• Order School Supply Kits for Next Year

    Goodbye to This Year, Get Set for Next

    What an awesome year it’s been at Durham! Only three more days before Summer Break! Read carefully what’s ahead to wrap up this year right.
    Nothing could top students’ excitement this week… except maybe parents’ when they find out they can skip back-to-school supply shopping. Many of you asked us to do it again, so here we go. We’ve polled teachers to find out exactly what students need, asked students what they like, then hand-selected top-quality supplies. We’ll package them up and have them ready for you at Meet and Greet in July. Some teachers may request a few additional items, but this kit is all students need to start the school year ready to learn.

    Sixth Grade Kit – $75
    Seventh Grade Kit – $70
    Eighth Grade Kit – $65

    Save your summer! Order today with no sales tax. Profits go to your PTSA for your kids, not a big-box retail store. Supplies on sale only until the end of June. Click the button below and SAVE SUMMER FOR FUN!


  • Early Dismissal

    The kids are all over it, but for parents, remember Tuesday and Wednesday of this week are early release days. Students will be dismissed at 1:30pm. Also know there are no bus passes issued this week, so students may only ride the bus they’re assigned. Car riders should be picked up promptly at 1:30, as faculty and staff have meetings to attend and are not available to supervise.

  • Backpack Alert!

    Students should “lighten their load” this last week of school. Lockers have been emptied for the summer, so whatever students bring to school, they’ll have to carry all day. Starting Tuesday, no items except lunch boxes are allowed on buses, so leave the backpacks at home. Kids, if you have a special pen you’d like to use to sign yearbooks, you may bring that on Wednesday.


  • PTSA Incoming Officers

    We held our last general meeting earlier this month and elected next year’s Durham PTSA officers. Thank you ladies in advance for giving your time to our kids!
    President:  Jessica Mirth
    Co-Vice President:  Jessica Brandon
    Co-Vice President:  Addie Outlaw
    Co-Secretary:  Melissa Kromer
    Co-Secretary:  Kelly Vandegriff
    Treasurer:  Carrie Fountain

  • Yearbooks Are In

    2017-18 yearbooks will be distributed on Wednesday in homerooms. There are a few extras that will be sold on a first-come first-served basis that morning. The cost is $60, payable in cash, exact change only. Students, listen for a  special announcement by Dr. Alford that morning to let you know when you can come to the front office to purchase.

  • HHS Summer Academy

    Wildcats headed to Harrison in August: HHS is offering Summer Academy, allowing incoming ninth graders to take Health and/or Personal Fitness (BPE) in June for high school credit. It’s an opportunity for students to make room in their schedules for classes they’re interested in during the school year. The cost is $275 per half-unit course. Check it out here.

  • Durham Business Partners

    Durham PTSA is lucky to have such great community support. Thank you to our 2017-18 Durham PTSA Business Members! If you’re interested in joining the ranks or learning about the benefits of partnership, email us! Special thanks this week to Publix that donated $410 to Durham PTSA and Zaxby’s that donated $315 for our last Take Out Tuesday!

  • School Store Closing

    The PTSA School Store is locking up for summer break. Tomorrow will be the last day we’ll be open. Thank you to our patrons and a special thank you to all the moms and dads who manned the register this school year. You provided an invaluable resource for our students! Durham is one of the few schools that has enough dedicated volunteers to open our School Store five days a week to help ensure our students are ready to learn.

  • School Supply Kits

    Many of you have asked about PTSA School Supply Kits for the next school year. Yup, we’re on it! Durham teachers have decided what students need for 2018-19 and we’re again custom-making our kits… filling them with the best quality supplies. While some teachers may request a few additional items, our kits are what all our students need to start the year right. We’ll tell you how to order in next week’s Wildcat Watch!