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Delta Middle School winner of the James Patterson Grant

DELTA MIDDLE SCHOOL RECEIVES GRANT FROM JAMES PATTERSON AND SCHOLASTIC READING CLUB FOR SCHOOL LIBRARY. Delta, OH - November, 2016 - Delta Middle School received a grant today from bestselling author James Patterson to support its school library. In addition, Scholastic Reading Club will match each dollar of Patterson’s donation with “bonus points” that teachers can use to acquire books and other materials for their classrooms. Delta Middle School was selected amongst thousands of applications for funding grants. To learn more, listen to Patterson’s exclusive interview about the critical need for school libraries on the “Scholastic Reads” podcast: oomscholasticblog.com/podcast/james-patterson-loves-libraries.

“We’ve just come out of the most divisive presidential election in history – and among all the issues that captivated voters, education wasn’t one of them. It was hardly discussed,” says Patterson. “Nearly half of the American population reads at or below a basic level, and we need to address that problem to foster an informed future electorate. I’ve made it my mission to underscore the vital role reading plays in children’s lives, and the need to sustain school libraries is at the heart of that mission.”

“Last year’s ‘Patterson Pledge’ showed communities nationwide how important school libraries are, but also how gravely desperate they are for books to fill their shelves in the midst of steep budget cuts,” said Judy Newman, President of Scholastic Reading Club.  The amazing outpouring from schools combined with the continued generosity of James Patterson helped us solidify a second year of grants to help more children have access to high-quality books and, ultimately, revive school libraries. We are proud to announce this year’s new grant recipients and thank James Patterson for his continued personal commitment to save school libraries.”

In the first-ever partnership of its kind, Patterson joined forces with Scholastic Reading Club to administer funding applications to their network of 62,000 schools and 800,000 teachers. Schools entering were asked to share the story of their school library, including past efforts to make improvements and “great ideas to help create a brighter future.” Patterson personally read and selected the winning recipients of the grants. Based on past winners, school libraries across the country have been using  this funding to purchase new books, add bookshelves, make improvements to their catalog systems, and expand their programing The full list of grant recipients is available online at http://www.scholastic.com/pattersonpartnership/recipients.

PDY Middle School Mission Statement

The Pike-Delta-York Middle School provides a quality education focused on the needs of youth in transition from childhood to adolescence.  A partnership exists between parents, staff, and the community to ensure the academic and personal growth of our students.

Delta Middle School Information 2016-17


Daily Announcements and Events that are happening at the Middle School can be found on the website at www.pdys.org. under Middle School Announcement Archives.   The new student information system is the Parent Portal, found on our website, is an excellent way to stay informed of your child’s grades, attendance, events and daily bulletins (announcements).  If you currently do not have access to this Parent Portal system please call the office for assistance.  Please keep all your parent and student address, cell phone number and home number updated in the school office.

Regular School Hours 8:10 am – 2:55 pm.  If your student is absent please call the MS attendance phone extension line #1 to leave a message that includes your student's name and absent reason.  A parent/guardian or doctor note is required to excuse the student for the day, 5 absences are allowed per semester.  If an Advanced Absence is needed the form can be printed off the "District Forms" on our website or they are available in the school's office.

PowerSchool Parent Portal will be turned off for the summer.

Calamity day announcement information is available on all local television and radio stations.

Contact information:

Delta Middle School

1101 Panther Pride Drive

Delta, OH  43515

419.822.9118 office

419.822.8490 fax

Parents / Guardians of 7th grade students for 2016-17

Delta Middle School 2016 Gold Medal Award

Delta Middle School
Delta, OH

Educators at Delta adopted Ascend Math after they heard how it helped a neighboring district to improve math scores on their state test. Their goal was ambitious: to bridge the gap of math skills for all students and get them to be academically at grade level.

Students filled more than 19,000 skill gaps.

38% achieved one grade level growth.

27% achieved two grade levels growth.

13% achieved three to five grade levels.



Delta Panther Den

New this year is our Delta Panther Den before and after school program.  This is a wonderful opportunity for our school district and community to partner together academically and socially.  A federal 21st Century Grant will benefit many students through community activities, academic support and a variety of extended enrichment and social opportunities.

