Morning Announcements

Here are this week’s morning announcements. Also check the weekly schedule of after-school activities. You can also watch our weekly news show here.

May 16, 2022

8th grade students: we need your photos for the Promotion video. Please see the Student Information Canvas course for the link to submit your photos. All photos are due on Friday. 7th grade students: we want you to be part of next year’s Broadcast TA. Please see the application link in the Student Information Canvas […]

  • 8th grade students: we need your photos for the Promotion video. Please see the Student Information Canvas course for the link to submit your photos. All photos are due on Friday.
  • 7th grade students: we want you to be part of next year’s Broadcast TA. Please see the application link in the Student Information Canvas course. Applications are due on Monday, May 23.
  • Join us for our No Place For Hate school-wide activity as we honor our culture and celebrate who we are this Thursday, May 19th during TA. Let’s stand up, recognize, and respect the differences within our DHMS community.
  • The DHMS track and field team is invited to an end of season celebration. We will meet this Thursday, May 19th after school in the aux gym.
  • It’s Spirit Week! Tomorrow will be Twin Day.
  • Covid testing will take place in room 340 this morning.
  • Today’s after school activities are: Math Counts, Film Club in Room 129, Intramurals, and GSA.

May 13, 2022

8th grade students: we need your photos for the Promotion video. Please see the Student Information Canvas course for the link to submit your photos. All photos are due on May 20. 7th grade students: we want you to be part of next year’s Broadcast TA. Please see the application link in the Student Information […]

  • 8th grade students: we need your photos for the Promotion video. Please see the Student Information Canvas course for the link to submit your photos. All photos are due on May 20.
  • 7th grade students: we want you to be part of next year’s Broadcast TA. Please see the application link in the Student Information Canvas course. Applications are due on May 23.
  • Join Us for Movie Night tonight along the DHMS driveway. Gates open at 7pm and the movie starts at sunset. The entry fee is 3 nonperishable food items per person. Food will be available for sale: Popcorn, Candy, Chips, Drinks, and Pizza.
  • 8th graders: if you have your signed Kings Dominion permission slip and money, you may visit Room 340 during TA today. Make sure you sign up with a friend you want to sit on the bus with.
  • Next week is spirit week!
    • Monday: Sport Day
    • Tuesday: Twin Day
    • Wednesday: Dress as your favorite fictional character or celebrity
    • Thursday: Throwback Thursday
    • Friday: DHMS spirit day

May 12, 2022

Today’s after school activities are: Model UN, Heart & Sole, ACT II: Jazz Band, and ACT II: Choir 8th grade students: we need your photos for the Promotion video. Please see the Student Information Canvas course for the link to submit your photos. All photos are due on May 20. 7th grade students: we want […]

  • Today’s after school activities are: Model UN, Heart & Sole, ACT II: Jazz Band, and ACT II: Choir
  • 8th grade students: we need your photos for the Promotion video. Please see the Student Information Canvas course for the link to submit your photos. All photos are due on May 20.
  • 7th grade students: we want you to be part of next year’s Broadcast TA. Please see the application link in the Student Information Canvas course. Applications are due on May 23.
  • Join Us for Movie Night tomorrow night along the DHMS driveway. Gates open at 7pm and the movie starts at sunset. The entry fee is 3 nonperishable food items per person. Food will be available for sale: Popcorn, Candy, Chips, Drinks, and Pizza.
  • 8th graders: if you have your signed Kings Dominion permission slip and money, you may visit Room 340 during TA today and tomorrow. Make sure you sign up with a friend you want to sit on the bus with.
  • Next week is spirit week, DHMS! Monday is Sport Day and Tuesday is Twin Day. Wednesday: Dress as your favorite fictional character or celebrity, then Throwback Thursday, and DHMS spirit on Friday! We can’t wait to see your spirit!

May 11, 2022

Newspaper Club will meet virtually after school. Please check Canvas for the link. 8th grade students: we need your photos for the Promotion video. Please see the Student Information Canvas course for the link to submit your photos. All photos are due on May 20. 7th grade students: we want you to be part of […]

  • Newspaper Club will meet virtually after school. Please check Canvas for the link.
  • 8th grade students: we need your photos for the Promotion video. Please see the Student Information Canvas course for the link to submit your photos. All photos are due on May 20.
  • 7th grade students: we want you to be part of next year’s Broadcast TA. Please see the application link in the Student Information Canvas course. Applications are due on May 23.
  • Join Us for Movie Night this Friday along the DHMS driveway. Gates open at 7pm and the movie starts at sunset. The entry fee is 3 nonperishable food items per person. Food will be available for sale: Popcorn, Candy, Chips, Drinks, and Pizza.
  • Congratulations to the track and field team on their 3rd place team finish at the county championship meet. There were many strong finishers. The following are the athletes who placed in the top 3 in their respected event:
    • 3rd place finishers were: Mykala M in the 50, Josh T. in the 70, Ella S. in the 400, Simon A. in the 400, and Andrea O. in the long jump
    • 2nd place finishers were: Andrew C. in the 12U 50, Cirilo E. in the 13U 50, Tea E. in the high jump, and Kaden L. in the long jump
    • A special congratulations to our county champion 1st place winners: Lando R. in the 50, Griffin D. in the 400, Tea E. in the 600, and Quinn P. in the 800. Way to go team!

May 10, 2022

Today’s after school activities are: Real YOGA, FCCLA, ART Club, Heart & Sole, ACT II: Jazz Band, ACT II: Choir, D & D Club, Intramurals, and Phoenix Bikes. Good luck to the Track and Field team in the County Championships today!

  • Today’s after school activities are: Real YOGA, FCCLA, ART Club, Heart & Sole, ACT II: Jazz Band, ACT II: Choir, D & D Club, Intramurals, and Phoenix Bikes.
  • Good luck to the Track and Field team in the County Championships today!

May 9, 2022

Congratulations to the DHMS Model UN Club for a great showing at WASHMUN this weekend!  Nadia L. came away with an Outstanding Delegate Award, and Ula O. and Rosalind V. both earned the top honors of Best Delegate!  Way to go, Team! Today’s after school activities are: Film Club in RM 129 and Track & […]

  • Congratulations to the DHMS Model UN Club for a great showing at WASHMUN this weekend!  Nadia L. came away with an Outstanding Delegate Award, and Ula O. and Rosalind V. both earned the top honors of Best Delegate!  Way to go, Team!
  • Today’s after school activities are: Film Club in RM 129 and Track & Field Practice.
  • 8th grade students: we need your photos for the Promotion video. Please see the Student Information Canvas course for the link to submit your photos. All photos are due on May 20.
  • 7th grade students: we want you to be part of next year’s Broadcast TA. Please see the application link in the Student Information Canvas course. Applications are due on May 23.
  • Join Us for Movie Night on Friday, May 13 along the DHMS driveway. Gates open at 7pm and the movie starts at sunset. The entry fee is 3 nonperishable food items per person. Food concessions will be available for sale: Popcorn, Candy, Chips, Drinks, and Pizza.
  • Covid testing will take place in room 340 this morning.

May 6, 2022

8th graders: if you have both your signed permission slip and payment, you may sign up for the Kings Dominion field trip during TA in room 340 today. If you’re interested in doing yoga, you can sign up for the Real Yoga class using the QR code posted around the school and on the DHMS […]

  • 8th graders: if you have both your signed permission slip and payment, you may sign up for the Kings Dominion field trip during TA in room 340 today.
  • If you’re interested in doing yoga, you can sign up for the Real Yoga class using the QR code posted around the school and on the DHMS website. If you have any questions, see Ms. Banks in Room 131.

May 5, 2022

Today’s after school activities are: Model UN, Heart & Sole, and ACT II: Choir. Good luck to the Track & Field team in the County Championships at Kenmore today. 8th graders: if you have both your signed permission slip and payment, you may sign up for the Kings Dominion field trip during TA in room […]

  • Today’s after school activities are: Model UN, Heart & Sole, and ACT II: Choir.
  • Good luck to the Track & Field team in the County Championships at Kenmore today.
  • 8th graders: if you have both your signed permission slip and payment, you may sign up for the Kings Dominion field trip during TA in room 340 today and tomorrow.
  • As you know, May is mental health awareness month, and what better way to observe mental health awareness than with yoga. Are you interested in gaining flexibility, becoming more mindful, practicing yoga poses, learning to meditate? If the answer is yes, then check out the Real Yoga flyers posted throughout the school. Sign-up using the QR code. If you have any questions, see Ms. Banks in Room 131.

May 4, 2022

Congratulations to the track team for their win against Swanson yesterday. There will be track practice today after school for those who have been competing in meets. TAB will meet today in the library. You must bring your iPad so you can vote! 8th graders: if you have both your signed permission slip and payment, […]

  • Congratulations to the track team for their win against Swanson yesterday. There will be track practice today after school for those who have been competing in meets.
  • TAB will meet today in the library. You must bring your iPad so you can vote!
  • 8th graders: if you have both your signed permission slip and payment, you may sign up for the Kings Dominion field trip during TA in room 340 tomorrow and Friday.
  • Covid testing will take place this morning during TA.

May 3, 2022

Tomorrow is APS Walk/Bike/Roll to School Day. Challenge yourself to get to school on your own two feet or wheels! Today’s track team will compete against Swanson. There have been a few adjustments to the line up so please take a look outside the main gym and know which event and age group you are […]

  • Tomorrow is APS Walk/Bike/Roll to School Day. Challenge yourself to get to school on your own two feet or wheels!
  • Today’s track team will compete against Swanson. There have been a few adjustments to the line up so please take a look outside the main gym and know which event and age group you are slotted to compete in. Good luck today!
  • Today’s after school activities are: FCCLA, Heart & Sole, ACT II: Choir, D & D Club, Tech Tuesday, and Phoenix Bikes.
  • TAB will meet tomorrow in the library. We will vote on our top ten TAB books of the year!
  • 8th graders: if you have both your signed permission slip and payment, you may sign up for the Kings Dominion field trip during TA in room 340 on  Thursday, May 5.
  • Covid testing will take place tomorrow (Wednesday) because of Monday’s holiday.

April 29, 2022

Today is the last day to order your yearbook! The link to order is on the DHMS website, in the Phoenix Post, and on flyers around the school. The Phoenix Games event is this evening from 5 to 7 pm at DHMS. A parent must attend with you. The competition between grades will be fierce! […]

  • Today is the last day to order your yearbook! The link to order is on the DHMS website, in the Phoenix Post, and on flyers around the school.
  • The Phoenix Games event is this evening from 5 to 7 pm at DHMS. A parent must attend with you. The competition between grades will be fierce! The grade with the most points will win a party during class time. Food trucks will be on hand as well.
  • 8th graders: if you have both your signed permission slip and payment, you may sign up for the Kings Dominion field trip during TA in room 340. You must sign up at the same time with the friend that you want to sit with on the bus. The next opportunity to sign up will be next Thursday, May 5.
  • Remember that Monday is a holiday and a day off from school. Eid Mubarak to all who celebrate!

April 28, 2022

Tomorrow is the last day to order your yearbook! The link to order is on the DHMS website, in the Phoenix Post, and on flyers around the school. Today’s after school activities are: Model UN in Rm 340, ACT II: Jazz Band, Heart & Sole, and ACT II: Choir. Good luck to the Swim and […]

  • Tomorrow is the last day to order your yearbook! The link to order is on the DHMS website, in the Phoenix Post, and on flyers around the school.
  • Today’s after school activities are: Model UN in Rm 340, ACT II: Jazz Band, Heart & Sole, and ACT II: Choir.
  • Good luck to the Swim and Dive teams at the county championships today and to the Track and field team in their meet against Gunston.
  • 8th grade students will be attending an author visit this morning during 3rd period. Remember that you can still order the book using the link on the DHMS website.
  • The library will be closed from 10 to 11 am today because of the author visit.
  • 8th graders: if you have both your signed permission slip and payment, you may sign up for the Kings Dominion field trip during TA in room 340. You must sign up at the same time with the friend that you want to sit with on the bus.

April 27, 2022

Friday is the last day to order your yearbook! The link to order is on the DHMS website, in the Phoenix Post, and on flyers around the school. Today’s after school activity is Track & Field Practice. 8th grade students will be attending an author visit tomorrow morning during 3rd period. Remember that you can […]

  • Friday is the last day to order your yearbook! The link to order is on the DHMS website, in the Phoenix Post, and on flyers around the school.
  • Today’s after school activity is Track & Field Practice.
  • 8th grade students will be attending an author visit tomorrow morning during 3rd period. Remember that you can still order her book using the link on the DHMS website.

April 26, 2022

Friday is the last day to order your yearbook! The link to order is on the DHMS website, in the Phoenix Post, and on flyers around the school. Today’s after school activities are: Swim Practice, Heart & Sole, Dive Practice, ACT II: Choir D & D Club in RM 352, ACT II: Jazz Band, ART […]

  • Friday is the last day to order your yearbook! The link to order is on the DHMS website, in the Phoenix Post, and on flyers around the school.
  • Today’s after school activities are: Swim Practice, Heart & Sole, Dive Practice, ACT II: Choir D & D Club in RM 352, ACT II: Jazz Band, ART Club, and Phoenix Bikes
  • Good luck to the Track and Field team in their meet against Jefferson today!
  • Today’s Track Meet has been moved to Jefferson!. Athletes participating in today’s meet please meet at Door 2 no later than 2:30pm.

April 25, 2022

Friday is the last day to order your yearbook! The link to order is on the DHMS website, in the Phoenix Post, and on flyers around the school. There are no after school activities and no late bus today. Today’s track meet is canceled. There is an optional track practice today, but there are no […]

  • Friday is the last day to order your yearbook! The link to order is on the DHMS website, in the Phoenix Post, and on flyers around the school.
  • There are no after school activities and no late bus today.
  • Today’s track meet is canceled. There is an optional track practice today, but there are no late buses. You may only stay for practice if you are able to get yourself home. The track line up for tomorrow’s home meet is posted outside the main gym.
  • VJAS will meet in the library during lunch to get more information about your presentations.
  • Covid testing will take place in Room 340 this morning.

April 22, 2022

Happy Earth Day! Congratulations to the track and field team on their win yesterday against Kenmore. The line-up for Monday’s meet at Swanson is posted outside the main gym and Tuesday’s line up will be posted by the end of the day. Remember to wear your shirts! April 29th is the last day to order […]

  • Happy Earth Day!
  • Congratulations to the track and field team on their win yesterday against Kenmore. The line-up for Monday’s meet at Swanson is posted outside the main gym and Tuesday’s line up will be posted by the end of the day. Remember to wear your shirts!
  • April 29th is the last day to order your yearbook! The link to order is on the DHMS website, in the Phoenix Post, and on flyers around the school.
  • Remember that after the announcements, the other half of the 8th grade TAs will proceed to the auditorium for an assembly.
  • The rest of the 8th graders should come to the auditorium with their stuff for the assembly.

April 21, 2022

April 29th is the last day to order your yearbook! The link to order is on the DHMS website, in the Phoenix Post, and on flyers around the school. Today’s after school activities are: Model UN, ACT II: Jazz Band, Dive Scrimmage, Heart & Sole, and Act II: Choir Flag Football will be held today […]

  • April 29th is the last day to order your yearbook! The link to order is on the DHMS website, in the Phoenix Post, and on flyers around the school.
  • Today’s after school activities are: Model UN, ACT II: Jazz Band, Dive Scrimmage, Heart & Sole, and Act II: Choir
  • Flag Football will be held today after school instead of Friday.
  • Good luck to the Swim team in their meet against Williamsburg and to the Track and Field team in their meet against Kenmore.
  • 8th grade TA teachers: some of you will be attending an assembly with your students during TA this morning. Please see Ms. Juengst’s email to see if you’ll be attending today or tomorrow.

April 20, 2022

April 29th is the last day to order your yearbook! The link to order is on the DHMS website, in the Phoenix Post, and on flyers around the school. Today’s after school activities are: Track & Field Practice and Newspaper Club. Flag Football will be held Thursday (tomorrow) after school instead of Friday. TAB will […]

  • April 29th is the last day to order your yearbook! The link to order is on the DHMS website, in the Phoenix Post, and on flyers around the school.
  • Today’s after school activities are: Track & Field Practice and Newspaper Club.
  • Flag Football will be held Thursday (tomorrow) after school instead of Friday.
  • TAB will meet today in the library.

April 19, 2022

Welcome back from Spring Break! We’re now in the final quarter of the year. April 29th is the last day to order your yearbook! The link to order is on the DHMS website, in the Phoenix Post, and on flyers around the school. Contact Ms. Gwydir if you need help ordering. The track and field […]

  • Welcome back from Spring Break! We’re now in the final quarter of the year.
  • April 29th is the last day to order your yearbook! The link to order is on the DHMS website, in the Phoenix Post, and on flyers around the school. Contact Ms. Gwydir if you need help ordering.
  • The track and field meet scheduled for today will now be held at Williamsburg Middle School. Athletes competing today are to report to door 2  by the auditorium immediately after school, ready to get on the bus. Today’s line up is posted on the bulletin board outside the main gym.
  • Today’s after school activities are: Swim and Dive practice, Heart and Sole, D&D Club in RM 352, ACT II: Jazz Band, Tech Tuesday, and Phoenix Bikes.
  • TAB will meet tomorrow in the library.
  • There is no Broadcast News show this week. We’ll see you next Tuesday!

April 8, 2022

The FCCLA Club will be selling snacks after school at the door near Parent Pick Up. Assorted chips, Rice Crispy Treats, Cookies, Candy and Drinks will be sold. Prices Range from 50 cents to $2.00. Please support and get your snacks today. April 29th is the last day to order your yearbook! The link to […]

  • The FCCLA Club will be selling snacks after school at the door near Parent Pick Up. Assorted chips, Rice Crispy Treats, Cookies, Candy and Drinks will be sold. Prices Range from 50 cents to $2.00. Please support and get your snacks today.
  • April 29th is the last day to order your yearbook! The link to order is on the DHMS website, in the Phoenix Post, and on flyers around the school. Contact Ms. Gwydir if you need help ordering.
  • The library will be closed during TA today.
  • 7th and 8th grade will have a locker cleanout today after these announcements. To keep the 3rd floor hallway from getting too congested, 7th grade can go to their lockers at 8 am, and 8th grade can go at 8:10 am.
  • If you find any library books or classroom books in your lockers, please put them on the book carts in the hallway. Trash can be placed in the trash cans. Please remove any old food from your lockers.
  • Remember, there will be no school on Monday, April 18 because it’s a teacher work day. Make sure all of your 3rd quarter work is turned in by today!

April 7, 2022

Today’s after school activities are: Model UN, ACT II: Jazz Band, Dive Scrimmage, Heart & Sole, and ACT II: Choir. Good luck to the Swim and Track & Field teams today in their meets. The FCCLA Club will be selling snacks after school at the door near Parent Pick Up. Assorted chips, Rice Crispy Treats, […]

  • Today’s after school activities are: Model UN, ACT II: Jazz Band, Dive Scrimmage, Heart & Sole, and ACT II: Choir.
  • Good luck to the Swim and Track & Field teams today in their meets.
  • The FCCLA Club will be selling snacks after school at the door near Parent Pick Up. Assorted chips, Rice Crispy Treats, Cookies, Candy and Drinks will be sold. Prices Range from 50 cents to $2.00. Please support and get your snacks today.
  • April 29th is the last day to order your yearbook! The link to order is on the DHMS website, in the Phoenix Post, and on flyers around the school. Contact Ms. Gwydir if you need help ordering.
  • The library will be closed during TA today.
  • 6th grade will have a locker cleanout today after these announcements. If you find any library books or classroom books in your lockers, please put them on the book carts in the hallway. Trash can be placed in the trash cans. Please remove any old food from your lockers.

April 6, 2022

The “No Place For Hate” pledge signing will take place today during TA. Let’s take a stand and make DHMS a safe and welcoming space for all. If you observe Ramadan and are looking for a quiet place to pray or if you are fasting and do not want to be in the cafeteria, you […]

  • The “No Place For Hate” pledge signing will take place today during TA. Let’s take a stand and make DHMS a safe and welcoming space for all.
  • If you observe Ramadan and are looking for a quiet place to pray or if you are fasting and do not want to be in the cafeteria, you are welcome to come to the library.
  • Today’s after school activities are: Newspaper Club in the library and Track & Field practice.
  • Today is the SCA Fundraiser at the Lee Heights Chipotle. It’s from 4-8pm. The proceeds will go to supporting Ukraine. When you check out, remind them that you are supporting DHMS or show them the flier in the DHMS Student Information Canvas Course.
  • The FCCLA Club will be selling snacks after school at the door near Parent Pick Up. Assorted chips, Rice Crispy Treats, Cookies, Candy and Drinks will be sold. Prices Range from 50 cents to $2.00. Please support and get your snacks today.
  • April 29th is the last day to order your yearbook! The link to order is on the DHMS website, in the Phoenix Post, and on flyers around the school. Contact Ms. Gwydir if you need help ordering.
  • Congratulations to the DHMS Spring Door Decorating Contest Winners!  For Grade 6 the winner is Ms. Brennan’s TA. For Grade 7 the winner is Ms. Araya’s TA. For Grade 8 the winner is Mrs. Juengst’s TA.  And, special shout out to the Counseling Department and Mrs. Richardson for very fun Office Doors! Donuts will be delivered to the winning TAs on Thursday, April 7.

