Welcome to Dakota Meadows Middle School

Principal Carman Strahan
It is my privilege to serve the students, staff, parents and community members of District 77. Dakota Meadows Middle School (DMMS) is one of two middle level schools serving Mankato's 7th and 8th grade students. We currently have 560 students and 90 staff members. Each grade level is organized into two teams or small learning communities. This allows students and staff to connect and develop a personalized learning approach. Our curriculum is organized into core areas, exploratory and elective courses. We have an eight period day with 45 minute class periods. Our students and staff begin their day with a 27 minute homeroom/advisory period. This program supports our goal of providing an adult advocate for every student, an emphasis on reading and literacy, community building and student-led conferences. At DMMS, we embrace the fundamental principles of the middle school philosophy. We understand young people undergo rapid and profound changes between the ages of 10-15 years. We see this as our mission to create and maintain a system developmentally responsive to the needs of all learners. This, however, cannot be successfully accomplished without a partnership among school, home and community. Please feel free to contact us at DMMS for more details regarding our school and/or approach to teaching middle level students. Our office staff is here to serve you from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. You may reach us at 507-387-5077.

Contact: Carmen Strahan