Middle School Blog, Week of August 18th


Please take a moment to mark your calendars. The following are important dates that you don’t want to miss for August/September.

Aug 18         MS/US Curriculum Night- 6pm-8pm
Aug 22         Fall Sports Meeting- 6:30pm Natalie Thomas Gym
Aug 25         MS Chapel 9:30am- Faith Hall Stageside- SGA Candidate Speeches
Sept 1           MS Chapel 9:30am- Faith Hall Stageside-Speaker Dr. Kyle Barrett
Sept 5          Labor Day- Teacher/Student Holiday- No School
Sept 6          Parent Association Meeting 8:15- Faith Hall 301
Sept 8          MS Chapel- 9:30am Faith Hall Stageside
Sept 13        MS Portraits- Gym Lobby
Sept 14        MS Coffee with Principal-Location TBD
Sept 15        NJHS Induction Ceremony- 9:30am Henry Chapel



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Students review homework problems at the beginning of class by sharing their answers on the whiteboard! Portable seating allows students to be up out of their desks to create more movement in the classroom!


Middle School Attendance

All attendance notifications and questions should be communicated directly to Mrs. Erin Blackwell, the attendance clerk for both the Upper and Middle School divisions. All Middle School students who are tardy to campus must check in with Mrs. Blackwell when they arrive at school.  You may contact Mrs. Blackwell concerning your student being tardy or absent at (407)206-8630 or email her at

Start & Dismissal Times

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 7:50am-3:15pm
Wednesday: 7:50am-2:40pm

Middle School Curriculum Night

You don’t want to miss the annual Middle School Curriculum Night on August 18th from 6pm-8pm in the magnificent Middle School. This is a great opportunity for parents to meet and hear from our fabulous Middle School faculty. Make plans to join us!

Gluten Free Options Available in the Cafeteria

Students with gluten sensitivities have a few options in our cafeteria. Please ask for Chef Jaime, Greg, or Emily for assistance. Options include gluten free pasta available daily as well as grab and go salads, grilled chicken and hamburger patties. There are also a few items on the menu that can be tailored to be gluten free.

Dress Code

  • Only Dennis or Sunshine uniform tops and bottoms are acceptable.
  • Female skirts, skorts, and shorts must rest below mid-thigh while seated.
  • Male shorts must be an appropriate length
  • Skirts, skorts, and shorts may not be hemmed to an inappropriate length.
  • Students must wear flat, closed-toed, closed-heeled shoes (heels, platform shoes, boots, sandals, etc., are not permitted).

Our goal with the uniform policy is for students to maintain a professional look while at school. We appreciate your understanding and partnership.

New Uniform Item Available

Want to stand out from the crowd? Dress blazers are now available for all 6th-12th-grade students (male & female). Step up your wardrobe game and come to school dressed to impress! Blazers can be purchased in person at the Dennis Uniform Store (1101 N. Keller Road, Suite G-3 , Orlando, FL 32810) or online here: