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

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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

Open House
Thursday, August 17
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

School Council Elections Will Be Held This Night
The cafe will be open to deposit money in lunch accounts. Open House will be for all grade levels.

Bus Route Information

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

Dress Code
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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.


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
Jeffrey Montgomery, Connnections Coordinator
Kathy Riewerts, Betty Jo Wilson Cafeteria Manager

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CCSD Direction for Continuous Improvement

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Modified Bell Schedule Will Run

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