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February Leaders of the Month
Kindness Week at the Creek Be Kind
Happy February Gator Birthdays! Happy Birthday
January 2019 Leaders of the Month Leaders of the Month
WCPS Announces 2019 HODA Inductees Hoda 2019
2019 Martin Luther King Day Celebration MLK Flyer
Board Member Recognition Month Board
WCPS Students Advance to State STLP Competition Picture
Choir Christmas Concert Dates Christmas Choir
WCPS Announces The November Golden Apple Winner November Golden Apple Winner
WCPS Hiring in Transportation Department Transportation
Veterans Day Program at DCMS

The 2018 Veterans Day Program at Drakes Creek was held on November 12, 2018.  There were several Veterans present representing different branches of service and eras, including the guest speaker, Retired Col. Gary Travis.  The Greenwood Jr. ROTC Honor Guard presented the colors and Mrs. Fields choirs performed patriotic songs.  Thank you, Veterans, for your service and your sacrifice.

WCPS Schools Recognized for PBIS Success PBIS Photo
Nutrition and Dining Services Gold Seal Awards Gold Seal Award
2019 Hall of Distinguished Alumni Nominations Logo
WCPS To Host 2018 Classified Job Job Fair
2018 Accountability Data Released Graphic
Local Lions Club Chapter Donates Diabetes Kits to WCPS Lions Club
Superintendent to Host Annual State of the District Address Graphic
FUN FRIDAYS AT THE CREEK! Beat boxing by Jackson
WCPS Announces Teacher Internship/Mentorship Programs Internship Group
New WCPS Attendance Policy For 2018-19 Policy
2018-19 Transportation Route Information Transportation
Parent's Right To Request Qualifications Parent's Right
First day of school is August 8th! back to school

Welcome back!  We're going to have a fantastic year!

2018-19 Open House Dates And Times Open House
Supply Lists! School Supply List

School Supply Lists are now available! 

2018 WCPS Summer Feeding Program Summer Feeding
Have a GREAT summer! summertime

ENJOY!   (We will see you back at school on August 8th.)

WCPS Energy Saving Program Update CMTA Logo
Last Day of school is May 31st wave
"Crossing the Creek" - May 29th crossing the creek

Special send off to our 8th graders.

K-PREP Awards Recognitions at DCMS alld7th

DCMS K-PREP Awards Recognitions were held on week of May 7th during schoolwide assemblies. 

 

 

 

 

Awards Night - May 29th awds

All students being recognized will recieve notification before event.

Field Day - May 25 fd

Have fun and use your sunscreen!

K-PREP - May 14 through 18 test

Be on time.

Get a good night's sleep.

Eat breakfast.

Spring Concert - May 7th con

All Band & Choir students report by 5:30.

Area Wide Band Concert - March 27th at GHS aw
WCPS To Host Certified Teacher Job Fair Job Fair
Choir Performs for Elementary Schools ch

DCMS 8th Grade Choir tours to elementary schools on Friday, March 2, 2018.   Schools included are Alvaton, Briarwood, Natcher, and Cumberland Trace.  Students performed well at each school and represented DCMS with pride!

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http://shop.balfour.com/smi91739/catalog/category/view/s/yearbook-and-accessories/id/312795/

Vocal Solo & Ensemble Assessment sande
Beta Students a Big Success at Convention beta

Read on!

WCPS Students Excel at Future City Competition Team Natcher
Academic Team SUCCESSES! at
Library receives WKU School Library Grant grant

 

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Drakes Creek Middle School receives WKU Libraries School Library Grant

State Passes New Immunization Requirements Immunization

Effective July 1, 2018

Band & Choir Christmas Concert - Tue, December 5th at 6:00pm con

Concert time - 6:00pm

All students report by 5:30.

Veterans Day Program - Nov. 9th f

Thursday, November 9th, first thing in the morning.

Veterans Day Program - Nov. 9th vd

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October Golden Apple Winners Announced WCPS Logo

Winners from Briarwood Elementary, Cumberland Trace Elementary, and Drakes Creek Middle School...

State of the District Address WCPS Logo

Superintendent Clayton to host annual forum...

Superintendent Press Conference on Pension Reform WCPS Logo

Hosted by KSBA Region 3 Superintendents...

Family Fun Night - Nov. 9th bf

5:30 - 7:30

Click for more information.

Fall Dance - Oct. 27 dan

5:00 - 7:00

Talent Show - Oct. 16 ts
KPREP Scores Released WCPS Logo

WCPS students once again test above the state average...

Talent Show auditions - Thursday Sept. 28 aud

In music room 2:30-4:00.

Bring completed audition form with you.

Forms are outside music room door.

High Attendance Day is Wednesday Sept. 20th had

Gator Gold for every student on Sept. 20th!

Christmas Assistance information here orn
WCPS Hunger Run 5k $ Fun Walk - Sept. 23 hr
WCPS to Host Google Summit WCPS Logo

Early Registration Open...

Student drop off and pick up procedure car
Solar Eclipse viewing tips in 8-17-17 newsletter ecl

See the latest Gator Chomp Newsletter for article.

Solar Eclipse Resources WCPS Logo

Information for parents...

Picture Day is Sept. 5th camera
Volunteer Training dates
Off to a great start! PHOTOS. gym

Click here to see 1st day photos.

 

... or visit our photo gallery any time.

Your grades on Infinite Campus. ic

How to keep up with all your grades on INFINITE CAMPUS.

School Suppy lists ... right here! supplies

Shopping for back to school?  Click here to see list of school supplies and a copy of the dress code.

2017 Summer Feeding Program WCPS Logo

Free meals for anyone under 18...

KPREP testing May 8 - 12 test

Our students are hard at work taking the KPREP tests! 

Stay healthy and rested to give the GATOR best.

Spring Concert - May 9th .

Concert is at 6:00.

Students report by 5:30 - in concert attire.

STLP Projects - State Bound (April 12)
National School Breakfast week March 6-10 brk

This week is National School Breakfast Week.  One of the things our cafeteria will be featuring is a make your own parfait bar.  Students who eat breakfast will be entered in a drawing for gift cards and a grand prize of a Fitbit flex!

Registration for 9th grade

Info here.

2017 Hall of Distinguished Alumni WCPS Logo

Inductees announced...

Big Instrumental Weekend - March 3rd and 4th ts

March 3rd - WKU Honors Band

March 4th - Instrumental Solos & Ensemble Festival

Click here to see photo gallery.

DCMS students sing at Quad State qs1
Teacher Job Fair WCPS Logo

Future educators welcome...

WCPS Helping Hearts hh

Emotional Health & Wellness Resource Center

...to provide comprehensive emotional and mental health information/resources to assist with removing barriers to learning.

https://sites.google.com/warren.kyschools.us/helpinghearts/home

Kentucky Future City Competition News

Read all about it!

Students of the Month som

Congratulations to our January Students of the Month ---
Sam Humble, Andrew Thomas, Kevin Pocasangre, Luke Wilson, Thomas Mitchell,  Paul Smith

PTO News

Spirit Shop / Meeting / Fund Raiser ...

Cleaning Supplies

Recently, we've had a large number of absences due to sickness. To help combat illness that is going around, we are asking parents to bring in Clorox wipes to help disinfect our school and prevent more students from becoming sick.

DCMS students sing at All-State Choir asc

Abby Orr, Chidinma Igbokwe, Briley Barnett, Isaiah Bouldin.

Chidinma Igbokwe wins Warren County spelling Bee spbee

Congrats to Chidinma Igbokwe, an 8th grader at Drakes Creek Middle School! She will represent Warren County at the Kentucky Derby Festival Spelling Bee on Saturday, March 11 at the Bomhard Theater, Kentucky Center for the Arts.

