• Diamondback News

    Posted by Marcial Guajardo on 12/4/2017 3:00:00 PM

    Good Afternoon Diamondbacks,

    I hope everyone has had a wonderful Friday as we welcomed in December. It is hard to believe we are already in December, and winter break is right around the corner. Please continue to encourage your students to be here every day, so that they do not miss instruction and so that they get to enjoy the many fun activities we have, like our pep rally today. We are working hard to achieve our attendance goal for the year, and need every student to help us reach that goal.

    Here is a look at the week ahead:

    Monday, Dec. 4 – Our girls basketball team will play PMS, with the 7th grade playing away and the 8th grade playing at home. Both games begin at 5:30 p.m.

    Tuesday, Dec. 5 – 8th grade students will work on Bridges during Social Studies classes.

    Wednesday, Dec. 6  – UIL Theatre Arts Performance 6 p.m.

    Thursday, Dec. 7 – Boys Basketball vs PMS: 

    The 7th grade will be away while the 8th grade will be at home. Both games begin at 5:30 p.m.

    Friday, Dec. 8 – All Grade Level Dance: 4-5:30 p.m.

    Friday, Dec. 8 – Band Winter Concert at CHS from 6-8 p.m.

    Down the road:

    Friday, Dec. 15 – DMS Choir Concert from 5:30-8 p.m.

    Monday, Dec. 18 – No Referral Part 2 p.m.

    Thursday, Dec. 21 – Grand Chess Tournament Final Assembly

     Early Release

    I hope each of you have a great weekend.

    Sincerely,

    Jeremy LeJeune
    Principal
    Dessau Middle School

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  • Attendance Challenge

    Posted by Marcial Guajardo on 11/30/2017 12:00:00 PM

     

    Good Evening Diamondbacks,

    I wanted to share a competition we have going on with the grade levels.

    Starting this week through Dec. 19, the grade level with the highest overall attendance percentage will win open seating at lunch for Dec. 20 and 21. As an extra incentive, any grade level that has 100 percent attendance on any day will win an additional day of open seating.

    It is always important for our students to attend school so they do not fall behind on any instruction, but we wanted to add a friendly competition to see who could get the highest percentage of attendance. 

    Please encourage your students to be here daily, and we ask that you are mindful with any appointments during this time to allow your student to be a part of the winning class. 

    I hope you have a great evening,

    Jeremy LeJeune
    Principal
    Dessau Middle School

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  • Diamondback News

    Posted by Marcial Guajardo on 11/27/2017 9:00:00 AM

    Dear Diamondback Family,

    I hope everyone has had a great week, as we go into our Thanksgiving Break. We do not have school next week to allow for you to spend quality time with your family as we observe Thanksgiving. We will resume classes on Monday, Nov. 27. Here is a look at the weeks ahead:

    • Nov. 20-24: Thanksgiving Break
    • Monday, Nov. 27: Theater Arts rehearsals begin
    • Tuesday Nov. 28: AVID Field Trip to Texas State
    • Wednesday Nov. 29: AVID Field Trip to CHS for Shadow Day
    • Wednesday Nov. 29: Girls Basketball vs Cele MS; Seventh-grade girls will play at home, while our eighth-grade girls travel to Cele. Both games begin at 5:30 p.m.
    • Thursday Nov. 30: Boys Basketball vs Cele MS; Seventh-grade boys will play at home while our eighth-grade will travel to Cele. Both games begin at 5:30 p.m.
    • Thursday Nov. 30: Popcorn Sales Delivery to DMS; We will pass out the popcorn orders for your students to bring to the customers. We appreciate your patience as we worked with the company to fill all of the orders.
    • Friday Dec. 1: Pep rally at 2:15 p.m. in the gym

    Future Dates:

    • Dec 8: 6th, 7th, 8th Grade Dance
    • Dec 14: Sixth Grade Winter Band Concert
    • Dec 15: DMS Choir Concert 

    I hope everyone remains safe if you are traveling, and you are able to get some rest over the next week.

    Sincerely,

    Jeremy LeJeune

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  • Diamondback News 11/3/17

    Posted by Marcial Guajardo on 11/6/2017

    Dear Diamondback Family,

    I wanted to say thank you to everyone who attended our literacy night here at DMS last night. It was awesome to see so many students and families excited about reading and writing. We have another exciting week ahead of us. Here is a list of the upcoming events:

    • Friday, Nov. 3 – AVID Movie Night 4 p.m.
    • Saturday, Nov. 4 – District Middle School Volleyball Tournament. 7th grade will play at 10 a.m. at CHS; 8th grade will play at 9 a.m. at Weiss High School
    • Monday Nov. 6 – District Middle School Football Playoffs. 7th B plays at 5:30 p.m. at Weiss High School;  8th B plays at 6:45 p.m. at Connally High School
    • Tuesday Nov. 7 – District Middle School Playoffs. 7th A plays at 5:30 p.m. at the Pfield; 8th A plays at 6:45 p.m. at Hendrickson High School. 
    • Tuesday, Nov. 7 – 7th Grade AVID Field Trip to St. Edwards
    • Friday, Nov. 10 – Veterans Day Program at 2:15p.m. in the gym. Please come and join us and invite a veteran as we honor all those that have served.

