Dr. Sean Wightman
Mrs. Frontczak's Boys Track team took 1st Place in the Wolverine Conference 4X200 relay and 2nd in the 4X100 and 4X400 relays today! Congratulations Chieftain HEROES!! We're PROUD of you!!
4 days ago, Dr. Sean Wightman
Dowagiac Union Schools
Students in Mr. Bridges STEM: Industrial Technology are designing cities in our computer aided design software, making stuff! Here we have a 3D print in progress (a dinosaur shaped jewelry stand!), a completed handmade pen and a completed CNC made sign!
4 days ago, Dowagiac Union Schools
Dr. Sean Wightman
We would like to congratulate Cephus C. for being selected by the staff of DMS as our April Student of the Month. Cephus was nominated by Mr. Dzakowic. Great job Cephus for being one of our Chieftain HEROES!
6 days ago, Dr. Sean Wightman
Dr. Sean Wightman
Students in Mrs. Rezk's Creative Builder's STEM class learned how to adopt techniques for designing a parachute that falls slowly, and understand how air resistance plays a role in flight. Who knew learning could be so FUN!!!
12 days ago, Dr. Sean Wightman
Dr. Sean Wightman
Our DMS/ETS Esports Team completed their Rocket League regular season on Thursday, April 29th. We currently have 2 squads ranked 50th and 56th out of 284 teams in the Middle School Esports League based out of Kansas City. Team members are awaiting to see if they made the playoffs which are scheduled to begin on Saturday, May 8th. GREAT JOB CHIEFTAINS and good luck!!!
17 days ago, Dr. Sean Wightman
Dr. Sean Wightman
Students in Mrs. Leighton's Life Skills class are learning about healthy choices by making their own fruit or chocolate/peanut butter smoothies. Delicious and educational. What a great match!
19 days ago, Dr. Sean Wightman
Dr. Sean Wightman
Our DMS Track Team performed SPECTACULARLY in their 1st meet at Sturgis Middle School yesterday placing in the 70, 100, 200, 400, 800, & 1600 individual events and winning the 4x100 boys, 4x100 girls, 4x200 Boys, 4x400 boys relays. Way to REPRESENT Chieftain H.E.R.O.E.S.!
24 days ago, Dr. Sean Wightman
Dr. Sean Wightman
We would like to congratulate Andres H. for being selected as our March DMS Student of the Month. He, along with other students of DUS, were honored last night at our monthly School Board Meeting. Way to go Andres!
27 days ago, Dr. Sean Wightman
Dr. Sean Wightman
Hello Chieftains! We have invited the Michigan State Police to visit DMS the week of May 3rd to present information to students about the potential dangers/consequences of posting "inappropriate content" on social media. Our men and women in blue have been doing this for us for the past few years and we are looking forward to having them here again! Dr. Wightman
about 1 month ago, Dr. Sean Wightman
Tammi Spivey
Pandemic EBT: Important information for parents or guardians of student’s eligible for Free and Reduced Lunch at Dowagiac Middle School. For more information, visit Michigan.gov/PEBT or call 1-833-905-0028
about 1 month ago, Tammi Spivey
Dr. Sean Wightman
Is it getting warm in here? Eighth grade students in Mrs. Cummings' Science Class are learning how to measure and determine how much humidity is in the air. Students walked to different locations in and out of the the building to check the varying degrees of temperature and humidity levels.
about 1 month ago, Dr. Sean Wightman
Dr. Sean Wightman
Hello Chieftain Families, The choirs at DUHS and DMS, directed by Hunter Schuur, have just finished recording their Spring Festival of selected songs this week. You can access their video by selecting the following web link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wmi85Q2yrKE Please share it with others and give it a "Thumbs Up"! Great Job CHIEFTAINS!!!! Dr. Wightman
about 1 month ago, Dr. Sean Wightman
Tammi Spivey
Which books would make your March Reading Madness bracket? Students in Mrs. Stockwell's classes learned about the "Sweet Sixteen" books last week. Students tracked their favorite books and ultimately selected their own championship book for the week. Students learned about authors Jason Reynolds, Kwame Alexander, Alan Gratz, and Chantele Sedgwick with this project.
