- AHS Jr. Bucs Wrestling
Registration is open for Allatoona’s Jr. Bucs Wrestling. The program is open to boys in kindergarten through eighth grade. Click here to find out more information.
- PTSA Membership Drive
We’re approaching halftime in our October membership drive. THANK YOU to those of you who came off the sidelines and onto the field for our kids! If everyone joined the team, we’d make every goal this year! We have so many wonderful Durham families. Please join our PTSA and be a part of the AWESOME going on around here. Pancake Palooza is coming up for the classes with the most PTSA members. The all-you-can-eat breakfast feast is cooked and served by our administration. Don’t let your student miss the fun. CLICK HERE and join PTSA today.
- Sparkles Night
Get ready to roll, Wildcats! Durham Night at Sparkles is this Friday from 6 to 10pm. The skating center on McCollum Pkwy. in Kennesaw generously donates a part of its proceeds this night to our Durham Foundation. Skate rental and a game of laser tag is $6; $12 for skating and unlimited laser tag. There are food and drink specials, too. Grab some friends and come have some fun at the rink!
- School Bus Safety Week
This third week of October is a time when parents, students, teachers, motorists and bus drivers across the country join forces to address the importance of school bus safety. Cobb County school bus drivers make more than 84,000 stops every day. Please be mindful of their flashing lights, stop arms and precious cargo. This week would be a great time to let your driver know he or she is appreciated.
- Red Ribbon Week
Red Ribbon Week is five days of fun designed to make kids stop and think about a very serious decision: Saying “no” to drugs. Check out the dress up days listed in our calendar. Students are using this year’s theme to decorate homeroom doors to be judged by our counselors on Friday. They’ve also decorated and signed pledge cards, vowing to grow up safe, healthy and drug-free. We are proud of our Wildcats! We encourage our fellow Durham families to use this week to have open and honest conversations about the dangers of drug abuse and the rewards of making healthy life choices!
- Magnet School Info
As of today, applications for Cobb County magnet high schools are available online. Prospective Student Nights for 8th graders are:
Oct. 5, 6:30pm – Campbell
Oct. 6, 7:30pm – Pebblebrook @ Cobb County Civic Center Anderson Theatre
Oct. 10, 6:30pm – Kennesaw Mtn.
Oct. 12, 7pm – South Cobb Oct. 24, 6:30pm – North Cobb
Oct. 26, 6pm – Wheeler
Click here for more info, or ask our Durham counselors.
- Box Top Time!
It’s Box Top time! We hope you’ve been saving those little Box Tops for Education. Each one is worth 10-cents for our school! We have awesome volunteers who will trim, count, and send them in. They really add up! Just put yours in a baggie labeled with your student’s name and homeroom. Prizes go to the classes who bring in the most! Students may drop them in our red and yellow collection boxes, located on every hallway, or drop them in the front office. THANK YOU!
- Conference Week is Here
Parents, if you signed up for a meeting, please be on time so conferences stay on schedule. Students will be dismissed at 1:30pm every day — short days for the kids, but long days for teachers. PTSA volunteers will cover the cafeteria so they may enjoy a duty-free meal Monday and Tuesday. Our Hospitality Committee will provide them light lunches or snacks all week. If you’d like to help, you may sign up here. Thank you!
- Be Your Kid’s Biggest Fan
Welcome back, Wildcats! Students have been working hard since day one and earned their Fall Break! But now’s the time they really dig in. It’s the last week of the quarter and we’re all looking toward conferences to make sure everyone’s on track for a winning school year. We hope you’ll take a time out and join Durham PTSA. We’re kicking off our fall membership drive today. If you haven’t joined the team yet, our students need you! Sadly, less than 1/4 of Durham families are PTSA members. Our school can do better! We’re planning a quarterly honor roll celebration for later this month, Fun Friday this week, school dances later in the year (free to members). ALL our students, parents and teachers benefit from PTSA, so please be a part. You do not need to volunteer, just buy a membership! We’ll reward homerooms with the most members, so join now and so your student can join in the fun!
Click the football to go to our membership page where you can join our roster online. Family and individual memberships are available. Please choose the one that fits your budget. PTA membership is tax deductible!
- Chick-fil-a Wednesdays!
The wait is over. That’s right. Chick-fil-A chicken biscuits go on sale THIS WEDNESDAY and EVERY WEDNESDAY until the cows come home. Or we sell out, whichever comes first. Get your hot, fresh chicken biscuit right outside the Wildcat Cafe for $3. Proceeds benefit your PTSA!