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From the Principal’s Desk….
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Sue Harris, Principal

AMERICAN EDUCATION WEEK:  November 13 – 17, 2017

We look forward to your visiting us during this week. Please note that due to on-going renovations parking is even more limited than in the past so it is likely you’ll need to find parking off site in the local neighborhood. To alleviate parking congestion we suggest visiting between 8:15 am and 2:30 PM on these days although you are welcome all week.  In addition, we do not have extra space in the cafeteria to host parents so we encourage you to utilize that time to access lunch outside the building or visit with the PTSA representatives in the lobby. :

                Monday 11/13:        6th graders with last names A-L

                Tuesday 11/14:        6th graders with last names M-Z

                Wednesday 11/15:   7th graders with last names A-L

                Thursday 11/16:       7th graders with last names M-Z 

                Friday 11/17:             8th graders

SCHOOL SECURITY

We use the Raptor system which requires visitors to provide a photo ID to enter the building.  Visitors without a photo ID will not be permitted to enter classes. The Raptor system also creates personalized visitor passes and a record of who has been in our building for security reasons. Thank you for adhering to these procedures which ensure we keep all students safe at DMS.

 

ACTIV-PANELS HAVE JUST ARRIVED FOR CLASSROOMS 

This is a picture of Dominic, who has been installing these Activ-Panels that reflect the latest in classroom technology as they have touch screen capabilities which will surely enhance teaching and learning.  When you visit during American Education Week you will see them in use however please note they are new to us and we are still learning how to use these amazing devices.  This week, additional “sound bars” will be installed to each ActivPanel to enhance sound even more.  Message Boards are also being installed in some of our hallways this month. We look forward to being able to broadcast school information on those boards by the end of November.  All of these devices are a result of the on-going renovations at DMS.  We sincerely appreciate parent and local officials advocating for our renovations as the updates have made a huge difference for DMS. 

 


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