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Week of April 24, 2017

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Attendance Line: 405.359.3160

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Re-Schedules from Friday’s School Cancellation:

~~The Ninja Team was scheduled to take their Science State Exam on Friday (April 21), so they will take that exam on our designated make-up day this Friday, April 28th.

~~8th Grade Frontier City Permission Slips and money that were due Friday are due tomorrow (Monday, April 24th). Permission slip was emailed.

~~Yearbook and Leadership applications that were due Friday are due tomorrow at 7:30AM (Monday, April 24th). See additional details below.

~~PJ Day for our 8th graders (for winning the spirit stick in our last pep assembly) will be Wednesday, May 26th!

State Testing:

I have emailed the specific schedule that shows if your child is in a morning or afternoon testing session.  Our testing tickets are organized by Literature teacher rosters.  Look for your child’s Literature teacher, and then the hour your child has that teacher to see when he/she will test.  We have these posted in every classroom, so your child should know by now when he/she will test.

Thank You!

Thank you to our Adopt-A-Staff families for the yummy treats this past week!  We truly appreciated them!

Teacher Appreciation Week is Coming!

From our DCMS PTO: Do you want to show the Teachers and Staff of DCMS how much you have appreciated all they have done for our students and our school this year, but don't know how?  Well here's your chance, please join us as we celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week Monday, May 1st through Friday, May 5th at DCMS.  We will be having little surprises all week for the teachers and staff, and you can help by signing up for the needed items, by clicking on this link to go to our Sign Up Genius page: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D44ABA622AAFB6-deer1  Thank you!  From: DCMS PTO Officers, contact President Cheryl Davies at lovemy3js@live.com with questions.

Save The Dates:

Just in case you haven't noticed the end-of-school events on our online calendar, I want to make sure you have these on your family calendar:

~~Thursday, May 18th: 6:00pm--7th & 8th Grade DC Foundation Awards, PAAC Auditorium

(By invite only sent from the Deer Creek Schools Foundation; 4.0 GPAs for spring 2016 and fall 2016 semesters; casual Deer Creek attire)

~~Thursday, May 18th: 7:30pm--8th Grade "Bridging Ceremony" for All 8th Graders, PAAC Gym

(Casual event for all 8th graders to celebrate the end of the middle school journey! Time to walk the transition "bridge" to High School!  Students can wear their favorite Deer Creek tee, or DC Blue and jeans or nice shorts.)

~~Friday, May 19th: End-of-School Bash! @DCMS 

(More details, times, etc. to come....food, movie, and fun for all DCMS students!)

~~Monday--Friday, May 22-26th: Finals Week

~~Friday, May 26th: Last Day of School!

I will send out additional details and reminders later, but I wanted to just send out a "save the date" notice for now. 

Incentive Field Trips are Coming Up!

7th and 8th grade incentive trips are coming up soon.  Permission slips for the 8th grade trip to Frontier City are due back on April 21st.  Students need to make sure they bring any failing grades up to passing by April 21st or they will be ineligible to go.  Also students with excessive marks, tardies, absences, etc. are not eligible for these field trips.  (See emailed requirements.)  All permission slips and money for 8th graders are due next Friday!  Students who turn in money but become ineligible before the trip will not be given a refund.  We cannot get a refund from Frontier City.

Conference Track Meet:

Thank you to our many track families that helped us with the track meet.  It was a tremendous success thanks to you!!!

Yearbook and Leadership 2017-2018 Applications:

DUE TOMORROW at 7:30AM!—Drop off in the DCMS office before 1st hour!

Applications are now available for 7th grade students who have indicated Yearbook or Leadership on their pre-enrollment forms.  They may be picked up in the office or downloaded and printed at the links below.  Late applications will NOT be accepted. We have reminded students via the intercom each morning to get these submitted NOW!

