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Superintendent's Newsletter

Please click here to access Superintendent, 
Mrs. Cheryl Watson-Harris' Weekly Newsletter.


Welcome to DHMS, Home of the Dragons!

Click above for all you need to succeed for the 2020 school year including information about student passwords, VERGE, and the Clever Launchpad. 

We are now following our school's Regular Bell Schedule.  

The DHMS Office is open daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 



DHMS Virtual Learning starts in VERGEUse the Clever Launchpad to get to DCSD online resources
Your school email is called Outlook. It's part of Office365. 

Use Infinite Campus to view Student Progress Online. Check grades, assignment details, schedules and attendance.

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Rising 9th Grade Registration
Information from the Jan. 20 meeting for rising 9th graders can be found in this presentation and this video
 
Yearbook
DHMS is honoring this unusual school year with a yearbook to remember. We need your photos to make it happen. Submit photos of students, families, pets, activities, and other memories that capture the 2020-2021 school year. Use this link to upload your photos. 

Don’t miss out on capturing this historic school year. Visit  https://www.jostens.com/apps/jcom/router.mvc?affiliateId=1040216 to purchase your DHMS yearbook today. 
 
Eighth grade parents, the deadline has been extended for you to honor your student with a Recognition Ad in the yearbook.  
Go to the link above and follow the directions on screen (you will create an account if you don't have one). Prices are as follows: 1/8 page $25, 1/4 page $50, 1/2 page $100, full page $200. 
 
DCSD Technology Fair
The DCSD Technology Fair is coming soon. It's a chance to show what you can do in 14 categories, including programming, app design, 3D modeling, video editing, graphic design, and more. The competition is virtual and winners will go on to state competition. Registration will open soon and final projects will be due on Feb. 22. Get your information online at this link and contact Ms. Kochel if you have questions.
marcia_kochel@dekalbschoolsga.org
 
DCSD Return to School
Per the Jan. 11 School Board Meeting, DCSD will continue with full virtual learning. See the Return to School website for more information. Click here for the Superintendent's Letter and Calendar
 
Energy Assistance Program
Community Notification from Partnership for Community Action, Inc. 
The Low Income Home Energy Assistance program is available to qualifying families. Please see the Partnership for Community Action Flyer for information on eligibility and scheduling an appointment.
 
sidewalk library logo Sidewalk Library
Each Wednesday from 12-1 the library is moving out onto the sidewalk in front of DHMS for students to come check out books. Ms. Kochel will be there with carts of books and she is happy to go into the school to get any books you ask for as well. Don't forget to wear a mask and keep your distance. We can't wait to see you at the Sidewalk Library. 
 
Daily Dragon Logo The Daily Dragon
Students and parents—take a look at The Daily Dragon each school day to get all the news you need during our digital learning days. The password is our school mascot. 
 
 
Dragons Picking Up Books
We are checking out books to students and making them available in the book tubs in front of the school. Find out how to place a hold on specific books or request a "personal shopper" experience at our D-Pub Book Tub Hub
 
Ebooks and Audiobooks
Quarantine is hard, but a good book can help get you through. Click Here to find FREE audiobooks and ebooks for your reading pleasure.
 
Contacting Your School Counselors

Do you need to talk to a school counselor? Use these links to get in contact. Click here for more information. Counselors will reply to you using school email at http://outlook.dekalbschoolsga.org
R. Henning - 6th Grade Counselor
K. Johnson - 7th Grade Counselor
S. Woodson - 8th Grade Counselor
 

Sora Audiobooks and eBooks

DCSD students can read ebooks and listen to audiobooks with the Sora by Overdrive app! Download the free app for iPhone or android, or go to Clever and click on the Sora icon. Choose Dekalb County Schools and log on with your s number and password. The setup code is "dekalbga". You can also add Dekalb County Public Library to Sora using your school student number (no public library card number required!) and read thousands more free ebooks and audiobooks.
 

DHMS Parent Community Page

Learn all about how to get involved with DHMS at our PTSA Parent Community Page
 
 
The mission of Druid Hills Middle School is to develop engaged critical thinkers, with an intercultural view of the world, who are responsible, understanding, compassionate and free of stereotypes. By strengthening their foundation of reading, writing and problem solving, students will become self-motivated lifelong learners.
 

Druid Hills Middle School

3100 Mt. Olive Dr.
Decatur, GA  30033
678-874-7602
Mrs. Jacqueline Taylor, Principal 

 

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