Students in Mrs. VandenHeede's 8th grade U.S. History Classes are creating a Black History Month Bulletin Board. Nice work students!!
We would like to congratulate our December Student of the Month, Jaden G. WAY to go "J"!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!"
Mr. Schuchardt's 7th grade Science students are working with measurements to solve a virtual crime. Good luck 7th grade sleuths!
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!!!
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
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
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!
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.
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
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
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
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
Please visit the DUS Covid Page to read the memo from Superintendent Whan on a case at DMS. http://bit.ly/duscovid
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
Please visit the DUS Covid Page to read the memo from Superintendent Whan on a case at DMS and DUHS. http://bit.ly/duscovid