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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 Information


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.

Regular School Hours 8:15 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 for the day, 5 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.

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

DMS Spring Conferences February 9 and 11, 2016

 Delta Middle School will hold their Spring conferences on February 9 and 11, please look for the appointment form to set up an appointment or call the guidance office for an appointment. 419.822.9118 ext 1106 or 1107.  Time slots are available between 3:30 - 6:45 on both nights.

All visitors must report to the office and get a visitors pass.



DMS Important dates

The Daily Bulletin announcements can be sent to you email through the Powerschool Parent Portal parent preferences.  Please keep all cell phone, home phone and addresses up to date with the office so the School Messenger alert system will make


All 7th grade students are required by the State of Ohio to have a booster dose of  the  Tdap immunization or waiver on file.  Please provide proof of your student having this immunization to the MS Nurses office.  If you have any questions about childhood immunizations, please contact your family physician or the local health department at 419.337.0915.


Calamity Make-Up Plans:  PDY Local Schools is committed to maintaining a strong education program.  Beginning with the 6th day the school buildings are closed, make up time will be attained in the following order:

1.         January 15, 2016 will be a make up day (if available).

2.         February 12, 2016 will be a make up day (if available).

3.         After February 12, 2016, an extended school day (30 minutes) will be   implemented if necessary.

4.         If needed, days may be added to the end of the school year.

*The calendar complies with the ORC and exceeds minimum hours requirements for Grade K-5 (910 hours) and Grades 6-12 (1001 hours). For purposes of Section 3313.48, school hours are calculated as the time Pike-Delta-York Schools are open for instruction with pupils in attendance, including scheduled classes, supervised activities, and approved education options but excluding lunch and breakfast periods and extracurricular.



Powerschool gradebook updates every Wednesday to view student grades. Powerschool grades, attendance and announcements can be viewed daily through the Parent Portal.

Assignments can be found on the PDYS.org website under school - Middle School - assignments   Choose the Tab that is your student's grade at the top

DMS Online Newsletter is available on our website under School  -Middle School  - newsletter



After School Detentions are from 3 - 4pm.

St Gov't meeting every Wednesday at 7:40am in Mrs. Juby's classroom 204

St Gov't meeting has been canceled for Feb 10

DMS Yearbook Cover Contest

Are you artistic?  Do you like to draw, paint, or design? The yearbook is accepting entries to be selected for this year’s cover.  Any DMS student is eligible to enter!    The deadline is February 16, 2016.  Get your art supplies ready and create a colorful cover for the 2015-2016 DMS yearbook.   Any medium can be used, even a computer design!  Just make sure it is on a 8.5”x11” piece of paper.  The winner will receive a free yearbook!   See Mrs. Mazurowski if you have questions.  jmazurowski@pdys.org

Delta Middle School 2015-16 yearbook order forms are on the cart outside the office door.

Delta Youth Soccer spring session registration: www.deltayouthsoccerassociation.com

Feb 1 - 11 Valentines candy sales during AA for $2 each until it runs out

NJHS meeting on Feb 5 at 7:40am

Weights and Measures Inspector, and Brett Kolb, Fulton County Auditor will be presenting to the 8th graders on Friday, February 5th during 7th period

Feb 6 Mini Cheer Clinic, registration forms are in the MS office. Join this year’s Delta Cheerleaders and perform at the Delta High school boys basketball game! Come to the DHS Mini-Cheer clinic and learn a routine to perform during half time of the boys’ basketball game on Saturday, February 6, 2016. Participants will receive a clinic t-shirt, instruction from the high school cheerleaders, snack and drink, and free admission to the basketball game for that night. Who: Boys and girls ages 4 to 12 When: Saturday, February 6, 2016 12pm-3pm (Registration 11:30am-11:55am.) Where: Clinic held at Delta Middle School Price: $25 first child; $15 additional child (in same immediate family) Registrations received by January 15 will include a clinic t-shirt. Registrations will be accepted after deadline, up to day of clinic, but will not receive a clinic t-shirt. (No refunds will be honored due to expenses incurred) Any questions, email Ashley Weis at, Aparsons@pdys.org.

