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Middle School Office Telephone Number: 218-847-9228
Fax Number: 218-847-0057


Grading and Skyward Information

for Parents and Guardians 

We have had a GREAT start to the year with our kids and want to thank you for that! We would also like to remind you of a few things related to grading and Skyward.


You have probably already noticed a change in how your student's grades look in Skyward.  Each teacher is using Minnesota Academic Standards for the content taught in their class and is grading student's achievement of standards based on the following proficiency scale.


4=Exceeds Standards

3=Meets Standards

2=Partially Meets Standards

1=Does Not Meet Standards

0=No Evidence


We are not using any percentages as related to an "A, B,C, D, F" scale.  There is no comparison in the new scale of "4, 3, 2, 1, 0" to the old "A-F" scale.


Our goal is to have grades that accurately reflect a student's achievement!


If your child has a 3(M) or a 4 (E) on practice, formatives and summatives...then they are doing a great job and are right where they need to be!  If you click on the letter for each class, it will open up and show the assignments done in that class along with the grades for those assignments.  Please click on the "bubble icon" by your child's assignments to view any comments from that teacher.  


If you have any questions, please contact the teachers on your child's team!


Thank you!

Teams Spirit, Imagination, Quest, Globetrotters, Sonics and 5th Grade




October 2014


October 27- Opening date for Girls 7th & 8th Grade Basketball

October 29-Musical Performance at 12:45 for Grades 6-8

October 31- School Party 3:30-5:30 pm


 November 2014


November 10 - No School

November 11-  No School

November 13 - Middle School Band Concert at 7:30 pm

November 14 - Middle School 8th grade Explore Test 

November 21 - End of Trimester 1

November 27- Thanksgiving Day - No School

November 28- Thanksgiving Holiday - No School


December 2014


December 8- Middle School Choir Concert

  • 6th grade at 6:30
  • 7th & 8th grade at 7:30

December 11- 5th Grade Concert at 7:00 pm

December 23 - DLMS Variety Show

December 23- Last Student Day

December 24- January 4- Winter Break

January 2015

January 5- School Resumes