Dallas Middle School will hold an orientation program for newly registered middle school students and families from 9:30-11 a.m. on Thursday. Guidance counselors and the principal will meet with students and families in the library to overview key information about the middle school. Tours of the building will take place after the meeting. New student registrations are accepted daily. District building offices are open daily 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The first day of school is Aug. 29. Participants, from left, first row: Dr. Thomas Duffy, principal; Shelly Maransky, secretary; Lynn Wilson, secretary; Raelene Daring, guidance counselor; and Michael Shevock, guidance counselor.