about 1 month ago, Tammi Spivey
Dr. Sean Wightman
Mrs. Stuckey's 6th grade students are reviewing Setting, Mood, & Tone for their ELA test using the online "Blooket "resource. Nice job preparing for success students!
about 1 month ago, Dr. Sean Wightman
Dr. Sean Wightman
Hello DMS Chieftain Families, This is just a friendly reminder we will be having a half-day of school on Thursday, April 1st. Students will be attending their 5th-7th hours. Dismissal will be at 10:42 am. Thank you, Dr. Wightman
about 1 month ago, Dr. Sean Wightman
Tammi Spivey
*Attention* Math Tutoring is available at Dowagiac Middle School on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:30 - 3:30pm. Please arrange pickup for your student at the end of tutoring.
about 1 month ago, Tammi Spivey
Dr. Sean Wightman
START YOUR ENGINES!!!! DMS Esports student athletes are getting qued up to play their next Rocket League match. You can watch us play live on Twitch.tv/DMSEsports starting at 5:15 pm. Good luck Chieftains!!!!!
about 1 month ago, Dr. Sean Wightman
Tammi Spivey
Students in Mrs. Stockwell's English classes are using their career research to construct visual presentations. Students are learning about the different career pathways and gaining technology design experience on this project.
about 1 month ago, Tammi Spivey
Dr. Sean Wightman
Coach Crawley and our DMS Wrestling Team are closing out their season tonight with a home match against Edwardsburg Middle School. Great job Chieftains on a good season!!
about 1 month ago, Dr. Sean Wightman
Dr. Sean Wightman
Our 8th grade Girls Basketball team made a good showing against Plainwell Middle School at today's game. Nice effort Chieftains!
2 months ago, Dr. Sean Wightman
Dr. Sean Wightman
Our 7th grade Girls Basketball team is working hard in their game against Plainwell Middle School. Keep up the good work Lady Chieftains!
2 months ago, Dr. Sean Wightman
Dr. Sean Wightman
Hello DMS Chieftains, On Monday, March 15th we will be initiating a new option for our families who drop their child off in the morning. This is being done to help relieve some of the traffic people are experiencing on Riverside Dr. To accomplish this goal, we are opening up our back parking lot for families who wish to park and wait for our doors to open at 7:20 am. To assist you in avoiding getting caught between our buses when exiting, we have designated an area for parents to make use of which can be viewed in the provided image. Please note our recommended traffic flow diagram for this process. As always, we appreciate your patience and cooperation. Thank you for your support. Dr. Wightman
2 months ago, Dr. Sean Wightman
Tammi Spivey
Mrs. Collins' 7th grade math class has been working on using inverse operations to solve 1 step equations. We played the Gimkit game "Tell No One" (Similar to Among Us) to review for a test.
2 months ago, Tammi Spivey
Tammi Spivey
Students participating in Disc Golf in Mrs. Frontczak's Physical Education class.
2 months ago, Tammi Spivey
Tammi Spivey
We would like to congratulate our DMS Chieftains for their amazing efforts in school for the month of February!! Keep up the great work!!
2 months ago, Tammi Spivey
Dr. Sean Wightman
8th graders in Mrs. Frontczak's PE class end day two their basketball unit with a whole class game of "Knockout." Today’s skill focus was shooting.
2 months ago, Dr. Sean Wightman
Tammi Spivey
Eighth grade students in Mrs. Cummings' science class are learning about the motion of objects in our sky due to Earth's rotation. Today, they learned how to read a Star Wheel and observed how stars appear to move in our sky throughout the night and year.
