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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.

Search Facebook for Panther Den for upcoming events.

 

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.

Delta Middle School 2016 Gold Medal Award

Delta Middle School
Delta, OH
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 Middle School winner of the James Patterson Grant

DELTA MIDDLE SCHOOL RECEIVES GRANT FROM JAMES PATTERSON AND SCHOLASTIC READING CLUB FOR SCHOOL LIBRARY. Delta, OH - November, 2016 - Delta Middle School received a grant today from bestselling author James Patterson to support its school library. In addition, Scholastic Reading Club will match each dollar of Patterson’s donation with “bonus points” that teachers can use to acquire books and other materials for their classrooms. Delta Middle School was selected amongst thousands of applications for funding grants. To learn more, listen to Patterson’s exclusive interview about the critical need for school libraries on the “Scholastic Reads” podcast: oomscholasticblog.com/podcast/james-patterson-loves-libraries.

“We’ve just come out of the most divisive presidential election in history – and among all the issues that captivated voters, education wasn’t one of them. It was hardly discussed,” says Patterson. “Nearly half of the American population reads at or below a basic level, and we need to address that problem to foster an informed future electorate. I’ve made it my mission to underscore the vital role reading plays in children’s lives, and the need to sustain school libraries is at the heart of that mission.”

“Last year’s ‘Patterson Pledge’ showed communities nationwide how important school libraries are, but also how gravely desperate they are for books to fill their shelves in the midst of steep budget cuts,” said Judy Newman, President of Scholastic Reading Club.  The amazing outpouring from schools combined with the continued generosity of James Patterson helped us solidify a second year of grants to help more children have access to high-quality books and, ultimately, revive school libraries. We are proud to announce this year’s new grant recipients and thank James Patterson for his continued personal commitment to save school libraries.”

In the first-ever partnership of its kind, Patterson joined forces with Scholastic Reading Club to administer funding applications to their network of 62,000 schools and 800,000 teachers. Schools entering were asked to share the story of their school library, including past efforts to make improvements and “great ideas to help create a brighter future.” Patterson personally read and selected the winning recipients of the grants. Based on past winners, school libraries across the country have been using  this funding to purchase new books, add bookshelves, make improvements to their catalog systems, and expand their programing The full list of grant recipients is available online at http://www.scholastic.com/pattersonpartnership/recipients.

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

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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

 

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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. 

2016-2017

Attention 7th and 8th grade students!  Would you like to travel to Washington DC?  Mrs. Mazurowski is organizing a trip to DC.  If you would like information, see Mrs. Mazurowski

A DMS DI team is having a collection of new hats and/or gloves.  There will be a bin marked with your grade level on it, please place the items in the correct bin between Dec 2 - 9.  There will be a prize for the grade level that donates the same number of hats and/gloves collected as there are students in their grade.  The prize is a free electronic day in January.  Thank you for your kind donation.

Dress for success Wednesday

The registration deadline for the Washington DC trip has been extended to Dec. 22--just in time for Christmas!  If you need information, see Mrs. Mazurowski or there are flyers outside the office!  

Dec 5 - 9  St Gov't Christmas collection, coins in cans during AA.

Dec 9  PDY Cheerleading spirit sale orders due

Dec 11 Sunday MS  Choir Concert at 6:30pm and MS Band Concert at 8pm in the HS Auditorium

Dec 14  Q2 Fifth grade Musical at 2:10 in our cafeteria

Dec 20  10:30 Band/Choir Concert.  12:45 - 2:45 End of semester incentives

Dec 20  End of Semester 1 and Quarter 2

Dec 20 Detentions 3 - 4

Dec 21 Board of Education mtg 6:30

Delta Panther Mini Cheer Clinic January 21, 2017 from 12 - 3pm, cost is $25 covers a tee shirt, snack, drink and admission to the varsity game that evening.  The Mini cheerleaders will perform at halftime that night. The registration forms need to be returned by January 6 to guaranteed a tee shirt.  Contact KChiesa@pdys.org

Winter Break Dec 21 - Jan 2  School resumes Jan 3, Semester 2 courses will start

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

Jan 6 Mini Cheer Clinic registrations due

Jan 13  No School Staff in service

Jan 11  College Credit Plus meeting at the high school auditorium at 6pm for current 6, 7, 8 grade.

Jan 16  No School MLK day

Jan 19  8th grade visit FCCC, will need money for lunch

Jan 21 Mini Cheer Clinic 12 - 3

Jan 23 - 27  St Gov't sucker sale

Jan 30 Freshman Orientation for current eighth grade at the high school auditorium at 6:30pm

March 7  MS Band Concert 7pm

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

     *Announcements

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                                                          

dford@pdys.org

 

 

Mrs. Debra Patterson                                                                      

Secretary

419.822.9118 ext. 1102                                                          

dpatterson@pdys.org

 

 

Mrs. Sarah Fuerstenau                                                                      

Guidance Counselor                                                                

419.822.9118 ext 1107                                                            

sfuerstenau@pdys.org

 

 

Mrs. Wendy Nyquist                                                                        

Guidance Secretary                                                                

419.822.9118 ext. 1106                                                          

wnyquist@pdys.org

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