When you register with our website you will automatically be added to the newsletter lists.  If you choose to buy a PTA Membership you will get  access to the DDMS directory as part of your membership. 

Any additional questions? Email us at davisdrivemiddlepta@gmail.com  


2nd quarter interims were sent home with students this past Friday.  Please be sure your review their academic progress together.  A great way to start a conversation regarding grades is asking students to show their agenda.  Are they writing down homework assignments?  Which SMART Block sessions are they attending each week (locations are stamped on each day in their agenda)?  Are they putting forth their full efforts on each assignment?  Please encourage your children to take the initiative and speak with teachers if they have questions.

 


We are in the early stages of planning this event for students in March 2018 and are first reaching out to our school community to gauge interest in participating in this incredible educational opportunity for our students.  

At the Career Fair, students will learn about jobs and careers in various fields; have opportunities to meet professionals and ask questions about their educational background, their work, their companies, and their industries; and will gain a better understanding of the skills and education required for jobs in various industries and fields.

Participating in our career fair would allow you to get in front of students and share good information about your company, jobs in your industry, and the education and skills students need to succeed.  

Please sign up if you are interested in presenting to a group of students about your career: 

DDMS Career Spring 2018 Career Fair


New Staff at DDMS

We are so excited to finally be fully staffed at our school.  Within the past few weeks we’ve added several amazing teachers to our staff who will be working directly with students.  Feel free to reach-out and welcome them to our Panthers family:

  • Mr. Benjamin Ford - 7th/8th Science
  • Mr. Paul Zehr - Healthful Living/Physical Education
  • Mrs. Elizabeth Badger - 50% Academically Gifted (AIG)
  • Mrs. Liz Buckner - Part-time Science Intervention

We need the input of our students & parents!  The Huntington Learning Center, in conjunction with the Cary Chamber of Commerce, will be honoring a Davis Drive Middle School teacher later this month.  Please consider nominating your favorite teacher and how they’ve impacted your life.  Complete this short form for your nomination:  

December Teacher of the Month Nominations


Please help provide holiday gifts to DDMS students in need by supporting the DDMS Giving Tree. You can donate requested items by going to the link on the PTA and school website. Please send in all items to the office by Monday, December 11, 2017. 

This year we are requesting that the gifts be wrapped (with wrapping paper or in a gift bag) and include a gift tag with the student number and the item (Example: Boy #1 Basketball)  Please contact Sara Davis at sdavis3@wcpss.net or Terri Dingess at tdingess@wcpss.net with questions.  Thank you!  

Giving Tree Signup Link


NEW DDMS PTA Website

The NCPTA has created a partnership with MemberHub to simplify and standardize PTA communications for schools. We are going to be opening MemberHub as a replacement for Membership Toolkit for efficiency and reduced costs for us.

The PTA has moved most family information from Membership Toolkit to MemberHub in preparation for the transition. You should have received an email and/or text inviting you to look at your member information and preferences.

Please look at your information and preferences to ensure they are correct. There is also a texting feature. Right now the primary member will receive texts. Please change this setting if you do not wish to receive texts going forward.

If you DID NOT receive an email or text, please click on the link here to set yourself up:
The Join Request Key is pddmc2. You will need this code after clicking the join link above. Please make sure you are not already emailed/texted as a current member before you join using the above link.
 
Membership Toolkit will still be open for transactions such as PTA Membership, Donation and the Spirit Rock Rental. When these are moved to MemberHub you will receive another notification. This two-step transition will make sure every family is set up before being able to make transactions on the new site.
 
Please email the PTA at davisdrivemiddlepta@gmail.com if you have any questions or concerns. We are confident this will be a great way to communicate with the PTA going forward. 

 

 Students may earn high school credit for specified courses without spending a set number of hours taking the course in a classroom. Under the state’s Credit by Demonstrated Mastery (CDM) option, uniquely qualified students may “test out” or bypass a course if they have already mastered the content.  The application window for Credit by Demonstrated Mastery will be open November 13, 2017 through December 15, 2017.  Please click here to see more information.  

 


DDE Parking Lot:  Please be sure you are using the Davis Drive Middle School carpool loop and parking lot in the mornings/afternoon.  There are still traffic and supervision concerns as parents are using the elementary school for pick-up/drop-off.  Our loop has been very efficient in the mornings and afternoon, please use our school.  Thanks so much for making our school campuses safe!

 


 

 

Publix Super Markets has a great program that will enable our school to make money every time we shop at Publix.  Pick up your Publix Partner Card in the front office at Davis Drive.  Just let your cashier know you have a card at the beginning of each checkout.

 


Yearbook Replay It App

The yearbook needs your help!  We want a picture perfect start to the school year!  Please download the Replay It app to your smartphone and start snapping pictures of exciting events at DDMS.  Follow directions on this Replay It flyer and start snapping, pictures put onto Repay It will go directly to yearbook.


WCPSS has created a mobile phone app to track your child’s bus.  Traditional calendar families are now about to access the app.  Please sign up at 

https://herecomesthebus.com/getting-started/

use your child’s WCPSS identification number, and utilize the CODE 67500 for Wake County and follow the directions.  This should be a great tool for you to track the location of your assigned bus route.


We will be collecting items for our Backpack Buddies Program throughout the school year.  You can drop the items off in the bins right outside of the Front Office anytime.  The Program provides extra food for the weekends for some of our DDMS families.

We are especially in need of the following items:

  • Knorr Rice or Pasta Packets
  • Soup Boxes or Cans
  • Chicken or Tuna Packets or Cans
  • Plastic Jars of Peanut Butter

Other items needed:

  • Oatmeal Packets
  • Applesauce or Fruit Cups
  • Boxes or Individual Cups of Mac and Cheese
  • Granola or Nutrigrain Bars  

We will be doing a Food Drive the last Friday of every month, but you can always turn any of the these items in throughout the school year in the bins just outside of the Front Office. Thank you for your continued support!



 If you shop at Amazon.com, please consider making your purchases through Amazonsmile.com and Davis Drive Middle School PTA will receive donations of .5% of eligible purchases.  Click the logo above, click the link on the home page of the DDMS PTA page, or go to https://smile.amazon.com.  Thanks for supporting our school!  


2017 National

Blue Ribbon Award

Parents and community members, Davis Drive Middle School has been named a 2017 National Blue Ribbon School. The United States Secretary of Education made a national announcement on Thursday with this wonderful news.  Please view this link for additional information: 

2017 National Blue Ribbon Award Link  

Davis Drive Middle School was one of six schools in North Carolina to receive the award and the only middle school.  So many individuals pour their heart and soul into our school and we can’t thank them enough: teachers, support staff, students, parents, and community members.  This prestigious award is evidence of true dedication and what can happen when a community works together for our children.  Thank you for all your support of Davis Drive Middle School!  Here are some additional news articles: