For any 5th grade boy interested in playing AAU basketball there will be a try-out on Monday, October 14th from 4:30- 6:00 pm at Willard Elementary. If you have any questions feel free to contact Dustin Baldwin at Driver Middle School, 584-4671. Thank you!
News you can use! The end of the grading period is next Friday, October 11. Report cards will go home with students on October 15th. We look forward to seeing families on October 16th at parent/teacher conferences from 3:30 to 7 PM. We have an open forum concept where you can meet with all of your student's teachers in one evening. We hope to meet with as many families as possible! During conferences we will also have a book fair in the library and the required parent meeting for those 8th graders going to Washington DC at 7 PM. We will have Fall Break October 18-22.
Without further ado, we are proud to present our College Go Week door decorating contest results! Grade level winners: 6th grade - Mrs. Lawrence’s class 7th grade - Mrs. Littman’s class 8th grade - Mr. Ehrhart’s class Everyone did a great job! Our overall winner was Mr. Ehrhart’s class - congratulations!
This week we celebrated College Go Week at Driver with a variety of activities students could participate in! Today was ‘College Gear Day’, so faculty and students could dress up to support their favorite college. Students who participated were able to enter their name in a drawing and win some prizes! We also had ‘Pennant Hide & Seek’ on Wednesday and Thursday, and our top ‘seekers’ won prizes. Payton Clott found the most with an amazing total of 17 pennants! Each day there was a college related trivia question students could answer at lunch (with more prizes) and there is also an Indiana college door decorating contest which is ongoing. We can’t wait to show you the final results!
Students received this message today: This is a reminder that Monday, September 23rd is an eLearning day for students. To count as "present" you must turn in work to your teachers as they have instructed. The rules state that you have 3 days to make up work from an eLearning day so for this first day all assignments absolutely must be turned in by the end of the day on Thursday the 26th. If you do not have internet access at home, you may come to the building and report to the choir room between 9 AM and 3 PM. You must have a parent with you. For more details about eLearning at DMS visit: http://randolphin.apptegy.us/o/driver-middle-school/browse/81676
Due to the widespread technology outage today, midterms will be sent home on Thursday of this week instead of tomorrow.
Phones and internet are currently down at DMS.
Midterms will be sent home with students on Wednesday, September 11. Watch for the grades and newsletter to come home that evening.
Just a reminder that there is NO SCHOOL on Monday for Labor Day. Enjoy the long weekend and see you on Tuesday!
We have had a few questions about the call this morning. Randolph Central has a new All-Call provider. The same company manages our websites, apps, & all-call system. The voice messages we send to everyone from the system that come to your cellphone will say they are coming from Little Rock, Arkansas. Useful information!
Randolph Central will be on a two hour delay today, August 14, due to fog.
To kick off our new corporation PRIDE initiative, we have a first day filled with special activities. Students may choose to bring only part of their supplies on the first day as they only will need a pencil. Students should know they will follow a special schedule for this first day that we will explain when they arrive.
A reminder from your registration packet that our Open House for 6th graders and new students is tomorrow from 5:30-6:30. We will begin the meetings in the Commons.
We are looking forward to seeing students soon! Remember that start times have changed at the MS/HS. Doors open at 8:00 AM. Students will be dismissed to classes at 8:15 and first period starts at 8:22.
The Force performing at The Drums of Winchester. Go Force!
Randolph Central Families, Your 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students participated in the ILEARN assessments earlier this spring. Since ILEARN is a new test, the final results with proficiency levels and scale scores will not be available for schools until August 15. In accordance with Indiana Code 20-32-5.1-12(d), parents and schools have an opportunity to request a rescore for any open-ended item(s) to which students responded on the ILEARN assessment. Important Information about the ILEARN Rescore Request Process: • The ILEARN Rescore Request window will be open in mid-July (July 15–31). Requests submitted outside of this window will not be processed. • Parents or guardians who wish to view students’ response images and scoring rubrics must visit the school in which their child is officially enrolled. There will not be a separate online portal for parents to access this information. • Together, we will be able to view an image of your student’s response to each open-ended item, sample student responses for each score point, and the scoring rubric to help decide whether to request a rescore for that item. • I will submit any rescore request(s) on your behalf in the online platform. • It is extremely important to understand that requesting a rescore CAN result in your child’s score being lowered, meaning we could unintentionally move your child from a passing score to a failing score through this process. • Once a rescore request is submitted, the request and/or score change cannot be reversed. • A rescore request can only be requested one time for an item. Multiple requests to rescore the same item for a student are not permissible. • All items, responses, and scoring rubrics are secure materials and must not be discussed, shared, distributed, or duplicated. • Final results released on August 15 will reflect any properly submitted requested rescores. Parents or guardians who choose to request a rescore for their child’s ILEARN assessment, must contact our school office to do so no later than July 31, 2019. We will be able to help you view your child’s response images and scoring rubrics and request a rescore for each item. You’re also welcome to contact me or Mrs. Jaelyn Winkle with any questions you have regarding requesting a rescore for an ILEARN assessment. Sincerely, Katie Lash, Principal
On Friday we have planned fun events for all students. Permission slips for 6th grade for skating and 7th grade for a movie at the cinema have been due. Beginning at 8:15 AM, all students will attend a short recognition of the 8th graders headed to high school. Parents of 8th graders might choose to attend for this 30-minute event but the afternoon is planned with fun activities for students only until we start summer break at 3:15 on Friday!
Congratulations to Caitlyn Campbell for breaking the DMS 400 meter record! The previous record that had stood for 18 years was 1:03. Caitlyn beat it by running a 1:02.74 on Saturday at Connersville - great job! The Hawks will be back in action tonight at Home at 5pm #GoHawks
Cheering on the archery team that competes at county today!
The track callout meeting will be Wednesday March the 6th during SOAR.
The County Spelling Bee will be held at Randolph Southern on Wednesday, February 20 at 6 PM.