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2019 State Testing Dates

8th grade

9   April - ELA, part one 9:00-10:45, part two 12:30-2:15

25 April - Science, part one 9:00-10:15, part two 12:30-1:45

30 April - Math, part one 9:00-10:30, part two 12:30-2:00

7th grade

10 April - ELA, part one 9:00-10:45, part two 12:30-2:15

1   May - Math, part one 9:00-10:30, part two 12:30-2:00

6th grade

11 April - ELA, part one 9:00-10:45, part two 12:00-1:45

2   May - Math, part one 9:00-10:30, part two 12:00-1:30

5th grade

12 April - ELA, part one 9:00-10:30, part two 12:00-1:30

26 April - Science, part one 9:00-10:15, part two 12:00-1:15

3   May - Math, part one 9:00-10:15, part two 12:00-1:15

2018-2019 Delta Middle School Information

Supply lists for the 2018-2019 school year can be found at http://pdys.org/supply-list


Daily Announcements and Events that are happening at the Middle School can be found on the website at www.pdys.org. under Middle School Announcement Archives.   The new student information system is the Parent Portal, found on our website, is an excellent way to stay informed of your child’s grades, attendance, events and daily bulletins (announcements).  If you currently do not have access to this Parent Portal system please call the office for assistance.  Please keep all your parent and student address, cell phone number and home number updated in the school office.

"Pay for It"  online payment system can be used to keep your students cafeteria and school enrollment fee balance current.

Regular School Hours 8:10 am – 2:55 pm.  If your student is absent please call the MS attendance phone extension line #1 to leave a message that includes your student's name and absent reason.  A parent/guardian or doctor note is required to excuse the student, 5 parent notes for absences are allowed per semester.  If an Advanced Absence is needed the form can be printed off the "District Forms" on our website or they are available in the school's office.

All registration paperwork for Enrollment can be found on the district's web page.  All current parents need to log in to the InfoSnap and confirm the registration information for your students.

Calamity day announcement information is available on all local television and radio stations.

Contact information:

Delta Middle School

1101 Panther Pride Drive

Delta, OH  43515

419.822.9118 office

419.822.8490 fax

PDY Middle School Mission Statement

The Pike-Delta-York Middle School provides a quality education focused on the needs of youth in transition from childhood to adolescence.  A partnership exists between parents, staff, and the community to ensure the academic and personal growth of our students.

Delta Middle School Ascend Math Gold Medal Award

Delta Middle School Ascend Math 2018

Pike-Delta-York Middle School has been named a 2018 Ascend Math "Gold Medal" school.

As a Gold Medal school, your implementation will be featured in the Gold Medal Honor Roll on our website for the next year. Click here to see the Gold Medal Honor Roll. Please share this link with others at your school and in your community. You can easily share the graphic featuring your success on social media by hovering over the image on your school’s entry.

A press release will be prepared for your school and sent to you soon. You will also receive a Gold Medal plaque commemorating your accomplishments for this year. Congratulations on receiving this award but more importantly on the success of your students who utilize Ascend and your leadership in a "Gold Medal" implementation. You and your fellow educators at Pike-Delta-York Middle School are clearly doing an incredible job.


Kevin Briley
Ascend Education


Delta Middle School Ascend Math 2017

Ascend Education has announced that Delta Middle School will receive a 2017 Gold Medal for demonstrating a dedication to ensuring all students become successful at math. Ascend Math is an online math intervention program that assists struggling students by providing a unique study path through skill gaps at each level. “Congratulations to Pike-Delta-York students for the perseverance and hard work that led to their exceptional results,” said Kevin Briley, CEO of Ascend Education. ”Educators at Pike-Delta-York are clearly doing an incredible job.” Pike-Delta-York uses multiple implementation objectives for Ascend including intervention, enhancement, and the RTI process in their special education program. The most critical reason the school district implements are to improve scores on Ohio’s State Test. “Ascend has a tremendous impact on the students’ achievement,” Ascend’s Jon Mignin in his submission. “Many students are closing the gap in their math skills. The evidence for our students increasing grade levels throughout the year is incredible.

