending on the grade and needs of the individual student, students will participate in various types of learning:
Classroom Virtual Meetings. Teachers and students connect with each other using Google Meet.
Teachers provide social-emotional support and educational instruction, resources, and tasks.
Students have time to collaborate, ask questions, and connect with teachers and classmates.
Independent Work. Teachers will provide tasks for students to work on outside of the classroom virtual meetings.
This work can be accessed and done at a time that works best for their family.
Online learning will be REQUIRED at all grade levels.
Attendance will be taken and required during classroom virtual meetings.
Grade-level schedules will provide families, students, and teachers consistency and routine.
Students will access more online instruction and collaboration with peers.
Students will work more independently on learning activities.
Regular feedback and grading will be given.
¿Cómo será el aprendizaje?
Dependiendo del grado y las necesidades del estudiante individual, los estudiantes participarán en varios tipos de aprendizaje:
Reuniones virtuales en el aula. Los profesores y los estudiantes se conectan entre sí a través de Google Meet.
Los maestros brindarán apoyo e instrucción socioemocional, recursos y asignaciones educativas.
Los estudiantes tendrán tiempo para colaborar, hacer preguntas y conectarse con maestros y compañeros de clase.
Trabajo independiente. Los maestros proporcionarán tareas para que los estudiantes trabajen en reuniones virtuales fuera del aula.
Se podrá acceder a este trabajo y realizarlo en el momento que mejor funcione para su familia.
El aprendizaje en línea es REQUERIDO en todos los niveles de grado.
La asistencia se tomará y requerirá durante las reuniones del aula virtual.
Los horarios de nivel de grado proporcionarán a las familias, estudiantes y maestros consistencia y rutina.
Los estudiantes tendrán acceso a instrucción en línea y colaboración con sus compañeros.
Los estudiantes trabajarán de forma más independiente en las actividades de aprendizaje.
Se proporcionarán comentarios y calificaciones regulares.
 

Mask up, Monarchs! Slow the spread and help keep others and yourself healthy!

Ms. Ryan and the DMS Staff

 

 
 
 

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
Last Day of School:  May 28
 
 
No School
March 31 - April 5:  Easter Break
 
 
 
 
 
 
School begins at 8:00 AM and ends at 3:08 PM at DMS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Middle School Resources


Activities Participation Forms | View Website

DMS Tech Ticket | View Website

Facility Reservations | View Website

Facility Reservations | View PDF | Download

ISASP - Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress Practice Site | View Website

ISASP Online Tools Practice | View Website

Middle School Handbook English 2020-21 | View PDF English | Download English

Middle School Handbook Spanish 2020-21 | View PDF | Download

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

Request to See the Counselor | View Website

Request to See the Nurse at DMS | View Website

ROAR Introductory Video | View Website

Star Testing - Click Here | View Website

Supply List- MS (English/Spanish) 2020-21 | View PDF | Download

Report Bullying/Harassment at DMS


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Time Schedule


6th Grade

Pride Pack. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:00 - 8:15

1st Period. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8:18 - 9:00

2nd Period. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:03 - 9:45

3rd Period. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9:48 - 10:30

4th Period. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:33 - 11:15

WIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11:18 - 11:43
Lunch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11:43 - 12:08

5th Period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12:11 - 12:53

6th Period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12:56 - 1:38

7th Period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:41 - 2:23

8th Period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:26 - 3:08

7th Grade

Pride Pack. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:00 - 8:18

1st Period. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8:21 - 9:03

2nd Period. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:06 - 9:48

3rd Period. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9:51 - 10:33

4th Period. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:36 - 11:18

5th Period. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11:21 - 12:03

WIN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12:06 - 12:31
Lunch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12:31 - 12:56

6th Period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12:59 - 1:41

7th Period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:44 - 2:26

8th Period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:29 - 3:08

8th Grade

Pride Pack. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:00 - 8:15

1st Period. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8:18 - 9:00

2nd Period. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:03 - 9:45

3rd Period. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9:48 - 10:30

4th Period. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:33 - 11:15

Lunch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11:18 - 11:43
WIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11:43 - 12:08

5th Period. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12:11 - 12:53

6th Period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12:56 - 1:38

7th Period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:41 - 2:23

8th Period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2:26 - 3:08

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