Feb 9 and 11 Spring Conferences 3:30 - 6:45  call to schedule an appointment

Feb 9  Fulton County Spelling Bee in Archbold at 6pm (the NWOESC building)

Feb 11 College Credit Plus meeting at the High School 6pm in the auditorium

Feb 11 - March 17   (On Thursdays)   2:10 - 2:55 Girl Scouts for grade 5

Feb 12 and 15  No School for PDY

Feb 16  NJHS Valentine's Day Dance Grade's 7 and 8  from 6 - 8 pm

Feb 16 SADD meeting 7:45am in Mrs. Roth's room

Feb 17  Board of Education meeting 6:30

Feb 27   DI Competition

March 7 - 11  DMS Groovy book fair

March 15  SADD meeting 7:45am in Mrs. Roth's room

March 23  Fifth grade field trip to Imagination Station

March 24 End of 3rd Quarter

March 24 - 28 Spring Break for PDY school resumes March 29

April 12   Fifth grade ELA state testing

April 13  Sixth grade ELA state testing

April 14  Seventh grade ELA state testing

April 15  Eighth grade ELA state testing

April 19  Fifth grade Math state testing

April 20  Sixth grade Math state testing

April 21  Seventh grade Math state testing

April 22  Eighth grade Math state testing

April 26  Fifth grade Science state testing

April 27  Sixth grade Social Studies state testing

April 28  Eighth grade Science state testing

May 6  Fifth grade Wetlands Celebration

May 10 SADD meeting  7:45am in Mrs. Roth's room

May 16  Magazine reward prize Kalahari trip

May 24  8th grade promotion

May 24  Last day of School

Bell schedule DMS

 Regular School day:   2015/16 first day of classes  August 19, 2015

     8:05 am First Bell Rings (students dismissed to locker/class)

     8:15 am Tardy bell rings, students must be in the classroom seat

     Period 1   *8:15 - 9:00

     Period 2    9:03 - 9:43

     Period 3    9:46 - 10:26

     Period 4    10:29 - 11:09

     Period 5    11:10 - 12:23 lunch

                       Grade 5  11:10 - 11:40 lunch

                       Grade 5  11:43 - 12:23 class

                       Grade 6  11:10 - 11:40 lunch

                       Grade 6  11:43 - 12:23 class

                       Grade 7  11:12 - 11:52 class

                       Grade 7  11:53 - 12:23 lunch

                       Grade 8  11:12 - 11:52  class

                       Grade 8  11:53 - 12:23 lunch

     Period 6    12:26 - 1:06

     Period 7     1:09 - 1:49

     Period 8     1:52 - 2:32

     Period 9     2:35 - 2:55


2 hour delay bell schedule

 School bell schedule for 2 hr delay

  10:05 Bell to dismiss to locker and class

  10:15 Tardy bell, students must be in classroom seats

    Period 1  10:15 - 10:45

    Period 2  10:48 - 11:16

    Period 5  11:16 - 12:19 lunch

            Grade 5  11:16 - 11:46 lunch

            Grade 5  11:49 - 12:19  class

            Grade 6  11:16 - 11:46  lunch

            Grade 6  11:49 - 12:19 class

            Grade 7  11:19 - 11:49  class

            Grade 7  11:49 - 12:19  lunch

            Grade 8  11:19 - 11:49 class

            Grade 8  11:49 - 12:23  lunch

  Period 3  12:22 - 12:50

  Period 4  12 :53 - 1:21

  Period 6   1:24 - 1:52

  Period 7   1:55 - 2:23

  Period 8   2:26 - 2:55

Delta Middle School

1101 Panther Pride Drive

Delta, OH  43515

419-822-9118 office

419-822-8490 fax



Mr. Douglas J. Ford

Middle School Principal

419.822.9118 ext. 1104                                                          




Mrs. Debra Patterson                                                                      


419.822.9118 ext. 1102                                                          




Mrs. Sarah Fuerstenau                                                                      

Guidance Counselor                                                                

419.822.9118 ext 1107                                                            




Mrs. Wendy Nyquist                                                                        

Guidance Secretary                                                                

419.822.9118 ext. 1106                                                          



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