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Principal's Message

Welcome to Damascus Middle School! Our faculty and staff are committed to serving the students and community of Damascus. Our vision at DMS is to educate all students to their highest potential of academic achievement, to enable them to reach and expand their potential, and prepare them to become productive and responsible citizens.
In partnership with our community, our goal is to develop lifelong learners that will excel academically, socially, and emotionally wherever life’s journey may take them. 

We look forward to this upcoming year, and we encourage you to take an active role in your child’s education. We appreciate your continued support and commitment to the students that we serve. 
Kevin Worley


We believe successful schools:
  • understand all students can learn
  • foster effective communication, critical thinking, creativity and collaboration
  • prepare students for success
  • meet the unique needs of each child
  • are grounded in respect and integrity
  • have a well-defined curriculum and programs that meet or exceed state and national standards
  • provide safe, healthy, and dynamic learning environments
  • have high expectations which inspire high performance
  • enable students to be college and career ready
  • engage and communicate with families


Washington County Schools is committed to the success of every student. We seek to empower all students to meet rigorous academic standards by providing authentic and relevant educational experiences.


Washington County Schools is an innovative leader in education excellence, teaching and learning, creativity, technology integration and global citizenship.

Latest News

16th Annual PAWS Campaign

Please bring kitty litter, cleaning supplies (bleach and dish detergent), cat food, and dog food to the office before March 31 to support the Washington County Animal Shelter.

DMS 4-H Members Excel at County Competition

The Washington County 4-H Program offers several SOL-related project areas in which youth can participate. These project areas include public speaking, dramatic reading, oral presentations, and 4-H “Share the Fun.”

Damascus Middle School Students “Read Across America”

For Read Across America each year, Mrs. Lisa Blackburn presents her seventh-grade English students with a wonderful opportunity to go beyond a celebration of reading and become a children’s book author and illustrator themselves.

DMS 7th-Grader Mykayla T. wins D.A.R. Essay Contest!

Congratulations to Mykayla T., the seventh-grade winner of the D.A.R (Daughters of the American Revolution) Essay Contest. Mykayla’s winning essay is in the form of a letter written by Roger Sherman to his mother, Mehetabel Sherman.  In her essay, Mykayla discusses many important issues from this period.

Events Calendar

JV Softball vs J I Burton

Time: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Location: John I. Burton High School, 109 11th St SW, Norton, VA 24273, USA