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Welcome Back

Welcome to the 2021-2022 year for Dickerson Chorus! We are so excited to be back in the chorus room and ready for an amazing year of singing and learning and fun!

Click the Handbook tab and Supplies tab for the information we’re going over in class this first week – grading, supplies, uniforms, and the calendar.

All students are required to complete the Chorus Handbook Contract with their parents, linked here and via the QR code below:

Welcome Back, Dickerson Chorus Family!

It’s going to be an amazing year, and I am so excited to kick things off this week! CTLS Learn is now going to now be the one-stop-shop for most information as well as live class sessions and independent learning time sessions, so make sure you familiarize yourself with this new platform, and ask if you have questions.

The chorus website will still be used for chorus announcements, documents, and future information about events, uniforms, and Show Choir.

Remember that these teaching and learning circumstances are new for us all. Patience and flexibility will help everyone have a fantastic singing year no matter what!

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“See” you in class soon, students!

Eighth Grade Chorus: Please Read!

Eighth Grade Chorus,

Wow. It’s the last Friday of the school year, and your last Friday as eighth graders. It was soo wonderful seeing all of you on our final Zoom a little while ago.

Take a moment and check out the virtual chorus yearbook here if you haven’t already. You guys have written about some great memories, and I’ve been posting lots of photos and videos from this year, so it’s definitely worth a look!

You can now officially join the Dickerson Chorus Alumni Remind–it’s just for former DMS Chorus students! I send a few messages during the school year about special Dickerson Chorus events or performances. I love seeing alum!

Text: @dmsalumni to the number: 81010

I am still accepting 6th grade chorus letters!!! The letters you’ve dropped off & emailed are awesome, and we need lots more! The hope is for every single 6th grader chorister to have his/her own unique letter to keep.

Make a cool letter/note on your computer, add graphics and colors and cool fonts, and then just email it to me! I’ll print it out in color for next year 🙂 You can email it to me anytime–I just need them before school starts.

Finally, I’ve got GREAT news regarding Eighth Grade Trip refunds. Checks are currently being signed and will be mailed out next week! Thank you so very much for your patience during this crazy time with this. Our travel agent, CCSD, Mr. Hill, and myself worked hard to secure as much returned as possible.

A little bit about the refund specifics… Trip bags, shirt, and hoodie were purchased prior to trip cancellation and have been disseminated to students. We received full refunds from most trip vendors, and majority back minus nonrefundable deposits from a few vendors. Each student/chaperone will receive $479.98, about 70% back!

On a final, more sentimental note…

Eighth Grade Chorus,

Thank you for allowing me to share in this journey with you. It truly has been a pleasure. Music is powerful. The memories we have made together will forever connect us, though our time together as this group has come to an end. Congratulations on finishing middle school, and I wish every single one of you the utmost happiness and success and wonderful things to come. I will miss you very much. Now go forth and be amazing young adults! 

-Ms. Guerra

May 8 Update: Tutoring, Pick-Up Next Week, Final Fri-HEYYY Zoom

Happy Friday and Happy Virtual Field Day!


 Sight-Reading Tutoring

Monday, May 11 will be the final day for sight-reading tutoring. If you want some final guided practice or if I’ve given you feedback on an example requesting you sign up, click here to sign up for a 15-minute slot.

Pick-Up at DMS Next Week

Hopefully everyone’s seen Mr. Hill’s communication about pick-up May 13-15 at DMS. In a nutshell…

6th and 7th Grade: You don’t need to pick anything up from chorus!

8th Grade: I have stuff for every single chorus 8th grader! Stop by the chorus room to pick up your things, including trip shirts for those students. The chorus room will be open for pick-up May 13 from 11-3PM, and Thursday from 12-3PM. You should have already emailed me if you cannot stop by the room during any of those times.

Show Choir: I have stuff for you and you have stuff for me! You must return the school-owned portions of your uniform in order to get your t-shirt. Stop by the chorus room to return your items and get your shirt (everyone has one!) The chorus room will be open for pick-up May 13 from 11-3PM, and Thursday from 12-3PM. You should have already emailed me if you cannot stop by the room during any of those times.


Final Fri-HEYYY Social Zoom of the Year

This will be the closest we can do to a final “hang” before school ends, so let’s get as many people on the Zoom as possible! Hope to see you there! Details and links are below.

LAST Sixth Grade Chorus Fri-HEYYY
May 15, 2020 @ 11:00 AM 

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 713 2785 8122
Password: dmssings


LAST Seventh Grade Chorus Fri-HEYYY
May 15, 2020 @ 12:00 PM

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 729 5602 3577
Password: dmssings


LAST Eighth Grade Chorus Fri-HEYYY
May 15, 2020 @ 1:00 PM 

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 737 5185 0075
Password: dmssings