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Dr. Joseph Schumacher, Principal Andrew Reinke, 8 th Grade Asst. Principal Karen Cumpata, 6 th /7 th Grade Asst. Principal Amanda Hurley, 7th Counselor.

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1 Dr. Joseph Schumacher, Principal Andrew Reinke, 8 th Grade Asst. Principal Karen Cumpata, 6 th /7 th Grade Asst. Principal Amanda Hurley, 7th Counselor Jessica Jagielo, 8th Counselor

2  Fitness Center  35 pieces of Cardio Equipment on Stage Area  Music Equipment  Chimes, Timpani, Vibraphone, Marimba, Pearl Snare Drum  Meeting Space  Reconfigured and repurposed space to triple our meeting locations  Security  Increased security cameras and upgraded system  Math Textbook Adoption  CMP3 was adopted for all middle schools for 14-15

3 Latest Additions  Fall Play  Student Newspaper  Street Ensemble Major Events  Midnight Mile  School-a-palooza  Musical

4 DMS plans to continue online scheduling! Details coming in our November Parent Newsletter November 24November 25 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.8:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

5 6 TH GRADE STRATEGY NIGHT PA GOLF OUTING Wed., September 17 6:30-7:30 p.m. An opportunity for 6 th grade parents to learn strategies and tips from teachers, guidance counselors and experienced parents! Sunday, October 5 11:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. An opportunity to have fun on the links and help raise funds for student technology at DMS

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7 JOIN OR HELP THE TEAM! GOLF OUTING Meets 5x year Volunteer Opportunities ed out via PA list serv and Parent Link Fall Fundraiser Sales Begin Tonight! President- Jay Gulati VPs- Kim Spychala & Angela Turskey Treasurer- Yessenia Munos Secretary- Sherry Kenney October 5 at Randall Oaks Visit dmsopen.com to register or contact Mrs. Koenig to volunteer!

8  DMS is Representing Greece!  October 19, 2014  11:00 am - 5:00 pm 

9 PARENT LINK PARENT PORTAL  New system for and voic blasts  Used for any emergencies, school closings, or important reminders Contact: Mrs. Wiss  Activate a parent portal account ASAP to view student’s progress in all classes and access report cards

10 Mrs. Hurley, Mr. Godfrey, Ms. Omsberg, Mr. Scheurich, Mr. Iossi, & Mrs. Wilkinson -3 Terms of P.E., 1 Term of Health -Dress for the weather -P.E. Expectations -Check teacher’s webpage often -Emphasis on personal fitness, fitness center -Midnight Mile-info available online, volunteers

11 Fitness Testing, Cross Country, Flag Football, Tchoukball Fitness Testing, Cross Country, Soccer, Flag Football Fitness Testing, Cross Country, Flag Football, Ultimate Frisbee

12 Most seventh graders will take four exploratory classes during the school year. Each class session is nine weeks (one quarter). The classes are:  Art  Oral Communications  Computer Essentials  Digital Literacy

13  This class will spend time working on keyboarding skills. Striving for proper technique, accuracy, and speed.  Take a more advanced approach to word processing. spreadsheets, and the Internet.  Use computer applications to create their own business, and work to integrate computer applications into their academic areas of study.

14  Digital citizenship  Netiquette  Cyber bullying  Passwords and security  Research  Argumentation with numerical evidence  Advanced Google searching  Logic based argumentation  Programming Concepts in Scratch  Problem Solve  Think like a computer  Create and innovate

15  Students will continue their exploration of art and visual culture.  Students will sharpen their art-making, art analysis, creative thinking and problem solving skills as well as acquiring new skills and knowledge.  Students will use a variety of media and techniques, including drawing, painting and ceramics, focusing on how to create meaning in art.

16  Students will have the opportunity to develop poise and confidence in speaking and acting in front of their peers.  The primary focus of the class is to get the students to be more comfortable in front of the class by performing short speeches and other presentation-based activities.  Students work on a wide variety of projects including beginning acting activities, pantomime, impromptus, storytelling, and speeches.


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