DCMS Antlers are P.R.O.U.D.

Positive   Responsible   Outstanding   United   Determined

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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 sign up.


Week of August 24, 2015


If you would like to receive text message reminders from DCMS this school year, please sign-up for our Antler Alerts!

Text to this number:  81010

Enter this text message:  @msantlers


Click Here to View Our DCMS Calendar of Events



LOCAL Numbers Needed:

We need at least one local number in our contact info for your student.  Long distance service for schools is very expensive.  Currently our long distance service is disabled as we have changed carriers and are waiting for the changeover to be completed.  We need at least one local number that we can use for emergencies.  Please contact our office to give us a local number (if we don’t already have one).  348-4830  or 

DCMS Student Handbook:

We have spent the past week reviewing our DCMS Student Handbook with our students.  You can view our handbook anytime by visiting our website:

Our Student Handbook is on the front (home) page of our website all year.


According to the Oklahoma School Attendance Law, your child must be in attendance 89% of the school year to be eligible for promotion  to the next grade level.  This equates to no more than 20 absences total (10 per semester)Please call our attendance line to report all absences for your child.  Please bring all doctor appointment verifications to our office for documentation when your child misses school​​ (Most doctors' offices are used to this request and will provide you with a card or slip of paper verifying your appointment to bring to school.)  

Attendance Line: 405.359.3160


Deer Creek Global Education Program England/Ireland Tour

This school year the Deer Creek Global Education Program is excited to offer your student the opportunity to join our tour of England and Ireland!  For nine days in June we will travel the British Isles, visiting sights such as Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Shakespeare's birthplace, Trinity College, the Ring of Kerry, and many more.  Students also have the opportunity to earn high school credit for the trip.  To experience the global classroom first-hand and see what they have been studying in their classes come to life is life-changing and gives students new perspectives not only of themselves but also the world around them.  In addition, being a world traveler makes students more competitive as college applicants and more likely to participate in travel abroad programs.   For more information about this tour, contact or Deadline for signup is August 31st.


We NEED You: Please Use Shoparoo to Support DCMS!

Please use Shoparoo!  It is SO VERY EASY and is a tremendous support to our school.  See attached flyer in your email!  


DCMS 2015-2016 School Shirt:

See attached “fundraising donation” form in your email. Please consider donating to support our school and receive the 2015-2016 school shirt!  We wear this shirt on field trips, school events, etc.  Orders can be dropped off in the DCMS office.  We will be re-ordering shirts Monday!


Cross Country Parent Meeting:

There will be a Cross Country parent meeting on Aug 28th at 6:00pm during Antler Pride Night in the Media Center.


Medications at School:

See attached Consent Form sent in your email for Student Medications…please read the instructions on this form carefully.  We cannot accept medications unless these guidelines are met.  This includes over-the-counter meds.  Students are not allowed to carry over-the-counter or prescription meds on their person at school.  We store and administer all medications through our clinic.  Other forms for health conditions such as seizures, asthma, etc. can be downloaded from this link:  Thank you for taking time to complete these forms for us so we can properly care for your child at school.



Food Services:

See attached “Tips for Lunch Choices” with our new DC Child Nutrition Program sent to you in your email.  For menus, online payments, and additional info, please visit the Child Nutrition Website:  

Free and Reduced Lunch:  We would love to be able to assist qualifying families through our Free and Reduced Lunch plan.  Please complete the attached forms and drop them off in our DCMS office.



Please see the flyer in your email for our annual Antler Pride Night at DCMS on Friday, August 28thfrom 4:30—8:00pm.  This is a super fun event for DC Families, and we hope that you will join us!  Also see attached preview of some of the Antler Pride clothing that will be for sale that evening.  

Dear DCMS Parents,

Antler Pride Family Fun Night is only a week away!  We hope you and your family will join us for Meat House hamburgers, hot dogs, drinks, games and lots of fun activities on Friday,  August 28thfrom 4:30-8:00.   All games and food are 1-5 Tickets (excluding The Sno Shack and face painting).   We will have all of our NEW Deer Creek Spirit Wear available, too!

We are still in need of volunteers.  We have each station and shift lined out on the sign up genius, which you can view and sign up, by following the link below.  Also, volunteers receive a 10% discount off of Spirit Wear the evening of the event!

To sign up, go to:

If you are unable to volunteer to work a shift, please consider making a donation of any of the following items:  small lunch size bags of chips, 12 oz bottles of Powerade/Gatorade, Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite and Dr. Pepper.  We also need donations of candy.  We have all the items listed on sign up genius, which you can view and sign up, by following the like below.

To sign up, go to:


PowerSchool Grade Checks:

We encourage you to 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:


Mr. Cummings’ Remind:

There was a typo on the Open House information about Mr. Cummings’ Remind alert sign-up.  If you would like to receive Reminds from Mr. Cummings, please text @preapame to the number 81010.


Friend Mail:

Research shows that reporting bullying is one of the most difficult things for kids to do.  We have created a program that focuses on anonymous reporting and positive encouragement.  This is called FRIEND MAIL.  This is an in-school mail system that enable students to send notes of encouragement to each other or their teachers.  Teachers and parents may also use Friend Mail to send notes to their children.  In addition to positive notes, students may help a friend by placing notes that report incidents of bullying.  Please know that all letters/notes will be screened by an adult before they are delivered.  Our Friend Mailboxes are located in each hallway and in our cafeteria. Students can also email us from home to report bullying.  (Mr. Buck, Assistant Principal, Dean of Students:  or Mrs. VanDorn, Principal:




Pom and Cheer Clinic:

Please see  emailed attached flyer regarding the annual DCHS Pom and Cheer Clinic for grades K—6.


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