Welcome to Durham Middle
Principal: Dr. Susan Galante
Durham's Mission Statement and School Strategic Plan
Durham Middle School now has a foundation. If you are
interested in contributing to the foundation, please click
on the button above.
Durham Derby 5K
The Durham Middle School Foundation will be having a 5K May
3rd. More details will follow in the weeks ahead!
Foundation vs PTSA
Are you wondering the difference between the Foundation and
The PTSA? View this Powerpoint to have a better
Spring Pictures will be taken on Wednesday March 5th.
Only students which were absent in the fall or bring
money for pictures will have their pictures taken.
Durham Book Fair
We invite you to visit our Scholastic Book Fair
and experience a celebration of reading that provides
families the opportunity to get involved in a universal
mission: encouraging kids to read every
day so they can lead better lives.
Book Fair Dates:
Monday, March 3, 2014 – Friday, March 7, 2014
Wildcat Community Den
Mon.-Thurs. 8:30 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.; Fri. 8:30 a.m.
– 1:30 p.m.
If you’re all booked up
during Book Fair week (or just want to keep shopping),
be sure to visit
Durham’s Online Book Fair
open from Sunday, February 23rd to Saturday,
(Note: Orders from your online sales will arrive within
5-7 business days after the Online Fair End Date. Orders
will be distributed to students via their homerooms.)
*Forms of payment
accepted are cash, check (made payable in exact
amounts to Durham Middle School-no change can be
provided for overages), and all major credit cards.
Durham Art Students
Masters Art Show!
February 24th – February 28th
3rd 9 Weeks Wildcat Tutoring Session begins on
January 27th – January 31st
February 3rd – February 7th
February 10, 11, 12, 19, 20 and 21
March 3rd -March 7th
Click on the following link for more details about the
Spring Wildcat Tutoring
Durham Olympics are
Olympics are coming! They will be held May
- May 16th.
For those of you new to Durham, this is a very fun event for
the students. The PE Dept. has games/events for all the
students to participate in the entire week. All the grades
are represented by various countries from around the world.
Each country will have its own t-shirt. The t-shirts can be
ordered in the cafeteria
They will be $6 each. You can pay with cash or check
(payable to Durham
Bring your money and support your country!
2014-15 School Choice
The Cobb County School District is
again offering School Choice (HB 251 and SB10) transfers for
the 2014-2015 school year. Applications will be
available beginning February 10, 2014. For more
information, please see our
2014-15 School Choice website.
Student Checkout Time
Student Check Outs: As of October 28th,
students will not be allowed to check out of school after
3:45 PM. Please help us honor instructional time by
adhering to this timeline.
Order your Yearbook Today!
Please follow this link to order your
yearbook for only $25! This price will only last until
the end of September! Remember, all yearbook sales are
online and we do not accept any sales in school. Don’t
forget to preserve your child’s memories!
As many of have
noticed, we have gone to a different phone out and email out
system. If you would like to make any changes to your
account, please use the
attached document to set up an
account. The only information you will need is your child's
Cobb County ID number.
Durham Dress Code
The Durham dress code has been updated.
Click on the following link to view the
updated document. This document was sent home with
New Immunization Requirements for
The Georgia Department of Public Health
has released new immunization requirements for Georgia
students. In addition to the immunizations currently
required, 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 be required to have the
Tdap (Tetnus, Diptheria and Pertussis) and meningococcal
conjugate vaccines before entering school for the 2014-2015
For more information, call Cobb &
Douglass Public Health at 770-514-2349 or visit
Durham Car Line
Changes for Afternoon Dismissal
The Durham Car Line Policy has been
changed for the safety of our students.
Click on the following link to view the
Durham Community Leader Greeter of the Day
Durham would like to thank all of our
Communitry Greeters from the 2013-2014 school year. If you would
like to know more about the Community Leader Greeter
Program, please click on the "The Wildcat Way" link
top of the
Durham Partners in
Check out our new
Partners in Education
New Tardy Policy
In an effort to prevent excessive
unexcused tardies and class disruption, students will be
required to obtain a tardy slip from an administrator if
tardy to Homeroom or to a class. Please note all
students must be in homeroom by 9:10, unless they have a
written pass from their homeroom teacher. Homeroom will
begin promptly at 9:15.
See how you can support Durham Middle School
involving our local businesses. Click
here to find out!
for the bus pass form.
Online Assessment Information
OAS for more information.
Practice: Student log in information
was sent home with report card
Durham Middle School Junior Beta Club
For information about the Durham Beta Club,
Attached you will find a document about the
Career Cruising Bridge Bill. This was sent home with the
students on Friday.
Click on the following link and follow the included
School Fire Lane Changes
National Center for Fathering is launching their
Watch D.O.G.S. program here at Durham!