Future City Competition WCPS Logo

Drakes Creek Middle School & Natcher Elementary bring home awards

WCPS Announces January Golden Apple Award Winners WCPS Logo

Winners from Drakes Creek Middle School, Greenwood High School, and the Transportation Department...

VOTE for DCMS in the Follet Challenge! follet

Click here to VOTE for DCMS.  https://follettchallenge.com/videos/728 .  You can vote every day Jan. 23 - 27!

MLK Day Essay Winner - Ari Srivastava ari

Drakes Creek once again had the winning middle school essay for the district Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration.  Each year we publish the winning essay in our newsletter.

This year we want to congratulate a 7th grader, Arivumani Srivastava, for his winning essay "The Human Palette."

Click "read more"  to see his essay.

Winter Wonderland Dance - Jan 20 dance

The Winter Wonderland Dance will be Friday, January 20th from   5-7 P.M. Permission forms are required to come. Admission is $5.

Basketball Team wins District Championship team

Congratulations to our 7th grade boys basketball team and Coach Michael Timmer and Coach Guy Guy Waggoner - the 2016-2017 District Champs.

GO GATORS!

All District Orchestra All District Orchestra

Congrats Gators!

Beta Arts & Crafts schoolwide winners beta

Click here to see photos.

Black and White Photography:  Caroline Key

Color Photography:  Sama Deeb

Sketching:  Evelina Thornhill

Homemade Jewelry:  Stacy Kupchella

Recycled Art:  Jackson White

Woodworking:  Ethan Gentry

Library Makeover lib
December Golden Apple Winners Announced WCPS Logo

Winners from Bristow, Drakes Creek, North Warren, and Rich Pond...

Choir sings at Christmas Time court
Beta news beta
Shirts for Shelby fund raiser shelbyshirt

All proceeds go to the Maupin family.

Click here for ordering info.

Book Fair (Nov 9 - 15) bf

Click here to see our special daily dress-up days.

Veterans Day Program - Nov. 4th vet

Click here for information.

Family Fun Night - Nov. 10 (5:00-7:30) bkfair

Come spend the evening at DCMS for Family Fun NIght!

All State Choir choirclpart

8 DCMS students perform in All State Choir at SKyPAC.

WCPS Accepting Nominations for Hall of Distinguished Alumni WCPS Logo

2017 Hall of Distinguished Alumni Nomination Information...

SCK Launch Field Trip for 8th gd sck
Fund Raiser fundraiser

Be sure to turn in your tickets for prizes as you sell! Don’t forget, if you sell 10 or more items, you get to go to Jump Air Zone! You can also make an $80 donation in lieu of selling items and you will still be able to go to Jump Air Zone.

Soccer Team wins District Championship Soccer teams wins District Championship
Talent Show is Oct. 17th

Talent Show Fundraiser auditions will be happening September 27th 2:20-4:00 P.M. in the choir room.

Talent Show dress rehearsal will be October 14th for participants at 2:30-4:00 P.M. in the choir room.

The Talent Show will happen Monday, October 17th at 6:00 P.M. in the gym. Adult admission is $5, student admission is $3, and children 4 and under are free! (Participants and choir members receive free admission)

Swim and Dive Team tryouts and practice
Congratulations to Mrs. Hale - our librarian.

Congratulations to Ms. Hale on winning the Donna Hornsby Joint Technology Award from the Kentucky Association of School Librarians!

High Attendance Day is Tue, Sept. 20th

Read on for more info about the fun.

Students of the Month

Sophia Koppensteiner - 7 Green

Addalyn Lawrence - 7 Gold

Chloe Oller - 8 Green

Kyaw Ri Htoo - 8 Gold

Samuel McNabb & Veronique DeMarse - Academy

K-PREP survey link
GHS Homecoming and Spirit Week

Click here for all the Spirit Week plans.

WCPS Announces 2016 Hunger Run

Event to benefit Synergy Center...

Drop off - Pick up information

Procedures for car riders.

Spirit Wear on sale during lunch & other PTO info.

The Spirit Wear Shop will be open on Thursday, Aug 18 at lunch.

DCMS Fall Sports Schedules

Softball, Football, Boys & Girls Soccer - all right here.

Local Planning Committee to Meet

LPC Meeting details...

Back to School Bash - August 4th (5:00-7:00)

Come check it out before the 1st day!

Supply lists for 2016-17

Click here for your school supply list.

Summer Feeding Program

Free dining options...

Volunteer Training Dates
Little Gator Volleyball Camp

June 9th and 10th.
 

Field Day fun at DCMS!

Special thanks to Mr. Brian Wilhelm for all his work for this fun day. See photo gallery.

2016-17 Softball Team named
Students recognized for all Proficient & Distinguished KPREP scores for 2015.

Congratulations to our students for their success on last year's KPREP testing.

K-PREP Dates

K-PREP Exam will be administered May 18-24 this year.  Please avoid making appointments during these day if possible.  The Biology EOC Assessment will be May 25.

Spring Concert - Tuesday May 10th

Concert at 6:00 pm.   All band & choir students report by 5:30 pm.

Drakes Creek Student Wins Photo Conest

Capture The Earth Contest

Choirs earn Distinguished Ratings at Choral Festival
Students of the Month

7 gold - Liv Walker, 7 green - Logan Huston, 8 green - Katie Marquardt, 8 gold - Trevor Watson, Academy - Abigail Railey & Kailly Oum

Leslie Hale wins KY "Capture the Earth" photo contest.

Leslie Hale, one of our 7th grade students won the KY Capture the Earth Day Photo contest.   Click "read more" to see the photo and the press release.

DCMS students raise $18,500.00 for American Heart Association!
Band earns Distinguished Ratings at KMEA Concert Festival.
WCPS Announces Spring Job Fair

Open positions inn serveral departments...

Students at DCMS Help Elderly

Kiwanis Builders Club 

Mr Woods receives the Golden Apple Award!
Academic Team top 16 in state
WCPS Hall of Distinguished Alumni

Tickets on sale...

Read Across America Day

WCPS plans activities...

DCMS success at WKU Robotics Championship!
WCPS Representatives Meet with National Leaders

School officials head to D.C. to dicuss healthy lunches...

Board Approves Redistricting Board Approves Redistricting

Proposed changes approved...

Drakes Creek Students Place at Future City Competition

Students earn recognition at state level...

WCPS Observes Gifted Education Month
WCPS Celebrates National School Counselor Week

Thank you for serving our students...

Academic Team wins District Governor's Cup!
Board Approves Changes to the 2015-16 Calendar

Board approves snow make-up days...

Academy students success at Future City Competition
Energy Team Aluminum Can Drive for St. Jude's research.

All year!  Click read more to participate.

Design Ad winners from DCMS
Future City SUCCESS
District Basketball Champs!
DCMS Future Gator Night - Jan 25
January Students of the Month

Congratulations to our Students of the Month!

7 Gold – Kyaw Htoo

7 Green – Abigail Orr

8 Gold – Abby Hightower

8 Green – Gabriel Gutierrez

Academy – Jason Kash

Academy – Bailey Lambert

Thank you for always working to be

 “Respectful, Responsible, and Ready to Learn!”

Eli Lovell wins WCPS MLK Essay Contest

Read Eli's winning essay in the January 21st issue of the "Gator News" newsletter.

Access Test for English Language Learners

Testing begins January 19th.

Chidinma Igbokwe, wins School Spelling Bee!
WKU Announces Spread The Red

Four WCPS middle schools to participate

WCPS to host MLK Celebration

"Until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream...

Winter Weather Procedures

This article contains info regarding winter weather's effects on our school days.  Read on...

Band & Choir Students earn honors

Click here to see information about All District Band and All State Choir.

Golden Apple Winner is Mrs. Webster!
Viewing schedule for Choir Courthouse performance

DCMS Choirs perform at the Warren County Courthouse for the Christmas Season. See Mrs. Fields' website for a TV schedule of their performances airing on TWC Channel 3.

