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DRMS' Principal Message

Happy Sunday, Dolphins!  This is Kristen Faircloth, proud principal at Durant Road Middle School, with your June 5 Family Message.


We have made it to June, the last month of the 2021-22 school year!  We are a week and a half away from End of Year Testing.  It is more important than ever to ensure your child is attending school, staying focused, keeping up with their assignments and end of year review.  We are so proud of the progress the students have made and looking forward to them "showing what they know" during EOGs/EOCs.  


Please take a moment to read through the Family Message below.  As always, don't hesitate to reach out with any questions or needs you may have.


Arts Performances:  We had our last performing arts performance this past week, on Thursday, June 2.  Congratulations to our dance students on an amazing performance!  Thank you to Ms. Holloway for leading our dancers.  We are so proud of our Dolphins as well as our Arts Programs and DRMS.  


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.


Mark your Calendars:  The end of the 2021-22 school year will be here before we know it!  Our 8th grade Dolphins had a blast at the 8th grade "Beach Bash" on Friday, June 3!  There was dancing, laughs, and smiles had by all! A huge shout out to the 8th grade team for planning such a fun event.  A special THANK YOU to Tianya Edgerton and State Farm for providing the pizza.  
We are excited to continue celebrating our Dolphins and their accomplishments over the next few weeks.  Be on the lookout for more detailed information from your grade level teachers in the coming weeks.  Mark your calendars with the dates below:
  • June 23 - 6th and 7th grade student End of Year Celebrations
  • June 24 - 8th grade Fun Day/Picnic
  • June 27 - 8th grade End of Year Celebration:  8th Grade Invitation


2021-22 DRMS Athletics Banquet:  The Durant Road Middle School Athletic Banquet will be held on Tuesday, June 14, 2022. The banquet will begin at 6:00pm and take place in the auditorium. The banquet will recognize students that participated in sports during the fall, winter, and spring seasons.


There will be bins in the back of the auditorium labeled for you to drop off any uniforms you may have. Thank you so much and we look forward to recognizing your student athletes!


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.


Free/Reduced Price Meal Information: DRMS and WCPSS need you to complete a 2022-2023 meal benefits application for next year. If you have not completed a free or reduced-price meal application, please pick up an application at your child’s school or apply online. Paper applications can also be requested by calling 919-588-3535 or 919-856-2920 or emailing  


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.  


Raleigh Youth Services Camps:  Every year the Youth Services partner with the community to provide completely free camps for the city's youth.  After a two-year pause, they are offering their girls and guys soccer camps, junior police and girls basketball camps again.  The soccer comp consists of soccer drills, instruction and games.  They also take a field trip to the ropes course and to the food bank.  Please view the application and additional information in the following links if interested.  


DRMS PTA Updates:  DRMS PTA will hold our last PTA General session for the 2021-2022 school year on Tuesday, June 7th at 6pm -virtually (call information below). Please join us as we celebrate our successes during the 2021-2022 school year, share some of our plans for the upcoming school year and review the planned budget. We will also hold our board elections for the 2022-2023 school year.

The nominating committee has presented the following slate:
President - Open

Vice President - Jennifer Finnell (second term)

Secretary - Devona Cranford

Treasurer - Kara Bundy (second term)


We will be taking nominations from the floor.


More information regarding the President's role, the main responsibilities are

• Chairing board and general meetings

• Serving as a liaison with school administration

• Checking in regularly with officers and committees to ensure the overall

plan is on target

• Familiarizing yourself with all PTA programs and resources

• Volunteering at events, when available


The PTA president's time commitment to role is 2 to 3 hours per month.

Topic: DRMS PTA General Meeting - June 7, 2022

Time: Jun 7, 2022 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)Join Zoom Meeting ID: 821 9513 8664Passcode: drmspta06One tap mobile+13126266799,,82195138664#,,,,*555123468# US (Chicago)+16465588656,,82195138664#,,,,*555123468# US (New York)Dial by your location        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)        +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)        +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)        +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)Meeting ID: 821 9513 8664Passcode: 555123468Find your local number:

Thank you for supporting DRMS,
Kristen J Faircloth