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Wrestling Team Wins States!

Good morning Seahawk Nation,

We hope you all enjoyed the extended weekend.  Congratulations to DMA Wrestling who secured their first state championship by defeating three time state champions Caravel. Let this team serve as the blueprint of success.  Incredible coaching staff led by Head Coach LA Collier, senior leadership led by Tyler August, Drew Simpson, Danny Williams, Alyssa Mahan, Matt Avery and Erick Malmgren.  This team truly was together.  No egos, no drama, just hard working young men (and woman), who’s mission was to win a title and that is exactly what they did.  Cadets, we say it repeatedly – persistency, teamwork, discipline and a will to win will take you far in life.  We are all very proud of what this team has accomplished!  All the best in Conference and States!

Here is what has been happening around the DMA campus:

  • Last Friday we held assemblies. We did them a little different this semester. We did an all-boys assembly and an all-girls assembly. Reason being, we are experiencing some immaturity with our boys. Intentional damage in the heads, inappropriate drawings on the partitions, etc… just nonsense that is costly to fix and declasses what DMA represents.  We know it is a very small group that chooses to make these bad decisions, but we also know cadets know who is doing this and we want to get rid of that element here at DMA.  They simply do not belong here. As for the girls, they are having a banner year and we shared how proud we are of the success they are having.
  • The parade Field renovation is well underway! We have the base laid and should be laying the turf down in early March. Once the light poles are delivered and installed, we will pour the synthetic track. We would love for this project to be completed before the spring season is over. We will keep you updated on the progress!
  • The DMA Twenty Year Gala is May 20th at the Chase Center on the Riverfront! We are in the process of finalizing the invite and website to register. We have an amazing evening planned that you will not want to miss! We hope you can join us to recognize and celebrate our twentieth year of education in the First State.  More to come very soon!
  • From the Yearbook Staff: We have some important dates to keep in mind
  • Wednesday, (3/1) will close the window to purchase Senior Baby Ads for the yearbook; For those families still wanting to do this, please be mindful of this deadline that is fast approaching.
  • Thursday, (3/16) will be Club photos and the Senior Class photo. These are always important photos for cadets and the last photos prior to the main book deadline for our publisher. Please mark this date on your calendar to be sure you do not have any scheduling conflicts.
  • Thursday, (3/16) will also be the final price increase for the 2023 yearbook; After this date yearbooks will be sold online until 4/30 at the full purchase price. Head to and enter our school code #16925 to order your book today to take advantage of the discounted price available.
  • Sports report:
    • The 17th Annual DMA Golf outing is now open to register! Please visit to sign up!
    • The Boys Basketball team defeated Charter School of Wilmington 67-60.
    • The Girls Basketball team defeated Charter School of Wilmington (34-33), Red Lion (48-44) and MOT Charter (64-36).
    • Congratulations to Sara Davis, Karina Gendron, Katelyn Kohan, Giada MacNamara, Madison Maynerich, Jillian Schuler, Madison Sturmfels, Colin Beaman, Adrian DiMaio, Maxwell Hillegas, Ryan Mahoney, and Thomas Plant who qualified for the DIAA Swimming State Championship this weekend.
    • Congratulations to the Ice Hockey team who finished the season 13-3 to earn the 2ndseed heading into the playoffs. The playoffs will begin March 2nd.
  • 2nd marking period honor roll certificates: If you/your cadet earned the distinction of honor roll for the 2nd marking period, you are eligible for a free personalized certificate! Please visit the following link: to sign up to have a certificate printed.  Certificates will only be printed for cadets who order them through the linked Google Form.  Please email Mrs. Tocyloski with any questions.
  • AP Exam Dates: AP Exams are quickly approaching for cadets enrolled in an AP course. Please check the school calendar and your College Board account to confirm the date/time for upcoming exams. Please refrain from scheduling appointments/events that conflict with exams.  Be sure to pay attention to the timing of events, as cadets must sit for the exams in their entirety.  Cadets will not be permitted to leave early for any reason, so please make arrangements with coaches, work, or other commitments ahead of time.
  • FREE CUSTOMIZED SAT/PSAT Practice: Cadets are able to link their College Board (the people who make the SAT/PSAT) and Khan Academy accounts! Linking the accounts will allow cadets to access a custom SAT/PSAT study plan that is based on their most recent assessment performance. Please visit the following website for directions on how to link your accounts:
  • Spring Exams: The SAT School Day assessment with essay for junior cadets is March 22nd. All juniors are required to participate in this assessment. There is no cost for this SAT exam and cadets will not need to register or sign up for this administration.  If a cadet wishes to take the SAT any additional time outside of this School Day administration, they will have to register through their College Board account.  DMA does not host other SAT administrations. The PSAT 10 will also be administered at DMA for 10th grade cadets on April 19th.  All 10th grade cadets are required to participate in this assessment.  Additional information will be distributed, as we get closer to the test administrations.

We hope you have a great week and please reach out if we can assist in any way!


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