- 3rd Quarter Honor Roll
Third quarter report cards will be posted (online only) this Wednesday. Parents, click on the “Report Card” tab in ParentVUE to see final grades, conduct scores and any teacher comments.
Another epic PTSA Honor Roll Celebration is planned for Thursday! We’ve ordered up sunshine, music, ice cream and lots of yard games like cornhole and giant Jenga. If you’re an A/B student with S’s in conduct, we’ll see you there!
We’re looking for parent volunteers to help make sure the kids have a blast. Please sign-up here if you can help!
- Get Your Olympic T-Shirt Today!
Olympic t-shirts are on sale online right now! If you have a rookie Olympic athlete this year, know the kids say these $7 shirts are a MUST BUY. The competition is FIERCE and students want to represent their countries! The Durham Olympics is school-wide fun held every May. All students are assigned a country and compete in athletic or academic events. The kids wear their shirts all week, so buy two or gear up for another Olympic event: Nightly laundry =). Click the button to order and pay online. Shirts will be delivered to homerooms. Your child may also order in the cafeteria starting Thursday morning — cash or checks made payable to Durham PTSA.
If you’d like to help sell t-shirts, you may sign up here. Thank you!
- Last Chance – Yearbooks
The best souvenir of the school year is a $45 Durham yearbook, but buy one now or you’ll miss out! Yearbooks are only available online and only until the end of this month. IF there are any extras, they’ll be $60 in May!
- Durham Students Will “Be The Change”
Durham’s Chain of Kindness is so long, it’s making its way around the Wildcat Cafe! Last Wednesday, we began our “be. the. change.” campaign, in honor of those killed at Florida’s Stoneman-Douglas High School. Our students have added their acts of kindness to the chain daily and are committed to making a difference in our community.
- 7th & 8th Grade Orchestra Rocks!
Congratulations to 7th and 8th grade Durham Orchestra students for earning straight Superior ratings in their Large Group Performance Evaluations (LGPEs) last week! Wow! Good luck to our Durham Band students whose LGPE performances are this Wednesday and Thursday. We know you’ll do us proud! Go ‘cats!
- 8th Grade Dance Gearing Up
“Every adventure requires a first step.”
-the Cheshire Cat
PTSA’s eighth grade dance will have a new theme this year: Alice in Wonderland. We are so excited to see what our Dance Committee dreams up for the kids! (We’re sorta famous for FABULOUS.) If you’d like to join our parent volunteers in planning and decorating, please come to our first meeting this Wednesday at 9:30 in the PTSA room. Sign in at the office and the staff will point the way.
The dance will be at school Friday evening, May 4th.
- Reflections State Winner!
We are proud to share that a Durham artist has placed at the state-level of PTA’s Reflections art program. 8th grader Maren Settle’s piece, entitled Journey to Success (pictured), is a winner in the 3D Visual Art category. She is headed to the state awards ceremony, soon. Maren, you are one wildly talented Wildcat!
- Mrs. Stahler: TotM!
If a loud, infectious, fabulous laugh echoes down the seventh grade hall, kids immediately know it’s the March Teacher of the Month, Mrs. Stahler. They adore her and it’s no secret why: She loves teaching Reading and she loves our Wildcats! Mrs. Stahler, thank you for being (the one and only) you!
Cobb County School District calls on students and teachers to captivate and motivate their communities by entering KiDtalk and TeacherTalk. It’s an annual video contest that provides a platform to share groundbreaking ideas. This year’s theme is “I’m inspired….” Click here to find out more and to see 2017 winning videos. Entries are due April 13th. Wouldn’t you love to see a Wildcat win?
- 2018-19 PTSA Officers
PTSA’s Nominating Committee was approved at our last General Meeting: Dr. Patricia Alford, Sharon Ellis, Margo Estes, Nicole Farthing, Carrie Fountain, Addie Outlaw, and Laurie Young. The group is now searching for volunteers to serve as 2018-19 PTSA officers. If you’d like to know more about the responsibilities of office, e-mail us! Nomination forms are due to the front office by March 30th.