2 months ago, Tammi Spivey
Dr. Sean Wightman
Hello DMS Chieftain Families, We wanted you to be aware we have mailed out student progress reports for the 3rd Card Marking on Friday, March 5th. You should receive your copy sometime this week. Please feel free to contact any of your child's teachers if you have any questions about your son's or daughter's performance. We are here to help. Thank you for your continued support! Dr. Wightman
2 months ago, Dr. Sean Wightman
Dr. Sean Wightman
Congratulations to all of our AWARD WINNING DMS artists! Many of our students have earned recognition for the work they produced for the 2021 Box Factory Art Exhibit under the direction of Art Teacher Mrs. Tavolacci. A special virtual awards ceremony is scheduled or Thursday, March 25th at 6:30 pm where students will be honored. If you would like to view the ceremony live, you can access it by selecting the following weblink at the designated time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhYeIQCxFeE Prior to the ceremony, you can get a "sneak preview" of the show by selecting the following weblink below: https://communitystudentartexhibition.smugmug.com/Middle-School-2D/ WAY TO GO DMS CHIEFTAINS!!
2 months ago, Dr. Sean Wightman
Dr. Sean Wightman
DMS has started their 1st Esports Team with the help and generous support of Southwestern Michigan College's ETS (Education Talent Search) Program. Student Athletes will be participating in weekly matches with other middle schools around the country on Thursday's at 5:00 pm (Rocket League) and Friday's at 7:00 pm (Fortnite) now through April. You can watch us play on our Twitch channel which can be streamed live at: Twitch.tv/DMSEsports GO CHIEFTAINS!
2 months ago, Dr. Sean Wightman
Dr. Sean Wightman
Students in Ms. Rezek's STEM class present information they researched about prominent Scientists during Black History Month. Students did an amazing job presenting and answering questions from their peers about the inventors they selected!
3 months ago, Dr. Sean Wightman
Dr. Sean Wightman
8th grade students in Mrs. Cummings' Science class are learning about the motion of objects in our sky due to Earth's rotation. Today, they learned how to read a Star Wheel and observed how stars appear to move in our sky throughout the night and year.
3 months ago, Dr. Sean Wightman
Dr. Sean Wightman
Hello Chieftain Families, We wanted to make you aware there was a brief power outage that occurred today at approximately 1:30 pm. Fortunately, students were able to complete their day. We have been informed this issue has been resolved and power has been restored. We thank everyone for their help and cooperation during this situation. Dr. Wightman
3 months ago, Dr. Sean Wightman
Tammi Spivey
Seventh graders in Mrs. Cromer's English class are playing an interactive vocabulary game to practice their understanding
3 months ago, Tammi Spivey
Dr. Sean Wightman
6th grade students are learning how to sew in Mrs. Leighton's Life Skills class.
3 months ago, Dr. Sean Wightman
Dr. Sean Wightman
8th grade Math students are learning how to solve multi-step equations in Mrs. VanPeteghem's class! Show us the way CHIEFTAINS!
3 months ago, Dr. Sean Wightman
Dr. Sean Wightman
7th grade students in Mr. Schuchardt's Science class are learning about the phase changes of matter in a dry ice experiment. Looks like Science!
3 months ago, Dr. Sean Wightman
Tammi Spivey
Students in Mr. Kelver's REWARDS Science Reading course wrap up their unit on Atomic Theory by contrasting the structures of atoms and elements in a T-chart
3 months ago, Tammi Spivey
Tammi Spivey
During the 'Distance Learning' day on 2/16/2021, some of Mrs. Leighton's Life Skills students made some 'Snow Ice Cream'
3 months ago, Tammi Spivey
Tammi Spivey
Mrs. Leighton's class researched stains and how to get them out of different types of fabrics and materials in Life Skills.
3 months ago, Tammi Spivey
Tammi Spivey
8th Graders in Mrs. Stockwell's class were hard at work researching a theme related to Valentine's Day. Students created One Pager digital posters to show their learning on their chosen topics such as chocolate, the history of the holiday, and flowers.
3 months ago, Tammi Spivey
Tammi Spivey
8th Graders in Mrs. Stockwell's class were hard at work researching a theme related to Valentine's Day. Students created One Pager digital posters to show their learning on their chosen topics such as chocolate, the history of the holiday, and flowers.
