• Diamondback News 11/3/17

    Posted by Marcial Guajardo at 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 at 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 at 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 at 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 at 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 at 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 at 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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  • Diamondback News

    Posted by Kyndall Jirasek at 3/31/2017

    Dear Diamondback Family,

    I wanted to pass along some information about a great opportunity to serve on our Pflugerville Education Foundation Board.  This particular organization helps raise money which is given back to the classrooms, to better serve our students.  Below is a brief explanation on the organization and the position.  If you are interested, please fill out the application and send it in.

    Thank You,

    Jeremy LeJeune

    Principal

    Dessau Middle School

     

    Pflugerville Education Foundation is accepting applications for new Board Members

     

    The Pflugerville Education Foundation (PEF) is accepting applications for new Board Members who will bring energy, commitment, fresh ideas, special skills and a passion for student success.  One of the most valuable assets of a non-profit is its Board of Directors and PEF is looking to grow their dedicated group.  The all-volunteer Board is comprised of individuals representing all facets of the Pflugerville community from every aspect of the district.   If you are someone who wants to get involved and support education, then this is the position for you! The Board is the agency’s governing body, caring for the fiduciary responsibilities of the organization, and ensuring the fulfillment of the mission to help PfISD students reach their full potential.  Application deadline is April 24, 2017.

     

    Click here to download the PEF Board Application

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  • Diamondback News

    Posted by Kyndall Jirasek at 3/27/2017

    Dear Diamondback Family,

    I hope everyone had a great weekend and you were able to enjoy the beautiful weather.  We will be administering the STAAR Test on Tuesday and Wednesday, and I wanted to send out a couple of reminders.

     

    On Tuesday March 28th, our 7th graders will be taking the STAAR Writing, and our 8th graders will be taking the STAAR Reading. 

     

    On Wednesday March 29, our 8th graders will be taking the STAAR Math, along with our 7th grade Pre AP Math, and Geometry students.

     

    On Tuesday and Wednesday, if your student is not taking a STAAR exam, they will be taking our local assessments.

     

    Please be sure that your student gets plenty of rest over the next couple of evenings, so that they are ready to go in the morning.

     

    Also it is important that each of our students starts the day off with a good breakfast.  Breakfast is served every morning in our cafeteria, and is free to all Dessau Middle School students.

     

    Please remind your students, that the DMS dress code remains in place on testing days, and that pajama pants and house shoes should remain at home.  Also please remind your students that pillows and blankets need to remain at home as well.

     

    I am very proud of all of the hard work our students have put in to prepare for their test, and I have no doubt that they will be successful.

     

    I hope each of you have a great Diamondback Evening,

     

    Jeremy LeJeune 

    Principal

    Dessau Middle School

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  • Diamondback News

    Posted by Kyndall Jirasek at 3/21/2017

    Good Afternoon Diamondback Family,

     

    I hope everyone had a great Spring Break, and a good start to our first week back.  As we roll into our last couple of months of school, we have lots of activities I wanted to make sure you were aware of.

     

    March 20-24th, our Physical Education students are doing a unit on in line skating.  It is great to see our students having so much fun and enjoyment learning a new activity. 

     

    On Wednesday, March 22nd our boys and girls track teams will be participating in the Westview track meet at Connally High School.  The meet begins at 4:30 p.m.

     

    Also on Wednesday, March 22nd, there will be a WHS Parent Information Meeting in the cafeteria beginning at 6:30p.m.  If your child will be attending Weiss High School in the Fall, I highly encourage you to attend this informative meeting with their Principal, Mrs. Gamble.

     

    On Thursday, March 23rd, we will have a parent training on how to view your students grades in Focus.  We are concentrating on 6th grade parents for this training, but all parents are welcome.

     

    On Friday March 24th, we will have a porch party at the end of the day, with all items being $1.00

     

    On Saturday, March 25th, we will have our second STAAR Boot Camp of the year from 8:30-12:00.  Breakfast will start at 8:30a.m.  Students will receive breakfast, pizza, and a snack.  Our focus will be 7th grade Writing, 8th grade Reading and Math.

     

    On Tuesday, March 28th, our 7th grade students will be taking the STAAR Writing, and our 8th grade students will be taking the STAAR Reading Test. 

     

    On Wednesday, March 29th, our 8th grade students will be taking the 8th grade Math test.  Our 7th grade Math PAP, and Geometry will be taking the Math test as well.  As we approach our first round of testing, please encourage your students to get plenty of rest at night, and start each day with a good breakfast.  All students have the opportunity to eat a nutritious breakfast here at DMS each morning, at no cost.

     

    I hope you have a great Diamondback evening,

    Jeremy LeJeune

    Principal

    Dessau Middle School

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