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Upcoming Events
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District Announcements
Reflection Winners Honored
Three Dunmore Middle School students were recently honored at Carbondale Area High School for placing 1st in their respective categories of the PTA Reflections Region 16 Program.  Pictured from left to right, Kaitlin Ahern, Music Composition, Jacob Shoemaker, Visual Arts Special Artist, and Lydia Meade, Photography.  Congratulations, Kaitlin , Jacob, and Lydia!!!
National Junior Honor Society
The National Junior Honor Society Induction Ceremony will take place Wednesday, April 16.  Candidates will be informed over the course of the next week of their eligibility.  

In order to qualify for the NJHS, students must attain a cumulative average of 92% or higher for the first two quarters of his or her 7th or 8th grade year.  Current members must maintain a 90% or higher to remain eligible.  Once candidates have successfully attained the academic rigor associated with membership, they must then pass through a voting process completed by the faculty of Dunmore Middle School.  The faculty will judge candidates on the qualities set forth by the NJHS, namely, the qualities of scholarship, leadership, service, citizenship, and character.
Snow Make-up Days
Please be advised due to snow days, the following adjustments have been made to the 2013-2014 School Year. School will be in full session on:

APRIL 17, 21, 2014

MAY 23, 2014

If there are additional SNOW DAYS-  some more adjustments to the School Calendar may be made.

Thank you.
MIDDLE SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS
2014 PSSA's
All seventh and eighth grade students will be taking the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) in Reading and Math during the week of March 24. The results of these tests are significant in that they help our district determine students’ needs and the methods for meeting them. Additionally, PSSA scores are used as part of the students’ permanent records.
 
Additionally, all eighth grade students will be completing the following state assessments:
 
            PSSA Writing Assessment                      April 7-9
            PSSA Science Assessment                    April 28
            Keystone Algebra (for 8th grade               May 14-15
             Honors I and Honors II only)
 
We hope that you will make every effort to impress the importance of these tests upon your child. It is essential for your child to get proper rest and consume a well-balanced diet in order to optimize achievement. In order to minimize unnecessary absences it is highly recommended that you schedule doctors’ appointments after school during the testing period.
Way to Go Kaitlyn Ahern!
Way to Go Kaitlin Ahern who placed 4th in the state for her Reflections entry!!!!!!

She will be recognized at the annual Awards Breakfast at convention, on Sunday, April 6th at the Radisson in Valley Forge, PA.

Thank you to Mrs. Holly Meade and our PTSA for facilitating this year's Middle School Reflections for our students!

 

PTSA Reflections Winners
2013 - 2014 PTA Reflections contest won in Region 16 by DMS students:

CONGRATULATIONS to the below students who placed 1st in each of the categories they entered. WE ARE VERY PROUD OF YOU!

Music - Kaitlin Ahern

Visual Arts Special Artist - Jacob Shoemaker

Photography - Lydia Meade

 

Online Grades Instructions
These steps are: 
1. Go to the portal and complete the initial registration. 
2. Your registration then shows under the "pending" heading on our end in the system.  This is checked daily.  We then approve your registration. This puts you in the approved list in the system, and generates an email to the address you provided.  The school’s part is done at this point.
3. You have to click the link in the email to complete the activation. This changes them from "approved" to "active" in the system.  You have not completed the registration process until this email link is confirmed by you.  You will not be able to view anything in the system until you are activated.
 
Act 80 Inservices Calendar
Please be advised of the following Act 80 dates where 9-12 students will be dismissed at 11:45 & 7-8 students will be dismissed at 11:55.
 
These Friday Act 80 inservices will take place from 1-3:15.
 
 2/28/14,   3/28/14,   5/16/14
Thank you,
Internet Safety
this is a link to a five chapter series on Internet Safety for parents:
 
 
2013-2014 ASSESSMENT SCHEDULE
2013-14 PA STATE ASSESSMENT SCHEDULE

PSSA FIELD TEST:  
Writing Field Test Grades 6-8 Feb. 3-14, 2014 (Voluntary)
  
PSSA:   
Math and Reading Grades 3 – 8 March 17-28, 2014
Math and Reading Make-ups  March 31-4, 2014
Writing Grades 5, 8 March 31-April 4, 2014
Writing Makeups  April 7-11, 2014
Science Grades 4, 8  April 28-May 2, 2014
Science Makeups  May 5-9, 2014
  
KEYSTONE EXAMS:  
Winter Wave 1 Algebra I, Biology, Literature Dec. 2-13, 2013
Winter Wave 2  Grades 8 – 11 Jan. 8-22, 2014
Spring  *Upon Subject Completion. May 12-23, 2014
  
PASA:  
Reading and Math Grades 3 – 8 and 11 February 17 – March 28, 2013
Science (*Must be administered following Reading and Math) Grades 4, 8, and 11 February 17 – May 9, 2013

Computer Conversion
Please be advised that we are undergoing a district-wide computer conversion consisting of a new way to enter attendance & discipline reports,  post grades for parents and students to view, post assignments, etc.

We ask for your patience and understanding as we go through this process of providing adequate training to faculty and staff.

Thank you for your anticipated cooperation in this matter.

After-school tutoring
After school tutoring will begin on Monday's & Wednesday's starting on Sept. 30th from 2:30-3:30
Keystone Exams / SAS Portal

Keystone Exams

The Keystone Exams are end-of-course assessments designed to assess proficiency in various subjects. During the 2013-2014 school year the following Keystone Exams will be available: Algebra I, Literature and Biology. In future years, pending funding, additional Keystone Exams will be administered.

The Keystone Exams are one component of Pennsylvania’s proposed system of high school graduation requirements. Keystone Exams will help school districts guide students toward meeting state standards.

Please visit the Standards Aligned System (SAS portal) at: www.pdesas.org to create an account to learn more about Keystone Exams as well as reviewing much more information from the state level (PA Department of Education - PDE).


WNEP2 Highlighted our School
Please visit the below link to view the WNEP video that highlights our school from last week and was shown as part of the halftime show during this past Friday night's football game that was televised on WNEP2. They send their apologies stating that some of the footage was cut off during the televised halftime show.

Thank you to our teachers and students who participated in this even if it didn't make the final cut of editing. Your support was greatly appreciated!

Thank you,

http://wnep.com/2012/09/10/dunmore-hs-hosts-wnep2-sports-team/#ooid=IwNWV1NToknEmyI4zvkDb0-aX3o6RAJc

Standards Aligned System
Standards Aligned System
SAS Portal

Standards Aligned System (SAS) is a comprehensive approach to support student achievement across the Commonwealth. You can learn more about this portal/site and its six elements that support the path to Student Achievement by visiting and/or creating a user account at www.pdesas.org


PA Department of Education updates
To review the many initiatives that our PA Department of Education continues to legislate; visit the Standards Aligned System (SAS) portal at www.pdesas.org.
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