8th Grade End of Year Information

8th grade families,

We are excited to share these student-centered end of year events with you!  We hope you will help celebrate the DMS class of 2022 by volunteering or donating to the events below. These events were planned very carefully by a committee including teachers, students, and parents. We understand that some families may miss the Award’s Night, but we are going to celebrate our 8th graders by listening to their voices and planning events and activities for the students. If you would like to participate, please read below for ways to donate or volunteer.

Thank you,

Kim Lyndes

DMS Principal


Friday, June 3rd                  8th Grade Celebration Dance                

  • 7pm-9pm
  • $5.00 all-inclusive ticket
    • On sale Monday, May 23 - Thursday, May 26 at 8th grade lunch
    • Please try to send exact change with your student
    • You may purchase an extra ticket to assist another student who may need assistance with the cost
    • Only DMS 8th graders are invited
  • Pizza, Drinks, and a baked treat
    • 2 Food and drink tickets will be given to each student as they arrive at the dance
    • Each ticket is for 1 slice, 1 drink and 1 treat
  • Starry Night theme and decorations will transform the gymnasium and surrounding area
  • Professional DJ with light show
  • Multiple Photo Op Stations
    • Celebration backdrops with props for students to take pictures with their friends
    • 1 OUTSIDE station, to pose with family, from 6p-7p, then moved inside
      • Students must be supervised by their parent prior to 7pm
  • Dress to Feel Your Best
    • This is NOT a formal event
    • Students should dress to be comfortable and have fun
    • School dress code still applies

Please volunteer to support this dance by contributing using this link: 

       8th Grade Celebration Dance Donations


Monday, June 13th             8th Grade Bear Brook Field Day 

  • Students spend the day as a grade at Bear Brook State Park
    • Field events and Games
    • Nature walks
    • BBQ lunch
    • Team Activities at the Pavilion
    • Play on the beach and splash in the water of Catamount Pond
Please volunteer to support this trip by contributing using this link:

                DMS 8th Grade Celebration at Bear Brook State Park

Be on the lookout for a permission slip coming out May 23rd!


Friday, June 17th                Last Day 8th Grade Pep Rally

  • 8th grade students gather in the Gym for a grade level Pep Rally send-off
    • Opening song by chorus
    • Farewell Thoughts
    • Student Slideshow
      • Keep an eye out for the slideshow to be posted after the event
    • Closing song by chorus