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DRMS Principal's Message

Hello, this is Kristen Faircloth, principal at Durant Road Middle School, with your weekly reminders.  


Congratulations to all of our Dolphins for completing their 2018-2019 EOGs, EOCs, & NCFEs!  Learners on tracks 2, 3 & 4 worked hard this past week and we are excited to see their growth.  Makeup testing will take place on Monday, June 24, 2019 for those in need.  


It is hard to believe we only have one week left of the 2018-2019 school year.  We are looking forward to a week full of Awards Ceremonies and end of the year activities.  Please see the schedule below:

6th Grade Awards Ceremonies - Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - Students are asked to dress nice for the awards ceremony.  However, there is no dress requirement for the 6th Grade Awards Ceremony.

  • 8:30 AM - Tracks 2 & 3
  • 10:00 AM - Track 4

7th Grade Awards Ceremonies - Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - Students are asked to dress nice for the awards ceremony.  However, there is no dress requirement for the 7th Grade Awards Ceremony.

  • 8:30 AM - Track 2
  • 10:00 AM - Track 3
  • 11:30 AM - Track 4

8th Grade Picnic - Thursday, June 27, 2019

  • 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM - Tracks 2, 3 & 4

8th Grade Awards Ceremony - Friday, June 28, 2019

  • 9:15 AM - Tracks 2, 3 & 4


Reminders for the 8th Grade Awards Ceremony:

The tracks 2, 3 & 4 8th Grade Awards Ceremony will take place on June 28, 2019 starting at 9:15 AM.  Doors will open to the gym for guests at 8:50 AM.  

Invitations and tickets were given to all 8th grade students this week.  Please ask your child for the items and put them in a safe place.

Dress code requirements for 8th grade students are as follows:  Appropriate for the girls is a dress, skirt, blouse/sweater, dress pants, sandals, dress shoe, etc.  Appropriate for the boys are dress pants, shirt with a collar, ties are required, suits/jackets are optional, belts with pants at the waist, and dress shoes.  Detailed information regarding dress is included on the invitation.  The information will also be reviewed with students during rehearsals.  

Please remember that each 8th grade student received TWO tickets for guests to attend.  We apologize for any inconvenience.  However, space is limited and we must follow fire code restrictions.  Tickets will be required and collected at the door.  Children age 5 and under do not need a ticket.  If for some reason you require additional tickets, all requests must be submitted directly to Ms. Tracey Latham via email ( by June 26, 2019.  Additional tickets will be limited and only be given for extenuating circumstances.  Requests will not be granted after June 26, 2019.  


Durant Road Middle School will transition to a single track 4 calendar starting in the 2019-2020 school year.  The first day of school for all students is Monday, July 29, 2019.  DRMS will be holding a 6th Grade Transitional Camp as well as a 7th Grade Academy and 8th Grade Academy to ensure students and parents are set up for a successful school year.  These events are a combination of "Meet the Teacher" and "Open House."  Students and parents will attend the event together.  A more detailed letter and itinerary will be sent home in your child's report card and/or mailed to track 1 and rising 6th grade families.  Please see the schedule for our 6th Grade Transitional Camp and 7th & 8th Grade Academy below:

6th Grade Transitional Camp - Thursday, July 18, 2019

  • 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM - Last Names A-L
  • 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM - Last Names M-Z

7th Grade Academy - Thursday, July 25, 2019

  • 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM 

8th Grade Academy - Thursday, July 25, 2019

  • 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM


Thank you for supporting Durant Road Middle School,

Kristen Faircloth