Boundary Planning Update

Proposal now available...

Kiwanis awards DCMS KYA a check!
All District Band members chosen.
Thanksgiving Break - Nov. 25 through 27
Christmas Concert is Tuesday, Dec. 8th at 6:00

All band and choir students are to report before 5:30.

Parents are invited to have DCMS Thanksgiving meal with your student.
Students of the Month for October
Parent Input Requested

2016-17 calendar options narrowed to four...

Future Gator Night
Pack-A-Sack Food Drive

Hughes and Coleman to hold food drive benefitting WCPS Synergy Center...

DCMS Talent Show is Oct. 26th

Showtime is 6:00 pm!

It's Safe Schools Week! Oct. 18 - 24

Read All About It!

Dr. Lynwood Montell to visit DCMS

October 30th

Homework Club parent opportunity
Congrats to our 1st Quarter Honor Roll students!

Click here to see the full list.

Family Fun Night - Nov.5th (5:00-7:30)

Lots of great things happening at this special night at DCMS.  Don't miss it!  Click here for all the details.

Fall Break is October 5th - 9th

Relax and Enjoy

Terry Obee speaks to DCMS student body
DCMS is a DISTINGUISHED school!

Congratulations students, faculty & staff, and parents.

K-PREP Scores Released: WCPS Excels

Warren County Public Schools shows gains on K-PREP assessment...

Elizabeth DeMarse wins WRECC Award

Elizabeth DeMarse received an honorable mention for the Warren RECC “Design the Cover” contest this week.  Elizabeth’s artwork will be included in 2015 Warren RECC Recipe Book.  Community Outreach Coordinator Jenny Rich delivered Elizabeth’s award along with a $50 VISA gift card on Friday, September 25.  Congratulations Elizabeth!

Jackie Wright, bookkeeper at DCMS wins WCPS Golden Apple Award

Congratulations Mrs. Wright!

HIGH ATTENDANCE DAY

Thursday Sept. 24th. 

Student Leaders of the Month
DCMS Students star in Beauty and the Beast

September 17-27

Student's Photography on Display in D.C.

A Drakes Creek Middle School student has artwork on display at the home of Vice-President, Joe Biden. 

Labor Day Sept. 7th - No School
Future Problem Solvers Team starts soon

Any student interested in participating needs to contact Mrs. Ginger Travis (ginger.travis@warren.kyschools.us).

Christmas Assistance Information
Congrats to our sports teams this week
Greenwood golfer makes All-Star Team

8th grader Canon Claycomb also picked to represent U.S. in Evian Juniors Cup.

Board Approves Tax Increase

Warren County Board of Education votes to approve proposed tax increase...

Picture Day is August 28th
"The Write Stuff" Teen Writing and Visual Art Contest

Information here

School Dance / Football Celebration - August 25th
Drop off and pick up procedures.
Football team wins Owenboro Invitational Tournament!
Soccer Team wins FS Invitational Tournament!
Bus Routes

Click this link for your school bus information.

http://www.warrencountyschools.org/Content2/352

DCMS OPEN HOUSE - August 6th

5:00 pm until 7:00 pm

Drop in!

Volunteer Training Dates

Volunteer training is required to volunteer in school or field trips.  Your service is SO appreciated.

8th grade Volleyball tryouts - July 15

Tryouts - July 15, 8:30-10:30

WCPS Family Resources Youth Services Centers Back to School Bash is June 30th

Click here for all information.

Supply List

Check here for suggested supply lists for 2015-16.  (updated August 1)

Bar Association's Law Day Contest winners.

The Bar Association has a law day contest for grades k-8.  This year it was "Magna Carta symbol of freedom".

Teagan Neil, Liz DeMarse, Emily Moore

Duke Tip ACT recognitions

These students took the ACT along with other academically talented seventh graders as part of the 2015 Duke University Talent Identification Program's 7th grade talent search.  CONGRATS KIDS!

Homework Club "Finals Cram Sessions" 5-26 and 5-27
Yearbook Sales - last week of school

Limited number left!  Get yours from Mrs. Robinson for $35.00.

Newpaper "8th grade edition" - $1.00 last week of school

Celebrate our school and outgoing 8th grade class with the Gator Newspaper. Just $1.00

Election Day on Tuesday = No school
Awards Night is May 26th at 6:00 pm

Come early and see some of our Academy students' projects in the Academy Showcase.  5:00-5:45.

Field Day is May 26th
Hot Rods Game on Wednesday

PBIS Reward!

KPREP Testing is May 11 - 15
Gifted & Talented Student Survey

Please take survey if you or your child has been identified as Gifted & Talented.

Band & Choir SPRING CONCERT - Tue, May 12th at 6:00pm

Students report by 5:30 in concert attire.

STAR Test Rewards Day photos
2015 Hunger Run

Event to benefit WCPS Synergy Center...

KPREP Dance (after school)
DCMS STLP & Tech Ed Programs Earn County & State Recognition
Board Approves Changes to School Start Times

Vote approved last night...

Students earn honors in Duke Talent Identification Program

Twenty-six middle school students earn recognition.

Speech Team wins 6th in State!
Superintendent Hosts Parent Forum

WCPS seeks input from families...

Hoops For Heart - March 23 through April 3

DCMS raised $12,300.00 for Hoops for Heart!!! 

 

 

Regional Swim Meet Results
Volleyball open gym dates
Board Approves Makeup Days

School will be in session on April 3rd...

Choir sings at Elementary Schools
Students Excel On Assessments

Results are in for the ACT Explore and ACT Plan assessments...

Band students represent DCMS well at Solo & Ensemble Festival.
Parent Forums Scheduled

WCPS to host forum for School Start and End Times...

Important Message From Mr. Clayton

Operation Preparation is March 16 - 20

College / Career Week. 

Gator Spirit wear available for order
Course Offerings for 7th pd. (2015-16)
Another 2 snow days added to our total this week.
Board Approves Makeup Days

School will be in session March 19 & 20...

Regional Swim Meet Results

See the February 27, 2015 newsletter for our students' results.

Mrs. Rose receives Honor

Campbellsville University Excellence in Teaching award for middle school teachers.

Our students perform in "Who Me? Yes You!"
Aviation Camp Application
No School Monday Feb. 23rd due to hazardous road conditions.

 

Warren County Schools will be closed Monday February 23rd due to hazardous road conditions.

 

DCMS Mardi Gras 5-K is Sat. March 14th.

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR SAT. MARCH 14th DUE TO THE WINTER WEATHER.

Travel to Spain in 2016

Meeting on Feb. 26th at 6:30 in library.
 

Students perform in Jr. High All State choir

Linzey Smith, Justin Gibson, Brianna Wright

The "Gator Gazette" is here!

Our bi-weekly newpaper, the "Gator Gazette" to be released on Fri. Feb. 13th for $1.00 per issue.

Spring Picture day is Feb. 13th

Don't wear green.

Students win Scholastic Art Awards

Kelly Huetter, SWMS student, wins honorable mention, Gold Key and Silver Key and Jack Jones, SWMS student, wins Silver Key at this year's Scholastic Art Awards competition.  

Academic Team competes in District Competition
Academic Team competes in District Competition
William Baxter is DCMS Spelling Bee Champ!
DCMS wins big at "Future City" competition
Honoring Dr. King's Legacy

WCPS students and educators attend MLK events...

Walking The Earth Like Brothers

MLK Celebration...

MLK Day Contest Winners Sydney Wheeler and Keiko Nishijima.
Spread The Red

Middle School students cheer on the Tops...

MLK Jr. Day is Jan. 19th (no school)
Miss Kentucky speaks to student body.
Spirit Week is here! Click here for details.
All District Band 2015
Board Members Take Office

Young & Duvall sworn in...

