Durham Middle School

Dr. Patricia Alford, Principal

Joshua Fowler, AP 6/7  | Shannon Thorpe, AP 7/8  | Kristina DeFrain, SSA

2891 Mars Hill Road
Acworth, Georgia 30101
Phone: (770) 975-6641
Fax: (770) 975-6643

Welcome to Durham Middle School

 School Hours &
Important Transportation Info

8:50 AM - 4:15 PM

  1. It is highly recommended that students arrive early (before 8:50 AM) only if they have a specific reason (appointment with teacher, intramurals, etc.).
  2. No student should be dropped off before 8:15 AM; there is no supervision available prior to this time and the front doors remain locked until 8:15 AM each morning. Students who arrive early will report to our cafeteria and sign in for silent study hall.
  3. Students should be in homeroom when the bell rings each morning at 9:10 AM to avoid being marked tardy.   
  4. All car-riders should be off campus by 4:30 PM each afternoon.
  5. Please send a note in with your student if an early check-out is required or you are making any transportation changes for the day other than your normal arrangements.
  6. Early dismissals are accepted until 3:45 PM. If you arrive to check out your student AFTER 3:45 PM, please accept our apologies but we will not be able to call into classrooms. Students will be dismissed at the normal 4:15 PM dismissal time.
  7. All last-minute transportation changes must be completed by 3:45 PM to ensure we have adequate time to communicate this with your student. For safety reasons, no transportation changes will be announced at the end of the day.

Please click here to view our
Afternoon Car Rider Pick Up Procedures


Nominations now being accepted for
Durham School Council Members
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We need:
1 parent/guardian of a Durham student
AND
1 parent who is also a businessperson

Please complete the nomination form
and return it via email or in person to the school
by Friday, August 31, 2018.

Elections will be held
in the first week of September


What is School Council?
School Council is an advisory body which provides advice and recommendations to the school principal, and when appropriate, the Cobb County Board of Education and local school superintendent on any matter related to student achievement and school improvement.  Durham's School Council meets 6 times each year on Wednesdays at 8 AM. 

2018-19 School Council Meeting Dates
September 12, 2018
October 24, 2018
November date TBD
January 16, 2019
March 27, 2019
May 1, 2019



Order your 2018-2019 Yearbook Today!
Click Here


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Durham Media Center’s catalog, Destiny, and Cobb Digital Library are available 24/7! 
Check out all the ebooks and audiobooks that are part of the Durham Media Center collection through
Destiny, and be sure to search Ebsco eBook and Tumble Book Cloud for lots of AWESOME digital books.



School Supplies



All items on the Durham Supply List are available
through the Durham PTSA's School Store. 
 
The School Store is open daily
from 8:45 AM - 9:15 AM


HELP US SAY...


Parents, Students, and Durham Staff are invited to nominate a deserving
Teacher or Staff Member of the Month!


Please submit a nomination through the link below
http://bit.ly/DurhamStaffoftheMonth


 

Interested in Substitute Teaching?

Apply today

click this link


Parents of 8th Graders

If your 8th grader will be turning 15-years-old and you plan to have him/her get their Learner’s Permit, you will need an Enrollment Certificate from Durham. Please contact Cindy Browne, attendance clerk at Cindy.Browne@cobbk12.org
Your student may pick up their certificate in the attendance office.


7th Grade
Vaccination Requirements 

All students born on or after January 1, 2002 who are entering 7th grade AND new entrants* to Georgia schools in grades 8-12 will need proof of a whooping cough booster and a meningococcal shot. 

*New entrants include anyone that is entering Georgia schools for the first time or is returning to a Georgia school after being gone for more than 12 months or one school year. 

For more info, please call or visit Cobb & Douglas Public Health at 770-514-2417
www.cobbanddouglaspublichealth.com



2018-2019 Teacher of the Year
Jamie Stahler
ELA Teacher

2018-2019 Classified Employee of
the Year

Anna Abdulahi
Custodian

2018 Volunteer of the Year
Jessica Mirth
PTSA President


Thank you for making Durham such an incredible place for our students through all your hard work!


Celebrating a birthday?

Support the Durham Foundation by purchasing a Happy Birthday message on our school marquee for any student, staff, or faculty member for just $25.00.

Complete this form - Happy Birthday - and submit it to our front office at least 24 hours before you would like the name posted.


Help Durham when you shop at Kroger or Publix.
Click
here for details


Medication Forms
Over the Counter      Prescription Medication

CCSD Calendar of Events

Add this calendar to your personal Google Calendar by clicking on the "+" button above.


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