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  • A Note From Carey Whitman

    Just a few reminders about CCSD medication at school policies:

    Any, and all, medication(s) require a CCSD authorization form.  If your student carries their own medication, it requires a form. If your student keeps medication in the school clinic, it requires a form. All authorization forms, for any scenario, can be found on the CCSD website, the Durham website, in the school clinic, and I can email/fax it to you any time. Handwritten notes from home are not acceptable. Please let me know if you have any questions.

    If your student carries ANY medication, please be sure it is labeled with their name. Especially emergency medication like EpiPen’s and rescue inhalers! The medication should be kept with the appropriate authorization form.

    No loose mystery pills in baggies, please! All medication must be in its original container/box (with its appropriate authorization form).

    Thank you very much for assisting us with keeping all Durham students, and staff, safe. Your support is greatly appreciated!

  • The 7th Grade Dance is Friday, February 8

    PTSA needs help from our amazing parents as we get ready for a truly “Freaky Friday.”

    We’ll need plenty of help setting up and decorating for the dance, and will also need volunteers to run the event. Please visit the SignUp Genius to claim your spot!
     Can’t make those opportunities? Consider signing up to send in drink donations.
  • The 2nd Quarter Honor Roll Celebration’s Going to Be Magical

    The honor roll celebration is this Thursday, January 17. Hard-working Wildcats get to take a break from the academics and be treated to a magic show! 

    6th grade- 1:00-1:34
    7th grade- 1:55-2:27
    8th grade- 2:50-3:20
  • All Durham Parents are Invited to attend an Important Town Hall Meeting:

    Town Hall Meeting:
    Keeping Families Safe –
    THC, Marijuana, & Driving Stoned: What We Don’t Know Can Hurt Us


    Wednesday, January 16, 2019
    7:00pm – 9:00pm
    NorthStar Church Kennesaw, Georgia
    3413 Blue Springs Road Cobb County

    This Town Hall Meeting concerns:
    • The threat that marijuana (THC) impaired driving poses to public safety
    • Panelists discussing what is myth and what is fact regarding marijuana impairment
    • Highlighting the practices of other states that are successfully addressing this issue
    • What we can do to help prevent marijuana-impaired fatalities and injuries in Georgia by improved our understanding, data collection and reporting

    Your Presence and Input are Vital! Data from Georgia motor vehicle crash reports is significantly lacking on marijuana related DUI and fatality statistics, but prevalence information from states with more robust tracking leaves no doubt that many Georgians have lost and are losing loved ones because of marijuana – perhaps without even knowing it.
    Facilitator–Gregg Raduka, Ph.D., LPC, ICPS – Executive Director/CEO, Let’s Be Clear GA
    Panelists – • Matt Myers, President, 7 Arrow Enterprises – National Expert on Impaired Driving • A parent who lost their child to marijuana because of an auto accident • Representative from GA AAA (American Automobile Association) (invited) • Representative from GA MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) (invited)

    For more information please email Dr. Gregg Raduka at admin@clearga.org or call him at (678) 506-1572.

    Let’s Be Clear Georgia is a partnership of over 450+ private and public agencies, employers, and individuals engaging in best practices and policies to prevent marijuana abuse in our state.

  • Football-loving Wildcats

    Don’t forget to stop by the school store to vote for the  football team you think will win each playoff game, all the way up to the Super Bowl! All names from the winning teams will be entered into a weekly drawing to win a school store credit.

  • Keep clipping those Box Tops

    We have a drive coming up the week of February 11. The last day to send them in is February 15, and the top 3 students from each grade will get a prize! Turn them in at the black box by the PTSA kiosk in a labeled baggie.

  • Harrison Lady Hoyas Elite Spring Basketball Clinics

    Begin March 3rd.
    To register, visit www.hhshoyasports.com

    Contact Coach Lenahan with any questions at
    Steven.Lenahan@cobbk12.org
  • No More Keychain Tags at Publix
    You know the little keychain tag you scan every time you visit Publix to benefit Durham? Well, as of August 1, that’s a thing of the past. However, Publix has made it easier than ever for shoppers to send a portion of purchases to the school of their choice! See directions below for quick set-up!

    *Note — this must be done on desktop/laptop, NOT a mobile phone*

    – First, visit the Publix web site, www.publix.com
    – Then, in the upper left hand corner click “Log in.” If you do not already have an account, click “Sign Up” on the next page.
    – Go to “My Account”
    – At the bottom of the page under “My Publix Partner”, click “Select a School.” Type in Durham Middle School PTSA – Acworth, GA. Then, click “Select.”
    That’s it! Now, whenever you shop at Publix all you have to do is enter the phone number you used during registration on the keypad when checking out, and a portion will be donated directly to Durham PTSA! Thank you for your support!
  • Volunteer Corner:

    Want to lend your time and talents to Durham? Check out the following Signup Genius links for more information on when/where to volunteer:
    Fun Fridays
    Scoliosis Screenings
    School Store
    Conference Week
    FroYo Fridays
    Duty-Free Lunch
    Chicken Biscuit Sales

    Friendly reminder to our valued volunteers:
    We totally understand that sometimes life gets in the way. So, if you ever can’t make it to a shift please remove yourself from the Signup Genius, or contact your committee head.

  • Don’t Forget Your Chick-fil-A Punch Card!

    Are you tired of trying to locate $3 in spare change for those beloved Wednesday morning biscuits? Purchase a Punch Card for $30! Cards will be punched one time per biscuit for a total of 10 biscuits. Cash or checks can be made payable to Durham Middle School PTSA

    Please place your cash or check (along with a printed copy of the order form found on the PTSA web site) in the PTSA lockbox located next to the cafeteria.

    Please note that biscuits are still first come, first served. Purchasing the card does not guarantee you a biscuit. Biscuit sales will begin October 3. Punch cards must be used this school year.