3 months ago, Tammi Spivey
Tammi Spivey
“Each Friday choir students in Mr. Schuur’s class get a chance to perform in Open Mic. Students sign up to sing, dance, act, read poems, and tell jokes to their classmates. It’s a great way for everyone to hear and see their friend’s talents! Here are some pictures of performers from 5th hour choir! Way to go!”
3 months ago, Tammi Spivey
Tammi Spivey
Mrs. Solloway's class reviewed cells and cellular processes with digital escape rooms. Students raced the clock by answering questions correctly and figure out the code to escape successfully.
3 months ago, Tammi Spivey
Tammi Spivey
Mrs. Solloway's class reviewed cells and cellular processes with digital escape rooms. Students raced the clock by answering questions correctly and figure out the code to escape successfully.
3 months ago, Tammi Spivey
Dowagiac Union Schools
The DMS STEM class had their first hands-on day today! Due to Covid, it looks different, but we are making pens and CO2 cars. We will also be starting up our 3D printers and CNC machines later this week!
3 months ago, Dowagiac Union Schools
Dr. Sean Wightman
Mrs. Stuckey's 6th grade students practiced reviewing pronouns they learned last week in their English Language Arts classes using Kahoot!
3 months ago, Dr. Sean Wightman
Dr. Sean Wightman
Hello DMS Chieftains, This message is for families who are dropping off their child in the morning. To help with this process, we are asking families who are arriving early to please park in our front parking lot until our doors open at 7:20 am. Also, if you are the front car in our drop off line, we ask that you please pull your vehicle up to the orange cone located on the sidewalk in our front circle. This will help us to move traffic more quickly and efficiently through the school’s driveway, as more families will be able to allow their child to exit their vehicles. Finally, please say your goodbyes early and have your child ready to exit your car (with all of their things) when you pull up to the front of the building. We thank you for your continued patience and support. By working together, we will make things run more smoothly. Dr. Wightman
3 months ago, Dr. Sean Wightman
Dr. Sean Wightman
Mrs. Deering's Sixth grade ELA students submitted their narrative essays last week after much hard work! Each student wrote about a memory from his/her life. Students are now creating comic strips to illustrate their stories. Can't wait to read them!
3 months ago, Dr. Sean Wightman
Dr. Sean Wightman
Greetings DMS Chieftains, We would like to inform you we will have Math Tutoring available after school for all of our students on Wednesday's from 2:25-3:25. It is our plan to provide this service to our families for the remainder of the school year. If your child needs extra help, please consider this free service. If you decide to have your child participate in this after school program, please be sure to pick up your son or daughter in the front of the building promptly at 3:25 pm. Thank you for your support! Dr. Wightman
3 months ago, Dr. Sean Wightman
Dr. Sean Wightman
We would like to congratulate Lauren B. for being selected as our January Student of the Month!! Way to go Lauren!!
3 months ago, Dr. Sean Wightman
Dr. Sean Wightman
Hello DMS Families, We wanted you to be aware if there is a weather emergency tomorrow, Tuesday, February 16th, we will be following our Distance Learning Schedule. Thank you, Dr. Wightman
3 months ago, Dr. Sean Wightman
Dr. Sean Wightman
Today students in Mrs. Stanger’s Spanish 1 classes made digital Spanish Valentine’s Day cards for their classmates and then played digital Valentine’s Day Bingo using Spanish vocabulary words related to the holiday. "Feliz día de San Valentín!"
3 months ago, Dr. Sean Wightman
Dr. Sean Wightman
ATTENTION all DMS families, Due to COVID and the limitations it has placed on all of us, we are taking a different approach to placing yearbook orders this year. We are asking that you please make use of the following weblink: www.geskusphoto.com/?YB=1174 to place your order/s online. We believe this new process will be more efficient than in years past. The cost for this year’s yearbook is $25.00 (each). The weblink provided above will be accessible until May 1, 2021. If you have any questions, please feel free to call our school office at 269-782-4440. ONWARD CHIEFTAINS!!!!
