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Find A Book GA is a valuable website that allows students and parents to search thousands of book titles by both Lexile measure and topic to find books that will tap into students' personal interest and complement their reading comprehension level. 

The Parents' Guide to New Tests in Georgia!


In 2010, Georgia adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in English language arts and mathematics and incorporated them into the existing Georgia Performance Standards (GPS). Georgia's new state-mandated set of standards is called the College and Career Ready Georgia Performance Standards (CCGPS). CCGPS provides a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn in English and mathematics as they progress through grades K-12.


For the 2014-2015 school year, Georgia will begin rolling out new assessments aligned to the CCGPS. These new assessments will be used to gauge how well students are mastering the standards and, ultimately, how ready students are to succeed in college and careers.

Click here to read the

Parents' Guide to New Tests in Georgia






Davis Wins Spelling Bee!


The DCMS School Spelling Bee was held on January 22nd, 2015.  Bailey Davis (right), 8th grader, earned top honors as the Bee Champion.  7th grader Scout Fisher (left) was runner up.  These students will represent our school in the Dawson County Spelling Bee on January 28th.  

The Georgia Milestones Assessment

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School Events


This Week at DCMS



Please note school start and

end times for the

2014 - 2015 school year!

Homeroom:  7:15 - 7:30 AM

1st Period: 7:35 AM

(Tardy after 7:30 AM)

Announcements at 7:30 AM

End of day:  2:45 PM

No Check-outs after 2:30 PM



Powerschool Update

We are excited to announce the latest update to the Powerschool Student Information System for parents! Parents now have the option   to have a single account for multiple students and also to receive automatic updates and e-mails regarding attendance and grades.  Log-in information and instructions are provided in the links below. 

Parent Portal Single Sign-On Quick Reference Guide

PowerSchool Parent Portal User Guide

Congratulations to

Mrs. Kim Dutton!

DCMS Teacher of the Year!



New 7th Grade Immunization Requirements

Georgia's immunization requirements for children attending 7th grade have been revised to align with the current recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice (ACIP), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and the American Academy of Family Physician (AAFP).

Effective July 1, 2014

All students born on or after January 1, 2002 and entering, advancing or transferring into 7th grade in Georgia need proof of an adolescent pertussis (whooping cough) booster vaccination (Tdap) and an adolescent meningococcal vaccination(MCV4).

All new entrants transferring into the 8th through 12th grades are also subject to the new requirements.