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

daily announcements

The annual food drive starts on Monday morning! We want to collect as much food as we can for families in need this holiday season. Starting on Monday there will be a can collection competition between the cores. The core with the most cans collected by the end of the food drive will receive a special prize! Let's bring in those cans and collect as much food as we can!

Patriot Press t-shirt orders are due Dec. 4. If you are /were a member of Patriot Press for any quarter, please pick up an order form from Mrs. Maynard. Also, there will be a group Patriot Press Picture for the yearbook after school on Thursday, Dec. 18th. If you are/were in Patriot Press any quarter, please be there so you can get your picture in the yearbook!

The 7th grade girls basketball team traveled to Spearfish last night to take on the Spartans in a double header. The Patriots went down in defeat in both games. The Team travels to Spearfish on Saturday to play in the Spearfish Shoot Out.
Good Luck Girls. No Practice today - Pick-up Uniforms during lunch. Check basketball roster to see if you are traveling to Spearfish this weekend. Next practice will be Monday morning. Coach Reynolds

Saturday, November 29th is the Rush Hockey Powerade Youth Jersey giveaway. If you are interested, stop by the office and pick up a flyer.

Picture Retakes are TODAY, November 21. If you need retakes you will need to bring in your order form and payment or your old picture packet. You need to give them the pictures you don’t like in order to receive a new packet with you new photo.

It's time for this year's Pet Picture Contest. Bring a picture of your pet to the DMS Library between Nov. 17 - Nov. 26. Picture size No bigger than 5x7 please. Vote for your favorite pet Dec. 1 - Dec. 17; winner will be announced Dec. 19. All proceeds will be given to the Douglas Welfare Fund.

**Today is World Hello Day

Quote of the day: When you are truly comfortable in your own skin, not everyone will like you, but you won’t care about it one bit!

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