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.





                               DECEMBER  2014-2015  DMS NEWS


DMS would like to thank the almost 200 parents, students and community

folks who came out and supported our Family Science Night on

Thursday, December 4th.  We had a science entertainment group from

Orlando’s Science Center bring science to life in our auditorium using

pyrotechnics and the science behind the explosions by use of elements and

matter that explode under different circumstances. All of the activities are

aligned with the Florida Sunshine State Standards set forth by the

Florida Department of Education.




The Dunnellon Middle School Advanced Band members have been working

hard in preparation to delight us with their melodious holiday music on

Saturday, December 13th as they proudly represent us at the annual

Ocala Christmas Parade. The Parade will begin at 5:30 and end at 7:00.

We know everyone will appreciate the joyous and uplifting holiday

classics these young musicians will perform for us.         

On Tuesday, December 16, 2014, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

our own DMS Advanced Band, Beginner Band, and Chorus will perform

their Winter Concert for the Dunnellon Community in the DMS Auditorium. 

The concert is free and will be adding to the beauty and wonder of the

Christmas season. Please mark your calendars and come show your

support to Mr.Soldano and his band students.


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!   





Parent Surveys are available online November 10th

- December 19th 2014    Please use the following links for

English and Spanish:












  • 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!