The Governor issued an Executive Order today closing all K-12 schools and requiring each school to continue an extended learning plan that includes 160 student days. Randolph Central will continue eLearning Days on Mon., Tues., & Thurs. of each week. More info coming soon.
A few updates from Mrs. Wright, DMS School Counselor 1. The 8th grade Reality Store has been cancelled for this year. I am hoping we will be able to coordinate this experience for the class of 2024 next school year. 2. I have sent an email to the 8th graders who have not applied for 21st Century Scholars yet. The deadline for this scholarship opportunity is the end of the school year and it is something you will not want to miss out on. Parents - if you could have your students show you the email they received, you will get more details on what the program is about and what you need to do to apply. If your student received the email but you believe you are not eligible, please have them respond and let me know that. You can also get more info at this link: https://learnmoreindiana.org/scholars/enroll/ 3. All students received an email from me about the community service form for their PRIDE certificate. This form is due by the end of the school year and I have not received very many at this time. All DMS students can complete this form (which is attached to the email they received) and return it to me via email or send it to the school in the regular mail. 4. I am sharing a list of apps (pictured) because they are good resources for students to use at home if they are feeling stressed or need to relax. They work for adults too! If your student is having any issues you would like them to talk to someone about, please have them contact me at email@example.com or give me a call at 765-584-4671, extension 1020. 5. If you are not currently following the Driver Instagram page I would like to encourage you to do so. I will be posting more tips and resources there throughout this month. Thank you for your time, and I hope you are all staying home and staying safe!
We have been in contact with the fundraising company. Due to the restrictions in place, we still cannot deliver the products until we are told it is safe to do so. Thank you so much for your patience and understanding. Please communicate this with those you sold to.
We have had questions about the DC fundraiser. We have been in contact with the fundraising company and are working to come up with a plan that is safe and efficient. We will keep you all updated after Spring Break. Thanks for your patience and understanding in this challenge.
Good evening! Effective tomorrow, March 20, 2020 Randolph Central will be adding two more locations for children to receive a free Grab n’ Go lunch. The five locations include: Ridgeville STEPS Saratoga City Building Driver Middle School (Door #1) Baker Elementary (Front) Willard Elementary (Front) Lunches will be available from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM Monday through Friday, including next week. All children 18 years of age and under can get a free lunch. The child must be present to receive the free meal. If getting to one of the pick-up sites is an issue please call 765-584-1401. Thank you!
RCSC will provide grab & go lunches to kids 18 and under beginning Tuesday, 3/17/20 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at three locations: Ridgeville STEPS (210 S. Walnut), Saratoga City Building (107 N. Barber), and Driver M.S. (Door 1, 700 Union St., Winchester). Students must be present.
Shout out to all of our awesome students that were part of the musical this year! We were so glad to have a preview of the show on Thursday; you all did an amazing job! We are also proud of you for adjusting to all the craziness these last few days. We appreciate you all staying positive and putting on three great shows for your families this weekend! #AnnieGetYourGun #musical #talent #greatshow 🎭
Randolph Central School Corporation eLearning Days will begin on Monday, March 30, 2020. More details will be released next week on how eLearning days will be implemented. School offices will be open next week for parents/guardians who need to pick up their child’s medication.
Randolph Central School Corporation will be closed beginning on Monday, March 16, 2020 and students will return no sooner than April 13, 2020. All Co-Curricular and Extra-Curricular Activities, including practices, are cancelled until Monday, April 13, 2020.
Saturday’s wrestling tournament has been cancelled. It will not be made up. Stay tuned as we continue to update per state and local guidance.
The Driver Middle School dance scheduled for Monday is postponed indefinitely. We will continue to monitor other events as advised.
For information on how Randolph Central is responding to the COVID-19 threat please visit the link below. https://www.rc.k12.in.us/o/randolph-central-school-corporation/page/covid-19-coronavirus--4 Thank you!
The Randolph Central School Corporation is working closely with local public health officials to plan and prepare for the possibility of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) within our school community. All students will be bringing home a copy of this letter today. Thank you for taking a few minutes to read and learn more as we all work to control the spread of COVID-19 and other illnesses.
Reminder to SPRING FORWARD Saturday night before you go to bed. Move your clocks forward one hour!
