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Denair Middle School Mission Statement

Denair Middle School provides a comprehensive student-centered program dedicated to motivate and educate students to become productive, effective life-long learners and leaders as they grow and develop appropriate interactions with other members of society.


School Site Council


Our next school site council meeting is Thursday, February 18th at 5:00pm. Please join us in the DMS Library to hear what is happening at our school and what is it store for the future.

President's Day


Happy Monday! This week is a short week for DMS. In observation of President's Day, there won't be school on Thursday, February 11th, Friday, February 12th, and Monday, February 15th. If you have any questions please contact the office.




A Class Act! 10 Questions for Patricia Guillen

Patricia GuillenName: Patricia Guillen

Family: Husband, Guillermo; daughters, Alexis and Marissa

School: Denair Middle School

Subject taught: 6th Grade

Experience and education: 12 years teaching experience. BA from California State University, Stanislaus

Why most inspires you about teaching? Student success is my greatest inspiration. Those “aha” moments from students and the pride and confidence that comes with that learning are what keeps me in this profession.

What are your biggest challenges as a teacher? My biggest challenge is having the sufficient time to collaborate with all teachers at my campus, not just my grade level.

What is your favorite teaching tool or activity? Student group discussions are my favorite activity. Listening to their discourse as they engage in designing a plan to solve a problem. Great learning happens when students are exploring new ideas among themselves.

How has Common Core affected your classroom strategy? Common Core has allowed increased opportunities for student creativity and self-discovery. For example, students utilize a variety of strategies or visuals to demonstrate their learning and mastery of a math concept.

What do you want your students to remember? I would like for my students to remember our class motto: “We can only get better!” Regardless of where life may take them, they should always strive to improve. Challenges are not a barrier, but a learning opportunity.

How can parents support what you do? Parents can support their children by having them read at home on a daily basis and provide them a place to do their homework. This will help reinforce their learning at school. Continue reading “A Class Act! 10 Questions for Patricia Guillen” »

Free After-School Snack and Supper Program Begins Monday

CafeLogoA free after-school food program for any child 18 and under will be unveiled Monday by the

Denair Unified School District

. Children do not have to attend Denair schools to participate and there is no income or other eligibility restrictions.

“Just show up and we’ll feed you a delicious, nutritional meal,” said Billy Reid, Denair’s food services director.

The program will be offered from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Denair Middle School cafeteria. The menu will change daily, Reid said, and will be different from what is available at lunchtime.

Reid describes it as a “supper and snack” program because for some children, it may serve as the heartiest meal before bedtime. Main courses will include hamburgers, burritos, pizza and chicken nuggets. Fresh fruit and vegetables will be available. Refreshments will include juice and milk.

The food is paid for through a grant from the Federal Child and Adult Care Food Program targeting at-risk youth. Reid emphasized, however, that anyone under 18 from the surrounding community is welcome to participate. He has room for up to 600 children and expects 100 or more to take advantage Monday when hamburgers, vegetables and fruit will be served.

The grant requires an enrichment activity be shared with children and their parents, and Reid said there will be flyers and other items available emphasizing the importance of good nutrition.

The after-school program is separate from the free breakfasts already served each morning, Reid said. About 100 Denair students participate in that program, but there is room for more, he said.

For more information about the after-school program, call (209) 632-7514, ext. 1243. You can download a flyer for the Supper Program here.

Teacher Academic Assistance

Please view our teacher's availability to support students before or after school. These are drop in hours, any subject specific tutoring will need to be arranged with the teachers.

Denair Middle School Hours

The DMS office is open from 7:30 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. Please don't hesitate to stop by if you have any questions! Thanks!



Meetings with the Principal

Sign up now for a Friday meeting with the Principal. If you have any suggestions, ideas, concerns or just want to meet and speak with Mr. Manley please sign up for a Friday meeting.



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Nondiscrimination Statement - Denair Unified School District prohibits unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying of any student based on the student's actual race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression; the perception of one or more of such characteristics; or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.
El Distrito Unificado de Denair prohíbe la discriminación ilegal, el acoso, la intimidación y el acoso de cualquier estudiante en base a la raza del estudiante color, ascendencia, origen nacional, grupo étnico, edad, religión, estado civil o situación de los padres , discapacidad física o mental, el sexo, la orientación sexual, expresión sexual, identidad de género , la percepción de una o más de estas características, o asociación con una persona o grupo con una o más de estas características reales o percibidas.
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