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DRMS' Principal Message

Happy Sunday, Dolphins!  This is Kristen Faircloth, proud principal at Durant Road Middle School, with your May 15, 2022 Family Message.


We hope everyone is enjoying the weekend and spending some time outside on this beautiful Sunday.  Congratulations to all the Carolina Hurricanes fans on the game 7 win!  We are 5 weeks away from the start of EOG testing with a lot of curriculum and review to cover.  Continue to remind your student the importance of staying focused, making positive choices, and finishing the 2021-22 school year strong.  It will be important to read and review all communication from specific grade levels regarding end of year celebrations and events.   


Please take a moment to read through the Family Message below and don't hesitate to reach out with any questions or needs.  We are here to serve you and your child.  


End-of-Year State Testing:  At the end of the school year, your child will participate in the regular administration of North Carolina End-of-Grade (EOG) tests , Reading, Math and Science 8. Students enrolled in Math 1 will participate in an End of Course (EOC) test and students in Math 2 will participate in a teacher-made assessment. Testing will follow this schedule.  Students who score Level 3 or higher on these assessments are considered proficient.


If you have any questions about EOG or EOC testing, please contact our testing coordinator, Erin Dunbar


EOG Remediation/Readministration Opportunity: This year, Wake County has opted in to have students that pass an EOG course, but do not score a 3 or higher on the EOG to have an opportunity for remediation and readministration of the EOG. Please refer to previous information and/or reach out to our testing coordinator, Erin Dunbar with questions.  Again, this is optional for only those students that qualify.


Polling Site: DRMS will serve as a polling site for primaries on Tuesday, May 17. People voting will enter and exit through the bus entrance and vote in the gym. Voters and students will not cross paths or interact. 


DRMS Yearbooks:  Thank you to all who have already ordered their 2021-22 yearbook.  There will be limited extras to sell once they arrive.  Order your copy at or call 1-877-767-5217 today. Act fast, quantities are limited.


Show Your Durant Road Chorus Pride!:  The DRMS Chorus Boosters.Club is selling t-shirts and sweatshirts to not only make your kids look awesome, but also to raise money for sheet music, chorus room equipment, concert attire, future field trips, and more. If you have a child in chorus this year or next (be proactive!), order their attire today so they can show their DRMS chorus pride. T-shirts are $15 each; sweatshirts are $30 each. Don't know if your child wants a shirt? Ask them! But don't delay. Orders are due by May 27th. Apparel will be delivered within two weeks. Thank you for your support of the DRMS Chorus Program!

Here's the link to order: Chorus Merchandise Form
Athlete Physicals:  In a commitment to the athletes and sports programs in the surrounding area, OrthoNC is offering multiple sports physical nights at both their Wakefield and Knightdale locations throughout the summer. 
As always, sports physicals cost $10. 
All proceeds will be donated back to our schools!
These events will run from 5pm-7pm on the dates listed below.  Complete details and links to sign up to reserve a spot can be found on their website here.  
OrthoNC Wakefield OfficeWednesday, May 25th, 2022Tuesday, June 14th, 2022Thursday, July 14th, 2022Thursday, August 18th, 2022
OrthoNC Knightdale OfficeTuesday, June 21st, 2022Monday, July 18th, 2022
Tuesday, August, 9th, 2022
Rising 7th Grade Immunizations:  NC State Law mandates that all rising 7th-grade students have their TDAP and Meningococcal (MCV) vaccines.  Please return immunization records showing TDAP and Meningococcal (MCV) vaccines by or before July 29th, 2022.  Immunization records may be emailed to  We appreciate your attention to this mandate.  
DRMS PTA:  The PTA President position is open for the 2022-23 school year!  If you love DRMS and want to help our school, we are looking for you.  The term begins July 1.  If you are interested or know of anyone who might be interested, please email
Thank you for supporting DRMS,
Kristen J Faircloth