April 5, 2022

The “No Place For Hate” pledge signing will take place today and tomorrow during TA. Let’s take a stand and make DHMS a safe and welcoming space for all. Today is the first issue of the Phoenix Times student-run newspaper. You can see it on the Student Canvas course OR you can pick up a […]

  • The “No Place For Hate” pledge signing will take place today and tomorrow during TA. Let’s take a stand and make DHMS a safe and welcoming space for all.
  • Today is the first issue of the Phoenix Times student-run newspaper. You can see it on the Student Canvas course OR you can pick up a paper copy in the Main Office or Library.
  • If you observe Ramadan and are looking for a quiet place to pray during the day, you can go to the classroom inside of the library. Also, if you are fasting and do not want to be in the cafeteria, you are welcome to come  to the library during lunch.
  • This morning, DHMS will be hosting our rising 6th graders for an orientation event. If you have been nominated as a tour guide or student panelist for the event, please report to the auditorium promptly after 2nd period. If you see a tour in the hallways this morning, please be friendly and kind, while being sure not to disrupt the tours under any circumstances. We’re asking all DHMS students to be positive role models for these younger students and great ambassadors to our school.
  • Today’s after school activities are: Swim Practice, Heart & Sole, Dive Practice, ACT II: Choir,  D & D Club, ACT II: Jazz Band, ART Club, Phoenix Bikes, and Track & Field Practice

April 4, 2022

Covid testing will take place in room 340. The “No Place For Hate” pledge signing will take place today and tomorrow during TA. Let’s take a stand and make DHMS a safe and welcoming space for all. If you observe Ramadan and are looking for a quiet place to pray during the day, you can […]

  • Covid testing will take place in room 340.
  • The “No Place For Hate” pledge signing will take place today and tomorrow during TA. Let’s take a stand and make DHMS a safe and welcoming space for all.
  • If you observe Ramadan and are looking for a quiet place to pray during the day, you can go to the classroom inside of the library. Also, if you are fasting and do not want to be in the cafeteria, you are welcome to come  to the library during lunch.
  • This morning, DHMS will be hosting our rising 6th graders for an orientation event. If you have been nominated as a tour guide or student panelist for the event, please report to the auditorium promptly after 1st period. If you see a tour in the hallways this morning, please be friendly and kind, while being sure not to disrupt the tours under any circumstances. We’re asking all DHMS students to be positive role models for these younger students and great ambassadors to our school.
  • Congrats to the Phoenix Swim Team! On Thursday, March 31 they sent shockwaves to the entire middle school swim world. The final score was DHMS 387 and Swanson 200. What a fantastic performance and spirit shown by all. See you at Practice Tuesday!
  • Today’s after school activities are: Film Club, Maker Monday, GSA, and Track & Field Practice.

April 1, 2022

March Book Madness ends today. Vote now! Attention all TAs: Doors must be decorated and photos posted to the Padlet linked in the weekly TA slides by today. If you are attending the TAB author visit today, please be in the library by 10:30 am. Ms. Shanker sent out the names of all students who […]

  • March Book Madness ends today. Vote now!
  • Attention all TAs: Doors must be decorated and photos posted to the Padlet linked in the weekly TA slides by today.
  • If you are attending the TAB author visit today, please be in the library by 10:30 am. Ms. Shanker sent out the names of all students who will be participating in this event.
  • To all of our Muslim students, Ramadan Mubarak, as you begin your observance of the holy month of Ramadan.
  • Last, we have a very brief Broadcast News video to share with you today. We weren’t able to finish it in time to include it in Tuesday’s show, but we hope you’ll have a few minutes to watch it this morning. Teachers, check your email inbox for the link.

March 31, 2022

Remember to vote tomorrow by 3 pm for March Book Madness. Attention all TAs: Doors must be decorated and photos posted to the Padlet linked in the weekly TA slides by this Friday, April 1st. Today’s after school activities are: Model UN in Room 340, ACT II: Jazz Band, Dive Scrimmage, Track & Field Practice, […]

  • Remember to vote tomorrow by 3 pm for March Book Madness.
  • Attention all TAs: Doors must be decorated and photos posted to the Padlet linked in the weekly TA slides by this Friday, April 1st.
  • Today’s after school activities are: Model UN in Room 340, ACT II: Jazz Band, Dive Scrimmage, Track & Field Practice, and ACT II: Choir.
  • Good luck to the Swim Team in their meet today.
  • Remember, the SCA Chipotle fundraiser will be next week on Wednesday, April 6.
  • Today is the last day to sign up for the TAB author visit tomorrow. See Ms. Shanker if you have any questions.

March 30, 2022

This week is the championship round for March Book Madness. Vote by Friday April 1 at 3pm. The winner will be announced on Monday, April 4. The links are in the Student Information Canvas course. TAB will meet today during all lunches. Attention all TAs: You still have time to enter the Door Decorating Contest! […]

  • This week is the championship round for March Book Madness. Vote by Friday April 1 at 3pm. The winner will be announced on Monday, April 4. The links are in the Student Information Canvas course.
  • TAB will meet today during all lunches.
  • Attention all TAs: You still have time to enter the Door Decorating Contest! The theme is “Spring has Sprung”. Doors must be decorated and photos posted to the Padlet linked in the weekly TA slides by this Friday, April 1st.
  • Today’s after school activities are: Track & Field Practice and Newspaper Club in the library. There will be NO swim practice today.
  • Remember, the SCA Chipotle fundraiser will be next week on Wednesday, April 6.

March 29, 2022

This week is the championship round for March Book Madness. Vote by Friday April 1 at 3pm. The winner will be announced on Monday, April 4. The links are in the Student Information Canvas course. Attention all TAs: You still have time to enter the Door Decorating Contest! The theme is “Spring has Sprung”. Doors […]

  • This week is the championship round for March Book Madness. Vote by Friday April 1 at 3pm. The winner will be announced on Monday, April 4. The links are in the Student Information Canvas course.
  • Attention all TAs: You still have time to enter the Door Decorating Contest! The theme is “Spring has Sprung”. Doors must be decorated and photos posted to the Padlet linked in the weekly TA slides by this Friday, April 1st.
  • FCCLA Members: There will be no meeting this afternoon. The next meeting will be Tuesday, April 5th after school.
  • Today’s after school activities are: Swim Practice, Heart & Sole, Dive Practice, ACT II: Choir, ACT II: Jazz Ban, Phoenix Bikes, and Track & Field Practice.
  • There will be no Tech Tuesday today.

March 28, 2022

This week is the championship round for March Book Madness. Vote by Friday April 1 at 3pm. The winner will be announced on Monday, April 4. The links are in the Student Information Canvas course. Covid testing is happening in Room 340 this morning. Attention all TAs: You still have time to enter the Door […]

  • This week is the championship round for March Book Madness. Vote by Friday April 1 at 3pm. The winner will be announced on Monday, April 4. The links are in the Student Information Canvas course.
  • Covid testing is happening in Room 340 this morning.
  • Attention all TAs: You still have time to enter the Door Decorating Contest! The theme is “Spring has Sprung”. Doors must be decorated and photos posted to the Padlet linked in the weekly TA slides by this Friday, April 1st. Judging will take place between April 4th-6th, and the TA with the winning door in each grade level will win a Donut Party, to be delivered on April 7th or 8th.
  • Today is the last day of Spirit Wear sales. Check the link on the DHMS website.

March 25, 2022

Voting for Round 3 of March Book Madness ends today at 3pm. Remember to order your DHMS spirit wear by Monday, March 28. The order link is on the DHMS website. Pizza will be sold after school by Door 9 for $2 a slice.

  • Voting for Round 3 of March Book Madness ends today at 3pm.
  • Remember to order your DHMS spirit wear by Monday, March 28. The order link is on the DHMS website.
  • Pizza will be sold after school by Door 9 for $2 a slice.

March 24, 2022

Voting for Round 3 of March Book Madness ends tomorrow at 3pm. Today’s after school activities are: Heart & Sole on the Plaza, Model UN in RM 340, Dive Practice, Track & Field Practice in the Aux Gym, and ACT II: Choir. Good luck to the Swim Team in their meet today! The SCA is […]

  • Voting for Round 3 of March Book Madness ends tomorrow at 3pm.
  • Today’s after school activities are: Heart & Sole on the Plaza, Model UN in RM 340, Dive Practice, Track & Field Practice in the Aux Gym, and ACT II: Choir.
  • Good luck to the Swim Team in their meet today!
  • The SCA is hosting a fundraiser on April 6th, from 4 – 8 pm at the Lee Heights Chipotle to raise money to help the victims of the war in Ukraine. More information coming soon.
  • Students who are attending the field trip to Central Library this morning, please meet in the DHMS library at 9 am. Leave everything in your lockers.

March 23, 2022

Round 3 of March Book Madness is going on now! Links are in the Student Canvas course. Vote before Friday at 3pm. Today’s after school activities are: Swim Practice and Track & Field Practice. Attention all TAs: The school-wide Door-Decorating Contest has been extended by one week. The theme is “Spring has Sprung.”  Doors must […]

  • Round 3 of March Book Madness is going on now! Links are in the Student Canvas course. Vote before Friday at 3pm.
  • Today’s after school activities are: Swim Practice and Track & Field Practice.
  • Attention all TAs: The school-wide Door-Decorating Contest has been extended by one week. The theme is “Spring has Sprung.”  Doors must be decorated and photos posted to the Padlet linked in the weekly TA slides by Friday, April 1st. Judging will take place April 4th-6th. TAs with the winning door in each grade level will win a Donut Party, to be delivered on April 7th or 8th.
  • Congratulations to our science fair finalists who competed in the Northern Virginia Regional Science and Engineering Fair this past weekend. More information will be shared on our News show next week.
  • DHMS, it’s back! The fan-favorite Chipotle Fundraiser! The SCA is hosting a fundraiser on April 6th from 4 – 8 pm at the Lee Heights Chipotle to raise money for the Ukrainian Red Cross and the Polish Red Cross to help the victims of the war in Ukraine. When ordering your food, say that you are from DHMS or show the flyer which can be found in the DHMS Student Information Canvas Course and around school.

March 22, 2022

Round 3 of March Book Madness is going on now! Links are in the Student Canvas course. Vote before Friday at 3pm. Today’s after school activities are: Swim and Dive Practice, Heart & Sole on the Plaza, ACT II: Choir, ACT II: Jazz Band, ART Club in room 008F, Phoenix Bikes in Room 111, and […]

  • Round 3 of March Book Madness is going on now! Links are in the Student Canvas course. Vote before Friday at 3pm.
  • Today’s after school activities are: Swim and Dive Practice, Heart & Sole on the Plaza, ACT II: Choir, ACT II: Jazz Band, ART Club in room 008F, Phoenix Bikes in Room 111, and Track & Field Practice in the Aux Gym.
  • All students that were on the wrestling team this year please report to room 144 next to the AUX gym following the morning announcements.
  • The library will be closed during TA today.

March 21, 2022

Covid testing will take place in Room 340. Round 3 of March Book Madness starts today! Links are in the Student Canvas course. Today’s after school activities are: Film Club in Room 129, Track and Field practice in the Aux Gym, Annie Jr Cast and crew meeting in the Auditorium, and Maker Monday in Room […]

  • Covid testing will take place in Room 340.
  • Round 3 of March Book Madness starts today! Links are in the Student Canvas course.
  • Today’s after school activities are: Film Club in Room 129, Track and Field practice in the Aux Gym, Annie Jr Cast and crew meeting in the Auditorium, and Maker Monday in Room 008.

March 18, 2022

Voting for Round 2 of March Book Madness ends today at 3 pm. Links are in the Student Canvas course. Remember that SOL testing is happening today for 8th graders. Please be quiet as you move through the halls. Just like yesterday, there will be no bells in the morning.

  • Voting for Round 2 of March Book Madness ends today at 3 pm. Links are in the Student Canvas course.
  • Remember that SOL testing is happening today for 8th graders. Please be quiet as you move through the halls. Just like yesterday, there will be no bells in the morning.

March 17, 2022

Voting for Round 2 of March Book Madness is going on now! Check the Student Information Canvas course for the voting links. Round 2 ends tomorrow at 3 pm. Today’s after school activities are: ACT II: Jazz Band, Heart & Sole on the Plaza, Track & Field Practice, and ACT II: Choir. Today there is […]

  • Voting for Round 2 of March Book Madness is going on now! Check the Student Information Canvas course for the voting links. Round 2 ends tomorrow at 3 pm.
  • Today’s after school activities are: ACT II: Jazz Band, Heart & Sole on the Plaza, Track & Field Practice, and ACT II: Choir. Today there is no dive practice.
  • Attention Model UN Club – we will NOT meet today, but will resume next Thursday, March 24  in Room 340. Any questions, see Mrs. Carlson.
  • Track practice will meet in the aux gym for practice today.
  • Good luck to the swim team in their first meet today!

March 16, 2022

Voting for Round 2 of March Book Madness is going on now! Check the Student Information Canvas course for the voting links. Round 2 will be available through Friday at 3 pm. Today is an early release day and there are no after school activities. TAB will meet today during lunch. The FCCLA Club and […]

  • Voting for Round 2 of March Book Madness is going on now! Check the Student Information Canvas course for the voting links. Round 2 will be available through Friday at 3 pm.
  • Today is an early release day and there are no after school activities.
  • TAB will meet today during lunch.
  • The FCCLA Club and Principal’s Advisory will be sponsoring a St. Patrick’s Day Candy Gram sale this week. Buy your St. Patrick’s Day Candy Gram Today for $1 at lunch time or go to Room 320 before or after school to purchase your treat.
  • From Ms. Boyd: Congratulations to our DHMS students who participated in Virginia History Day. Sebastian M. submitted an impressive documentary, Shades of Gray: the Integration of Virginia Schools. Lydia T., Annie M., Asher B. and Lillian H. received a special commemorative award from the Virginia Sons of the Confederation for their exhibit “Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello: Plantation or Prison?” Kudos to all participants for your stellar representation of Dorothy Hamm Middle School.

March 15, 2022

Voting for Round 2 of March Book Madness is going on now! Check the Student Information Canvas course for the voting links. Round 2 will be available through Friday at 3 pm. After school activities today are: Swim and Dive Practice, Heart & Sole on the Plaza, ACT II: Choir, Tech Tuesday, Phoenix Bikes, and […]

  • Voting for Round 2 of March Book Madness is going on now! Check the Student Information Canvas course for the voting links. Round 2 will be available through Friday at 3 pm.
  • After school activities today are: Swim and Dive Practice, Heart & Sole on the Plaza, ACT II: Choir, Tech Tuesday, Phoenix Bikes, and Track & Field Practice.
  • Do you like treasure hunts? Have you ever wondered what is at the end of a rainbow? Well, look no further! The FCCLA Club and Principal’s Advisory will be sponsoring a St. Patrick’s Day Candy Gram sale this week. Buy your St. Patrick’s Day Candy Gram Today for $1 at lunch time or go to Room 320 before or after school to purchase your treat. You won’t be disappointed!
  • The final No Place for Hate scavenger hunt clue is: “Hard working and friendly people are found here. They mark when you are late and answer all calls.” Find the location in the school that matches this riddle.
  • Please enjoy today’s broadcast show.

March 14, 2022

Covid testing will take place in Room 340 this morning. Happy Pi Day! Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th around the world. The Greek letter Pi is the symbol used in math to represent the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159 although the number goes […]

  • Covid testing will take place in Room 340 this morning.
  • Happy Pi Day! Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th around the world. The Greek letter Pi is the symbol used in math to represent the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159 although the number goes on forever. How many digits of pi do you know?
  • Congratulations to the cast and crew of Annie, Jr. for a great series of performances!
  • Voting for Round 2 of March Book Madness starts today! Check the Student Information Canvas course for the voting links. Round 2 will be available through Friday at 3 pm.
  • The track and field team will meet after school today in the aux gym.
  • Math Counts will meet today at 2:30 in room 343.
  • Other after school activities today are Film Club in Room 129 and Maker Monday in Room 008.
  • Do you like treasure hunts? Have you ever wondered what is at the end of a rainbow? Well, look no further! The FCCLA Club and Principal’s Advisory will be sponsoring a St. Patrick’s Day Candy Gram sale this week. Buy your St. Patrick’s Day Candy Gram Today for $1 at lunch time or go to Room 320 before or after school to purchase your treat. You won’t be disappointed!
  • Today’s No Place for Hate scavenger hunt clue is this: “They made a difference in our school on Feb. 2, 1959. To honor them this mural shows their 4 faces.”  Find the location INSIDE the school that matches this riddle.

March 10, 2022

Congrats to the girls basketball team who won their final game on Tuesday. Today’s after school activities are: Swim and Dive Practice, ACT II: Jazz Band, Heart & Sole on the Plaza, and ACT II: Choir. Good luck to the wrestlers at the Wrestling County Championship today. Today’s scavenger hunt clue is:  “I’m the place […]

  • Congrats to the girls basketball team who won their final game on Tuesday.
  • Today’s after school activities are: Swim and Dive Practice, ACT II: Jazz Band, Heart & Sole on the Plaza, and ACT II: Choir.
  • Good luck to the wrestlers at the Wrestling County Championship today.
  • Today’s scavenger hunt clue is:  “I’m the place where your CRFs arrive and where the SEL lessons leave.” Find the location in the school that matches this riddle.
  • Annie Jr. tickets can be purchased at 6th, 7th, 8th grade lunches on the plaza. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults.
  • Voting for Round 1 of March Book Madness starts now. Check the Student Information Canvas course for the voting links. This round ends quickly so vote by 3pm tomorrow to decide who moves on to Round 2.

March 9, 2022

Today’s after school activities are: Wrestling Practice Today’s scavenger hunt clue is: “Covid testing was once here. You’ll also see me shine bright during the Annie Jr school play this month.” Find the location in the school that matches this riddle. Annie Jr. tickets can be purchased at 6th, 7th, 8th grade lunches on the […]

  • Today’s after school activities are: Wrestling Practice
  • Today’s scavenger hunt clue is: “Covid testing was once here. You’ll also see me shine bright during the Annie Jr school play this month.” Find the location in the school that matches this riddle.
  • Annie Jr. tickets can be purchased at 6th, 7th, 8th grade lunches on the plaza. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults.

March 8, 2022

Today’s after school activities are: Swim and Dive Practice, Annie Jr Rehearsal, ACT II: Choir Room, ART Club in Room 008F, Phoenix Bikes, and Wrestling Practice. Good luck to the Girls Basketball team in their final  game against Williamsburg today. Annie Jr. tickets can be purchased at 6th, 7th, 8th grade lunches on the plaza. […]

  • Today’s after school activities are: Swim and Dive Practice, Annie Jr Rehearsal, ACT II: Choir Room, ART Club in Room 008F, Phoenix Bikes, and Wrestling Practice.
  • Good luck to the Girls Basketball team in their final  game against Williamsburg today.
  • Annie Jr. tickets can be purchased at 6th, 7th, 8th grade lunches on the plaza. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults.
  • Please enjoy the broadcast show!

March 7, 2022

Today’s after school activities are: Film Club in RM 129, GSA in RM 334, Girls Basketball Practice, Maker Monday in RM 008, Annie Jr Rehearsal, and Wrestling Practice The 8th grade writing SOL will be next Thursday and Friday. March Book Madness starts this week. Please complete your brackets by Wednesday so voting can start […]

  • Today’s after school activities are: Film Club in RM 129, GSA in RM 334, Girls Basketball Practice, Maker Monday in RM 008, Annie Jr Rehearsal, and Wrestling Practice
  • The 8th grade writing SOL will be next Thursday and Friday.
  • March Book Madness starts this week. Please complete your brackets by Wednesday so voting can start on Thursday. All information about March Book Madness can be found on the DHMS Student Information Canvas course.

March 2, 2022

Today’s after school activity is: Girls Basketball Practice. There are no after school activities tomorrow. Congratulations to the Girls Basketball team in their win against Williamsburg yesterday! Good luck to the Wrestling team in their match vs Williamsburg today. TAB will meet today in the library during all lunches. To the DHMS community, please consider […]

  • Today’s after school activity is: Girls Basketball Practice. There are no after school activities tomorrow.
  • Congratulations to the Girls Basketball team in their win against Williamsburg yesterday!
  • Good luck to the Wrestling team in their match vs Williamsburg today.
  • TAB will meet today in the library during all lunches.
  • To the DHMS community, please consider wearing yellow and blue tomorrow to show support for Ukraine. If you don’t have yellow or blue, the sunflower is the national flower.
  • March’s Social Emotional Learning theme is managing your mindfulness. This month in TA, we will be learning all about mindfulness and how we can train our brain’s mindfulness muscles. We will also be trying some guided meditations and mindfulness activities that you can use at school or at home any time you want to relax and focus.
  • There will be no school on Friday. Please encourage your parents to sign up for conferences on Thursday afternoon or Friday morning. The links to sign up are on the DHMS website.

March 1, 2022

The Track and Field Interest Meeting will be today from 2:30-3:30 PM in Room 144. Today’s after school activities will be: FCCLA, Swim Practice, ACT II: Jazz Band, ACT II: Choir, Tech Tuesday, and Wrestling Practice. Good luck to the Girls Basketball team in their game vs Williamsburg today! Please enjoy our broadcast show today!

