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DRMS Principal's Message

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


It is fall picture day on Tuesday, August 27, 2019.  All students will be photographed for fall pictures.  Students can prepay or wait until they receive proofs to order.  This will be the photo that appears in the yearbook.  Make-up pictures are scheduled for Wednesday, September 25, 2019.  


The 2019-2020 DRMS Yearbook is available for purchase now!  Pricing information is below:

Now - September 30:  $35.00

October 1 - November 15:  $40.00

November 16 - January 31:  $45.00

February 1 - March 31:  $50.00

Order before September 30 to receive the lowest pricing available for the 2019-2020 Yearbook!  Order by January 31st if you would like to be guaranteed a yearbook!  A limited amount of extra copies will be ordered and will be sold on a first come first serve basis for $50.00.  Purchasing on line is the way to go.  You can purchase your scholar's yearbook and accessories at:


Pod Squad forms are due Friday, August 30!  $25.00 gets you a Pod Squad t-shirt and into all HOME Durant games for free!!  Forms and more information can be found at:


Please see the fall athletic schedule below:

Monday, August 26:

  • Volleyball open gym @ 3:00 PM - 5:15 PM (all girls with a physical on file wanting to tryout for volleyball can attend)
  • Football helmet fitting @ 3:00 PM - 5:15 PM in the PE hallway (all boys wanting to play football should come to the PE hallway to get fitted for a helmet in preparation for Tuesday's tryouts)

Tuesday, August 27:

  • Fall sport tryouts begin @ 3:00 PM - 5:15 PM (all rides should be in the bus parking lot at 5:15 PM)
  • Girls soccer - change and meet in the health classroom (E14)
  • Football - change and head out to the practice field
  • Volleyball - change and go to the gym
  • Cheer - change and go to the cafeteria

Wednesday, August 28:

  • Continued tryouts and first practices


Our GoPlaySave fundraiser officially wrapped up this week, so please send in any outstanding orders and used books as soon as possible.  Thank you for making this fundraiser a success!


There is still time to join the PTA.  There are so many great reasons to join!  The PTA membership helps build a stronger connection to our school; gives you access to information about policies and events that affect our school and its students; includes member benefits and discounts on things like insurance, office supplies and even hockey tickets; and so much more.  It is easy - just click here to join online or print a membership form to send back to school with your child.  


There are still a couple volunteer spots available to help out August 27, 2019 with Fall Picture Day.  You can sign up  here.


Our first general PTA meeting is scheduled for Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 4:30 PM in the Learning Commons.  We will be voting on the proposed budget and sharing key upcoming dates and events.  Upcoming events also will be posted on our calendar page.  


To kick off college football, all staff and students are invited to wear their favorite college shirt on Friday, August 30, 2019!  


Thank you for supporting DRMS,

Kristen J Faircloth