Dunnellon Middle School



     Welcome to Dunnellon Middle School!

Dunnellon Middle School, working together as partners with the total community, will prepare students for the future. A professional, compassionate staff will provide a challenging, diversified curriculum to meet the individual needs of each student. Our goal is to provide a safe environment where students are expected to develop the integrity, social and life skills necessary to become productive citizens.





                                  March  2015  DMS NEWS



 Notice to parents with students in our ESE program: A letter

will be sent home with your student with a notice regarding the

McKay Scholarship for Students with Disabilities Program,

commonly known as the McKay Scholarship. The ESE Department

is required to verify our compliance with Florida Statutes with the

distribution of this letter by April 1st.

The yearbook presale begins February 18th.
Flyers for Personal Ad space will be available at that time.
The cost of a yearbook purchased during the presale will be $30.00. 
It will be available for pre-sale throughout March. Thereafter, the price
will be $35.00. Please see Ms.Wolfanger in the media center to
order your Yearbook!



News from our S.A.V.E. Chapter for the week of March 23rd - March 27th: National Youth Crime

Prevention Week and our SAVE chapter has several things planned for fun and awareness. 

Information will be given to each teacher to display for the students as we will give tips daily

via announcements on controlling our anger and resolving problems peacefully, along with

sharing information and statistics. Monday and Wednesday we will have toilet talks... that will

include displaying information in the bathrooms most used, and in the locker rooms, hopefully

to spark  conversations that could lead someone to helping someone in need. The week will

also have some themed days: Monday will be superhero crime fighter day (end crime one step at a time),

Tuesday is tie-dye Tuesday (like the colors, let's unite), and Thursday is Thankful Thursday

(encouraging everyone to thank anyone that has helped them). Wednesday we will pass out

Smarties during lunch with a violence free message attached.  

Also on March 20th, five S.A.V.E. members and two advisors set off to Raleigh, NC to the

Annual SAVE Summit! 




Please look at the DMS News on this website for

more details on events happening in March!!


Please Note: Registration office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to

11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday with Mrs.Lineberger in

Building 1. Please call 352-465-6720 with any questions

pertaining to registration/withdrawals. 







Dunnellon Middle School has a need for volunteers. If you

have the time to volunteer, and work with our middle school

students please see Mrs.Whitmore at the Front Desk in

Building 1 for a volunteer application. When you volunteer

you are doing good for others and the community, which

provides a natural sense of accomplishment. Your role as a

volunteer can also give you a sense of pride and identity.

You can make a difference in children’s lives

by being a volunteer!   




As a Title 1 school, Dunnellon Middle is part of the free and reduced lunch program.

To apply for free and reduced lunch, please visit the Marion County Website at marion.k12.fl.us.

You also may call guidance at 465-6724, or Mrs.Guile our Café manager from

6:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at 465-6725.




       School starts 9:20a.m. ends @ 3:40 p.m.

       March 18th will be an Early Release day, students will leave campus at 1:40p.m.  

       Remember: Attendance does matter...Come to school every day!

  Don't forget to read at least 20 minutes everyday to keep your skills up-to-date!


  Title 1 Parent Resources

Our District has a District Title 1 Resource Center where parents can be involved

in their child’s learning by checking out resources, such as books, games and videos.

The Center is located at 306 NW 7th Avenue in Ocala and is open Monday through

Friday from 8:00—1:00 and 2:00—4:30. The District also provides a Parent Resource

Van which travels  to each school in the district. The State of Florida provides two

online Parent Resource Centers:   Partnership for Family Involvement in Education, 

www.partnership.usf.edu and The Family Network on Disability, www.fndfl.org  

For questions related to Parents as Teachers  (PAT) or home visiting, please contact

the National  PAT Center directly: 2228 Ball Drive, St.Louis MO 63146, phone (314)


: FAX (314) 432-For other questions not addressed above related to the Florida PIRC

at USF or the Florida Partnership in Education, please contact: David C.Anchin Center,

University of South Florida, 4202 E.Fowler Ave.,EDU105, Tampa, Fl. 33620 phone:

(813)   974-5959; Fax: (813) 974-6126;  Email: AnchinCenter@ usf.edu  Jane Davis

of MCPS District Parent Involvement Liason may be reached @ (352) 671-4171

ext. 54143 Additional Online Resources:  www.ed.gov student and parent resources

www.fldoe.org student and parent resouces www.SchoolMathPrep.com for middle

school math www.fsassessments.org for sample Florida Standards Assessments 

Effective partnering between families, schools, and communities achieve positive

outcomes for all.