• Hoya Merry Market Call For Vendors

    The third annual Hoya Merry Market will be held December 8, 2017 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm in the Harrison High School main dining hall. To sell your hand-made crafts at this holiday fair, please send an email. If you make it, cook it, paint it, re-purpose it, assemble it, sew it, embroider it, decorate it, by hand, you more-than-likely can sell it.

    Each seller will pay either $30 for a 10 x 10 space or $20 for a 6 x 6 space.  The majority of these fees will go to The Harrison Foundation (the remaining portion will go toward advertising/operations costs).

  • “Reflections” Entries Due October 1

    “Reflections” Entries Due October 1
    *More information will come soon about when/where/how
    to turn in entries*

    Do you have a budding artist, dancer, musician, photographer, writer, filmmaker or generally all-around creative student? Encourage them to participate in this year’s PTSA “Reflections” contest! Entries are due October 1, and this year’s theme is “Heroes Around Me.” Visit the official PTA Reflections site for more information on the theme and categories. Don’t forget to check out the official rules!

    Print out the official entry form below:

    Download (PDF, 258KB)


  • “Be a Flamingo in a World Full of Pigeons”



    “Be a Flamingo in a World Full of Pigeons”
    Durham staff members received a token of appreciation in September from the PTSA. Thank you for all that you do!

  • STEM Camp Cobb Offered During Fall Break!

    STEM Camp Cobb is back for Fall break, and this year it is available at three locations (Ford, Mableton and Pitner). This opportunity is open to Cobb students grades 2-8. Students have their choice of sessions like 3D printing, underwater robotics, field trip to iFly (indoor skydiving), and much more! Check out www.stemcobb.com for more information.

    The school with the most students in attendance will win STEM resources, compliments of the CCSD STEM & Innovation Department!

  • Everything You Ever Wanted to Know (AND THEN SOME) About Cobb Magnet Programs

    The Cobb County School District recognizes that students who demonstrate exceptional potential in a specific area may benefit from a specialized program.  Cobb’s magnet programs allow students to pursue their interests, develop their talents, and extend their competencies beyond the usual scope of high school.  During fall semester, eighth grade students at each district middle school are provided information about all magnet programs. Due to limited space at each program, students are selected through a highly-competitive, rigorous application process.  Applications to academic magnets are due in early December. Performing arts candidates participate in an

    application/audition process during spring semester. The district provides arterial transportation for students attending magnet programs. Interested students and parents should go online or contact program coordinators for more information.

    Campbell High School International Baccalaureate Program provides an internationally recognized, challenging curriculum, resulting in broad and deep preparation for university studies. Classroom study in the core areas is extended by critical examination of theories of knowledge, participation in community service, and completion of an original research project. In addition to the high school diploma, students are awarded an IB diploma after successfully completing international exams in the six subject areas.

    Contact: Dan Penick, IB Coordinator, 5265 Ward Street, Smyrna, Georgia 30080. Phone: 678.842.6856; e-mail: Daniel.Penick@cobbk12.org  . Website: www.campbellIB.org

    Open House: Sunday, October 7, 2018 from 1:00-3:00 PM, Livingston Auditorium, Campbell High School

    Kennesaw Mountain High School Academy of Mathematics, Science, and Technology, a national model, features a broad-based, accelerated curriculum. Post-AP opportunities are found in mathematics, physical sciences and life sciences, which include extensive laboratory experiences. Also offered is a full array of engineering technology courses. Students complete a senior research project and field experience with a local professional practice, industry, or institution of higher learning. Contact Kelly Ingle, Coordinator, 1898 Kennesaw Due West Road, Kennesaw, GA., 30152; 678-331-3954; Kelly.Ingle@cobbk12.org . Website: http://kmhsmagnet.com

    Open House: Thursday, October 18, 2018, at 6:30 PM, Kennesaw Mountain High School Theater

    North Cobb School for International Studies has as its primary goal to provide an advanced educational experience for students emphasizing the development of global perspectives on politics, culture and science. Additionally, students in the School for International Studies will acquire leadership skills through extracurricular activities, service learning and a culminating senior project and presentation. Emphasis is placed on participation in Advanced Placement courses, international travel, and cultural exchanges.  Contact: David Stephenson, 3400 Highway 293 North, Kennesaw, GA 30144. Phone: 770.975.6685 ext. 301; e-mail: David1.Stephenson@cobbk12.org  Website: www.nchsmagnet.com

