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Positive   Responsible   Outstanding   United   Determined

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7th Grade Supply List for 2016-17

8th Grade Supply List for 2016-17

Student Handbook

Student Mission and Purpose

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Week of Oct 25, 2016

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Attendance Line: 405.359.3160

Lunch Menu:

Visitors must check-in through the main office. Only authorized persons are allowed to visit and eat lunch with our students. Photo ID is required of all visitors. 

FALL BREAK is Here! 

No School Thursday, October 20—Monday, October 24th.  Classes resume Tuesday, October 25th!

Thank You to the families that donated towards the yummy dinners that fed our faculty during our Parent/Teacher Conference evenings!

Proud to be DCMS Antlers!

Bus Riders:

We want to remind all bus riders and their families that bus riding is a privilege not a required service.  Students that are refusing to comply with bus rules/procedures will be removed from the bus.  We need to ensure safety on our buses each day and need the cooperation of our student riders to do so.  Thank you

Parent/Teacher Conferences:

If you were unable to schedule a conference, please contact your team coordinator to receive feedback via email, or schedule a meeting for before/after school.  Thank you for partnering with us!






The Squad:

IXL is Finally Here!

We’re happy to announce that we will use IXL to help reinforce our classroom curriculum this year in math and language arts. IXL is an online learning site that provides unlimited practice in over 6,000 topics. We’ve created a personal account for your child—sign in and explore!  Please see the emailed flyer for more information and instructions for logging in to IXL.  There is also a free iPad app available in the App Store.

McDonalds Teacher of the Month:

McDonalds of Central Oklahoma is proud to announce their sponsorship of the “Teacher of the Month” program beginning Oct. 17. Every month a teacher will be selected based off of a submission on why they are deserving of this recognition, submissions can be made by anyone. Submission will be received via Twitter, @McDCentralOK using #McDTeacher. Winners receive a $100 Gift Card, $25 McDonald’s Arch Card, School Supplies for their classroom and are featured on the McDonald’s Twitter page. See your email for the McDonald’s “We Love Our Teachers” flyer for additional details.

DCMS Antler Dinner and a Movie:

Save the Date -- DCMS will be having our First Antler Dinner and a Movie Night, on Friday, November 4th on our DCMS football field.  We will be having several food trucks from 5:00-7:00pm for your dinner choices and our movie will start at 7:10pm.   Additionally DCMS PTO is selling a Waterproof Multi-purpose Hooded Poncho and Blanket to use to sit on while watching the movie, or attending any outdoor event!   So mark your calendars, and we hope to see you at the movie!  See emailed order form for the glow-in-the-dark DC shirt!  Order forms are also available in the DCMS office.  A t-shirt gets students into the movie for free!

Class Novels:

7th graders will begin their first class novel this week.  If you ordered the novel set from the library, they will be delivered to students in their Lit class on Monday.  The library will have extra copies of Peak and Red Kayak for sale for $8.  Come and get them while supplies last!

Yearbook 8th Grade Recognition:

Don’t miss out on recognizing your 8th grader in the yearbook!  8th Grade Recognition Ads are on sale NOW through November 11!  Please download the form here:

All information and money must be turned in on or BEFORE NOVEMBER 11!  Due to deadlines outlined by our publisher, this date is non-negotiable.  Any questions can be directed to Mrs. Michael,

Yearbook Sales:

Yearbook sales have begun, and time is already running out on the best price of the year!  Order your student’s book before September 15th when the price goes up!  All orders must be completed online at:

Contact our Yearbook Sponsor, Erin Michael, with questions:  

UFC for WWF:

Deer Creek Middle School’s first annual Unbelievable Fundraising Campaign is fast approaching!  We will be selling wristbands for $10. Only students wearing wristbands will be allowed to participate in dress up days, and the wristband also covers your entry as a spectator into the KNOCKERBALL TOURNEY!  Wristbands go on sale the week after fall break.  We will kick-off our dress up days on Halloween, October 31st, with DISNEY DAY!   We want to see everyone from Mickey Mouse to Peter Pan to Princess Leia!  Only disney-themed costumes will be allowed at school and only for those that purchased their wristbands for charity, so start planning now!  Along with Disney Day on Monday, we will close out UFC on Friday with a UFC T-shirt day!  We hope to see everyone in one of our awesome UFC T-shirts!  100% of the profits from the t-shirts will go to the local Charity supported by this year’s WWF!  Order forms are available in the office and can be downloaded here, too:

Antler Pride:

New Deer Creek Spirit Wear!  Go to and take a look at the new fall spirit wear items!

**Comfort Colors crewneck sweatshirt** **Gray DC hoodie** **Black heather performance fleece pullover**

The emailed flyer shows a few of our new items - Get yours before they're gone!

Support your school and look cool doing it!

Box Tops Needed:

Did you know that Box Tops can expire?  Each Box Top has an expiration date printed on it and the deadline to turn in our school’s first submission is November 1.  Also, you should try the new Bonus Box Tops app to earn extra rewards for our school.  Keep your grocery receipts and scan them in the app after you’ve scanned them in Shoparoo.

Our Book Fair is Coming!

