DCMS Antlers are P.R.O.U.D.
Positive Responsible Outstanding United Determined
The DCMS Scoop:
Click to View: 2015-2016 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 sign up for email.
For the Week of May 2, 2016
Last Day of School is Tuesday, May 17th!
Final Assignments, Projects and/or Exams (will vary by subject):
Monday, May 16th: Lit, Comp, and Math
Tuesday, May 17th: Science, Social Studies, and Electives
*Due to the adjusted calendar, teachers are trimming down their final exams and/or projects. They will prepare the kids in advance for exactly what they need to know for the final days of school. Please contact your child’s teacher(s) with any questions.
May 2nd—6th is Teacher Appreciation Week! We are so thankful for our DCMS teachers!
Spring Testing Announcements:
CALENDAR: Our schedule for daily OCCT and EOI exams is posted on our web calendar for April—May: Click Here to View Our DCMS Calendar of Events
THANK YOU TO OUR MONITORS!!! WE TRULY APPRECIATE YOUR TIME AND ASSISTANCE!
Incentive Field Trips:
8th grade - Frontier City May 6th
Permission slips and money were due Thursday, April 21st. Lunch is not included. Students can bring a lunch to carry and eat in the park, or they can bring extra money to purchase their lunch from the food vendors.
7th grade - GattiTown May 13th
Permission slips will go out Friday, April 29th and be due on Thursday, May 5th. Cost will be $10 and this includes pizza buffet and $5 game card. Our Geography teachers will be collecting names and money.
Students must earn their tickets for these trips. See attached “Grade Level Incentive Requirements” for qualifications.
Online ordering for yearbooks has closed. Luckily, our printer ran a few extra copies. We will be selling these yearbooks for $55.00 on Wednesday, May 11 during lunches, first come first serve. We are not reserving copies for individuals, but we will split the copies equally between 7th and 8th grade lunches. Any left after that point will be available to purchase from Mrs. Michael until the last day of school or we run out, whichever comes first. Cash or check ONLY, payable to Deer Creek Middle School.
Please note that there will be no negative charges allowed after May 1st, 2016. All negative accounts must be brought up-to-date. Students who have a negative balance will be provided with a cheese sandwich, fruit, and milk.
Antler Pride Meeting and Clothing Sale:
Antler Pride is having an END OF THE YEAR SALE on Friday, May 6th from 7:15-2:45 in the school lobby. Everything is 50% off and several items are already $5.00. You don’t want to miss this amazing sale!
If you would like to help please use the signup genius link below. Remember volunteers receive 10% off, so that day you will receive 60% off for helping!!
We would also like to thank all the volunteers who helped us this year. Antler Pride Night and all our other events would not have been a huge success without all the help from our volunteers. If you have any questions, please contact either Shelley Crull email@example.com or MJ Means at firstname.lastname@example.org.
THANK YOU to everyone who signed up to bring items for Teacher Appreciation events, you all are great - we have every item taken care of! As a reminder please have your items to the school no later than 9:00am on Wednesday and Thursday. If you need to make special arrangements please let us know by emailing us at
Our final PTO meeting of the 2015/2016 School year will be nextThursday, May 5th at 1:00pm at the school, in the conference room located off the main office. We hope you can join us as we will be discussing next year’s budget, and a few other administrative items. We look forward to seeing you there.
2016-2017 Donation Request! We need you!
Fundraising is a necessary element in Deer Creek to keep our academic programs at the highest levels. The money raised is used to fund everything imaginable for our classrooms! The attached donation request form was distributed during pre-enrollment, and many families have already donated. THANK YOU!!! If you haven't donated, please consider doing so today! This fundraiser is a one-time request that will go directly toDCMS and also covers the cost of your student’s school shirt that they will receive for the 2016-2017 school year.
All donating families (that have already donated or will donate to DCMS by Friday, May 13th) will have their names entered into a drawing for AMC Movie Passes! We will draw 5 family names onMonday, May 16th for 2 free movie passes each!
Freshman Volleyball Tryouts:
Deer Creek Volleyball incoming Freshman tryouts: Monday, May 2nd 3:00-5:00pm at the PAAC.
Freshman Boys Basketball Tryouts:
Incoming freshmen boys b’ball tryouts will be held on Wednesday, May 4th from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Tryouts will be held in the PAAC on the High School Campus.
DCHS Show Choir:
Auditions for next year's High School show choir are coming up soon and current 8th graders are able to audition.
This is the link to the sign up genius for auditions. It has all of the info needed.
DCMS Rec Cheer 2016-2017:
If you missed the parent meeting for Rec Cheer, please e-mail Elizabeth Luecke at email@example.com to get the sign-up genius link so that you can sign up for the mandatory uniform fittings on Saturday, May 7. Parent packets with all of the information as well as the forms that need to be completed are available to be picked up in the middle school office.
Monday, May 2 and Tuesday, May 3 - Rec Cheer Clinic from 2:45-4:45pm in the South Gym at DCIS.
Saturday, May 7 -Uniform fittings from 9 to noon at the DCMS practice gym.
DCMS Competitive Cheer 2016-2017:
Parent Meeting was postponed…new meeting TBA
Tryouts: May 6th @ 3:00-4:30 in the DCIS South Gym
May 7th @ 10:00-11:30 in the DCIS South Gym
All library books are due on Tuesday, May 10. All textbooks are due on Friday, May 13. You will begin receiving paper and e-mail notices regarding what books and textbooks you have out next week.
8th Grade Health Presentations:
Our district uses a program titled, The Courage to Say KNOW. This curriculum was developed by the OU Health Sciences Center, and it contains a series of lessons to help students learn how to reduce risky behaviors that can affect their health. We have selected 2 lessons to present to the 8th graders on Friday May 13th: “The Amazing Immune System” and “Risk or Responsibility.” Both are available for online for your review, please email us if you have any questions. Female students will be with science teacher, Mrs. Hamilton, and 8th grade counselor, Mrs. Thompson, and males with science teachers, Mr. Francel and Mr. Gipperich.
