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2018-2019 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.

"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 2018


Please see the attached message from State Board of Education President Tess Elshoff:

I’m pleased to let you know Ohio’s State Board of Education has granted your school a 2017-2018 Momentum Award. Now in its fourth year, the Momentum Award is the State Board’s way of recognizing schools that received A’s on every Value-Added measure included on the Ohio School Report Cards.

As a Momentum Award winner, your school’s report card shows your school is committed to its students’ success by ensuring students exceeded the growth expectations in English language arts and mathematics. I also congratulate you on recruiting and motivating the high-quality leaders and staff needed to make this happen.

Ohio’s strategic plan for education, Each Child, Our Future, is the state’s plan to ensure each student is challenged, prepared and empowered for his or her future by way of an excellent prekindergarten through grade 12 education. Our mission is to prepare students for a future that has yet to be written. Many consider this to be a daunting endeavor. Your education team, however, has clearly embraced this challenge. 

I want you to know how much we appreciate your leadership and the dedication your team has to providing a high-quality experience for all students. Please share our gratitude with all of those who contributed to this accomplishment.

In the coming weeks, you’ll receive an official Momentum acknowledgement letter and certificate. If you have questions about the certificate or the award, please contact Shelby Edwards in our Center for Performance and Impact at (614) 466-3107 or by email to shelby.edwards@education.ohio.gov. Attached is a .jpg of the award logo that you are welcome to use to promote your good work. You can find the complete list of award winners online: http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/District-and-School-Continuous-Improvement/Awards-and-Recognition/Momentum-Award

Thank you for all you do for the students and families you serve.


Tess Elshoff

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

Mar 11 - 14 No Panther Den AM or PM

Mar 8 Panther Den family night

Mar  18 - 22  No School Spring break

April 18 No PM

April 19 and 22  No School Easter break

April 26  Family night  6 - 8:30pm

May 10 Last day PM

May 11 Last day AM

June 10 - 21  Summer Camp



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.



Calamity Make-Up Plans: Make-Up Plans: The Pike-Delta-York Local School District 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 21, 2019 will be a make up day (if available).
2. February 18, 2019 will be a make up day (if available).
3. After February 18, 2019 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 Local 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
DMSHS 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.


Feb/Mar DMS Newsletter:  http://pdys.org/files/February_March_2019.pdf


New Date: Feb 25  The “Digital Empowerment” presentation for our middle school students  will be on Tuesday, February 12th @12:30pm in our gym.  RSVP dinner: www.HC3Partnership.org

New Date: Feb 25 Panther Den/ HC3 night: Community Conversation being hosted by DMS Panther Pack and HC3 is Tuesday, February 12th.  Dinner starts at 5:30pm, with presentations following.  This presentation will be by Scott Frank who will be presenting at our PD on “Digital Empowerment”.

February 21 (Thursday) Parent/Teacher Conferences

Feb 25  Panther Den/HC3 Digital Empowerment at 6pm, meal at 5:30pm

Feb 25  DMS Choir Concert at HS Auditorium 6pm
February 26 (Tuesday) Parent/Teacher Conferences

Mar 2 DI Regional Tournament all day in Delta MS

Mar 2  K - 8 Softball Skills Camp

Mar  8  Panther Den family night

Mar 13  Board of Education mtg 6:30pm
March 15 (Friday) End of 3rd Quarter
March 16 – March 24 No School, Spring Break
March 27 (Wednesday) 3rd Quarter Grades due at 8am

Mar 30  DI State Competetion in East Liverpool OH

Apr 5, 6, 7  DHS Musical "Freaky Friday" more information will follow

Apr 13  7/8 Band Solo Ensemble

Apr 17 Board of Education mtg 6:30pm

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

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

May 9  Band Concert grades 6 - 12  at 7 pm

May 13 DMS Choir Concert at HS Auditorium 6pm

May 14  5th grade field trip

May 15 Board of Education mtg 6:30pm

May 20  Kalahari prize from Great American Fundraiser

May 21 Field Day/Incentive  Kona Ice

May 22 Field Day/Incentive rain date

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

May 23 4th grade visit and lunch

May 28  DMS Awards  program 9:30am

May 29 7th grade field trip to Mud Hens games

May 30  8th grade Promotion 11:30 (possibility of changing)

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


















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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