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Detroit Lakes Middle School  
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




January 2015

January 26-30 - SnoBall Week

  • Monday: Flannel Day
  • Tuesday: Decades Day-5th dress 60's, 6th dress 60's,7th dress 70's and 8th dress 80's
  • Wednesday: Red and White Day
  • Thursday: Hat Day, $1.00 to wear a hat
  • Friday: Summer Fun Friday

January 26- Middle School Band Concert @ 7:30 Auditorium

January 28- Parade of Schools @ 12:50, Red and White Day

January 30-

  • Grade 6-8 Spelling Bee Finals- MS Auditorium at 2:30
  • School Party 3:30-5:30 

February 2015

February 13- School Party 3:30-5:30

February 16 - No School - President's Day

February 17-  No School - Teacher Inservice Day

February 18-  No School- Teacher Inservice Day

February 23- Middle School Choir Concert @ 6:30

February 27- Trimester II Ends

March 2015

March 9 - Parent/Teacher Conferences 4:00-7:00 **Note Change

March 12- Parent/Teacher Conferences 4:00-8:00

March 13- School Party 3:30-5:30

March 16 & 17- All City Band

March 23 & 24 - All City Choir



April 2015

April 1-Spring Break

April 2-Spring Break

April 3- Spring Break

April 6- Spring Break


May 2015

May 15 - 5th Grade Field Day

May 21- Last student day