2014--2015 School Theme:

DCMS Antlers are P.R.O.U.D.

Positive   Responsible   Outstanding   United   Determined


Click to View:     2014-2015 DCMS Student Handbook


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The DCMS Scoop:
If you are not familiar with Deer Creek Middle School or "The Scoop," this is an e-newsletter that provides information to parents about what is taking place at the Middle School each week.  It is a great communication tool for us and a great way for you to know how you can be involved in your child’s school.  This e-newsletter will be sent out every Friday afternoon describing events taking place at our school for the following week.  If you know of someone who is not receiving the newsletter, please have them contact the office to get signed up.

DCMS Scoop

Week of October 13, 2014

 

Click Here to View Our DCMS Calendar of Events

 

Parent-Teacher Conferences:

Please email your child's teacher(s) if you would like to schedule a conference on Monday or Tuesday from 3:00-6:00pm.  If you are having trouble reaching your child's teacher, please call our office at 348-4830.  

 

FALL BREAK: Thurs, Oct 16—Mon, Oct 20 (No School Monday, Oct 20th)—Enjoy your break!

 

DCMS Shout-Outs!

~Good Luck to our Cross Country teams as they compete in their final meet at Conference on Tuesday!  GO CREEK!

~Our DCMS Football Season is almost over!  We hope you will join us for our JV/Varsity 7th and 8th grade home games Tuesday night!

 

Congratulations to our October Students of the Month, sponsored by Ken’s Pizza!

Academic Teams

Explorers:

Keilah Cole

Devon Schimbeno

Narwhals:

Cassie Hammit

Josh Tarter

Blue Glory:

Rylee Billen

Louden Harris

Ninja’s:

Mason Huddleston

Mia Chapa

The Squad:

Jake Hayward

Brooke Strickland

Thunder:

Sara Blackwell

Cooper Covalt

Electives

Technology: 

Sara Villines

Art:

Isabel Cardenas

Drama:

Jonah Abrell

Choir:

Chandler Dean

Congratulations to our September Readers of the Month:

7th grade - Tenley Roberson and Nathan Williams

8th grade - Leyna Vo and Bennett Hill

Congratulations to our September BoxTops winners: Andrew Limbaugh and Tori James.  They each won a gift card to Sonic.  Keep bringing your Box Tops to the library for your chance to win!

 

 Live Auction Supporting DCMS!

We invite you to participate in an online auction supporting DCMS Special Education programs!  Bid to win 2 tickets to opening night of The Grinch Who Stole Christmas at the Civic Center!  Tickets are for October 28, 2014 at 7:30pm.  These two seats are in the Grand Tier (lower level) Row B, seats 5 & 6.

Follow the link for the auction listing:  https://antlerpride.org/product/2-tickets-to-how-the-grinch-stole-christmas/

You will register to bid once you try to place a bid. It is very easy to register.  You simply choose a username, enter your email address and choose a password. The auction runs until 7:30 p.m. on October 20th.  Suggested minimum bid is $50. Have fun bidding on these great tickets generously donated by the Dodd Family! 

 

Baseball/Softball Announcement:

DCMS Baseball and Softball teams are currently raising funds to build a press box for their fields.  We are looking for businesses or individuals who would be able to sponsor them or donate toward this cause.  The total cost for both is around $50,000.  We have raised 20% of that so far.  If we have one, two, or more businesses that would like to have a permanent advertising sign on the buildings, we would be able to do that for any that might want to sponsor the majority or a large portion of the cost.  Anyone who would like to help please contact Coach Pense at marcpense@dcsok.org 

 

ACT Benchmark Assessments:

We are excited to announce a wonderful opportunity that our district has invested in to further enhance the education of our DC students.  After Fall Break, we will be participating in district-wide ACT Aspire benchmark assessments.  These exams are sponsored by ACT and will provide us with data to see where our students are performing throughout the year.  We will use this data to drive our instruction with our students.  These assessments are not for a grade, but the data is very important.  Please tell your child to "not stress, but do your best!"  

 

A Message From Antler Pride:

Antler Pride will be selling spirit wear on October 14th during the Middle School Varsity & JV Football games.  Come check out our new Winter Apparel between 4:30 and 8:30 at DCHS

 The Annual Antler Pride Pie in the Face drawing will be held during the Pep Assembly, Friday, October 24th.

$1 Tickets will be Sold during Lunches October 21st thru October 23rd.

Every $1 Ticket enters you for a chance to Throw a Pie in the Face of One of the Following Coaches or Staff Members:

Mrs. VanDorn

Mr. Buck

Coach Prugh

Coach Meiwes

Coach Sutton

Coach Brehm

Coach Findley

Coach Nelson

The Coach or Staff Member with the second highest number of tickets will wear Blue Hair (wig) all day, and the Coach or Staff Member with the third highest number of tickets will wear a Wheaties Cereal Box Costume all day.  The drawings for second and third place will be held in the gym before school on October 24th.

 

Red Ribbon Week is Oct 27—31st:

Our DCMS Leadership Club has created fun dress-up days for the week to remind our students to SAY NO to Drugs!

Monday, Oct 27:  Cowboy Day—Don’t Do Drugs, Y’all!

Tuesday, Oct 28:  Hawaiian Day—Lei Off Drugs!

Wed, Oct 29:  Mono Day—ONE Thing You Can’t Count on is Drugs!  (wear all one color)

Thurs, Oct 30:  Hipster Day-- #nodrugs (trendy items…Nike, Polo, Converse, bow ties, etc…currently trending clothes)

Fri, Oct 31:  Disney Day—You Can’t Follow Your Dreams on Drugs!  (Disney costumes, mouse ears, etc.)

 


Order Your DCMS Yearbook!

