Please accept our sincerest apologies for any confusion regarding the start time of the 7th/8th grade open house. Normally, PTSA and administration work seamlessly to provide accurate information to students and families, but there was confusion this time. We will take steps in the future to prevent this from happening again.
- Stock up at the School Store
Does your student miss his zipper binder of yesteryear? Is she (somehow) already running low on mechanical pencils? The school store has these items and more to make every Wildcat’s school day easier. Don’t forget to stop by for popular locker items, like shelves, dry erase boards and magnetic mirrors!
The store is open daily from 8:45 to 9:15 a.m
- Nominations Now Being Accepted for Durham School Council Members
1 parent/guardian of a Durham student
1 parent who is also a businessperson
Please complete the nomination form
and return it via email or in person to the school
by Friday, August 31, 2018.
*Elections will be held in the first week of September*
What is School Council?
School Council is an advisory body, which provides advice and recommendations to the school principal, and when appropriate, the Cobb County Board of Education and local school superintendent on any matter related to student achievement and school improvement. Durham’s School Council meets 6 times each year on Wednesdays at 8 AM.
2018-19 School Council Meeting Dates
September 12, 2018
October 24, 2018
November date TBD
January 16, 2019
March 27, 2019
May 1, 2019
- Fun Friday Volunteers for August 24 Needed!
Wanna see your student in his/her natural habitat? Volunteer for Fun Friday! We especially need people for the 7th and 8th grade time slots on August 24, but other opportunities remain.
Please visit the Signup Genius to see what’s available.
- Magnet Program Meeting
- Publix Keytag
You know the little keychain tag you scan every time you visit Publix? 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!
- Reading Bowl Meeting August 23rd
The Durham Media Center is recruiting members for this year’s Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl team. HRRB is a game format competition between schools testing students’ knowledge of the books nominated for this year’s Georgia Children’s Book Award. An informational meeting will be held this Thursday, August 23rd at 8:15 a.m. in the media center for students interested in learning more.
- STARS Club Observation Night
The Kennesaw Mountain High School STARS club is hosting an observation night, and Durham students are invited to attend. The group is hosting up to 10 Wildcats to visit the on-campus observatory on September 9th, from 9 – 10 pm.
During event they will be using the school observatory to look at the moon, Jupiter, Saturn, and Mars. They will also teach basic celestial navigation with the hope of establishing a long-term education outreach program.
If you have a child who is interested in space and astronomy, this is a great opportunity! Check out this sign-up link to RSVP! If you have any questions please contact the KMHS astronomy teacher, Mr. Alexander at Berkil.firstname.lastname@example.org
- Fun Friday Volunteers Needed!
Fun Friday has kicked off, and we need plenty of volunteers to help with this weekly event. Please visit the Signup Genius to see what’s available.
Times for each grade level are:
6th grade – 12:35-1 p.m.
7th grade – 1:20-1:45 p.m.
8th grade – 2:05-2:30 p.m.
- Hoya Youth Basketball Clinics Registering Now!
8th Annual Harrison Fall Basketball Clinics
For Girls in Grades 1-8
Every Sunday from 3:00-5:00
All skill levels welcome!
Players from all districts welcome!
Begins August 12th and Ends October 21st
Visit the EventBrite Link to Register
Boys in grades 1st thru 8th
When: Sunday afternoons 1:00-3:00
August 5th-October 14th
We will take Sundays Sept. 23rd & 30th off as many are out of town to begin Fall Break.
Where: Harrison High School, Kennesaw GA
Cost: $175 total for all sessions.
There is a $25 discount for each sibling. Just type in FAMILY as the discount code.
All participants will receive a Hoya Basketball T-Shirt
Visit the EventBrite Link to register