Yearbook Application: http://www.deercreekms.org/common/pages/DisplayFile.aspx?itemId=31686919

Leadership Application: http://www.deercreekms.org/common/pages/DisplayFile.aspx?itemId=31686962  

Attention 7th grade Leadership applicants!  We need you to sign up for the Interview Remind. This is very important as this is how you will sign-up for your interview time. Your application is not complete without signing up. Text the message @LeaderApp to the number  81010 to sign up.

Email erinmichael@dcsok.org if you have any questions

Youth and Government:

Attention all 8th grade Youth and Government participants:  There will be a Youth and Government election at the high school Wednesday April 26.  We will travel by bus after school to attend this meeting.  Your parents will need to pick you up at the high school at 4:00.  If you are interested in running for Youth and Government Freshman Representative see Mr. Cory by Monday April 24 to register as a candidate.

Lunch Accounts:

As of May 1st, there will be no lunch charges allowed for school lunches for staff or students if the account balance is negative or if the charge will make the account go into the negative at the time the lunch is charged.   All staff and students must have a $0.00 balance or positive balance by the last day of school.  If a child ends the year with a negative balance, this balance must be reconciled prior to any records being released, enrollment processed, or classes scheduled for the 2017-2018 school year.

Don’t Forget to Order Your 2017-2018 School Supply Pack!

Let us do the shopping for you!  See attached order form for the 2017-2018 DCMS School Supply Pack!  Order online, or drop off your form and check in the DCMS office ASAP.  Supplies will be ready for pick-up in August when you come to pick-up your child’s schedule. See emailed form for deadlines and details.

2017-2018 Student Planners:

Designed for DCMS students by DCMS students!  We are still accepting orders for these popular custom student planners.  See emailed order form. (Drop off in the DCMS office ASAP!)

Service Learners:

Current 7th graders, if you selected Service Learner on your enrollment packet for the upcoming school year, the Service Learner Applications are available at the front office! Pick one up, fill it out, and then return it to the front office by May 12th.

Antler Pride Bake Sale and Meeting:

Antler Pride is having its Year-End Clothes & Bake Sale Wednesday, May 3rd! We will be by the fountain from 8:00-3:00 (unless we sell everything before then!) Sign up to donate baked goods, work a shift, or just come by to shop!

We will also be having our last public meeting Friday, May 5th at 8:00. We'll meet at the Middle School to elect 3 new officers - President, Vice President, and Secretary! Come to the meeting and be a part of a group that helps out our school in so many ways!!!

To sign-up to help and/or for any questions regarding Antler Pride, please contact MJ Means at mj.means@att.net

DCMS Rec Cheer for 2017-2018:

There will be a parent meeting for girls who have enrolled in Rec Cheer on Tuesday, April 25 in the Media Center at 5:30pm.  Uniform fittings for girls will be on Saturday, May 6 from 9am to noon. 

Sign up at: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F044FA4A829A3FA7-dcms

Please contact Coach Luecke or Coach Thomas with questions:  elizabethluecke@dcsok.org   kayliethomas@dcsok.org

DCMS Competitive Cheer 2017-2018:

DCMS Competitive Cheer tryouts will be on May 15-17th at the DCIS South Gym from 3:30-4:30pm. The parent meeting will be held at the DCIS South Gym on May 9th. Please contact Coach Reisch for additional questions:  anthonylreisch@icloud.com

PreAP Comp/Lit Assignment:

7th Grade Parents - if your student has enrolled to take PreAP Comp/Lit in 8th grade, he/she will need to complete a summer reading assignment and project. See emailed assignment.  Information about this was handed out to all students by their 7th grade literature teachers.  Book orders through our library are due tomorrow (Monday).  Please contact Sidney Barton at sidneybarton@dcsok.org if you have questions.

