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Test Protors are Needed for Final Exams

Parents - Our test dates have been revised due to changes in state guidelines necessitating a change in our testing schedule.  DDMS needs a large number of proctor volunteers to ensure that our children will have the best possible test conditions for our EOC and EOG exams. Proctors are needed on the following days:


    • Tuesday, May 26
    • Wednesday, May 27
    • Thursday, May 28
    • Friday, May 29
    • Monday, June 1
    • Tuesday, June 2

All volunteers must have a background check and clearance through WCPSS. Volunteers may sign-up in the DDMS Media Center every Monday between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.  Thank you so much for your support!


If you have any questions, please email or call Teri Nelson (919-387-3040). Thank you for your continued support of our students.


Posted: April 23, 2015

Backpack Buddies Food Drive - April 27 thru April 29

Please support the Backpack Buddies program at DDMS. We need donations of canned soups, canned pastas, and macaroni and cheese cups. Please check the student services website for additional items we are collecting. 


You can drop off requested items in the lobby during the Food Drive from Monday, April 27 thru Wednesday, April 29. You can also drop off these items in the front office during the remainder of the school year. 


Thank you for your support!  


Posted: April 23, 2015

Intramural Basketball

There will be intramural basketball for students interested in playing basketball at Davis Drive next year.


    • Thursday, April 23 (315-430)
    • Furture Date - TBD

Posted: April 20, 2015

Athletic Events Week of April 20, 2015

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

    • Boys and Girls Track vs. West Cary and Fuquay-Varina (4:00)
    • Softball @ Salem (4:00) Directions

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

    • Baseball vs. North Garner (4:00)
    • Boys Soccer vs. Mills Park (4:00)

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Posted: April 17, 2015

DDMS Summer Camp Information - Slots Open in Week 3

Registration is now open for the Davis Drive Panther Summer Camp.  We are excited to offer our Rising 6th – 8th grade students a fun and exciting summer day camp that will allow them to participate in a wide variety of on-site activities, along with daily field trips, such as; bowling, movies, swimming, parks, Durham Bulls baseball, Frankies Fun Park, Dave and Busters, etc...  


For detailed information about our camp please visit the Panther Summer Camp blackboard website.  This is a great way for our rising 6th grade students to become familiar with the school and staff. Information and registration forms can be found on the blackboard site.  We only have 45 spots available per week so reserve your spot as soon as possible.


Posted: April 15, 2015

DDMS OM Team Heading to World Finals

Congratulations to the DDMS Odyssey of the Mind team "Pandora's Box" who placed 2nd in the State Finals at Appalachian State University this past weekend. The team will be moving on to compete in the World Finals at Michigan State University starting on May 20th. Great job and best of luck!


Posted: April 13, 2015

Special Education Parent Survey

If you are the parent of a student with a disability with an IEP, please complete this survey. The survey runs through April 27.


Posted: April 13, 2015

North Carolina Virtual Public Schools (NCVPS) 2015-16 School Year

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 2015-16 school year.  Please see the below documents if you are interested.


Posted: March 30, 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

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

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