Synergy Center Gets A Helping Hand

Businesses help Synergy Center this holiday....

Board Approves Non-Resident Agreement

Warren County Board of Education votes to approve agreement...

MLK Essay Winner - Sydney Wheeler
Drakes Creek receives honors at KYA
Natcher & DCMS students win in state poster contest
CHRISTMAS BREAK is Dec. 20 - Jan. 3
7th gd - All Distiguished & Proficient - KPREP 2014
8th gd - All Distiguished & Proficient - KPREP 2014
Hall Of Distinguished Alumni Nominations
DCMS Tour of Spain info. meeting - Dec. 11 at 6:30
December "Leaders of the Month". Click here to see who.
All-Stars: DCMS football players earn honors
Tentative Agreement Reached
Yearbook Sales until Christmas Break
Christmas Concert - Dec. 9th at 6:00pm
Thanksgiving Break is Nov. 26 - 30
DC Speech off to a successful start.
All District Band members named for 2014-15
DCMS Veterans Day Program on Nov. 11th
"Shoes For Water" project a big success.
KyACDA All-State Choir Participants
October Students of the Month ...
IMPORTANT - 7th period class registration for 2nd semester.
Hughes & Coleman Hunger Run A Success

Synergy Center benefits from event

Election Day Tue, Nov. 4th - No school
2015-2016 Calendar Update
Students with all distinguished test scores recognized.
Dr. Lynwood Montell to speak to 7th graders - Oct. 31st
Family Fun Night photos here!
Red Ribbon Week - Oct. 27-31
DCMS Student Produced Newspaper info.
Glow Run 2014 - Oct 23, to benefit our Youth Services Center
Report Cards sent home Oct. 16th
Important letter to parents from WCPS Superintendent - Oct. 16, 2014
Fall Break: Oct. 4th - Oct. 12th
8th Grade Volleyball Team DISTRICT CHAMPS! DCMS teams dominate tourney.
WKU Super Saturdays info and application - click here
Bring your parents to lunch Day! - October 15th
Yearbook Sales going on now!
Oar Club Drive - through Oct. 3rd
IT'S SPIRIT WEEK! Click here to see each day's attire.
Drakes Creek's got Talent - Oct. 13th
Lockout Update
Superintendent/Community Forum Scheduled
PTO Spirit Shop - last Thursday of each month.
COOKIE DOUGH FUNDRAISER! - $ & orders DUE Tue.
8th Graders take EXPLORE test - Tue, Sept. 23rd.
Reality Fair - Oct. 2nd
Non-Resident Dispute

Update/Timeline/Links

Kroger Community Rewards Program instructions
GHS Gators Cheeleading Mini Camp - Sept 20
Students of the month named! Click here to see who they are!
Parent/Community Forum - Oct 21st
Thursday is HIGH ATTENDANCE DAY
Gatton Academy Preview Day - Sept 20th
School not in session Mon. Sept. 15th (Teacher planning/workday)
Talent Show Auditions - Sept. 25th
Drakes Creek's Jones wins Golden Apple

Cafeteria manager one of four September winners.

$150 raised in ice-bucket challenge
DCMS Homework Club (Thursdays until 4:00)
Subscribe to the SCHOOLWAY APP and help DCMS get money
Gator Soccer Tournament Runners-Up!
Non-Resident Dispute: Clarifications

WCPS addresses incorrectly stated information published by local media...

School Board Approves Tax Increase
Labor Day is Monday Sept. 1st --- No School
Picture Day is Sept. 5th
WCPS Files Brief

A brief has been filed to the Kentucky Board of Education...

Mr. Woods accepts the "Ice Bucket Challenge" for ALS.
WCPS Approves K12 Realignment
DCMS students star in production of Peter Pan
Gators CHOMP Edmonson Co!
Champs of the Cumberland University Tournament!
Students study solar recycling
Claudia Witcher and Cameron Arnold represent DCMS at the Nat. Jr. Speech and Debate Tournament in Kansas
Congrats to our winning volleyball teams!
Friday is GREEN & GOLD day. Show your Gator Pride!
Girls Day in Science - WKU Sept. 6th (Get info here)
1st Day of School is August 6th.
News from our Athletic Director - important
Back to School Bash! - August 4th (5:00-7:00)

During the Bash, your student will receive their class schedule, you can browse the gym to learn about our many extra-curricular activities, you can visit your child's teachers and you can have a hot dog, chips and a drink.  We want to take that time to get to know you all a little better and let you know all the great things about Drakes Creek Middle School.

WCSB Approves Appeal
Lowe is Greenwood AD

Greenwood alum also coaches cross country

Commissioner Makes Final Order

Update: Non-Resident Agreement

Congrats Mrs. Melanie Wyatt - Jr. Achievement Teacher of The Year!
Greenwood holds 24th graduation

Class of 2014 has earned $5.6 million in scholarships.

Summer Break! (June 5th through August 5th)
Recommended Order Released

Hearing Officer releases recommendation in Non-Resident dipute.

Field Day is May 30th
Awards Night - Tue. June 3rd @ 6:00pm
8th Grade Dance - May 29th
No School Monday, May 26th --- Memorial Day
Summer Activities! ... Community Education (click here for full list)
Finals schedule
No School Tuesday, May 20th - Election Day
Parents! Nomination forms for PTO board and SBDM parent representatives
Chautaqua Day is May 23rd (7th grade)
WCPS Release Non-Resident Hearing Brief

Legal Brief on Non-Resident Hearing made public

K-PREP testing is May 14 through 21
Teacher Appreciation Week .....APPRECIATION!
Spring Concert - May 13th
Summer Opportunities for Gifted Students
Students of the month for May
STLP news is #1 in state. Students receive many honors.
Non-Resident Hearing

Click here for the latest information. 

Third District Honor Choir students
Hot Rods Game on April 29th as reward
Cheerleader Tryouts - April 30 and May 2nd
Volleyball Tryouts - April 28, 29, and May 6.
PBIS Hot Rods game field trip is April 29th.
WCPS Honors Band
Students are stars on STAR assessment

Drakes Creek students show great progress.

Annika Avula wins 2nd place in Statewide essay contest.
Choir receives distinguished rating at Choral Festival
Congrats to students of the month!
3rd Quarter Report Cards sent home
Band earns Distinguished Ratings at Concert Festival
Hoops For Heart at DCMS
College & Career Roadshow comes to DCMS
KHSAA Sports Physicals for $10.00
Students of the Month
Jazz Band performs at festival
Derby Speaker in FACS classes.
Energy Team wins 1st place at RACE day!
Area Wide Band Concert...
SPRING BREAK! March 31 - April 4
Federal ATF Agent Eric Mercer speaks to CSI class.
Academic Team victorious at State Governors Cup!
WKU Science Curiosity Investigation Camp begins March 31.
March 14th is Spring Picture Day
Students perform with WKU Honors Band on March 7th
36 Band Students perform in Solo & Ensemble Festival
Choir students in the Quad State Choir at MSU
DCMS's National Board Certified Teachered honored
Teacher Hero Nominations due March 4th
Speech Team 3rd overall in Regional tournament.
Tabitha Willgruber - 3rd in chess tourney
Joseph McNabb - winner in Cooperative Ext office Piggy Bank design contest.
DCMS wins big at the BETA state convention!
FCCLA Week is Feb. 24 - 28 (Activities every day!)

Click here to see daily acitivities!

DCMS holds annual "Dance Day"
Students perform in the All State Choir
Improved security at DCMS. Click here for info.
DANCE DAY dance study at DCMS - Feb. 19th
WKU Honors Band students named
Academic Team WINS 1st place at Regional Governors Cup!

Overall champions plus individual winners.