DCHS Freshman StuCo Application:

Current 8th graders interested in running for DCHS StuCo: Please see emailed application/information. There is a mandatory information meeting in the DCMS Library on Tuesday, April 25th at 2:35.  All students interested in running for StuCo must attend.  For questions regarding DCHS StuCo, please contact Sponsor Jason Stephenson: jasonstephenson@dcsok.org

DCHS Freshman Class Officer Application:

Current 8th graders interested in running for a class office for their Freshman year: Please see emailed application/information. For questions regarding DCHS Freshman Class Office, please contact Sponsor Stacey Conley: staceyconley@dcsok.org

DCHS Cheer Tryouts:

High School Cheer tryouts will be May 9th-12th.  There is a mandatory tryout meeting for anyone interested in trying out on Tuesday April 25th at 6pm in the Administration building.  Students must attend this meeting to be eligible to tryout.  If anyone has questions please contact Coach Kaiti Monroe  kaitimonroe@dcsok.org.  See emailed contract.

DCHS Boys Basketball Tryouts:

Tryouts for the 9th grade boys summer basketball team will take place on May 3rd from 3:15-5:00 at the PAAC.  If necessary, a second day of tryouts will take place May 4th from 3:15-5:00 at the PAAC.  If a second day is needed there will be an initial cut made and a group of athletes will be invited back for day two.  The list of athletes being asked back will be emailed to Coach Kenney to post the morning of day two.  Transportation will be the responsibility of the athlete.  For questions regarding DCHS Boys Basketball, please contact Coach Donnelly at mikedonnelly@dcsok.org

DCHS Girls Basketball Tryouts:

There will be basketball tryouts at the high school for the current 8th grade girls going into 9th grade on April 24th from 3:15 - 4:45.  This is a closed tryout.  Only those that are trying out will be allowed to attend.  Those trying out need to be dropped off at the PAAC.  Wear basketball gear.  Tops will be provided for the tryouts.  Please contact Coach Manning for additional questions totsymanning@dcsok.org

DCHS Girls Volleyball Tryouts:

There will be high school volleyball tryouts on May 9th at the PAAC.  Freshman tryouts will be from 5:30-7:30pm.  Please contact Coach Polcovich for additional questions lisapolcovich@dcsok.org

Deer Creek Football Summer Camps:

See emailed flyer for more details about DC summer football camps/workouts. (Please note the flyer is 2 pages in length.) Different training programs and camps are available for athletes in grades 1st—12th.

DCHS Girls Basketball Camp:

See emailed flyer for the DCHS girls basketball camp this summer for athletes in grades 6—9.

DCHS Girls Volleyball Camp:

See emailed flyer for the DCHS girls volleyball camp this summer for athletes in grades 4—9.

Francis Tuttle Summer Quest Program:

See emailed flyer for Francis Tuttle’s Summer Quest interactive classes available to students this summer ages 11-15.

District News:

Deer Creek Schools Foundation

The Deer Creek Schools Foundation has been hard at work planning the 2017 fundraisers. We will be hosting our 13th annual Golf Tournament on May 1st at Gaillardia Golf and Country Club as well as our 2nd annual Blue Tie Night taking place on November 9th at the Chevy Bricktown Event Center.

With the golf tournament right around the corner, we are starting to fill teams! Attached you will find the sponsorship and team info. Spots are limited so let us know if you would like to go ahead and reserve your team today. Additionally, if you or your company have an interest in sponsoring both the golf tournament as well as the gala, we are offering a 10% discounted joint sponsorship for optimal sponsorship exposure! Please contact Chris James (405) 919-0498 or Jay Corwin (405) 250-4858 with any questions you may have regarding the event sponsorships.

On behalf of the Foundation board,  thank you again and we hope we can count on your support in 2017!


For questions regarding DCHS Pre-Enrollment for our current 8th graders, please contact:

DCHS Principal:  Melissa Jordan  melissajordan@dcsok.org

DCHS Freshman Principal:  JoDee Meyers  jodeemeyers@dcsok.org  

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Deer Creek Middle School

2601 NW 234th Street

Edmond, OK  73025

Phone:  405.348.4830  ext. 3634

Fax:  405.359.2292