3 months ago, Dr. Sean Wightman
Dr. Sean Wightman
Mrs. Grear's STEM students are busy creating "Mechanical Hands." Students learned about Biomedical Engineering and how this science helps make devices to assist people in need. Well done!!!!
3 months ago, Dr. Sean Wightman
Dr. Sean Wightman
Students in Mrs. VandenHeede's 8th grade U.S. History Classes are creating a Black History Month Bulletin Board. Nice work students!!
3 months ago, Dr. Sean Wightman
Dr. Sean Wightman
We would like to congratulate our December Student of the Month, Jaden G. WAY to go "J"!
3 months ago, Dr. Sean Wightman
Dr. Sean Wightman
NEWS FLASH: DMS student artwork will be on display during the "Virtual 2021 Community Student Art Exhibit" For more information about the exhibit visit: https://krasl.org/art/community-projects/community-art-exhibition/ GREAT JOB CHIEFTAIN ARTISTS!
3 months ago, Dr. Sean Wightman
Dr. Sean Wightman
Students in Mrs. Marrs 7th-Grade Healthy Living class are working on a frisbee unit in PE. Students are improving their throwing, catching, and hitting a target by playing games such as Uno, Dos, Tres and Disc Slam. These skills will lead up to a miniature indoor disc golf game later in the unit. Learning while playing is always gratifying!
3 months ago, Dr. Sean Wightman
Dr. Sean Wightman
ATTENTION: All girls wanting to play 7th or 8th grade basketball for DMS this season. Practices will begin after school on Monday, February 8th from 2:45-4:30pm in the DMS gym. Good luck Lady Chieftains!
3 months ago, Dr. Sean Wightman
Dr. Sean Wightman
Mrs. Solloway's 7th Grade Science students learned about cells and cellular processes using DIGITAL ESCAPE ROOMS. Students had to race against the clock, by answering questions correctly, to crack the code to escape successfully!
3 months ago, Dr. Sean Wightman
Dr. Sean Wightman
8th grade students in Mrs. Cummings's Science class are exploring astronomy by observing the different variables that effect crater sizes. "To infinity and beyond!"
3 months ago, Dr. Sean Wightman
Dr. Sean Wightman
Mr. Schuchardt's 7th grade Science students are working with measurements to solve a virtual crime. Good luck 7th grade sleuths!
3 months ago, Dr. Sean Wightman
Dr. Sean Wightman
This week, 8th grade Pre-Algebra students are learning how to solve linear equations. Pictured is Mr. Hackett working with one of his students finding a solution to a problem. Keep up the good effort students!!!
3 months ago, Dr. Sean Wightman
Dr. Sean Wightman
Good Afternoon DMS Chieftains, We would like to inform families if we are unable to attend school because of the weather, students will be engaging in Distance Learning and will be following our normal schedule which is listed below for your convenience: Dowagiac Middle School Distance Learning Schedule 8:00-8:40 1st hour 8:45-9:25 2nd hour 9:30-10:10 3rd hour 10:15-10:55 4th hour 10:55-11:25 Lunch 11:30-12:10 5th hour 12:15-12:55 6th hour 1:00-1:40 7th hour Thank you, Dr. Wightman
4 months ago, Dr. Sean Wightman
Dr. Sean Wightman
Greetings Chieftain families, This is just a friendly reminder we are going to be returning to in-person instruction on Monday, January 11th. For your convenience, doors will be open at 7:20 am. Teachers are asking all students to bring their school issued Chromebooks (fully charged), charging cables, textbooks and other materials with them when we return. We are looking forward to seeing everyone!! ONWARD Chieftains!! Dr. Wightman
4 months ago, Dr. Sean Wightman
Dr. Sean Wightman
We would like to congratulate Riley T. for being selected as our November 2020 Student of the Month. This award is given to 1 student at DMS who exemplifies what it means to be a positive role model and student in the classroom. Congratulations Riley!
