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.





                                  January  2015  DMS NEWS


February 5th  & 12th  will be the dates of the Field Test

for Writing. Dunnellon Middle was chosen to participate

in this field test. This will be a 2 day test, 90 minute timed

test (120 minutes allowed) in preparation of the FSA.

Sixth and seventh grade will be paper based, and eighth

grade will be computer based.


Friday January 23rd report cards were sent home. 


DMS Boy's and Girl's Basketball teams have games scheduled

for the  week of January 26th. We will have an Away game

against Fort king on Tuesday January 27th. and a

Home game with Belleview on Wednesday, January 28th. Games will

begin with the girls at 5:00p.m. and boys play at 6:00p.m. 

Admission is $2.00 for adults and $1.00 for  all students. 

Children under 5 are free! A concession stand is available

for your snacking convienence!


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. 


Literacy Week is January 26th - 30th at DMS!

Marion County is participating in the Celebrate

Literacy, Florida! Million Minutes of Reading challenge

and is encouraging all schools to be involved. If you can

set aside 20 minutes for your student to read each day,

it would be beneficial and help them to learn to love to read!

Celebrate Literacy, Florida! Bookmark Design Contest.

Encourage students to create a bookmark

incorporating the current theme "Reading Accelerates

Success". One winner will be chosen school-wide

on Tuesday, February 3rd and will go on to be

judged district-wide.  Blank bookmarks are available

in the media center.                 

 Marion Education Association "Read to Scoot"

contest. Students are asked to read five books 

between now and March 7th.  Interested students 

can pick up an entry form in the media center.




Please Note: The deadline for submitting out-of-area school transfer requests for the 2015-2016 school year is February 15. For the greatest opportunity to be approved for a requested out-of-area school transfer for the 2015-2016 school year, applications must be received by February 15, 2015. Out of Area school transfers include those for safety, medical necessity, professional courtesy, diversity (majority to minority) and controlled open enrollment. Students who are currently reassigned to an out-of-area school and those students who are making new transfer requests for the 2015-2016 school year should apply by the February 15 deadline.  All elective school reassignments are processed based on space availability and proper documentation of eligibility requirements. Controlled open enrollment will be offered at schools where enrollment is less than 90% of the total capacity of the school and will close when the school reaches 90% capacity. If more applications are received for open enrollment than space is available, spaces will be assigned by random drawing. School transfer forms are available from the guidance office at any Marion County Public School or from the District’s Student Assignments and Records office located at 512 SE Third Street in Ocala. For additional information, you may contact the office of Student Assignments at 671-7747.






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!   
















  • School starts 9:20a.m. ends @ 3:40 p.m.
  • December 10th 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!