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.



   This year Dunnellon Middle has free breakfast available

to all students. Free and reduced lunch applications will

still need to be filled out and returned to our café manager

Cindy Guile. Applications are also available online

at marion.k12.fl.us. To replenish your students lunch

account go to: myschoolbucks.com if they are self pay.

If you have any questions, need assistance or an

application please call our Guidance office @ 465-6724,

or Mrs.Guile our Café’ manager from 6:30a.m.

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


     It is that time of year when our parents of 8th graders

are invited to join Mrs.Thomas for the annual 8th grade 

Washington D.C. Trip meeting. It will be held this evening, 

August 27th   at 6:00 p.m. in the DMS auditorium. Time, 

date and cost of the trip, along with the tentative itinerary 

will be discussed. Please join Mrs. Thomas in planning 

the “trip of a lifetime” this evening for your 8th grader.


     DMS with the support of Title 1 funds will be offering

tutoring again this year. It is our desire to begin tutoring

on Tuesday, September 8th, barring any unforeseen

occurrences.  Tutoring is available to all grade levels.

We will have morning and afternoon sessions available.

Tutoring is not mandatory, but based on a voluntary

effort for our students to improve in an area they may

be struggling with. We have 2 certified teachers in each,

morning and afternoon sessions to assist your student.

Please, have your child pick up a permission form from

the Front Office or parents you may stop in Building 1 for the form.


     SAVE is ready to begin their year!  The local chapter

of SAVE (Students Against Violence Everywhere) is eager

to get started and gain more members in this 2015-16

school year.  We want to grow as an organization and

have a larger impact on the school and community. 

SAVE promotes nonviolence within the school and community,

we provide education about the effects and consequences

of violence as well as spread awareness of drug and

alcohol abuse which can also lead to violence, all while

providing safe activities for students, parents and the

community.   Our first meeting was held Tuesday, August

25th and will be every other Tuesday for the rest of the year.  

So join and encourage us as we engage in big and fun

things in our goal of being drug and violence free!


Reminder that school will be closed on Monday,

September 7th in observance of Labor Day.








Note: On page 5 of our "DMS News" there is an

informative letter from the Florida Department of

Environmental Protection in regards to a

cleanup plan involving the previous removal of

petroleum storage tanks.



The calendar for the 2015-2016 school year is now available

on the Marion County School website@ marion.k12.fl.us



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.

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


  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.

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