News and Announcements

Donation/Payment to Play

Dear DMS Community,

Thank you for your support of the DMS Athletic program. Our sports program relies soley on your generous contributions, of which we are very much thankful for. Please know that your financial contribution is not a requirement for your student's participation in the DMS Athletic program.

We have been made aware of an auto-announcement from our new system that indicated non-paying participants would not be eligible to participate in their respective sport. Please know that this is not the case; payment is not a requirement for participation. We recognize that there are financial concerns for some of our DMS families and would like to encourage these families enter the code given to bypass the donation. Registration will not be completed until the code is entered and submitted. The student/athlete will not be able to participate because we will not have their emergency contact information or the consent on file if the registration is not complete. 

We have been asked how the donation money is allocated. Here is a general breakdown of some expenses...

  • Maintaining Uniforms
  • Equipment- cones, soccer balls, basketballs, volleyballs, net system, scorebooks, wrestling mats, flip charts, pennies, benches, shot puts, rakes, disci, high jump- mats, poles, standards, starting blocks, hurdles, a cage, chalk, tape measures, equipment bags, pumps
  • Paint to line the fields
  • First Aid
  • League Fees
  • Referees 
  • Timing System (track and x-country)
  • Coaching Fees

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hestiate to contact Ms. Heidi Rawson ( or Ms. Keri Owen (, Athletic Directors at Dartmouth Middle School.