Durham Middle School

Dr. Patricia Alford, Principal

Matt Schaefer, AP 6/7  | Sandy Cox, AP 7/8  | Dominique Terens, 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) only if they have a specific reason (appointment with teacher, intramurals, etc.).
  2. All car-riders should be off campus by 4:30 each day.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 the classroom. Students will be dismissed at the normal 4:15 pm dismissal time.
  5. 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.

Join in the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge and log your reading minutes! Summer reading helps maintain academic gains and start next year off right. For more information and reading resources, visit http://www.cobbsummerreading.com/

2016-2017 Teacher of the Year
Michele Willis

2016-2017 Classified Employee of
the Year

Tracey Webb

2016 Volunteer of the Year
Robyn Cathey

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

3rd Annual Durham Derby
May 7, 2016 was a HUGE success!

to our 2016 Derby Sponsors!

Kid Chess
Little Red Hen Productions
Durham PTSA
Gymnastics Academy of Atlanta
Darn It All Embroidery
Calcagno Human Fund
ABRA Auto Body & Glass
DePew Orthodontics
Day's Chevrolet
Lacey Drugs
Omega Learning Center
Winkenhofer Funeral Home
Sparkles Family Fun Center
Vision One
Cedarcrest Church
Allatoona High School Lacrosse
Daddy's Country Kitchen
West Cobb Orthodontics, Dr. Farrar
United Community Bank
Ace Hardware Brookstone
Hula Landscaping
Morrell Team @ Keller Williams Realty
Pearl's Spa and Boutique
Ryan Young State Farm
Young Living Essential Oils
Jennifer McMellen Rodan & Fields
MPower Chiropractic
Scotty Hendricks - Voya Financial Advisors

In Kind Donations
Henry's Louisiana Grill
Aligned Living Pilates
Acworth Slide
Big Peach Running Company
Pike's Nursery
Art's Bagels
Chick-fil-a Brookstone
Hibbett Sports
Marlowe's Tavern
Nature's Basket
Brookstone Women's Club


Foundation Board of Trustees Nominations Now Open!

School Council Nominations Now Open!
Parent Business Member
Parent Member

We are so proud of our Durham students who serve as Student Ambassadors with the Acworth Business Association.


Know anyone 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.

Outstanding Teachers of the Month!

September - Mrs. Kathryn Daniell
October - Mrs. Debbie Ball
November - Mr. Tim Vedra
December - Mrs. Michele Willis
January - Mrs. Christine Price
February - Mrs. Jessie Long
March - Mrs. Cindy Walker
April - Mrs. Amanda Petersen
May - Sarah Poteat

The Durham Foundation
has COMPLETED Phase 1 of our
Foundation 21st Century Classroom.

What is a 21st Century Classroom?
A re-designed collaborative classroom environment with flexible furniture that supports learning in a variety of groupings while also utilizing technology.

Traditional classrooms are designed for students to focus on the teacher. As we prepare students for more complex life and work environments, a 21st Century Classroom promotes a focus on self-directed and collaborative learning, creativity, critical thinking, and communication. It also allows for technology tools where students can create with video, audio, text, and images in order to build stronger thinking and problem solving skills.

This requires FLEXIBLE furniture that can be rearranged quickly and with ease, allowing students to switch rapidly between individual and groups, presenation, communication, and collaborative modes.

Students need a range of functional and critical thinking skiills related to information, media, and technology. In addition, the employment industry is seeking employees who are able to work without supervision, in diverse groups. A 21st Century Classroom helps students build the capacity for self-directed learning, collaboration, and appropriate social interaction, while also building leadership skills as well as social and cultural-awareness.

So instead of this...

A 21st Century Classroom looks like this...

If you have not yet made a tax-deductable donation to the DMS Foundation, please consider doing so. Your funds will have an IMMEDIATE and FUTURE impact on your children and
all students at Durham Middle School.
Help us make Phase 2 and Phase 3 a realilty!! 
Partner with the Durham Foundation today! 

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

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