  • The Track and Field Interest Meeting will be today from 2:30-3:30 PM in Room 144.
  • Today’s after school activities will be: FCCLA, Swim Practice, ACT II: Jazz Band, ACT II: Choir, Tech Tuesday, and Wrestling Practice.
  • Good luck to the Girls Basketball team in their game vs Williamsburg today!
  • Please enjoy our broadcast show today!

February 28, 2022

Covid testing will happen in Room 340 this morning. Math Counts will meet today after school in Room 343. We will discuss the results from the competition and see who’s moving on to the State round. The Track and Field Interest Meeting will be tomorrow from 2:30-3:30 PM in Room 144. Attention All Students Interested […]

  • Covid testing will happen in Room 340 this morning.
  • Math Counts will meet today after school in Room 343. We will discuss the results from the competition and see who’s moving on to the State round.
  • The Track and Field Interest Meeting will be tomorrow from 2:30-3:30 PM in Room 144.
  • Attention All Students Interested In Joining FCCLA: Your Information Sheets and Dues must be submitted today to Ms. Allen in Room 320. The Next Meeting Will be Held tomorrow after school.
  • Today’s after school activities will be: Film Club in RM 129, Girls Basketball Practice, Maker Monday in room 008, and Wrestling Practice.

February 25, 2022

6th and 7th graders, your CRFs are due today. The Track and Field Interest Meeting will be next Tuesday, March 1 from 2:30-3:30 PM in Room 144. Attention All Students Interested In Joining FCCLA: Your Information Sheets and Dues are Due By Monday, February 28th. Please bring all information sheets and dues to Ms. Allen […]

  • 6th and 7th graders, your CRFs are due today.
  • The Track and Field Interest Meeting will be next Tuesday, March 1 from 2:30-3:30 PM in Room 144.
  • Attention All Students Interested In Joining FCCLA: Your Information Sheets and Dues are Due By Monday, February 28th. Please bring all information sheets and dues to Ms. Allen in Room 320. The Next Meeting Will be Held Tuesday, March 1st after school in Room 320.
  • The wrestling team lost their match against Swanson, however, there were a few bright spots in yesterday’s match. The following athletes won their matches by pin:
    • Axel
    • Calvin
    • Ethan and
    • Tea

February 24, 2022

Today’s after school activities are: ACT II: Choir , ACT II: Jazz Band, Board Game/Chess Club in the Phoenix Nest, and Model UN Club RM 340. Good luck to the Girls Basketball team in their away game against Swanson and to the Wrestling team in their match vs. Swanson. 6th and 7th graders, your CRFs […]

  • Today’s after school activities are: ACT II: Choir , ACT II: Jazz Band, Board Game/Chess Club in the Phoenix Nest, and Model UN Club RM 340.
  • Good luck to the Girls Basketball team in their away game against Swanson and to the Wrestling team in their match vs. Swanson.
  • 6th and 7th graders, your CRFs are due tomorrow.
  • The Track and Field Interest Meeting will be next Tuesday, March 1 from 2:30-3:30 PM in Room 144.
  • VJAS will meet in the library during lunch.

February 23, 2022

Today’s after school activities are: Girls Basketball Practice, Swim Practice , and Wrestling Practice. 6th and 7th graders, your CRFs are due this Friday, February 25th. The Track and Field Interest Meeting will be next Tuesday, March 1 from 2:30-3:30 PM in Room 144. Author Christina Diaz Gonzalez will visit DHMS virtually today during 6th […]

  • Today’s after school activities are: Girls Basketball Practice, Swim Practice , and Wrestling Practice.
  • 6th and 7th graders, your CRFs are due this Friday, February 25th.
  • The Track and Field Interest Meeting will be next Tuesday, March 1 from 2:30-3:30 PM in Room 144.
  • Author Christina Diaz Gonzalez will visit DHMS virtually today during 6th period. All teachers have been invited. A link to purchase her books is on the DHMS website.

February 22, 2022

The next FCCLA meeting will be held today with Ms. Allen in Room 320. We will be preparing competition project ideas. All are welcome. Today’s after school activities are: ACT II: Jazz Band, ACT II: Choir, ART Club, FCCLA, and Wrestling Practice. Good luck to the Girls Basketball team in their home game against Kenmore. […]

  • The next FCCLA meeting will be held today with Ms. Allen in Room 320. We will be preparing competition project ideas. All are welcome.
  • Today’s after school activities are: ACT II: Jazz Band, ACT II: Choir, ART Club, FCCLA, and Wrestling Practice.
  • Good luck to the Girls Basketball team in their home game against Kenmore.
  • 6th and 7th graders, your CRFs are due this Friday, February 25th.
  • The Track and Field Interest Meeting will be next Tuesday, March 1 from 2:30-3:30 PM in Room 144. Come and get information to prepare you for the upcoming Track & Field Season. All grades and skills are welcome! Students MUST have a physical on file before the start of the season on March 14, 2022.
  • DHMS swim team practice starts today after school. Please see the DHMS website under Activities and then Sports to see more information.
  • VJAS participants: if you want help with your paper, we will meet during lunch in the library. Remember, all parts of your paper must be done by the end of the week.

February 18, 2022

There is no school on Monday because of President’s Day. The next FCCLA meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 22 with Ms. Allen in Room 320.. We will be preparing competition project ideas. All are welcome. It’s the last day of Kindness Week in Virginia! Let’s all use this opportunity to be extra kind […]

  • There is no school on Monday because of President’s Day.
  • The next FCCLA meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 22 with Ms. Allen in Room 320.. We will be preparing competition project ideas. All are welcome.
  • It’s the last day of Kindness Week in Virginia! Let’s all use this opportunity to be extra kind to our classmates, teachers, family and community members today.
  • 6th and 7th graders, your CRFs are due next Friday, February 25th.
  • Congratulations to the Girls Basketball team in their victory over Jefferson. And Hamm wrestling suffered their first loss of the season to Jefferson 54-30.  However, we did have some outstanding wins by a few wrestlers. All of the following wrestlers won their matches by pin: Axel, Calvin, Ethan, Kaden, Tea, and Kylie.

February 17, 2022

Today’s after school activities are: ACT II: Choir, Jazz Band, Math Counts Competition in RM 343, Board Game/ Chess Club in the Phoenix Nest, and Model UN Club in RM 340. Good luck to the Girls Basketball Game in their home game vs Jefferson. Good luck to the Wrestling Team in their match vs Jefferson. […]

  • Today’s after school activities are: ACT II: Choir, Jazz Band, Math Counts Competition in RM 343, Board Game/ Chess Club in the Phoenix Nest, and Model UN Club in RM 340.
  • Good luck to the Girls Basketball Game in their home game vs Jefferson. Good luck to the Wrestling Team in their match vs Jefferson.
  • VJAS students who want to meet today, we will meet in the library during lunch.
  • Today is the last day to vote for your favorite Super Bowl ad! The link is in the Announcements in the Student Canvas course.
  • Attention all students: Do you like bikes? Would you like to build your own bike and get to keep it, for free? Phoenix Bikes chose our school for a second round of bike club this year, and Ms. Scruggs just got a few openings! Please see her for more information in Room 111.
  • It’s Kindness Week across the Commonwealth of Virginia! Let’s all use this opportunity to be extra kind to our classmates, teachers, family and community members this week. Students across the state are being challenged to practice at least one random act of kindness by the end of the week.
  • 8th graders: your CRFs are due TODAY, February 17th. 6th and 7th graders, your CRFs are due on Friday, February 25th.

February 16, 2022

Congrats to the Girls Basketball team in their victory over Jefferson yesterday! Today’s after school activities are: Wrestling Practice and Girls Basketball Practice. TAB meets today during lunch. The library will be closed for lunch except for TAB members. Don’t forget to vote for your favorite Super Bowl ad! The link is in the Announcements […]

  • Congrats to the Girls Basketball team in their victory over Jefferson yesterday!
  • Today’s after school activities are: Wrestling Practice and Girls Basketball Practice.
  • TAB meets today during lunch. The library will be closed for lunch except for TAB members.
  • Don’t forget to vote for your favorite Super Bowl ad! The link is in the Announcements in the Student Canvas course.
  • Attention all students: Do you like bikes? Would you like to build your own bike and get to keep it, for free? Phoenix Bikes chose our school for a second round of bike club this year, and Ms. Scruggs just got a few openings! Please see her for more information in Room 111.
  • It’s Kindness Week across the Commonwealth of Virginia! Let’s all use this opportunity to be extra kind to our classmates, teachers, family and community members this week. Students across the state are being challenged to practice at least one random act of kindness by the end of the week.
  • 8th graders: your CRFs are due tomorrow, February 17th. 6th and 7th graders, your CRFs are due on Friday, February 25th.

February 15, 2022

This week is National FCCLA Week and the theme is “Make It Count!” The FCCLA Club would like to encourage you to make everything you do count for something good. As we participate in Kindness Week, be sure to do something great for a classmate, teacher, family member,  or even a community member you feel […]

  • This week is National FCCLA Week and the theme is “Make It Count!” The FCCLA Club would like to encourage you to make everything you do count for something good. As we participate in Kindness Week, be sure to do something great for a classmate, teacher, family member,  or even a community member you feel needs a little extra kindness shown to them.
  • Today’s after school activities are: Swim Interest Meeting in RM 115, ACT II: Jazz Band, ACT II: Choir, Tech Tuesday, and Wrestling Practice.
  • The sisterhood group is meeting room 340 during TA today.
  • Good luck to the Girls Basketball team in their game against Jefferson this afternoon.

February 14, 2022

Happy Valentine’s Day! Covid testing will take place in Room 340 this morning. Teachers, if you have not picked up your candygrams in your mailbox, please send a student to pick them up during TA. Today’s after school activities are: Film Club in RM 129, Math Counts in RM 343, Annie Jr Rehearsal, Girls Basketball […]

  • Happy Valentine’s Day!
  • Covid testing will take place in Room 340 this morning.
  • Teachers, if you have not picked up your candygrams in your mailbox, please send a student to pick them up during TA.
  • Today’s after school activities are: Film Club in RM 129, Math Counts in RM 343, Annie Jr Rehearsal, Girls Basketball Practice, and Wrestling Practice
  • VJAS will meet in the library today during 7th and 8th grade lunches.
  • Attention all students: Do you like bikes? Would you like to build your own bike and get to keep it, for free? Phoenix Bikes chose our school for a second round of bike club this year, and Ms. Scruggs just got a few openings! Please see her in Room 111 for more information.
  • It’s Kindness Week across the Commonwealth of Virginia! Let’s all use this opportunity to be extra kind to our classmates, teachers, family and community members this week. Students across the state are being challenged to practice at least one random act of kindness by the end of the week. Remember that kindness is contagious, and even a small act of kindness can make our school and community a more welcoming place for everyone.

February 11, 2022

The wrestling team won their second match of the year 48-28 against Gunston. The following athletes won their matches: Axel, Calvin, Ethan, Nathan, Kaden, Tea, Max, and Aymane. Attention all students: Do you like bikes? Would you like to build your own bike and get to keep it, for free? Phoenix Bikes chose our school […]

  • The wrestling team won their second match of the year 48-28 against Gunston. The following athletes won their matches: Axel, Calvin, Ethan, Nathan, Kaden, Tea, Max, and Aymane.
  • Attention all students: Do you like bikes? Would you like to build your own bike and get to keep it, for free? Phoenix Bikes chose our school for a second round of bike club this year, and Ms. Scruggs just got a few openings! Please see her in Room 111 for more information.
  • It’s National School Counseling Week!  If you see your counselor today, thank them for their support.
  • Next week is Virginia Kindness Week! The purpose of Kindness Week is to recognize that simple day-to-day acts of kindness enable our schools, communities, and state to be a kinder, safer and healthier place to live, work, learn and play. Virginia students are being challenged to promote kindness by practicing at least one random act of kindness before the end of kindness week. Your TA teachers are looking forward to hearing about all the amazing acts of kindness you practice at school, at home, and in your communities!
  • If you signed up for flag football or volleyball, please meet in the gym after school today.
  • Robotics Club is meeting in room 340 after school.

February 10, 2022

Arlington author Amina Luqman-Dawson will visit DHMS virtually today at 10 am. If you want to buy her book, you can use the link on the DHMS website. Candy grams will be on sale again today after school outside the library. This is the FINAL DAY! Students, you will receive rapid Covid testing kits today […]

  • Arlington author Amina Luqman-Dawson will visit DHMS virtually today at 10 am. If you want to buy her book, you can use the link on the DHMS website.
  • Candy grams will be on sale again today after school outside the library. This is the FINAL DAY!
  • Students, you will receive rapid Covid testing kits today in TA. Please take these home with you today.
  • VJAS will meet today at lunch in the library.
  • It’s National School Counseling Week!  If you see your counselor today, thank them for their support.
  • Today’s after school activities are: ACT II Choir, ACT II Jazz Band, Annie Jr Rehearsal, Board Game/ Chess Club in the Nest, and the Model UN Club in room 340.
  • Good luck to the Wrestling team in their match against Gunston and the Girls Basketball team in their game against Gunston.

February 9, 2022

Today is an early release day and a RED DAY. There are no after-school activities today except for Check In. All students that registered for the Flag Football Enrichment Program please report to room 105 at 8:10am for a brief meeting. Did you know that it is National School Counseling Week?  Students make sure to […]

  • Today is an early release day and a RED DAY. There are no after-school activities today except for Check In.
  • All students that registered for the Flag Football Enrichment Program please report to room 105 at 8:10am for a brief meeting.
  • Did you know that it is National School Counseling Week?  Students make sure to let Mr. Tuttle, Ms. Schaefer, Ms. Pennington, Mr. Kean and Ms. Rittenhouse know how much you appreciate their support!
  • Today is the last day to buy Candygrams outside the library after school. Candygrams are $1 and will be delivered to TA on Valentine’s Day. You must buy your Candygram quickly and then catch your bus or walk home as there are no after school activities today.
  • Remember, 8th grade course request forms are due on February 17.

February 8, 2022

Covid testing is in Room 340 this morning. TAB members who want to  help Ms. Shanker with a special project, please come to the library during lunch today. Art Club meets every other Tuesday beginning today from 2:30 – 4:00 pm. Other after school activities today include: a girls basketball game vs Gunston, Wrestling Practice. […]

  • Covid testing is in Room 340 this morning.
  • TAB members who want to  help Ms. Shanker with a special project, please come to the library during lunch today.
  • Art Club meets every other Tuesday beginning today from 2:30 – 4:00 pm.
  • Other after school activities today include: a girls basketball game vs Gunston, Wrestling Practice. ACT II Jazz Band, ACT II Choir, Annie Jr Rehearsal, and Tech Tuesday.

February 7, 2022

Congratulations to the Model UN Team who participated in GWMUN on Saturday. Arya C. and Vedica C., both won Best Delegate in their committees. Ula O. won Outstanding Delegate, and Caroline S, Ashton M, and Will S earned Honorable Mentions. It’s almost Valentine’s Day! To help spread love in DHMS, the SCA and Yearbook are […]

  • Congratulations to the Model UN Team who participated in GWMUN on Saturday. Arya C. and Vedica C., both won Best Delegate in their committees. Ula O. won Outstanding Delegate, and Caroline S, Ashton M, and Will S earned Honorable Mentions.
  • It’s almost Valentine’s Day! To help spread love in DHMS, the SCA and Yearbook are teaming up to sell candy grams. The candy grams are on sale today, tomorrow, and Wednesday after school outside the library. The candy grams cost 1 dollar, and the money raised will be going to the Yearbook and Tech Ed. The candy grams will be delivered on Valentine’s Day during TA!
  • Students participating in VJAS will meet in the library during lunch today. Bring your iPad!
  • Do you like baking, making crafts, educational outings, and learning ways to help your community? The Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America club (FCCLA) is looking for enthusiastic members to go for the red and be a part of the fun! Join us for the first FCCLA meeting after school on Tuesday, February 8th from 2:30-3:30 pm in room 320 with Ms. Allen.
  • TAB members, if you are interested in helping Ms. Shanker with a special project, please come to the library during lunch tomorrow. All TAB members are invited.
  • Do you like making videos and watching movies? Come join the DHMS film club! We’ll meet Mondays after school until 3:30 in Ms. Malks’ room (129).
  • Other after school activities today include: Math Counts in Room 343, GSA in Room 334, Maker Monday in Room 008, Annie Jr Rehearsal, Girls Basketball Practice, and Wrestling Practice.

February 4, 2022

It’s almost Valentine’s Day! To help spread love in DHMS, SCA and Yearbook are teaming up to sell candy grams. The candy grams are on sale on February 7, 8, and 9 after school outside the library. The candy grams cost 1 dollar, and the money raised will be going to the Yearbook and Tech […]

  • It’s almost Valentine’s Day! To help spread love in DHMS, SCA and Yearbook are teaming up to sell candy grams. The candy grams are on sale on February 7, 8, and 9 after school outside the library. The candy grams cost 1 dollar, and the money raised will be going to the Yearbook and Tech Ed. The candy grams will be delivered on Valentine’s Day during TA!
  • Congratulations to the Wrestling team! They won their first wrestling match of the season with a score of 40-33. The following students won their matches contributing to the team’s win:
    • Axel
    • Calvin
    • Ethan
    • Kylie
    • Tea
    • Robbie
    • Denton
  • Congratulations to the Girls Basketball team! They beat Kenmore yesterday with a score of 39-24.

February 3, 2022

After school activities today are Act II Choir, Board Game/Chess Club in the Nest, and Model UN Club in Room 340. The Girls Basketball team has an away game at Kenmore and the Wrestling team has a home match against Kenmore today. Go Phoenix! VJAS will meet in the library today during 7th and 8th […]

  • After school activities today are Act II Choir, Board Game/Chess Club in the Nest, and Model UN Club in Room 340.
  • The Girls Basketball team has an away game at Kenmore and the Wrestling team has a home match against Kenmore today. Go Phoenix!
  • VJAS will meet in the library today during 7th and 8th grade lunches. Please bring your iPad.
  • 8th graders: remember to attend your high school information session today during 1st period. You will get a pass in TA.

February 2, 2022

TAB will meet today in the library during lunch. After school activities today are Annie Jr. rehearsal, girls basketball practice, and wrestling practice. On this day in 1959, four children in Arlington became the first black students to attend a public school in Virginia. They attended Stratford Junior High, which is in the same building […]

  • TAB will meet today in the library during lunch.
  • After school activities today are Annie Jr. rehearsal, girls basketball practice, and wrestling practice.
  • On this day in 1959, four children in Arlington became the first black students to attend a public school in Virginia. They attended Stratford Junior High, which is in the same building that we are in today. Please enjoy our special Broadcast news show about the anniversary of the integration of Stratford Junior High.

February 1, 2022

Happy New Year to all those who celebrate the Lunar New Year! Covid testing will be in the auditorium today. VJAS will meet today in the library during 7th and 8th grade lunch. Make sure you’ve turned in your first assignment. NAEP testing will take place this morning. If you are doing this test, your […]

  • Happy New Year to all those who celebrate the Lunar New Year!
  • Covid testing will be in the auditorium today.
  • VJAS will meet today in the library during 7th and 8th grade lunch. Make sure you’ve turned in your first assignment.
  • NAEP testing will take place this morning. If you are doing this test, your TA teacher will give you a pass and let you know where to go.
  • TAB will meet tomorrow in the library during lunch.
  • Congratulations to 7th grade student James Lee who won the DHMS Geography Bee!  It was an impressive competition going to the Tie Breaking round. James is a two time winner having won the Geo Bee last year as well!
  • The DHMS girls basketball team has their first game today. Go Phoenix!
  • The Broadcast news show will be aired tomorrow to coincide with the anniversary of the integration of Stratford Junior High.
  • Please remember that we will not have an Anchor Day this week.

January 28, 2022

Today is the last day of the quarter. Please make sure you turn in any late assignments! If you are participating in the Geography Bee, please leave class at 12:15 to go to the auditorium for the 12:30 start time. 8th graders who are participating in the Geo Bee, you should go to lunch at […]

  • Today is the last day of the quarter. Please make sure you turn in any late assignments!
  • If you are participating in the Geography Bee, please leave class at 12:15 to go to the auditorium for the 12:30 start time. 8th graders who are participating in the Geo Bee, you should go to lunch at 12 pm instead of 12:18.
  • Current 8th graders, please check the website for links to your high school academic planning nights. Yorktown’s and Wakefield’s meetings have already happened but you can watch the recordings online.
  • Monday is a Teacher Work Day. There is no school for students.
  • VJAS will meet on Tuesday in the library during 8th grade lunch. Please check Canvas for your first assignment.