Miss Kentucky visits DCMS

Jenna Day speaks to school's Junior Beta Club members.

Bob Holmes "One Man Volleyball Team" speaks to DCMS about beating the odds
Bob Holmes "One Man Volleyball Team" speaks to DCMS about beating the odds
Basketball SKMSAC Tournament rescheduled for Feb. 1st
"School Connect" app is up and running. Here's how.
Speech Team off to a winning start!
Track interest mtg changed to Jan. 28th.
Snow Day Make Up Dates

The following dates will be used as make-up days for the days missed for inclement weather this school year:  March 20th and 21st, April 18th, and May 22nd and 23rd.  Students will need to attend school on these dates.

The remaining make-up days have not yet been finalized.  As soon as that information becomes available, we will add those make-up day dates to the website. 

Give Kids A Smile Day is Feb 7
Academic Team wins District Governor's Cup!
Jovan Rickovski wins DCMS spelling bee
School not in session on Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Jan. 20)
DCMS students perform in the All District Band
School Fundraiser = Garbage Bag Sale!
ACCESS Testing for ESL students
Report Cards out on Jan. 14th
KYA group succeeds in Louisville and in Frankfort
No school January 7th

Weather conditions prompt cancellation.

No school January 6th

Weather conditions prompt cancellation.

School Board Approves Feb. 17 as Make-up Day

School will be in session on Presidents' Day.

Choir sings at courthouse - click here for TV air dates.
Enjoy your holidays!
DCMS student recognized for artwork

 Keiko Nishijima wins Adopt-A-Highway poster contest.

School board recognizes Jumpin' Jaguars

5 students represented Kentucky in Macy's Parade.

Students earn honors at Deaf & Hard of Hearing Regional Spelling Bee
Yearbook orders will be taken this week
STLP's Affordable Christmas service project - click article to the right!
Frozen 4 Mile Run - Jan 4
Thanksgiving Break - Nov. 27 through Dec. 1
Car Rider drop off and pick up procedures
Mrs. Fields nominated for State Choral Chair for KMEA
All District Band members named!
Students perform in the All State Choir
Family Fun Night at DCMS!
DCMS Honors our Veterans at our Veterans Day Program
Course offerings for 7th period (Spring 2014)
DCMS Hall of Distinguished Students
Veterans Day Program - Friday Nov. 8th
Survey on possible middle school realignment available online
District seeks opinions about possibly moving 6th graders to the middle schools.
Family Fun Night - Nov. 7th (5:00-7:30) Book Fair - Nov. 6 through 12
Girls Basketball Tryouts Nov. 4th - 8th
WKU guest conductor works with our choir.
Dr. Lynwood Montell, Ky. Author, speaks to our students
YSC Food Drive
Students selected to perform in Macy's Parade
Five members of the Jumpin' Jaguars jump rope team to perform in NYC.
Reality Fair - Oct. 24th
Red Ribbon Week (Oct. 21 - 25th)
WWII Holocaust Survivor, Samuel Marder, speaks to 8th graders.
Super Saturdays Fall 2013 - info for gifted studies
Hilltoppers help DCMS celebrate School Lunch Week
Three players and a coach visit with students in cafeteria.
1st Quarter Report Cards go home on Oct. 18th.
DCMS Talent Show - Oct. 17th at 6:00pm
Boys' Basketball Tryouts - Oct. 14 through 18
Middle and high school students make All-State Chorus
39 students selected from Warren County schools.
Fall Break is Oct 7th through Oct 11th
Distinguished Alumni nominations sought

Plans under way for second Hall of Distinguished Alumni induction.

KPREP results in. News is good.
WCPS shows progress on state academic assessment
Number of schools reaching proficiency on the rise.
Jazz Band Informational Meeting - Sept 25 after school
School Dance: Sept. 24th 2:30-5:00
Talent Show Auditions - Thur. Sept. 26 (2:30-4:00)
Opportunities for Parents of Students with Disabilities
Jumpin' Jaguar Clinics
FREE MONEY from Target is a click away!
High Attendance Day is Sept 18th
First day of Autumn - Sept. 22
"Homework Help" - Thursdays 2:30 - 3:30
Congratulations students of the month!
Josten's Rep visit to DCMS for 7th grade - Sept. 13 (morning mtg)
Target's Take Charge of Education Program
Christmas Assistance Opportunities - (click here for important registration deadlines)
EXPLORE test for 8th grade - Sept. 17
Basketball tryouts and open gyms are on calendar at right
Labor Day is Sept. 2nd (no school)
Girls win District Championship in golf
Parent Volunteer Opportunities (and training)
PTO Donation Drive - going on now.
Picture Day - August 23rd (Don't wear green)
Student recognized for organizing fundraiser

South Warren High School student Ava Fergerson organized the Family Fun Run.

State-champion softball team recognized

Greenwood Lady Gators were undefeated state champions in 2013.

2013 Poster Contest

2013 poster contest recognizes public service.

WCPS welcomes 14,000 students on opening day

WCPS welcomes 14,000 students on opening day        
 

1st day of school at DCMS = Great Beginning!
Welcome to DCMS 2013-14!
Jones is new Drakes Creek assistant principal

Ben Jones has been hired as assistant principal at Drakes Creek Middle School.

Classified Employee Training Schedule

Classified Employee Training Schedule

School Supply list (general)
Family Fun Run benefits FRYSCs

More than 350 school-supply items collected.

DCMS Fastpitch Softball information
Warren County YSC's "Back to School Bash" is July 29th at HMMS.
Welcome new staff for 2013.
Hostess with the Mostess camp

Briarwood, Cumberland Trace, and Drakes Creek students participate.

Family Fun Run benefits FRYSCs

5-K run is July 20 at Ephram White Park.

"Stuff the Bus" starts July 25th

Event helps families with school supplies

Greenwood SRO wins award

Richard Kirby receives President's Award.

Champions: Greenwood caps perfect season

Lady Gators beat Owensboro Catholic in state title game.

Enjoy your summer! (First day back is August 8th.)
DCMS Back to School Bash - Aug. 6th (5:00-7:00)
Field Day Fun! See our field day photo gallery.
Congratulations to all of our award winners!
Last day of school is Thursday, May 23rd.
8th Grade Dance/Social - May 17th
DCMS Awards Night is May 21st
Band & Choir Spring Concert - May 14th at 6:00pm (students report by 5:30)
Jazz Band Dance - May 10th at Old Alvaton Gym
KPREP Testing May 6th - 10th
Students honored by Duke program

Seventh graders recognized for academic achievement.

2012-2013 WCPS Awards Schedule

2012-2013 WCPS Awards Schedule

Summer 2013 - Activities and Opportunities
Chautauqua Day - May 16
3 students selected as "Kids with Class"

Featured in Bowling Green Parent magazine.

DCMS students complete "Leader in Me" murals

Artwork funded by $1,200 VSA grant.

Leader in Me MURALS - Friday April 26th. Come on over!
FCCLA 3rd place in March of Dimes Walk for Babies!
Cheerleader banquet held April 18th
Congratulations to our Band for their Concert Band Festival Performance
Congratulations to our Choir for Choral Festival Performance
Students selected for Governor's Scholars

13 students are accepted into GSP.

Tickets available for Distinguished Alumni event

The inaugural class includes 12 alumni.

Stained Glass Project in Math class
Students excel at State STLP

Drakes Creek MS earns 5 first-place awards.

Energy teams rewarded at RACE Day

Drakes Creek and Natcher teams take top honors

Clean out your locker! We're painting them over Spring Break!
DCMS Bands perform in Area-Wide Concert
2013 GHS Fastpitch Game Schedule
The Medical Center Baby Sitting Clinic - April 15th and 16th
Academic Team excels at State Championships
DCMS Track and Field students excell at South Warren meet.
"Leader In Me" breakfast for parents on Monday, March 18th
Signed report cards due on Monday, March 18th
Teacher Hall of Fame nominations sought

Deadline is July 15.

