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Digital Learning Survey

Parents, students and community members are invited to take part in a Speak Up Survey through Dec 19. The password is penn1 and here's the link:

Picture Retakes

Students will have the opportunity for picture retakes on Friday, October 31, 2014. We will call each group, by grade, separately and everyone should have their picture taken before 11:00 AM.

Cookie Dough Fundraiser

Students will be selling Mrs. Fields cookie dough and Auntie Anne's Treats from Sep 30 - Oct 20 to friends and family members in an effort to raise money for DMS clubs and extra curricular activites! All 8th grade students will receive 20% of their total sales to be placed directly into their Washington DC trip savings account. Make all checks payable to Discovery Middle School. Order forms MUST be turned in no later than Mon, Oct 20, 2014. Product will arrive before Thanksgiving!

Information for Managing Enterovirus D-68 in the School Setting - Click here for information from the Indiana State Department of Health

P-H-M High Ability

In accordance with the Indiana high ability law, we are required to have an identification process in place to identify students of high ability in the general intellectual and specific academic domains. We identify students who have high ability in language arts and/or math.

Every kindergartener, second and fifth grader who has not been previously identified in a subject area is considered for high ability identification.

Testing for the high ability identification process will begin in December.

Yearbook Information!

Order your 2014-2015 yearbook today! We have an amazing year ahead of us at Discovery Middle School, and our yearbook will capture all the big events of the school year. Don’t let your student miss out on our yearbook designed by our students, for our students. Now until October 31, 2014 the yearbook will being sold for the one time price of $20!  Final price of the yearbook will be $30. Order the 2015 yearbook now to ensure a copy for your student at the lowest price of the year.

8th Grade Trip to Washington DC

If you missed the first meeting on Wed., Sept. 3rd see Mr. Bontrager ( or Mr. Hedrick ( to get the registration information.

Cost of trip is $771 per student

Deposit to go on trip is $250 and must be postmarked by Jan.8, 2015

Send to: Classic Tours, 3900 CR 62, Auburn, IN 46706

Phone # (260) 925-0442

Discovery named a National Blue Ribbon School for 2013

Discovery Middle School is one of 286 schools recognized by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan as a 2013 National Blue Ribbon School. "Excellence in education matters and we should honor the schools that are leading the way to prepare students for success in college and careers,' said Secretary Duncan. The National Blue Ribbon Schools award honors public and private elementary, middle and high schools where students perform at very high levels or where significant improvements are being made in student achievement.

Discovery rated an A by the Indiana Department of Education

Discovery Middle School has received an A by the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE). This grade reflects Discovery's most recent academic performance. Letter grades are calculated based on data collected throughout each school year and takes into account a variety of factors including student performance and student growth. For more information and to see the report card go to the IDOE's COMPASS website.  

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