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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


  November 2014

November 24- Trimester II Begins

November 27- Thanksgiving Day - No School

November 28- Thanksgiving Holiday - No School


December 2014

December 8

Parent Advisory Committee Meeting 5:30 pm in Media Center


Middle School Choir Concert

  • 6th grade at 6:30
  • 7th grade at 7:00
  • 8th grade at 7:30

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

December 15- Boys Basketball Practice Begins

December 18- Community Meeting at DLHS

  • Multipurpose Rm @ 6:30 pm

December 23 - DLMS Variety Show

December 23- Last Student Day 

December 24- January 4- Winter Break

January 2015

January 5 -  School Resumes

January 19- Teacher Inservice Day- No School