January 27, 2022

Today’s after school activities are Girls Basketball in the Main Gym, Wrestling Practice in the Aux Gym, Act II Choir, Act II Jazz Band, Chess Club, Rubik’s Cube Club, and Model UN. Rubik’s Cube club will meet in front of the library. Tomorrow is the last day of the quarter. Please make sure you turn […]

  • Today’s after school activities are Girls Basketball in the Main Gym, Wrestling Practice in the Aux Gym, Act II Choir, Act II Jazz Band, Chess Club, Rubik’s Cube Club, and Model UN.
  • Rubik’s Cube club will meet in front of the library.
  • Tomorrow is the last day of the quarter. Please make sure you turn in any late assignments!
  • If you are participating in the Virginia Junior Academy of Science, please fill out the commitment form in Canvas and plan to meet in the library during 8th grade lunch today. If you are in 7th grade and want to do VJAS, please send Ms. Shanker a message in Canvas.
  • Tonight is academic planning night for current 6th and 7th graders. Come learn about course selection for next year! The links to the virtual meetings are on the DHMS website.
  • Current 8th graders, please check the website for links to your high school academic planning nights. Yorktown’s and Wakefield’s meetings have already happened but you can watch the recordings online.

January 26, 2022

Some of today’s after school activities are Girls Basketball in the Main Gym, Wrestling Practice in the Aux Gym, and Annie Jr Rehearsal. Chess Club will now meet on Thursdays starting this week. Rubiks Cube club will meet after school tomorrow in front of the library. Friday is the last day of the quarter. Please […]

  • Some of today’s after school activities are Girls Basketball in the Main Gym, Wrestling Practice in the Aux Gym, and Annie Jr Rehearsal.
  • Chess Club will now meet on Thursdays starting this week.
  • Rubiks Cube club will meet after school tomorrow in front of the library.
  • Friday is the last day of the quarter. Please make sure you turn in any late assignments!
  • If you are participating in the Virginia Junior Academy of Science, please fill out the commitment form in Canvas and plan to meet in the library during 8th grade lunch tomorrow.
  • Tomorrow night is academic planning night for current 6th and 7th graders. Come learn about course selection for next year. The links to the virtual meetings are on the DHMS website.
  • Current 8th graders, please check the website for links to your high school academic planning nights. Yorktown’s and Wakefield’s meetings have already happened but you can watch the recordings online.

January 25, 2022

The library is now open before school  from 7:20 to 7:40 for quiet reading or studying. Please fill out the form on the outside doors before coming to the library. Art Club is cancelled this Tuesday, we will re-start on February 8th. Some of today’s after school activities are Girls Basketball in the Main Gym, […]

  • The library is now open before school  from 7:20 to 7:40 for quiet reading or studying. Please fill out the form on the outside doors before coming to the library.
  • Art Club is cancelled this Tuesday, we will re-start on February 8th.
  • Some of today’s after school activities are Girls Basketball in the Main Gym, Wrestling Practice in the Aux Gym, Act II Choir, and Act II Jazz Band.

January 24, 2022

The library is now open before school. You will be able to visit the library from 7:20 to 7:40 for quiet reading or studying. Please fill out the form on the outside doors before coming to the library. Art Club is cancelled this Tuesday. We will re-start on February 8th. Some of today’s after school […]

  • The library is now open before school. You will be able to visit the library from 7:20 to 7:40 for quiet reading or studying. Please fill out the form on the outside doors before coming to the library.
  • Art Club is cancelled this Tuesday. We will re-start on February 8th.
  • Some of today’s after school activities are Girls Basketball in the Main Gym, Wrestling Practice in the Aux Gym, and Annie Jr Rehearsal.

January 19, 2022

​​Congratulations Model UN students who led and participated in the Dorothy Hamm – Williamsburg Conference on Saturday! Great Job! Model UN will meet in person this Thursday 1/20 in room 340. All are welcome. The library is now open before school. You will be able to visit the library from 7:20 to 7:40 for quiet […]

  • ​​Congratulations Model UN students who led and participated in the Dorothy Hamm – Williamsburg Conference on Saturday! Great Job! Model UN will meet in person this Thursday 1/20 in room 340. All are welcome.
  • The library is now open before school. You will be able to visit the library from 7:20 to 7:40 for quiet reading or studying. To come to the library in the morning, please get a pass by scanning the QR code on the outer doors of DHMS and let the staff member at that door that you want to go to the library.
  • Attention all 8th graders: applications to apply to W-L Pre-IB, Arlington Tech, H-B Woodlawn, and AP Network at Wakefield are due this Friday, January 21st at 4:00pm. Don’t wait until the last minute.
  • If you love science and did a great project for the science fair, you should take it to the next level with the Virginia Junior Academy of Science. Come learn more about VJAS this Thursday, January 20 during 8th grade lunch in the library.
  • TAB will meet today in the library during lunch.

January 18, 2022

​​Due to Monday being a holiday, the Broadcast Team’s new show will air TOMORROW, Wed., Jan. 19th. Congratulations MUN students who led and participated in the Dorothy Hamm – Williamsburg Conference on Saturday! Great Job! MUN will meet in person this Thursday 1/20 in room 340. All are welcome. The library is now open before […]

  • ​​Due to Monday being a holiday, the Broadcast Team’s new show will air TOMORROW, Wed., Jan. 19th.
  • Congratulations MUN students who led and participated in the Dorothy Hamm – Williamsburg Conference on Saturday! Great Job! MUN will meet in person this Thursday 1/20 in room 340. All are welcome.
  • The library is now open before school. You will be able to visit the library from 7:20 to 7:40 for quiet reading or studying. To come to the library in the morning, please get a pass by scanning the QR code on the outer doors of DHMS and let the staff member at that door that you want to go to the library.
  • Attention all 8th graders: applications to apply to W-L Pre-IB, Arlington Tech, H-B Woodlawn, and AP Network at Wakefield are due this Friday, January 21st at 4:00pm. Don’t wait until the last minute.
  • If you love science and did a great project for the science fair, you should take it to the next level with the Virginia Junior Academy of Science. Come learn more about VJAS this Thursday, January 20 during 8th grade lunch in the library.
  • TAB will meet tomorrow in the library during lunch.

January 14, 2022

The library will be open before school starting this week. You will be able to visit the library from 7:20 to 7:40 for quiet reading or studying. Attention all 8th graders: applications to apply to W-L Pre-IB, Arlington Tech, H-B Woodlawn, and AP Network at Wakefield are due next Friday, January 21st at 4:00pm. Don’t […]

  • The library will be open before school starting this week. You will be able to visit the library from 7:20 to 7:40 for quiet reading or studying.
  • Attention all 8th graders: applications to apply to W-L Pre-IB, Arlington Tech, H-B Woodlawn, and AP Network at Wakefield are due next Friday, January 21st at 4:00pm. Don’t wait until the last minute.
  • If you love science and did a great project for the science fair, you should take it to the next level with the Virginia Junior Academy of Science. Come learn more about VJAS next Thursday, January 20 during 8th grade lunch in the library.
  • Good luck to Model UN tomorrow in their conference!

January 13, 2022

The library will be open before school starting this week. You will be able to visit the library from 7:20 to 7:40 for quiet reading or studying. The Model UN Club will meet virtually this week on Microsoft Teams. See the MUN Canvas Page for the time and Link. All 8th graders, Arlington Tech will […]

  • The library will be open before school starting this week. You will be able to visit the library from 7:20 to 7:40 for quiet reading or studying.
  • The Model UN Club will meet virtually this week on Microsoft Teams. See the MUN Canvas Page for the time and Link.
  • All 8th graders, Arlington Tech will be visiting during lunch TODAY. Find us outside the cafeteria if you have any questions about the school or application.
  • Attention all 8th graders: applications to apply to W-L Pre-IB, Arlington Tech, H-B Woodlawn, and AP Network at Wakefield are due on Friday, January 21st at 4:00pm. Don’t wait until the last minute.
  • If you love science and did a great project for the science fair, you should take it to the next level with the Virginia Junior Academy of Science. Come learn more about VJAS next Thursday, January 20 during 8th grade lunch in the library.

January 12, 2022

There will be no after school clubs and sports except for Act Two Classes and Extended Day through Jan 14. ​​The Model UN Club will meet virtually this week on Microsoft Teams. See the MUN Canvas Page for the time and Link. A big Phoenix welcome to Ms. Welde, our new 7th and 8th grade […]

  • There will be no after school clubs and sports except for Act Two Classes and Extended Day through Jan 14.
  • ​​The Model UN Club will meet virtually this week on Microsoft Teams. See the MUN Canvas Page for the time and Link.
  • A big Phoenix welcome to Ms. Welde, our new 7th and 8th grade English teacher.

December 16, 2021

Tomorrow is the final day to drop off gift donations for patients at St. Jude’s. Donations can include LEGO kits, action figures, dolls, and books. Gifts can be placed in any of the red donation boxes found around the building. There will NOT be a General Model UN Club Meeting today. Only Dorothy Hamm MUN […]

  • Tomorrow is the final day to drop off gift donations for patients at St. Jude’s. Donations can include LEGO kits, action figures, dolls, and books. Gifts can be placed in any of the red donation boxes found around the building.
  • There will NOT be a General Model UN Club Meeting today. Only Dorothy Hamm MUN Planners will meet.

Today’s after school activities are:

  • Act ll: Jazz in room 104
  • Rubiks cube club in room 117
  • Good luck to our DHMS basketball team which will be playing Jefferson middle school this afternoon.

December 15, 2021

COVID testing will happen this morning outside the auditorium until 9:30am The SCA is collecting gift donations including LEGO kits, action figures, dolls, and books for patients at St. Jude. Gifts can be placed in any of the red donation boxes found around the building before Friday, December 17th. Stop by the library this week […]

  • COVID testing will happen this morning outside the auditorium until 9:30am
  • The SCA is collecting gift donations including LEGO kits, action figures, dolls, and books for patients at St. Jude. Gifts can be placed in any of the red donation boxes found around the building before Friday, December 17th.
  • Stop by the library this week to check out some books to read over winter break.
  • TAB meets today during lunch in the library. All are welcome!
  • There will NOT be a General Model UN Club Meeting tomorrow.  Only Dorothy Hamm MUN Planners will meet.

Today’s after school activities are:

  • Boys Basketball practice in the main gym
  • Chess/board game club in room 340
  • Phoenix bikes in room 111

December 14, 2021

The SCA is collecting gift donations including LEGO kits, action figures, dolls, and books for patients at St. Jude. Gifts can be placed in any of the red donation boxes found around the building before Friday, December 17th. All entries to the APS Martin Luther King, Jr. Visual and Literary Arts Contest are due today […]

  • The SCA is collecting gift donations including LEGO kits, action figures, dolls, and books for patients at St. Jude. Gifts can be placed in any of the red donation boxes found around the building before Friday, December 17th.
  • All entries to the APS Martin Luther King, Jr. Visual and Literary Arts Contest are due today
  • There will be a girls basketball information meeting today after school in the aux gym.
  • 8th Graders: are you interested in Arlington Tech? We’ll be having another interest meeting in the library during lunch. Please message Ms. Pennington to get a pass for the meeting.
  • Attention Model UN Club:  Winter Commitment Forms are due to Mrs. Carlson today.  Please turn in on Canvas or Drop Off to room 338.

Today’s after school activities are:

  • Math counts in room 328
  • Girl basketball interest meeting in the fitness room
  • Art club in room 008F
  • SCA in room 334
  • Act ll: Jazz in room 104
  • Choir dress rehearsal in the auditorium
  • Lastly good luck to our DHMS basketball team which will be playing Swanson middle school this afternoon

December 13, 2021

The SCA is collecting gift donations including LEGO kits, action figures, dolls, and books for patients at St. Jude. Gifts can be placed in any of the red donation boxes found around the building before Friday, December 17th. All entries to the APS Martin Luther King, Jr. Visual and Literary Arts Contest are due tomorrow, […]

  • The SCA is collecting gift donations including LEGO kits, action figures, dolls, and books for patients at St. Jude. Gifts can be placed in any of the red donation boxes found around the building before Friday, December 17th.
  • All entries to the APS Martin Luther King, Jr. Visual and Literary Arts Contest are due tomorrow, December 14.
  • There will be a girls basketball information meeting tomorrow after school in the aux gym.
  • 8th Graders: are you interested in Arlington Tech? We’ll be having another interest meeting during lunch on Tuesday, December 14. Please message Ms. Pennington to get a pass for the meeting.
  • Attention Model UN Club:  Winter Commitment Forms are due to Mrs. Carlson on Tuesday, December 14.  Please turn in on Canvas or Drop Off to room 338.

After School Activities

  • Boys Basketball Practice in the main gym
  • Maker Monday in Room 008

August 30, 2021

Welcome back to school!

Welcome back to school!

March 13, 2020

Did you know that you can access thousands of e-books, e-audiobooks, and magazines on your iPads? Get a refresher on how to access these resources on the DHMS website. Click on “Library” and then click on “Remote Access to Library Resources.” If you have any questions, ask Ms. Shanker. Get ready to run! Track practice […]

  • Did you know that you can access thousands of e-books, e-audiobooks, and magazines on your iPads? Get a refresher on how to access these resources on the DHMS website. Click on “Library” and then click on “Remote Access to Library Resources.” If you have any questions, ask Ms. Shanker.
  • Get ready to run! Track practice begins this coming Monday. All athletes are welcome to join. We will meet in the gym after school and practice will be finished at 4:00. All athletes need to have a physical form on file in order to participate. If you need a physical form see Ms. Dabney. Any other questions please see Ms. Schoenebeck.
  • Teachers – please check-in with your students about updating their iOS and connectivity at home. If they are having issues with connectivity please send them with a pass to Mrs. Leon in the library.
  • Did you know that hand-washing is the key to staying healthy? Everyone should wash their hands with soap and water for 20 seconds. Use hand sanitizer when soap and water is not available. Wash your hands after PE, before you eat breakfast, lunch or snacks, after using the restrooms, and after touching your face or blowing your nose. Also – before you buy your lunch, please use the hand sanitizer to make sure your hands are clean.
  • There will be an information meeting for Dorothy Hamm’s New Ultimate Frisbee Club on Monday, March 16th from 2:30-3:00 in room 325. The Ultimate Frisbee Club is open to all middle school students and encourages participants of all abilities, especially new players, to join.
  • Congratulations to our Breath of Fresh Air Winners: Susan D., Essey Y., and Michael S. Susan is being brave. Essey modeled a math solution in class. Michael helped to clean up after a game. Thank you for showing respect to yourself, others and our school! Come up to the office and see Ms. Cerrud for your prizes.
  • Thought of the Day, “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do,” Eleanor Roosevelt.

March 12, 2020

Get ready to run! Track practice begins this coming Monday. All athletes are welcome to join. We will meet in the gym after school and practice will be finished at 4:00. All athletes need to have a physical form on file in order to participate. If you need a physical form see Ms. Dabney. Any […]

  • Get ready to run! Track practice begins this coming Monday. All athletes are welcome to join. We will meet in the gym after school and practice will be finished at 4:00. All athletes need to have a physical form on file in order to participate. If you need a physical form see Ms. Dabney. Any other questions please see Ms. Schoenebeck.
  • Newspaper Club is meeting after school today. Our club picture will be taken. All are welcome!! Please come to the library after school.
  • Ms. Partington’s World Geography book club will not meet today. Our meeting has been rescheduled for Monday in the library.
  • Did you know that hand-washing is the key to staying healthy? Everyone should wash their hands with soap and water for 20 seconds. Use hand sanitizer when soap and water is not available. Wash your hands after PE, before you eat breakfast, lunch or snacks, after using the restrooms, and after touching your face or blowing your nose. Also – before you buy your lunch, please use the hand sanitizer to make sure your hands are clean.
  • There will be an information meeting for Dorothy Hamm’s New Ultimate Frisbee Club on Monday, March 16th from 2:30-3:00 in room 325. The Ultimate Frisbee Club is open to all middle school students and encourages participants of all abilities, especially new players, to join.
  • Students who were given a permission slip to go to the National African American History and Culture Museum the trip has been rescheduled for Tuesday April 14th 2020. See Ms. Elliott if you have further questions.
  • Students – are you having problems with WiFi on your student iPad at home? You must login to the HUB and GlobalProtect apps at school or GlobalProtect will not work! There is a Technology Frequently Asked Questions section on the DHMS website that has directions. Also Mrs. Leon is in her office in the library during TA and Phoenix time. You may get a pass from your teacher to get help. Please put in a tech help request before you come to see her so there is a record of the issue. Go to the DHMS website, click on the Technology tab and submit a student tech help request.
  • Thought of the Day, “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn,” Benjamin Franklin.

March 11, 2020

TAB members, please report to the auditorium by 8:15am today for our group yearbook photo. Sisterhood Club members please report to the auditorium at 8:25 AM for our yearbook club picture. Did you know that hand-washing is the key to staying healthy? Everyone should wash their hands with soap and water for 20 seconds. Use […]

  • TAB members, please report to the auditorium by 8:15am today for our group yearbook photo.
  • Sisterhood Club members please report to the auditorium at 8:25 AM for our yearbook club picture.
  • Did you know that hand-washing is the key to staying healthy? Everyone should wash their hands with soap and water for 20 seconds. Use hand sanitizer when soap and water is not available. Wash your hands after PE, before you eat breakfast, lunch or snacks, after using the restrooms, and after touching your face or blowing your nose. Also – before you buy your lunch, please use the hand sanitizer to make sure your hands are clean.
  • There will be an information meeting for Dorothy Hamm’s New Ultimate Frisbee Club on Monday, March 16th from 2:30-3:00 in room 325. The Ultimate Frisbee Club is open to all middle school students and encourages participants of all abilities, especially new players, to join.
  • Students who were given a permission slip to go to the National African American History and Culture Museum the trip has been rescheduled for Tuesday April 14th 2020. See Ms. Elliott if you have further questions.
  • Today is club photo day! Students who were given a club photo day pass should report to the auditorium at their specific time slot. At the beginning of the period please show your club pass to your classroom teacher before getting your photo taken. Students should return promptly back to class after their photo is taken in the auditorium.
  • The strategy board game club will meet Thursday in room 131, from 2:30-3:30. We will also have our club photo taken at this time. Please attend if you have been part of the club. Mr. Francis will also be presenting our 2nd First place trophy to us!
  • Reminder: The 6th grade concert band will practice today during Phoenix Time. Band members should report directly to the band room.
  • Students – are you having problems with WiFi on your student iPad at home? You must login to the HUB and GlobalProtect apps at school or GlobalProtect will not work! There is a Technology Frequently Asked Questions section on the DHMS website that has information. Also Mrs. Leon is in her office in the library during TA and Phoenix time. You may get a pass from your teacher to get help. Please put in a tech help request before you come to see her so there is a record of the issue. Go to the DHMS website, click on the Technology tab and submit a student tech help request.
  • Thought of the Day: “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compares to what lies within us,” Ralph Waldo Emerson.
  • We would like to send out a special thanks to our hardworking custodial staff. Thank you all of you. We especially want to thank Wilson, Ilsa, and Angela for their hard work cleaning during lunch in the cafeteria!

March 10, 2020

Did you know that hand-washing is the key to staying healthy? Everyone should wash their hands with soap and water for 20 seconds. Use hand sanitizer when soap and water is not available. Wash your hands after PE, before you eat breakfast, lunch or snacks, after using the restrooms, and after touching your face or […]

  • Did you know that hand-washing is the key to staying healthy? Everyone should wash their hands with soap and water for 20 seconds. Use hand sanitizer when soap and water is not available. Wash your hands after PE, before you eat breakfast, lunch or snacks, after using the restrooms, and after touching your face or blowing your nose.
  • Kindness Club will be held this Tuesday, March 10th in Room 134. All are welcome to attend as we plan for upcoming projects and events.
  • There will be an information meeting for Dorothy Hamm’s New Ultimate Frisbee Club on Monday, March 16th from 2:30-3:00 in room 325. The Ultimate Frisbee Club is open to all middle school students and encourages participants of all abilities, especially new players, to join.
  • After the announcements, would all girls who were on the Girls Basketball Team go to the phoenix wings on the first floor to meet Ms. Ginnerty to get their team photo taken.
  • Students who were given a permission slip to go to the National African American History and Culture Museum the trip has been rescheduled for Tuesday April 14, 2020. See Ms. Elliott if you have further questions.
  • Thought of the Day: “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence , therefore is not an act, but a habit,” Aristotle.
  • Congratulations to Ms. Paris & Ms. Holohan for their excellent teaching practices! They were both nominated for Teacher Tuesday by their students. One student said, “Ms.Paris makes history really fun and always answers my questions. I always look forward to her class.” One student shared this about Ms. Holohan, “Mrs. Holohan is kind, caring and never push’s us. She’s generous and loving. I think that she definitely deserves a award for everything that she’s done for everyone around her.” Ms. Paris and Ms. Holohan please come to the main office and see Ms. Kopiak so that you can take your picture with your Phoenix wings!

March 9, 2020

TAB students: please come to the library today or tomorrow to get a pass for our club photo on Wednesday morning. Do you want Green Ways at Hamm? Be a green Phoenix and help shape DHMS’s New Student Action for the Environment (SAFE) Club! Next meeting will be Monday March 9 in Ms. Azzara’s room […]

  • TAB students: please come to the library today or tomorrow to get a pass for our club photo on Wednesday morning.
  • Do you want Green Ways at Hamm? Be a green Phoenix and help shape DHMS’s New Student Action for the Environment (SAFE) Club! Next meeting will be Monday March 9 in Ms. Azzara’s room 339.
  • Did you know that hand-washing is the key to staying healthy? Everyone should wash their hands with soap and water for 20 seconds. Use hand sanitizer when soap and water is not available. Wash your hands after PE, before you eat breakfast, lunch or snacks, after using the restrooms, and after touching your face or blowing your nose.
  • Kindness Club will be held this Tuesday, March 10th in Room 134. All are welcome to attend as we plan for upcoming projects and events.
  • There will be an information meeting for Dorothy Hamm’s New Ultimate Frisbee Club on Monday, March 16th from 2:30-3:00 in room 325. The Ultimate Frisbee Club is open to all middle school students and encourages participants of all abilities, especially new players, to join.
  • Thought of the Day: “You are never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream,” C.S. Lewis.
  • Congratulations to the Model UN Club who represented DHMS at the Langley Conference this weekend. You did a great job and made us proud. The Club will meet this Tuesday, 3/10 with spots for ADMUN and preparation for a mini MUN debate. New and Regular Members are welcome.

