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Spring Fundraiser April 2nd

Attention all Jr. Oiler Families

You are invited to an Awesome 80’s Dance Party!

Join us to raise funds for Dwyer!

Have fun dancing, playing Laser Tag, Arcades and Bowling

Thursday, April 2nd  from 4 - 7 pm at FUZION

Richard Blade is the celebrity D.J.

There will be a photo booth for a free family photo

25% of all food sales will be donated back to Dwyer

Order your Pizza ahead of time and get a reserved seat

Pre-paid food and gaming packages give you great savings, and. . .

Dwyer gets 25% !!!  (packages will not be available at the event)

Forms to order packages are available on-line or in the Dwyer office.

There will be a Raffle with great prizes and a Silent Auction!

Got Donations??

We are gladly accepting donations for the Silent Auction.

Donation forms are also available in the Dwyer office or on-line.

Community Sponsors???

Would your business or family like to be a sponsor? There are different levels to contribute, and

1250 students and their families will thank you with website, school site and event recognition.

Sponsorship forms are available in the Dwyer office or on-line.

Any Questions please call or email your DMS family “fun”draiser chairs

Paula Cargasacchi                                                Lisa Kemmerer

949-500-4024                                                       714-655-9710


Make sure you RSVP at  Hope to see you there!

Dwyer Spirit Gear Orders

Dwyer Soccer Registration form

Boys & Girls Soccer

Registration Form

Please click on the following link to register for Soccer

Dwyer Classroom Supply Wish List

Shop Online Through Ziggedy and Support Your Kids at Dwyer!

The holidays are fast approaching and we wanted to take this opportunity to remind you of our fundraising partner, ZIGGEDY. 
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Principal's Message:


Welcome to to Dwyer Middle School, home of the Jr. Oilers! Dwyer Middle School is a 6th through 8th grade school which serves the coastal Huntington Beach community. We have four main feeder Elementary Schools which include SeaCliff, Smith, Peterson and Perry Elementary. We vary in enrollment from 1250 to 1275 students each year. Most of our students will then attend Huntington Beach High School. Dwyer prides itself on the many academic and extra curricular opportunities that enrich your student's education. My best advice to you as a prospective Dwyer student and family; get involved! Join PTSA, join a sport, join a club, try something you've never tried before! Your Middle School experience might determine the classes you take in High School, the friendships you make and especially how rewarding your experience at Dwyer can be.

This year, the Dwyer PTSA and student leadership team represented by ASB and NJHS rolled out the red carpet for our parents and students at our back-to-school registration.  Our volunteers greeted new and returning students with smiles, reassurance and enthusiasm. Even though we experienced one of the warmest days of the summer, the lines moved very quickly and we were ready with Kona Shaved Ice to enjoy as students got their pictures taken.

 With successful programs Dwyer ensures students will have every opportunity to succeed and be rewarded for their hard work. Dwyer students reduced the number of D&F letter grades by nearly 1,000 over the course of our intervention program's implementation, and a record number of students are earning honor roll.

Dwyer is continually looking for ways to reach students and connect them to the wonderful things we can offer. Part of doing well at school is feeling good about coming to school to do your best. Dwyer is leading the way when it comes to preventing bullying at school. Dwyer starts the process with multiple discipline and Anti-Bullying assemblies for all grade levels. We use a progressive discipline policy supported by Outreach Counseling, a School Psychologist, Huntington Beach Police School Resource Officer and our highly trained staff to address both bullies and students who are bullied. Students are encouraged to use our Safe-to-Speak link and Text-to-Tip anonymous reporting options to advocate for themselves and others. Our top priority is to make sure students are safe and can do their best at school each and every day.

This year Dwyer is spending the majority of our staff development to prepare both our curriculum and instruction to meet the Common Core State Standards. The next couple of years will be a very exciting time here at Dwyer and the state of California. Dwyer is on the cutting edge of technology in our classrooms and preparing our students for success at the next stage of their education and lives. 

This is going to be the best year Dwyer has ever had and it’s thanks to the amazing support we receive from our Dwyer families. To find out how to support your student’s success sign up to become a member of PTSA and join us at our monthly meetings. The more you know the better your Dwyer Middle School experience will be. Go Jr Oilers!!!


Dr. Morgan Smith


Friday Announcements
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Posted by: Sarah Ellis
Published: 2/27/15

Announcements from Friday 2-27-15



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Published: 2/27/15

Talent Show Auditions
The Talent Show is coming up on Friday, April 3rd.  If you would like to audition to be a part of the talent show, please print out the attached form, complete it, and turn it in to Mrs. Ellis in room C104 by Friday, March 6th.  Audition... Continue
Posted by: Sarah Ellis
Published: 2/27/15

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Published: 9/12/14

Struggling Students
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General School Calendar

Today: 3/1/15

Safe to Speak


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Text to Tip 657-215-0050

Dwyer's hotline to report incidents or concerns that happen at school. Call or text 657-215-0050

Online Absence Reporting


Dwyer Twitter

New Birthday Policy

Balloons are no longer allowed on campus. You can now celebrate your student's birthday by sending a message on the school marquee. Click on the image below to see how to set it up.


Ziggedy Online Shopping - Earns $$$ for Dwyer

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