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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 Momentum Award 2017



Dear Principal Ford:
     I’m very pleased to notify you that Ohio’s State Board of Education has granted Pike-Delta-York
Middle School a 2016-2017 Momentum Award. Now in its third year, the Momentum Award
program is the State Board’s way of recognizing schools that have received A’s on each Value-
Added measure included on Ohio’s school and district report cards. Congratulations to you and
your school for keeping the learning momentum high!
     Your school report card for the 2016-2017 school year shows your pupils enjoyed greater than
expected growth in reading and mathematics. Your accomplishment makes you part of an elite
group of schools that are ensuring the academic growth of students from every background and
ability level.
     Members of the State Board of Education congratulate you on your vision and on equipping
your staff with the tools they need to ensure academic growth for every child. Please convey our
thanks to your teachers, support staff and parents for believing that every child can achieve.
Your school is a wonderful example for all Ohio schools.

Tess Elshoff
State Board of Education

2017-2018 Delta Middle School Information

Supply lists can be found at http://pdys.org/supply-list

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.

The DMS November-December Newletter (bi-monthly) is now ready for you to enjoy!  Find it at http://pdys.org/files/November_December_2017_Newsletter.pdf

"Pay for It"  online payment system can be used to keep your students cafeteria and school fee balance current.

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, 5 parent notes for 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.

All registration paperwork for Enrollment can be found on the district's web page.  All current parents need to log in to the InfoSnap and confirm the registration information for your students.

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

Delta Middle School Ascend Math Gold Medal Award

Delta Middle School Ascend Math 2017

Ascend Education has announced that Delta Middle School will receive a 2017 Gold Medal for demonstrating a dedication to ensuring all students become successful at math. Ascend Math is an online math intervention program that assists struggling students by providing a unique study path through skill gaps at each level. “Congratulations to Pike-Delta-York students for the perseverance and hard work that led to their exceptional results,” said Kevin Briley, CEO of Ascend Education. ”Educators at Pike-Delta-York are clearly doing an incredible job.” Pike-Delta-York uses multiple implementation objectives for Ascend including intervention, enhancement, and the RTI process in their special education program. The most critical reason the school district implements are to improve scores on Ohio’s State Test. “Ascend has a tremendous impact on the students’ achievement,” Ascend’s Jon Mignin in his submission. “Many students are closing the gap in their math skills. The evidence for our students increasing grade levels throughout the year is incredible.

78 percent of our students have improved one or more levels 

29 percent have improved two or more levels

Delta Middle School will be featured on the Ascend Math website throughout the next year. The school will receive a plaque commemorating its success

Delta Middle School Ascend Math 2016 GOLD MEDAL LEADER

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

For this year is Delta Panther Den our before and after school program will start Sept 18th.  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 September 18, 2017 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.

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.

February Important Dates:

Feb 12 Family Night

Feb 15 No afternoon session

Feb  22 No afternoon session, teacher mtg

Feb 27 No afternoon session

March Important Dates:

Mar 15  No afternoon session

Mar 29  No afternoon session

March 30 - Apr 6  No School Springbreak

April Important Dates:

Apr 12 Family night

Apr 26 No afternoon session

May Important Dates:

May 10 Last day Family night

Let's Talk... A community conversation about raising substance-free kids

Click below for more information:

Feb 26 HC3 Event Handout Small


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 (Bi-Monthly) 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 211

NJHS meeting every first Friday of the month (except April 13) in room 104 at 7:30am

Dress for Success on Wednesdays.

Panther Den before school from 7 - 8am  after school from 3 - 5pm hours.

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. 

"Spinner fidgets” are banned from Delta Middle School as of Monday morning April 24, 2017.  If students have them, they should put them in their book bag, inside their locker, never to be seen again here.  If you do see one, confiscate it and turn it in to Mr. Ford.




Feb 23rd DHS Mini Cheer Clinic  ** New Date **

Feb 12 - 16 Valentine's Day Candy sale during AA

Feb 15 No Panther Den afternoon session

Feb 16  Yearbook cover deadline

Feb 19 No School President's Day

Feb 21 Board of Education meeting 6:30

Feb 21 Select 8th gr to ESC Math Competition 8:30 - 2:30

Feb 21  Guest Speaker Matt Bell's Substance abuse signs and symptoms for grades 6, 7, 8 at 2pm.

Feb 22  Parent Teacher Conference Night  3:30 - 6:45 

Feb 22 No Panther Den afternoon session

Feb 23  HS Mini Cheer Clinic

Feb 24  DI Regional Competition

Feb 26  Panther Den Family night

Feb 27  Parent Teacher Conference Night  3:30 - 6:45

Feb 27  No Panther Den afternoon session

Mar 1  DMS Yearbook orders turned in cost is $24

Mar 1  DMS Band Concert at HS 7pm

Mar 3 End of Third Quarter

Mar 4 DMS Choir Concert at HS 7pm

March 23, 24, 25  DHS Musical

Mar 24  DI State Competition

Mar 26 - 29  SLO building wide testing

Mar 30 - April 6 No School Spring break

Apr 12  Panther Den Family night

Apr 17 OH State testing ELA grade 8

Apr 18 OH State testing ELA grade 7

Apr  19 OH State testing ELA grade 6

Apr 20 OH State testing ELA grade 5

April 26 & 17   DES Kindergarten registration

Apr 26  OH State testing Science grade 8

Apr 27 OH State testing Science grade 5

May 1 OH State testing Math grade 8

May 2 OH State testing Math grade7

May 3 OH State testing Math grade 6

May 4 OH State testing Math grade 5

May 10 DMS Band concert at the HS auditorium

May 10 Panther Den last day/family night

May 11 Grade 5 and 6 field trip to Wetlands

May  15 Imagination Station field trip grade 5

May 17   4th grade visit and lunch

May 17   8th grade Field trip

May 17 Mud Hens field trip grade 6

May 23   Kalahari trip for Great American fundraiser prize winners

May 24 Projected last day of school and HS Graduation

May 24 DI Global competition


2017-18  DMS Yearbook  can be ordered through Rose Photography.  Information contact www.roseschoolphotography.com or 419-825-5082 Rose Photography.












Bell schedule DMS

 Regular School day:   2017-2018  first day of classes  August 17, 2017

     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 - 9:39

     Period 3    9:42 - 10:22

     Period 4    10:25 - 11:05

     Period 5    11:06 - 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 - 1:49

     Period 8     1:52 - 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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