March 5, 2020

Do you want Green Ways at Hamm? Be a green Phoenix and help shape DHMS’s New Student Action for the Environment (SAFE) Club! Next meeting will be Monday March 09 in Ms. Azzara’s room 339. Thought of the Day: Your perspective is unique. It is important and it counts. Today’s Strategy Board game club is […]

  • Do you want Green Ways at Hamm? Be a green Phoenix and help shape DHMS’s New Student Action for the Environment (SAFE) Club! Next meeting will be Monday March 09 in Ms. Azzara’s room 339.
  • Thought of the Day: Your perspective is unique. It is important and it counts.
  • Today’s Strategy Board game club is cancelled. We will meet again on March, 12th.
  • Reminder: The 6th grade concert band will practice today during Phoenix Time. Band members should report directly to the band room.
  • The FCCLA club will be selling pizza and sweet treats after school today outside the gym. Pizza is $2 a slice and cookies are $1. Please Come support our club!
  • Congratulations to our Breath of Fresh Air winners! Thank you Vedica C. for stacking chairs and always keeping our classroom organized. We appreciate Trinity B. for being a positive role model and listening to classmates. Thank you Chinguun I. for helping a peer in math! Thank you all for Respecting Yourselves, Respecting Others, and Respecting our school. Come to the office to see Ms. Cerrud for your prizes!
  • Students please take time to nominate your teachers for Teacher Tuesday. Go to the DHMS website and click on the link to tell us why you enjoy your teacher’s class. What makes learning fun?
  • Did you know that handwashing is the key to staying healthy? Everyone should wash their hands with soap and water for 20 seconds. Use hand sanitizer when soap and water is not available. Wash your hands after PE, before you eat breakfast, lunch or snacks, after using the restrooms, and after touching your face or blowing your nose.

March 4, 2020

Thursday’s Strategy board game club is cancelled this week. We will meet again on March, 12th. Attention Model UN Club – If you are going to the Langley conference this coming weekend, please check into Google Classroom tomorrow, 3/3 for updates and information on your Position Papers. Questions, see Mrs. Carlson. TAB will meet today […]

  • Thursday’s Strategy board game club is cancelled this week. We will meet again on March, 12th.
  • Attention Model UN Club – If you are going to the Langley conference this coming weekend, please check into Google Classroom tomorrow, 3/3 for updates and information on your Position Papers. Questions, see Mrs. Carlson.
  • TAB will meet today during lunch. We will be playing Book Jeopardy! All are welcome.
  • Calling ALL divers. Practice will be Thursday, March 5th. Meet in the bus loop after school to get on the bus to head over to WL Pool. All divers must have a physical on file and know how to swim.
  • Thought of the Day: We do not need magic to change our world. We carry all the power we need inside ourselves already.
  • Congratulations to our Teacher Tuesday winners: Megan Smith & Katherine Leon! One student said, “Ms. Smith helps us when we need it.” One student shared, ” Ms. Leon is very smart with dealing with broken iPad screens, broken iPad frames, etc. Very calm and best of all helpful!” Ms. Smith and Ms. Leon please come to the office and see Ms. Kopiak so that you can get your Phoenix wings!
  • The FCCLA Club is having a bake sale after school on Thursday, 2:30pm to 7:30pm. Baked goods and pizza!

March 2, 2020

Attention Model UN Club: if you are going to the Langley conference this coming weekend, please check into Google Classroom tomorrow, 3/3 for updates and information on your Position Papers. Questions? See Mrs. Carlson. Students who submitted papers to VJAS–remember that today is your pizza party during 7th period (7th grade lunch/8th grade Phoenix Time). […]

  • Attention Model UN Club: if you are going to the Langley conference this coming weekend, please check into Google Classroom tomorrow, 3/3 for updates and information on your Position Papers. Questions? See Mrs. Carlson.
  • Students who submitted papers to VJAS–remember that today is your pizza party during 7th period (7th grade lunch/8th grade Phoenix Time). Please come to the library for pizza and treats!
  • TAB will meet Wednesday during lunch. All are welcome.
  • Have you lived in another country before? Does your family move around the US and the world every few years? You should be a part of DHMS Young Diplomats! Come meet other students and share stories about living in other countries! We will have our first meeting in the library TODAY, March 2nd, 2:30-3:15.
  • Thought of the Day: Who you are inside is what helps you make and do everything in life. Let your inside shine!

February 28, 2020

Congratulations to this week’s winners of a Breath of Fresh Air! Kidus Y. challenges himself and works hard in the classroom! Henry S.R. helped a friend in the classroom! Emma M. helped a friend in math! Thanks for being respectful to your classmates! Come up to Ms. Cerrud’s office to collect your prizes! TODAY is […]

  • Congratulations to this week’s winners of a Breath of Fresh Air! Kidus Y. challenges himself and works hard in the classroom! Henry S.R. helped a friend in the classroom! Emma M. helped a friend in math! Thanks for being respectful to your classmates! Come up to Ms. Cerrud’s office to collect your prizes!
  • TODAY is OPENING NIGHT of our 1st ever DHMS Musical – Dear Edwina, Jr.!! The show starts at 7pm. Doors open at 6:30. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $10 each. Come support your fellow classmate. Can’t come tonight?? Then come see Sat’s show at 7pm or Sunday’s show at 2pm. The Dorothy Hamm theater is the place to be this weekend! Break a leg, cast and crew!
  • Thought of the Day: Move slowly through the halls. Respect others, yourself and the environment. When we move quickly, sometimes we accidentally hurt someone. Move at a slow and steady pace.
  • Have you lived in another country before? Does your family move around the US and the world every few years? You should be a part of DHMS Young Diplomats! Come meet other students and share stories about living in other countries! We will have our first meeting in the library on Monday, March 3rd, 2:30-3:15.

February 27, 2020

There will be no newspaper club today. Dorothy Hamm’s first musical, Dear Edwina Jr., is just days away!!. If you’d like to buy tickets ahead of time, Mrs. Donnelly will be selling tickets during TA in Room 129 this week. Tickets are $10 each. There are 3 shows – Friday, Feb 28 and Saturday Feb. […]

  • There will be no newspaper club today.
  • Dorothy Hamm’s first musical, Dear Edwina Jr., is just days away!!. If you’d like to buy tickets ahead of time, Mrs. Donnelly will be selling tickets during TA in Room 129 this week. Tickets are $10 each. There are 3 shows – Friday, Feb 28 and Saturday Feb. 29th at 7pm and Sunday, March 1 at 2pm.
  • Thought of the Day: Sometimes we talk before we think. Take time to be thoughtful before you speak today. Ask yourself if your idea is going to be respectful of yourself and of others.
  • Do you love all things American History and think you could slay in a trivia competition? You should consider competing in the US History Bee – a national trivia completion that focuses solely on US history. If this sounds interesting, come join Ms. Partington TODAY, February 27th in room 336 , 2:30 – 3:15. We’ll talk about the completion and try out some trivia questions.
  • Have you lived in another country before? Does your family move around the US and the world every few years? You should be a part of DHMS Young Diplomats! Come meet other students and share stories about living in other countries! We will have our first meeting in the library on Monday, March 3rd, 2:30-3:15.
  • Today’s Black History Month contribution comes from Mrs. Whipp’s TA who researched, William Grant Still. Still was a composer and the first African American to conduct a professional symphony orchestra. He also was the first African American to conduct the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
  • There will be 6th grade game club in room 119 during 6th grade lunch today. Please ask your TA teacher for a pass if you would like to come and make sure to grab your lunch BEFORE heading to Ms. Casteel’s room.
  • There will be no Anime Club today! See you next Thursday!

February 26, 2020

Today we welcome author Erin Yun to Dorothy Hamm. She will be talking in the auditorium from 1:15-2:15pm. If you are bringing your classes, be sure to arrive promptly for this author event. Don’t forget, Session 3 of our Phoenix Time Learning Seminars starts on Thursday. Make sure you know where you are going and […]

  • Today we welcome author Erin Yun to Dorothy Hamm. She will be talking in the auditorium from 1:15-2:15pm. If you are bringing your classes, be sure to arrive promptly for this author event.
  • Don’t forget, Session 3 of our Phoenix Time Learning Seminars starts on Thursday. Make sure you know where you are going and have filled out a pass with your Home Phoenix Time Teacher. No changes will be made to seminar assignments unless requested by a teacher or parent. You can email Ms. Partington. We hope you enjoy your new seminars!
  • Do you love all things American History and think you could slay in a trivia competition? You should consider competing in the US History Bee – a national trivia competition that focuses solely on US history. If this sounds interesting, come join Ms. Partington this Thursday, February 27th in room 336, 2:30 – 3:15. We’ll talk about the competition and try out some trivia questions.
  • Dorothy Hamm’s first musical, Dear Edwina Jr., is this weekend. If you’d like to buy tickets ahead of time, Mrs. Donnelly will be selling tickets all week during TA in Room 129. Tickets are $10 each. There are 3 shows – Friday, Feb 28 and Saturday Feb. 29th at 7pm and Sunday, March 1 at 2pm.
  • Today’s Black History Month contribution comes from Mrs. Schoenbeck’s TA who researched Charlies Hamilton Houston. Houston was born to a middle class African-American family. He became the first special counsel for the NAACP. Houston helped make strategies to attack racist laws that segregated schools and racial covenants. He played majors roles in most cases about segregation that reached the Supreme Court including Brown v. Board of Education. He died on April 22, 1950 of a heart attack at the age of 54.

February 25, 2020

Benji T., Drake W., Anna F., Peter G., Susanna C., Ben C., and Katie H. represented DHMS this past Saturday as they competed at Regionals for the History Bee. They all did an outstanding job. Congratulations to Benji who finished 3rd among 8th graders, and Drake who finished 4th among 7th graders! Both students earned […]

  • Benji T., Drake W., Anna F., Peter G., Susanna C., Ben C., and Katie H. represented DHMS this past Saturday as they competed at Regionals for the History Bee. They all did an outstanding job. Congratulations to Benji who finished 3rd among 8th graders, and Drake who finished 4th among 7th graders! Both students earned a spot at Nationals and will have the chance to compete against students from across the nation in Chicago in June! Go Phoenix!
  • Congratulations to our Teacher Tuesday winners! These staff members were selected by their students for providing excellent supports in the classroom. Thank you Mr. Mann for helping me understand percentages, decimals, and fractions when I didn’t know them. If it wasn’t for Mr.Mann I would’ve gotten a bad grade. Thank you Mr. Johnsen for always being super helpful. He helps me stay organized and always answers my questions. Whenever I need someone I know I can relay on him. He is super supportive. Mr. Mann & Mr. Johnsen come to the office and see Ms. Kopiak to have your pictures taken with the wings!
  • Do you love all things American History and think you could slay in a trivia competition? You should consider competing in the US History Bee – a national trivia competition that focuses solely on US history. If this sounds interesting, come join Ms. Partington this Thursday, February 27th in room 336 , 2:30 – 3:15. We’ll talk about the competition and try out some trivia questions.
  • Dorothy Hamm’s 1st musical, Dear Edwina Jr., is next weekend. If you’d like to buy tickets ahead of time, Mrs. Donnelly will be selling tickets all next week during TA in Room 129. Tickets are $10 each. There are 3 shows – Feb 28 and 29th at 7pm and Sunday, March 1 at 2pm.
  • Today’s Black History Month contribution comes from Mrs. Scruggs TA. Misty Copeland is the first African American lead ballet dancer in the American Ballet Theatre. Under Armour choose Misty as one of the faces of their “I Will What I Want” campaign. She has also worked with many charitable organizations. In 2014, President Obama appointed Misty Copeland to the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition.

February 24, 2020

Congratulations to the DHMS Strategy Board Game club who tied for 1st place in their 2nd tournament. This is the 2nd tournament, and 2nd time they have placed 1st. Please Congratulate Austin W., who placed 1st in all of his games; Nick Y., who placed 2nd in all of his, and Alex E., Christian K., […]

  • Congratulations to the DHMS Strategy Board Game club who tied for 1st place in their 2nd tournament. This is the 2nd tournament, and 2nd time they have placed 1st. Please Congratulate Austin W., who placed 1st in all of his games; Nick Y., who placed 2nd in all of his, and Alex E., Christian K., Will A., Cal F., and Tommy T. for continuing the DHMS first place streak. The last tournament is in May.
  • Dorothy Hamm’s 1st musical, Dear Edwina Jr., is next weekend. If you’d like to buy tickets ahead of time, Mrs. Donnelly will be selling tickets all next week during TA in Room 129. Tickets are $10 each. There are 3 shows – Feb 28 and 29th at 7pm and Sunday, March 1 at 2pm.
  • Today’s Black History Month contribution comes from Ms. Field’s TA AND Ms. Foley’s TA. Kobe Bryant was a famous basketball player. In 1996 he was drafted with the 13th pick in the first round of the NBA draft by the Charlotte Hornets and then got traded to the Los Angeles Lakers before playing a single game as a Hornet. He was the 5th player to come straight from high school. He played for the Lakers for all 20 years of his NBA career. He was born on August 23, 1978 and he died on January 26, 2020 at age 41.Gigi Bryant was the daughter of basketball legend Kobe Bryant. Under his coaching and guidance, she was going to become one of the greatest female basketball players of all time. In light of her death, her family has created the Mamba Sports Foundation to create leaders and opportunities through sports.
  • This is your last week to donate to the DHMS Have a Heart Campaign. Please drop off all gently used blankets and towels to the donation bins in the main entrance lobby or by the kiss & ride doors. Have a heart, do your part and help out local animal shelters!

February 21, 2020

Congratulations to the following students who have qualified for the National History Bee Regional Finals: Katie H., Quinn B., Katherine B., Susanna C., Ben C., Anna F., Peter G., Charlie J., Cecelia M., Sydney N., Takanori T., Drake W., Darya W., and Benjamin T. These students have the opportunity to represent our school this Saturday […]

  • Congratulations to the following students who have qualified for the National History Bee Regional Finals: Katie H., Quinn B., Katherine B., Susanna C., Ben C., Anna F., Peter G., Charlie J., Cecelia M., Sydney N., Takanori T., Drake W., Darya W., and Benjamin T. These students have the opportunity to represent our school this Saturday at the Regional Finals Tournament and possibly move on to the National Qualifiers! If you see them in the halls to day, tell them “Good Luck and Go Phoenix!”
  • The library will be closed all day today because of testing. We will be open during TA only.
  • Congratulations to the Breath of Fresh Air Winners for this week: Nisrine B., Sydney O., and Adel A.! These students demonstrated Respect to Themselves, Respect to Others, and Respect to our Environment at Dorothy Hamm. Thank you Nisrine for being extremely organized,Thank you Sydney helping a peer by using google translate, and thank you Adel for being kind to a life skills classmate. Please come to the office and see Ms. Cerrud for your reward.
  • Today’s Black History Month contribution comes from Mrs. Ascenzi’s TA, who researched Claudette Colvin. When Claudette Colvin was riding home from school in 1955, she refused to give up her seat to a white person. She was arrested and dragged of the bus. She was only 15 years old. Even though Claudette Colvin was before Rosa Parks, Rosa Parks was chosen to be the face of the movement. They didn’t want Claudette to be the face because she was young and because she got pregnant at a young age.
  • Dorothy Hamm’s 1st musical, Dear Edwina Jr., is next weekend. If you’d like to buy tickets ahead of time, Mrs. Donnelly will be selling tickets all next week during TA in Room 129. Tickets are $10 each. There are 3 shows – Feb 28 and 29th at 7pm and Sunday, March 1 at 2pm.
  • Are you interested in going on a field trip to the African American History Museum? Through the Office of Equity and Excellence, Ms. Elliott will be taking a group of students to learn more about the rich history of African American culture on Tuesday March 3rd. Use the QR code on the TVs to fill out an interest form. If you have any questions please see Ms. Elliott.

February 20, 2020

The library will be closed all day today and Friday because of testing. We will be open during TA only. Dorothy Hamm’s 1st musical, Dear Edwina Jr., is next weekend. If you’d like to buy tickets ahead of time, Mrs. Donnelly will be selling tickets all next week during TA in Room 129. Tickets are […]

  • The library will be closed all day today and Friday because of testing. We will be open during TA only.
  • Dorothy Hamm’s 1st musical, Dear Edwina Jr., is next weekend. If you’d like to buy tickets ahead of time, Mrs. Donnelly will be selling tickets all next week during TA in Room 129. Tickets are $10 each. There are 3 shows – Feb 28 and 29th at 7pm and Sunday, March 1 at 2pm.
  • There will be Newspaper Club after school today in the library. ALL are welcome.
  • Tomorrow is our last Board game meeting before Saturday’s tournament. Please make sure you attend, if you are registered to play on Saturday. Or, see Mrs. Richardson before Thursday afternoon.
  • Are you interested in going on a field trip to the African American History Museum? Through the Office of Equity and Excellence, Ms. Elliott will be taking a group of students to learn more about the rich history of African American culture on Tuesday March 3rd. Use the QR code on the TVs to fill out an interest form. If you have any questions please see Ms. Elliott.

February 19, 2020

Congratulations to the following students who submitted a scientific paper to the Virginia Junior Academy of Science. Thank you for all of your hard work and good luck! Elizabeth A., Evie S., Ella C., Ophelia T., Emma H., Darya W. Simran K,, and Avery P. The library will be closed Thursday and Friday of this […]

  • Congratulations to the following students who submitted a scientific paper to the Virginia Junior Academy of Science. Thank you for all of your hard work and good luck! Elizabeth A., Evie S., Ella C., Ophelia T., Emma H., Darya W. Simran K,, and Avery P.
  • The library will be closed Thursday and Friday of this week for testing. If you need any books, please visit today.
  • TAB will meet today in the library. You must come up to the library this morning to get a pass if you’re buying lunch. We will not be handing out passes in the cafeteria.
  • Are you interested in going on a field trip to the African American History Museum? Through the Office of Equity and Excellence, Ms. Elliott will be taking a group of students to learn more about the rich history of African American culture on Tuesday March 3rd. Use the QR code on the TVs to fill out an interest form. If you have any questions please see Ms. Elliott.
  • Today’s Black History Month contribution comes from the Ms. Japec’s TA’s. Who researched the Exonerated Five formerly known as the Central Park Five. They were wrongfully convicted and sentenced between 6 and 13+ years in prison for crimes they did not do. There story can be watched in the 2019 Netflix docuseries “When They See US” which won several awards.
  • Tomorrow is our last Board game meeting before Saturday’s tournament. Please make sure you attend, if you are registered to play on Saturday. Or, see Mrs. Richardson before Thursday afternoon.

