Welcome to Derby Middle School

ShipleyOur website will give you an overview of resources and opportunities available for students and parents. This is an exciting time to be a Bulldog as our campus is finishing up a $12 million renovation and expansion project. While there certainly were growing pains, we are encouraged by the positive impact these projects have had on the learning environment for our students. If there is any way we can help improve your experience at Derby Middle School, please give us a call at (316) 788-8580.


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Bulldog Click here for this month's BULLDOG CONNECTION - Monthly School News Letter. 

Process for Success
Process for Success Update:
In March of 2016 the Process for Success Committee (PFS) began the task of reviewing the school district’s current facilities, looking at enrollment projections, and assessing the best way to meet the current and long range facility needs of all students in an efficient and effective manner. The committee put together a facilities master plan proposal outlining needs broken down by facility with elementary schools, middle schools, the high school, athletic facilities, maintenance and transportation renovations.  The committee defined the four primary facilities master plan goals as: 1. Safety and security at all district facilities, including storm shelters and ADA accessibility 2. Addressing deferred maintenance 3. Efficiency and growth 4. Curriculum and program equity Community and staff input meetings to discuss the Facilities Master Plan proposal during the months of January and February, along with an online feedback form, provided valuable feedback on the Facilities Master Plan proposal. The PFS committee reconvened on February 9 to review feedback and establish the next steps in both short-term and long-term facilities planning within our district. The PFS asked that sub-committees reconvene to determine if there are additional options and do further research regarding school sizes and academic needs to ensure a Facilities Master Plan proposal is developed that reflects community needs while being a good steward of taxpayer dollars. The committee is working on a modified facilities master plan to present to the community at a tentatively scheduled meeting, pending Board of Education direction, on April 24. The PFS committee is focused on student safety as well as quality educational space and environment for our students. More information can be found on our website, www.derbyschools.com, under Process for Success. Upcoming PFS Steering Committee meetings: • April 6, 6:30PM, Derby North Middle School • June 1, 6:30PM, Derby North Middle School The PFS Committee will provide updates/discussion at the following Board of Education meetings: • April 24, 6:30PM, City Hall • June 12, 6:30PM, City Hall  Save the Date - Upcoming community meeting to present modified facilities master plan: • Thursday, May 4 at 6:30PM, Derby High School Auditorium. *Meeting date is tentative pending Board of Education direction on April 24.

YearbookOrder the DMS 2016-17 Yearbook here!

Technology  The Technology Department has created a website that provides information on current system status and known issues in the district. Click HERE to access this site.  You can also access this site from the district home page under District then Staff Resources.

POWER HOUR (formerly known as tutoring) is offered on Mondays and Wednesdays after school from 3:35-4:30. Students who wish to attend should be in the media center no later than 3:35 with any materials needed to complete his/her assignments. Several teachers are available to help with questions from any content level. If students are bus riders, there is an activity bus that will pick them up at 4:30. Students who use POWER HOUR might need to.... re-take a test, make-up a test, complete absent work, finish a project for class, complete homework so it doesn't have to go home, get some extra help with a new or difficult concept, use a computer to complete an assignment for digital studies or JUST SIT AND READ!!

attentionDue to a programming issue in Skyward's Family Access, the Food Service tab will be unavailable beginning January 1. If your student's account balance falls below $5, you will still be notified via Skylert if you are signed up for Food Service messages. You are also able to log into e~Funds to see the current balance for your student's meal account. Click HERE if you need more information on e~Funds. Skyward is working to fix this programming issue and we will notify you if/when it is resolved.

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