Principal's Corner

Welcome Back September 2016

Welcome to Dwight D. Eisenhower Middle School and the 2016 - 2017 school year.  I am pleased that you are part of the DDE team.  


I want to encourage you to motivate your children to get involved at DDE.  DDE offers a variety of opportunities for students to become active in the school and community.  For example we offer instrumental lessons through the band program, chorus practice; and, in the upper grade levels students may get involved in sports and the Student Government Association.  Students may even get involved in community activities through PEACE, our home school organization.  This year we are pleased to introduce the National Junior Honor Society to our students in grades 7 & 8.  Through a rigorous application process students wll have the opportunity to become part of this prestigious organization that recognizes students for their academic and leadership excellence.  


DDE is working hard to build relationships with your children and to instill leadership skills in them.  Our advisory and character education classes provide meaningful and quality time for your children with their advisor (teacher) and to teach students how to build effective and functional relationships with each other.  Through the Circle of Power and Respect students are sharing about themselves and engaging in fun activities to build a sense of community within their character education advisory classes.  By reaching the students’ affective domain we are more successful at teaching them the core academics.  As you can see the educational philosophy of DDE Middle School reaches the whole child.  Together with your partnership we will cultivate a generation of young adults that will rise to and conquer any occasion and challenge life brings to them.  


Parents, please take time to review on a regular basis your OnCourse Connect parent portal access information.  OnCourse Connect provides you with access to your child’s daily homework assignments, current grades and discipline and attendance data.  Just for your information students in grades 6 - 8 also have OnCourse Connect access through their student portal.  We provide instruction to them on how to access their portal. 


If you have any questions regarding DDE Middle School please contact me email me at mbright@btwpschools.org.  


I look forward to your partnership in your child’s education!