Durham Middle School

Dr. Patricia Alford, Principal

Shannon Thorpe, 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 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 each morning. Students who arrive early will report to our cafeteria and sign in for silent study hall. 
  3. All car-riders should be off campus by 4:30 each afternoon.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.

Summer Office Hours
Monday thru Thursday -  8:30 AM-4:30 PM
Closed each Friday


Registration for New Durham Students



July 12, 2016

Please call the front office at 770-975-6641
to schedule your appointment.


School Supply List for 2016-2017



Skip the stores! 

The Durham PTSA will be selling all needed
school supplies at Orientation Day. 




Durham Orientation Day

Friday, July 29, 2016


6th Grade - 12:30 - 1:30 PM
7th & 8th Grades - 2:00 - 3:00 PM

*Please come only at the time designated for your grade level.
Meet your homeroom/first period teacher.
 

Download Orientation Day 2016 info here.

Parents - bring your checkbook for
DMS Spirit Wear
School Supplies & School Store
PTSA Membership
Foundation Partnership ($100 per family requested)
Add to School Lunch accounts



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!



Save the Date!
4th Annual Durham Derby
5K Road Race and 1 Mile Fun Run
May 6, 2017



WANT TO BE A PART OF DURHAM'S TEAM OF DEDICATED VOLUNTEERS???

Foundation Board of Trustees
Nominations Now Being Accepted
PRINT THIS FORM!

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

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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.



CONGRATULATIONS to Durham's
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 - Mrs. Sarah Poteat



The Durham Foundation
has COMPLETED Phase 1 of our
Foundation Digital Age Classroom.
 

Click Digital Age Classroom to view our plans!

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

Why?
Traditional classrooms are designed for students to focus on the teacher. As we prepare students for more complex life and work environments, a Digital Age 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 Digital Age 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 Digital Age 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! 


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