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8th Grade Musical Tickets

posted Nov 1, 2016, 8:50 AM by Ellie Hodges   [ updated Nov 1, 2016, 10:35 AM ]

The 8th grade musical class will be presenting the musical "The Nifty Fifties" on November 18th and 19th at 7:00pm.  Tickets are $8.00 per person for reserved seating go on sale on Monday, November 7th at noon.  You can purchase tickets in the Jr. High office or from the link below.   

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Picture Retake Day

posted Sep 14, 2016, 7:42 AM by Ellie Hodges   [ updated Nov 2, 2016, 6:51 AM ]

Picture retakes will be on November 10th.  You can click on the flyer below for more information, or order online at  Students should bring their original packet with them to retakes.  

Drug Awareness Seminar

posted Sep 7, 2016, 6:57 PM by Keith Cravotta

DeWitt High School will be providing an informational seminar to heighten drug awareness in our community, specifically targeting high school students and young adults.  The format will include individuals sharing basic information, specific scenarios and an opportunity to ask questions to our panel of experts.  Our team of professionals will include law enforcement officers from DeWitt City, DeWitt Township, Clinton County, and Lansing City/Township, as well as doctors, counselor(s), and a representative from Families Against Narcotics.  They will provide you with actual accounts with what is happening in our community and surrounding area, as it relates to drug activity and those targeted. Please use this as an opportunity not only to be informed, but to ask questions and share your concerns.  This panel is a wonderful resource and are volunteering their time to help out.

The meeting will be held on October 17, 2016 at 6:30 pm in the high school auditorium and running until approximately 7:45 pm.

Please plan to attend even if you feel this does not pertain to your child, as it is very informative and a tremendous opportunity to gain first hand information of some of the real-life issues our youth face today.  

"It takes a village to raise a child"

DJHS Spring 2016 M-Step Results

posted Sep 7, 2016, 12:57 PM by Keith Cravotta

This week your student will be bringing home their individualized results from the 2016 Spring M-Step tests.  Students in both 7th and 8th grade were tested in the areas of Language Arts and Math.  Additionally, our 7th grade students were tested in Science and our 8th grade students were tested in Social Studies.  I am very proud of the effort that all of our students put forth while taking these tests.  I am also proud to report that our schoolwide scores increased in nearly every tested subject!  This is a significant achievement for our students and is a direct result of the high-quality instruction they are receiving as well as the incredible parental guidance and support they have on a daily basis!  

The 2016 M-Step assessments featured some key enhancements that likely improved your child's testing experience...and could even lead to more precise measures of learning.  Total testing time was reduced by 2.5 - 8 hours for most students.  M-Step incorporated computer adaptive testing (CAT), which provides a more personalized test experience for students and improves test security.  Our school team and district teams are analyzing the results of the M-Step to make decisions that will help improve instruction.  The attached document is a guide to help parents and students understand their individual score reports.    

Again, congratulations to all of our students on a job well done and thank you for your continued support of all of our programs here at the Junior High!  

Back to School Supplies

posted Aug 14, 2016, 12:43 PM by Keith Cravotta

As students prepare for the school year, we recognize that many families like to purchase supplies.  Each student in our school is assigned a locker for use throughout the day and they may keep all school supplies in that locker.  Although we can provide any supplies that are necessary for classes, the attached list has some ideas of the most commonly used items in our building.  We look forward to seeing all of our students later this month!  

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