78 percent of our students have improved one or more levels 

29 percent have improved two or more levels

Delta Middle School will be featured on the Ascend Math website throughout the next year. The school will receive a plaque commemorating its success

Delta Middle School Ascend Math 2016 GOLD MEDAL LEADER

Educators at Delta adopted Ascend Math after they heard how it helped a neighboring district to improve math scores on their state test. Their goal was ambitious: to bridge the gap of math skills for all students and get them to be academically at grade level.

Students filled more than 19,000 skill gaps.

38% achieved one grade level growth.

27% achieved two grade levels growth.

13% achieved three to five grade levels.

Delta Panther Den

For this year is Delta Panther Den our before and after school program will start Sept 24th.  This is a wonderful opportunity for our school district and community to partner together academically and socially.  A Federal 21st Century Grant will benefit many students through community activities, academic support and a variety of extended enrichment and social opportunities.

The Panther Den is for grades 5 - 8, a morning program will run Monday thru Friday from 7 - 8am.  The after school program will run Monday thru Thursday from 3 - 5pm.  Beginning on September 24, 2018 this program will be staffed by several district staff members and offer a bus ride home.  Additional benefits are families being involved with other members of the community while participating in fun and enriching events throughout the school year.

Registration forms must be filled out and signed by a parent or guardian of select middle school students.

Search Facebook for Panther Den for upcoming events.

Panther Den Coordinator:  Janey Allen-Dunford   419-944-6314

email: deltapantherden@gmail.com


                                     April 18 No PM session

                                      April 19 and 22 No School

                                      May  10 last day for PM

                                      May 11 last day for AM

                                      June 10 - 21   Summer school  8:30 - 11:30am


Delta Middle School Momentum Award 2017

Dear Principal Ford:
     I’m very pleased to notify you that Ohio’s State Board of Education has granted Pike-Delta-York
Middle School a 2016-2017 Momentum Award. Now in its third year, the Momentum Award
program is the State Board’s way of recognizing schools that have received A’s on each Value-
Added measure included on Ohio’s school and district report cards. Congratulations to you and
your school for keeping the learning momentum high!
     Your school report card for the 2016-2017 school year shows your pupils enjoyed greater than
expected growth in reading and mathematics. Your accomplishment makes you part of an elite
group of schools that are ensuring the academic growth of students from every background and
ability level.
     Members of the State Board of Education congratulate you on your vision and on equipping
your staff with the tools they need to ensure academic growth for every child. Please convey our
thanks to your teachers, support staff and parents for believing that every child can achieve.
Your school is a wonderful example for all Ohio schools.

Tess Elshoff
State Board of Education

Visitor Information

Visitors to Delta Middle School are asked to park in the front parking lot.  Do not park in spots designated/reserved for staff or handicapped without a permit.  When dropping off or picking up students you MUST use the car loop for student safety.

Car Loop Details:

Arrival: The car loop is least busy before 7:50am.  We realize the car loop is busy, but keep in mind safety is our #1 concern.

• Use the curbside lane, drive slowly, pulling up all the way.
• Avoid large gaps between cars. (Do NOT park and get out in the car loop to walk your child(ren) to the front door!)
• Only let your child exit from the passenger side.
Dismissal: Arrive after 2:45 pm to line up for dismissal.  The loop is less busy after 3:05 pm for pick up.  We realize the car loop is busy, but keep in mind safety is our #1 concern.

• Use the curbside lane, drive slowly, pulling up ALL THE WAY.  Please let your student out anywhere on the sidewalk, it doesn't need to be at the front doors.  Doing this will make the car loop be more efficient for everyone.
• Avoid large gaps between cars.  Do NOT park and get out of your vehicle in the car loop to pick up your child(ren).  
• Only let your child enter from the passenger side.

