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  • The IT Factor Inspiring Teachers  - Maria de Koter

    In this IT Factor - Inspiring Teachers video, Maria de Koter from Dunedin Highland Middle school shares her passion for teaching

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  • FSA Writing Test

    We want to thank our parents and families for a great start to testing season.  To-date we have tested 95% of our students on FSA Writing!  We will have a makeup testing session for our online students on Thursday, April 15th at 10am. Please drop off at 9:45.  Please pick up your child by 12:30.  All materials will be provided.  Students may bring a water bottle.  Student cell phones will be collected at the beginning of the session to prevent test invalidation. Social distancing measures will be observed. Please sign your online student up for makeup testing on April 15th at this link:

    https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=BZM8c9c5GkaGb_3ye_PH_yiKEmXdDm5LhfLCKG8h92BUOEVGQVVKSU1SNUo2Ulk5RFlUQUdCQUkyWi4u

    We will have more state testing sessions for FSA and EOC exams in May and June. Our full testing schedule will be emailed to parents and published on our website tomorrow (Tuesday) evening.

    If you have any questions about our testing dates and processes, please call or email Ms. Bernal @ 469-4112 x 2014 or bernalj@pcsb.org .

    For an update on State Testing Procedures, please view this video:

     

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  • Highlander Track and Field

    It is with great pleasure that we announce we will be having boys and girls track season this year! Here are some important dates regarding the season:

    The first meet is April 6th at Countryside High School.  Coach Flannery and Coach Myers have posted a Track schedule for all meets and practices. The schedule is posted on our website.

    TRACK PRACTICE SCHEDULE

    If you have any questions please contact Coach Flannery (flanneryk@pcsb.org) or Coach Myers (myerssea@pcsb.org) for more details.

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  • Prepare Learn Grow! The Summer Bridge Middle School Program Registration opens March 23! Summer Bridge helps students develop and strengthen skills in math, reading, science and social studies, with a blend of technology, small group instruction, manipulatives, hands-on labs and project-based learning. New this summer, students will have the opportunity to take an elective! Course recovery courses will also be offered to eligible students in math, science, social studies and language arts.  Transportation is also available this year, along with free Breakfast and Lunch!

    Dates: June 21 – July 15

    Days: Monday - Thursday

    Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

    To Apply:  Go to https://reservation.pcsb.org

    Need Help Applying?  Please contact Student Assignment at 727-588-6210 or StudentAssignment@pcsb.org

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  • PTA Corner:

    SAC and PTA Meeting:

    Wednesday, April 14th 6:00 for SAC and 6:30 for PTA on this link:

    https://zoom.us/j/96576143858

     

    DHMS Car Magnets are for sale at the PTA STORE at www.dhmspta.org !

    Car magnet image

     

    Parents, PTA wants your opinion as we participate in the National PTA School of Excellence Program to enrich the well-being of all students. Please help them by taking a 5 to 10-minute anonymous survey on your experiences at our school. It is open until 11 PM on April 5. https://forms.gle/URpxPiPbtXqF9EfN8

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  • 6th Grade Expo!

    We enjoyed meeting our new 6th grade families on March 11that 6th Grade Expo!  We have uploaded our PowerPoint and a video recording of the session here to get you ready for the 2021-2022 school year!  More information about Camp Highlander in July will be coming soon!

     

    Here is a link to the meeting recording: Click Here

    And the PowerPoint document: Click Here

     And here are some helpful documents to get you ready for 6th grade!

    6th Grade Brochure

    Expo Night Contacts

    Expo Night Contacts in Spanish

    Expo Night Contacts in Arabic

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  • Course Requests for 2021-2022 School Year

    If you need to fill out a course request form for your current 6th or 7th grader for next year, please fill out the form below:

    Course Request Form

    *Note: If you submitted a paper form to your counselor, you do not need to fill out this form.

    PE Waivers: Please note that if you wish for your child to waive PE class for the 2021-2022, you must fill out the link to the digital PE waiver form:

     https://asd.pcsb.org/SchoolWiresForms/PE_Waiver/ 

    PE Waivers have to be signed every year for your child to have PE waived.

    Need Help? Contact our staff:

    Current 6th graders: boscoma@pcsb.org

    Current 7th graders: mcdonnellk@pcsb.org

    Assistant Principal for Scheduling: doland@pcsb.org

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  • ESE Survey link: www.esesurvey.com (Deadline 5/31/21)

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  • Learning Option

    If you wish to change your child's current learning option from online (MyPCS) to in person, or from in person to online, please fill out the following form. Dunedin Highland Middle School staff will reach out within 7 days to discuss potential changes to your student's schedule, including teachers. Again, in order to meet the needs of all learners, there will likely be changes to your student's schedule and/or teachers. *If you desire to keep your child in their current learning option, please indicate such.

