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Important Dates for Upcoming School Year

Meet the new Principal, Dr. Edye Morris-Bryant on August 14th
A Meet and Greet will be held from 8:30am until 9:30am on August 14th in the media center.  Dr. Bryant looks forward to meeting Davis Drive Middle School community. 


Panther Pride Camp and 7th & 8th grade Open House on August 20th
Panther Pride Camp is an orientation for 6th grade students and their parents.  Please note the two camp sessions below.   Students are encouraged to bring their school purchased lock with them to the orientation. 

    • 6th grade students with the last name A-L will be held from 8:30am-10:00am
    • 6th grade students with the last names M-Z will be held from 10:30am-12:00pm
    • 7th & 8th Grade Open House will be held from 2:00pm-4:00pm. 

The Open House is a time students can pick-up their schedules and tour the school on their own.  Parents will have an opportunity to get PTA, school and bus information. 


School Locks
Students are required to use a school purchased lock on their school locker.  Parents are encouraged to can purchase the school lock before Panther Pride Camp from the front office.  Locks are $5.00.


Parents of Rising 6th Grade Students -
Remember that your child needs a T-Dap Booster for 6th grade.  You may drop off or fax your doctor's record of the T-Dap Booster any time this summer.  The T-Dap immunization must be completed by September 23, 2014.  The school fax number is 919-387-4361. 


Posted: July 22, 2014

Parents of Rising 6th Grade Students

Remember that your child needs a T-Dap Booster for 6th grade.  You may drop off or fax your doctor's record of the T-Dap Booster any time this summer.  The T-Dap immunization must be completed by September 23, 2014.  The fax number is 919-387-4361.  Thank you.


Posted: July 22, 2014

2014-15 Class Supply List

Information regarding the 2014-15 student supply list.


Posted: June 19, 2014

Summer Hours

Main Office Hours:

    • 7:30 am - 3:30 pm (Monday thru Friday)

Student Services (Registration)

    • 8:00 am - 1:00 pm (Monday thru Friday)

Posted: June 19, 2014

Summer Registration

Registration Information - By appointment beginning June 13, 2014
Welcome to Davis Drive Middle School. To expedite the registration process, please print and complete the forms below. Bring your completed enrollment packet along with all mandatory documents listed on the school enrollment check list. Please note, the Discipline Status Enrollment Form will need to be notarized. We have a notary on staff for your convenience. A copy of your student's current report card will be beneficial while making class schedule decisions.


Posted: June 9, 2014

2014-2015 Single Subject Acceleration (SSA)

Single Subject Acceleration (SSA) allows students to accelerate beyond their assigned grade level in English/Language Arts OR Mathematics.


DDMS parents may nominate their child(ren) for this accelerative practice by completing a nomination form (see link below) which must be received Laura Brown,, by midnight Monday, May 12, 2014.  Due to test preparations, late nominations will not be accepted by DDMS.  Testing will occur during the week of May 19, 2014.


If you are interested, Central Office is hosting two information sessions in our area: Monday, May 5th at Davis Drive Elementary School beginning at 5:30pm and Wednesday, May 7th at Lufkin Road Middle School beginning at 5:30pm.  For more information, please refer to the and parent handout (see link below).


Students who meet the SSA criteria, the Math or LA accelerated course will begin at the start of the 2014-2015 school year.  Students who do not meet the criteria, transfer to WCPSS after the testing window, or are nominated after the spring 2014 window, will not be accelerated during the 2014-2015 school year. 


Change in Transportation Procedures for 2014-15

The WCPSS Transportation Department will put new practices into place for the 2014-15 school year with the goal of improving bus service for families.


These changes will mainly affect new families moving into Wake County, and include:

    • New families may complete a request for service when they enroll for school.
    • New families must sign up approximately one month prior to the start of the school year to receive first day service.

If your child is currently not riding the bus, is eligible for transportation and wants to ride the bus next year, you may request transportation for them online starting May 30 at


Additional Information:


Posted: May 22, 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

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