4 months ago, Dr. Sean Wightman
Dowagiac Union Schools
While we had in-person learning, students in Mr. Bridges STEM class had fun with hands on learning! They made pens, signs, and 3D printed ornaments.
5 months ago, Dowagiac Union Schools
Dr. Sean Wightman
Good morning, Some families have communicated they are experiencing intermittent outages using Schoology today. We are aware of this issue and are working to resolve it. Please encourage your child, if they are experiencing this problem, to log back into their teacher's conference and check for messages in their Schoology classrooms for updates on where they will meet during their 7th hours. Thank you for your patience. Dr. Wightman
6 months ago, Dr. Sean Wightman
Nicky Hulett
Attention parents/guardians of all 6th grade girls!! Below is an update concerning the Little Chieftains girls youth basketball program from Coach Turner. Little Chieftains Youth Basketball Update I have had a lot of parents asking about the Little Chieftains Youth Basketball program that was started last year. This is usually the time of year when we start our registrations for the program. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 Pandemic has presented a number of challenges that make it infeasible to run the program this winter. It really breaks my heart that we are not going to be able to make the league work this year due to health and safety concerns, but that does not mean that it will not return next year. It will come back even stronger! This Youth League allows us to build our Dowagiac Girls Basketball program and provides the youth of our city the chance to build a love for basketball. In place of the Little Chieftains Youth Basketball League, we plan to hold extra basketball camps this summer. We usually have one week of camps in the summer for kids, but we will plan to have extra weeks this coming summer. Those dates and times will be coming out at a later date. This information will likely be released closer to the end of the school year, so please keep your eyes open for a letter coming home about these basketball camps. Also, go like the Dowagiac Girls Basketball facebook page. Throughout the winter we will upload some videos of drills you can do to improve your basketball skills. Thanks, Coach Turner
6 months ago, Nicky Hulett
Dr. Sean Wightman
Hello DMS Chieftain Families, This is just a friendly reminder we will begin Thanksgiving Vacation after our half day of school on Wednesday, November 25th. Students will be attending their 5th, 6th and 7th hours at the following scheduled times: 8:00-8:55 5th hour 9:00-9:55 6th hour 10:00-10:55 7th hour On behalf of the staff of Dowagiac Middle School, we would like to wish you and your families a safe and Happy Thanksgiving Break! Many blessings, Dr. Wightman
6 months ago, Dr. Sean Wightman
Dr. Sean Wightman
Greetings DMS Chieftain Families, We want to inform you that your child’s report card has been mailed home along with their results from this year’s Fall NWEA benchmark assessment. We also wanted to make you aware that a few families may see a “Semester” grade located on their child’s report card instead of the typical “1st Quarter” grade. This was a system error that impacted only a couple classes. We apologize for any confusion this might cause and are working to correct it. For those impacted, the grade indicated reflects the work completed through the 1st Card Marking. Please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teachers or myself if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you for your continued support. Dr. Wightman
6 months ago, Dr. Sean Wightman
Dowagiac Union Schools
Please visit the DUS Covid Page to read the memo from Superintendent Whan on a case at DMS. http://bit.ly/duscovid
7 months ago, Dowagiac Union Schools
Dowagiac Union Schools
Please visit the DUS Covid Page to read the updated memo from Superintendent Whan on a case at DMS and DUHS for the 10/28/2020 memo. http://bit.ly/duscovid​​
7 months ago, Dowagiac Union Schools
Dowagiac Union Schools
Please visit the DUS Covid Page to read the memo from Superintendent Whan on a case at DMS and DUHS. http://bit.ly/duscovid
7 months ago, Dowagiac Union Schools
Dowagiac Union Schools
Please visit the DUS Covid Page to read the memo from Superintendent Whan on cases at DMS. http://bit.ly/duscovid
7 months ago, Dowagiac Union Schools
Dr. Sean Wightman