DMS students will have the opportunity to join the CHASE program this spring through the YMCA! This program is all about positive ways to deal with peer pressure, conflict and managing emotions. Meetings will be on Mondays and Wednesdays after school until 5pm starting on Monday, March 9th. Applications are available in the office this week and are due back by Friday.
There will be a parent meeting for any 6th, 7th or 8th grader interested in playing middle school golf. The meeting will be held in the Commons at Driver Middle School on Thursday, March 5, at 5:30p.m. Please have a parent/guardian present.
We had a lot of fun celebrating National FFA week! Students were able to participate in a variety of games during lunch this week including noodle races, pantyhose knockdown, and the half gallon challenge. Throughout the week students were also able to dress up and make donations to the Riley Children’s Hospital, and we raised over $200 total! The 7th graders brought in the most donations overall and will get to enjoy some cupcakes in the near future! 🧁
News you can use! Cookie dough order forms due March 2 Yearbook orders due March 3 Report cards go home March 11
There will be a parent meeting for any 6th, 7th or 8th grader interested in playing middle school golf. The meeting will be held in the Commons at the school on Thursday, March 5, at 5:30p.m. Please have a parent/guardian present.
Band concert rescheduled for Sunday at 3 PM. If you have questions or concerns, touch base with the band directors for details.
The band concert scheduled for tonight will be rescheduled. Stay tuned for updates.
Randolph Central School Corporation will be closed and students will be on an eLearning day today, Thursday, February 27, 2020.
Randolph Central will be on a two hour delay tomorrow, February 27.
Randolph Central will be on a 2-hour Delay tomorrow, Thursday, February 27, 2020.
The 6th grade Driver boys took on Monroe Central for the County Championship this evening. It was a hard fought battle, going into double overtime, but your Hawks fell just short of the win. #GoodGame #GreatSeason #GoHawks 🏀
Randolph Central School Corporation will be utilizing online enrollment for the upcoming school year. Parents and guardians of currently enrolled students will need to have an account set up prior to the end of this school year to be able to access the PowerSchool Unified Classroom portal. Many families have already set up access to the grade portal. If you have not, please contact our school office for the instructions and access codes for your children. It is critical that these accounts are set up before the end of this school year so we can open registration in July. Thank you for your cooperation with this conversion. It is our hope that this will streamline the registration process for families.
Falcon youth baseball is having their All-Star tryouts this Saturday Feb. 22nd. The 8U division will be from 11:00am-12:30pm. The 10U and 12U division will be from 12:30pm-2pm. Both will be in the DMS GYM during that time. Please bring your glove, bat, no cleats.
Sectional Championship T-shirts will be available for pickup from 10 AM-2 PM on Friday at DMS/WCHS. Enter door #1 by the athletic director's office. Any t-shirts not picked up on Friday will be sent to Baker, Willard, and Deerfield on Tuesday.
The 6th grade county tournament is cancelled for tonight due to the school cancellations. It is rescheduled for Tuesday and Thursday of next week.
Randolph Central will be operating on an unplanned eLearning day today, February 13. Remember that there is also a planned eLearning day tomorrow. Students should check their Chromebooks for assignments.
Your 6th grade Lady Hawks won their first round game of the county tournament! Great game ladies! #GoHawks 🏀
Randolph Central will be on a 2-hour delay tomorrow, Thursday, February 13, 2020.
Randolph Central will be on a two hour delay tomorrow, February 13.
A reminder that while we appreciate the thoughtfulness, we do NOT accept Valentine's Day deliveries to the school.
The Winchester Wrestling Club signup day for the 2020 season is at the WCHS Fieldhouse on Tuesday, Feb 11th beginning at 5:30 pm. Club is open to all grades PreK-12th and the cost to sign up is $20. More info is available on the Winchester Wrestling Club Facebook page.
Randolph Central will be on a two hour delay today, February 7.
Reminder: The current 8th graders will have a scheduling meeting in the Commons tonight @ 6:30 PM. Parents and students are encouraged to attend! Bring your questions about high school classes, graduation pathways, the early college program, etc. Please come to door #1 to enter the building. See you tonight! #Classof2024
Randolph Central will be on a 2-hour delay tomorrow morning, Thursday, February 6, 2020.
Randolph Central will be on a 2-hour delay tomorrow morning, Thursday, February 6, 2020.
The home wrestling meet tonight is postponed until February 24. All other evening events are as regularly scheduled.
