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Dallas Middle School

Home of the Mountaineers

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Jeffrey D. Shaffer
Director of Secondary Curriculum, Dallas School District
Principal, Dallas Middle School

Announcements and News

Regional Science Olympiad

On Wednesday, March 8, the Dallas Middle School traveled to Penn State Lehman to compete in the regional Science Olympiad. The team started practicing for the event in September of 2016. The team is made of 15 students; 3 ninth graders and the 12 students from the middle school. The team competed in 22 events throughout the course of the day. Of the 22 events, the Dallas Middle School placed 4th or better in 13 events. That is a new school record! The team also placed 3rd in the Northeast region. The team has qualified to compete in the State Level event that will be held on April 29 on the campus of Juniata College. Congratulations and Good Luck to the Middle School Science Olympiad Team. The Dallas Middle School Science Olympiad Team is coached by teachers Christie Meyers and Dan Flynn and volunteer Audrey Ide. Special thanks to Audrey Ide for countless hours and expertise that she has donated over the last six months.

Talent Show

Thursday, March 9, will be a "Special" Schedule to allow for the Talent Show performances beginning at 1:00 PM. The performance is open to parents who wish to attend. Please arrive early enough to be signed in properly; YOU WILL NEED TO HAVE YOUR DRIVERS LICENSE OR STATE-ISSUED PHOTO ID TO BE ADMITTED.

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held Friday, March 3rd, from 1:00 – 3:00 PM. Conferences will be open-house style, on a first-come/first-served basis; however, if parents want to ensure a meeting with their child’s teacher(s), parents should email the teacher(s) to set a specific meeting time.

Technology and health combine for a research project at Dallas Middle School
Dallas Post Article

Health Promotion Project

Our Wellness and Technology Departments collaborated in a Health Promotion Project.

Students selected a topic and advocated it in a flyer.

All students took a pretest for knowledge. All students will learn about each other's topics and will take a post test at the completion of the project.

Great job!

Grade 7 Life Science Genetic Disease Projects...well done!!


Dallas Middle School Cheer Squad

Congratulations to the Dallas Middle School Cheer Squad and Coach Sorber on their 1st place in Game Day and 3rd place in Traditional at UCA's Northeast Championship.

Blue and White Day Winners!


Our Outstanding Morning News Crew!

Left to Right: Lauren P., Emily C., Janice L. Rachel S. Grace L.

Career Adventurers

Our 6th grade class gathered together on September 16 for their first session of our brand new program "Career Adventurers". There will be 8 seminars throughout the school year that will focus on career exploration, student aptitudes, abilities and interests.

Pictured is our District Career Awareness Coordinator, Mrs. Nicole Darling.

The 6th Grade Orientation

The 6th Grade Orientation held on August 17, 2016 was a tremendous success! We had over 350 students and parents in attendance. There was an opening program held in the auditorium by our Principal, Mr. Jeffrey Shaffer followed by a meet and greet with our 6th grade teachers, handing out of schedules and even a BBQ!

Pictured here are our Student Council Representatives, Mr. Shaffer and a number of our 6th grade teachers and support staff.

Middle School Summer Letter

NEW-Updated Safety Procedures for 2016-17

In the Dallas School District, student safety is our top priority. The Dallas Middle School will be instituting a number of new safety procedures for the 2016-17 school year. Students will be required to utilize mesh or clear backpacks only. Backpacks will be stored in lockers upon arrival into the building. Large sports equipment bags will be stored in bins and locked away until they are needed at the end of the day.

A.M. Drop-off Procedures

In an effort to alleviate morning traffic concerns, the following procedures will be implemented for parents who drop off middle school students for school, effective Tuesday, September 10, 2013.

1. Parents should enter the campus via Conyngham Ave and proceed toward Wycallis Elementary School.
2. Parents should enter the second half-circle drop-off area in front of WYCALLIS and proceed around the half-circle and stop.
3. Students should exit vehicles in the WYCALLIS half-circle drop-off area.
4. After letting students out, parents should exit the campus via Conyngham Ave. Turn left onto Conyngham Ave.
5. Students will proceed along sidewalks to the main MIDDLE SCHOOL entrance.
6. Teachers will supervise the walk.

Parents who need to drop off middle and high school students should continue to use the access road in front of Dallas Elementary School. All parents are encouraged to allow students to be transported by bus when at all possible.

Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.


Video Surveillance Implemented

Please be advised that Dallas Middle School now utilizes video surveillance to enhance security measures in and around the building. Video cameras are currently being utilized, video is recorded and stored, and is viewable by the principal and all Dallas School District administrators at all times. Please contact the middle school office at 570-674-7243 with questions. Thank you.

Faculty Available Via Email

All DMS faculty can be contacted via email. Email accounts are the first letter of the first name followed by the last name (no space) A complete listing of faculty can be found by clicking on the faculty link on the left of the page. To reach us by phone, dial 570-674-7243.


Wednesday, March 1

DMS Jazz Band @ Wyoming Valley Mall - 7:00 PM

Wednesday, March 8

Science Olympiad

Thursday, March 9

"Special" Scheudule
Talent Show - 1:00 PM (*Open to Parents*)

Friday, March 17

"D" Activity Schedule

Thursday, March 23

8th Grade Class, with 6th & 7th Grade Drama Club members to see "That's Broadway" at DHS

Friday, March 24

"D" Activity Schedule

Monday, March 27

"D" Schedule
8th Grade PSSA Meeting

Tuesday, March 28

String Fest
Mardi Gras

Wednesday, March 29

"D" Schedule
7th Grade PSSA Meeting

Thursday, March 30

"D" Schedule
6th Grade PSSA Meeting
Pops Concert @ DHS - 7:00 PM

Friday, March 31

"D" Activity Schedule

Dallas Middle School 2000 Conyngham Avenue Dallas, PA 18612 570-674-7243
Last Modified: Thursday, Mar. 09, 2017