    Open House: Thursday, October 11, 2018, at 6:30 PM, McCleod Theater, North Cobb High School

    Pebblebrook High School Center for Excellence in the Performing Arts serves students with exceptional talent in the arts. Its goal is to develop and nurture talented young artists for successful careers in the performing arts through extensive training programs and classes in drama, dance, technical theatre, and vocal music while maintaining high academic achievement. Applicants’ attendance, academic record, behavior, and talent potential are considerations for admittance to the Center. Contact: Frank Timmerman, Director, 991 Old Alabama Road, Mableton, Georgia 30126. Phone 770.819.2521; e-mail: Frank.Timmerman@cobbk12.org. Website: www.cccepa.com.

    Open House: Friday, October 5, 2018, at 7:30 PM, Jennie T. Anderson Theater, Cobb Civic Center

    South Cobb High School Academy of Research and Medical Sciences focuses on opportunities in medical sciences and scientific research. Students will have their courses tailored to infuse both scientific research and medical sciences into the magnet curriculum. The medical science portion of the program utilizes the on-site medical lab/clinic and intern with a health professional of their choosing. The research portion of the magnet program culminates in a research project and internship with a local business or institution of higher education. Contact: Angela Hurley, Coordinator, 1920 Clay Road, Austell, Georgia 30106. Phone 770.819.2611, ext. 283. e-mail: Angela.Hurley@cobbk12.org.  Website: http://schsmagnet.wixsite.com/southcobbmagnet

    Open House: Tuesday, October 9, 2018, at 6:30 PM, Theater, South Cobb High School

    Wheeler High School Center for Advanced Studies in Science, Mathematics, and Technology has primary areas of emphasis in engineering, chemistry and biotechnology.  In addition, the nationally recognized and first State STEM certified program has a strong emphasis in STEAM education providing cross-curriculum, community service and leadership opportunities. Contact:  Dr. Cheryl Crooks, Coordinator, 375 Holt Road, Marietta, Georgia 30068. Phone 770.578.3286. E-mail: Cheryl.Crooks@cobbk12.org.  Website: www.wheelermagnet.com

    Open House: Thursday, October 25, 2018, at 6:00 PM, Lipscomb Gym, Wheeler High School

  • ChickFilA Punch Cards

    Are you tired of trying to locate $3 in spare change?

    Buy a Punch Card!

    New for 2018-2019

    Purchase a Punch Card for $30. Cards will be punched one time for one 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 this order form in the PTSA lockbox located next to the cafeteria. The order form can be printed from the PDF below:

    Please note that biscuits are still first come, first served. Purchasing the card does not guarantee you a biscuit. 

    Download (PDF, 210KB)


  • Back By Popular Demand…

    The School Store’s “Game of the Week” contest was a big win last year, so the PTSA is bringing it back! Students can stop by the store to cast one vote per week for the team they think will come out on top. Weekly winners will get to choose a prize, plus they’ll have bragging rights for dayzzzzz.

    Also, students can stop by the store to meet all their Allatoona or Harrison spirit wear needs! This is one case where it’s pretty much imperative to choose sides…

  • Box Tops

    Please continue to clip and send in Box Tops for Education! They really do add up to provide huge benefits for Durham students! When you send them in, please make sure that they are in a ziplock baggie labeled with your student’s name, grade and homeroom teacher.

  • Help Us Give the Teachers a Break!


    Volunteers are needed for the Duty-Free Lunch committee, which lets teachers have time off from their lunchroom responsibilities every once in a while. Visit the SignUp Genius for more information and to volunteer! Thank you!


  • 2018-2019 Reflections

    Do you have a budding artist, dancer, musician, photographer, writer, filmmaker or generally all-around creative student? Encourage them to participate in this year’s PTSA “Reflections” contest! Entries are due October 1, and this year’s theme is “Heroes Around Me.” Visit the official PTA Reflections site for more information on the theme and categories. Don’t forget to check out the official rules!
    *More information will come soon about when/where/how to turn in entries*