February 18, 2020

TAB will meet tomorrow in the library. You must come up to the library today or tomorrow to get a pass if you’re buying lunch. We will not be handing out passes in the cafeteria tomorrow. Are you interested in going on a field trip to the African American History Museum? Through the Office of […]

  • TAB will meet tomorrow in the library. You must come up to the library today or tomorrow to get a pass if you’re buying lunch. We will not be handing out passes in the cafeteria tomorrow.
  • Are you interested in going on a field trip to the African American History Museum? Through the Office of Equity and Excellence, Ms. Elliott will be taking a group of students to learn more about the rich history of African American culture on Tuesday March 3rd. Use the QR code on the TVs to fill out an interest form. If you have any questions please see Ms. Elliott.
  • Congratulations to the winners of Teacher Tuesday! Give a round of applause to Ms. Taylor and Ms. Rodgers! Ms. Taylor’s student shared: She is great. She plans our TA breakfasts, and makes solutions to all of our problems. She lets us do fun things during TA and Phoenix time. Ms. Rodgers student shared this: She is great with Best Buddies and always has fun! Ms. Taylor and Ms. Rodgers come and see Ms. Kopiak to get a picture with your Phoenix wings when you have a chance.
  • The DHMS Kindness Club is still hosting its Have a Heart Campaign where we’re collecting gently used blankets and towels to donate to local animal shelters. We’ll be collecting these items throughout the month of February. Collection bins are in the main entrance lobby and by the kiss & ride doors. Any questions? Please see Ms. Zeller, Ms. Katcher or Ms. Schaefer

February 14, 2020

Are you interested in going on a field trip to the African American History Museum? Through the Office of Equity and Excellence, Ms. Elliott will be taking a group of students to learn more about the rich history of African American culture on Tuesday March 3rd. Use the QR code on the TVs to fill […]

  • Are you interested in going on a field trip to the African American History Museum? Through the Office of Equity and Excellence, Ms. Elliott will be taking a group of students to learn more about the rich history of African American culture on Tuesday March 3rd. Use the QR code on the TVs to fill out an interest form. If you have any questions please see Ms. Elliott.
  • Congratulations to our Breath of Fresh Air winners! These students showed Respect to Themselves, Respect to Others, and Respect to the Environment. Let’s celebrate: Olivia D. for being responsible helpful and kind, Kaliyah A. for being an awesome helper, Robbie M. for helping in TA, Hermela B. for her integrity and courage, Joe M. for helping a classmate, Mariel B. for being a good friend and finding a pencil. On this day, we celebrate kindness and love towards one another. Join me in congratulating our students for embracing this. Please come to the office to get your awards.
  • If you are submitting a paper to VJAS, please make sure you submit your final paper in Google Classroom. Also, see Ms. Shanker if you have not filled out the Student Entry forms! This must be done before the end of the day today!
  • This message is for ALL students: ALL Course Request Forms for ALL grades MUST be turned in to your school counselor NO LATER THAN Friday, February 14th. If you have any question, see your school counselor Ms. Pennington, Mr. Tuttle or Ms. Schaefer.
  • Today’s Black History Month Contribution comes from Ms. Cobbs’ TA who researched Lonnie G Johnson. Johnson is known for creating the Super Soaker, a very important part of many children’s childhoods, and he also worked for NASA and made a Johnson Thermoelectric Energy Converter

February 13, 2020

Swim season is here! There will be an interest meeting today at 2:45pm in the cafeteria for students interested in joining the team. Come meet the coaches and get information on the season. This message is for ALL students: ALL Course Request Forms for ALL grades MUST be turned in to your school counselor by […]

  • Swim season is here! There will be an interest meeting today at 2:45pm in the cafeteria for students interested in joining the team. Come meet the coaches and get information on the season.
  • This message is for ALL students: ALL Course Request Forms for ALL grades MUST be turned in to your school counselor by tomorrow, Friday, February 14th. If you have any question, see your school counselor Ms. Pennington, Mr. Tuttle or Ms. Schaefer.
  • Today’s Black History Month Contribution comes from Ms. Kroger’s TA who researched Zora Neale Hurston. Zora Neale Hurston was an American author, anthropologist, and filmmaker. She portrayed racial struggles in the early-20th-century American South. She also published research on Hoodoo. The most popular of her four novels is Their Eyes Were Watching God, which was published in 1937.

February 12, 2020

Swim season is here! There will be an interest meeting on Thursday, 2/13 at 2:45pm in the cafeteria for students interested in joining the team. Come meet the coaches and get information on the season. This message is for ALL students: ALL Course Request Forms for ALL grades MUST be turned in to your school […]

  • Swim season is here! There will be an interest meeting on Thursday, 2/13 at 2:45pm in the cafeteria for students interested in joining the team. Come meet the coaches and get information on the season.
  • This message is for ALL students: ALL Course Request Forms for ALL grades MUST be turned in to your school counselor NO LATER THAN Friday, February 14th. If you have any question, see your school counselor Ms. Pennington, Mr. Tuttle or Ms. Schaefer.
  • Today’s Black History Month Contribution comes from Senora Cortes’ TA who researched Langston Hughes. Langston Hughes was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist from Joplin, Missouri. He moved to New York City as a young man, where he made his career. One of the earliest innovators of the then-new literary art form called jazz poetry, Hughes is best known as a leader of the Harlem Renaissance.

February 11, 2020

Attention all students who turned in permission slips for Phoenix Bikes! Today is our first meeting. Come to Mr. Mann’s room after school. See Mr. Mann, Ms. Ascenzi, or Ms. Scruggs for questions! Congratulations to our Teacher Tuesday winners! Your students have nominated you for the wonderful ways you engage them in learning! Today’s winners […]

  • Attention all students who turned in permission slips for Phoenix Bikes! Today is our first meeting. Come to Mr. Mann’s room after school. See Mr. Mann, Ms. Ascenzi, or Ms. Scruggs for questions!
  • Congratulations to our Teacher Tuesday winners! Your students have nominated you for the wonderful ways you engage them in learning! Today’s winners are Sally Donnelly and Melissa Cobbs! One student said this about Ms. Donnelly, “She makes learning fun and always helps us when we need it.” Another student said this “Mrs. Cobbs’ teaching style has increased my understanding and love of math! Mrs. Cobbs is very kind and takes the time to teach us in a way we can all understand. She makes our math activities fun! ” Ms. Donnelly and Mrs. Cobbs come up and have your picture taken with Ms. Kopiak!
  • If you signed up to be a part of the DHMS Kindness Club’s Mini Mural Project, we’ll meet this Tuesday, February 11th in room 134. Can’t wait to see you! Any questions about signing up? Please see Ms. Dabney.
  • This message is for ALL students: ALL Course Request Forms for ALL grades MUST be turned in to your school counselor NO LATER THAN Friday, February 14th. If you have any question, see your school counselor Ms. Pennington, Mr. Tuttle or Ms. Schaefer.
  • Swim season is here! There will be an interest meeting on Thursday, 2/13 at 2:45pm in the cafeteria for students interested in joining the team. Come meet the coaches and get information on the season.

February 10, 2020

If you would like to attend the Kate Messner author visit and you have a signed in-school field trip form, please return it to the library during TA today to get a pass. Teachers who are bringing their classes to see Kate Messner today, please arrive at the auditorium by 1:25. The event will promptly […]

  • If you would like to attend the Kate Messner author visit and you have a signed in-school field trip form, please return it to the library during TA today to get a pass.
  • Teachers who are bringing their classes to see Kate Messner today, please arrive at the auditorium by 1:25. The event will promptly begin at 1:30 so we can end by dismissal time.
  • Do you enjoy creating art? Would you like to leave a lasting contribution to Dorothy Hamm Middle School? February 11th, the Kindness Club is sponsoring a mini mural project after school. All are welcome….but space is limited. If you would like to help create beautiful panels that will become a long lasting exhibit on the 1st floor, please sign up. Ms. Dabney will be available with the sign up sheets during each lunch. Remember….the space is limited…so sign up soon if you want to participate. We can’t wait to see you.
  • If you signed up to be a part of the DHMS Kindness Club’s Mini Mural Project, we’ll meet this Tuesday, February 11th in room 134. Can’t wait to see you! Any questions about signing up? Please see Ms. Dabney.
  • This message is for ALL students: ALL Course Request Forms for ALL grades MUST be turned in to your school counselor NO LATER THAN Friday, February 14th. If you have any question, see your school counselor Ms. Pennington, Mr. Tuttle or Ms. Schaefer.
  • Today’s Black History Month Contribution comes from Mrs. Richardson’s TA who researched Gwen Ifill. In 1999, she became the first woman of African descent to host a nationally televised U.S. public affairs program with Washington Week in Review. She was the moderator and managing editor of Washington Week and co-anchor and co-managing editor, with Judy Woodruff, of the PBS NewsHour, both of which air on PBS.

February 7, 2020

Today’s Black History Month contribution comes from Mr. L’s TA. Philip Emeagwali is a Nigerian-American computer scientist. He won the 1989 Gordon Bell Prize for price-performance in high-performance computing applications, in an oil reservoir modeling calculation using a novel mathematical formulation and implementation. If you would like to attend the Kate Messner author visit and […]

  • Today’s Black History Month contribution comes from Mr. L’s TA. Philip Emeagwali is a Nigerian-American computer scientist. He won the 1989 Gordon Bell Prize for price-performance in high-performance computing applications, in an oil reservoir modeling calculation using a novel mathematical formulation and implementation.
  • If you would like to attend the Kate Messner author visit and you have a signed in-school field trip form, please return it to the library today to get a pass.
  • Do you enjoy creating art? Would you like to leave a lasting contribution to Dorothy Hamm Middle School? February 11th, the Kindness Club is sponsoring a mini mural project after school. All are welcome….but space is limited. If you would like to help create beautiful panels that will become a long lasting exhibit on the 1st floor, please sign up. Ms. Dabney will be available with the sign up sheets during each lunch. Remember….the space is limited…so sign up soon if you want to participate. We can’t wait to see you.”
  • Congratulations to our Breath of Fresh Air Winners! Thank you for respecting yourself, respecting others, and respecting your environment! Today’s winners are: Alex B., J J, and Andy G. Thank you Alex for working hard in class, J. J.  for helping a friend out, and Andy for working hard on classwork. Your teachers appreciate all of your efforts!

February 6, 2020

There will be no board game club or Homework Club today. Newspaper Club will meet after school in the library until 3:15. Do you enjoy creating art? Would you like to leave a lasting contribution to Dorothy Hamm Middle School? February 11th, the Kindness Club is sponsoring a mini mural project after school. All are […]

  • There will be no board game club or Homework Club today.
  • Newspaper Club will meet after school in the library until 3:15.
  • Do you enjoy creating art? Would you like to leave a lasting contribution to Dorothy Hamm Middle School? February 11th, the Kindness Club is sponsoring a mini mural project after school. All are welcome….but space is limited. If you would like to help create beautiful panels that will become a long lasting exhibit on the 1st floor, please sign up. Ms. Dabney will be available with the sign up sheets during each lunch. Remember….the space is limited…so sign up soon if you want to participate. We can’t wait to see you.

February 5, 2020

TAB meets today in the library. All are welcome! Congrats to the boys basketball team for a great game against Swanson yesterday. Thank you to all students for your respectful behavior in the performance yesterday.

  • TAB meets today in the library. All are welcome!
  • Congrats to the boys basketball team for a great game against Swanson yesterday.
  • Thank you to all students for your respectful behavior in the performance yesterday.

February 4, 2020

The Spiritwear Store is open through February 10, place your order online via the DHMS website! February is Black History Month. Black History Month is a time we celebrate African American and Black people’s contributions to our country! Everyday this month we will be sharing a contribution researched by TA classes. Today we celebrate the […]

  • The Spiritwear Store is open through February 10, place your order online via the DHMS website!
  • February is Black History Month. Black History Month is a time we celebrate African American and Black people’s contributions to our country! Everyday this month we will be sharing a contribution researched by TA classes. Today we celebrate the contributions of Dorothy Hamm a a civil rights activist who was a leader in the federal desegregation suit that lead to the desegregation of this building 61 years ago yesterday!
  • The DHMS Kindness Club is hosing it’s Have a Heart Campaign where we’re collecting gently used blankets and towels to donate to local animal shelters. We’ll be collecting these items throughout the month of February. Collection bins are in the main entrance lobby and by the kiss & ride doors. Any questions? Please see Ms. Zeller, Ms. Katcher or Ms. Schaefer.
  • TAB will meet tomorrow in the library during lunch. All are welcome!
  • Congratulations to Ms. Scruggs and Ms. Hill for winning Teacher Tuesday! Your students nominated you for this tremendous honor! One student shared this about Ms. Hill: She was really supportive when I needed help and she’s really nice. I really like the way she teaches. Another student shared this about Ms. Scruggs: She always gives me advice in her point of view and in my shoes.
  • Today’s Black History Month Contribution comes from Ms. Ducassoux’s TA Class. Today we celebrate: Shirley Chisholm, American politician, educator, and author. Shriley Chisolm was the first African American women to serve in Congress in 1968.

February 3, 2020

The Spiritwear Store is open through February 10, place your order online via the DHMS website! February is Black History Month. Black History Month is a time we celebrate African American and Black people’s contributions to our country! Everyday this month we will be sharing a contribution researched by TA classes. Today we celebrate the […]

  • The Spiritwear Store is open through February 10, place your order online via the DHMS website!
  • February is Black History Month. Black History Month is a time we celebrate African American and Black people’s contributions to our country! Everyday this month we will be sharing a contribution researched by TA classes. Today we celebrate the contributions of Dorothy Hamm a a civil rights activist who was a leader in the federal lawsuit that lead to the desegregation of this building 61 years ago yesterday!

January 30, 2020

Attention 8th graders! Counselors from Yorktown and W&L will be presenting to you today at 8:30. When TA ends, those slated to go to Yorktown should report to the auditorium and those slated to go to W&L should go to the cafeteria. Be sure to bring your high school CRF with you. Back by popular […]

  • Attention 8th graders! Counselors from Yorktown and W&L will be presenting to you today at 8:30. When TA ends, those slated to go to Yorktown should report to the auditorium and those slated to go to W&L should go to the cafeteria. Be sure to bring your high school CRF with you.
  • Back by popular demand, the PROS community service group is hosting another Bake Sale after school today by the gym. When you buy a treat, you are helping the Arlington Street Peoples’ Assistance Network, or A-SPAN, as they serve the homeless. All proceeds will go to create Care Kits for vulnerable members of our community. Come on down and show your support while you enjoy a delicious snack!
  • There will be no Newspaper Club meeting today. We’ll see you next week!
  • The Spiritwear Store is open through February 10, place your order online via the DHMS website!
  • Congratulations to our Breath of Fresh Air Winners! We are announcing those who showed respect for themselves, respect for others, and respect for the environment, early this week. Since Friday is off, we are sharing today! Congratulations to: Tulgat A., Hunter S., and Kaleb T. Tulgat for being responsible, hardworking and kind. Hunter for working hard and getting support when needed. Kaleb for being honest and turning something into the office.
  • Students, if you would like to attend an away game, you will need to attend with a parent or guardian. Likewise, students from other schools who want to attend games at DHMS will need to have a parent or guardian with them.
  • Students can only take the late bus if they have attended an after-school club, program, practice, game, etc. Students who leave campus and then return to school will NOT be allowed to take the late bus.

January 29, 2020

The Spiritwear Store is open through February 10, place your order online via the DHMS website! All students interested in joining the bike club–we have just a few spaces left for bike club! Get your permission slips in to Ms. Scruggs by the end of the week! See her if you need one. Attention 8th […]

  • The Spiritwear Store is open through February 10, place your order online via the DHMS website!
  • All students interested in joining the bike club–we have just a few spaces left for bike club! Get your permission slips in to Ms. Scruggs by the end of the week! See her if you need one.
  • Attention 8th graders! Counselors from Yorktown and W&L will be presenting to you on Thursday, January 30th at 8:30. On Thursday, those slated to go to Yorktown should report to the auditorium right after TA and those slated to go to W&L should go to the cafeteria right after TA. You will receive your 9th grade CRF in TA on Thursday. Any questions? See Ms. Schaefer

January 28, 2020

The Spiritwear Store is open through February 10, place your order online via the DHMS website! The Kindness Club will meet on Tuesday, January 28th in Room 134. All are welcome to attend to help us plan February’s activity. Congratulations to our Teacher Tuesday winners! Ms. Ginnerty and Ms. Elliott were recognized by their students […]

  • The Spiritwear Store is open through February 10, place your order online via the DHMS website!
  • The Kindness Club will meet on Tuesday, January 28th in Room 134. All are welcome to attend to help us plan February’s activity.
  • Congratulations to our Teacher Tuesday winners! Ms. Ginnerty and Ms. Elliott were recognized by their students for being excellent educators.One student shared this about Ms. Ginnerty: She’s really nice and good at teaching choir. Another student shared this about Ms. Elliott: She is always there for us and works hard to help kids. We appreciate you! Please come up and see Ms. Kopiak to take a picture with your Phoenix wings!
  • Attention 8th graders! Counselors from Yorktown and W&L will be presenting to you on Thursday, January 30th at 8:30. On Thursday, those slated to go to Yorktown should report to the auditorium right after TA and those slated to go to W&L should go to the cafeteria right after TA. You will receive your 9th grade CRF in TA on Thursday. Any questions? See Ms. Schaefer.
  • All students interested in joining the bike club–we have just a few spaces left for bike club! Get your permission slips in to Ms. Scruggs by the end of the week! See her if you need one.

January 25, 2020

The Spiritwear Store is open through February 10, place your order online via the DHMS website! The Kindness Club will meet on Tuesday, January 28th in Room 134. All are welcome to attend to help us plan February’s activity. Join me in congratulating the following winners of a Breath of Fresh Air! Thank you all […]

  • The Spiritwear Store is open through February 10, place your order online via the DHMS website!
  • The Kindness Club will meet on Tuesday, January 28th in Room 134. All are welcome to attend to help us plan February’s activity.
  • Join me in congratulating the following winners of a Breath of Fresh Air! Thank you all for remembering to Respect Yourself, Respect Others, and Respect Your Environment. Thank you Kadin R-S for catching up on his work. We appreciate you Michael R. for being a great lunch buddy. Thank you Katherine S.C. for working hard on your classwork.

January 24, 2020

The Spiritwear Store is open through February 10, place your order online via the DHMS website! Could all students who qualified for the regional science fair meet Ms. Ginnerty outside the auditorium after morning announcements today to take a picture for the yearbook. Please stay tuned for the Breath of Fresh Air Winners on Monday! […]

  • The Spiritwear Store is open through February 10, place your order online via the DHMS website!
  • Could all students who qualified for the regional science fair meet Ms. Ginnerty outside the auditorium after morning announcements today to take a picture for the yearbook.
  • Please stay tuned for the Breath of Fresh Air Winners on Monday! Thank you all for remembering to Respect Yourself, Respect Others, and Respect Your Environment. We will announce our winners next week.

January 23, 2020

The Spiritwear Store is open through February 10, place your order online via the DHMS website! The Newspaper Club will meet in the library after school today.

  • The Spiritwear Store is open through February 10, place your order online via the DHMS website!
  • The Newspaper Club will meet in the library after school today.

January 22, 2020

TAB meets today in the library during lunch. All are welcome! The Spiritwear Store is open through February 10, place your order online via the DHMS website.

  • TAB meets today in the library during lunch. All are welcome!
  • The Spiritwear Store is open through February 10, place your order online via the DHMS website.

January 21, 2020

Today author Scott Simon is visiting DHMS today. If you are bringing your 4th period class, please arrive to the auditorium promptly after you take attendance. If as a student, you arranged already to attend as an in-school field trip, report to Room 129 for 4th period. If you pre-ordered a signed copy of the […]

  • Today author Scott Simon is visiting DHMS today. If you are bringing your 4th period class, please arrive to the auditorium promptly after you take attendance. If as a student, you arranged already to attend as an in-school field trip, report to Room 129 for 4th period. If you pre-ordered a signed copy of the book, it will be available at dismissal time in Room 129.
  • Attention DHMS Model UN Club! We will meet today in Mrs. Carlson’s room to prepare for WOLFMUN and other Spring Model UN Conferences. Please bring your forms and be ready to get to work! Both new and experienced members are welcome to join.
  • Three announcements from the library:
    • Pre-orders for Kate Messner’s book are due to Ms. Shanker today! If you forgot to bring your money but still want a book, just stop by the library to let Ms. Shanker know which books you want.
    • TAB meets tomorrow in the library. All are welcome.
    • If you are participating in VJAS, the first draft of your paper is due on Thursday. If you want to learn how to do your citations, stop by the library after school today or during Phoenix Time on Thursday.
  • Are you interested in bikes? Phoenix Bikes is coming to DHMS! On Tuesday, January 21, Mr. Duran will be *back* at all grade level lunches. Stop by his table to learn more!
  • Teachers, the Science project boards will be on display in the library all day today if you want to bring your classes to see them.
  • Attention students, on error, we neglected to announce last week’s Breath of Fresh Air Winners on Friday. Please join me in congratulating the following students for their wonderful job: Respecting Yourself, Respecting Others and Respecting Your Environment!
    • Malik P. V. for acknowledging he needed to do his work.
    • Sofia B. for helping Mrs. Taylor clean.
    • Ben B. for assisting a new student with work.
  • Congratulations to our fabulous teachers: Ms. Japec and Ms. Tosner! Your students nominated you for Teacher Tuesday. One student shared: Ms. Japec makes lessons fun, and cares about everyone in the classroom. Another student shared: Ms. Tosner is very helpful and encouraging in class. She provides us with fun assignments that are interesting.
  • The Spiritwear Store is open through February 10, place your order online via the DHMS website!

January 17, 2020

Author Kate Messner will be visiting DHMS on Monday, February 10. If you would like to pre-order her book, please get a pre-order form from your English or Reading teacher and return it to Ms. Shanker by Tuesday, January 21. The form is also available on the website. Are you interested in bikes? Phoenix Bikes […]

  • Author Kate Messner will be visiting DHMS on Monday, February 10. If you would like to pre-order her book, please get a pre-order form from your English or Reading teacher and return it to Ms. Shanker by Tuesday, January 21. The form is also available on the website.
  • Are you interested in bikes? Phoenix Bikes is coming to DHMS! On Tuesday, January 21, Mr. Duran will be *back* at all grade level lunches. Stop by his table to learn more!
  • Congratulations to all students who participated in the First Annual Dorothy Hamm Science Fair. Last night you made up proud by explaining your proudly explaining your science experiments to community members while showcasing your data analysis on your tri-fold boards. To all students and staff- if you are available to visit the library during 7th or 8th grade Phoenix Time, grade-level science fair galleries will be set up. Student scientists will be presenting their work and available to answer any questions you may have. Science fair participants, please check in to Phoenix Time and then report to the library.

