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DMS Foundation Updates

Did you know your Foundation donations fund programs like MI Write? Please donate today at

Here's more about this wonderful resource from 8th grade ELA teacher Jennifer Attard:

Our Dickerson teachers are extremely thankful to the Foundation for their donation of the MI Write program. MI Write is a program that gives students instantaneous feedback on their writing skills. It has revolutionized our abilities to help students individually on their personal writing growth and help them become stronger writers because good writing comes from re-writing. Students are given on-the-spot, immediate feedback on any writing assignment. Students are able to submit drafts for feedback in the areas of: ideas, organization, word choice, voice, sentence fluency, and conventions. The feedback is individualized for each student's individual writing performance and provides lessons and skill tutorials to help improve writing and help them set personal goals and work to achieve them. MI Write helps teachers have meaningful writing-conferences with students since each student has multiple opportunities of feedback even before a teacher is able to see a writing piece.

Let the data speak! Since August 2023, Dickerson students have written 1,612 writing drafts with an average of 5.3 drafts per writing piece. Also, students have spent an average of 5 hours strengthening their writing with individualized lessons and skill building exercises.

Last school year, our students wrote 32,896 drafts to improve their writing using MI Write!

- Jennifer Attard, 8th Grade Language Arts Teacher, ELA & Reading Department Coordinator

The DMS Foundation Annual Patron Drive kicked off on Monday and ends on Friday, October 27th with the Foundation Fall Festival for ALL students. During connections on that day, students will be outside with food trucks and many inflatables including an obstacle course!

This is the ONLY fundraiser for the Foundation, so please donate TODAY!

Thanks to your generosity over the years, the DMS Foundation has funded multiple projects that have greatly enhanced Dickerson's educational environment. Past and ongoing projects include: Gym Renovation during the week of Thanksgiving break Morning Monitor for before-school study hall (with an 8:00 am drop-off) Woz Ed Science and STEM Materials Laptop Carts Shades and Benches around the Foundation-funded Track Outdoor Classroom Subscription to MI Write Subscription to Membean Satellite Clocks in the hallways New iMac Computers for our STEAM Lab Filtered Water Dispensers Teacher Development Teacher Grants WiFi Hotspots Landscaping Improvements Plus more this year with YOUR support!

Your annual tax-deductible donation will have an immediate impact on our students THIS school year. We are asking for $150 per family but appreciate any amount that is meaningful to you. Families who donate can expect to receive a car magnet. A high donor event with Principal Blackman will be held in the spring. Please head over to to learn more and DONATE TODAY to help us reach our goal of $100,000 to fund school projects.

Thanks in advance for your support of the DMS Foundation and EVERY student at Dickerson! Remember...#TheMiddleMatters!

Junior Raider Joe's is back for its third year! Junior Raider Joe's is a concession stand which runs during select Fresh Air Fridays for each grade level. Our first Junior Raider Joe's is Friday, August 25th. Treats and drinks will be available for purchase, so bring your dollar bills. All items $1/CASH ONLY/$5 limit.

We need parent volunteers, so please sign up to help. You can sign up for future dates, too!

Foundation Sponsored Events

  • The Color Battle
    The Color Battle
    Fri, Oct 20
    Dickerson Middle School
    Oct 20, 2017, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Dickerson Middle School, Marietta, GA
    DMS Foundation will be hosting the first annual Dickerson Color Battle. Look for more details coming home with students soon!
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