    Future Dates:

    • Nov. 13 – Girls Basketball vs Park Crest
    • Nov. 15 – AVID Shadow Day at CHS
    • Nov. 16 – Boys Basketball vs Park Crest
    • Nov. 20-24 – Thanksgiving Break
    • Dec. 1 – Pep Rally 2:15 p.m.
    • Dec. 8 – All Grade Level Dance  4-5:30 p.m. 

    I hope everyone has a great weekend.

    Sincerely,

    Jeremy LeJeune
    Principal
    Dessau Middle School

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  • Diamondback News

    Posted by Marcial Guajardo on 11/1/2017 12:00:00 PM

    Good Morning Diamondback Family, 

    I hope everyone stayed dry, and had a great Halloween. If you are looking for more Halloween-themed activities, in the comfort of a dry building, join us for Literacy Night at DMS on Thursday Nov. 2 from 6-8 p.m. We will have face painting, scary stories, a haunted hallway, scare book fair, and the “Don’t Be A Monster” anti-bullying presentation. We will have a treat center, and Monster Dogs for $1. Popcorn and drinks will also be available.

    Attendees will be entered into a book fair drawing. We look forward to seeing everyone there.

    We will be hosting a CAAC meeting today at 4 p.m. in the library. Hope to see you there.

    Please come out and support our football players on Monday, Nov. 6. Seventh Grade B-Team playoff game will begin at 5:30 p.m. at Weiss High School, and eighth grade B-Team will play at 6:45 p.m. at Connally High School. Tuesday, Nov. 7, A-Team playoff games begin. Seventh grade plays at 5:30 p.m. at The Pfield, and eighth grade plays at 6:45 p.m. at Hendrickson High School.

    Also, please join us on Friday, Nov. 10, as we honor veterans during our annual Veterans Day program at 2:15 p.m. in the gym. 

    Thank you,

    Jeremy LeJeune
    Principal

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  • Diamondback News

    Posted by Marcial Guajardo on 10/9/2017 7:00:00 AM

    Good Evening Diamondback Family,

    I hope everyone has had a great week, and you are looking forward to a wonderful three-day weekend with your students. 

    Monday, Oct. 9

    • Student Holiday/Staff Development Day

    Tuesday, Oct. 10

    • 7th & 8th Grade Football games. 
    • 7th Grade plays at PHS and 8th Grade plays at DMS, both games begin at 5:15 p.m.

    Wednesday, Oct. 11

    • 8th Grade PSAT Test
    • NJHS Induction at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria

    Thursday, Oct. 12

    • 7th & 8th Grade Volleyball games. 
    • 7th grade plays at DMS and 8th grade plays at PMS, both games begin at 5:30 p.m.                                                              

    Also over the next couple of weeks:

    Oct. 18

    • PRO Ceremony at 7:30a.m. in the Gym
    • Also, we will have our Fall Choir Concert at CHS, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

    Oct. 20

    • 7th Grade Field Trip to the Bob Bullock Museum

    Oct. 25

    • Early release at 12:45p.m.
    • Also on the 25th we will be having our Pfall Pfest during the school day with many activities available for the students. 
    • Bands will be sold in the coming weeks for $5 each.

    Oct. 26

    • 6th Grade AVID Field Trip to UT

    Oct. 27

    • All-grade level Halloween dance from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

    Oct. 30-Nov. 3

    • Scare Fair Book Fair in the Library

    Nov. 2

    • Don’t Be A Monster Assembly Presentation in the Gym from 9:30-10:15a.m.
    • Also on Nov. 2 we will have a Literacy Night from 6-8p.m. There will be activities for the entire family throughout the building. We hope to see everyone there.

    Please also mark your calendars for the Pflugerville Pfoundation Pfling on Nov. 11 from 8:30 a.m. to noon, at The Pfield. This is a family-friendly event, and we hope to see everyone there.

    I hope you have a great weekend,

    Jeremy LeJeune
    Principal
    Dessau Middle School

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  • Diamondback News

    Posted by Marcial Guajardo on 10/4/2017 7:00:00 AM

    Good morning Diamondback Family: 

    As we welcome in October, we have many activities going on for our students, and I encourage you to come out and support them, whenever time allows. Here is a look ahead: 

    Monday, Oct. 2

    • PfISD Pfestival of Bands at the Pfield at 5:30 p.m.
    • T-TESS Goal Setting and PD plan due to your evaluator

    Tuesday, Oct. 3

    • 7th & 8th Grade Football Game vs CMS. 
    • 7th Grade game at CMS and 8th grade game at DMS
    • Both games begin at 5:15 p.m.

