• Battle of the Books Team Represents!

    Posted by RS on 2/18/2018
    Congratulations BOB Team:   
    • Nathan Dibble
    • Sean Kiser
    • Mary Elise Linsday
    • Jessica Reese
    • Kate Sinodis
    • Amelia Black
    • Hannah Suehle
    • Ayers Williamson
    • Sophia Goss
    • Aubrey Word
    • Jude Naramor
    • Shuaa Omer
    They read tons, practiced hard, and represented well. 
    ~ And missed only 1 question in each round to finish with a score of 30 points!
    Special thanks to our biggest cheerleader Sra. Rivera!
    Submitted by
    Ms. Cassidy, BOB Coordinator
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  • Washington, D.C. Contest Winners!

    Posted by RS on 2/3/2018


    Wreath-Laying Essay


    Shaun Kennedy

    Eliza Magana

    Carl Robinson

    Jordan Simpson 


    These four students will get to participate in a very special ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. 


    T-Shirt Design


    Loren Liu created the winning the t-shirt design. The second place winner was Juliana Camacho-Sanchez.


    Both designs were fantastic and will used as a part of our preparation for the D.C. field trip. 


    8th Grade in DC

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  • Dragon Musicians Perform at Memorial Hall

    Posted by RS on 2/3/2018
    Congratulations to Keriann Bassett, James Brooks, and Lauren Simendinger! Memorial Hall UNC Chapel Hill
    These Dragon-Musicians auditioned for and earned a spot in the NC Central District Bandmasters Clinic and Concert Jan. 26-27 in Chapel Hill.
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  • Dragons' Battle of the Books!

    Posted by RS on 12/19/2017 8:00:00 PM


    Congratulations DDMS Battle of the Books Team!


    Amelia BlackMS BoB

    Nathaniel Dibble

    Sophia Goss

    Sean Kiser

    Mary Elise Lindsay

    Jude Naramor

    Shuaa Omer

    Jessica Reese

    Kate Sinodis

    Hannah Suehle

    Ayers Williamson

    Aubrey Word



    Keriann Bassett

    Berenice Viveros-Perez



    Jennifer Cassidy, DDMS Media Specialist


    Their first competition is February 17.

    Check out their reading list!


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  • Dragon Musician Earns Superior Rating

    Posted by RS on 11/20/2017

    Please join me and congratulate 8th grade cellist Nate Hagan. He earned a Superior rating at Solo and Ensemble Festival this past weekend at UNC-W. NH


    Solo and Ensemble Festivals are held every year at UNC-W during the month of November where orchestra students are able to perform a solo and/or as part of an ensemble and have their performances critiqued by a professional adjudicators.


    Congratulations Nate!




    Submitted by Ms. Rajki

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  • Dragon Artists & Reflections Program

    Posted by RS on 11/12/2017


    Reflections PTA program gives students the opportunity to create from several categories and be recognized at local, regional, state and national levels.

    This year's winners have been announced: 
    Film Production:
    1st place : "Friendship" by Austin Deaton Reflections ARTISTS Dragons
    1st place : "A Speech to Inspire" by Emily Orr
    2nd place : "Safe" by Anjelika Day
    3rd place : "My Within Reach Story" by Maniya Kintchen
    1st place : "The Bright Tunnel" by Audrey Nolan
    2nd place : "Life Without Fences" by Tara Yakaboski
    3rd place : "Winds Are Calm" by Elli Sheppard
    Honorable Mention:
    "Don't Fall in!" by Hudson Myers
    "Movement of Soccer" by Savannah Dixon
    "The Battle of Beautiful" by Carolina Beacham 
    Visual Arts:
    1st place : "Balloon" by Emily Orr
    2nd place : "Strive for What's Beyond" by Alexandria Lupton
    3rd place : "Reach for the Stars" by Georgia King
    Honorable Mention:
    "Imagination Is Within Reach" by Karoliina Luik
    "Colors of Life" by Wynn Ireland
    "Painting - Out There Photography - Life of a Goalie" by Savannah Dixon
    The 12 top-scoring pieces will move on to the Wake County level of the Reflections art competition!
    Submitted by 
    Julie Nolan, DDMS PTA
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  • 4-H Dragons Highlighted by Wake County!

    Posted by RS on 11/6/2017
    Spotlight: Dillard Drive Middle School 4-H Club. (2017, November 2). 
    Wake County Cooperative Extension & 4-H Youth Development e-Newsletter.
    Spotlight:  Dillard Drive Middle School 4-H Club 
    The 4-H club at Dillard Drive Middle School is off to a great start this year! Last year, the club began regular food drives and started operating a food pantry. The effort has grown, the pantry is stocked thanks to a recent back-to-school food drive, and 4-H club members are busy serving families with bags and boxes of food!  They are doing work that makes a real difference in the lives of other students from their school and we are so proud of them! 
    In October, club members had the opportunity to staff the NC 4-H booth at the NC State Fair in Raleigh.  Check out these fun snapshots from the Fair!  
    We would also like to recognize the work that Mrs. Canton and other teachers at the school have done to support the growth of 4-H club members.  
    Keep up the great work, Dillard Drive Middle 4-H'ers!!!!  
    Contributed by Gwendolyn Smith
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  • Dragons Selected for All-County Band

    Posted by RS on 10/26/2017 5:45:00 PM

    Please join me in congratulating 8th graders James Brooks (trumpet) and Keriann Bassett (bass clarinet) for auditioning and earning a spot in the 2017 Wake County All-County Band this past Tuesday afternoon/evening! 


    The students have worked very hard in preparing for these auditions and competed against hundreds of WCPSS middle school students.  They will participate in the All-County Band Clinic and Concert on November 16-17 at Martin Middle School.

    Contributed by Dr. Duvall
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  • Dragon Artists Will Represent DDMS at the State Fair

    Posted by RS on 10/7/2017
    Please congratulate these six artists. They will represent Dillard Drive Middle at the State Fair starting next week:
    • Alexandria Lupton, 8th 
    • Melis Yildiz, 8th 
    • Lilli Clinton, 8th 
    • Amelia Black, 7th 
    • Karolinna Luik, 7th 
    • Dylan Troung, 7th
    Contributed by Amy Tepper
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  • Dragon Musician Selected for Triangle Youth Symphony

    Posted by Robin Shafa on 9/13/2017 3:45:00 PM


    Please congratulate Loren Boshoff  (8th Grade Violin), for qualifying for the Triangle Youth Symphony.


    Triangle Youth Symphony is made up of young musicians of all ages from all over Wake County and the Triangle area, and it has a rich history of tradition and excellence in musical performance. Loren has been chosen from hundreds of students that auditioned for a spot in this ensemble. These students rehearse every Tuesday for two hours and give two performances at Meymandi Concert Hall in downtown Raleigh during the year.


    For more information please visit: http://philharmonic-association.org.


    Contributed by Ms. Rajki


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