Students win honors at Junior Beta

Two first-place winners.

WCPS staff member Charles Lewis honored for community service

Charles Lewis, a courier and custodian for Warren County Public Schools (WCPS), received a “Trailblazer Award” for his community-service activities at a ceremony held February 24 at Seventh Street Missionary Baptist Church. 

35 Band students perform in Solo & Ensemble Festival
Summer SKyPAC and WKU gifted opportunities

Summer Camps and workshops are back at SKyPAC and the Capitol Arts Center this summer.

 

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Kentucky Association for Gifted Education SUMMER WORKSHOPS 2013.

Click this link for information and dates.

kagegifted.org

Kathy Goff hired as interim superintendent

In a 5-0 vote, the Warren County Board of Education appointed Kathy Goff interim superintendent of Warren County Public Schools.

Quad State Choir at MSU

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Related Arts classes host "DANCE DAY".
DCMS wins at "Math Counts" competition.
Course Descriptions for 2013-14
Drakes Creek, South Warren teams take MathCounts honors
Presidents Day is Monday February 18th - No School
Hoops for Heart program at DCMS
Accept Rachel's Challenge - website here
DCMS at All State Choir
Drakes Creek students take honors in poster contest

Hannah Basham took first place.

Drakes Creek art teacher earns honor

Kim Soule recognized at school board meeting.

Spring Pictures - Feb. 15
School Dance - Feb 12 (2:30-5:00)
Volleyball Open Gym Schedule
FACS classes participate in KY Derby program
Warren County schools excel on EXPLORE and PLAN tests

The release of this year’s EXPLORE and PLAN test results by the KDE shows Warren WCPS students  performing well on state and federal academic assessments.

Drakes Creek wins conference championship

Drakes Creek Middle School wins the championship of the Southern Kentucky Middle School Athletic Conference 8th Grade Boys’ Basketball Tournament .

DCMS GATORS DISTRICT CHAMPS!
DCMS sends Holiday Greetings to soldiers in Africa.
Hazel is district's new Student Assistance Coordinator

Todd Hazel, a veteran of 14 years in public education, has been hired as Warren County Public Schools Student Assistance Coordinator. 

Drakes Creek wins District Governor's Cup

With victories in both Quick Recall and Future Problem Solving, the Drakes Creek Middle School academic team won the District 18 Governor's Cup competition.

DCMS takes first place at District Governor's Cup competition.
Baseball Open Field and tryouts schedule
Students perform in All district Band at WKU.

Basketball games cancelled tonight due to weather.

Info about school closings.
Students take honors in "Design an Ad" contest

Students from Warren County middle and high schools captured numerous awards in this year’s Country Peddler “Design an Ad” contest. 

Super Saturdays at WKU - winter 2013
Get application here.
LEGO Robotics competition scheduled for Feb. 23
Western Kentucky University Engineering faculty and  staff, with support from the Tau Beta Pi student Engineering Honors Society,  will conduct the 13th annual Kentucky Bluegrass LEGO Robotics Competition on  February 23 at Drakes Creek Middle School.

For the 2013 competition, elementary and middle school teams must build  autonomous robots from LEGO Mindstorm kits to navigate a curving track and a straight track as quickly  and accurately as possible.

Teams will compete in either the “Engineer-in-Training” division for  Elementary School teams, or the “Professional Engineers” division for Middle  School and more experienced teams.

The competition will start at 9 a.m. For more information, contact Kevin Schmaltz at WKU (kevin.schmaltz@wku.edu).
Drakes Creek students learn from "Captain Current"
Drakes Creek Middle School students learned lessons about electricity and conservation of resources.
DCMS food service worker makes wreaths for students
DCMS students got an unexpected treat with their lunch.
Ornaments for all DCMS students!

Captain Current visits DCMS - see photo gallery

Art students spread holiday cheer at Greenwood Rehab Center

Warren County students qualify for State STLP
Thirty-two different technology showcase projects developed by WCPS students have qualified for the Kentucky Student Technology Leadership Program State Championships.
Winter Break - Dec. 19 through Jan. 1

School board approves 2013-14 calendar
A calendar for the 2013-14 school year approved by the Warren County Board of Education.
Drakes Creek art teacher wins $1,200 award for school project
Drakes Creek Middle School art teacher Kim Soule has been awarded $1,200 from the VSA organization.
2nd quarter finals schedule

KY Science Center Energy activity on Dec. 12th

DCMS - WKU Community Partnership with Stormwater Management Agency - Commercial

DCMS gets VSA Art Award

STLP/Energy Team - 2012 Fall Showcase at Diddle Arena
The DCMS Energy Team presented a community service project during the STLP  2012 Fall Showcase at Diddle Arena.
Band & Choir Concert - Dec. 4th at 6:00pm

Drakes Creek takes honors at KY Youth Assembly
Drakes Creek Middle School’s Kentucky Youth Assembly class earned the Outstanding Delegation award at statewide assembly. 
Tonight's SBDM Agenda

Cheerleaders win at "Cheermania" and go to state Dec 8

Drakes Creek students make All-District Band
Ten Drakes Creek Middle School students earned positions on this year's All-District Band. 
DCMS earns top honors at KYA
Drakes Creek's Kentucky Youth Assembly class had unprecedented success at the November 15-17th statewide assembly, winning top honors.
9 DCMS students earn positions in the All District Band

Thanksgiving Break: Nov. 21 - 25
Enjoy!
Drakes Creek celebrates Veterans Day
Drakes Creek Middle School held its annual Veterans Day observance November 9th.
Veterans Day Program at DCMS - Nov. 9

Basket Auction - info and pictures to preview

KPREP & EXPLORE scores and how to interpret them.

Class offerings for 7th period extentions

Nov. 6th is election day -- no school

DCMS students win peace poster contest

Drakes Creek art teacher wins state award
Kim Soule receives Kentucky Special Needs Art Educator Award.
Family Fun Night was a big success! Thanks everyone!

New "Spotlight" TV show now on cable
A new “Spotlight on Warren County Schools” television program has begun showing on the Insight Communications educational access channel.
Cafeteria Plan Schedule set for 2012
Cafeteria Plan Dates for Warren County School Employees set.
Assessment results are on the way.

Coats for Kids Drive is underway.

Lady Gator Basketball tryouts - Oct. 15-18

Red Ribbon Week - Oct. 22 through 26

"Rachael's Challenge" - Oct 19

8th Grade Band Night at GHS football game - Oct 12

Super Saturdays at WKU info. - Oct. 27-Nov.17

Thanks to all who helped with our Reality Fair.

Ragan Slone named Total Fitness Connection, Athlete of the Week

DEA hosting prescription drug "take back"
 Families encouraged to dispose of unused prescription drugs to prevent abuse
DCMS Barn Quilt Art Display at SKyPAC - November & December

Boys Basketball Try-outs ... October 8th & 9th

Reality Fair - October 9th

SBDM Meeting 4:00pm today. (September 24, 2012)

FALL BREAK - October 1st through 5th

Gator Spirit Week!

WCPS teachers attend Energy Workshop
Teachers and administrators from WCPS learned about energy at the National Energy Education Development Kentucky Hybrid Bus Workshop.
District’s use of SmartMusic program featured in Kentucky Teacher
Warren County Public Schools’ use of SmartMusic is featured in the latest edition of Kentucky Teacher
DCMS students launch project into SPACE! Click here for more.

