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ALERT - WCPSS Two-Hour Delay - Friday, March 6

All Wake County Public School System schools will open on a two-hour delay on Friday, March 6, due to predictions of icy road conditions. The safety of our students, parents and staff remains our top priority.


Please pay close attention to media reports and the district web site for possible updates. WCPSS officials will continue to monitor the weather and road conditions throughout the county early Friday morning to determine when buses can safely transport students to school.


When schools are delayed:

    • Before-school programs will start on a delayed schedule.
    • Breakfast may be served at the principal's discretion if school is delayed one hour or more.
    • Athletic and extracurricular events will be canceled if school is closed or dismissed early

Davis Drive Bell Schedule

Posted: March 5, 2015

Single Subject Acceleration (SSA) Information

Single Subject Acceleration (SSA) is the practice of assigning a student to a higher-grade level than is typical, given the student's age, for the purpose of providing access to appropriately challenging learning opportunities. SSA is an accelerative practice that allows students to show mastery of the content of a course without having taken the course. For example, a parent could nominate his/her child to skip a grade level of content in either Language Arts OR Mathematics.


Posted: March 5, 2015

Spirit Week and Food Drive

Show your DDMS spirit and help others by donating the following food items:



Posted: March 5, 2015

Winter Dance

Celebrate the end of Winter and attend the "Zero Gravity" dance.


    • When: Friday, March 13
    • Time: 6-8 pm
    • Where: DDMS Gym
    • Cost: $5.00 - Tickets will be sold at the door
    • Concessions will be sold
    • Dress code rules will be enforced and no high heels will be allowed on the dance floor.

Posted: March 5, 2015

Rising 9th Grade Registration Information Meeting

The rising 9th grade registration meeting will be held Tuesday, March 10 from 6-7 in the DDMS auditorium.


Posted: March 3, 2015

"Hoops 4 Heart" Volunteers Needed

It is that time again and we need your help.  We have NEW collection dates......So we need parent volunteers to help collect envelopes and count cash/checks for our annual "Hoops 4 Heart" fund-raiser for all three grade levels during their classes.  (7th, 8th & 6th Grades).  So PLEASE help us by volunteering.  If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Floyd Rice. Thank you in advance.


Posted: March 3, 2015

Ident-A-Kid ID Day - Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The Ident-A-Kid ID day has been rescheduled for Wednesday, March 4, at 8:30 in the media center. Parents, if you are purchasing an ID card, please make sure to send your payment in the Ident-A-Kid provided envelope and have your student take it with them to the media center.  If you need additional envelopes, we have a few extra available in the front office.


Posted: March 2, 2015

Hoops for Hearts Student Tournaments

The following events will be help after school as part of the "Hoops for Hearts" fundraiser.


    • 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament:
      • Thursday, March 5, 2015

Posted: March 2, 2015

Green Hope HS Rising 9th Grade Expo Night

Green Hope High School has scheduled the Rising 9th Grade Expo Curriculum Night on Monday, March 9 from 6:00 to 8:30 pm at Green Hope High School.  All 8th grade parents with students attending Green Hope High School next year are encouraged to attend this High School Registration information session.


Posted: March 2, 2015

Orchestra Concert to be Rescheduled

Due to the snow days, the orchestra will have to reschedule their concert for another date.  Stay tuned for updates on the new performance time.  Thank you for your understanding and we hope to be performing for you soon!


Posted: March 2, 2015

SMILE Camp -- Summer Information

SMILE (Science & Math Interactive Learning Experience) Camp registration is now open.  Academically and/or Intellectually Gifted (AIG) students interested in hands-on experiments and unique experiences are encouraged to explore more information on the website. 


Posted: March 2, 2015

Middle School Math Placement Information Sessions

Middle school math placement information sessions will be held in February and March for the upcoming school. For more information click on the attached flyer.


Posted: January 21, 2015

DDMS Artwork Displayed at WakeMed

Davis Drive Middle artists are on display at WakeMed Cary. The following students artwork will be displayed now through April 1st in the Wishing Well Gallery:

    • Nidhi Boinapally
    • Kate Choi
    • Grace Donovan
    • Claire Miller
    • Emily Miller
    • Joshua Mills
    • Gracie Owens
    • Ben Penchuk
    • Lauren Rogers
    • Emily Suh
    • Hannah Suh
    • Sophie Sternkopf
    • Manasa Tandri
    • Miranda Tran
    • Medha Vadlamudi
  • View the Wishing Well Gallery

Posted: January 16, 2015

International Trips - Australia, Ecuador, Italy, and Greece

Mrs. Echols is taking students on a 20-day adventure to Australia in June of 2015 through the People to People Ambassador Program!


Additional details and trip itinerary is available at:


      • Interest Meeting is on Tuesday, September 23rd directly after school in Mrs. Echols' room (142).  This is the preliminary info meeting, so if you cannot attend, please email Sarah Echols at to get the important information.  This trip is open to students in 6th - 8th grades.

Please contact if you have any questions! 


Ms. Lennox is taking students and families on an exciting educational tours to Italy and Greece in June of 2015!


Additional details and trip itinerary is available at:


Please contact if you have any questions! 


Updated: September 16, 2014

WCPSS Parent Academy

The Wake County Public Schools System is excited to announce their first Parent Academy Catalog (see attachment). The catalog contains a series of free skill-building classes, workshops, and educational events aimed at helping families learn to engage with the school system and contribute positively to their child’s academic and social success.

The Parent Academy is a Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) initiative designed to strengthen the relationship between parents/guardians and schools and to help parents navigate the school system. Research shows that students achieve more when parents are involved in their child’s education.

This is a partnership with a diverse team of WCPSS educators and local community agencies, organizations, businesses, schools, and faith-based institutions.


For more information, please click on the Parent Academy banner on the right side of the page.


Posted: September 10, 2014

Credit by Demonstrated Mastery (CDM) District Resources

State Board of Education policy requires school districts to implement Credit by Demonstrated Master (CDM) - a process by which students can show mastery in a high school credit course without actually taking the course.  The District has scheduled multiple parent information sessions to address questions and concerns.  The Parent Session Flyer lists the dates, times, and locations for each event.  The District has also created a CDM Resource Website and email address for parents considering CDM.


Posted: September 3, 2014