Greetings DMS families, Your child's most current academic progress report should be arriving in your mailboxes early this week. Please remind your son or daughter to complete any missing work they may have to earn their best possible grades to end our 1st Quarter of the school year. Our staff is also working with them to accomplish this task. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact any of your child's teachers by calling: (269) 782-4440 and they will be happy to assist you. Thank you for your continued support. Together, we can accomplish anything! Dr. Wightman
7 months ago, Dr. Sean Wightman
Dowagiac Union Schools
Please visit the DUS Covid Page to read the memo from Superintendent Whan on cases at DUHS. http://bit.ly/duscovid
7 months ago, Dowagiac Union Schools
Dowagiac Union Schools
Please visit the DUS Covid Page to read the memo from Superintendent Whan on cases at DMS. http://bit.ly/duscovid
7 months ago, Dowagiac Union Schools
Dr. Sean Wightman
Hello Chieftain families, This is just a friendly reminder the building will be open for student drop off at 7:20 am. Please have your child bring their fully charged school issued Chromebook to school. They may also bring a water bottle as well as a mask from home. FYI-Students will be given 2 cloth masks on Monday. Finally, backpacks can be used to carry belongings to and from school. However, they will need to be kept in lockers during the day, as students will carry their supplies to and from their classes. We are looking forward to seeing everyone. Thank you, Dr. Wightman
7 months ago, Dr. Sean Wightman
Dr. Sean Wightman
Hello Chieftain Families, For your convenience, a list of suggested/recommended grade level supplies can be viewed by visiting our building website (Go to the “Menu” tab and select “Supply List”). Although the items on this list are not required, it is being provided for those families who would like to know what materials their child will be using in their classes. FYI-Teachers will also provide more information to students about other items they recommend, specific to their courses, when we return to school the week of October 12th. We are looking forward to educating your children. Thank you, Dr. Wightman
7 months ago, Dr. Sean Wightman
Dr. Sean Wightman
Good morning students and families, If you are experiencing login issues with Schoology, please check your student email account for a message from your next hour teacher. They will send you an invite to a Google Meet along with their class code to join. Thank you for being persistent. Dr. Wightman
7 months ago, Dr. Sean Wightman
Dr. Sean Wightman
Hello Chieftain families, We will be having Parent Teacher Conferences at DMS on Wednesday, October 7th (5-8 PM) and Thursday, October 8th (12-3 PM). The format for this year’s conferences will be different from previous years as you will have the choice of conducting them via telephone or virtually (through Google Meet). For your convenience, you may call the Middle School Office (269) 782-4440 to schedule an appointment to meet with your son’s or daughter’s teachers. You may also contact your child’s teachers directly (through email) to set up a time. Finally, we will have Spanish speaking faculty available to assist our families who need this support. We are looking forward to seeing you.
8 months ago, Dr. Sean Wightman
Dr. Sean Wightman
This message is for all 7th and 8th grade student athletes interested in playing Fall Sports. Those 7th and 8th grade girls interested in playing Volleyball this season will begin practice on Monday, September 14 from 3-4:30 pm at Dowagiac Union High School. Coach Frontczak asks all players to please bring their own water bottle. 7th and 8th grade boys playing football this season begin practice tonight, Friday, September 11th from 5:30-7:30pm. Practice will also take place on Saturday, September 12th from 2:30-5:00 pm and will continue all next week from 5:30-7:30 pm. Go Chieftains!
8 months ago, Dr. Sean Wightman
Dr. Sean Wightman
Hello DMS families, "Ooops! Your on camera!!" This is just a friendly reminder to be aware student Chromebooks have a very wide camera view. We are letting you know so you are aware sometimes things you think aren't on camera are really happening on camera. To assist with this, we ask our students to let those around you know they are in view (This will help avoid any awkward situations). We also want you to be aware our Chromebook microphones are very sensitive to noises around them and can sometimes pick up unintended conversations. So please be careful. From our hearts to yours...Thank you for a wonderful first week of distance learning at Dowagiac Middle School!