PTO Update

DCMS night at Pizza Hut 4:00-10:00pm

FCCLA 2012-13 begins - See Mrs. Wyatt for info

Sept. 18th is "High Attendance Day" (fun stuff)

DCMS Talent Show - Sept. 24th

Basketball Open Gym Dates

8th Grade Explore Test - Sept. 25th

Teen Angel Tree Registration

Homework Club on Tuesdays

Return signed progress reports by Wed. Sept 12th

Sam Hartford named 2012-13 DCMS Athletic Director
warrencountyschools.org/content_page.aspx
PBIS - September is "Perfect Attendance" month. Click here for info.

No Schedule Changes after Friday, August 24th.

Enjoy your day off!

Chamber of Commerce leaders visit Briarwood leaders
See "The Leader in Me" video
Starring DCMS's Jannah Bolin
DCMS Volleyball Team - Game Schedule

Talent Show Auditions - Sept. 10

Band Fund-raiser (magazine sale) Aug. 21 - Sept 5th
More info at http://warrencountyschools.org/olc/teacher.aspx?s=1588
Support "The Leader in Me"
 Buy a ticket to Tuesday's Hot Rod's game- proceeds benefit "The Leader in Me"
Picture Day is August 24th

Car Rider Drop off and Pick up

Celebrate "The Leader in Me" at the Hot Rods
 Tickets purchased for Tuesday's game benefit "The Leader in Me"
1st Day of school at DCMS!

Student earns honor at National Junior Beta
Madeleine Wilson takes second place in the Handmade Jewelry category at Junior Beta Club Convention.
Grissom is new DCMS assistant principal
Jason Grissom hired as assistant principal at Drakes Creek Middle School. 
Cheerleaders win awards at camp.
DCMS Cheerleaders win awards at camp.!  They will competed for camp championship July 24.
They earned 4 superior ribbons, a superior trophy, 1st place in cheer, third in dance, spirit stick, and permanent winners of the banana!!  Way to go girls!
Schools recognized for earning "Energy Star"
Seventeen schools recognized for earning the Energy Star designation from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 
1st Day of School is August 9th.

Mr. Woods has the GATOR spirit!
Welcome to our new Principal, Mr. Daryl Woods.  Mr. Woods is not new to DCMS.  Years ago he taught math at Drakes Creek M.S.  Since then he has been principal at Franklin-Simpson Middle School.  We are excited to have Mr. Woods as our principal.
Nominations being accepted for Hall of Distinguished Alumni
Nominations are now being accepted for the inaugural class of the Warren County Public Schools Hall of Distinguished Alumni.
OPENING OF SCHOOL INFO!
We are excited to begin a new year at Drakes Creek Middle School on August 9.  Students can learn about their team and the building during our Back to School Bash on August 6 from 5-7 PM. School starts each day at 7:25 a.m. and ends at 2:20 p.m.  The building will open for students at 7 a.m. and car riders must be picked up by 3:00 p.m.  Buses will leave the building as soon as we can load; this is usually around 2:35-2:40 on the first few days and 2:30 as students learn the routine.  After leaving DCMS, buses move to Greenwood to load high school students.  Car riders will begin loading when buses are clear of the parking lot.  There will be an open house scheduled for a date after school has started.  We look forward to a great year.



Click here for bus route information.
Click here to view DCMS student handbook.
Click here for dress code.
Click here for new student enrollment information.
Summer Feeding Program offers free breakfast and lunch to students
Summer program offers free meals at Warren Elementary to any child under 18
Have a Great Summer!

Drakes Creek student has artwork selected for national exhibit
DCMS seventh grader Cesar Perez-Villegas has artwork  selected to represent Kentucky in the VSA and CVS Caremark All Kids Can CREATE exhibition.
8th grade green team

8th grade gold team

Cesar Perez-Villegas' artwork selected to represent KY in artshow in DC.

History comes alive during Drakes Creek's Chautauqua event
The Drakes Creek Middle School Social Studies Department did a fun and educational history activity called Chautauqua.
Field Day is May 23rd

Awards Night is May 21st at 6:00pm. Awards Day is May 24th.

Election Day on Tuesday May 22nd. School not in session that day.

Jazz Band to play at GHS Jazz Band Dance on May 11th at Hillvue.
 
Final Exams 1,3,5, & 7 --- May 18th

Final Exams 2,4, & 6 --- May 21st

2011 Testing Recognition Ceremony

Chautaugua Day for all students - May 17th

Band & Choir Spring Concert is May 15th at 6:00.

Choir Students participated in 3rd District Honors Choir.

FCCLA placed 3rd overall in the March of Dimes Walk for Babies.

K-PREP testing is May 7th through 11th.

Students performed in the BG/WC Middle School Honors Band on April 28th.

Choir earns distinguished rating at KMEA Choral Festival

Blue STEM Camp - June 11-15

Three students earn awards in School Breakfast Art Contest
Three WCPS students selected as winners in this year’s School Breakfast Art Contest.
Middle school students earn recognition in Talent Identification Program
Thirty-seven 7th graders earned State Recognition this year in the Duke University Talent Identification Program.
Students recognized for State STLP awards
WCPS students recognized for earning awards at the State Student Technology Leadership Program competition .
Respect And Conserve Energy Day big success
Energy Teams compete by showing how they conserve energy; Richardsville and Drakes Creek bring home 1st place trophies

Band earns Distinguished ratings at Concert Festival on April 4th.
 
SPRING BREAK is April 6th --- April 15th.

Energy Team wins 1st place in district competition of all middle and high schools.

Melanie Owens is awarded the "Mathnasium" teacher of the month.

April is "no write-ups" month for PBIS rewards

Drakes Creek students earn awards at state STLP
Drakes Creek Middle School students earn awards at the Kentucky Student Technology Leadership Program competition.
PBIS 3 "R's" = RESPECT! RESPONSIBILITY! READY TO LEARN!

2012 Travel to England --- May 28-June 6 (by the Center for Gifted Studies at WKU)

SCATS - Summer camp for academically talented middle school students

SCATS - Summer camp for academically talented middle school students

Greenwood-area Band Concert showcases music programs
Bands from Greenwood, Drakes Creek, Alvaton, Briarwood, Cumberland Trace and Natcher were on display in the second annual Greenwood-area Band Concert.
DCMS night at Pizza Hut - March 27th, 4:00-10:00pm

Woods to be next principal at Drakes Creek
Daryl Woods has been selected as the next principal of Drakes Creek Middle School. 
Drakes Creek student earns top award in bridge building
Drakes Creek Middle School student Ryan Kennedy earned first place in Architectural Design.
No school on March 15th & 16th. Have a great LONG weekend!

BRIMS Regional Bridge BuildingChampionships - DCMS's results.

FCCLA raises $500. for the "Beading to Beat Autism" foundation.

DCMS night at Pizza Hut

Drakes Creek students perform at Quad State Choir

54 students perform at Solo & Ensemble Festival

March is "No Zeros" month for PBIS rewards.

Warren County taking large contingent to state technology competition
Warren County Public Schools will be well-represented at the Kentucky Student Technology Leadership Program (STLState Championships.
Math Counts students finish in top 10 at Regionals. One to compete at state in March!

DCMS fares well in WKU robotics competition

Beta Conventions winners! Reed Mattison - 1st place in black & white photography. Elizabeth Guthrie - 2nd place in speech competition.

Spring Picture Day - March 8th. Do not wear green.
There will be no retakes.
Instrumental Solo & Ensemble Festival -March 3rd

Two students come in top three at KY JR Beta Convention
 
Students excell at Chatugua project.

Hoops for Heart - for The American Heart Association

Parent Workshop - Bullying

Beta Club to compete at the KY Jr. Beta Convention in Louisville this week.

Drakes Creek robotics team to compete in WKU robotics competition hosted by DCMS this Saturday.

Lady Gators win SKMSAC 8th basketball tournament!
Undefeated season!!!
VAMPY - Summer program for verbally and mathematically precocious youth.
June 24 - July 14, 2012
Students perform in All State Choir in Louisville, KY.

