CLASS SIZE AMENDMENT
How does the Class Size Amendment impact middle schools?
The final phase of the Class Size Amendment will take effect during the 2010-11 school year. Article IX, Section 1(a) of the Florida Constitution requires that action must be taken once a class exceeds the cap by just one student. To read more details about this issue, please click on the following link: Class Size Amendment
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Ocala, Fl 34475
"Devereux Kids, established in 1999, is a self-supporting primary prevention program of Devereux Florida. The mission is to engage community residents, strengthen families and protect children. Believing that everyone has a part and every part makes a difference, Devereux Kids offers community learning programs and facilitation services to teach positive intervention and community advocacy skills to neighborhood groups, faith communities, grassroots organizations and interested residents. People can have a positive impact on children and families just by knowing their neighbors, keeping their eyes and ears open and offering support and assistance to parents who are experiencing stressful situations." To view the most recent newsletter, please click on the following link: The Voice
BOX TOPS AND LABELS
DMS continues to participate in "Box Tops for Education" and "Labels for Education." Take your box tops and labels (from General Mills and Campbell's food products) to the school administrative office.
Students learn at home, in school, and in the community. Research shows that parent involvement is the single most important indicator of school success. The staff of DMS is committed to excellence in education and encourages parents to become involved in their students' education. There are opportunities for parent and community involvement at Dunnellon Middle School. Every effort will be made to find every parent a way to participate actively in his/her child's education. Volunteers are needed to tutor students, shelve library books, make games, file papers, and chaperone field trips. If you are interested in helping out, contact our School Volunteer Coordinator.
Mentors and Tutors
Volunteers are needed at DMS to serve as mentors and tutors. Tutors and mentors assist students in preparation for FCAT, in developing reading skills, in exploring careers, and researching topics in the Media Center. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer and making a difference in a child's life at Dunnellon Middle School, contact us.
Volunteer forms are available through Marion County Public Schools Volunteers webpage. You may access their page by clicking on:FORMS
Did you know that our library is always open electronically? To access to all the resources available at our library, please click on the following link:
HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT
Your child may be eligible to take high school level course work next school year due to his/her hard work and dedication to academic excellence. While taking courses for high school credit is a great way to challenge an outstanding middle school student, there are some things that you need to keep in mind as you make a decision on whether taking a high school level course is right for your child. To receive more details about this information you may click on the links below to answer many of your questions.
In addition, you may want to investigate the Florida DOE website and reference Florida Statute 1003.428 at the following link: FLDOE Home Page