The DCMS Book Fair is just around the corner!  Our DCMS Fall Book Fair will begin October 27 and run through November 2.  We will be open from 7:15-3:00 each day of the fair.  Can't make it to shop during school hours?  Visit our online fair starting Oct. 20!  All purchases will be delivered to the school.  Here's the address to our book fair homepage, which has the schedule of events and the link to online shopping:

The DCMS library will be doing a pre-sale of the brand new Wimpy Kid book, Double Down, which is coming out November 1.  All pre-sale order forms are due to the library by October 27.  Books will be delivered to the kids on November 1.  Get your copy for only $8.99! Order forms are in the library and digital copies of the order form are available here:

Kiwanis Builders Club:

The Kiwanis Builders Club is coming to DCMS.  Builders Club is an organization that gives students a fun way to get involved with their school and community, and is a great way to develop leadership skills.  This club moves onto the high school level with Key Club, so you can continue serving the community and schools.  Please come check us out and learn more about this amazing club by attending one of our meetings.  You may choose between Tuesday November 1st at 7am or Wednesday November 2nd at 2:35.  Both meetings will be held in Ms. Strong’s room, B9.  We hope to see lots of students there!       

NJHS News:

A BIG thank you to the NJHS members who have already provided more than 500 hours of service since September! Members have volunteered at school carnivals, the Regional Food Bank, Wings Fall Festival and more. We are making a difference in a very short amount of time. NJHS members - the next meeting will be in November. Watch for more information and be sure you’re working on your individual service hours. 

Phantom Manor:

Help support Deer Creek families in need through NJHS by going to The Phantom Manor on Friday, October 28, or Saturday, October 29. From dusk to midnight, the haunted house will provide lots of screams and scares. The Phantom Manor is located in Tuscany Plaza at the northwest corner of Penn and Sorghum Mill. It’s recommended for people ages 10 and up. Donations will be accepted to help those in need in our district this holiday season. A big thanks to Ben Scott and his family for doing this fundraiser through NJHS! See emailed Phantom Manor flyer for additional information.

Veteran’s Day Assembly:

Please mark your calendars for our annual Veterans Day Assembly- Friday, November 11th at 7:30am.  See the emailed invitation. 

For questions, please contact Mrs. Smith at

Wall of Heroes

We recognize that nearly every DCMS family has at least one Veteran but that all Veterans may not be able to attend the Veterans Day assembly.  In order to honor each DCMS family, we will be creating a Wall of Heroes.  See the attached "DCMS HERO" form.  Please complete the form and include a scanned photo of the Veteran.  Hero forms can be turned into Mrs. Smith or emailed by Wednesday, October 19th.  Please do not include an original photo, photos will not be returned.  Scan an image or make a copy of an image to include on the form.  You may turn in as many hero forms as you wish.  We hope that every student will be able to submit at least one to honor a family member or family friend who has served or is currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. 

Veteran’s Day Reception:

Our PTO traditionally sponsors a reception brunch immediately following our assembly for Veterans and their families.  If you are able to donate food items for our brunch, please sign-up using this link:  Thank you!!!

Support DCMS at Greenstock Nursery!

We are happy to announce that Greenstock, the retail garden nursery located on Coffee Creek between Kelly and Broadway, will give DCMS 10% back on retail sales made in the month of October!  Please use promo code: DCMS when checking out.  See emailed fall flyer, and happy shopping!  Thank you to the Hartwig family for supporting DCMS through this promotion!

Creek Connect:

We invite all students to attend this fun club that is open to all students to help connect the students of DCMS!  Looking for a way to connect your child to school?  Encourage him/her to attend a Creek Connect meeting!  Meetings are posted on our DCMS web calendar:   

Support Deer Creek Special Olympics:

Our DC Antlers have a lot of money to raise to support our Special Olympics program district-wide.  Please consider ordering a Special Olympics t-shirt to support the program (see emailed flyer).  You can drop-off your order in the DCMS office by November 4th.

Campus Portal for Students:

In your email you will find the instructions for setting up the Student Campus Portal account in Infinite Campus.  It is important that you read all 5 steps prior to clicking on the link so you know what to do.  It is also important that you write down your new password somewhere safe for your records. The Student Campus Portal is slightly different than the Parent Portal.  It is intended for students to be able to monitor their own grades and deadlines.  The Parent Portal has additional settings, lunch payment options, etc.  If you are having issues setting up your account, please email your child’s name and grade to:

Antler Aware:

We are happy to announce that we have a new system in place where students can text issues that they observe such as bullying, safety/security issues, suspicious persons or activity, harassment, inappropriate behaviors/vandalism, etc. Students simply text the information they want to report to 405.358.DCMS (3267). Information sent to this number goes straight to our DCMS Principal Team. Please encourage your child to report anything inappropriate or unsafe that he/she observes.  We need to all work together to keep our school safe! 

Antler Alerts:

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

District News:

--Creek Boutique is coming soon!  Please see email for “Call for Vendors” if you are interested in having a booth at Prairie Vale’s Creek Boutique.

--DCO Winter Basketball Season is approaching for students in grades K—8th.  See emailed flyer.

Deer Creek Opportunities for DC Students

Community Opportunities for DC Students

DC Spirit Wear, Apparel & More


See emailed & thank you for reading The Scoop!


Proud to be an Antler,


Kristy VanDorn