• A Note About Testing From Dr. Alford:

    Dear Durham Families, 
    As you know, Milestones testing is approaching.  All students in grades 6 -8 will be assessed through the End of Grade (EOG) assessments in English Language Arts and Mathematics, and 8th graders will also be assessed in Science and Social Studies.  The Milestones are the primary component of the state’s accountability system, College and Career Ready PerformanceIndex (CCRPI). The purpose of these assessments is to measure how well students have mastered the state- adopted content standards.  The majority of each assessment will include selected response items (multiple choice); however, constructed response (short answer) and extended response (essay) questions will be included in the English Language Arts and Mathematics sections.Individual student reports for all students and content areas are expected to arrive during the summer.   Your students have been well-prepared.   

    This year, all students will be tested online, which has been mandated by the state.  This requires some creative scheduling, so the test schedule is more spread out than in previous years.  I wanted to provide you with the dates for each assessment for your planning purposes.  In order to facilitate online testing, students will test at different times throughout the day –  both morning and afternoon sessions.  At Durham, we will rotate groups so that students do not always test at the same time each day (ie. if you test in the afternoon one day, you’ll get a morning session on another day).   If a student is absent,

    makeups are required.  Please help us by ensuring your child is present for the full school day on any dates his/her grade level is testing.   

    6th Grade:
    Wed., April 24 – ELA Section 1
    Thurs., April 25 – ELA Sections 2&3
    Mon., May 6 – Math Section 1
    Tue., May 7 – Math Section 2 

    7th Grade: 
    Wed., April 17 – ELA Section 1
    Thurs., April 18 – ELA Sections 2&3
    Thurs., May 2 – Math Section 1
    Fri., May 3 – Math Section 28th Grade:
    Mon., April 15 – ELA Section 1
    Tue., April 16 – ELA Sections 2&3
    Mon., April 22 – Math Section 1
    Tue., April 23 – Math Section 2
    Mon., April 29 – Social Studies Sections 1&2
    Tue., April 30 – Science Sections 1&2

    8th Grade:
    Mon., April 15 – ELA Section 1
    Tue., April 16 – ELA Sections 2&3
    Mon., April 22 – Math Section 1
    Tue., April 23 – Math Section 2
    Mon., April 29 – Social Studies Sections 1&2
    Tue., April 30 – Science Sections 1&2

  • 8th Grade Dance

    Durham’s 2019 8th Grade Dance is right around the corner! Friday, May 3rd 7-9 pm. See permission form & info below.


  • The Nominating Committee Submissions

    The Nominating Committee respectfully submits the following nominations for the
    2019-2020 Executive Committee.
    Elections will be held on Thursday April 25 

    President: Jessica Mirth
    Co-Vice President: Shelley Mazur 
    Co-Vice President: Jennifer Lewis 
    Co-Secretary: Kelly Vandegriff
    Co-Secretary: Kali Besse 
    Treasurer: Melissa Kromer 

  • Allatoona Middle School Football Registration is Now OPEN!

    Visit the Jr. Bucs site to register today!

    Questions? Shoot an email to bhunter2369@gmail.com or lafaye.harris@yahoo.com

  • Eat Your Breakfast at Home Alert:

    Due to testing, there will be NO chicken biscuit sales during April before school. So, chow down at home, Wildcats!

  • Attention Rising High School Athletes: Make Plans to Attend Physical Night at Harrison and Allatoona

    All rising 9th graders are required to have a physical on file if they are planning to play sports at their high school. Please see below for information on physical night at both schools!
    Date – April 20
    Place – North Cobb High School Gym
    Time – 8 – 9 a.m.
    Price – $20 cash or check (made out to PORI)

    Date – April 17
    Place – Main gym
    Times –
    4:30 – Football
    5:30 – Cheer, XC, Volleyball, Softball, Air Rifle, Dance
    6:00 – Basketball, Swim, Wrestling, NJROTC
    6:30 – Baseball, Tennis, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Track

    Price – $20 cash or check (made out to Allatoona High School)

    Before Physical Night:

    • Pick up your ParentVue log-in from your current school’s front office
    • Begin Athletic Registration in ParentVue
    • Print, fill out medical history, sign, and bring the physical form found at bit.ly/cobbphysical
    • Wear shorts and a t-shirt to physical night

    All athletes are required to have a current Cobb County physical form uploaded onto ParentVue in order to participate in athletics, including conditioning, try-outs, and regular season.

  • Jr Hoya XC Camp

    Jr Hoya XC Camp – Enjoy a great week of running and FUN!
    June 3 – 7, 8:30 – 12:30
    for rising 5th – 9th graders
    Cost is $155 by May 26, register at hoyatfxc.com
    Camp will be held at
    Harrison High School, 4500 Due West Road, Kennesaw, 30152

  • Allatoona TEC Club Summer Camp:

    Allatoona TEC Club Summer Camp:

    The Allatoona TEC club is offering two camps this summer for 
    rising 7th, 8th and 9th grade students interested in these topics:

    * Build a Website! Programming with HTML, CSS & JavaScript
    * Computer Electronics and Building Circuit Boards!

    Each class will have only 15 students, so register early to reserve your student’s spot.  

    Download the flyer, registration form and get all the details on www.ahsbuctec.com 
    (ahsbuctec.wordpress.com on Cobb County wifi)

    These innovative projects provide hands-on learning that your child can use after camp ends!

    Allatoona Buc TEC club

  • 5 More Chicken Biscuit Sale Dates!

    There aren’t that many CFA biscuit sale days left this school year, so the PTSA is no longer taking punch card order forms. 

    Here are the remaining chicken biscuit sale dates:
    March 20
    March 27
    May 1
    May 8
    May 15

    But wait, what about April, right??? Well, obviously we won’t be here to peddle biscuits over Spring Break, plus sales are suspended during testing.

  • Attention 8th Grade Parents!

    8th Grade Parents:  Be on the lookout for the 8th Grade Dance “Save the Date” postcard coming home with your student.  The dance will be held in the school cafeteria on the evening of Friday, May 3rd.  Parent Peek 6:30-7pm, Dance 7-9pm.  Permission forms and signup genius for help needed and donations will be sent at a later date.  Thank you! 

    On a Related Note…Do you have empty two-liter bottles lying around? We need them! Please drop them off at the front office or in the school store. Thank you!