This page was last updated on 12/5/2017.
DDMS is an incredibly diverse school and one of the reasons why we are THE BEST middle school in Wake County! Many of our students come from other countries and need help learning to speak English - and the best way to learn English is to speak it and practice, practice, practice! We need Ambassadors who are willing to have conversations IN ENGLISH with these students during SMART Block or during lunch. You can talk about whatever you would like - friends, movies, sports, weekend plans, vacations - the possibilities are endless! Very easy and a GREAT way to get to know other students while helping them learn English. Practice makes progress! Sign up below to become a Conversation Helper!
Special Needs helpers
Last year, we had several Student Ambassadors help out in our Special Needs classroom during SMART Block and it was greatly appreciated! Ms. Ellison, our teacher in the Special Needs class, is requesting Ambassadors this year who are willing to help out! This is a great opportunity for Ambassadors to gain an understanding of autism and allows our special needs students to participate in collaborative learning! Selected Ambassadors will be asked to help out once a week or once every other week (as needed and requested by Ms. Ellison). In order to participate, you must have a parent sign a permission form (found HERE). Sign up below if you're interested in becoming a Special Needs Helper!
Bullying Prevention Video
WCPSS holds a Bullying Prevention video contest every year to highlight the bullying prevention efforts throughout the schools. Last year the video that students created received an honorable mention in the contest! This year, we want something even better! Sign up below if you are interested in participating in planning, creating, filming, directing, or editing the video! The video isn't due until mid-December, but we need to get the ball rolling! Please make sure you check your email regularly for SMART Block meeting dates!
We want DDMS students to have an IMPACT and Innovate, Master, Prepare, Achieve, Create, and Try. In order to get this message out, we want to create a video teaching students what IMPACT means and how they can IMPACT every day of their lives! Sign up below if you want to help create this video!
Throughout January, we will give school tours to prospective students and families. These tours are scheduled for THURSDAYS at 10:00am in January (1/4, 1/11, 1/18, 1/25). Most of the tour will be given by a counselor and assistant principal, but we need Ambassadors to help explain some things about DDMS from the student’s perspective (like SMART Block, teacher interactions, class websites, etc). If you sign up to help out for a tour, we will check with your 2nd pd teacher to get approval from them since you will likely miss most of their class on the tour date. Not all Ambassadors who sign up to help will be selected - it depends on the tour size, your 2nd pd teacher’s approval, and your grade level. If you are selected, you will receive an email of the tour date you have been chosen for and additional information.