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.

Week of September 29, 2014

Click Here to View Our DCMS Calendar of Events

DCMS Shout-Outs!

Congratulations to our Antler All-Stars of the Week:

Najee Smith

Conner Osburn

Rachel Jackson

Kieran Bethal

CONGRATULATIONS to our 8th grade Volleyball Team!  Champions of the Noble Tournament yesterday!

THANK YOU for the wonderful staff luncheon provided by DCMS families on Thursday, Sept 25th.  It was wonderful!!!

Classroom Substitutes Needed:

We need your help!  If you are interested in serving as a substitute for the DC District, please contact Kristen Payahsape at: kristenpayahsape@dcsok.org

Want to substitute on a non-paid, volunteer basis only and avoid the automated call-out system?  Please email DCMS secretary Andi Neaves at:  andreaneaves@dcsok.org

When we are short on substitutes at DCMS, Andi will call you to see if you are available that day.  Even if you can only sub for part of the day or a couple of hours, that still greatly helps us!

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

Deadline for signing up at the current price is TUESDAY, Sept 30th!  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

It’s Time to Antler-Up!

A common problem with middle-school age students is a resistance to do their homework.  Some students would much rather “take a zero” and not complete the work, thus they miss out on important concepts and fall farther behind in their progress.  We want to support teachers and families in guiding students to make positive choices and become productive and responsible citizens.  Starting next week, students that develop a habit of not completing homework could be assigned to our DCMS Antler-Up time after school on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 2:30—3:30.  We will always have students call home if they are at-risk for being assigned Antler-Up time. We will also give students 24 hour notice prior to assigning them to Antler-Up so that you have time to make arrangements, but they also have time to get their late homework turned in prior to Antler-Up!  It’s time to Antler-Up and make good choices!

 Academic Team:

Interested in joining the DCMS Academic Team?  Come to our first practice on Monday, September 29 from 2:30-3:30 in the Media Center!  Everyone is welcome to join!  If you have any questions, contact Mrs. Denney (jenniferdenney@dcsok.org) or Ms. Ingram (jenniferingram@dcsok.org).

 7th Grade Geography Clay:

The 7th grade Geography classes will be creating a project using modeling clay, and we are offering the clay for $10 through the School Store.  The modeling clay orders are due Friday, October 3.  The form is attached and can be returned to Mrs. Denney in the library or to your child's Geography teacher.  Stores run out of clay quickly when we do this annual project, so ordering through our store is a great option to avoid running all over OKC!

FCA:

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.  

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. 

 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

 

The first Creek Classic Committee meeting will be on Friday, Oct 3 at 12:30 at the Admin Building.  We will need at least 15 committee members, so if you have always wondered what it's all about, come and listen in and see if you would like to join the BEST TEAM around....we put the FUN in FUNDRAISER! Yahoo!  (Please remember that each school's PTA is sending a board member to serve on the committee.)  At this first meeting, you'll have the opportunity to learn about all the different committee and select which one suits you best...must be present to have the first pick!

**You don't have to be a runner to enjoy this committee**  For questions, contact jolenecurry@sbcglobal.net.

Please Support our DCMS Grounds Campaign:
Click Here to purchase a DCMS Garden Stone for our campus!
DCMS would like to thank Adirondack Stone Works and JY's Total Lawn Care for their support in our Campaign!
Click Here to visit the Adirondack Stone Works site. 
(To order stones for our DCMS Campaign, please use our DCMS order form linked above. Stones ordered directly from the Adirondack site will not be linked to our campaign.)
Thank you for your support!!!


2014-2015 DCMS School Shirts:
  You can still order our School Shirt for the year!  Please click here to see the design and click here for the “Fundraising Donation” order form.  The proceeds from shirt sales are a tremendous support to our school.  This is our only school wide shirt and our only school wide fundraiser!  We use these donations for school improvements, technology, classroom learning supplies, enrichment activities, and so much more!  Your child can bring your shirt order to our office anytime.  


 

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