DMS wins state Momentum Award

Staff report

Delta Middle School has been recognized as a 2017 Momentum Award recipient by the Ohio Department of Education.

It is the second time the school has received the honor.

The Momentum Award is presented by the State Board of Education, and recognizes districts and schools for exceeding expectations in student growth for the year. Schools must earn straight A’s on all Value-Added measures of their state report card. The school or district must have at least two Value-Added subgroups of students, which includes gifted, lowest 20 percent in achievement, and students with disabilities.

“I can’t express enough how proud I am of the tremendous amount of effort our students, staff, and parents put forth each day which have directly contributed to earning the Ohio Department of Education Momentum Award,” said Principal Douglas Ford.

He said the academic environment at Delta Middle School is high-paced, and the staff constantly challenges students to grow both academically and socially.

“The ‘buy in’ by our students, staff, and parents into our curriculum and programs has been exceptional, directly contributing to the academic and social gains of our students and subsequently earning the Momentum Award,” Ford said.

Superintendent Dr. Ted Haselman stated, “I commend the hard work of the students, staff, and parents at DMS. Their dedication can be seen daily in their work. The entire Pike-Delta-York Local School District continues to make strides towards excellence.”

For more information on PDY’s latest state report card, visit and read Dr. Haselman’s community letter from September 2017.

Staff report