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DMS Literary Magazine

updated 8/2014
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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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All visitors to DMS are required to use the front
entrance to the
building and must report to the
office upon entrance. A video/buzzer
entrance system is used, and all visitors
must identify themselves and the reason for
their visit.
              at the exciting events ahead!
August 29.......Algebra Readiness Testing (if needed)
August 29.......Life Skills - 6th grade
September 1....LABOR DAY -  Schools Closed
September 2....8th gr. Volleyball vs. EB Stanley - 4:30 p.m. AWAY
September 3....DARE - 7th grade
September 4....8th gr. Football vs. Bland - 5:30 p.m. AWAY
September 5....Grits 'n Gravy with Gramps 'n Gran - 7:45 a.m. in cafeteria
September 5....Life Skills - 6th grade
September 8....Football/Cheerleading Pictures
September 8....8th gr. Football vs. Wallace MS - 5:30 p.m. HOME
September 8....Book Fair begins in library
September 9....8th gr. Volleyball vs. Marion - 4:30 p.m. HOME
September 9....4-H Club Meeting
September 9....6th grade Educational Talent Search meeting @ 12:23 p.m.
September 10..DARE - 7th grade
September 11..PTA Open House 7:00 p.m.
September 11..Book Fair Ends
September 12..Early Dismissal- School day at Washington County Fair
September 14..FREE - All Sports Day for girls at E&H College 1:00-5:00 p.m.
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Spanish I Students Discover Purpose for Learning Spanish

Señor Austin Holmes, son of Glade Spring Middle School principal, Mr. Kelly Holmes, and Damascus Middle School teacher, Mrs. Robin Holmes, recently visited Spanish I students at both schools to share lessons he learned from his study abroad in Peru.  In addition to his complete immersion in the Spanish language, he gained knowledge of the culture, climate, and people that supplemented the knowledge acquired through his Spanish classes at Virginia Military Institute.  Holmes shared the amazing parts of his trip, like the magnificent examples of architecture, the beauty of the landscape, and the ingenuity of the people.  He also shared the parts of his trip that made him more appreciative of the amenities we enjoy in the United States, like flushing toilet paper, heating and cooling systems, and trash collection.  To conclude his presentation, Holmes encouraged the students to learn Spanish as a means to communicate and develop peaceful relationships with people from other cultures in order to work together to better our world!  Holmes’s presentation provided a wonderful example of the point of learning other languages; a lesson Ms. Obregon hopes her Spanish I students take to heart!

Damascus Middle School News Crew
Gets the Day Started

The 2014-2015 Damascus Middle School News Crew began work this week!  Composed of anchors Caleb C., Gracie S., Jake S., and Drew W.; cameraman Ethan G.; technician Hanna D.; and weatherwoman Jenna G., the crew is responsible for everything required to run a news show.  After leading the school in observing the Moment of Silence and saying the Pledge of Allegiance, the crew puts together a lively show of important morning announcements, including the lunch menu, birthdays, the word of the day, school events, and the daily weather forecast.  The process of becoming a member of the News Crew began while these eighth-graders were still in seventh grade and consisted of their submission of an application, which included three references from teachers.  Principal Dixie Hunter then looked at the students’ grades, attendance, and discipline records to select the seven members of the Damascus Middle School News Crew.  We look forward to beginning each day with them!  

Mission Statement
Our mission, in partnership with our community, is to develop lifelong learners and responsible citizens who will become positive contributors to our society. Our goal is for each student to reach success through the development of his/her fullest potential.

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