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Volunteers Needed for Testing (EOG Proctors)

DDMS has many proctor spots that must be filled for end of year testing.   Parent Proctors play a tremendous role in ensuring that your children receive the best possible testing environment that we can provide.


Testing will take place Friday, May 30, 2014 thru Monday June 9, 2014.  Students will be tested from 8:20 a.m. -12:00 p.m.. on each date, and volunteers are needed beginning at 7:40 a.m.  You must be a registered volunteer (you can register in the Media Center any Monday if you have not already done so).  Proctor Training is now included on your test day just before the test and the Proctor Training Guide and Proctor Training Video will be available on the DDMS website.


Please sign up via the Sign Up Genius.  

Please contact Teri Nelson in the Guidance Office at if you have any questions.

As always, DDMS appreciates all that our wonderful parent volunteers do for our school.

DDMS Art Work on Display

Davis Drive Artists are on display at Cary Towne Center for the 30th Annual Kaleidoscope Art Show. Artwork will be on display for the next 2 weeks and you can find our display beside Kay's Jewelers and in front of Pretzel Twist.


Posted: April 14, 2014

Athletic Events - Week of April 14, 2014

Monday, April 14

    • Baseball @ Holly Ridge (4:00 @ Womble Park)
    • Boys Soccer @ Mills Park (4:00)
    • Softball vs. Holly Ridge (4:00)

Tuesday, April 15

    • Boys and Girls Track @ Salem with Lufkin Road and Apex (Cancelled)

Wednesday, April 16

    • Baseball @ Holly Grove (4:00 @ Womble Park)

Thursday, April 17

    • Baseball @ North Garner (4:00)
    • Softball vs. West Lake (4:00)
    • Boys and Girls Track vs. East Cary and Holly Ridge (4:00)

Posted: April 14, 2014

UPDATED - 8th Grade End of Year Events

Due to the last day of school being pushed back to June 13th, Davis Drive has been forced to alter the 8th grade end of year events to accommodate testing.


    • 8th Grade Dance -- June 6 from 7:00-9:00 pm
    • Field Day and Picnic -- June 10 from 12:00-3:00 pm
    • 8th Grade Graduation -- June 12 at 9:00 am

Posted: April 7, 2014

SMILE Summer Camp - Registration is Open

Registration for the SMILE summer camp is now open.  AIG students in grades 5-9, who have an interest in math and science, are encouraged to apply.  Please see the Summer Camp Description and Video for information regarding topics, dates and registration. 


Also, please note that two of the Saturday SMILE Sessions for April 26 and May 17 still have openings.  Additional information regarding the Saturday Sessions and Summer Camp may be found on the SMILE website


Posted: April 7, 2014

Panther Family Night

Save the Date -- April 25th - 5:30 to 9:00 Davis Drive Middle School

 "Panther Family Night" - Corn Hole Tournament, Food, Music, Prizes, Silent Auction and Raffles

Come and enjoy the night with your families.  All ages welcome!
More information to be posted soon...check back for details!!!


Posted: April 7, 2014

Updated High School Open House Dates

Open house information for rising 9th grade students.


Posted: March 25, 2014

DDMS Summer Camp

Registration is now open for the Davis Drive Panther Summer Camp.  We are excited to offer our 6th – 8th grade students a fun and exciting summer day camp.  For detailed information including testimonials from our past campers/parents and our camp please visit the Panther Summer Camp blackboard website or click the link below.  Limited space is available and we can only take 45 per week.


Additional Information:

Posted: March 17, 2014

PTA Nominating Committee

The PTA is looking for three to five people to form a nominating committee in the next couple of weeks.  The nominating committee would be responsible for finding individuals to serve on the board next year.  If you are interested, please contact Alysia Matteucci (


Posted: March 1, 2014

International Trip Opportunity

Are you interested in traveling to Ecuador? Ms. Lennox is taking students and families from Davis Drive Middle on an exciting educational tour to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands in March of 2015. 


Please attend the interest meeting on Thursday, March 20 at 6:30 in trailer 1.

Additional details and trip itinerary is available at


Please contact ( if you have any questions.  


Posted: March 13, 2014

North Carolina Virtual Public School

Is your child interested in accelerating their education?  North Carolina Virtual Public Schools and WCPSS are offering several online high school courses for middle school students to take during the 2014 Summer and 2014-2015 school year. The online courses offered will be in an addition to your child’s current classes at DDMS and will not replace any classes your child is currently enrolled in at DDMS.


Posted: March 11, 2014

WCPSS Middle School Math Resources

WCPSS Middle School Math Resources:
Using the link below, you will be able to get an overview of rigorous math opportunities in the Wake County Public School System that includes:


    • Math Placement Information for Students
    • Curriculum Documents
    • Support Resources
    • Math Progression (6-12)
    • More Information

WCPSS Middle School Math Website


Posted: February 21, 2014

8th Grade T-Shirts

Attention 8th graders!  It's time to get your 8th grade t-shirt.  We only have a limited quantity left, so act fast.  The end of the year will be here before you know it!


Contact Cindy Domencic at if you would like to purchase a shirt!"


Posted: February 17, 2014

Open House Information

Information from the February 4 Open House:


Posted: February 6, 2014

Box Tops and Soup Labels

Davis Drive Middle School is collecting both “Box Tops for Education” and “Labels for Education” to earn money and free merchandise for our school. Simply drop off the Box Tops logos and UPC codes from eligible “Labels for Education” products in either the boxes in the main office or in the marked envelopes in homeroom. For the Labels program, in addition to Campbell’s products, other products include Emerald Nuts, GLAD Food Storage, and Pop Secret.  Not all of the products have the “Labels for Education” logo; so be sure to print out a list of participating products to stick on your refrigerator:  Please contact Laura Snyder or (919) 531-9092 with any questions.


Posted: October 17, 2013

Duke TIP

The Duke Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) provides students with an opportunity to take the SAT or ACT as 7th graders.  The Wake County qualifying scores are based on EOG results over two years.  Because no EOG data has been released by NCDPI for 2012-13, present 7th graders may use their scores from 2011-2012.  To qualify a student must be a current seventh grader with a 2011-2012 EOG score at or above the 95th percentile.  If you are interested in more information, please pick up a brochure from the Guidance Office or use the Duke TIP website  The Duke TIP website also lists a variety of "non-EOG" tests which may be used to qualify students.  If you cannot find the information you need on the website, please feel free to contact them by phone at (919) 668-9100.


Posted: August 29, 2013

Single Subject Acceleration (SSA)

Please click the link below regarding updated information about Single Subject Acceleration (SSA).


Posted: August 9, 2013