The Panther Den is for grades 5 - 8, a morning program will run Monday thru Friday from 7 - 8am.  The after school program will run Monday thru Thursday from 3 - 5pm.  Beginning on October 10, 2016 this program will be staffed by several district staff members and offer a bus ride home.  Additional benefits are families being involved with other members of the community while participating in fun and enriching events throughout the school year.  Ending date is May 4, 2017.

Registration forms must be filled out and signed by a parent or guardian of select middle school students.

Search Facebook for Panther Den for upcoming events.


All visitors must report to the office and get a visitors pass.



DMS Important dates

The Daily Bulletin announcements can be sent to you email through the Powerschool Parent Portal parent preferences.  Please keep all cell phone, home phone and addresses up to date with the office so the School Messenger alert system will make


All parent/guardian of our current 6th grade students please note there is an informational immunization letter posted on our website from our school nurse.

All 7th grade students are required by the State of Ohio to have a booster dose of  the  Tdap and the Meningitis immunization or waiver on file.  Please provide proof of your student having this immunization to the MS Nurses office.  If you have any questions about childhood immunizations, please contact your family physician or the local health department at 419.337.0915 for an immunization appointment.



Make-Up Plans: PDY Local Schools is committed to maintaining a strong education program. Beginning with the 6th day the school buildings are closed, make up time will be attained in the following order:
1. January 13, 2017 will be a make up day (if available).
2. February 20, 2017 will be a make up day (if available).
3. April 17, 2017 will be a make up day (if available).
4. After April 17, 2017, an extended school day (30 minutes) will be implemented if necessary.
5. If needed, days may be added to the end of the school year.
*The calendar complies with the ORC and exceeds minimum hours requirements for Grade K-5 (910 hours) and Grades 6-12 (1001 hours). For purposes of Section 3313.48, school hours are calculated as the time Pike-Delta-York Schools are open for instruction with pupils in attendance, including scheduled classes, supervised activities, and approved education options but excluding lunch and breakfast periods and extracurricular activities.



Powerschool gradebook updates every Wednesday to view student grades. Powerschool grades, attendance and announcements can be viewed daily through the Parent Portal or sent to your email.

Assignments can be found on the PDYS.org website under school - Middle School - assignments   Choose the Tab that is your student's grade at the top

DMS Online Newsletter is available on our website under School  -Middle School  - newsletter

Absent students can look up daily assignments posted on our website: www.pdys.org   - School tab  -Assignments  tab by grade levels


After School Detentions are from 3 - 4pm.

St Gov't meeting every Wednesday at 7:40am in Mrs. Juby's classroom 204

NJHS meeting every first Friday of the month (except April 13) in room 201 at 7:30am

Dress for Success on Wednesdays.

Grade 7. Please provide the school nurse with a copy of your up to date immunization.  This year students must have both the Tdap and the Meningitis vaccine before entering the seventh grade.   Turn in a copy of your results when completed to our office. 


Reminder to all 6th, 7th and 8th graders… In order to be eligible to play sports in the Fall next year (X-country, cheerleading, football, volleyball), you must not fail more than one class this 4th quarter.

"Dress for success" every Wednesday

Spring Dress Code reminder make sure that your clothes and shoes are with in the dress code.

Bowling with Mr. Kina is on Wednesday at 4pm in Morenci Lanes $3 for games and shoes

The Black Swamp Arts Council is again happy to announce the availability of a limited number of scholarships for area students currently in grades 7-11 who are interested in pursuing visual, performing, or literary arts camps or classes of their choosing during the summer of 2017. Applications are located outside of the office and must be postmarked no later than May 5th.

PDY Cheerleading information flyers are on the cart outside the office door for next school year gr 7 -12.

May   DMS Yearbook  will be delivered.  Information contact www.roseschoolphotography.com or 419-825-5082

PDY Cheer leading tryouts May 10 at 3:30 flyers are on the cart outside the ms office.

YAC  Youth Advisory Council  applications are on the ms  office counter.

