Aug 07, 2015  · It’s rare to hear anyone say they loved middle school. Have fun, dream big, and make good choices. 10 Truths Middle Schoolers Should Know. Developmental Designs for Middle School (DDMS) is used throughout the Middle School to promote social, emotional, and academic growth. Because student success at this age relies on a blend of good relationships, social skills, and engagement with learning, the practices inherent in DDMS…