Principal Quality Survey link --- We want to hear from you.
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NRV2PH2
Please go to this link and complete a brief online survey.  The survey will close Monday, February 20, 2012.    
 
 
School will be in session on Presidents Day - Feb 20th
... to make up for the day we missed for snow on January 13th.
Warren County District Spelling Bee
Seventeen students from elementary and middle schools in the Warren County school district will be competing in District Spelling Bee.
Barren River Community Health needs your input
 Community members invited to complete this survey
Evan Kessler is our School Spelling Bee Champion!

Registration is open for Warren County Inline Hockey

Two Warren County art teachers elected to state offices
Two Warren County Public Schools art teachers have been elected as officers this year in the Kentucky Art Education Association.
WCPS Awarded LIVE UNITED AWARD by United Way
 Prestigious award given following a more than $21,500 increase in giving
FCCLA competes in the STAR Events competition.
You have made us proud!
Academic Team wins honors in 5th District Governor's Cup competition

Buckets of Hope will run through Feb. 3rd. Help abused children.

Cheerleaders win 1st place in their division at Snowball Classic!

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - Jan. 16th. School not in session on that day.

Drakes Creek student takes first in art contest
Drakes Creek Middle School student wis first place the Kentucky Art Education Association Student Art Show.
Geography Bee Winners!
1st place - Kera Regan-Byrne;  2nd place - Andrew Hardin;  3rd place - Nicholas Gillam
DCMS to Host Academic Team 2012 Regional Governor's Cup Competition.
January 1st - Future Problem Solving and Composition
February 4th - Written Assessments & Quick Recall
Warren County school groups are granted use of SKyPAC
Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center (SkyPAC) officials have announced that five area school groups will be able to use the facilities for free this spring.
DCMS Band and Choir Spring Concert to be performed at SKyPAC on May 8th.
Middle School students earn awards in Country Peddler contest
Students from Drakes Creek, South Warren, and Warren East middle schools earned awards in the 2011 Country Peddler "Design an Ad" contest.


Students get exposure to college campus at “Spread the Red” Education Day
Students from WCPS middle schools attended the WKU Lady Toppers second annual "Spread the Red Education Day" basketball game.
Welcome to Mr. Renick -- our interim principal for the Spring semester.

Lady Toppers “Spread The Red Education Day” Game On Jan. 4
8th grade field trip
Students in Strings Program present Holiday Concert
Students in six different elementary schools and two middle schools in the Warren County school district presented a Holiday Concert December 13.
Lady Toppers “Spread The Red Education Day” Game On Jan. 4 (8th gd field trip)

DCMS Kitchen Staff Member Cooks Up Holiday Love
 Kitchen Staff Member hand crochets more than 600 stockings for students
Stockings for EVERYONE at the best cafeteria in town!
Claudine Cabral makes Christmas stockings for every student to go with the delicious holiday lunch.
Mr. Hutchison retires.
We will all miss him very much.  We wish him the best!
"Explore" Scores Explained (in our short movie)
Watch this short movie to find out more about your "Explore Test" scores and what they mean.
Students selected for All State Choir

DCMS Students win Youth Advocacy Awards
 School receives prestigious "Delegation for Excellence" Award
Happy Holidays!

Art teachers have work displayed at library
Three Warren County Public Schools art teachers had their artwork on display during the month of November at the Warren County Public Library.
KYA students win awards.

Christmas Concert - Dec. 6th at 6:00pm
Featuring 7th grade band, 8th grade band, and choir.
Beta Club Officers elected for 2011-12


DCMS Students named members of All District Band.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Student sends video thank you to dad overseas
 DCMS celebrates veteran's day by recognizing a student's soldier
Congressman Guthrie Speaks to DCMS Students for Veteran's Day
 Guthrie highlights the significance of memorials in Washington D.C. as well as "The Star Spangled Banner"
KYA - Ky. Youth Assembly
The KYA class is preparing very hard writing bills, ideas for new laws, for the Kentucky Youth Assembly.  We will be traveling to Louisville November 17-19th.  We are also sponsoring a spaghetti dinner at the family fun night.  A spaghetti dinner served with salad and homemade bread and a cookie will be served.  This fund raiser will help with the costs of our trip.
Veteran's Day Program - Nov. 11th, 7:30am
Featuring Congressman Brett Guthrie and students from DCMS and GHS.
Family Fun Night
Join us in this Celebration of Reading to encourage students and to raise money for our school.
Family Fun Night
Join us in this Celebration of Reading to encourage students and to raise money for our school.
Election Day on Tuesday Nov 9th. School not in session that day.

Family Fun Night - November 10th
Join us in this Celebration of Reading to encourage students and to raise money for our school.
DCMS Spirit Shop - 1st Thurs. of each month during lunch

Students take top honors at poster contest
 
Academic Team wins in "Cave Country League" matches.

Thank you to the Crime Rockers!
More pictures in photo gallery
Drakes Creek TV featured in Daily News

Cross Country boys & Girls teams finish 1st in Franklin Wilderness Run!
...+ two championships meets this week.  Read on...
Dr. William Lynwood Montell coming to speak to DCMS students

Super Sib Day - WKU Nov. 12th
Event for Siblings of Children with Physical, Intellectual,Behavioral, and Health Needs.
DCMS students earn statewide art awards
Elaine Losekamp took first place in Charcoal Drawing. 
Reality Fair for 7th grade

Art project for Nat M.S. Assn National Conference. Horse Banner!
Assembly - Officer Kevin Wiles (Oct. 13th)

Open House - Oct. 18th
7th grade-5:30-6:30,   8th grade-6:00-7:00
Pre-order your DCMS Yearbook
Oct. 14th through Oct. 28th
Drakes Creek students plant flowers as service project
 
Gatorland Run - Sept. 24th at Phil Moore park

Art project for Nat M.S. Assn National Conference. Horse Banner! Visit our blog to see it.
Our Exploratory 5th period class is working together to create a Horse Banner for the National Middle School Associations National Convention in November in Louisville.  Here is the link to our blog:  www.dcmshorsebanner.blogspot.com
 
Super Saturdays (by the center for gifted studies at WKU) begin on October 29th.
Super Saturdays for the Fall - Starts on October 29.  Pick up applications in the office if you are interested.  Applications will be accepted in the order they are received at The Center for Gifted Studies/WKU.
The Energized Guyz - assembly

Explore Testing - Sept. 22nd
7th and 8th grade will taking the explore test on Thursday, September 22nd.
School Picture Day is Sept 16th.
Do not wear green.
Drakes Creek's Got Talent! September 19th at 6:00pm

Sports events this week. (Aug. 22-26)
Monday - Boys Soccer home vs Barren County
Monday - Volleyball @ SWMS

Tuesday - Volleyball @ Moss
Tuesday - Softball @ WEMS
Tuesday - Football scrimmage @ Russellville

Thursday - Volleyball home vs. BGJHS
Thursday - Football home vs. WEMS
Thursday - Softball home vs. Moss
Great Opening Week!
Congratulations to our students on a terrific opening day of school!  Don't forget to have all forms signed and returned to school so that all of your files will be correct and up to date.
Lunch payments online on mealpayplus
Welcome to our new website!
warrencountyschools.org/DCMS
Back To School Bash has been canceled due to building construction.
The Open House & "Back to School Bash" that was scheduled for August 4th at 5:00pm has been cancelled due to construction work in the building.  There will be an announcement on this website when it has been rescheduled for a later date.
Band & Choir Earn Distinguished Ratings at Concert Festival
  The 8th grade band performed in the KMEA Concert Band Festival assessment event at WKU where they earned distinguished ratings from all judges in both stage performance and in sight reading.  Congratulations!

The choir performed in the festival in April as well and earned distinguished ratings for their performances.  Way to go choir!