Phoenix Flyer #34

Happy Friday DHMS!

Two Reminders: 

  • Library Books are due now.  Ms. Shanker will be at Rocky Run Park on Monday, June 7 from 12 – 2 PM to collect any materials that students need to return.  (Especially Library Books!)
  • All Students will hold on to their iPads over the summer.  Rising 9th graders will turn in their iPad at their high school and in exchange receive their MacBook Air. If your student is leaving APS permanently, please turn in the iPad, charger and cord, and case to the DHMS Main Office.

Testing Update: 

  • Monday, June 7:  Virtual 8th Graders – Math SOLs (test in person)
  • Tuesday – Friday, June 8-11 – Make Up Testing
  • Monday, June 14 – Virtual 8th Graders – Science SOL (test in person)

There is lots of helpful SOL information on the DHMS Website.

Two exciting events coming up: 

Grade 8 Families – SAVE the DATE​​​​​​​

What:  Grade 8 Promotion Ceremony:  Let’s celebrate the amazing accomplishments of this wonderful group of 8th graders!
When:  June 17th at 8:15 AM
Where:  Livestream MS Teams Meeting – Link will be shared the week of June 14

  • Greetings from the Superintendent and School Board Liaison Cristina Diaz-Torres
  • Speeches reflecting on the year by DHMS 8th Graders
  • Poems written and shared by DHMS 8th Graders
  • Photo montage of the year
  • Musical performances by the DHMS Choir and Band

Followed by:  DHMS 8th Grade Driveway Celebration* between 10:00 and 11:30

  • Pick up promotion gifts from Mr. Tuttle and Ms. E. Smith
  • Take a few photos in the special photo area
  • Say goodbye to the Grade 8 teachers

*If transportation is a problem (and your student rides the bus) let Mr. Tuttle know – we can help.NOTE:  After students participate in the Driveway Celebration, all 8th graders are dismissed.  We encourage families to celebrate the successes and hard work of your DHMS student in your own way.  8th graders are welcome (but not required) to attend school on Friday, June 18.  School ends at 11:54 on Friday, June 18.


Virtual Dedication of the Stratford Commemorative Trail and Panels
What:  Virtual “Unveiling and Dedication Ceremony for the Stratford Commemorative Trail and Historic Panels” on the DHMS Driveway
When: Friday, June 11th, at 4:00 PM
Where:  Livestreamed via MS Teams – Link to be sent on June 10thJoin virtually as we unveil the panels that tell of the desegregation of Arlington Public Schools.  Meet some of the students who attended Stratford Jr. High (now Dorothy Hamm Middle School) and family members of our namesake, Dorothy M. Bigelow Hamm.  On your own:  walk the same path that the four students did – and explore ways to Take Action on your own or in our community.

Other Upcoming Events:

  • 6/8 – 7:00 PM – Spring Virtual Band Concert
  • 6/10 – 7:00 – Spring Orchestra Concert, on the DHMS Plaza
  • 6/11 – 4:00 – Virtual Unveiling Ceremony for the DHMS Historical Panels
  • 6/17 – Grade 8 Promotion Ceremony
  • 6/18 – Early Release Day – Last Day of School