Phoenix Flyer

September 12, 2022

Congratulations and huge thanks to Michelle Brydges and Amy Erwin who facilitated a wonderful back to school event on Friday evening.  The food trucks, free ice cream, and DJ were a big hit with all!  Thanks to those of you who accompanied your children – I appreciate your support with student supervision! We have had […]

August 29, 2022

Just a quick follow up to our first day of school!  Your children were amazing today!  Despite a few yawns early this morning, they were attentive and engaged in classes and followed our RISE expectations splendidly. Driveway traffic went very smoothly both this morning and this afternoon.  Thank you!  Remind your walkers that they are […]

August 27, 2022

The DHMS staff so enjoyed seeing many of you and your students on Thursday for Open House.  What a treat it was to see smile of recognition and so many familiar faces. I just wanted to reach out with a few details for this first week – things to keep in mind/be aware of as we […]

August 22, 2022

Good afternoon, Phoenix Families –Hopefully you have received the DHMS Welcome letter that shares a brief welcome from me, as well as your Phoenix student’s TA Teacher’s Name.  If you haven’t received it – no worries, we will see you on Thursday at Open House and make sure you and your Phoenix student know where […]

August 15, 2022

Good morning, DHMS Families!  School is a short two weeks away, and we cannot wait to see you and your Phoenix students at orientation, if you can make it. We have added many new staff members this year – we will have three “teams” of teachers (English, Math, Social Studies, Science, Reading 6) at each […]

July 11, 2022

I hope you all are enjoying a lovely summer.  I’m reaching out to just share some summer updates.I am so excited to welcome our sixth-grade families, as well as any newly registered families, to the DHMS Community!  We can’t wait to meet you and your students. Things to Know: Building Tours for Rising Sixth Graders and […]

June 12, 2022

Dear Phoenix Families, It is with a grateful heart that I write this last Phoenix Flyer for the 2021-2022 School Year.  I’m in awe of the growth and resilience that our Phoenix students have demonstrated this year – and I am looking forward to celebrating these wonderful young people this week! I have a special […]

May 28, 2022

The DHMS staff has been deeply saddened by the acts of violence at Uvalde, Texas and closer to home at Alexandria City High School.  We join Dr. Duran in his statement condemning these acts of violence.  On Thursday, many DHMS students participated in a school walkout protesting gun violence. Students gathered at the front of […]

May 15, 2022

A heartfelt thank you from the DHMS Teachers and Assistants for such a wonderful Teacher Appreciation Week, last week.  The team loved the Kona Ice treats, the Kudoboards, the coffee and bagels, the goody bags, the gift card raffle, and the lovely messages from students and families.  We all felt very appreciated.  Thanks to the […]

May 7, 2022

Happy Rainy Saturday, DHMS Families –Every school across APS is experiencing an uptick of positive Covid cases – and consequently, an increase in student close contacts.  Please look at the guidance below. Close Contacts:  Students who are fully vaccinated do not have to quarantine if they are identified as a close contact – just monitor […]