October 23, 2018
Today we are on schedule “B”. We are having our HOUSE meetings today. We are in “N” Dragon Time Rotation.
Music classes will meet in the gym today.
After School tutoring for 8th grade has
begun! Lisa Kelley is offering tutoring
sessions every Tuesday and Wednesday in the Library from 3:10-4:10. There are permission forms in the office.
Make-up pictures for the yearbook are today. Teachers and students and our new students
that didn’t get the opportunity to get their pictures made you will need to get
your picture made on today for the yearbook.
Teachers there are forms for retakes in your mailbox.
There will be no Choir practice after school today.
October 27th Basketball will be hosting “Dragon
Madness” in our gym from 4-7 p.m. This will be the kick-off to Basketball
season and a great time to show support for our team! Admission is free for 18 years and under. The first 20 students to enter the event will
receive a free “Den Crew” t-shirt.
This week the Attendance Committee is sponsoring EPSO
Week. EPSO (Early Postsecondary
Opportunity) Week is celebrated statewide during the week of October
22-26. The goal of EPSO Week is to
increase awareness of and enrollment in EPSOs for students across the
state. EPSO Week will serve as a
platform for schools and districts to highlight opportunities for students to
earn college credit/certificates while in high school. Here is what we are doing to celebrate EPSO
week at DMS:
Dress Up Days:
Monday-Dream Big with Pajama Day
Tuesday- Hats Off to good attendance-Hat Day Wednesday-Put your BEST foot forward-Crazy Sock
Day Thursday-Dress for Success-Dress
for the occupation you want to be
Friday-College Day wear-Wear your favorite college shirt. Teachers please wear your Alum Shirt if
Teachers and staff if you are not doing specific dress up
days during the week but sport college gear you can wear jeans every day!!!!
Penny Wars starts next week for EPSO week!!!! 7th and 8th grades are
competing against each other! Start
digging under couch cushions, bottom of backpacks and any other area change
gets lost in. Here is how it works: Only pennies are positive points for your
grade. All silver coins and bills are
negative points. For example: 50 pennies is +50 points and a $5 dollar bill
is a negative 500 points for your grade.
So, put your pennies in your own grade’s water jug and silver and bills
in the other grade’s water jug. Water
jugs will be in the gym before school and outside the cafeteria during school
hours. An off-campus field trip is in
the works for the winning grade level!
DMS is starting a Den Crew!
The Den Crew will be responsible for organizing chants and cheers and
some fun attire to the student section at basketball games. If you want to be a part of the Den Crew and
will attend most home basketball games, please come to the gym next Wednesday
during your Homeroom Dragon Time.
The Harlem Wizards are taking on your Dickson County
teachers this Thursday at 7 pm at the high school. The Harlem Wizards are a professional
basketball team that incorporate trick shots, comedy and an interactive
experience during the game. Our very own
Coach Baker and one of our principals, Ms. King, will be representing “The
Brainiacs” of Dickson County. Get your
tickets in advance for a discounted price.
You don’t want to miss this fun night!
Washington D.C. packets are
available in the front office for any 8th grader who is interested
On November 9th
Dickson Middle School will be honoring our Veterans. Each year we ask our 8th grade
students to invite family members who served or are serving in the U.S. Military. Eighth grade students if you have a family
member you would like to honor at this event please pick up an information
letter in the front office.
DMS Night @Marco's Pizza