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Battle of the Books

Students read books selected from a list provided by the state BOB committee. They compete against students from other schools by answering questions related to the books they have read. Students prepare for the competition by reading and studying the books and answering questions related to those books. If you love to read, this is the club for you! For a current list of books, click HERE.  

Beta Club
To promote the ideals of academic achievement, character, service, and leadership among elementary and secondary school students.
ACHIEVEMENT – Recognizing and honoring high academic achievement
CHARACTER – Preparing young people for life and empowering them to be successful
LEADERSHIP – Developing the leaders of tomorrow
SERVICE – Demonstrating our motto: Let Us Lead by Serving Others
Membership is open by invitation only to students who maintain A/B Honor Roll and who receive Teacher Recommendation. Membership can be revoked if these conditions are not met after initiation.



Middle School Forensics is a wonderful extra curricular activity for students in the sixth, seventh, and eighth grade. It gives students the opportunity to develop their speaking abilities and have fun! Categories are numerous and students can perform in groups or individually. The DBMS Forensic Team competes with other middle schools in Cumberland County.

What to expect: 

Practices will be twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday from 2:45-4:00. During this time students will have the opportunity to practice one-on-one with a coach. Students should also practice at least 40 minutes a week on their own time at home.

Attire for Competition: 

Boys are expected to wear dress pants and a nice shirt.

Girls are expected to wear dress pants and a blouse or a skirt and appropriate top.

Note: If you are going to miss a tournament, you must tell one of the coaches at least one week in advance. When you look at the schedule, if you notice a conflict, let us know as soon as possible.

2019-2020 Forensics schedule:

Yearly Activities:

Four Tournaments are held throughout the year leading up to Regional and State competition for those who qualify.  The four preliminary competitions are:


Fall Festival:  Wednesday, November 6, 2019 (Cancelled)

Mini-Tournament:  Wednesday, December 4, 2019

District Tournament:  Friday, January 24, 2020

County Tournament:  Saturday, March 7, 2020


For information contact: Forensic Coach Ms. Simbahan

Assistant Coach Mrs. Bethune


Student Government Association
The Student Government Association (SGA) is a student organization dedicated to social and organizational activities of the student body. SGA officers are elected using the democratic process of campaigning and voting. Each year a President, Vice President, Secretary, and Historian are elected. Additionally, homeroom delegates are chosen to represent each grade level. Some of SGA’s activities include sponsoring Homecoming Week, school dances, food drives, Staff Appreciation activities, and other service projects. For questions or comments contact the faculty advisor Mr. McDaniel at

Published by Kristy Sartain on January 22, 2020