District Athletic Events

Delta Panther Den

New this year is our Delta Panther Den before and after school program.  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 October 10, 2016 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.  Ending date is May 4, 2017.

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

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Parents / Guardians of 7th grade students for 2016-17

Delta Middle School Information 2016-17


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 8:10 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 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.

PowerSchool Parent Portal will be turned off for the summer.

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.


The Delta Middle School had its kick off today for the Great American Fundraiser.  This school wide fundraiser includes magazines, Phone APP, Cookie Dough and Tumblers.  The orders and money need to be turned in Sept 8 to the first period teacher.  Checks can be made payable to: Delta Middle School.  Online sales can also be made: www.gaschoolstore.com : use code 258236.  The Delta Panther 24oz Tumbler item number is D0670 for $20  see any middle school student to order.

Product is due to arrive October  26 to include cookie dough and tumblers.

Mon Nov 21 Prize day 12:55 -  2:55

Mon May 22 Kalahari prize day

Delta Middle School 2016 Gold Medal Award

Delta Middle School
Delta, OH

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.



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 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

NJHS meeting every first Friday of the month (except April 13) in room 201 at 7:30am

Dress for Success on Wednesdays.

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 office. 

DMS September Newsletter can be found here:  http://pdys.org/files/September_2016.pdf


Fall Parent/Teacher conference slips went home with the students on Monday, please return your request to the guidance office as soon as it is filled out.  Dates are Oct 27 and Nov 1  3:30 - 6:45pm

Red Ribbon week October 24 - 28:

Monday: Lei Off Drugs; Hawaiian Day

Tuesday: Be Strong, Don’t Do Drugs; Dress as a Superhero

Wednesday: When You Say No to Drugs You Can Accomplish Anything; Dress for your future career or college you want to attend

Thursday: “Bee” Drug Free; Dress in Black and Yellow  .

Friday: Red Ribbon Week Spirit Day; Wear Red

There is no open gym for the 7 & 8th grade boys this week, starting next week November 1st and 3rd there will be open gym from 5 - 6:30.  1st practice is on Friday Nov 4 at 4:30.
There is a meeting for all new members of NJHS on Friday, during AA, in room 201.   Check in with your AA teacher before coming to the meeting. 

Reminder:  The NJHS induction ceremony is Monday, October 24, at 7:00 pm.  Eighth grade members should be here by 6:00 to help set up for the ceremony.  New members need to meet in room 201, at 6:35.


Oct 24 Grade cards and school fees to go home with the students

Oct 24  Red Ribbon Week

Oct 24  NJHS Induction Ceremony at 7pm in our cafe

Oct 25  Safety Day, parent letters went home with the students

Oct 26  Great American fundraiser items to arrive, tumblers and cookie dough

Oct 27  Fall Parent Teacher Conferences  3:30 - 6:45pm

Oct 29  Scream Acres NJHS 6pm

Oct 31  There will be no Panther Den in the afternoon

Oct 31 Grades 5-8, DI is hosting the  Halloween dance on Monday, October 31st.  It will be from 3:30-5:30. Admission is $3 with a costume and $4 without a costume. Concessions will be sold. Prizes will be given for the most humorous, most creative, scariest, and the best use of duct tape.  

Nov 1  Fall Parent Teacher Conferences  3:30 - 6:45pm

Nov 1  Detention 3 - 4pm

Nov 2  Anti Bullying Assembly 12:30 - 2:55

Nov 4 NJHS 7:30am

Nov 5   Rakin the Town 9 - 12  Once again Delta Middle School will be leading the 7th annual "Rakin' the Town" this year on November 5th, 9am until Noon. Lunch will be provided for volunteers afterward at Delta Middle School.  Volunteers will meet in the parking lot behind Panther Stadium at 9am with a rake and a bottle of water, split up to rake and meet back at DMS for lunch at Noon.

Nov 12 - Dec 17 Saturday's, Mini Panther Boys Basketball Camp for grades 4 - 6 at 9 -10:30am in the middle school gym, forms are available in the ms office cost is $25

Nov 14 - 18  Pirate Book fair

Nov 14 ROX self defense class 7 - 8:30

Nov 12, 19 Dec 3, 10, 17  Grade 4 - 6 Boys Basketball camp 8:30 -11am at the middle school

Nov 17  Girl Scouts for grade 5 will start at 2pm.  It will be every Thursday until Jan 12.

Nov 21 Great American prize day

Nov 21  5th grade Trade day

Nov 18 and 22 COGAT testing grade 5

Dec 2  NJHS 7:30am

Dec 20  End of Semester 1 and Quarter 2

Winter Break Dec 21 - Jan 2  School resumes Jan 3

Jan 3  Q3 fifth grade specials will change to Q3 Specials, Semester 1 will change specials to Semester 2 courses

Bell schedule DMS

 Regular School day:   2016/17 first day of classes  August 17, 2016

     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 - 9:36

     Period 3    9:39 - 10:22

     Period 4    10:25 - 11:05

     Period 5    11:07 - 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 - 1:46

     Period 8     1:49 - 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  10:10 - 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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