Because Driver participated in the #kindnesschallenge last week, we are officially recognized as a kindness certified school! Special shoutout to those students who participated and also those who help spread kindness on a daily basis; you are appreciated. #kindnessmatters 💕 Fun fact: over 15 million students in 28,062 schools and 115 countries participated in the 2020 Great Kindness Challenge! #makinghistory
From WCHS: The parents/students of the Class of 2024 (Current 8th graders) will have a scheduling meeting in the Commons on Thurs., Feb. 6 @ 6:30 PM. Bring your questions about classes, graduation pathways, early college, etc. Come to door #1 to enter the building. See you there!
This week was kindness week at DMS, and the YANA Club worked hard to spread as much kindness as possible! YANA stands for You Are Not Alone, and one of the club goals was to let everyone know they are cared for. To do this club members put a kind note into everyone students locker, and they also created this kindness bulletin board in the Driver wing. If anyone is having a bad day, they can take a ‘happy thought’ from the board with them and hold on to it. Throughout the week there were ‘kindness challenges’ available in the office and everyone was encouraged to participate by seeing how many kind acts they could complete by Friday. Several students completed all 50 tasks! We loved seeing all the little acts of kindness this week, and we hope we can continue the trend in the future. #KindnessWeek #KindnessChallenge #YANAclub #YouAreNotAlone #SpreadKindnessLikeConfetti
DMS Yearbook order forms will be coming soon. Orders are due March 3.
There was a house fire across the street from Deerfield Elem. last night. The fire department has revisited the site of fire today. The situation is under control. Students at Deerfield are safe and the issue does not pose a threat to our students or staff. Rolland Abraham
A reminder that school IS in session at DMS on Monday, January 20th.
The WCHS Cheerleaders invite any K-5th grader to learn cheers, chants, jumps, and stunts at their mini clinic on Jan. 24 in the DMS gym from 5:30-7:30. Enter door 25 for registration at 5:15 pm. The cost is $15. To get more info, pick up a flyer at Baker, Willard, or Deerfield.
Due to dense fog Randolph Central will be on a two hour delay today Wednesday, January 15, 2020.
Congratulations to all of the Driver students who made the second quarter honor roll - we are proud of you! Report cards went home last Friday, along with a newsletter. Parents, if you have not see these items be sure to ask your student! 8th graders also received information on the Reality Store which is coming up on April 17th. We are looking for parent and community volunteers, so if you are available please fill out the form and return it to the office. One other note for 8th graders - we will be having a parent meeting on Thursday, February 6th, at 6:30pm and would like all students and their families to attend. We will be covering information regarding high school scheduling so you will not want to miss this!
Congratulations to all of the Driver students who made the first semester honor roll - we are proud of you! Report cards went home Friday, along with a newsletter. If you have not see these be sure to ask your student! 8th graders also received information on the Reality Store which is coming up on April 17th. We are looking for parent and community volunteers, so if you are available please fill out the form and return it to the office. One other note for 8th graders - we will be having a parent meeting on Thursday, February 6th, and would like all students and their families to attend. We will be covering information regarding high school scheduling so you will not want to miss this!
DMS report cards will be coming home on Friday. Please check with your student on Friday to see their progress. Remember you can also see grades updated regularly in PowerSchool.
On Tuesday, January 14th Josh Yankey, high school math teacher, along with the Randolph Central Technology Department will be hosting a Unified Classroom Parent Information Night in the WCHS Commons from 7:00-8:00. During this session, parents/guardians will be learning how to..... Create a Parent Username and Password Login to Unified Classroom Access Assignments and Grades Communicate with their child’s teacher Track attendance
Introducing your 6th grade Ambassadors! These students meet weekly on Wednesday’s during PRIDE and work on preparing character lessons for their peers. Their first lesson was on friendship and being dependable, and next month they will be teaching about responsibility. #PeerLeaders #StudentAmbassadors
Due to the forecast, all after school events after 5 PM will be cancelled tonight. Unfortunately this also means the DMS Christmas Walk. This will not be able to be rescheduled. Thanks for your understanding.
It’s that time of year again! Starting tomorrow, SADD Club will be selling holiday candy-grams for .50 cents or 3 for a $1. Cards will be available for purchase during lunches and will be delivered with candy attached on December 19. Students can buy these for friends, their teachers, or they may even send them anonymously. Parents will also be able to purchase candy-grams for their students on Monday evening during the Christmas Walk. Thank you in advance for supporting SADD Club in this fundraiser!