8 months ago, Dr. Sean Wightman
Nicky Hulett
Attention parents/guardians of 7th & 8th grade girls!!! 7th & 8th grade volleyball practices will begin on Monday, September 14th from 3:00-4:30PM at DOWAGIAC UNION HIGH SCHOOL. All volleyball players should bring their own water bottle and a mask/face covering. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided for you. Game and practice schedules will be distributed on Monday. Please contact Coach Frontczak at 782-4440 ext 1135 if you have any questions.
8 months ago, Nicky Hulett
Nick Saltzman
Please watch this short video to find more information on the start of school! Just click the link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/11U13ymvtrmi-DpEWMjOi2a2QB5xwfUDb/view?usp=sharing
8 months ago, Nick Saltzman
Dr. Sean Wightman
Hello DMS families, The following web link will provide you with our Distance Learning Schedule at DMS for the beginning of the school year: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1A5kYnF7qxVxUda7fsxr_NgqfPDJ5k3p6/view?usp=sharing
8 months ago, Dr. Sean Wightman
Dr. Sean Wightman
Hello Middle School Chieftain Families, This is just a reminder to everyone our first day of school is Tuesday, September 8th. We will begin the year using a new Distance Learning platform called "Schoology." Students will need to login using their Chromebooks each period to meet their teachers. All staff have been asked to send each student an email inviting them to each of their classes. To assist you with this process, you may also use the following web link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tp1WbDUdyXsRyikDEhAIa0QpXK9PfhQ1/view?usp=sharing
8 months ago, Dr. Sean Wightman
Nicky Hulett
We are excited to begin the new school year and wanted to make you aware that we intend to distribute student equipment and materials beginning next week. As part of this process you will need you to complete registering your child so we can provide them with a schedule of classes. The designated dates and times for student pick up of materials are as follows: Monday, August 31st, all 6th grade student families may pick up their child’s school issued Chromebook and textbooks at DMS from 7 am to 2 pm and 5 pm to 7 pm. It is important to note, students will need these new computers because district provided software has been pre-loaded on them. We would also like to inform you there will be a $20 insurance fee that will need to be paid at the time of pick-up to cover any possible repairs. Chromebook and textbook pick up for Families of 7th grade students is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, September 1st, between the hours of 7AM-2PM and 5PM-7PM Additionally, families of 8th grade students are scheduled to pick up supplies on Wednesday, September 2nd, from 7AM-2PM and 5PM-7PM If you are unable make either of the days described, additional pick up times have been scheduled for Thursday, September 3rd from 7AM-2PM and 5PM-7PM and Friday, September 4th, from 7AM-11AM We ask that you please bring any books that have not yet returned from last year with you as well. If you need more information please visit our building website and our DMS Facebook web pages for more information. Thank you.
9 months ago, Nicky Hulett
Dr. Sean Wightman
Greetings Chieftain families, This is just a friendly reminder if you have not yet registered your child(ren) for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year, please do so by following the web link provided below which will take you directly to our online registration form: (Simply copy and paste it into your URL bar) https://rb.gy/osh218 *If for any reason you are experiencing difficulty with the registration process, please contact the Middle School office and we will be happy to assist you. You may reach us at: (269) 782-4440. We are looking forward to educating your child. Onward Chieftains! Dr. Sean H. Wightman Principal Dowagiac Middle School
9 months ago, Dr. Sean Wightman
Dowagiac Union Schools
Dowagiac Community: Due to a recent resignation on the Board of Education, the Dowagiac Union Schools is seeking interested applicants to fill a vacant seat on the Board of Education. Applicants must submit a letter of interest to the attention of the Board President (mailed or delivered to Administration Office.) Letters must be received by 4 pm., on Wednesday, August 12th. If you, or someone you know, would be interested in serving on the Board of Education, please submit your letter of interest to the Board by August 12th. Thank you!
10 months ago, Dowagiac Union Schools
Dr. Sean Wightman
Congratulations to our top 3 "America and Me Essay" writers sponsored by Farm Bureau Insurance! Pictured are students Addison F., Cayden D., Connor R. and Farm Bureau Insurance agent Jeff Neumann.
about 1 year ago, Dr. Sean Wightman