    Learning Option Change Form

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  • ELP (Extended Learning Program)

    If your child is interested in participating ELP, please help them fill out the ELP Survey at https://tinyurl.com/dhmselp . We will use these Forms to set students up in Focus and on the Canvas site for their clubs and tutoring choices. Please be patient as this process make take a few days before students see their choices populate in Canvas. They will then see the live sessions for these show up on their Canvas Calendar along with their regularly scheduled classes.

    ELP Schedule 2020-21

    **NEW** Afternoon & Evening ELP on Teams!

    Monday through Thursday

    Click Here to Join for Math ELP!

    5:00-6:00

     

    Click Here to Join for Reading and Language Arts ELP!

    Mondays and Tuesdays 5:00-6:00pm & Wednesdays and Thursdays 6:30-7:30pm

     

    Click Here to Join for Algebra and Geometry Help! Tuesdays 5:00-6:00pm and Thursdays 8:00-9:00pm

     

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  • Center for Gifted Studies

    For Prospective 5th grade Gifted Students:

     Please see the PowePoint presentation from our January info nights!

    January CGS Info Night Presentation

     

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  • PBIS Store for Online Students

    We are opening a PBIS Store for our online students!  If your student is online and wishes to redeem their PBIS points for prizes, have them join this zoom link every Wednesday at 4:20pm: https://zoom.us/j/99717929847

    DHMS Online PBIS Store

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  • Talleres Virtuales para Familias ESOL/Virtual Workshops for ESOL Families

     

    Talleres Virtuales para Familias Aprendices del Ingles Escuelas de Pinellas S2 Escuela Intermedia

    Virtual Workshops for EL Families in Pinellas County Schools S2 Middle School grades

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  • Adopt DHMS!

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MyPCSOnline

  • PCS Connects Laptop Update

    We are continuing our laptop distribution for face-to-face students this week in 7th period.  In order for your student to receive a laptop, your student must have:

    Returned the devices they had checked out

    Completed the Laptop Parent Responsibility Form

    If you have not completed the form or if your student needs to return their device, please have them bring the form and/or device to their first period teacher so that we can have their laptop ready to be delivered to their 7th period class.

    For MyPCSOnline families, who wish to pickup their child’s laptop, please contact your student’s grade level office to set up an appointment:

    6th Grade Clerk, Ms. Herbert, herbertk@pcsb.org, ext. 2052

    7th Grade Clerk, Mrs. Carroll, carrollsu@pcsb.org, ext. 2051

    8th Grade Clerk, Mrs. Yeasting, yeastingd@pcsb.org, ext. 2053

    Laptop Parent Responsibility Form

    MyPCSOnline & Canvas Tech Help

    Click Here: 

    https://www.pcsb.org/Page/33813

    MyPCSOnline Parent Help Session

    Thank you to the paretns who were able to participate in our MyPCSOnline Parent meeting on September 16th.  If you missed the meeting we have linked the PowerPoint and a video recording of the Zoom Session below:

    MyPCSOnline Help Session PowerPoint

    MyPCSOnline Parent Help Session Zoom Recording

    MyPCSOnline Meal Pickups

    Fridays, 10am-11am, along the North Service Road

    MyPCSOnline Parent and Student Information:

    https://www.pcsb.org/mypcsonline

    Parent Canvas Training

    Click Here: 

    https://www.pcsb.org/Page/33797

    Scanning Documents in Office Lens

    Office Lens is a great resource for your student to scan and share their hand written assignments from a handheld device.  See how it works here:

    iOS: https://youtu.be/jzZ3WVhgi5w

    Android: https://youtu.be/qbobZ43II38

    Online Parent Forms

    Parents of our MyPCSOnline students can access online forms here:

    https://reservation.pcsb.org/Login.aspx 

    You will need your parent portal login credentials.  Look for PCS Forms.

    Parent/Student Guide to Microsoft Teams

    Teams will be the primary engine for our digital learning program. 

    Please click on the link below for information on Teams and Office 365:

    MS Team Guide

     Information & Resources

    For more information and resources click the link below:

    Digital Learning Resources

     Course Recovery Edmentum Student Orientation

    Edmentum Student Orientation

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  • School Vision

    Dunedin Highland Middle School will establish a close working relationship with our neighboring community, demonstrating pride and respect for diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds, striving for 100% student success. We look to be a leader in cutting-edge technology, research-based learning strategies, and professionally developed educators. 

     

    School Mission

    Dunedin Highland Middle School will close the achievement gap and open new learning opportunities to ensure that all of our scholars are prepared for college and career success by providing a safe and respectful environment, inspiring excellence in educational practices and student achievement, and demonstrating pride in our school community.

     

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