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DRMS Principal's Message

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


It is hard to believe we have completed 10 days of the 2019-2020 school year!  The faculty and staff have done a great job setting expectations and we are proud of our learners for their behavior in the classrooms, hallways, and cafeteria.  We are deep into the content and already starting to asses understanding.  Please continue to stay involved in your child's educational experience as we partner to support every learner.  


Power Pods are awarded to grade levels who exhibit appropriate D.R.M.S. (Dedicated, Respectful, Mindful and Safe) behaviors.  Each time a grade level earns 100 collective Power Pods, that grade level will earn a reward.  Please continue to encourage your child to always exhibit D.R.M.S. behavior so their grade level can continue to earn Power Pods!  


Power Pod Totals for Week #2

  • 6th Grade - 72 Power Pods
  • 7th Grade - 184 Power Pods
  • 8th Grade - 81 Power Pods


It is that exciting time of year that athletics starts gearing up.  Select students have been chosen by the coaches and have been notified regarding skills practice.  Per WCPSS rules, only 5 volleyball players, 21 football players, and 10 soccer players attend a skills session at a time.  Coaches have created schedules and have invited students who are academically eligible and have a current physical on file.  This weeks schedule is below:

Monday, August 12: Volleyball skills 3:00 PM - 5:15 PM in the gym (selected players)

Tuesday, August 13:  Football skills 3:00 PM - 5:15 PM in the gym (linemen)

Wednesday, August 14:  Girls soccer skills 3:00 PM - 5:15 PM in the gym (selected players)

Thursday, August 15:  Football skills 3:00 PM - 5:15 PM in the gym (selected players)


DRMS Athletics is accepting student Pod Squad memberships!  Order yours now until August 30, 2019.  $25 gets students a t-shirt and free admission to all home Durant Road Middle School games this school year!


Durant Athletics is now on Instagram!!  Follow us there @drmsathletics.  


Fall Picture Day is scheduled for Tuesday, August 27, 2019 for all students.  Picture day envelopes were sent home the first week of school.  This is the picture that will go in the yearbook, so dress to impress!


The PTA is looking forward to another great year at DRMS!  PTA information packets and membership forms were sent home the first week of school.  There are several open committee positions and volunteer opportunities available, and they would appreciate your help!  Please consider joining the PTA and offering your ideas and talents to help strengthen our school community.  


The GoPlaySave fundraiser is under way!  These coupon books and apps offer more than $12,000 in savings at local businesses while helping to raise money for our school.  Purchase options include a book, a mobile app or a discounted book/app bundle - and students can win great prizes for any sales they make.  The fundraiser runs through August 20, 2019. If you have any questions please email


Thank you for supporting DRMS,

Kristen Faircloth