Steam Class
1 day ago, Dowagiac Union Schools
Steam
Pre-Holiday Dance Recital
1 day ago, Dowagiac Union Schools
Dance Recital
Robotics Team
2 days ago, Dowagiac Union Schools
Robotics
Two of our DMS Esports Teams qualified for the end of season playoffs in the MSEL National Esports League. The 8th grade team ended their season ranked 51st with the 6th grade finishing 60th out of 326 teams. We are proud to say both squads made it to the "Sweet 16" before being knocked out. Thank you Coach Tidey for a great run!
2 days ago, Dr. Sean Wightman
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Art Class
3 days ago, Dowagiac Union Schools
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Over 250 DMS students in 6th-8th grades made our 1st Card Marking Period Honors List. They were recognized for their efforts with a special breakfast today. A BIG SHOUT OUT to our cafeteria staff for helping us put on this event! Congratulations to all getting it done in the classroom!!
4 days ago, Dr. Sean Wightman
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Happy Thanksgiving! Feliz Día de Gracias!
10 days ago, Dowagiac Union Schools
Happy Thanksgiving English Version
Happy Thanksgiving Spanish Version
On behalf of the staff at Dowagiac Middle School, we would like to congratulate Angel B. and his family for being selected as our October 2022 Student of the Month! He was selected for his great attitude, work ethic and citizenship.
12 days ago, Dr. Sean Wightman
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Recently, the DMS Counseling & Support Team provided mini lessons to all students on brain growth. Students learned about neuroplasticity (the brain's ability to be molded or changed) and how we can strengthen positive habits such as study skills, focus, and even compassion! Students participated in a hands-on activity where they molded a brain out of playdough while they learned about these scientific concepts. Lastly, students learned an exercise for training our brains to be more compassionate by practicing a mindfulness activity.
13 days ago, Dr. Sean Wightman
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Every week we emphasize a specific behavior that relates to our H.E.R.O.E.S. expectations. Each letter represents something we want our students to exhibit at school: H=Helpful, E=Engaged, R=Respectful, O=Ownership, E=Empathy, S=Safe. This week our focus was being respectful and kind to others. Students wrote about how they demonstrated these behaviors on post it notes and submitted them to our H.E.R.O.E.S. BOX. Several responses were drawn by staff and read to the rest of the student body. The students whose names were drawn earned a 10 pt. extra credit slip as well as a cup of hot chocolate. It was a perfect way to end a very snowy week! Great job CHIEFTAINS!!
15 days ago, Dr. Sean Wightman
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Friendly Reminder
16 days ago, Dowagiac Union Schools
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Mr. Buynar's 8th grade U.S. History students are reviewing content for an upcoming test on the American Revolution using Kahoot!. Winners in each class earned some valuable extra credit tickets and a donut! And of course, the class championship belt!!! Great effort everyone!
18 days ago, Dr. Sean Wightman
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Recently 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Chieftain Heart students are serious about spreading kindness and positivity at DMS in celebration of National Kindness Week! Students created sticky notes with positive messages and placed them on other student lockers. This week Chieftain Heart student volunteers will also be creating short video clips with facts about kindness for all DMS students to view in their classes. Finally, the club will be sponsoring a "Kindness Candy Gram" event this week where students can purchase and send a special candy gram message to a friend. Keep it up CHIEFTAINS!
19 days ago, Dr. Sean Wightman
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We would like to extend a special invitation for all of you to attend this year’s DUS Fall Play. This year’s play will be “Charlotte’s Web” which is based on the children’s book written by E.B. White. Showtimes are below for your convenience. The cost to attend at the door is $10 for adults and $7 for students and seniors. Friday, November 11th at 7:00 pm Saturday, November 12th at 7:00 pm Sunday, November 13th at 3:00 pm.
25 days ago, Dr. Sean Wightman
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The DMS Honors Club held "Socktober" for the last two weeks of October. "Socktober" is an event where people in the community donate a pair of socks to help make a big difference in the lives of those who are in need. Teachers and students at DMS donated over 900 pairs of socks in the last 2 weeks of October to give to a local organization. The class that donated the most was Mr. Buynar's 1st-hour, coming in second was Mr. J. Turner's 1st-hour class. Congratulations on a job well done!!
about 1 month ago, Dr. Sean Wightman
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DMS Halloween Dance
about 1 month ago, Dowagiac Union Schools
Dance
On Tuesday, October 25th DMS 8th graders participated in a "Career Day Expo" at the Kalamazoo Expo Center. Students were able to visit/explore various booths that shared information about multiple careers. All booths were interactive and hands on. After the event, multiple students stated that they learned of new careers that they might be interested in exploring. It was a great day!
about 1 month ago, Dr. Sean Wightman
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We would like to congratulate 8th grade student athlete Maverick B. for being selected as our September Student of the Month. Maverick was chosen by the DMS staff because he has demonstrated positive habits in the classroom as well as how he treats others! Thank you for being one of our H.E.R.O.E.S.!
about 2 months ago, Dr. Sean Wightman
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DMS Students have Chieftain Heart! Twice a month, DMS students have an opportunity to sign up to participate in a Chieftain Heart lunch activity. Chieftain Heart at DMS is all about spreading positivity and school spirit. At the last DMS Chieftain Heart activity, over 60 students (6th-8th), brainstormed ideas for future Chieftain Heart activities and then participated in a "Sidewalk ART" activity where they draw and wrote positive and uplifting messages for all DMS students and staff to see. Thanks for spreading the POSITIVITY students!
about 2 months ago, Dr. Sean Wightman
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DMS CHIEFTAINS serving our community! Mrs. Marrs and her DMS Honors Club are sponsoring a "Socktober" Sock Drive through the rest of the month. The purpose of this project is to help needy families stay warm during the winter months.
about 2 months ago, Dr. Sean Wightman
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