Principal Welcome

We are excited to welcome you to our Middle School! 

Our goal is for students in grades 7-8 to feel welcomed and have the opportunity to explore multiple subjects and academic topics throughout the year.

 We hope you are looking forward to the fresh start of a new year. We certainly look forward to smiling students returning to our halls, classrooms, and cafeteria very soon!

With Wildcat Pride,

Mrs. McCauley

Ms. Alissa Kaltreider

Assistant Principal

Mr. Scott Mahorney

Dean of Students

Mr. Jake Winemiller


Teams: Legacy, Voyager, and Invictus

Mrs. Jennifer Rebert


Teams: Ambition, Phoenix, and Velocity

Ms. Kelly Heisey


Teams: Synergy, Endeavor, Excel, & Inspiration

DAMS Welcome Video.mp4


With the help of the DAMS PBIS team, all students will be rewarded for following the Wildcat Way! 

Student rewards can include:

PBIS DAMS Behavior Matrix-Lifetouch

Middle School Teams

R.I.S.E. Period

New this year, all DAMS students will have a R.I.S.E. period 4 days per cycle.  R.I.S.E. stands for Relationships, Intervention, Social-Emotional, Enrichment.  Students will be able to receive academic support/enrichment, build a sense of community and belonging, and more.  It is not a class, it’s an opportunity – and we are very excited about the possibilities!  More details will be shared in the coming weeks. 

Dallastown Area School District is proud to implement our CARES initiative through all levels of our students' academic journey. Through CARES we can help students become Compassionate, Accountable, Respectful, Ethical, and Service-Minded members of the Dallastown community. During our school year students will be encouraged to show these qualities in their daily routines. Together we will show that a community that cares, follows the Wildcat Way. 

A community that CARES follows the Wildcat Way!

Student Handbooks

To view the Student/Guardian Handbook for Dallastown Area Middle School please visit https://sites.google.com/dallastown.net/dasdhandbook/grades-7-8

Car Rider Information

Parents who would like for their students to be car riders should follow the route outlined in yellow areas on the above map. On a regularly scheduled school day, students are required to be in the building and in homeroom by 7:35 each morning and are dismissed at 2:50 every afternoon. 

Secondary Campus Bus Line Up

Please visit Skyward to find pick up and drop off times for your student. The above picture illustrates where our busses will line up for dismissal. Students will be dismissed at 2:50 on regularly scheduled school days.

Attendance Procedures

If your student is going to miss school whether it be due to illness, family emergency, or a preplanned trip please be sure to report it on Skyward. For step by step instructions on how to do this please visit https://ms.dallastown.net/attendance. Any attendance questions can be directed to Mrs. Knaub at bridget.knaub@dallastown.net or by calling 717.244.4021x2501.

Join us for our  Open House!

Please join us on August 16th from 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm for our open house. This is a great opportunity for students to walk the halls and find their classrooms before the first day of school. Teachers will not be available for this event, but administrators and counselors will be present to greet you!

Meet the Teacher Night

Join us for the Dallastown Area Middle School Meet the Teacher Night! 

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Fall Picture Day! 

Dallastown Area Middle School will host fall pictures on: 

Wednesday, September 6, 2023

 (Make-Up Date October 18, 2023)

Dallastown Cat Packs “Down and Dirty” - The Remix!

The Dallastown Cat Packs program supports students across the district with food and other items during times when school is not in session (ex: weekends, long breaks).  As a Non-Profit Organization, Cat Packs relies on food and monetary donations from the community, as well as one large fundraiser each year, in order to provide weekly "Cat Packs" for Dallastown families in need.  In the past, the Down & Dirty event took place in the spring, however, in an effort to involve as many students and staff as possible, Cat Pack's biggest fundraiser, Down & Dirty, has been moved to September!  Such a good thing, we couldn't wait until Spring!


Join family and friends on Saturday, September 23rd for this fun event where teams of five compete in twelve muddy, wet, and silly challenges. All proceeds from this event will benefit Dallastown Cat Packs and allow them to continue their mission of making sure that no child in our District goes without food and other necessary items when school is not in session.  Gather your team and register quickly, as there are a limited number of slots available for teams for this fun and muddy day.  Registration is complete when teams have completed all forms and submitted payment. Get creative!  There will be awards for the best costumes!  


Want to be involved in this great community event, without the mud?  Many volunteers are needed to make this event successful.  Please see the links below for adult and student volunteers.  All volunteers may also participate (volunteers will be given priority when selecting their event time).  Please see the FAQ link for more event information.  


Dallastown Cat Packs is super excited for "Volume 2" of this event, and looks forward to a day full of fun for our Dallastown Community for a great cause!