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"Nothing Less than Your Best"

                                   
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1803 Joan Drive
Dillon, S.C. 29536            
(843)774-1212 phone        
(843)841-3616 fax            
Mr. Rodney Cook, Principal  
 
    
                                 

Krispy Kreme Doughnut Fundraiser 

Please help support the Eighth Grade students' Washington D.C. trip by purchasing a dozen Krispy Kreme doughnuts or a certificate for $8 each. 

The planning for the 2017 - 2018 Washington D.C. trip has begun! It is our hope that this experience will significantly add to our students’ appreciation of history, heritage, government and diversity.  In an effort to help with the expenses, the 8th grade students are holding a Krispy Kreme Doughnut fundraiser to help raise money for the upcoming trip in May.

Items for sale include a dozen glazed doughnuts or gift certificates that are good for 1 dozen glazed doughnuts that can be redeemed at a Krispy Kreme location. The last day to order is February 22, 2018.  Thank you for supporting our students!

                                                                                          

Dear Parents/Guardians and Students,

We would like to thank our students and staff for a great first half of the school year.  Besides all of the impressive work happening inside the classroom, we saw many great achievements by our fall athletes and our performing arts students.  We cannot wait to see what the second half of the year has in store for us.

As we begin our second semester, we will continue our focus on excellence in teaching and learning. Our goal is to ensure that every child receives a world-class education. We are committed to providing each student with engaging lessons that challenge them to learn at the highest level. We work collaboratively as a team to create the most effective learning environment for all of our students, encouraging them to be positive leaders and role models. We are committed to the success of each student and hope that every student will feel connected to school through positive relationships with each other and our staff.

We encourage you to continue to stay involved in your child’s education.  As the year flies by, we ask that you pay close attention to your child’s academic performance.  You can keep track of your child’s progress by logging on to the Parent Portal and viewing your child’s grades. Make sure your child is reading, studying and completing homework assignments at home. It is also important that you continue to communicate with your child’s teacher throughout the remainder of the school year. Ongoing communication between teachers and parents is necessary to insure a child’s success in school.

Please continue to be mindful that our students’ academic day continues until dismissal each afternoon and it is very important that students are not dismissed early unless an unavoidable appointment or emergency is involved as valuable instruction from the teacher can be missed in addition to required assignments.  If your child has to be absent, please send a written note to school when they return explaining their absence. Without this documentation, the absence cannot be excused.

In closing, we would like to share how proud we are for being part of DMS.  Our growth has been amazing to watch and be a part of. Our teachers work hard every day to give our students the best education, students are putting forth their best efforts to meet the rigorous SC State Standards, and our parents have stayed involved by supporting our students and teachers. We thank each of you.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher or administration directly at 843-774-1212. Please watch the DMS website for school information, updates and events.  Thank you for all of your support!

Sincerely,

Mr. Rodney Cook, Principal                      
Dr. Walter Jackson, Assistant Principal                 
Mr. Michael McRae, Assistant Principal    

DILLON MIDDLE SCHOOL
MISSION AND BELIEFS

Mission Statement:
The mission of Dillon Middle School is to involve students, parents, faculty, and community in the promotion of lifelong learning, by providing a meaningful, innovative educational experience, while requiring a respectful and safe atmosphere, so that as productive members of society learners may achieve their maximum potential.

Statement of Beliefs:
We believe that:

  • All individuals have value
  • Everyone can contribute
  • Respect for each other is necessary for learning
  • The family is the foundation of society
  • Learning is a life-long process
  • Individuals are accountable for their actions
  • Individuals have the potential to achieve success through effort

    **Important Dates to Remember** 
February 16...............................Regular School Day 
February 20...............................Progress Reports
February 19-21..........................SRI Testing
March 15...................................Parent Conferences
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DILLON MIDDLE SCHOOL HAPPENINGS

Dillon Middle School Junior Beta Club
Holds Annual Induction Ceremony

The Dillon Middle School Jr. Beta Club held their annual induction ceremony at the Dillon District Four Performing Arts Center on November 30, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. The DMS chapter of the Junior Beta Club inducted fifty-two new members during the ceremony. 

DMS school principal, Rodney Cook, began the ceremony by welcoming those in attendance to the special event.  Mrs. Roberts, sixth grade teacher and Jr. Beta Club Sponsor, explained that the Jr. Beta Club is a service organization for middle school students that promotes academic excellence, character, service, and leadership.  She provided a brief explanation of the requirements for being in the Jr. Beta Club.  Mrs. Hart recognized each student as they walked across the stage and administered the Jr. Beta Pledge while the students repeated.  Current Jr. Beta Club members Charlotte Sellers, Temarrian Davis, Mason Thompkins, and Caroline Williams let the lighting of the candles. They explained what each candle meant while Mrs. Bridgers lit the candles.  After the students, were officially inducted, the DMS chorus performed two songs to close out the ceremony. 

The DMS chapter of the Jr. Beta Club is excited to induct these new members and look forward to the contributions they will make to our club, school, and community.