January 26th Update

January 26th Update
Posted on 01/26/2024
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Check out your student’s semester one report card 

You can access a digital copy of your student’s report card by following the directions at this link

Important information regarding course offerings for SY24/25 at Dana

Mr. Bosselman sent a letter to the community on Jan 25, 2024 outlining the adjustments in course offerings at Dana MS for next year. These adjustments are based on budget reductions and declining enrollment which leads to the need to reduce teachers at the school site. The current student schedule for SY 23/24 was planned with 682 students, and our projected enrollment for next year is 643. You can read more details in Mr. Bosselman’s letter at this link

Principal’s Council at Dana Middle School

Principal Bosselman and Associate Principal Simon are seeking students interested in joining the Principal’s Council. The Principal’s Council is a group of students who meet regularly with the Principal and Associate Principal to discuss student life at Dana Middle School. This council is a voluntary group and is open to any student who is interested in taking part. The Principal’s Council is a space for students to engage in direct dialogue with the administration about school decisions and to have a voice in the decision-making process. 

At the February assembly, we will announce the start of the Principal’s Council and will seek volunteers from the student body. The composition of the Principal’s Council should be representative of the entire student body. If you know students who are interested, please have them complete the form at the assembly, or they can complete this google form declaring their interest. Parents/Guardians and staff members may recommend a student for the council by completing the form as well. 

Dana Yearbooks

2023-24 yearbooks are now available for pre-order. Reserve yours now for $30. Online only. Find it on the Dana Website.  https://sdusd.schoolcashonline.com/Fee/Details/17417/312/False/True

School Dance and Expectations

The Valentine Dance is scheduled from 12:45 - 2:15 pm on Thursday, February 8. With any school function at Dana Middle School, students need to maintain adequate citizenship in order to qualify. As mentioned in the student handbook, all students may participate in school events unless they have 2 or more U’s (unsatisfactory). If a student receives 2 or more U’s in citizenship, they will not be eligible to participate in the school event for that grading period. Students do have the opportunity to improve their citizenship every 6-week grade period. 

Social-Emotional Learning at Dana in January 

January’s Life Skill of the Month is Self-Regulation


Dana Counselors will be visiting classrooms this month to present lessons on self-regulation, managing emotions, handling stress, coping skills, and relaxation techniques. 

We encourage parents to have conversations with their child about these topicscheck out the Parent Connection!  Ask your child about the counseling lessons. Here are some follow-up reflective questions you can use at home:

● What emotion is the most difficult for you to cope with?

● How does your physical body respond when you experience this emotion?

● What are some strategies you can use to cope?


SDCOE and Rady Children’s Hospital Webinar Series

Attend one or ALL! 

Time for all dates is 5:30 - 6:30 pm

Topics that will be covered: 

  • Jan. 24: Social Media’s Impact on Youth Mental Health
  • Feb. 2: Mental Health 101: Everything Parents Need to Know to Support Youth at Home
  • March 13: From Darkness to Light: A Parent’s Guide to Recognizing and Responding to Youth Depression
  • April 24: Cultivating School-Life Balance to Support Academic Success
  • May 15: When Anxiety Attacks: How You Can Help

View the flyer, link below, for more information.


Dana’s Next Spirit Day: February 9th

Dana's next spirit day will be Western Day on Friday, February 9th. 

At lunch, ASB will host a variety of fun activities such as ring toss, pin the tail on the donkey, and horse racing (not actual horses). Dress for the theme to show your school spirit:  

  • cowboy hat
  • boots 
  • flannels 
  • blue jeans
  • handkerchief
  • no ropes, lassos, or toy guns

Middle School Athletics Spring Registrations Now Open

SDUSD Middle School Athletics will now be offering cheer and wrestling this spring season along with flag football. 

Wrestling will be offered as a cluster with middle school students representing the high school within their middle school cluster. More information to follow.

Cheer will support flag football and wrestling events.  Uniforms and pompoms are provided by SDUSD Middle School Athletics.


Spring registration is now open and accepting signups.

MSA Wrestling Registration - Spring

MSA Flag Football/Cheer Registration - Spring


MSA Sport Registration

Upcoming Dates in the next month 

Feb 1 - Principals’ Coffee at 9:00 a.m. Topics are Social Emotional Learning, Budget, and Student Schedule for  School Year 2024/25

Feb 8 - Valentine’s Day Dance at 12:45 - 2:15 p.m.

Feb 9 - Spirit Day - Western Day

Feb 13 - FoDaC meeting at 6:00 p.m. at Correia Middle

Feb 28 - School Site Council (SSC) Meeting at 3:00 p.m.

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