Order Your Yearbook:  Online ordering is now available to purchase the 2014-15 DCMS Yearbook.  Go to www.jostens.com to place your order.

Reminder:  8th grade parents -- order 8th grade Recognition Ads ASAP -- limited space available…..see attached form.

Replayit App NOW AVAILABLE for sharing photos with DCMS Yearbook.  Share your photos from any school event with the yearbook.  Create an account and submit photos to it for possible use in the DCMS yearbook.  Go to http://www.replayit.com to get started  OR  Download the free Replayit app for both iphone and android devices.

Password to submit photos is DCMSAntlers

If you would rather share your photos through email, just send your pics as an attachment to our yearbook adviser, melodyjohnston@dcsok.org

  

Costa Rica Trip:

Interested in an educational field trip to wonderful Costa Rica?  Please contact DCMS teachers Laura Crawford at lauracrawford@dcsok.org or Jennifer Ingram atjenniferingram@dcsok.org

Enroll now for the Costa Rica trip by going to www.eftours.com/1452291NN

Attention Winter Sport Athletes:

All students who are planning to try-out for any sport must have a physical and insurance verification on file with us.  We are getting close to the next sports season, and athletes will not be able to participate unless we have their forms in our DCMS athletic office.

 

Environmental Club:

The Environmental Club will meet on the following dates from 2:30-3:30 in Room B18, Mrs. Jester's room.

Oct. 1, Oct. 15, Oct. 29

Nov. 12, Nov. 19

Dec. 3, Dec. 17, Dec. 17

 

FCA:

Please send the $15.00 to Ms.Carpenter or Mr. Pense if your student signed up for a FCA t-shirt. Checks would be filled out to FCA. Ms. Carpenter can still take orders if you would like to order one. Please let her know the size. Every Thursday at 7am in the cafeteria you are welcome to come and participate in Fellowship of Christian Athletes. If you have questions you are welcome to contact Ms. Carpenter or Mr. Pense.  

 

Deer Creek Homecoming:

The homecoming parade is Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.  It will begin in the DCHS Alumni Hall parking lot and wind its way to the PAAC parking lot. The carnival, featuring food trucks, inflatables, booths, and more will immediately follow the parade in the PAAC parking lot.  This carnival will last until 10:00 p.m.  Anyone in the district can be in the parade or set up a booth for the carnival. All required and informational forms are attached.

The homecoming theme is "Slash the Spartans", and since the game takes place on Halloween night, the shirt is orange this year. Forms are due to DCHS by October 10, 2014.  For any questions, you may contact Jason Stephenson or Shane Martin.  We have order forms available for shirts in the DCMS office or see attached order forms.

 

DCMS School Shirts:

Still don’t have your DCMS 2014-2015 shirt?  It’s not too late!  See attached shirt design and order form.  We wear these shirts weekly, and your donation is greatly appreciated!  We use the money raised from t-shirt sales to order classroom supplies, new technology, curriculum materials, etc.  Thank you for your support!

 

DCMS Student Incentives:

To encourage and reward DCMS students that are making good choices, each semester students will have the opportunity to earn a fun field trip!  See attached requirements for our Incentive Trips.

 

DCMS Grounds Campaign:
Please help us to make our school as beautiful on the outside as it is on the inside!  We need your help!  Please see the attachment regarding DCMS Garden Stones We hope you will consider ordering a stone for your family, business, or organization.  (The order form can be found by scrolling down to page 2 of the attachment.)

 

PowerSchool Grade Checks:  
We encourage you to constantly check your child’s progress in their classes.  Please contact the teacher or office if you have any questions about your child’s grades.  We want every child to be successful, and we know how important it is to have parents working with teachers to make this happen.  Click on this link to access the parent portal:  http://powerschool.deercreek.k12.ok.us/public/home.html

 

COMMUNITY RESOURCES & OPPORTUNITIES

Deer Creek is hosting a Surplus Auction.  Please visit the link below for more information:  http://www.deercreekschools.org/district/surplus_auction

 

Church of the Servant is hosting Barbara Colorosa, a national speaker on parenting.  This event for parents will take place on Thursday November 13th from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.   This is a coordinated effort with the Oklahoma City National Memorial. This is the second year the Memorial has brought her to the community.  They host her during the day at the Memorial for school counselors and administration, and then during the evening she goes to a venue outside the Memorial and speaks to parents.  Her credentials are impressive:  She is an international best-selling author and for the past 38 years an internationally  recognized speaker and consultant on parenting, teaching, school discipline, positive school climate, bullying, grieving, nonviolent conflict resolution  and restorative justice.  She has appeared on Oprah, CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN and NPR and has been featured in the New York Times, Time, U.S.  News and World Report, Newsweek and other national and international publications.  Check out her website at www.kidsareworthit.com 

The event is free but Church of the Servant is requiring registration – that will be available online in mid-October.   Childcare (10 and under) will also be available, but again registration is required.  Registration deadline is November 5. 

 

2014 Creek Boutique Call for Vendors flyer attached

 

Deer Creek Speech and Drama Membership flyer attached

 

 

 

Thank you for taking time to read through this information and the attachments!

DCMS Administration Team

Kristy VanDorn: Principal  kristyvandorn@dcsok.org

Stephen Buck: Assistant Principal, Dean of Students   stephenbuck@dcsok.org

Conrad Prugh: Assistant Principal   conradprugh@dcsok.org

Trey Keoppel: Athletic Director, Assistant Principal   treykeoppel@dcsok.org

 

DCMS Counselors

Sharyl Thompson:  7th Grade Counselor   sharylthompson@dcsok.org

Andrea Carpenter:  8th Grade Counselor   andreacarpenter@dcsok.org   

 


 

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