If you do NOT want your child to participate, please complete the attached form and return to your child's science teacher byWed, May 4th. If we do not receive this opt out form from you, we will assume your child has permission to hear these presentations.
DCMS Supply Pack:
Let us do the shopping for you! See emailed flyer for the 2016-2017 DCMS Supply Pack. Order yours before it is too late!
Tenaciously Teal Fundraiser:
Coach Greer will be selling Tenaciously Teal bracelets to help fund care packages. They will be 2 for $5 - one for you and one for someone you love. Every little bit helps! You can also continue to bring items for the care packages throughout the year! Thanks to everyone who has donated!
Odyssey of the Mind Breakfast:
We are happy to announce that our DCMS Odyssey of the Mind Team has qualified for the World Competition! To raise money for their expenses, our team is going to sell breakfast by the waterfall every Tues and Friday morning. Prices range from $1.00—$5.00 for the breakfast choices.
CPR/First Aid Training Fundraiser for DCMS!
Captain Derrick Kiel from Station 6 of the OKC Fire Dept is offering CPR/First Aid training courses for students and families that would like to become certified. Capt Kiel is going to give a portion of the proceeds from his trainings back to DCMS! We truly appreciate his time and energy on this. Please see emailed (2) CPR flyers for additional information. To sign-up, please contact Capt Kiel at firstname.lastname@example.org CPR/First Aid certification saves lives! Great for all parents, babysitters, scouts, athletes, care givers…EVERYONE!
7th Graders PreEnrolled in 8th Grade PreAP Comp/Lit:
Current 7th graders who have enrolled for PreAP Comp/Lit in 8th grade have a Summer Reading Assignment to complete by the beginning of the school year in August. Students have received copies of this assignment from their Literature teachers. Please contact one of the 8th grade literature teachers if you have questions:
Sidney Barton email@example.com Laura Crawford firstname.lastname@example.org or Susan Shumate email@example.com
See emailed flyer for the May 3rd Band Concert!
8th Grade Bridging Ceremony Updates:
It's almost here! The 8th Grade Bridging Ceremony is May 12, 2016 @ 7:30 at the PAAC Center.
DVD: The pictures we have received will be used for a DVD that we as the PSG are putting together that will play before and after the Bridging Ceremony. The DVD's will be available for purchased after the ceremony! If you would like to purchase a commemorative DVD, please send $20 to the DCMS office. Checks need to be made to PSG 2020. Please send in an envelope marked DVD along with your child's name.
Freshman T-Shirt: Emailed to you is the order form for their FRESHMAN t-shirt! (psg2020 order form) On the back, they can be personalized with names (first name, last name or a favorite nickname). Please get your order form into the DCMS office as soon as you can! They are $20. They will be available for pickup the night of our bridging ceremony when the kids are officially freshman! This is their fun, personalized freshman class t-shirt! Oder forms are in the office too.
***clarification*** The kids will all receive a t-shirt to be worn to Frontier City and the Bridging ceremony next week. It's just a white DC t-shirt. It's a graduation gift for them.
Please contact Monica Seibel via text at 405.503.0297. Thank You!
If you know that your child will not attend DCMS for the 2016-2017 school year, please complete the emailed form and return the form to me via email or to our DCMS office by the last day of school. (For 6th grade families, you can drop off in the DCIS office and request that they interschool mail it to us.) This ensures that we are prepared to transfer records to your child's next school, and it helps us to ensure that we have accurate enrollment numbers for August. Thank you!
Please see the emailed letter regarding procedures for picking up your child’s medications from DCMS.
DCMS Robotics Camp:
Enrollment for Robotics Camp at DCMS this summer is now open. Join us for this high tech adventure where we design, build, program, and test robots to solve challenges and complete missions. No prior robotics experience is necessary. Please see emailed flyer and contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Forms and money are due by May 17th.
If your student will be needing an immunization prior to school starting in August for the 2016-17 school year, there will be a clinic set up for Deer Creek. The clinic will be at DCMS on August 8th from 11:30-3pm. All students across the district are welcome.
DCMS Boys’ B’Ball Camp:
See emailed flyer for information about DCMS Boys B’Ball. If you have any questions contact Nate Greer email@example.com
DC Girls’ B’Ball Camp:
See emailed flyer for information about the DC Girls B’ball camp for grades 6--9. If you have any questions contact Totsy Manning at firstname.lastname@example.org
DCMS Girls Speed and Agility Summer Camp:
See emailed flyer for information about DCMS Girls Speed and Agility Camp. If you have any questions contact Nate Greer email@example.com
DCMS Football Camp & Summer Pride:
See emailed flyer for information about DCMS Football Camp and Summer Pride. If you have any questions contact Marc Pense at firstname.lastname@example.org
Spring has definitely sprung on our grounds at DCMS, and we sure could use some help. We have over 30 flowerbeds on our spectacular campus. Here are some of the plants that we have discovered do well at our school:
Zebra Grass (really any kind of ornamental grass)
If you or someone you know has a landscaping business, scout troop, community service-oriented business or organization, gardening club, etc., we would LOVE donations of time, money, and/or plants! We are willing to advertise with signs and on our website any businesses and organizations that are willing to pitch-in for DCMS.
If you would like to receive text message reminders from DCMS this school year, please sign-up for our Antler Alerts!
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Attendance Line: 405.359.3160
Grade Checks: http://powerschool.deercreek.k12.ok.us/public/home.html
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.
See your email flyers for Deer Creek camps and upcoming events!
Thank you for reading The Scoop!