STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
DCMS hosted a Student of the Month luncheon on May 14th at Fajita Grill. Students are nominated by their teachers for demonstrating leadership skills both in and out of the classroom setting. Pictured left to right are:
Pictured above are Mr. Richard Crumley, DCHS Principal, Levi Baggett, Frankie Muldoon, Marlie Townley, Olivia Walls, Ryan Flynn, Dr. Mark Merges, DCMS Principal, and a representative from Fajita Grill. Not pictured is Dakohta Sonnichsen. We would like to thank Fajita Grill and Dairy Queen for the contributions to our program.
Noah Stapp Wins State!
Dawson County Middle School is proud to announce 8th grade student Noah Stapp as the first place Oratorical winner for the state of Georgia.
The theme of the 2014 – 2015 Oratorical Contest was “How My Optimism Will Help Me Press on to Greater Achievements of the Future.” Noah chose to present the theme by telling a gripping story of how his family remained optimistic when Noah’s sister was diagnosed with a life-threatening chromosomal abnormality. Noah’s wonderous ability to tell a story, coupled with his poise and confidence is easy to recognize as he speaks.
Noah started with a win at the middle school level, then impressed four additional sets of judges while winning first place at the local Jasper Oratorical Contest, the Zone Contest, the Area Contest, and finally, taking first place at the Georgia District Contest, each presenting Noah with a certificate and a medal. With his state win, Noah won a $2500 college scholarship to the college of his choice and will be recognized as the first ever State Oratorical Champion the Jasper Optimist Club has ever had in its history.
The Georgia Milestones Assessment
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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
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.