• 6th Grade Dance Info

    Durham Middle School 6th Grade Dance is coming up soon. The dance will take place on Friday, March 8th in the cafeteria immediately after school. The theme for this year is “Glow Back to the 80s.

    6th Grade Dance Flyer & Permission Form
    Click on link to view/print flyer & permission form

    As always, we need parents’ help to make it happen! Please look at the Sign Ups to volunteer for help with the dance:


    Or donate drinks:


  • How Would You Improve Your School & Community?

    YMCA & Tom Mathis Sr. Council, PTA “Togetherhood Project” Contest

    Northwest YMCA

    In 100 words or less, please tell us about ONE idea that you have to make your school and community a better place. Use a separate form to neatly write or type your idea. Included why you feel this project would really benefit your school and community. Included additional information to help convince us that your idea is the best one. Once you have completed your submission, staple this form to the front and submit it to your school’s PTA. One student will be selected to have their project come to life. Think big!!

    All applications must be submitted, in hard-copy form, to your front office by February 28th. No applications will be accepted after this date. If you have any questions, please email April Morrell at tommathispta@gmail.com

    Togetherhood Project Contest Submission Form
    Click Above Link for PDF form
  • Ready, Set, READ!

    The Durham Media Center, in conjunction with the Cobb County Public Library System, challenges students to read at least 20 minutes each day of the mid-winter break for a total of 160 minutes. Accept Mrs. Baker’s Challenge in Biblionasium, or log your reading minutes on paper. For all the details, as well as for links to digital books and audiobooks, visit the Durham Media Center website!

  • Be.The.Change Campaign is Coming Up Feb. 26- March 1!

    Sponsored by the Durham Leadership Program.  
    This is a week dedicated to the promotion of kindness, compassion, and encouragement.  The following events will take place:

    The week before – 2/11-2/15:  
    Write down favorite quotes or sayings about kindness, compassion, or encouragement.  Turn them in to the counseling suite.  You might  win a prize!

    2/26 Tuesday – 
    Before Homeroom, look for DLP members in your grade level hallways.  Ask them for a Random Acts of Kindness challenge card.  Complete the challenge!
    2/27 Wednesday- 

    Go check out the restroom mirrors!  You guys rock!

    2/28 Thursday- 
    Get your red shirt ready to wear tomorrow

    3/1 Friday-   
    Wear RED to show support for the be.the.change campaign!  Keep the kindness going!

  • The 7th Grade Dance Was Totally Freaky (In a Good Way!)

    The “Freaky Friday” dance was a huge hit for the Durham 7th grade class. Thank you to everyone involved in planning the event, as well as the many volunteers who helped pull it off!

  • Durham 8th Grade Band Parents:

    Get in tune with what’s happening at Allatoona High School!  We’d love the opportunity to share the amazing things going on with  Buccaneer Bands. Thinking about marching? Find out how to get in step with the award-winning Marching Buccaneers. Concert Band more your style? We’ll help you get warmed up to take the high school stage! Send your email address to bucbandinfo@gmail.com to receive information designed just for middle school musicians. Help your student make an informed decision about high school electives. Sign-up for info now!

  • Reality U Results Are In!

    The results are in from Reality U. Here’s what some of the 8th graders had to say:

    Reality U Results

    This year’s Reality U was a big success! A huge shout out to all the volunteers who made it possible. Thanks a million

  • We’ll Miss You, Miss Ann!

    The PTSA and all of Durham would like to wish congratulations and good luck to Ann Hudgins as she embarks on a new position with the district office. Ann has been a beloved fixture in the Durham front office since the school opened. It won’t be the same without her!

  • Do You Have a High School Senior?

    Consider applying for the JoAnn Taylor Scholarship, 2018-19.
    Sponsored by the Tom Mathis Sr. Council PTA.
    Check out this link for more information.

    Consider applying for the JoAnn Taylor Scholarship, 2018-19.
    Sponsored by the Tom Mathis Sr. Council PTA.
    Check out this link for more information.

  • Durham PTSA greatly values our Business Partners!

    Durham PTSA greatly values our Business Partners! Please support them whenever possible as thanks for contributing to your student’s time at DMS!
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