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Welcome to Dillon Middle School

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

DMS Parent Needs Assessment (SPANISH)



Dillon Middle School is proud to have Mrs. Krista Driggers represent our school as Teacher of the Year for the 2023-2024 School Year. 

Student Supply Lists English 2023 - 2024

SPANISH Dillon Middle School Lista De Útiles Para Estudiantes


  **Important Dates to Remember**

March 26
............Report Cards
March 29............Teacher Workday ( NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS)
April 1-5............Spring Break
May 7.................SC Ready ELA Day 1   
May 9.................SC Ready ELA Day 2
May 14................SC Ready Math
May 14................SC Ready Science (6th Grade Only)

Needs Assessment

DMS Parent Needs Assessment (SPANISH)
DMS Parent Needs Assessment (ENGLISH)


Friday, March 29th:  Teacher Workday/No School for Students


Monday, April 1st – Friday, April 5th:  School Closed/Spring Break


Monday, April 8th:  eLearning Day (Due to Total Solar Eclipse)

Students will complete assignments sent home by the teacher.


Tuesday, April 9th:  School will resume the regular schedule.


If you have any questions, please contact our office at 843-774-1212.




El Viernes 29 de Marzo: Día de Capacitación Profesional para los Maestros (as) /No Hay Clases para Estudiantes


El Lunes 1 de Abril al Viernes 5 de Abril: La Escuela Estará Cerrada/Vacaciones de Primavera


El Lunes 8 de Abril: Día de eLearning (Debido al Eclipse Solar Total)

Los estudiantes completarán las tareas enviadas a casa por el maestro (a).


El Martes 9 de Abril: Los estudiantes regresan a escuela el horario regular.


Si tiene alguna pregunta, por favor comuníquese con nuestra oficina al 843-774-1212.




Whooping Cough Vaccine Required for Rising 7th Graders

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control is working to prevent the spread of pertussis, an illness that can be fatal to infants, by requiring older children to get vaccinated. 


Rising seventh graders must be immunized for pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, with the Tdap vaccine.  The shot’s name is short for tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussisMany children receive the Tdap vaccines during infancyThe vaccines are designed to jointly boost immunity. 


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommend that 11-year-olds receive the Tdap vaccineStudents must present a certificate of immunization to schools obtained from county health departments or from their doctor’s office. 


Whooping cough is especially contagious, and symptoms include severe coughing that sounds like a high-pitched breathless gaspTeens and adults who catch pertussis can rupture blood vessels and get cracked lipsInfants can die. 


Dillon School District Four school officials and health professionals urge parents to get their children vaccinated as soon as possibleVaccination appointments should be made with the local health department or with a family physicianWe are reminding you now so that you have time to plan for your child to be vaccinated before he/she begins the 7th grade in August 2023. 


Once a student has had their vaccination, an updated South Carolina Immunization Record should be taken to the child’s school District nurses will maintain records denoting which students have had the vaccine and which students need the required vaccine. 


Students have until the beginning of next school year to receive this immunization. If they have not received TDap by the start of 7th grade, they will be excluded from school until the immunization is received and the updated immunization record is on file. This is a South Carolina state requirement. The only exception is for those with a religious exemption.  Religious exemptions can only be issued by the local health department.  If parents have questions about the vaccine, they should call and ask to speak to the nurse at their child’s school.   


Melanie Smith, RN                                                                                          

School Nurse                                                                                                                 843-774-1212 





Mission Statement:
The mission of Dillon Middle School is to involve ALL students, parents, faculty, and community in the promotion of lifelong learning, by providing a meaningful, innovative, differentiated educational experience, while requiring a respectful and safe learning environment focused on the well-being of each student, 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


    Title IX Coordinator for Dillon Middle School
Mr. Rodney Cook
[email protected]

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your child's health, please call or email our school nurse, Mrs. Melanie Smith at 843-774-1212 or [email protected]              


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Dillon Middle School is grateful to have support from the following businesses and community-based organizations:

First Citizens Bank
Harbor Freight
The Schafer Foundation

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