Fantastic performances, 7th graders! We will review all judge's comments and scores after our return from the ASO field trip on Friday. Thank you families for your support and being so very respectful as audience members. The concert video should be available on our YouTube channel by the end of next week. Stay tuned!
ASO Reminders: Parent chaperones: please be at school at 9am, report to the orchestra room. We have you riding the same bus as your child, you don't have to sit with them.
-Bring money for lunch at The Varsity if you are not packing a lunch
-Dress nicely: no jeans, flip-flops, or shorts. Please also plan ahead, it will be chilly!
We would love to depart at 9:30am and return around 1:15-1:30pm.
Cobb Honor's Auditions: Are rescheduled for February 10th at DODGEN MIDDLE SCHOOL. PLEASE make note of the date and change in location. Times are the same as previously assigned.
All-State: Concert dress is all black.
8th Grade and Chamber LGPE: Please turn in your permission slips ASAP. I am working on a list of parent chaperones, instrument transport, etc. I can't do this until I have all information. Thanks!
We would love for as many families and parents to hear our performance as possible.
8th Grade Universal Trip: The next trip payment of $200 is due February 9th. Parent chaperones, please be sure you've started turning in your portion as well. Thank you! Planning ahead: March 15th, 6:30pm Dickerson Theatre-Trip meeting.
6th Graders: Please obtain Essential Elements, Book 2 (purple) for your instrument. This is the last book we will ask you to purchase while at Dickerson. We would love for all students to have these by the end of February break.
Please not the following important message from Dr. Brink:
January 31, 2018
Dear Dickerson Parents:
One of our shared goals at Dickerson Middle School is to promote excellent character choices and sound safety practices with our students/children both in and out of school. Recently, several incidences have been brought to my attention that raise great apprehension for your child’s continued safety. It is unfortunate that as your child’s principal I must write a letter that asks for all drivers to enter our parking lot in the safest manner possible. Drivers are driving too fast, not pulling up to the end of the sidewalk to enable as many drop offs as possible, driving through the parking lot to avoid the carpool line thus having students cross the drive, not allowing staff members to cross safely to enter the building, and dropping off students on Woodlawn and at exits on Chestnut Lake Drive to avoid the carpool line.
This may be a good time to reflect upon morning routines so that if students want to participate in before school activities, time is put into morning rituals to ensure enough travel time to drop your child off safely at the school. Please do not put your child at risk by failing to provide the proper time in your plans to drop him or her off at the appropriate front entrance and adhering to sound and safe driving habits. As a reminder, students may not be dropped off before 8:00 A.M. If they do arrive or leave the school during any time of the day, this must be done at the front entrance. I will not compromise on our students’ safety. Please remember that the official start time for middle school is 8:45 A.M. The 8:00 instrumental practices, extra study sessions, clubs and so forth are not a part of the normal school day and I sincerely appreciate all staff members who donate their personal time to provide these for our students.
Again, I appreciate all the calls and emails I have received. I appreciate you allowing me to share my concerns as these are safety issues I simply cannot ignore. Let’s work together to share the road, the carpool line and model safe carpool driving habits for students who will be driving themselves in the near future.
Dr. Carole Brink