The Durham PTSA works closely with the administration and staff of Durham Middle School to provide an atmosphere where the Cobb School District Mission: One Team. One Goal. Student success can be realized. We offer many ongoing programs and special events to support this goal and we can’t do it without each member of the Durham community. Volunteers are always needed and welcome. We try to have volunteer opportunities that will fit into any type of schedule. We send a weekly e-blast every Sunday, make sure you sign up on our home page to receive this as it is how we keep you informed of current volunteer opportunities, school happenings, PTSA activities and community information. You can also check this website often to stay informed!
As a local unit of the GA and National PTA Durham Middle School PTSA also follows the PTA philosophies as outlined below.
Every child’s potential is a reality.
To make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.
Collaboration: We work in partnership with a wide array of individuals and organizations to accomplish our agreed-upon goals.
Commitment: We are dedicated to promoting children’s health, well-being, and educational success through strong parent, family, and community involvement.
Accountability: We acknowledge our obligations. We deliver on our promises.
Respect: We value our colleagues and ourselves. We expect the same high quality of effort and thought from ourselves as we do from others.
Inclusivity: We invite the stranger and welcome the newcomer. We value and seek input from as wide a spectrum of viewpoints and experiences as possible.
Integrity: We act consistently with our beliefs. When we err, we acknowledge the mistake and seek to make amends.
The Purposes of the PTA are:
- To promote the welfare of children and youth in home, school, places of worship, and throughout the community;
- To raise the standards of home life;
- To advocate for laws that further the education, physical and mental health, welfare, and safety of children and youth;
- To promote the collaboration and engagement of families and educators in the education of children and youth;
- To engage the public in united efforts to secure the physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social well-being of all children and youth; and
- To advocate for fiscal responsibility regarding public tax dollars in public education funding.