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2018-2019 Delta Middle School Information

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

Schedule pickup day/open house for Delta Middle School will be Thursday, August 16th from 1pm-5pm.  Back to school information will be mailed out the week of August 6th.  This will include information about schedule pickup day, laptop pickup, etc.  

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 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 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

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  office:  419-822-9118  ext 5006

email:  deltapantherden@gmail.com

  Dec 17 -21 No AM/PM Sessions  Jan 1 - 4  No School  Winter break

  Dec 25  -  29 No School                 Jan 7 No School   Staff ALiCE training

                                                         Jan 8  Pack/Den back from break

                                                         Jan 14  Advisory Board Meeting 5:30pm

                                                         Jan 21  No School MLK Day

                                                         Jan 24  No PM session



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 parent/guardian of our current 6th grade students please note there is an informational immunization letter posted on our website from our school nurse.

All 7th grade students are required by the State of Ohio to have a booster dose of  the  Tdap and the Meningitis 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 for an immunization appointment.



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 13, 2017 will be a make up day (if available).
2. February 20, 2017 will be a make up day (if available).
3. April 17, 2017 will be a make up day (if available).
4. After April 17, 2017, an extended school day (30 minutes) will be implemented if necessary.
5. 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 activities.


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

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 (Bi-Monthly) is available on our website under School  -Middle School  - newsletter

Absent students can look up daily assignments posted on our website: www.pdys.org   - School tab  -Assignments  tab by grade levels


After School Detentions are from 3 - 4pm.

St Gov't meeting every Wednesday at 7:40am room 211

NJHS meeting every first Friday of the month at 7:30am room 201

Dress for Success on Wednesdays.

Panther Den before school from 7 - 8am  after school from 3 - 5pm hours.

Grade 7. Please provide the school nurse with a copy of your up to date immunization.  This year students must have both the Tdap and the Meningitis vaccine before entering the seventh grade.   Turn in a copy of your results when completed to our nurses office. 

"Spinner fidgets” are banned from Delta Middle School as of Monday morning April 24, 2017.  If students have them, they should put them in their book bag, inside their locker, never to be seen again here.  If you do see one, confiscate it and turn it in to Mr. Ford.


18 - 19 school year


PDY  Alternate Transportation: Routine, short term, alternate transportation will not be permitted on PDY buses. In extreme emergencies (upon approval) a child may ride to another child’s bus stop. Approval will be determined on a ‘case by case’ basis. Again, this will be permitted in extreme emergencies (for the safety of the child). All avenues for having an adult or caregiver receive the child at his or her bus stop must be explored first. Emergency stops will be approved by Jim Wolpert, Transportation Supervisor at (419)822-3391 ext. 5125 or ‘press’ 4.



TBD   All County Band and Choir at Pettisville HS 7pm


Dec 10  Choir concert 7pm in the HS Auditorium

Dec 17  End of DI Candy sale fundraiser, buckeyes dozen $12 or half dozen $6, 1/2 pound of Chocolate pretzels or Peppermint bark for $7. DI Team members or jfoor@pdys.org

Dec 18  Colonial Christmas in the AM and the quarterly incentive in the PM for Grade 5

Dec 18  Band Holiday concert 7pm

Dec 21  End of Quarter 2

Dec 24 - Jan 6  Winter Break  school resumes Jan 8, 2019

 Jan 7 No School  Staff Safety Day, ALiCE training

January 9 (Wednesday) 2nd Quarter Grades due at 8am

Jan 9  8th grade trip to DHS Vo-Ag, Prosecutor Haselman will be meeting with our 8th grade students at 1:00

Jan 14 - 18  Mobile Dentist

DMS School Geography Bee Tuesday, January 15th 9am in cafe

Jan 17 FCCC  8th grade visit returning at 1pm will need  $ for lunch

Jan 17 HS Counselor to cover Freshman Orientation for Grade 8

Jan 17 FC Judge assembly for 8th grade

Jan 18 Spelling Bee lists are due 3pm

January 21 (Monday) No School, MLK Day

Jan 22  8th grade Freshman Orientation 6:30pm at the high school

Jan 31 7th grade Walleye field trip  game and lunch

February 1 (Friday) Staff In-Service, no school
February 4 (Monday) Midterms, 3rd Quarter
February 18 (Monday) No School, President’s Day

Feb 19   DMS Library closed
February 21 (Thursday) Parent/Teacher Conferences
February 26 (Tuesday) Parent/Teacher Conferences
March 15 (Friday) End of 3rd Quarter
March 16 – March 24 No School, Spring Break
March 27 (Wednesday) 3rd Quarter Grades due at 8am

Apr 13  7/8 Band Solo Ensemble

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

May 9  Band Concert grades 6 - 12  at 7 pm

May 14  5th grade field trip

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









2018-19  DMS Yearbook  can be ordered through Rose Photography.  Information contact www.roseschoolphotography.com or 419-825-5082 Rose Photography.












Bell schedule DMS

 Regular School day:   2018 - 19  first day of classes  August 20, 2018

     8:00 am First Bell Rings (students dismissed to locker/class)

     8:10 am Tardy bell rings, students must be in the classroom seat

     Period 1   *8:10 - 8:53

     Period 2    8:56 - 9:39

     Period 3    9:42 - 10:22

     Period 4    10:25 - 11:05

     Period 5    11:06 - 12:18 

                       Grade 5  11:06 - 11:36 lunch/recess

                       Grade 5  11:38 - 12:18  class

                       Grade 6  11:06 - 11:36 lunch/recess

                       Grade 6  11:38 - 12:18  class

                       Grade 7  11:07 - 11:47 class

                       Grade 7  11:48 - 12:18 lunch/recess

                       Grade 8  11:07 - 11:47 class

                       Grade 8  11:48 - 12:18 lunch/recess

     Period 6    12:20 - 1:03

     Period 7     1:06 - 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

  10:00 Bell to dismiss to locker and class

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

    Period 1  10:10 - 10:45

    Period 2  10:48 - 11:16

    Period 5  11:19 - 12:19 

            Grade 5  11:16 - 11:46 lunch/recess

            Grade 5  11:49 - 12:19  class

            Grade 6  11:16 - 11:46  lunch/recess

            Grade 6  11:49 - 12:19 class

            Grade 7  11:19 - 11:49  class

            Grade 7  11:49 - 12:19  lunch/recess

            Grade 8  11:19 - 11:49 class

            Grade 8  11:49 - 12:19  lunch/recess

  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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