Dear Students, Parents and Community
As the Principal of Daegu Middle High School, I could not be prouder to serve the Area IV Military Community! This year will be full of firsts as we move into our new 21st Century building and add the middle school to our new campus. It is also a year when our teachers fully implement DoDEA's College and Career Ready Language Arts and Mathematics Standards. We are also looking forward to new standards in social studies, fine arts and science. Our teachers have engaged in continuous staff development training that will position them to deliver the highest quality instruction to all students. This year, we will continue our school goal of improving our writing skills, but will be looking at our data to see if our school improvement focus needs to change as we integrate the middle school.
Our new building is getting its final cleaning as we await the delivery of our new technology and furniture. The building is designed to support 21st education and learning. Our students need to be curious, agile, and adaptable. Many of the jobs or careers they will choose may not currently exist. They must master critical thinking and problem solving skills and be able to effectively communicate orally and in writing. They must be able to work collaboratively and access and analyze information. We fully understand the benefits when students can read, write, and comprehend, think critically, collaborate, and create. These skills, part of 21st Century skills, focus on the needed critical competencies for college and career success now and in the next century. We are poised to continue a culture where academic success is the focus, and achievement is the result in a safe, caring environment.
The Graduates of 2019 set the bar high by receiving many academic and athletic accolades; as well as receiving scholarship offers of over a million dollars. We are proud to offer a full complement of course offerings including all core subjects, special education, foreign language, honors and advanced placement courses, virtual school, fine and performing arts, journalism, yearbook, career tech, gaming and other technology courses, and Army JROTC. Rigor is alive and well at DMHS so expect your student to be challenged!
We have several ways that you can get involved. You can join our Parent Teacher Student Organization(PTSO), or our School Advisory Council. We are always looking for new partnerships, so if you are interested, please contact us. We have several ways for you to communicate with our school including phone contact, e-mail, or Gradespeed - our student information system. Also, please review our website and Facebook page often as it contains a wealth of information. We have something for everyone here at DHS and always want you to feel welcome. You make all of the difference. Go Warriors!
Altorn (Al) R. Grade Jr.