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Mr. Williams- Principal

It is my distinct pleasure to serve as the principal of Dutchman Creek, Rock Hill School District’s newest middle school.  I am excited about building a foundation for our facility and working to create a dynamic learning organization.

  • 803-985-1700
starting middle school is a big step
Starting Middle School is a BIG STEP!!

It means you’re getting older.

It’s okay to feel…

Excited- There are many great opportunities to look forward to!
  • Nervous- Starting middle school can be a little scary. Don’t worry… lots of other students will feel nervous as well!


  • Sad- It can be hard if you aren’t in the same classes with your friends. You will have opportunities to make new friends in middle school.
how is dutchman creek different
How is Dutchman Creek Different?




DCMS is different

from elementary school.

You will have. . .

a busier schedule
A Busier Schedule

You will have 7 classes per day

*Math *Science *Language Arts

*Social Studies *Enrichment

*PE/Health *Elective(s)

Elective Choices

*Band (year-long) *Chorus (year-long)

*Orchestra (year-long)

*Home Arts *Art

*Spanish *French *Careers and Tech.

*Computer Technology *Piano

a typical day at dcms
A Typical Day at DCMS
  • Homebase
    • Attendance/Announcements
  • Class Changes
    • Walking through the halls (3-minutes)
  • Core Classes
    • 60 minutes
    • Math, Science, English, Social Studies
  • Lunch
    • 30 minutes
  • Electives
    • 45 minutes (x2)
  • Enrichment
    • 42 minutes (x1)
what is enrichment
What is Enrichment?
  • More Opportunities for Direct Instruction
  • Gifted and Talented Instruction
  • Remediation/Additional Academic Assistance
  • To meet new people
  • To develop new skills and interests
  • To explore your goals for the future
more choices you can take part in extracurricular activities such as
More ChoicesYou can take part in extracurricular activities such as….

*Law Enforcement Club *Step Team

*Yearbook *Girl Scouts *Book Club Club

*Student Council *Chorus, Band, or Orchestra

Some groups may go on field trips to interesting places

course selection sheets
Course Selection Sheets
  • Soon you and your child will be choosing his/her classes for 6th grade. The course selection sheet looks like…..
  • You will receive your schedule in the mail approximately 1 week before school begins.
  • You will have opportunities to visit the campus prior to the first day of school.
more independence
More Independence
  • Sit anywhere in the cafeteria and have more food choices
  • Have 3-4 minutes between classes
  • Friends +/-
  • Keep belongings in a locker
keep your locker neat
Keep your Locker Neat

A messy locker can slow you down and make you late for class. Stopping to talk to your friends at your locker can, too. Try to keep your conversations brief.

what can fit into a locker
What can fit into a locker?

Home away

from home



standard code of dress
Standard Code of Dress
  • Shirts: Any solid colored polo or collared shirt (shirts should not have logos, stripes, etc.)
  • Pants/Shorts/Skirts: Navy, black, or khaki
  • Belts
  • Shoes
now lets meet some 6 th graders
Now Lets Meet Some 6th Graders
  • Phoenix Brice
  • John David Collins
  • Claire Robinson
  • Emily Baker
  • John David Rinehart
  • Pierce Tucker
dress down days
Dress Down Days
  • Students will have opportunities to dress down.
use your agenda
Use Your Agenda-
  • It helps you stay on track. Take it to every class. Write all homework, meetings or practices in it. It also has a calendar and your hall passport inside.
be sure you understand your assignments
Be Sure You Understand Your Assignments

If you have questions… ask!

Other students may have the same questions.

transportation information
DCMS will open at 7:45 a.m.

Students will begin to transition to their homebase at 8:20 a.m.

Class begins at 8:30 a.m.

Car-riders should enter/exit via the Mt. Gallant Road entrance.

The Car pool lane is behind the school. Parents should enter/exit via the Museum Road entrance.

Bus-riders should enter/exit via the Museum Road entrance.

Feel free to contact the Transportation Complex at 980-2022 if you have questions.

Transportation Information
our students
Our Students
  • See and hear from our own students about the transition to middle school.
contact information
Contact Information
  • Please check the school web page or contact us if you have any questions as your child makes this transition to middle school.