January 16, 2020

The Newspaper Club will meet after school today in the library. Board Game Club will meet today from 2:30-3-30 in room 131. Author Kate Messner will be visiting DHMS on Monday, February 10. If you would like to pre-order her book, please get a pre-order form from your English or Reading teacher and return it […]

  • The Newspaper Club will meet after school today in the library.
  • Board Game Club will meet today from 2:30-3-30 in room 131.
  • Author Kate Messner will be visiting DHMS on Monday, February 10. If you would like to pre-order her book, please get a pre-order form from your English or Reading teacher and return it to Ms. Shanker by Tuesday, January 21. The form is also available on the website.
  • Students participating in the Geography Bee at 1:00 p.m. today need to see their Social Studies teacher to pick up their pass. If you have any questions, please see your Social Studies teacher.
  • Are you interested in bikes? Phoenix Bikes is coming to DHMS! On Tuesday, January 21, Mr. Duran will be *back* at all grade level lunches. Stop by his table to learn more!

January 15, 2020

Today is an Early Release Day. Author Kate Messner will be visiting DHMS on Monday, February 10. If you would like to pre-order her book, please get a pre-order form from your English or Reading teacher and return it to Ms. Shanker by Tuesday, January 21. The form is also available on the website. The […]

  • Today is an Early Release Day.
  • Author Kate Messner will be visiting DHMS on Monday, February 10. If you would like to pre-order her book, please get a pre-order form from your English or Reading teacher and return it to Ms. Shanker by Tuesday, January 21. The form is also available on the website.
  • The library has a new place for you to return books! If you enter the building near the parent drop-off on the first floor, you’ll see a new book return box (with a picture of Yoda on it). If you don’t need to come to the library to get a new book right away, you can drop off your books there.

January 14, 2020

Author Kate Messner will be visiting DHMS on Monday, February 10. If you would like to pre-order her book, please get a pre-order form from your English or Reading teacher and return it to Ms. Shanker by Tuesday, January 21. The form is also available on the website. The library has a new place for […]

  • Author Kate Messner will be visiting DHMS on Monday, February 10. If you would like to pre-order her book, please get a pre-order form from your English or Reading teacher and return it to Ms. Shanker by Tuesday, January 21. The form is also available on the website.
  • The library has a new place for you to return books! If you enter the building near the parent drop-off on the first floor, you’ll see a new book return box (with a picture of Yoda on it). If you don’t need to come to the library to get a new book right away, you can drop off your books there.
  • Students participating in the Science Fair this Thursday, there will be a Pep Talk starting in 5 minutes. Please report to the Auditorium right away.
  • Kindness Club will meet on January 14th in room 134 after school. Everyone is welcome to attend, even if you haven’t been able to come before. Any questions? See Ms. Zeller, Ms. Schaefer or Ms. Katcher.
  • Do you think you know a lot of fun interesting facts about the world and all kinds of subjects? Are you good at using logic to solve problems? Do you win Trivia Games ALL THE TIME!!? Come learn how to put those cool skills to the test in a national competition! Join Ms. Partington in the library this Tuesday, January 14th, 2:30 – 3:00, to find out about the American Scholastic Achievement League and their national competition.
  • Congratulations to our wonderful teachers: Ms. Palermo and Ms. Foley for being nominated by their students for Teacher Tuesday! One student shared this about Ms. Palermo: She is a teacher who pushes you to do your best and she is a great teacher in general. Another student shared that Ms. Foley gives us great projects and lets us have fun always! Congratulations Ms. Palermo and Ms. Foley.
  • Attention all 6th, 7th, and 8th graders: Join after school bike club! Over 12 weeks you’ll learn bike mechanics, build your own bike, and ride it home for free! You’ll have fun getting your hands dirty while learning practical skills and getting to know new students. Are you interested? Today, Mr. Duran from Phoenix Bikes will be at all three lunches to give you more information on our very first Dorothy Hamm Phoenix Bikes Earn a Bike program.
  • Math Counts is canceled today. Our next meeting will be Tuesday, January 21st.

January 13, 2020

Students going on the library field trip today should meet at the main entrance near the bus loop right after 1st period this morning. You do not need to bring anything with you. Congratulation to 6th graders, Devesh S. and Kaitlin M. They are two of the 3 MS winners in the APS Martin Luther […]

  • Students going on the library field trip today should meet at the main entrance near the bus loop right after 1st period this morning. You do not need to bring anything with you.
  • Congratulation to 6th graders, Devesh S. and Kaitlin M. They are two of the 3 MS winners in the APS Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Contest. Thanks for using your gift of writing to enter the contest.
  • Kindness Club will meet on January 14th in room 134 during ASP1. Everyone is welcome to attend, even if you haven’t been able to come before. Any questions? See Ms. Zeller, Ms. Schaefer or Ms. Katcher.

January 10, 2020

Kindness Club will meet on January 14th in room 134 after school. Everyone is welcome to attend, even if you haven’t been able to come before. Any questions? See Ms. Zeller, Ms. Schaefer or Ms. Katcher. All Boys to Men students please report to Mr. L’s room during lunch.

  • Kindness Club will meet on January 14th in room 134 after school. Everyone is welcome to attend, even if you haven’t been able to come before. Any questions? See Ms. Zeller, Ms. Schaefer or Ms. Katcher.
  • All Boys to Men students please report to Mr. L’s room during lunch.

January 9, 2020

The Newspaper Club meets today in Ms. Donnelly’s room after school until 3:30pm. All are welcome. Attention Boys Basketball Players: The callback list for 6th grade and 8th grade participants will be posted by the end of the day today, 7th grade tryouts will be held today after school. Callbacks will be held tomorrow, Friday […]

  • The Newspaper Club meets today in Ms. Donnelly’s room after school until 3:30pm. All are welcome.
  • Attention Boys Basketball Players: The callback list for 6th grade and 8th grade participants will be posted by the end of the day today, 7th grade tryouts will be held today after school. Callbacks will be held tomorrow, Friday after school and a late bus WILL be available. See Mr. Tagert or Mr. Loutsios with any questions.
  • There will be no homework club today–we will start back up next week.

January 8, 2020

The Newspaper Club meets Thursday in the library after school until 3:30pm. All are welcome. Author Scott Simon will visit DH on Jan. 21st. You can pre-order his book Sunnyside Plaza at a discount now. Deadline to pre-order is a week from today, 1/15th. The link to order is on the school website or visit […]

  • The Newspaper Club meets Thursday in the library after school until 3:30pm. All are welcome.
  • Author Scott Simon will visit DH on Jan. 21st. You can pre-order his book Sunnyside Plaza at a discount now. Deadline to pre-order is a week from today, 1/15th. The link to order is on the school website or visit Mrs. Donnelly with any questions.
  • TAB will meet today in the library during lunch. All are welcome!
  • Attention Girl’s Basketball: Please have your uniform returned by Friday. You may give it to Coach Riley or Coach Ratliff, thank you.

January 7, 2020

TAB will meet on Wednesday in the library during lunch. All are welcome! Math Counts will he canceled today, Tuesday, January 7th. The Model UN Club will kick off its 2020 season after school today, in Mrs. Carlson’s room, 338. Current and new members are welcome! Attention Girl’s Basketball: Please have your uniform returned by […]

  • TAB will meet on Wednesday in the library during lunch. All are welcome!
  • Math Counts will he canceled today, Tuesday, January 7th.
  • The Model UN Club will kick off its 2020 season after school today, in Mrs. Carlson’s room, 338. Current and new members are welcome!
  • Attention Girl’s Basketball: Please have your uniform returned by Friday. You may give it to Coach Riley or Coach Ratliff, thank you.

January 6, 2020

Boys basketball tryouts are this week. Check the DHMS website for more information. Wrestling starts on Thursday, January 9.

  • Boys basketball tryouts are this week. Check the DHMS website for more information.
  • Wrestling starts on Thursday, January 9.

December 20, 2019

Congratulations to our Breath of Fresh Air Winners! Join me in celebrating with the following six students in respecting others, respecting themselves, and respecting our school environment: Kate T. for being great for a substitute, A’Kari J. for getting ice for a hurt classmate, Cameron H. for helping to take games to the classroom, Michael […]

  • Congratulations to our Breath of Fresh Air Winners! Join me in celebrating with the following six students in respecting others, respecting themselves, and respecting our school environment: Kate T. for being great for a substitute, A’Kari J. for getting ice for a hurt classmate, Cameron H. for helping to take games to the classroom, Michael M. for using his Friday study hall to work on his writing, Kaleb T. for being responsible, and Melat M. for working hard during Phoenix Time. Come on up to the office to get your Breath of Fresh Air reward from Ms. Cerrud!
  • Breakfast closes at 7:40 a.m.
  • The library will close at 12 noon today to get ready for construction work being done over winter break. If you need books, please stop by before noon.
  • The time has come to start ordering your yearbook! For a limited time, yearbooks will be sold for $35. Go to www.jostens.com and search for our school, “Dorothy Hamm” or use the QR code on the flyers that are hung around the school building.
  • The 6th grade is very excited to announce their new team names: 6A will now be known as the DRAGONS and 6B will now be known as the GRIFFINS!! Let’s take to the sky 6th grade! Happy Winter Break!

December 19, 2019

Make sure you have enough to read over winter break. Stop by the library to pick up some good books! The time has come to start ordering your yearbook! For a limited time, yearbooks will be sold for $35. Go to www.jostens.com and search for our school, “Dorothy Hamm” or use the QR code on […]

  • Make sure you have enough to read over winter break. Stop by the library to pick up some good books!
  • The time has come to start ordering your yearbook! For a limited time, yearbooks will be sold for $35. Go to www.jostens.com and search for our school, “Dorothy Hamm” or use the QR code on the flyers that are hung around the school building.

December 18, 2019

Today is the last TAB meeting of 2019. All are welcome! Make sure you have enough to read over winter break. Stop by the library to pick up some good books! The time has come to start ordering your yearbook! For a limited time, yearbooks will be sold for $35. Go to www.jostens.com and search […]

  • Today is the last TAB meeting of 2019. All are welcome!
  • Make sure you have enough to read over winter break. Stop by the library to pick up some good books!
  • The time has come to start ordering your yearbook! For a limited time, yearbooks will be sold for $35. Go to www.jostens.com and search for our school, “Dorothy Hamm” or use the QR code on the flyers that are hung around the school building.

December 17, 2019

There is no UN Club today. Congratulations to Meagan Kroger and Maria Araya for being honored by your students for Teacher Tuesday! Students shared this about Ms. Kroger: She is very nice and loves to read and helps us if we are having trouble. Another student shared this about Ms. Araya: She made class work […]

  • There is no UN Club today.
  • Congratulations to Meagan Kroger and Maria Araya for being honored by your students for Teacher Tuesday! Students shared this about Ms. Kroger: She is very nice and loves to read and helps us if we are having trouble. Another student shared this about Ms. Araya: She made class work fun and it was easy to learn with the fun assignments that she gave us! She is very supportive and always helps when you ask questions! Ms. Kroger and Ms. Araya come down to see Ms. Kopiak and take a picture with your Phoenix wings! Congrats.
  • TAB will meet tomorrow (Wednesday) in the library. Bring your creativity–we’ll be working on a craft!
  • Make sure you have enough to read over winter break. Stop by the library to pick up some good books!
  • The time has come to start ordering your yearbook! For a limited time, yearbooks will be sold for $35. Go to www.jostens.com and search for our school, “Dorothy Hamm” or use the QR code on the flyers that are hung around the school building.
  • Tech Tuesday will end at 3:30 pm today so make arrangements to go home afterwards.

December 16, 2019

The library is open for book check out today and all week. Make sure you have enough to read over winter break! The time has come to start ordering your yearbook! For a limited time, yearbooks will be sold for $35. Go to www.jostens.com and search for our school, “Dorothy Hamm” or use the QR […]

  • The library is open for book check out today and all week. Make sure you have enough to read over winter break!
  • The time has come to start ordering your yearbook! For a limited time, yearbooks will be sold for $35. Go to www.jostens.com and search for our school, “Dorothy Hamm” or use the QR code on the flyers that are hung around the school building.
  • There will be no GSA or Sisterhood today

December 13, 2019

Congratulations to our Breath of Fresh Air Winners! These students showed respect for themselves, respect for others, and respect to our environment. Please join me in congratulating: Coco G. for helping Mrs. Taylor to clean up, Zaria B. for being a great student for the substitute, and Eyourab F. for helping a peer. Come to […]

  • Congratulations to our Breath of Fresh Air Winners! These students showed respect for themselves, respect for others, and respect to our environment. Please join me in congratulating: Coco G. for helping Mrs. Taylor to clean up, Zaria B. for being a great student for the substitute, and Eyourab F. for helping a peer. Come to the office to pick up your prizes from Ms. Cerrud! Get excited for next Friday, when we will announce six winners!
  • The PROS Club will be selling Winter Grams before school and during lunch this week. Send a happy note with some candy to your friends for just $1. All of the money raised will go to help feed the homeless in Arlington. Spread some joy to your friends and buy a Winter Gram today.
  • Reminder – the 6th grade Concert Band will rehearse today during Phoenix Time. Bring you instrument and music!
  • It’s the final day of the book fair! Come up to the library before 1pm today to make your purchase.
  • The time has come to start ordering your yearbook! For a limited time, yearbooks will be sold for $35. Go to www.jostens.com and search for our school, “Dorothy Hamm” or use the QR code on the flyers that are hung around the school building.
  • Attention 7th and 8th graders. Today is the last day to sign up for our FIRST Science Fair. Please ask your Science teacher for help and sign up right away.
  • Congratulations to all of the 8th grade students who participated in last night’s Meet the Authors celebration. Your teachers, administrators and parents are so proud of the unique stories you’ve crafted and the enthusiasm you brought to the event. A special thanks to the teachers, staff, administrators and parents who volunteered their time to support our student writers. Ms. Sanderson and Ms. Juengst’s hearts are full of gratitude.

December 12, 2019

Congratulations to the band students for a fantastic first concert last night! The PROS Club will be selling Winter Grams before school and during lunch this week. Send a happy note with some candy to your friends for just $1. All of the money raised will go to help feed the homeless in Arlington. Spread […]

  • Congratulations to the band students for a fantastic first concert last night!
  • The PROS Club will be selling Winter Grams before school and during lunch this week. Send a happy note with some candy to your friends for just $1. All of the money raised will go to help feed the homeless in Arlington. Spread some joy to your friends and buy a Winter Gram today.
  • The Newspaper Club has posted 2 new articles to the online Tales of the Phoenix Newspaper. One article is asking for help. We are looking for someone with artistic talent to help design the newpaper’s logo. If interested, please fill out the Logo Contest Form. The form can be found in the article found by going to the DHMS website and clicking on ACTIVITIES. The newspaper link is in the dropdown menu. Have fun reading our new articles. ALSO all are welcome to join the newspaper club. Our next meeting is Thursday, JANUARY 9th.
  • The book fair is open for two more days. Come up to the library before 12:30 on Friday to make your purchase. We will be open for one more evening event tonight from 6-8:30.
  • The time has come to start ordering your yearbook! For a limited time, yearbooks will be sold for $35. Go to www.jostens.com and search for our school, “Dorothy Hamm” or use the QR code on the flyers that are hung around the school building.
  • Attention 7th and 8th graders. The link to sign up for the FIRST Dorothy Hamm Science Fair will close this Friday. Sign up right away. Our Science Fair will take place at our school on Thursday January 16 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.

December 11, 2019

The Newspaper Club has posted 2 new articles to the online Tales of the Phoenix Newspaper. One article is asking for help. We are looking for someone with artistic talent to help design the newpaper’s logo. If interested, please fill out the Logo Contest Form. The form can be found in the article found by […]

  • The Newspaper Club has posted 2 new articles to the online Tales of the Phoenix Newspaper. One article is asking for help. We are looking for someone with artistic talent to help design the newpaper’s logo. If interested, please fill out the Logo Contest Form. The form can be found in the article found by going to the DHMS website and clicking on ACTIVITIES. The newspaper link is in the dropdown menu. Have fun reading our new articles. ALSO all are welcome to join the newspaper club. Our next meeting is Thursday, JANUARY 9th.
  • Reminder – the 6th grade Concert Band will rehearse today during Phoenix Time. Bring your instrument and music!
  • The book fair is open! Students will visit with their English or Reading class and you may also come up to the fair during TA, Phoenix Time, or lunch (after you eat). We are closed for book check out but ebooks are always available on your iPads!

December 10, 2019

Congratulations to our teachers, Ms. Myers and Ms. Casteel! Our students and families have chosen them as our terrific Tuesday Teachers. One student said, “Ms. Casteel always comes up with fun activities to teach us Science. She is funny and motivates us to learn and do the best we can.” Another student shared that “She […]

  • Congratulations to our teachers, Ms. Myers and Ms. Casteel! Our students and families have chosen them as our terrific Tuesday Teachers. One student said, “Ms. Casteel always comes up with fun activities to teach us Science. She is funny and motivates us to learn and do the best we can.” Another student shared that “She always slows down and adds fun activities to our classroom. She is very good at letting us take breaks while still learning. The class work she gives doesn’t make it so hard you can’t do it but not so easy that you don’t learn. She is so helpful and makes sure everyone is successful.” Ms. Myers and Ms. Casteel come to the office to get your Phoenix wings picture!
  • A message from Mrs. Ducassoux: any band students performing the brass fanfare for the winter concert should report to the band room for a brief practice.
  • The book fair is open! Students will visit with their English or Reading class and you may also come up to the fair during TA, Phoenix Time, or lunch (after you eat). We are closed for book check out but ebooks are always available on your iPads!
  • The Kindness Club will meet on Tuesday, December 10th in room 134 from 2:30 – 3:30. Everyone is welcome to attend, even if you haven’t attended before. We need your help in planning for our upcoming events and working on our Kindness Tree! Any questions? See Ms.Schaefer, Ms. Zeller or Ms. Katcher.
  • Attention staff and students! The Kindness Club is working with the Arlington Police Department for their “Fill the Cruiser” campaign! We’ll be collecting toys now through December 11th. Please bring NEW and UNWRAPPED toys (newborn – 17) to the decorated bin located in the main office. Help spread kindness and cheer to children in the community this holiday season! Any questions? Please see Ms. Schaefer, Ms. Zeller or Ms. Katcher.
  • The time has come to start ordering your yearbook! For a limited time, yearbooks will be sold for $35. Go to www.jostens.com and search for our school, “Dorothy Hamm” or use the QR code on the flyers that are hung around the school building.
  • Attention 7th and 8th graders. The link to sign up for the FIRST Dorothy Hamm Science Fair will close this Friday. Sign up right away. Our Science Fair will take place at our school on Thursday January 16 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.
  • Attention 8th graders: If you plan to run a writing workshop during the authors night celebration on Thursday, please report to a mandatory lunch meeting today in Ms. Juengst’s room #325. We will be reviewing the expectations and directions for each station. (please repeat)

December 9, 2019

The book fair is open! Students will visit with their English or Reading class and you may also come up to the fair during TA, Phoenix Time, or lunch (after you eat). We are closed for book check out but ebooks are always available on your iPads! The Kindness Club will meet on Tuesday, December […]

  • The book fair is open! Students will visit with their English or Reading class and you may also come up to the fair during TA, Phoenix Time, or lunch (after you eat). We are closed for book check out but ebooks are always available on your iPads!
  • The Kindness Club will meet on Tuesday, December 10th in room 134 from 2:30 – 3:30. Everyone is welcome to attend, even if you haven’t attended before. We need your help in planning for our upcoming events and working on our Kindness Tree! Any questions? See Ms.Schaefer, Ms. Zeller or Ms. Katcher.
  • Attention staff and students! The Kindness Club is working with the Arlington Police Department for their “Fill the Cruiser” campaign! We’ll be collecting toys now through December 11th. Please bring NEW and UNWRAPPED toys (newborn – 17) to the decorated bin located in the main office. Help spread kindness and cheer to children in the community this holiday season! Any questions? Please see Ms. Schaefer, Ms. Zeller or Ms. Katcher.
  • The time has come to start ordering your yearbook! For a limited time, yearbooks will be sold for $35. Go to www.jostens.com and search for our school, “Dorothy Hamm” or use the QR code on the flyers that are hung around the school building.
  • Attention 7th and 8th graders. The link to sign up for the FIRST Dorothy Hamm Science Fair will close this Friday. Sign up right away. Our Science Fair will take place at our school on Thursday January 16 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.

December 6, 2019

Congratulations to our Phoenix Breath of Fresh Air Winners for the week. Colby C., A’Kari J., and Taulant K. demonstrated respect towards themselves, respect towards others and respect to our environment. Come down to the office to get your prize! The teacher preview for the book fair is today. All teachers: please stop by anytime […]

  • Congratulations to our Phoenix Breath of Fresh Air Winners for the week. Colby C., A’Kari J., and Taulant K. demonstrated respect towards themselves, respect towards others and respect to our environment. Come down to the office to get your prize!
  • The teacher preview for the book fair is today. All teachers: please stop by anytime to make your wish lists for your classroom libraries. Hot chocolate and cookies are being served!
  • Reminder from Mrs. Ducassoux: brass students performing the concert fanfare should report to the band room for a brief practice.
  • The Book Fair is coming up next week! All students will visit the book fair with their English or Reading classes one day next week. You can also shop at the book fair during TA, Phoenix Time, and lunch (after you eat).
  • The Kindness Club will meet on Tuesday, December 10th in room 134 from 2:30 – 3:30. Everyone is welcome to attend, even if you haven’t attended before. We need your help in planning for our upcoming events and working on our Kindness Tree! Any questions? See Ms.Schaefer, Ms. Zeller or Ms. Katcher.
  • Attention staff and students! The Kindness Club is working with the Arlington Police Department for their “Fill the Cruiser” campaign! We’ll be collecting toys now through December 11th. Please bring NEW and UNWRAPPED toys (newborn – 17) to the decorated bin located in the main office. Help spread kindness and cheer to children in the community this holiday season! Any questions? Please see Ms. Schaefer, Ms. Zeller or Ms. Katcher.
  • The time has come to start ordering your yearbook! For a limited time, yearbooks will be sold for $35. Go to www.jostens.com and search for our school, “Dorothy Hamm” or use the QR code on the flyers that are hung around the school building.
  • Attention 7th and 8th graders. Have you signed up to participate in the FIRST Dorothy Hamm Science Fair yet? Our Science Fair will take place at our school on Thursday January 16 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. We are excited to see what you did for Science Project. Don’t hesitate and sign up right away.

