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updated 4/2014
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Driving Directions
: take Exit #19 off of Interstate 81. If you are coming from the north, turn left at the end of the ramp, (if you are coming from the south, turn right at end of ramp) onto Rt. 11. Keep straight at the traffic light and stay on Rt. 58 (Jeb Stuart Hwy). Travel approximately 8 miles making a right turn onto Rt.757 (Government Rd). Damascus Middle School will be on the right.                     



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A reminder that all visitors to DMS are
required to use the front entrance to the
building and must report to the school
office upon entrance. A video/buzzer
entrance system is used and all visitors
must identify themselves and the reason for
their visit.
                            
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Upcoming Events:
April  17 Girls Basketball Open gym  @ HHS   3:30 - 5:00 pm
April  18-21
Spring Break    Schools Closed
April  22 Girls Basketball Open gym  @ HHS   3:30 - 5:00 pm
April  22 JV Softball vs. PHHS    AWAY   4:30pm
April  23 Boys Basketball Open gym  3:30 - 5:30 pm
April  24 JV Softball vs. MSHS    HOME    4:30pm
April  24 Girls Basketball Open gym  @ HHS   3:30 - 5:00 pm
April  28 Boys Basketball Open gym   5:30 - 7:00pm
April  29 RVES 5th gr. visit to DMS
April  29 Girls Basketball Open gym  @ HHS   3:30 - 5:00 pm
April  29 JV Softball vs. GWHS   HOME   5:00pm
April  30 Boys Basketball Open gym  3:30 - 5:30 pm 
April  30 Girls Basketball Open gym  @ HHS   3:30 - 5:00 pm
May 1
6th gr. Band to  RVES
May 1 JV Softball vs. RRHS   HOME   5:00pm
May 2 Jr. Washington Co. Community Scholars  @ Shoneys/Abingdon
May 2 JV Softball vs. Honaker   HOME    4:30pm

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February Students of Character
Students of Character February

front row left to right: Brandy B., Rachel S.
middle: Ashley C., Abigail M., Caleb A.
back row left to right: Brandon W., Audra L., Amber H.


"Be United" was this month's character trait. These students were selected for displaying team work in their classes and always working well with others.



March Students of Character
Students of Character March

front row left to right: Adam L.,Alexis T., Rylee T.,Kasey S
middle: Cody H.,Anna Blake W., Deanna A.
back row left to right:Elizabeth S., Trayton M., Santana M., Ethan C.  not pictured: Dashaun R.


"Be Independent" was this month's character trait. These students were selected for being able to complete assignments and projects without being reminded, and taking on classroom responsibilities on their own.
student writing first-line
Catilyn C.,7th grade pictured with Gary Paulsen books

DMS is proud to announce that Catilyn C. is the nationwide winner of Scholastic Magazines Scopes Fabulous First-Line Contest from October. As the winner of this contest, Gary Paulsen, a popular writer of adventure, survival, mystery and historical fiction books, will write a story inspired by Catilyn's first line "People call me crazy, I call it having a sense of adventure". Gary Paulsen personally chose her entry, and his story will be published in the Scope May 2014 issue. Catilyn will have her name and picture in the magazine, her class will receive copies of Gary Paulsen's novel Road Trip, and her teacher will receive a free one-year subscription to Scope.
student researching his essay !
Carson B., 6th grade District DAR Essay Winner

DMS is proud to announce that Carson B., has been chosen as the 6th grade district winner in this year's DAR American History essay contest. His essay " Eston Cambridge - My Life" Carson's has been submitted for state competition. His essay is seen through the eyes of young 12 yr. old Eston, the oldest child in his family and the only one allowed to attend school. His life is changed forever when he and his dad travel to Richmond to listen to Patrick Henry. His father then joins the militia leaving Eston home to be the man of the house, run the farm and help his mother and siblings. Carson has done a wonderful job using his words to reflect life during the American Revolution.
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Miles H., 8th gr. & Carson B., 6th gr.
County DAR Essay Winner

Congratulations to Miles H., 8th grade and Carson B., 6th grade for being selected as the county winners in their grades for the Black's Fort Chapter of the DAR American Essay contest. This year's theme "The Lives of Children During the American Revolution" encouraged students to use historical facts to create their stories of hardship and growth during this tumultuous time in our countries early history.


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Students of Character December/January

front row left to right: Jason J., Laken B., Kealy R., Morgan C., Christopher R.
middle: Kristen C.
back row left to right: Matther F., Caleb C., Eric R., Kagan M., Tandra V.

"Being Responsible" was this month's character trait. These students not only manage to stay current on all of their assignments, participate in sports and band but often can be seen offering their assistance to other students and teachers.

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