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Welcome to Durand Middle School

When I think about Durand Middle School, I think about the students and staff. Without them, we have an empty building. Our staff comes from a variety of backgrounds. Some had other careers before they went into teaching, some grew up in the Detroit area, and some went to Durand, but they are all here for your child. Each of their experiences in life brings something to who they are today and how they run their classrooms. Just like our students, every single one of them are different and our focus is providing each of the students with an education that meets their needs.
 
Our focus is the whole child-making sure that students are receiving everything they need to develop into functional members of society. At Durand Middle School, we focus on their social-emotional development as well as their academics. We have a school counselor, school wellness counselor, special education social worker, and school nurse to support our efforts in meeting their social emotional needs. Students have the opportunity to work with our behavior coordinator to get skills they need to solve problems or stay focused in class. They also have the opportunity to use our sensory room if they need a break or to blow off some steam for a few minutes.
All of our teachers focus on creating classrooms that support students. We use Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) to make sure that all students can achieve socially, emotionally, and academically. We also use data to determine where a student is functioning and find ways to challenge them.
 
At DMS, the students and staff make this place unique. Together, we are RAILROADERS!

News & Announcements

Instructional Plan for Fall 2020

We have been working on different instructional models for this coming fall and the attached survey will help us narrow our focus. I am planning on a full return to school, which starts on August 20, 2020. (Full Calendar will be finalized in the next few days) However, we know that we have to be ready for multiple models of instruction up to and including full online instruction, depending on how things unfold in Lansing and with the virus itself. Please click on this link to complete our survey. https://forms.gle/aiqT7EhGo2ZGJKPc8 We are attempting to meet the needs for all of our families and we need your input to guide our decision making and planning. This is very important and will only take a few minutes. The survey will be open until next week Friday, June 12. (Open the link to read the full letter)

Schools Closed Remainder Of The Year

Today, Governor Whitmer issued Executive Order 2020-35 which closes school facilities for the remainder of this school year unless the Governor indicates it is safe to open and/or restrictions are lifted. (Please click the link to read the full letter)