Following these steps helps reduce congestion and provides a safe/efficient pick up area.

Important Dates

Panther Den Summer school June 10 - 21, 2019   8:30 - 11:30am

Fulton County Youth Advisory Council is looking for recruits for the incoming Freshman, Sophomore and Junior class.   Bring a friend May 2 or May 20  6 - 8pm  True North Church 850 W. Elm St Wauseon  Contact information:  HC3Partnership.org or 419-337-0915


OH State testing dates:

Apr 9  OH State testing ELA grade 8

Apr 10 OH State testing ELA grade 7

Apr 11 OH State testing ELA grade 6

Apr 12 OH State testing ELA grade 5

Apr 25  OH State testing Science grade 8

Apr 26 OH State testing Science grade 5

Apr 30 OH State testing Math grade 8

May 1 OH State testing Math grade 7

May 2 OH State testing Math grade 6

May 3 OH State testing Math grade 5

Apr 13  7/8 Band Solo Ensemble

Apr 17  Board of Education mtg 6:30pm in the Middle School cafeteria

Apr 18  DI Lock in 9pm

April 19 – April 22 Easter Break
April 23 (Tuesday) Midterms, 4th Quarter

Apr 23  DMS Band Petting Zoo 5 - 8pm

Apr 25 & 26 Kindergarten Screening, call Elementary office after Apr 8th for an appointment 419-822-5630

April 26  Panther Den family night 6 -  8:30pm

Apr 27  Ohio National History Day at Ohio Wesleyan

Apr 30 DMS Band parent meeting 6 - 8pm in the cafeteria

May 3rd for the Creative Writers, Ink at the ESC

May 9  Band Concert grades 6 - 12  at 7 pm

May 13  DMS Choir Concert 6pm at HS Auditorium

May 14  5th grade field trip Imagination Station

May 14 Volleyball meeting during AA at 2:35

May 15 Board of Education mtg 6:30

May 16  6th grade field trip to MudHens game

May 20  Kalahari prize from Great American Fundraiser

May 21 Field Day/Incentive   Kona Ice concession

May 22 Field Day/Incentive rain date

May 22 - 25 Global Finals 2019 Destination Imagination in Kansas City, Missouri

May 23 8th grade class trip  returning at 7:30pm to DMS

May 23 4th grade visit and lunch

May 24  8:15 - 11am  8th grade Promotion practice

May 28  DMS Awards  program 9:30 - 11am

May 28  12:45 - 2:55pm  Talent show/Dodgeball

May 23 - 25  Global DI in  Missouri

May 29  12:30 - 2:30pm Promotion practice

May 29 7th grade field trip to Mud Hens game, replacing the Walleye game

May 30 8th grade Promotion 11:30 

May 30 (Thursday) Student Last Day, 8th grade promotion, HS Graduation

Four County Career Center is offering 3 free summer camps for students who will be entering the 7th, 8ht, and 9th grades next year.  Go for I.T. is for students who are interested in working with computers, robots and programming.  Art Explosion and Exploration is for our budding artists who like to create visual arts.  Cooking Extravaganza is for those who enjoy cooking and meal planning.  Camps are June 3-6 from 9:00am-3:30pm, the deadline to register is May 3.  A flyer is posted outside of Mrs. Fuerstenau's office and they are available in the main office.

Building Hours

7:30am Students may enter the building 

8:10am Late bell rings

2:55pm Dismissal bell rings

3:30pm Office closes for the day

Contact Information

419-822-9118 Phone

419-822-8490 Fax     

Mr. Doug Ford, Principal, dford@pdys.org

Mrs. Deb Patterson, Building Secretary/Attendance, dpatterson@pdys.org

Mrs. Sarah Fuerstenau, School Counselor, sfuerstenau@pdys.org

Mrs. Wendy Nyquist, Guidance Secretary, wnyquist@pdys.org


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