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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. 

Experience Online Testing Georgia!

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     This practice site lets students see what testing online is like. Parents and educators are welcome to try it, too. The items on the demonstration tests are general and are organized into three grade bands: Grades 3 – 5, Grades 6 – 8, and High School in the content areas of English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. The items do not necessarily represent the specific grade-level content that students learn daily in their classrooms. The primary purpose is to let students experience, firsthand, the functionality of the online testing platform. The sample tests are not graded, so have fun!

What is the Georgia Milestones Assessment System?


The Georgia Milestones Assessment System (Georgia Milestones) is a comprehensive assessment system spanning grades 3 through high school. Georgia Milestones measures how well students have learned the knowledge and skills outlined in the state-adopted content standards in English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. Students in grades 3 through 8 will take End-of-Grade (EOG) assessments in each content area, while high school students will take End-of-Course (EOC) assessments for each of the eight courses designated by the State Board of Education. 

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The Georgia Milestones Assessment

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.

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Parents' Guide to New Tests in Georgia


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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.