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District announces Back-To-School Open House dates

All Deer Lakes students and parents are encouraged to attend their school's Back-To-School Open House in order to prepare for the 2019-20 school year. Deer Lakes will hold Open Houses from 6-8 p.m. on the following dates:  High School: Thursday, Sept. 5; Middle School: Thursday, Sept. 12; East Union - Session 1: Wednesday, Sept. 18; East Union - Session 2: Thursday, Sept. 19; and Curtisville: Thursday, Sept. 26.  More +

Deer Lakes middle school students excel in mock trial at La Roche College

The team of Tira Waksmonski, Benny Manchini, Nick Braun, Bryce Robson, Michael Butler, Jessica Sullivan and Madison Friess recently won their case as the plaintiffs in a mock trial competition at La Roche College. More +

District announces 2019-2020 school district calendar

It's never too early to get a bead on next school year.  To help you do that, Deer Lakes has released its 2019-2020 school calendar overview.  Classes for the 2019-2020 school year will begin on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019 and next school year is scheduled to end on Thursday, June 4, 2020.   More +

Deer Lakes announces school climate surveys

Deer Lakes is participating in the Pennsylvania School Climate surveys provided by The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE).  The surveys ask questions to various constituencies about their school’s climate and measures four main domains, including: Social/Emotional Learning, Student Support, High Expectations/Academic Rigor & Challenge and Safe and Respectful School Climate. More +

Deer Lakes awarded $35,000 grant for computer science training

Deer Lakes School District was one of 16 Allegheny County education entities, including charter schools, to be awarded a $35,000 portion of $560,000 targeted grants provided through Gov. Tom Wolf’s PAsmart initiative. More +

Our Mission:

The Deer Lakes Middle School is committed to providing ongoing, comprehensive educational and social opportunities within a safe and caring environment.  The administration, teachers, staff, parents/guardians, and students are dedicated to working in partnership with the community and support services to meet the diverse needs of middle school students.  We believe that this partnership will enable students to reach their full potential as responsible and productive students in an ever changing technological and multicultural society.

Contact Deer Lakes MS

17 East Union Road
Cheswick, PA 15024
Phone: 724.265.5310
Attendance Line: Option 1
Fax: 724.265.3711
Hours of Operation
Summer Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 
7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

School Hours:

Monday - Friday:
7:45 a.m. - 2:33 p.m.

Quick Contacts

Secretary: Marie Dennis
E: mdennis@deerlakes.net
P: 724.265.5310 Ext. 3623

Principal: David Campos
E: dcampos@deerlakes.net
P: 724.265.5310 Ext. 3621
Twitter: @DLMSPrincipal 
 
Asst. Principal: Samantha Abate
E: sabate@deerlakes.net
P: 724.265.5310 Ext. 3622

School Counselor: Jackie Jaros
P: 724.265.5310 Ext. 3670

Middle School Nurse: Kayla Himes
E: khimes@deerlakes.net
P: 724.265.5310 Ext. 3681

Middle School Directory

Upcoming Events

August School Board Agenda Meeting

The school board meets on the second (agenda meeting) and third (voting meeting) Tuesday of each month, unless otherwise indicated.

Exceptions are in July, when no meetings are scheduled and December, which always has just one meeting so the school board can reorganize and make new assignments and responsibilities.  All Deer Lakes school board meetings begin at 7 p.m. and are held in the high school library, unless otherwise indicated.

January 8 – Agenda Meeting; January 15 – Voting Meeting
February 12 – Agenda Meeting; February 19 – Voting Meeting
March 12 – Agenda Meeting; March 19 – Voting Meeting
April 9 – Agenda Meeting; April 16 – Voting Meeting
May 14 – Agenda Meeting; May 21 – Voting Meeting
June 11 – Agenda Meeting; June 18 – Voting Meeting
July – No Meeting
August 13 – Agenda Meeting; August 20 – Voting Meeting
September 10 – Agenda Meeting; September 17 – Voting Meeting
October 8 – Agenda Meeting; October 15 – Voting Meeting
November 12 – Agenda Meeting; November 19 – Voting Meeting
December 3 – School Board Reorganization Meeting
Tue Aug 13 2019

August School Board Voting Meeting

The school board meets on the second (agenda meeting) and third (voting meeting) Tuesday of each month, unless otherwise indicated.

Exceptions are in July, when no meetings are scheduled and December, which always has just one meeting so the school board can reorganize and make new assignments and responsibilities.  All Deer Lakes school board meetings begin at 7 p.m. and are held in the high school library, unless otherwise indicated.

January 8 – Agenda Meeting; January 15 – Voting Meeting
February 12 – Agenda Meeting; February 19 – Voting Meeting
March 12 – Agenda Meeting; March 19 – Voting Meeting
April 9 – Agenda Meeting; April 16 – Voting Meeting
May 14 – Agenda Meeting; May 21 – Voting Meeting
June 11 – Agenda Meeting; June 18 – Voting Meeting
July – No Meeting
August 13 – Agenda Meeting; August 20 – Voting Meeting
September 10 – Agenda Meeting; September 17 – Voting Meeting
October 8 – Agenda Meeting; October 15 – Voting Meeting
November 12 – Agenda Meeting; November 19 – Voting Meeting
December 3 – School Board Reorganization Meeting
Tue Aug 20 2019
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