DCMS Antlers are P.R.O.U.D.
Positive Responsible Outstanding United Determined
The DCMS Scoop:
Click to View: 2014-2015 DCMS Student Handbook
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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.
Congratulations to our Cross Country teams! 7th and 8th grade girls brought home the championship in the Edmond Santa Fe meet and 7th grade boys tied for 1st!
Congratulations to our Antler All-Stars of the Week:
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.
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!
Morning Drop-Off Times:
Please do not drop off your child prior to 7:00am on regular days and 8:00am on Late Start mornings. This is for the safety of our students as we do not have lights turned on and doors unlocked in many areas of our campus prior to 7:00/8:00am.
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 (email@example.com) or Ms. Ingram (firstname.lastname@example.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!
Safe School Committee:
Friday, September 26th will be our first safe school committee meeting. We will be meeting during 8th grade lunch (10:15-10:55) to discuss the committee's goals for the year and to review the survey data we have collected on school safety. The committee is made up of students, teachers and administrators. We also need a couple of parents that would be willing to come and provide input and be a part of the group. If you are interested in attending this, or any future safe school committee meetings, please call or email Mr. Buck. Again, the first meeting will be next Friday, September 26th beginning at 10:20 and should be over by 10:50am.
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.
See You at the Pole:
Please come and join us Tuesday, Sept. 23rd at 7:00am by the DCMS front door flagpole to celebrate the annual “See you at the Pole”. The theme this year is from Eph 6:18, For us to continue to pray especially for others. (We will celebrate this national event on Tuesday due to Late Start Wednesday.) This will be an event to pray for our students, teachers, families, district and state. If you have questions you are welcome to contact Ms. Carpenter or Mr. Pense.
Everyone is welcome to join Ms. Carpenter for Leadership on Thursday, Sept. 25 in the Media Center. We will meet from 2:30 to 3:30pm. We will be working on Red Ribbon Week, diversity readings and continue discussing 7 Effective habits for successful teens.
DC GLOBAL EDUCATION PROGRAM---COSTA RICA 2015
The next DC GEP travel opportunity will be to Costa Rica over Spring Break of 2015. If you are interested in zip-lining through the canopies, hiking to La Fortuna Waterfall, touring the wildlife refuge, and visiting the Poás Volcano, then this is the ideal educational trip for you! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Laura Crawford (8th grade) at email@example.com or Jennifer Ingram (7th grade) at firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
DCMS Administration Team
Kristy VanDorn: Principal email@example.com
Stephen Buck: Assistant Principal,Dean of Students firstname.lastname@example.org
Conrad Prugh: Assistant Principal email@example.com
Trey Keoppel: Athletic Director firstname.lastname@example.org
PUBLIC NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION
Deer Creek Schools does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, age, religion, marital status, disability or veteran status in admission to its programs, services or activities, in access to them, in treatment of individuals, or any aspect of their operations and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated groups in accordance with all State and Federal Laws.
The following person(s) has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:
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