PDY All Sport Physicals May 23 cost is $15 per family at the HS from 6 - 7:30pm

Delta Youth Football 2017 Spring Clinic April 23, 30 and May 7th in Panther Stadium registration at 4:30.  Forms are in the ms office or visit: DeltaYouthFootball@gmail.com     Fee $20 per student

Apr 24 Midterm for quarter 4

Math OHIO State testing

Tuesday, April 25th, 8th grade

Wednesday, April 26th, 7th grade

Thursday, April 27th, 6th grade

Friday, April 28th, 5th grade

Science/SS OHIO State testing

Tuesday, May 2nd, 8th grade science 

Wednesday, May 3rd, 6th grade social studies

Thursday, May 4th, 5th grade science

May 4  Last Day for Panther Den

May 5  DI Lock In 9pm- 7am

May 8  All library materials are due

May 10  4th grade visit and lunch

May 10  8th grade Class trip: We will be taking the class trip to Detroit.  Our stops will be The Science Center, The Imax Theater (within the Science Center) and Diamond Jack Boat Tours.  (It is a narrated boat tour along the Detroit River sailing into international waters with Canada.)  Bus leaves at 8am returning at 6:30pm.

May 12  HS AG Fest

May 15  Creative Writer's INK

May 15 - 19 Spring Book Fair

May 16  Spring Fling 4:30pm   Anyone grades 4 -- 8 are invited to attend this extremely exciting family event

May 17  Field Day Incentive   May 18  Field Day rain date

May 18   6th grade field trip Mudhens game

May 19  Annual 5th grade Egg Drop

May 19  Q4 5th grade Musical 2pm

May 22 Kalahari Great American Magazine prize day for selected students, returning 4:30pm

May 23 SADD mtg 7:40am in library

May 23 8th grade Promotion practice morning

May 23 Talent Show/Dodgeball  afternoon

May 23   All sports physicals for 17-18 school year, at the HS gym 6 - 7:30.   Cost $15 per family

May 24 Awards Assembly  morning

May 24 8th grade Promotion practice afternoon

May 25  8th Grade Promotion at 11:30am. Last Day of School for Students dismissed @2:55pm

May 28 DHS Graduation Day


Bell schedule DMS

 Regular School day:   2016/17 first day of classes  August 17, 2016

     8:00 am First Bell Rings (students dismissed to locker/class)

     8:10 am Tardy bell rings, students must be in the classroom seat

     Period 1   *8:10 - 8:53

     Period 2    8:56 - 9:36

     Period 3    9:39 - 10:22

     Period 4    10:25 - 11:05

     Period 5    11:07 - 12:18 

                       Grade 5  11:06 - 11:36 lunch/recess

                       Grade 5  11:38 - 12:18  class

                       Grade 6  11:06 - 11:36 lunch/recess

                       Grade 6  11:38 - 12:18  class

                       Grade 7  11:07 - 11:47 class

                       Grade 7  11:48 - 12:18 lunch/recess

                       Grade 8  11:07 - 11:47 class

                       Grade 8  11:48 - 12:18 lunch/recess

     Period 6    12:20 - 1:03

     Period 7     1:06 - 1:46

     Period 8     1:49 - 2:32

     Period 9     2:35 - 2:55


2 hour delay bell schedule

 School bell schedule for 2 hr delay

  10:05 Bell to dismiss to locker and class

  10:15 Tardy bell, students must be in classroom seats

    Period 1  10:10 - 10:45

    Period 2  10:48 - 11:16

    Period 5  11:19 - 12:19 

            Grade 5  11:16 - 11:46 lunch/recess

            Grade 5  11:49 - 12:19  class

            Grade 6  11:16 - 11:46  lunch/recess

            Grade 6  11:49 - 12:19 class

            Grade 7  11:19 - 11:49  class

            Grade 7  11:49 - 12:19  lunch/recess

            Grade 8  11:19 - 11:49 class

            Grade 8  11:49 - 12:19  lunch/recess

  Period 3  12:22 - 12:50

  Period 4  12 :53 - 1:21

  Period 6   1:24 - 1:52

  Period 7   1:55 - 2:23

  Period 8   2:26 - 2:55

Delta Middle School

1101 Panther Pride Drive

Delta, OH  43515

419-822-9118 office

419-822-8490 fax



Mr. Douglas J. Ford

Middle School Principal

419.822.9118 ext. 1104                                                          




Mrs. Debra Patterson                                                                      


419.822.9118 ext. 1102                                                          




Mrs. Sarah Fuerstenau                                                                      

Guidance Counselor                                                                

419.822.9118 ext 1107                                                            




Mrs. Wendy Nyquist                                                                        

Guidance Secretary                                                                

419.822.9118 ext. 1106                                                          



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