Dolphin Notes

Dear Dana Families and Friends:
Welcome to R. H. Dana Middle School a National Forum Schools to Watch designated school and a California Distinguished School. Dana is a wonderful place for students to learn and to grow. Please use our website to find links to school schedules, teacher websites and emails, school athletics and more. We have also posted the school calendar for the year which identifies all vacation periods.

Go Dolphins!

Mrs. Aileen Harbeck and Mr. Blake Silvers

Latest News

Dear Dana Families and Friends:

Early Dismissal

1:45 Dismissal all week 4/22-4/25


Thursday, April 24. Contact your student’s homeroom teacher if you are not sure about your appointment time.

8th Grade Updates

**Panorama orders will still be accepted on Tuesday, April 22. Bring orders to Mrs. Ory in the library by 3:00.

**DC trip meeting – The last mandatory student trip meeting is this Thursday, April 24, 8:00 in the MPR. Don’t miss out; we will have a slide show and a surprise! Later that night (during Student Led Conferences) Mrs. Ory will be in the MPR to answer your trip questions.

**Healthy Snack orders will be due to Mrs. Ory on Wednesday, April 23. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to raise money for your child’s promotion activities. In the first week of May we will send out Disney trip and gown payment information.  


Attention all current 6th and 7th grade parents and students: 

Join the 

at Dana Middle School this summer for their Summer Camp  2014! 

Currently enrolling returning Dana Middle School students and incoming 6th graders for our summer sessions. Join us for

  • Local and amusement park fields trips!
  • Theme days!
  • Fun activities!
  • Contests! 
  • Academic skill building classes!
  • Guest presentations!!
  • And much MORE!!
Contact Program Coordinator Becky Arguello at 310-600-1367 or for more details. 

Pick up a registration form TODAY at Dana Middle School's front office before or after school, or online HERE.


Permit and Registration Information
Residents can register their child at R.H. Dana Middle School between 9:00am and 3:00 pm.
5504 W. 135th Street
Hawthorne, CA 90250.

Permit applications can be picked up at the Wiseburn School District Office.
13530 Aviation Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA. 90250

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, April 9, and Thursday, April 10
Looking for some fun…music…laughs? 
How to Eat Like a Child…and Other Lessons In Not being a Grownup is coming to the Dana MPR. Performances are from 7:00-8:00pm. 
Tickets are available in the Dana Library, $5 adult, $3 child under 16. 

    This Friday, April 4 students will report with their bedding and bag to the Dana MPR at 7:00 am
Early dismissal and Spring Break Dates

  • Friday April 11th 1:45 dismissal**This is a change to our school calendar
  • Monday 4/14/14 - Monday 4/21/14
  • We return to school Tuesday 4/22
  • Tuesday 4/22-Friday 4/25 1:45 dismissal

Check out our "Weekly Bulletin and Upcoming Events" section for more information and event flyers. 
Forgotten Items: Lunches, assignments, binders, jackets are brought to the office to be delivered to students. Unfortunately, these deliveries disrupt classes and take personnel away from their office duties. In order to streamline the process, we will have a ‘Drop-off Table’ in our front office. Any items dropped off for students can be put on this table for students to pick up at recess or lunch time. We will keep a notepad and pens on the table so that parents/guardians can label any items they leave.

  • Students please remember to cross at the bricks before and after school.
  • Students, please write your full name, homeroom, and quantity for lunch money in an envelope with black or blue ink. Please write legibly and seal your envelopes.
  • Students are not allowed to go on the field or behind the backstops during morning recess. The blacktop is the boundary. 
  • No candy, including  pixie sticks and lollipops, are allowed on campus. You will be directed to throw them away when seen with them.

Richard Henry Dana Middle School
A National Middle School to Watch
A California Distinguished School
5504 West 135th Street, Hawthorne, CA 90250 
(310) 725-4700