2018-2019 Del Mar Archived News

  • June 5, 2019
    The end of the year brings moments of reflection, gratitude and celebration. Next week, our 6thand 7thgraders will be celebrating all their hard work and growth over the last few months with their end of the year class parties. More importantly, our 8thgraders will be walking across our graduation stage and beginning their next adventure as high school students.

    May 22, 2019
    At the beginning of the year I shared with the students what I believe it means to be a member of our school community. I asked our students to Be Involved - in our classroom, school and community. I reminded them to Be Kind - to themselves and to others.

    May 8, 2019
    Our students are continuing to finish out the trimester strong as we race to summer. I want to highlight some accomplishments our students have made on campus and in the community.

    April 24, 2019
    Our students are continuing to finish out the trimester strong as we race to summer. I want to highlight some accomplishments our students have made on campus and in the community.

    April 3, 2019
    Thank you to all community members who were able to join us for our annual Open House. It was a wonderful evening highlighting our students, their demonstration of learning, and our dedicated teaching staff. For me, it was yet another reminder of what an amazing place Del Mar Middle School is, and how fortunate I am to work in service of your children!

    March 20, 2019
    Last night, Del Mar hosted a parent education program presented by representatives from Being Adept. For many years, with the support from our PTA, Del Mar has partnered with Being Adept to provide alcohol, drug, and tobacco education and prevention tools to all of our students; coupled with a parent education component. 

    March 6, 2019
    It is amazing to consider that we are now two-thirds of the way through this school year. As we begin our final trimester, please note teachers are grading trimester two assignments and assessments and are inputting grades.

    February 13, 2019
    News from Principal.  Del Mar math news. Sports Corner.  8th Grade Odds & Ends.

    January 30, 2019
    Classroom teachers are directly responsible for notifying parents of possible failing grades. Whenever it becomes evident to a teacher that a student is in danger of not making adequate academic progress in a course, the teacher must send the parent/guardian written notification or arrange a conference, either in person or by phone, with the student's parent/guardian.

    January 16, 2019
    Happy New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful break and are rested and reinvigorated for the second half of our school year.

    December 19, 2018
    This week, all students are participating in the Challenge of the Osmium Stone through their Humanities classes. This past week, while continuing to engage in our Trimester 2 curriculum, our school community made time to come together to celebrate!  It is important that students, staff and parents continue to reinforce our positive and inclusive school culture.

    December 12 2018
    Del Mar Play 2019 - Alice in Wonderland! (Presented by the Del Mar PTA) Performance D ates May 1-4.

    December 5, 2018
    The Del Mar leadership class will be hosting a school dance on Friday, December 14th from 6:00-8:00 pm.

    November 20, 2018
    Thanksgiving holiday message.

    November 7, 2018
    Your children have successfully completed the first trimester of the school year. Students have been working hard during advisory periods to prepare for conferences this week and we appreciate you making the time to engage with your child and his or her advisor about learning, progress and goals.

    October 24, 2018
    I want to use this week's newsletter to encourage a dialogue between you and your children about their use of social media. For the past few years, issues related to our students' use of social media off campus, at night and on weekends are surfacing at school and impacting students' ability to be engaged in their learning.

    October 19, 2018
    Del Mar Sports Update.

    October 17, 2018
    Come learn from the principal and Del Mar faculty about the work teachers are engaging in regarding feedback and grading and how you as a parent can support your student's learning. Facilitated by Mr. Lynch and Del Mar Faculty. Friday, October 19th 8:30-9:30 am.

    October 10, 2018
    Parent engagement helps to develop more confident and adjusted children, both in terms of academic achievement and character growth. A considerable amount of research shows that three aspects of character are especially useful for successful learning. 

    September 26, 2018
    Research supports that social and emotional learning programs that focus on self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills and responsible decision making provide numerous benefits to students, including improved academic performance, improved attitudes and behaviors, and reduced emotional distress.

    September 12, 2018
    It was wonderful to see everyone at last week's Back-to- School Night event. I hope you found the evening informative and you left with excitement for your child's academic year at Del Mar!

    September 10, 2018
    Del Mar Eighth Grade Newsletter.

    September 10, 2018
    Del Mar Seventh Grade Newsletter.

    September 10, 2018
    Del Mar Sixth Grade Newsletter.

    August 29, 2018
    As professional educators, we have invested incredible amounts of time, resources and effort over the last 6-7 years to adopt and implement Common Core and NGSS Standards.

    August 22, 2018
    Warm welcome to all new and returning families!

    August 21, 2018
    We are very excited that your child will be attending Del Mar Middle School and we look forward to meeting your son/daughter at orientation on Wednesday, August 22nd from 9:00am-12:30pm.

    August 21, 2018          
    On behalf of the staff at Del Mar Middle School, I am happy to welcome you to the 2018-2019 school year!