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DRMS' Principal Message

Hello Dolphins!  This is Kristen Faircloth, proud principal at Durant Road Middle School, with your September 26, 2021 Family Message.


What a great week at DRMS!  We ended the week with a day of AWESOMENESS and celebration for a successful STEP IT UP fundraiser.  The students and staff had a great time running through the obstacle courses, eating snowballs, and dancing to the music.  The weather was perfect for the fun.  Thank you to everyone who supported DRMS and participated in the fundraiser. 


Thursday, September 30th is our last day of the first quarter!  Students will begin track out on Friday, October 1st.  We wish everyone a fun and relaxing track out with family and friends and look forward to a successful 2nd quarter and our Dolphins tracking in on Monday, October 25th.  Family Messages will not be sent over track out.  Please take a minute to read through the Family Message below and don't hesitate to reach out with any questions.


Spirit Week:  We've got spirit, yes we do!  We've got spirit, how about you?  September 27th - September 30th is SPIRIT WEEK at DRMS! Please see the graphic below in the link for the Spirit Week opportunities. Don't forget to post pics of your Spirit Week gear, tag DRMS and DRMS Yearbook on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

  • September 27th - Monochrome Monday
  • September 28th - Trendy Tuesday
  • September 29th - College Day Wednesday
  • September 30th - Twin Tuesday
  • October 1st - Track Out - No School


Athletics:  Our Dolphins had a great first week of competition against Carroll Middle School. Our volleyball team fell short but played very well in three matches. Our football team dominated, winning 48-24. And our girls soccer team postponed their game due to weather. 


  • 9/27 Volleyball @ E. Millbrook 4:00 PM
  • 9/29 G. Soccer and Volleyball vs Wakefield at DRMS 4:00 PM
  • 9/30 Football vs Wakefield @ Wakefield High 6:30 PM

Please come out and support our athletes! 

($5 admission) 



2021-22 DRMS Yearbook:  The 2021-2022 DRMS Yearbook is available for purchase now! 

Pricing information:

  • 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 30th to receive the lowest pricing available for the 2021-2022 Yearbook! 


Purchasing online is the way to go! You can purchase your student’s yearbook and accessories here:


8th grade families!  This is your student’s last year in middle school. Purchase a yearbook ad as a special send-off for your student! 


Pricing and Purchase Information:

  • ½ page: $65
  • ¼ page: $45
  • ⅛ page: $25

To Purchase:


Contact Ms. Robertson at for any further questions regarding yearbook!


Student Early Check Out:  Student check-outs through the front office end at 2:45 PM. If you arrive after that time, please use the carpool lane and wait for dismissal.


COVID UPDATES:  DRMS continues to follow district guidelines and prioritizes the health, safety, and well-being of our students.  To minimize the spread of COVID-19, the district adheres to all COVID-19 health measures required by the NC Department of Health and Human Services and consults with Wake County Public Health to determine what precautions are needed in our schools to keep our students, staff, and community healthy in a safe and welcoming environment. Here is what we are presently doing to try to keep our students and staff safe:

  • Masks worn appropriately at all times while in the building unless eating. 

  • All students facing in the same direction in the cafeteria.

  • One Way traffic in our halls during class changes

  • Hand sanitizer stations available around the school.

  • Water fountains available for filling water bottles only.  All students should bring water bottles to school daily.
  • Frequent announcements reminding students of our guidelines

We appreciate our families support in reinforcing the importance of wearing masks appropriately, frequently washing hands or using hand sanitizer, and letting us know if a student has been exposed to someone with COVID or feels ill.  Our students are doing a great of following these guidelines and your encouragement and support of the guidelines helps tremendously.

Check out the latest information from WCPSS here.


Thank you for supporting DRMS,

Kristen J Faircloth