The Neon Skating Party has been rescheduled for next Wednesday, December 4th. The event will still take place from 6-7:45pm at the Starlite, and the cost will be $3 to get in and $2 to rent skates. Students are encouraged to wear neon colors since this will be a cosmic skate, and we will also have glow bracelets and concessions available (for an additional cost). School dress code must be followed.
This is a reminder that the Concannon’s popcorn fundraiser orders are due this week. This fundraiser is for 6th and 7th graders to raise money towards their Washington DC trip. Originally these were due on November 19, but since there is now no school that day orders and money will be due to the office on Wednesday, November 20th.
Randolph Central will be closed on Tues., Nov. 19, 2019. Many of our teachers are attending an event at the state legislature. Due to a shortage of substitute teachers we have decided to close school next Tuesday. This is not an eLearning day. Thank you!
A reminder about eLearning: Teachers will have lessons posted no later than 9 AM, and will be available for online office hours from 9AM-12PM. Internet access is available at the WCHS-DMS commons from 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.. However, any student under the ago of 16 MUST be accompanied by an adult throughout the duration of their time at the Commons.
The skating party will be rescheduled for a different date. There will be NO skating party today.
Randolph Central will be closed today, November 12. This WILL be an ELearning day. Students should check for assignments in each class.
Randolph Central will be on a two hour delay today.
In case you are trying to reach us, we are aware of a widespread outage in the area affecting phones and internet, including our building.
We love hands on learning! Here are a few photos from the Owl Pellet Dissection in Mr. Ehrhart and Miss Kocher’s 6th grade science classes last week!
We love hands on learning! Here are a few photos from the Owl Pellet Dissection in Mr. Ehrhart and Miss Kocher’s 6th grade science classes last week!
Shout out to all of our students who participated in Red Ribbon Week! Thank you! Friday’s theme was ‘Send a message: Wear Red, stay drug free.’ As you can see many of the students were on board with this! #RedRibbonWeek #SADDclub #DrugFree
Happy Halloween from Driver! We had a lot of great costumes today, and the creativity was awesome! There was a little costume contest at lunch and here are your winners... 7th & 8th grade 1st place: Phil Swift 2nd place: Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy 3rd place: One Cool Pumpkin 🎃 6th grade 1st place: Scarecrow 2nd place: Witch Hazel 3rd place: Van Helsing Honorable Mention: the M&Ms and Hydro Flask Girls
The 8th grade DC travelers returned from their journey early Sunday morning after spending three full days in Washington touring. Here are just a few photos of the many things the group got to do! We want to thank all the parents and chaperones that made this trip possible - it was a great learning experience for all and we were thankful for decent weather throughout. If you would like to see a few more photos from the trip please check out our school Instagram page @driverhawks
For any 5th grade boy interested in playing AAU basketball there will be a try-out on Monday, October 14th from 4:30- 6:00 pm at Willard Elementary. If you have any questions feel free to contact Dustin Baldwin at Driver Middle School, 584-4671. Thank you!
News you can use! The end of the grading period is next Friday, October 11. Report cards will go home with students on October 15th. We look forward to seeing families on October 16th at parent/teacher conferences from 3:30 to 7 PM. We have an open forum concept where you can meet with all of your student's teachers in one evening. We hope to meet with as many families as possible! During conferences we will also have a book fair in the library and the required parent meeting for those 8th graders going to Washington DC at 7 PM. We will have Fall Break October 18-22.
Without further ado, we are proud to present our College Go Week door decorating contest results! Grade level winners: 6th grade - Mrs. Lawrence’s class 7th grade - Mrs. Littman’s class 8th grade - Mr. Ehrhart’s class Everyone did a great job! Our overall winner was Mr. Ehrhart’s class - congratulations!
This week we celebrated College Go Week at Driver with a variety of activities students could participate in! Today was ‘College Gear Day’, so faculty and students could dress up to support their favorite college. Students who participated were able to enter their name in a drawing and win some prizes! We also had ‘Pennant Hide & Seek’ on Wednesday and Thursday, and our top ‘seekers’ won prizes. Payton Clott found the most with an amazing total of 17 pennants! Each day there was a college related trivia question students could answer at lunch (with more prizes) and there is also an Indiana college door decorating contest which is ongoing. We can’t wait to show you the final results!
