Preparing students for high school success!
    Gilder Lehrman Affiliate School / Model PTSA / Georgia School of Excellence / AdvanceEd Accredited / Association for Middle Level Education / National Association of Secondary School Principals / Northeast Cobb Business Association

 Daniell offers three pre-academies for 8th grade students!  International Spanish Language Pre-Academy; Leadership, Law, and Public Service Pre-Academy; and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Pre-Academy. Experience Daniell Virtual Learning and explore even more choices to prepare students for high school success. All students can leave Daniell at the end of 8th grade with the option of earning at least one high school credit and the possibility of earning up to six credits. Daniell Middle School is committed to preparing students for high school success! The Shark Tank is coming soon! Explore a new learning environment designed by students and educators. It's time to discover Daniell!

Daniell Middle School Ranked in Top 1% of Most Diverse Middle Schools in America and Top 10% of Best Public Middle Schools in America

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution published an article on Monday, August 14, 2017 titled "These Cobb schools are some of the best in Georgia", which highlighted Niche's latest rankings. According to Niche, Daniell Middle School is ranked in the top 10.4% (2,393 of 23,000) of best public middle schools in America and in the top 0.8% (215 of 24,708) most diverse public middle schools in America. In Cobb County, Niche ranks Daniell as the #1 most diverse public middle school. The teachers at Daniell have ranked in the top 13.9% of the best public middle school teachers in America and in the top 6.9% of the best public middle school teachers in the Atlanta area. Click here to see the complete ratings of Daniell Middle School from Niche's 2018 Best Schools. Click here to read the article by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Parent/Teacher Conferences Coming This Month

Conference Week is the week of October 16. We want to make it easier to sign-up for your meeting with your child's advocate. This year we will be using Sign-Up Genius to make setting up your conference date and time hassle free. Just use the links below to access your student’s advocate’s sign-up page. Your child should be able to provide you with the teacher that is their advocate, but don't hesitate to call us if we can assist in any way. We can be reached at 678-594-8048.

For parents new to middle school, during conference week you meet with just one of your child's teachers as opposed to all seven of them at the same time. At Daniell, this year families will meet with each child's adult advocate. Although each advocate is a teacher of one of the students classes they may not be able to answer detailed questions about certain classes your child may be enrolled. So, as always, if you have specific questions about your child's performance in a particular course, please call our counseling team to set up a time to meet just with that particular teacher.

During Conference Week your meeting with the advocate will be to review your child's overall performance and academic goals for the year, give messages from a particular teacher of your child if needed, discuss atttendance and involvment, and begin talking to you about preparation for your child to be in high school. See you the week of October 16!

Valerie Agramonte

Meredith Doyle

Christina Holbrook

Krystal Newton

Evelyn Algarin-Febres

Leigh Anna Engkaninan

Kimberly Hunt

Kanika Nolasco

Melinda Atkinson

Marianna Foxwell

Emmelyn Johnson

Richard Parker

Heather Bartlett

Brenda Garay

John Kendall

Paul Pemberton

Carole Benavides

Mary Jane Gates

Stephanie Lentchner

Jennifer Rabbitt

Stacie Brownell

Gail Gigantino

Brian Lewis

Kelly Rainwater

Larah Buffington

Jessica Harris

Donald Little

James Ruehman

Joanna Burdell

Sara Harris

Selina Madison

Andrew Salsberry

Stephanie Cockrell

Melody Hatcher

Michael Mende

Dana Turner

Jaye Collier

Cara Hawkins

Jeffrey Montgomery

Kevin Vernie

Amy Cortez

James Hawlk

Ammu Nair

Kristin Weidick

Susan Cronin

Frances Hebb

Caitlin Nellen-Roscoe

Natalie West

Shan deNeergaard

Kerri Hirsch

Elizabeth Newcomb

Jane Wislon

Solar Eclipse Activities Planned for Extended School Day

As you may have already heard, due to the solar eclipse on August 21, 2017, the Cobb County School District will delay dismissal of elementary, middle and high school students by 45 minutes. Middle schools will be dismissed at 5:00 pm. With the extra time we will have with our students on this day, our staff has prepared a lesson and viewing opportunity for the eclipse and will also be starting our advocacy kick-off.

During the advocacy kick-off students will meet their personal adult advocate who will be working with them the rest of the school year. This person will conduct the child's parent conferences, monitor attendance, encourage school involvement, provide couse advice in relation to high school preparation, serve as a trusted adult, and promote increased student achievement.

In regard to the solar eclipse, the peak time to experience the solar eclipse falls during our regularly scheduled elementary schooldismissal time.  Since student safety is always our first priority we will start the day on time and delay dismissal to ensure that neither students nor employees are on the roadways during the time of the eclipse.  Subsequently, high schools and middle schools will delay dismissal as well. Parents are welcome to pick-up their child at the typical dismissal time if needed. School will be dismissed at 5:00pm on this day.

