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Principal's Welcome

Welcome to Douglas Middle School

Our District Mission:

“Prepare all students to meet the challenges of an ever-changing world.”


  • School Principal’s Day is May 1st, don’t forget to tell them how much you appreciate them!
  • Teacher Appreciation Week May 8th-12th, Thank you for all you do for our kids!  
  • School Nurse’s Day is May 10th!  Thank you Nurse Katie for all that you do for us and our children!

Douglas Middle School Smarter Balanced State Testing will be held April 24th -  April 28th.

Please help your child get a good night’s rest and start his/her day with a nutritious breakfast. We are also asking that you try to schedule appointments outside of the hours of 8:00a – 3:00p during this week.  If your child is tardy, he or she may need to wait in the office until the testing block is finished.  It is very important that they are here everyday and on time.   Thank you!


Thank you visiting the Douglas Middle School website.  My name is Mr. Baldwin, I have been the Principal at Douglas Middle School since 2007. It’s my privilege to represent such an outstanding school.  Our highly qualified staff strives to build a productive school environment with common goals towards student success. We provide a variety of activities that make our middle school experience rewarding for all students.

DMS offers educational and extracurricular programs for students in grades six through eight. The school has a student population of more than 600 students and over 70 teachers and other staff. Each of the grades are divided into two core teams and the special education, elective, and general course staff serve alongside the core teams. The school maintains a full-time counseling office and has special services intervention staff for students with specific needs as well as gifted programs.   

We have many specialists who provide help in areas of behavior, speech, and other special needs.  Our library has more than 10,000 books along with a selection of periodicals, audio, e-books, and other reference materials.  The large collection of resources our 21st century library supplies supports the common core state standards.

Douglas Middle School takes great pride in providing all students an opportunity to learn and grow in a positive climate; recognizing each student as an individual.  This is accomplished through a differentiated instructional approach to help all students succeed.  The Integration of technology and many other hands-on projects offered, creates an environment that encourages students to involve themselves with their own learning. DMS prides itself in providing an academically challenging curriculum that engages the student learner.

Please visit the rest our website and feel free to call or email with any questions.  This is going to be a great year! 

Dan Baldwin, Principal

Douglas Middle School

Phone- 605-923-0050

Important Dates: 

  • Spring Break April 13th- April 17th, 2017
  • No School District Day May 5th, 2017
  • No School May 29th, 2017 Holiday
  • Last Day of School/Early Dismissal (12pm) June 2nd, 2017



Principal, Dan Baldwin (

Assistant Principal / Activities Director, Mark Sheets (

Principal’s Secretary, AnnDee Schmidt (

Attendance/Activities Secretary, Amanda Stenkamp (

Special Education Secretary, Debra Hollan (

Registration/Counselor Secretary, Kippi Mang (