    Wednesday, Oct. 4

    • Faculty meeting at 3:50 p.m. in the cafeteria

    Thursday, Oct. 5

    • 7th & 8th Grade volleyball games. 
    • 7th grade game at HHS and 8th Grade game Weiss HS. 
    • Both games begin at 5 p.m.

    Friday, Oct. 6

    • Popcorn fundraiser orders due
    • Choir fundraiser begins (World’s Finest Chocolates) 

    I apologize for the late delivery, my assistant tried to email my message on Monday, but it failed to send.

    Enjoy your week.

     

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  • Diamondback News

    Posted by Marcial Guajardo on 9/25/2017 9:00:00 AM

    Good Afternoon Diamondback Family,

    I hope each of you had a great weekend. It is hard to believe we are starting the fifth week of school, but we have several activities planned for the week. 

    I also wanted to personally invite each of you to our first PTO meeting for the year this Wednesday night beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the library. We will also be have our annual Title 1 meeting in conjunction with our PTO meeting to discuss our Tile 1 allocations and our 2017-18 plan. We will also review our 2017 Accountability summary.  

    Attached is a copy of our Title 1 information, and our 2017-18 parent involvement plan. I have also attached our 2017 TEA report card, where you can see we earned distinctions in Science and Social Studies.

    Here is a look at our Week at A Glance:

    • Tuesday, Sept. 26: 7th & 8th Grade Football Game vs PMS. 7th Grade game at DMS and 8th Grade game at PHS. Both games begin at 5:15 p.m.
    • Wednesday, Sept. 27: CAAC Meeting at 4 p.m. in the Library.

                                           PTO/Title 1 Parent Meeting in Cafeteria at 5:30 p.m.

    • Thursday, Sept. 28: CHS Middle School Band Night at Pfield at 5:30 p.m.

         Volleyball Game vs WMS – 7th Grade plays at WMS and 8th Grade plays at DMS. Both games begin at 5:30 p.m.

    • Friday, Sept. 29: 6th Grade Dance in cafeteria at 4 p.m. This is a 6th grade-only dance. Tickets will be sold in advance during Advisory for $3, and will be $5 at the door. Please plan to pick up your students by 5:30 p.m. 

    We kicked off our annual Popcorn Fundraiser on Thursday, Sept. 21. Your student should have brought home information regarding the fundraiser and a brochure with the sales sheet. Please encourage your student to ask friends and family members to support DMS. Students can win popcorn, Bluetooth speakers, virtual reality gaming goggles, and cash for the top sellers. We use the profits to pay for rewards, Pfall Pfestivals, PRO Award field trips, and many other activities for our students. 

    Hope you have a great week.

    Sincerely,
    Jeremy LeJeune
    Principal

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  • Diamondback News

    Posted by Marcial Guajardo on 9/4/2017

    Dear Diamondback Family: 

    I hope everyone had a great first week, like we did here at Dessau Middle School. I just wanted to send you a few reminders for next week:

    • Sept. 4 – No school as we observe Labor Day
    • Sept. 5 – Open House will begin at 6:20 p.m. Please arrive by 6 p.m. 
    • Sept. 7 – We will have a Volleyball Duel at Hendrickson HS and Weiss HS. Games begin at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.

    Please read the attached letter, in regard to our CAAC and DAAC committees. If you are interested please email Mrs. Sepulveda at margaret.sepulveda@pfisd.net

    Enjoy your three-day weekend.

    Sincerely,

    Jeremy LeJeune
    Principal
    Dessau Middle School

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  • Diamondback News

    Posted by Kyndall Jirasek on 5/1/2017

    Good Afternoon Diamondback Family,

    It is hard to believe that today is May 1st, and we are beginning our last month of school.  This month we will have many activities going on, starting with Teacher Appreciation Week this week.  Please join me in thanking all of our teachers for their hard work, and all that they do for our students.  

     

    We are beginning our second week of SSI for our 8th grade students, and it good to see all of our students working so hard to be successful.  We also are currently in our 2nd week of Advisory Interventions for our students as we prepare for our upcoming test.  This Thursday, we will have our Science STAAR prep for our 8th grade students after school in the cafeteria.  This will be the 5th and final prep for Science.

     

    On Saturday, DMS is hosting our 4th and final STAAR Saturday Boot Camp, as a final practice for our students as we prepare for the STAAR test next week.  Breakfast will be served at 8:30, followed by the students participating in rotations.  Students will also be served a snack, and pizza for lunch.  STAAR Saturday is open for all grade levels, and we ask that all students be picked up by 12:30 p.m.

     

    Congratulations to former Dessau Middle School student and HHS graduate, Samaje Perine, who was drafted in the 4th round, 114th  overall pick to the Washington Redskins.  We wish him the best as he begins his NFL career.

     

    I hope you have a great evening,

     

    Jeremy LeJeune

    Principal

    Dessau Middle School

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