MIDDLE SCHOOL

June 27th, 2021

Dear DAA Middle School Families,


As we enter our last week of school, I would like to thank our families for their continued support throughout the school year. We are wrapping up a school year that will be remembered for the impact the pandemic had on us, but also because of the memories and friendships, and the year brought us. We could not be more proud of everything that our students and teachers have overcome and learned about themselves this year.


I wish each and every one of our families a wonderful and relaxing summer. If you are returning to DAA in the fall, we are planning to be back at 100%, so we will look forward to seeing you all in person! If you are moving, we wish you all the best!

Yearbook

The Middle School 2020-21 Yearbook is now available! The theme of this year’s edition is superheroes to acknowledge the hard work, dedication, and attitude of the whole DAA community. It is a very large book this year due to the impressive creative contributions of all of our MS staff and students.


Once downloaded, it can be shared with friends and families outside of the DAA network. Click here to view or download!

(updated June 28, 2021)

End of Year Reports

As we wrap up the school year, we would like to tell families when to expect end of the year reports for their families. Below are the dates for all divisions at DAA:

23rd June - ES Report Cards

27th June – HS Report Cards

28th June – MAP Reports for ES, MS, and HS

29th June – MS Report Cards

Congratulations Grade 8 Students!

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Grade 8 Completion Ceremony

Thank you to our families for attending the Grade 8 Completion Ceremony last week. We are so proud of all that our Grade 8 students have accomplished in middle school and wish them well in their journey ahead!

We will be working on getting you links to your child’s picture from the ceremony. In the meantime, please know that the youtube links can still be used to go back and see those special moments!

Group A June 23, 2021
Group B June 24, 2021

We were fortunate to have a staff member as our photographer for the ceremony. Our grade 8 T&D teachers will send out pictures of individual students by the end of the week.

June Week

We kicked off June Week today with some great activities! Students chose from physical, academic, and artistic activities in which to participate throughout the day. What a great way to end the school year!

Have a look at all of the Activity Selections HERE

Planner Design Competition

As every year, we had wonderful submissions to our planner design competition for the 2021/22 school year. We would like to recognize Tiantian Zhou, Yaming Zheng, Filip Larnholt, Nabeela Ruqaiya, Sagal Laban and an anonymous student for their for their wonderful contributions to the competition. Congratulations to Alex Wilson for the winning design that will grace the covers of our planners next year seen below:

C.R.E.W

T&D will now be called C.R.E.W.

Recognizing how important this daily time is in our student’s lives, we wanted the name to reflect what is really at the heart of homeroom time. Therefore, along with high school, we have renamed this class to reflect the vital work that is done there: Community, Relationships, Empathy and Wellbeing or C.R.E.W. will be the new name of this lesson.

Summer Learning

Our summer learning websites have been updated and ready for our students to keep their skills up over summer. There are entries for all subjects so take a look!

Upcoming Dates

  • Week of June 27- June Week: students may wear PE kits or uniform

  • June 28 - Yearbooks

  • June 29- Report Cards home; Dress like a Twin Day

  • June 30 - Last day of school! Dress for Summer; Noon dismissal

I hope you all stay well,

Justin ReynoldsPrincipal, DAA Middle School

Grade 7 & 8 Art Exhibition

MS Art - Sem2 - Digital Art Exhibit - Grade 7 and 8 .pdf

Links to ceremonies are below!

Counselors Corner

MS RESOURCES

key contacts

MS General Email:

Middleschool_daa@gemsedu.com

Secretary:

Sarah Hole s.hole_daa@gemsedu.com / 04 704 9722

Middle School Attendance:

msattendance_daa@gemsedu.com / 04 704 9728

Middle School Counselors

Grade 6 - Mrs. Mira Nasr - m.nasr_daa@gemsedu.comGrade 7 - Mrs. Pushpa Dasari - p.dasari_daa@gemsedu.comGrade 8 - Mrs. Christina DeMers - c.demers_daa@gemsedu.com
MS Principal: Justin Reynoldsj.reynolds_daa@gemsedu.com
Assistant MS Principal: Maggie Moffat Baxterm.moffat1_daa@gemsedu.com
Middle School Dean of Students: Sean McGarveys.mcgarvey_daa@gemsedu.com