Our Science Department has prepared a lesson for the day of the eclipse to make the experience memorable for our students. They have also ordered the approved eclipse safety glasses for all students. In preparation for the event, each day during the week of August 14 students will receive mini lessons during homeroom. A signed permission slip must be returned in order to participate in the activity. Please ensure your child returns their form to participate in the outdoor fieldtrip. Should rain or overcast occur, students will watch the eclipse via live broadcast from NASA.

For more information regarding the solar eclipse visit the National Weather Service at

Please visit the Cobb County School District Website: for further information and helpful links.

ilOS 3.0 Launches: Strong Focus on Curriculum and Instruction

Are you ready to "Discover Daniell"? We hope you are as excited as we are about the 2017-2018 school year. Although this is Principal Nelson's eleventh year at Daniell, this year is as if it his first year as a new principal at Daniell as he and the administrative team are launching a new instructional leadership operating system (ilOS).

He operated the school under ilOS 1.0 from 2007-2012 and ilOS 2.0 from 2012-2017. ilOS 1.0 was designed to shift the school culture. ilOS 2.0 was aimed at gathering resources for the school. During operating systems 1.0 and 2.0, the school experienced many positive successes which has now lead the faculty and staff to launch ilOS 3.0 which outlines a new vision and a defined plan to make Daniell Middle School an even more vibrant and dynamic learning environment with the specific intent of preparing middle level students for high school success. This new system is built just for middle level learners and is based on proven instructional strategies and a guaranteed and viable curriculum.

Combining this new vision with the platform achieved under the previous instuctional leadership models, we are confident our students will only be more successful for their high school preparation. We look forward to working together with all our community members to continue to make Daniell Middle School a place we are all proud for our children to attend.

Overview of a School Day

Don't forget, middle schools in CCSD begin at 9:15 am. To help you plan for your adjustment to middle school, below is an overview of what a typical day looks like.

Students arriving after 8:00 am should report to the theater for study hall. Students should not arrive prior to 8:00 am.
At 8:50 am students will be released to their homeroom teacher. Students arriving after 8:50 am should report to their homeroom teacher. At 9:11 am students will be released to their lockers to get their books for 1st period. At 9:15 am the tardy bell will ring, and classes will begin. Parents arriving after the tardy bell has rung will need to sign their student in tardy in the Welcome Lobby. Students will attend seven classes which are approximately 50 minutes in length.

Students will have scheduled locker access. Students should not share lockers or give out their locker combinations to others. Students who have PE/Health will also have a locker in the gym area. Students should not share this combination either.

At 4:10 pm afternoon announcements will be given to students. Dismissal will be at 4:15 pm.

Supply Lists

6th Grade
7th Grade
8th Grade

Bus Route Information

Bus routes will be posted for parents at Sneak-A-Peek.
Bus Route Information

Dress Code
Click here for information about school dress code.

Breakfast and Lunch Information

To register for this service, you will need your student's ID number which you can get from your student or it can be provided by the cafeteria manager.


 Capstone Information for the Academic Academies is coming soon! Please contact your Academy Facilitator for questions regarding your proposal.


Thanks to the following supporters of Daniell Academy Parent Night

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors:

Shangrila Bistro

3545 Canton Road, Marietta, GA 678-388-7878

Provino's Italian Restaurant

440 Ernest W Barrett Pkwy NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144 678-594-5055

Texas Roadhouse

2475 Barrett Creek Pkwy, Marietta 770-429-9019

Get connected with our school! Has your student joined any school clubs or organizations? Have you signed up to volunteer at our school? Have you joined the PSTA?

Three Academies:

International Spanish Language; STEM; and Leadership, Law, and Public Service

Six High School Credit Courses:

Chinese; Spanish; Algebra 1; Physical Science; Business Education; Art

Multiple Virtual Learning Opportunities:
8th Grade Students Can Enroll in Virtual Learning to Help Customize a Learning Plan for High School Success

David Nelson, Principal
Jennifer Anthony, Assistant Principal
Donald Stanley, Assistant Principal
Carol Benavides, Reading Cooordinator
Joanna Burdell, Social Studies Coordinator
Gwendolyn Carter, Guest Services Coordinator
Amy Cortez, ELA Coordinator
Marianna Foxwell, Science Coordinator
Brian Lewis, Math Coordinator
Selina Esmond, Performing Arts Coordinator
Jeffrey Montgomery, Connnections Coordinator
Kathy Riewerts, Betty Jo Wilson Cafeteria Manager

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CCSD Direction for Continuous Improvement


Picture Dates

August 31

 Progress Report Dates

Available On-line - Paper Copies Not Distributed

September 6

November 16

February 9

April 27

Report Card Dates

Available On-line - Paper Copies Not Distributed

October 16

January 5

March 21

May 30

Advisement Dates

August 21

September 8

October 20

November 17

January 12

February 9

March 23

April 27

May 11

Early Release Dates

1:30 Dismissal

August 30

October 12

December 19

December 20

March 14

May 22

May 23

School Breaks

No School Held During These Times

September 4

September 25-29

November 7

November 20-24

December 21-January 3

January 15

February 19-23

April 2-6


Annual Asbestos Notification