DMS – Welcome

DMS building


Douglas Middle School has a student population of approximately 600 students and 70 teachers and other staff. Each of the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades is divided into two core teams (i.e.. 6A, 6B, 7A, 7B, 8A, & 8B) with the Special Education, elective, and general course staffs serving alongside the core teams. The School District Superintendent is Mr. Alan Kerr. Mr.  Dan Baldwin is the Principal of DMS, and Mr. Mark Sheets is the Assistant Principal and Activities Director.

DMS maintains a full-time counseling office, special services intervention staff for our physically and cognitively challenged students, and numerous support professionals who provide help in areas of other behavior, speech, and special needs. The DMS Library is staffed by two people full-time, a librarian and a library aide. It houses about 10,000 books, along with an excellent selection of periodicals and reference materials. DMS subscribes to the standard Middle School concept, and works closely with the South Dakota Association for Middle Level Education.

Winter driving info


We are in need for boys and girls middle school intramural, assistant, and head basketball coaches. Contact Mr. Sheets at 939-0250 if you are interested.

Tuesday, September 30
8th Grade FB w/Southwest @ DHS Stadium @ 3:45
7th Grade FB w/Sturgis @ DMS @ 3:45
8th Grade A/B Volleyball @ Hill City @ 4:00
7th Grade A Volleyball @ Hill City @ 5:00

Thursday, October 2
8th A/B Volleyball @ Hot Springs 5:00
7th A/B/C Volleyball w/Hot Springs @ 4:45
Cross Country @ Sturgis @ 2:30

Friday, October 3
Homecoming Parade Saturday,

Saturday, October 4
Knowledge Bowl @ Sturgis @ 10:00 AM

Monday, October 13
Columbus Day/NO SCHOOL

Monday, October 20

daily announcements

Doing some fall closet cleaning? Did you get new shoes for school and now have some that you no longer wear? If you so, bring them to school and put them in the green collection box in the cafeteria.

DC travelers please stop by Mrs. Knauer's room 802 to pick up your Shirt order form. The order and money is due Oct. 3

GOOO Patriots! Homecoming is this week and Ms. Diggs is selling patriot beads and bracelets. Beads are 3 for $1.00 and patriot bracelets $2 each. Please see her before or after school and purchase your Patriot spirit for the parade and homecoming game this Friday.

Question of the week: "When was banned book week launched?" Answer: "1982." Winner: Mackenzie Miller.

**Today is Chewing Gum Day

Quote of the day: Life’s problems wouldn’t be called hurdles if there weren’t a way to get over them.

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