Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday 8:20-2:49
Minimum Days 8:20-11:59
Office Hours M-F 7:30-4:00
Attention Parents and Students,
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High School Pathway Information
High School Pathway Information Nights have been scheduled. Please selected the link below for event nights. Students and Parents may attended more than one information night and do not have to attend the event at their middle school.
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8th Grade End of Year Activities
The link below is the letter send home with students March 25th about upcoming End of Year Activities for 8th grade students.
Please access the link for information about activities, dates, and times.
School Calendar Change
In the original 2013/2014 school calendar provided in the student planner, five shortened “Testing Days” were included April 28-May2 to accommodate for CST State testing. With the elimination of CST testing and implementation of SBAC (Smarter Balance Assessment Consortium), these shortened days are no longer needed.
Please note to following changes to our school calendar for this school year, 2013/2014.
April 28 – May 2 will be regular school days (8:20-2:49 M, T, Th, F & 8:20-1:09 W).
A minimum day is being added to the end of the school year on May 30 (8:20-11:59).
Asunto: Cambio al calendario escolar
En el calendario escolar original del 2013/2014 proporcionado en el planificador, cinco días acortados para pruebas ("Testing Days") fueron incluidos del 28 de abril- 2 de mayo para los exámenes del estado CST. Con la eliminación de las pruebas CST e implementación de SBAC (Smarter Balance Assessment Consortium), estos días cortos ya no son necesarios.
Tenga en cuenta los siguientes cambios a nuestro calendario escolar para este año escolar 2013/2014.
28 de abril – 2 de mayo serán días regulares escolares (8:20-2:49 lunes, martes, jueves, viernes & 8:20-1:09 miércoles).
Se añade un día mínimo al final del año escolar el 30 de mayo (8:20-11:59).
Ed Dacus, Principal
DRMS Street Smarts
Dallas Ranch Middle School is hosting a 2-Day Street Smarts Traffic Safety Event.
On Tuesday, April 1st, students will receive bicycle and pedestrian safety training from Certified Bicycle Instructors during PE class. Students are encouraged to bring their bikes to school for this event. Bikes must have brakes, and helmets are mandatory. New helmets will be available at no cost to students that bring bikes to school for this event. Parents are welcome to deliver bikes to school by car. Students that do not bring bikes will also receive bicycle and traffic safety instruction and will participate as pedestrians.
On Wednesday, April 2nd from 6:30-7:30 p.m., parents are invited to attend an important safety meeting in the Multi-Use Room. Learn ways to help your children stay safe when biking, walking, or taking the bus to and from school. Parents will enjoy free refreshments and a chance to win gift cards and Tri-Delta bus passes. Street Smarts and the Antioch Police Department will present safety information and answer questions. This meeting is for parents only.
Thank you for your support of this important safety event.
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Being a Good Neighbor
I have received numerous phone calls from our neighbors in the community with concerns about some Dallas Ranch students’ behavior walking to and from school. Concerns have included loud and disruptive behavior (profanity, fighting, walking in the street blocking traffic), walking through yards damaging landscape, vandalism, and litter. We realize that these issues are not being caused by all DRMS student, but there are enough and the frequency is such that our community neighbors are voicing concerns. Much of this behavior is happening in the neighborhood away from the school. Additionally, many students are congregating around the ice cream truck that stops along Mt. Hamilton on the east side of Dallas Ranch Rd. after dismissal. After purchasing ice cream, students are not continuing on their way home but rather loitering around the intersection and participating in the behaviors noted above.
Police have been notified and additional patrols have been requested during our dismissal time. Some community members have reported they will begin taking photos of students behaving badly to report to police.
I am asking for parent help in addressing these behaviors with your children and reminding students about proper and respectful citizenship. Such behaviors make our community look bad; and therefore, poorly reflect on Dallas Ranch and our community as a whole. Please talk with your children about the importance of proper public behavior and positive character. Citizenship is a foundational Pillar of Character. Positive citizenship is what strengthens our community and makes for positive schools. I appreciate your help.
Ed Dacus, Principal
Click here for important dates and upcoming school events.
DRMS Bully Box
Our school counselor, Dulce Ramirez, is presenting information to the 6th grade students at DRMS about bullying. Help create a bully-free environment on our campus by reporting any incident that may involve bullying. Read the link on "Bullying Tips" to help prevent or avoid being bullied.
Click here to complete a form.
Bullying Tips form, click here .
Donate to DRMS by Shopping
Ways to Contribute to Dallas Ranch Middle School
Use your Save Mart SHARES card whenever you shop at
Save Mart, Lucky, or FoodMaxx stores. 3% of your purchase is donated to DRMS.
Cards are available in the DRMS office.
Use your Safeway Club Card and sign-up on www.eScrip.com to specify Dallas Ranch Middle School ID 500045055 to receive 1.5% of your purchases.
Raley’s Something Extra Reward Card. Sign-up
at the Raley’s web site under "Extra Credit" where you may select your organization as Dallas Ranch Middle School. 1.5% of your purchases are donated to DRMS.
Once enrolled, follow these steps:
- Visit raleys.com/extra credit
- Click on the green "Get Started" button
- Select Dallas Ranch Middle School from the list
- Designate the percentage of scrip to donate
Tyson A+ Program
PTSA collects Tyson Project A+ labels to make money for DRMS. Please bring all your box tops to homeroom, or turn in to the office. 2 plane tickets for every 5 Tyson Project A+ labels.
Extra Curricular Activities
We want students to be involved at Dallas Ranch! However, participation in extra-curricular activities is a privilege and is given as a reward to students who demonstrate proper conduct and academic achievement. For students to participate in extra-curricular activities including sports, they must have:
Many school activities are considered extensions of the classroom activities and are designed to enrich the knowledge of our students. When involved in these activities, students must meet all the school or team criteria and present a signed permission slip from parents to participate. This includes all end-of-the-year 8th grade activities.
Make a donation based on the needs of a teacher. Visit the DonorsChoose website and search for needs of DRMS teachers. You can provide a small or large donation toward the item needed.
DRMS Uniform Policy
Dallas Ranch will require all students to wear a uniform during the 2013-2014 school year. Detailed information regarding the uniforms can be found by clicking on the links below.
Leslie Scudero, Administrative Assistant
DallasRanch Middle School Mission:
Dallas Ranch Middle School has a unique school culture that embraces-
The six pillars of character: respect, caring, fairness, trustworthiness, responsibility, citizenship
We are a place that values diversity, where students are active participants and feel a sense of belonging and pride. Aviators learn to be responsible for the success for themselves and others.
Students understand the importance of learning and have a desire to achieve to the best of their ability. They receive support in their academic endeavors and learn to be critical thinkers.
We prepare students for success in high school, college, careers, and to make positive contributions to society.
Aviators are well-rounded individuals with opportunities to develop their bodies and minds through sports, clubs, electives, and other extra-curricular activities.