The step team is designed to teach students the art of stepping in a synchronized fashion and promote self-esteem. The team performs for school and community functions to promote school spirit. Please see Ms. McKenzie or Dr. Givens for more information.

    Future Florida Educators of America (FFEA)
    This club is for students who are interested in a career in education.  Please see Ms. Gori for more information.

    Our yearbook club is responsible for creating our annual yearbook, they always do a great job!  See Ms. Severance or Ms. McKenzie for more information.

    National Junior Honor Society (NJHS)
    Students with a 3.5 GPA come together to perform community service. This is the pinnacle organization on campus. Please see Mrs. Garrett for more information.

    Youth Crime Watch
    Information coming soon.

    Just Say No
    This group of students is committed to “saying no” to drugs and alcohol and spreading news about their harmful effects on your body.  See Ms. Rachel for more information.

    Mentoring Tomorrow’s Leaders (MTL)

    • Mentoring Tomorrow’s Leaders is an intergenerational peer-mentoring program that employs early intervention strategies and culturally responsive methods to increase middle school students’ high school readiness.
    • The mission of MTL is to provide a dropout prevention, educational re-engagement, and student leadership program that operates according to five pillars to increase graduation rates, college admissions, and scholarships. The five pillars are Academic Achievement, Mentoring, Family Involvement, Community Support, and Incentives.
    • MTL students are provided with enrichment activities, book study, and rewards for positive behavior.  Additionally, they participate in a variety of workshops and retreats to assist in developing as leaders and to improve the Mentees academics and behavior.

    See Mrs. Livingston for more information.

    After School Band Session

    Students at DBMS who are currently taking a Band class have the opportunity to work and practice with Mr. Curtis on their instruments in the band room every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday after school from 2:45-3:45PM unless otherwise stated. Transportation must be provided by parents/guardians for anyone that’s a bus rider and a Walk Home Permission Form must be on file with Mr. Curtis for anyone that walks home after school.

    School is Cool

    School is Cool is a grant-funded program in which the Urban League of Broward County (ULBC) partners with Big Brother, Big Sister to provide support to students and their families to achieve success in the areas of attendance, behavior, and course work. Students are taught life skills, go on many exciting field trips, hear from inspiring guest speakers, receive monthly incentives, and case management services. See Mr. Atwood for more information on eligibility.


    KIDS AND THE POWER OF WORK, a program of the National Child Labor Committee is a national network of  business and elementary/middle school partnerships which introduces students to career awareness through professionally developed lessons taught by business volunteers in the classroom. In addition, students make one visit to the workplace to participate in hands-on activities.  KAPOW® lays a foundation for young students, introducing them to work related concepts and experiences that can be continually reinforced throughout the formative years.

    Debate is a high-school course that we offer to a selected number of our eighth-grade students.  In this class, students learn effective communication and debate skills, which are put to the test in a district-wide debate competition.