Students received this message today: This is a reminder that Monday, September 23rd is an eLearning day for students. To count as "present" you must turn in work to your teachers as they have instructed. The rules state that you have 3 days to make up work from an eLearning day so for this first day all assignments absolutely must be turned in by the end of the day on Thursday the 26th. If you do not have internet access at home, you may come to the building and report to the choir room between 9 AM and 3 PM. You must have a parent with you. For more details about eLearning at DMS visit: http://randolphin.apptegy.us/o/driver-middle-school/browse/81676
Due to the widespread technology outage today, midterms will be sent home on Thursday of this week instead of tomorrow.
Phones and internet are currently down at DMS.
Midterms will be sent home with students on Wednesday, September 11. Watch for the grades and newsletter to come home that evening.
Just a reminder that there is NO SCHOOL on Monday for Labor Day. Enjoy the long weekend and see you on Tuesday!
We have had a few questions about the call this morning. Randolph Central has a new All-Call provider. The same company manages our websites, apps, & all-call system. The voice messages we send to everyone from the system that come to your cellphone will say they are coming from Little Rock, Arkansas. Useful information!
Randolph Central will be on a two hour delay today, August 14, due to fog.
To kick off our new corporation PRIDE initiative, we have a first day filled with special activities. Students may choose to bring only part of their supplies on the first day as they only will need a pencil. Students should know they will follow a special schedule for this first day that we will explain when they arrive.
A reminder from your registration packet that our Open House for 6th graders and new students is tomorrow from 5:30-6:30. We will begin the meetings in the Commons.
We are looking forward to seeing students soon! Remember that start times have changed at the MS/HS. Doors open at 8:00 AM. Students will be dismissed to classes at 8:15 and first period starts at 8:22.
The Force performing at The Drums of Winchester. Go Force!
Randolph Central Families, Your 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students participated in the ILEARN assessments earlier this spring. Since ILEARN is a new test, the final results with proficiency levels and scale scores will not be available for schools until August 15. In accordance with Indiana Code 20-32-5.1-12(d), parents and schools have an opportunity to request a rescore for any open-ended item(s) to which students responded on the ILEARN assessment. Important Information about the ILEARN Rescore Request Process: • The ILEARN Rescore Request window will be open in mid-July (July 15–31). Requests submitted outside of this window will not be processed. • Parents or guardians who wish to view students’ response images and scoring rubrics must visit the school in which their child is officially enrolled. There will not be a separate online portal for parents to access this information. • Together, we will be able to view an image of your student’s response to each open-ended item, sample student responses for each score point, and the scoring rubric to help decide whether to request a rescore for that item. • I will submit any rescore request(s) on your behalf in the online platform. • It is extremely important to understand that requesting a rescore CAN result in your child’s score being lowered, meaning we could unintentionally move your child from a passing score to a failing score through this process. • Once a rescore request is submitted, the request and/or score change cannot be reversed. • A rescore request can only be requested one time for an item. Multiple requests to rescore the same item for a student are not permissible. • All items, responses, and scoring rubrics are secure materials and must not be discussed, shared, distributed, or duplicated. • Final results released on August 15 will reflect any properly submitted requested rescores. Parents or guardians who choose to request a rescore for their child’s ILEARN assessment, must contact our school office to do so no later than July 31, 2019. We will be able to help you view your child’s response images and scoring rubrics and request a rescore for each item. You’re also welcome to contact me or Mrs. Jaelyn Winkle with any questions you have regarding requesting a rescore for an ILEARN assessment. Sincerely, Katie Lash, Principal
On Friday we have planned fun events for all students. Permission slips for 6th grade for skating and 7th grade for a movie at the cinema have been due. Beginning at 8:15 AM, all students will attend a short recognition of the 8th graders headed to high school. Parents of 8th graders might choose to attend for this 30-minute event but the afternoon is planned with fun activities for students only until we start summer break at 3:15 on Friday!
Congratulations to Caitlyn Campbell for breaking the DMS 400 meter record! The previous record that had stood for 18 years was 1:03. Caitlyn beat it by running a 1:02.74 on Saturday at Connersville - great job! The Hawks will be back in action tonight at Home at 5pm #GoHawks
Cheering on the archery team that competes at county today!
The track callout meeting will be Wednesday March the 6th during SOAR.
The County Spelling Bee will be held at Randolph Southern on Wednesday, February 20 at 6 PM.