- Congrats Alyssa Bryant!
Congratulations to seventh grader Alyssa Bryant. She’s the winner of this year’s Cobb County Middle School District Writing Fair! Her winning entry is entitled “Forgotten Savior.” Alyssa will be honored at a reception next week at Campbell Middle School.
- Duty-Free Lunch Volunteers
We can’t wait to treat our favorite Durham teachers to a Duty-Free Lunch this Wednesday. Parents, if spending the lunch hour with 1100 amazing middle-schoolers is your jam, have we got an opportunity for you! Sign up here to help keep an eye on the kids while teachers enjoy a quiet meal outside the Wildcat Cafe. Thank you for helping us show our appreciation for all they do!
- Biscuits & FroYo Return!
Please stop the petitions, the pleading, the wailing and the whining. This week, Wednesday morning chicken biscuits are BACK!!! That’s right. Go see your favorite PTSA mamas right outside the Wildcat Cafe and buy yours for $3, ‘cats. Froyo Friday is back this week, too. Does middle school get any better than this? Remember, proceeds benefit… well… YOU!
- The 5 Ws
WHEW! Testing is over.
WOW! Students did a great job staying focused.
WOOHOO! There’s one month left in the school year!
WHA? In a short time, our 8th graders will be high schoolers, 7th graders will be the ones dominating the Wildcat Den, and our 6th graders will welcome a whole new class of Wildcat Cubs to take their place.
4th quarter progress reports will be posted online Friday. Make good behavior choices and good grades for the homestretch so you can…
WIN it, Wildcats! No matter whether you’re feeling nostalgic about or anxious for the end of the school year:
- 8th Grade Dance Is Around the Corner
Eighth graders are looking forward to heading down the rabbit hole for their very last PTSA dance. Wonderland is waiting! Parents, please consider helping decorate, serve, clean-up, etc. Check out the volunteer sign up here. We could also use some help with the drinks. Please consider donating some sodas to the cause. Click here to sign up.
You can download the permission slip here:
- Hoya Challenge Night – Rising 9th Graders
Rising 9th grade Harrison students planning to take Honors or AP classes are invited to Hoya Challenge Night. It’s next Monday, April 23rd, at 6pm. The evening will provide info and an opportunity to visit with teachers to hear specifics about expectations for advanced content classes, study tips, and summer preparation ideas.
- Thank you, Jessica Mirth <3
Our PTSA President Jessica Mirth has been chosen as Volunteer of the Year for Durham. Her service was celebrated at a luncheon hosted by the Cobb Schools Foundation last week. The most precious gift we have to offer is our time and she’s generously given hours and hours to our school and our kids. Thank you, Jessica, for your big contribution and your big heart!
- Congrats for Two Amazing Wildcats
It should rank right up there with challenges like holding your breath while climbing Mount Everest, algebraic geometry and folding fitted sheets: Choosing the employees of the year at Durham. There are SO MANY worthy candidates, but the task is done. Please join us in celebrating 2018-19 Teacher of the Year, Jamie Stahler, and Classified Employee of the Year, Anna Abdulahi, a member of our fine custodial staff. If you have not met these two, know this: Your children have to look no further for wonderful examples of kindness, hard work and dedication. We’ve witnessed the love both these ladies have poured into Durham and Wildcats love them right back!
- DMS 8th Grader Headed for Reflections Nationals
What a week for Durham eighth grader Maren Settle! Last Sunday, her fantastic 3D visual art piece, Journey to Success, was chosen as the first place winner at the Georgia PTA Reflections Ceremony at the Woodruff Arts Center. Maren’s work was selected from hundreds of entries statewide. It’s based on Reflection’s 2017-18 theme, “Within Reach.” After taking the state medal, Maren now moves on to the national level of competition. National winners will be announced May 1st. We can’t wait to find out what happens next!
The 2018-19 Reflections theme is “Heroes Around Me.” Visual art, photography, literature, music composition, dance and film production entries will be due next fall. Plan your masterpiece today!
- 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.