December 5, 2019

There will be no FCCLA meeting today. See you next Thursday. The Book Fair is coming up next week! All students will visit the book fair with their English or Reading classes one day next week. You can also shop at the book fair during TA, Phoenix Time, and lunch (after you eat). The Kindness […]

  • There will be no FCCLA meeting today. See you next Thursday.
  • The Book Fair is coming up next week! All students will visit the book fair with their English or Reading classes one day next week. You can also shop at the book fair during TA, Phoenix Time, and lunch (after you eat).
  • The Kindness Club will meet on Tuesday, December 10th in room 134 from 2:30 – 3:30. Everyone is welcome to attend, even if you haven’t attended before. We need your help in planning for our upcoming events and working on our Kindness Tree! Any questions? See Ms.Schaefer, Ms. Zeller or Ms. Katcher.
  • Attention Jazz Band members: Jazz Band is canceled for today. Mr. Wilkin will see you next Thursday!
  • The Newspaper club will meet today in room 129. This will be the only meeting in December; all are welcome!
  • The Board Game Club will meet today in room 131. This will be the only meeting in December; all are welcome!
  • Attention staff and students! The Kindness Club is working with the Arlington Police Department for their “Fill the Cruiser” campaign! We’ll be collecting toys now through December 11th. Please bring NEW and UNWRAPPED toys (newborn – 17) to the decorated bin located in the main office. Help spread kindness and cheer to children in the community this holiday season! Any questions? Please see Ms. Schaefer, Ms. Zeller or Ms. Katcher.
  • Reminder from Mrs. Ducassoux: The 6th Grade Concert Band will rehearse today during Phoenix Time. Bring your instrument and music!

December 4, 2019

Reminder from Mrs. Ducassoux: brass students interested in performing the concert fanfare should report to the band room for a brief practice. TAB will meet today, Wednesday, December 4 in the library. All are welcome! The Book Fair is coming up next week! All students will visit the book fair with their English or Reading […]

  • Reminder from Mrs. Ducassoux: brass students interested in performing the concert fanfare should report to the band room for a brief practice.
  • TAB will meet today, Wednesday, December 4 in the library. All are welcome!
  • The Book Fair is coming up next week! All students will visit the book fair with their English or Reading classes one day next week. You can also shop at the book fair during TA, Phoenix Time, and lunch (after you eat).
  • Students attending the walking field trip to Washington Liberty today should be ready to leave at 8 am in Ms. Sanderson’s or Ms. Juengst’s rooms. Bring a coat. All other items can be left behind at school.

December 3, 2019

Students attending the walking field trip to Washington-Liberty High School tomorrow should be ready to leave at 8 am in Ms. Sanderson’s or Ms. Juengst’s rooms. Bring a coat and your book. All other items can be left behind at school. Congratulations to our fabulous teachers: Beth Sanderson and Julie Westcott! Your students nominated you […]

  • Students attending the walking field trip to Washington-Liberty High School tomorrow should be ready to leave at 8 am in Ms. Sanderson’s or Ms. Juengst’s rooms. Bring a coat and your book. All other items can be left behind at school.
  • Congratulations to our fabulous teachers: Beth Sanderson and Julie Westcott! Your students nominated you for Teacher Tuesday. They wanted to honor your hard work and dedication. Ms. Sandersons’s students said: “She always puts back feed back giving the positives and negatives when handing back out papers or projects.” Ms. Westcott’s students said: “She is very patient and nice. She is personally one of my favorite teachers. She also gives us lots of privileges. On my first day I saw how she acted and she is still very nice and energetic. I always look forward to going to TA in the morning.”
  • Congratulations to the following orchestra students who made the Arlington Junior Honors Orchestra: Satya N., Audrey P., and Elliana S. We also had seven students make the Arlington Honors Orchestra: Scarlett B., Ryan C., Sam J., Brandon K., Lola R., Evie S., and Nora S. We are so proud of these orchestra students who will be representing DHMS in these countywide groups!
  • TAB will meet tomorrow, Wednesday, December 4 in the library. All are welcome!
  • There will be a short tech theatre interest meeting for anyone wishing to participate backstage for the school musical immediately after school on Tuesday, December 3rd (today).
  • The time has come to start ordering your yearbook! For a limited time, yearbooks will be sold for $35. Go to www.jostens.com and search for our school, “Dorothy Hamm” or use the QR code on the flyers that are hung around the school building.
  • Attention 7th and 8th graders. Have you signed up to participate in the FIRST Dorothy Hamm Science Fair yet? Our Science Fair will take place at our school on Thursday January 16 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. We are excited to see what you did for Science Project. Don’t hesitate and sign up right away.
  • Attention 7th and 8th graders. There will be an information session about Virginia Junior Academy of Science (VJAS) in room 331 this Thursday during your Phoenix Time. Come and learn about this amazing opportunity to show your science project.
  • The  Arlington Food Assistance Center needs your help to feed 2,300 families every week. This holiday season, Phoenix Raising Others through Service (PROS) and Kindness Club are collecting food and coat donations to serve our neighbors in need. Bring your donations to the front of the main office starting November 18 until December 13. The foods needed most are: canned tuna, canned soup, canned vegetables, peanut butter, cooking oil, low sugar cereal. No glass containers, please! Learn more at www.afac.org.

December 2, 2019

There will be a short tech theatre interest meeting for anyone wishing to participate backstage for the school musical immediately after school on Tuesday, December 3rd (tomorrow). The time has come to start ordering your yearbook! For a limited time, yearbooks will be sold for $35. Go to www.jostens.com and search for our school, “Dorothy […]

  • There will be a short tech theatre interest meeting for anyone wishing to participate backstage for the school musical immediately after school on Tuesday, December 3rd (tomorrow).
  • The time has come to start ordering your yearbook! For a limited time, yearbooks will be sold for $35. Go to www.jostens.com and search for our school, “Dorothy Hamm” or use the QR code on the flyers that are hung around the school building.
  • Attention 7th and 8th graders. Have you signed up to participate in the FIRST Dorothy Hamm Science Fair yet? Our Science Fair will take place at our school on Thursday January 16 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. We are excited to see what you did for Science Project. Don’t hesitate and sign up right away.
  • Attention 7th and 8th graders. There will be an information session about Virginia Junior Academy of Science (VJAS) in room 331 this Thursday during your Phoenix Time. Come and learn about this amazing opportunity to show your science project.

November 26, 2019

There are no after-school activities and no late bus today. Congratulations to our fabulous teachers, Matt Redican and Madison Azzara, who were nominated by their students for Teacher Tuesday. One of Mr. Redican’s students shared: “Mr. Redican is always there for me. He always believes in me. I know I can trust him because of […]

  • There are no after-school activities and no late bus today.
  • Congratulations to our fabulous teachers, Matt Redican and Madison Azzara, who were nominated by their students for Teacher Tuesday. One of Mr. Redican’s students shared: “Mr. Redican is always there for me. He always believes in me. I know I can trust him because of how experienced he is. He always has the kind solution and not a right solution.” Ms. Azzara’s student shared: “I had a hard time keeping up with my work despite the extra time I was given. She always gave a second chance to work on my studies and checked up on me often. When I got an overall bad grade in 1st quarter. She reassured me that there’s a new quarter.” Mr. Redican and Ms. Azzara, come down to get your Phoneix wings picture with Ms. Kopiak today!
  • Attention 7th and 8th graders. The link to sign up for the FIRST Dorothy Hamm Science Fair is open. Ask your science teacher how to find the link. Our Science Fair will take place at our school on Thursday January 16 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. We are excited to see what you did for Science Project. Don’t hesitate and sign up right away.
  • The time has come to start ordering your yearbook! For a limited time, yearbooks will be sold for $35. Go to www.jostens.com and search for our school, “Dorothy Hamm” or use the QR code on the flyers that are hung around the school building.

November 25, 2019

Congratulations to the DHMS Model UN Club who competed at George Washington University this weekend. Vedica C. won an Outstanding Delegate Award and all students got great experience participating in high level debate! Way to to Phoenix! There will no Model UN meeting tomorrow. The Sisterhood Club will be meeting in room 140 today. All […]

  • Congratulations to the DHMS Model UN Club who competed at George Washington University this weekend. Vedica C. won an Outstanding Delegate Award and all students got great experience participating in high level debate! Way to to Phoenix! There will no Model UN meeting tomorrow.
  • The Sisterhood Club will be meeting in room 140 today. All are welcome.
  • The GSA Club will be meeting in room 317 today. All are welcome.
  • The Kindness Club will meet on today in room 134. Everyone is welcome to attend to help us plan for our upcoming projects.
  • There will be no after-school activities and no late bus tomorrow (Tuesday).

November 22, 2019

Congratulations to our Breath of Fresh Air Winners for this week! Susanna C., Nicholas G., and Garad G. please come down to the main office to receive you reward! We appreciate all of your hard work showing respect to others, respect to yourself, and respect to our environment. Students, is there a teacher that taught […]

  • Congratulations to our Breath of Fresh Air Winners for this week! Susanna C., Nicholas G., and Garad G. please come down to the main office to receive you reward! We appreciate all of your hard work showing respect to others, respect to yourself, and respect to our environment.
  • Students, is there a teacher that taught you a critical piece of information? Is there a teacher who took time to problem-solve an important issue? Is there a teacher who has really helped you with some struggle? Nominate your teacher for Teacher Tuesday! The link can be found on the quick links on our website. Just click on the form and tell us why your teacher is excellent.
  • The Kindness Club will meet on Monday, November 25th in room 134. Everyone is welcome to attend to help us plan for our upcoming projects.

November 21, 2019

The board game club will be meeting in room 131 from 2:30-3:30 today. All are welcome. The Kindness Club will meet on Monday, November 25th in room 134. Everyone is welcome to attend to help us plan for our upcoming projects. Student pictures are being held today in the Auditorium from 8-11 a.m., please allow […]

  • The board game club will be meeting in room 131 from 2:30-3:30 today. All are welcome.
  • The Kindness Club will meet on Monday, November 25th in room 134. Everyone is welcome to attend to help us plan for our upcoming projects.
  • Student pictures are being held today in the Auditorium from 8-11 a.m., please allow students to leave if they need a retake. TEACHERS AND STAFF WHO HAVE NOT HAD THEIR PICTURE TAKEN NEED TO GO TODAY! PHOTOGRAPHERS ARE HERE FOR TEACHERS UNTIL 12 PM
  • The Arlington Food Assistance Center needs your help to feed 2,300 families every week. This holiday season, Phoenix Raising Others through Service (PROS) and Kindness Club are collecting food and coat donations to serve our neighbors in need. Bring your donations to the front of the main office starting November 18 until December 13. The foods needed most are: canned tuna, canned soup, canned vegetables, peanut butter, cooking oil, low sugar cereal. No glass containers, please! Learn more at www.afac.org.
  • Reminder: The Newspaper Club is meeting today from 2:30-3:30 in the library. All students are welcome.
  • Students, is there a teacher that taught you a critical piece of information? Is there a teacher who took time to problem-solve an important issue? Is there a teacher who has really helped you with some struggle? Nominate your teacher for Teacher Tuesday! The link can be found on the quick links on our website. Just click on the form and tell us why your teacher is excellent.
  • Do you have an announcement for your club, team or organization? Teachers, find the DHMS Morning Announcements Google Sheet in the DHMS Collaborative Workspace. Click on it and type in your announcement to be shared in the mornings.

November 20, 2019

The TAB field trip is today. Students attending should already have field trip pass from their TA teacher. We will meet near the auditorium at 9:15. You will need to excuse yourself from your 2nd period class. No announcement will be made at that time. Picture re-take day is tomorrow in the auditorium from 8 […]

  • The TAB field trip is today. Students attending should already have field trip pass from their TA teacher. We will meet near the auditorium at 9:15. You will need to excuse yourself from your 2nd period class. No announcement will be made at that time.
  • Picture re-take day is tomorrow in the auditorium from 8 am – 11 a.m. – order forms are in the office or bring back your picture for a retake.
  • Students, is there a teacher that taught you a critical piece of information? Is there a teacher who took time to problem-solve an important issue? Is there a teacher who has really helped you with some struggle? Nominate your teacher for Teacher Tuesday! The link can be found on the quick links on our website. Just click on the form and tell us why your teacher is excellent.
  • Do you have an announcement for your club, team or organization? Teachers, find the DHMS Morning Announcements Google Sheet in the DHMS Collaborative Workspace. Click on it and type in your announcement to be shared in the mornings.
  • The Arlington Food Assistance Center needs your help to feed 2,300 families every week. This holiday season, Phoenix Raising Others through Service (PROS) and Kindness Club are collecting food and coat donations to serve our neighbors in need. Bring your donations to the front of the main office starting November 18 until December 13. The foods needed most are: canned tuna, canned soup, canned vegetables, peanut butter, cooking oil, low sugar cereal. No glass containers, please! Learn more at www.afac.org.

November 19, 2019

Picture re-take day is this Thursday, in the auditorium from 8 am – 11 a.m. – order forms are in the office or bring back your picture for a retake. The TAB field trip is tomorrow. Students attending should get a field trip pass from their TA teacher today. We will meet near the auditorium […]

  • Picture re-take day is this Thursday, in the auditorium from 8 am – 11 a.m. – order forms are in the office or bring back your picture for a retake.
  • The TAB field trip is tomorrow. Students attending should get a field trip pass from their TA teacher today. We will meet near the auditorium at 9:15 tomorrow. You will need to excuse yourself from your 2nd period class tomorrow. No announcement will be made at that time.
  • Congratulations to our two wonderful Tuesday Teachers! Nathan Garvin and Whitney Field were nominated by their students. Nathan Garvin is one of our sixth grade English teachers. Students said the following about Mr. Garvin: He adds fun into his activities to keep us interested. He is very nice to me and my class. He makes us have so much fun and enjoy class. He is so cool about helping us. He comes up with the best topics to write about. That class I am always the most excited for. That class is the one I would take every single period. He is an amazing teacher! He makes everything we do fun and exciting. Whitney Field is another English teacher in our sixth grade. Students said this about Ms. Field: She is helpful and always creates a good environment in the classroom. She is always very supportive and if you are feeling down, she lifts your spirits right back up! She is very nice and supportive. Congratulations! Ms. Field and Mr. Garvin come on down to show your Phoenix pride! We want you to pose with your wings.
  • The Arlington Food Assistance Center needs your help to feed 2,300 families every week. This holiday season, Phoenix Raising Others through Service (PROS) and Kindness Club are collecting food and coat donations to serve our neighbors in need. Bring your donations to the front of the main office starting November 18 until December 13. The foods needed most are: canned tuna, canned soup, canned vegetables, peanut butter, cooking oil, low sugar cereal. No glass containers, please! Learn more at www.afac.org.
  • There will be a Tech Interest meeting after school on Wednesday in the Auditorium for anyone who is interested in working backstage.
  • Reminder: The Newspaper Club is meeting Thursday from 2:30-3:30 in the library. All students are welcome.
  • Students, is there a teacher that taught you a critical piece of information? Is there a teacher who took time to problem-solve an important issue? Is there a teacher who has really helped you with some struggle? Nominate your teacher for Teacher Tuesday! The link can be found on the quick links on our website. Just click on the form and tell us why your teacher is excellent.
  • Do you have an announcement for your club, team or organization? Teachers, find the DHMS Morning Announcements Google Sheet in the DHMS Collaborative Workspace. Click on it and type in your announcement to be shared in the mornings.

November 18, 2019

The Arlington Food Assistance Center needs your help to feed 2,300 families every week. This holiday season, Phoenix Raising Others through Service (PROS) and Kindness Club are collecting food and coat donations to serve our neighbors in need. Bring your donations to the front of the main office starting November 18 until December 13. The foods needed […]

  • The Arlington Food Assistance Center needs your help to feed 2,300 families every week. This holiday season, Phoenix Raising Others through Service (PROS) and Kindness Club are collecting food and coat donations to serve our neighbors in need. Bring your donations to the front of the main office starting November 18 until December 13. The foods needed most are: canned tuna, canned soup, canned vegetables, peanut butter, cooking oil, low sugar cereal. No glass containers, please! Learn more at www.afac.org.
  • There will be a Tech Interest meeting after school on Wednesday in the Auditorium for anyone who is interested in working backstage.
  • The DHMS Board Game Club won the tournament on Saturday! They took first place, and will bring home a trophy. Please congratulate: Nicholas Y., Tommy T., Alex E. and Austin W., who won each of his games!
  • Students, is there a teacher that taught you a critical piece of information? Is there a teacher who took time to problem-solve an important issue? Is there a teacher who has really helped you with some struggle? Nominate your teacher for Teacher Tuesday! The link can be found on the quick links on our website. Just click on the form and tell us why your teacher is excellent.
  • The TAB field trip will be this Wednesday. Students attending should look for a pass in their TA on Tuesday. We will meet near the auditorium at 9:15 on Wednesday.
  • Be sure to read the 2 newest articles posted on the DHMS Tales of the Phoenix newspaper.
  • Do you have an announcement for your club, team or organization? Teachers, find the DHMS Morning Announcements Google Sheet in the DHMS Collaborative Workspace. Click on it and type in your announcement to be shared in the mornings.

November 15, 2019

Our first Breath of Fresh Air winners were announced. Congrats to our student winners!

Our first Breath of Fresh Air winners were announced. Congrats to our student winners!

November 14, 2019

The Newspaper Club is meeting today (Thur) from 2:30-3:30 in the library. All students are welcome. The board game club is meeting today, from 2:30-3:30 in room 131. If you are going to Saturday’s tournament, please show up this afternoon. The 1st DHMS Newspaper is ready to read. Check out the first online issue, the […]

  • The Newspaper Club is meeting today (Thur) from 2:30-3:30 in the library. All students are welcome.
  • The board game club is meeting today, from 2:30-3:30 in room 131. If you are going to Saturday’s tournament, please show up this afternoon.
  • The 1st DHMS Newspaper is ready to read. Check out the first online issue, the link is on the school’s website. The newspaper is called Tales of the Phoenix. Look for the QR code signs in the hallway and enjoy reading our articles!!

November 13, 2019

The 1st DHMS Newspaper is ready to read. Check out the first online issue, the link is on the school’s website. The newspaper is called Tales of the Phoenix. Look for the QR code signs in the hallway and enjoy reading our articles!! TAB meets today in the library. Please stop by and pick up a […]

  • The 1st DHMS Newspaper is ready to read. Check out the first online issue, the link is on the school’s website. The newspaper is called Tales of the Phoenix. Look for the QR code signs in the hallway and enjoy reading our articles!!
  • TAB meets today in the library. Please stop by and pick up a pass during TA.
  • Students, is there a teacher that taught you a critical piece of information? Is there a teacher who took time to problem-solve an important issue? Is there a teacher who has really helped you with some struggle? Nominate your teacher for Teacher Tuesday! The link can be found on the quick links on our website. Just click on the form and tell us why your teacher is excellent.
  • Do you have an announcement for your club, team or organization? Teachers, find the DHMS Morning Announcements Google Sheet in the DHMS Collaborative Workspace. Click on it and type in your announcement to be shared in the mornings.

November 12, 2019

Congratulations to the Girls Basketball Team on their first game and win against Kenmore Middle School last Thursday. Go Phoenix! TAB meets tomorrow in the library during lunch. Please plan to pick up a pass during TA tomorrow. Students, is there a teacher that taught you a critical piece of information? Is there a teacher […]

  • Congratulations to the Girls Basketball Team on their first game and win against Kenmore Middle School last Thursday. Go Phoenix!
  • TAB meets tomorrow in the library during lunch. Please plan to pick up a pass during TA tomorrow.
  • Students, is there a teacher that taught you a critical piece of information? Is there a teacher who took time to problem-solve an important issue? Is there a teacher who has really helped you with some struggle? Nominate your teacher for Teacher Tuesday! The link can be found on the quick links on our website. Just click on the form and tell us why your teacher is excellent.
  • Given that we were out on Friday, we would like to say congratulations to the following students for respecting yourself, respecting others, and respecting their environment. Each one of these students gave us a Breath of Fresh Air! Samir H., Khaliun B. and Alex B.
  • Do you have an announcement for your club, team or organization? Teachers, find the DHMS Morning Announcements Google Sheet in the DHMS Collaborative Workspace. Click on it and type in your announcement to be shared in the mornings.