Counselors in 4D

6th graders, we hope you will join us for our first Counselors in 4D meeting on Wednesday, August 26th, from 9:00 – 9:45 am! During this week’s session, we (DMS counselors) will be introducing ourselves, sharing how we are available to students, and answering questions you may have about the year.

Check back here on Wednesday morning for the link to join.

August 26th flyer

Help us celebrate Red Ribbon Week October 28th – November 1st! In addition to signing an anti-drugs and tobacco pledge and learning about some of the effects of vaping, students may dress-up in daily themes to bring awareness.

Parent Education

‘ANGST’ Documentary Viewing at Walton

Walton High School will hold a special screening of the documentary ANGST in partnership with Axis Hope LLC, to open up a dialogue between local families, community leaders and mental health experts. The event will feature a viewing of the 56-minute film, followed by an informative panel discussion led by Dr. Ganielle Hooper of Axis Hope and other mental health experts from the community. Through candid interviews, ANGST utilizes the power of film to tell the stories of many kids and teens who discuss their anxiety and its impacts on their lives and relationships, as well as how they’ve found solutions and hope. The film also includes a special interview with Michael Phelps, a mental health advocate and one of the greatest athletes of all-time. In addition, the documentary provides discussions with mental health experts about the causes of anxiety and its sociological effects, along with the help, resources and tools available to address the condition.


Click here to register.

Click here to view the trailer and learn more.

Hello Parents!

6th grade is off to a great start, and I am so pleased to be working with your children this year! Changing classes, remembering locker combinations and learning the layout of a new school can take some time, and I am encouraged to see so many students feeling confident in the hallways each day. If you have any concerns, or your child seems unsure about the transition to middle school, please feel free to reach out to me.

I will be visiting all of the homerooms over the next few weeks to introduce myself and let students know how they can set up appointments with me. Additionally, I will lead 6th grade guidance lessons during the year and will offer small groups covering a variety of topics that may be helpful for your child.

We are looking forward to 6th grade Open House tomorrow evening (8/14 at 6:00) and hope to see you there! Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns, and I encourage you to please remind your children the same is true for them!

Thank you!

Mrs. Hamer
770-578-2710 ext. 031

End of the Year Info

Hello Students and Parents!

As we begin to wrap up the 2017-2018 school year, we wanted to provide you with some dates and information that will help ensure you and your child have a successful end of the school year. We have a number of end of the year activities and procedures we wanted to make you aware of, and provide you with any and all information needed. Please assist your child in keeping these dates organized by having them write them down in their agenda, or even on a family calendar.

• Field Day
– 6th grade: Mon., May 7 in the afternoon
– 7th grade: Wed., May 9 during the normal PE block
– 8th grade: Fri., May 11 all day
– Students who purchased field day shirts are encouraged to wear them on their field day.
– Students who did not purchase field day shirts are encouraged to wear a t-shirt that is the color of their team.
– Students may wear gym shorts to school on their corresponding field day.

• STEAM Showcase Night Thur., May 10 6:00pm-8:00pm

• Lunch on the Lawn Tue., May 15, a PTSA sponsored event!
– Students may bring a beach towel to sit on for Lunch on the Lawn.
(Field Day and Lunch on the Lawn are student events; therefore, unfortunately, we do not have the capacity to host parents/siblings/guests to these events. However, please contact the PTSA should you be able to volunteer for any of these awesome events. )

• Locker Clean-Out
– 6th grade 5/17, 7th grade 5/18 and 8th grade 5/21. Days are varied by grade level due to the volume of recyclable items and trash.

• Buses
– No bus passes will be issued beginning Monday, May 14 through the end of the year. Students must ride their own bus home.
– Students may bring a pen for yearbook signing on the last day of school, Wednesday, May 23.
– If students routinely pack a lunch, this is also allowed on the bus.

• Yearbooks
– Distributed on the last day of school.
– Please speak with your child regarding appropriate sentiments to be written in their peers’ yearbooks. Unfortunately, every year a few students make poor choices and not only ruin others’ yearbooks, but they also receive consequences for their actions.
– Please understand that yearbooks are not given out early. We are still teaching and learning until the final day!

• We do not give final exams or tests early.

• Students should not bring in food items to share.
– Parents, please do not drop off food items in the front office for classes. Clear communication prevents disappointments as classes will not be interrupted for these deliveries.

Finally, sometimes students get silly the last few weeks of school. Please remember that the dress code still applies. Cell phones should be off/out of sight unless a BYOD lesson. Students should strive to make great choices and above all, they should always be kind to one another.
If you have specific questions, do not hesitate to contact your grade level administrator, counselor or teacher(s) for specifics.
It has been a wonderful year! Thank you for sending us such terrific students to teach and thank you for all you do at home to support our team efforts to rear our children.


The Dickerson Administration

Important dates you’ll want to add to your calendar!

Milestones Testing
6th grade – April 10-13
7th grade – April 16-19
8th grade – April 10-17

Field Day
6th grade – May 7
7th grade – May 9
8th grade – May 11