Proud to be partnering with Kennesaw State University to help prepare new teachers! STEM opportunities continue to grow at Daniell. Family and Consumer Science Lab begins renovation Monday, November 2. Learning Commons upgrades to be completed by Decemeber. Laptops, iPads, pocket projectors, desktops being set up now for new 7th and 8th grade think tank rooms. Research and Reading Skills classes investigate the history of our school to prepare for our 50th Anniversary. Daniell Virtual Learning opportunities available to 8th graders for second semester. Be sure to visit with your counselor now to see if these courses could benefit you. Spanish and Chinese foreign language classes offered to 8th graders. Six high school credit courses offered at Daniell. Project Lead the Way, the nation's leading provider of STEM curriculum, offered at Daniell.

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Heart and Sole Students Participate in 5K


19 of our students participated in the Girls on the Run 5k @ Turner Field! These girls have been worked hard for 12 weeks to build up to this day. They all successfully completed the race!

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Sources of Strength

This October 14 Daniell Middle School 7 and 8 grade students were trained on the Sources of Strength program. Sources of Strength (S.O.S) is a peer-mediated program that strives to help students understand and utilize their “Sources of Strength” (i.e. Family, positive friends, mentors, healthy activities, etc.) in a time of crisis. Being able to rely on these strengths will increase student’s ability to handle life’s challenges. Also, S.O.S. encourages students to identify a “trusted adult” in the building who will help them in a time of need. Our goal through the S.O.S. program is to increase school safety and create a more positive and trusting school environment. Activities throughout the year will include: Identifying a trusted adult, S.O.S. week, positive post-it days, delete day, and many more activities.

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After you review it, please email Principal Nelson with your thoughts or ideas concerning the plan.

Musical Theater Club Formed

The Daniell Middle School Choral Department is pleased to announce its Musical Theater Club which is an after-school club open to students of all grades currently enrolled in the performing arts here at Daniell. This club already had it’s first meeting which was 50 students strong. These amazing students will be responsible for all performing and production aspects of this years spring musical which is Guys and Dolls Jr. 

Please wish us “Break-a-Leg” as we prepare to present this wonderful show for you and our community in March, and get ready to come out and support the arts. We guarantee you will be utterly and simply amazed.

Veteran's Day Assembly Preparation

On Friday, November 6 during 4 and 5 period the 8 Grade Band and Chorus came together to rehearse for the annual Veteran’s Day Assembly. Approximately 180 eighth graders will be performing in the upcoming assembly on Wednesday, November 11 to honor past and present service members and their families.

Band Spirit Night

Tuesday, October 27 was Band Spirit Night at Cheeseburger Bobby’s on Barrett Parkway. Many Daniell Band families came out to enjoy dinner with fellow band families and help raise money for the program. Mrs. Holbrook and Mr. Baxley appreciate all who came out for the event! The next night out is scheduled for Monday, November 16 from 5-8 pm at the Panda Express – 741 Townpark Ln off Chastain.

Rising Ninth Grade Parent Night Held

Thanks for attending the rising 9 grade night.  Approximately 75-80 individuals were here for a presentation from Mr. Joe Sharpe, Principal of Sprayberry, and Dr. Kerri MacDougal, Assistant Principal at Sprayberry, as well as a Magnet Presentation from Mr. Dan Penick, IB Magnet Coordinator from Campbell High School. 

In case you were not able to come to this event and are still interested in magnet schools, they are in the process of hosting their Open Houses now.  Just look at the school’s website to see when the Open House is or click here.  If you have missed it or are not able to attend, Mr. Penick said parents should contact the Magnet Coordinator via phone or email. 

STEM Lessons Continue in New Research and Reading Skills Classes

For the past two weeks, students in sixth grade Research and Reading Skills classes have integrated Social Studies, Math, Language Arts, and Science standards in a "River Research" project. Students researched a specific river in the United States. Students created maps of their rivers with political and physical features, to scale. They also produced a script to read as they gave their "guests" a guided river tour. This script included environmental, historical, and recreational information. They created a Power Point of pictures of the river, to provide a visual of the river and engage the audience. Students used "EasyBib" to generate a Bibliography of the sources they used for their research.

In addition, students completed an "All Star River Explorers" web quest. Students found information about rivers and the explorers that discovered them. They wrote a pamphlet entitled, "Everything You Need to know about Rivers" to distribute to their "guests" on their guided river tours. Mrs. Engkaninan and Mrs. Mohrmann are the sixth grade Reading and Research Skills teachers.

Mrs. Hallmark Starts FCCLA at Daniell

Say hello to Daniell Middle Schools first ever FCCLA organization! FCCLA stands for Family, Career, Community leaders of America! Our organization provides a focus on personal growth, leadership development, and career preparation opportunities for students. We will be involved in many different school and community service projects throughout the year! FCCLA has a national membership of young men and women in nearly 6,500 chapters. There are 53 state associations including the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Since its founding in 1945, FCCLA has involved more than nine million youth! If you would like to learn more, please visit

Band Performs at Sprayberry Football Halftime

It was a privilege for approximately 60 of our 8th Grade Band Students to be a part of the 9/11 Halftime Show at Sprayberry High School. Our students were honored to perform with the Sprayberry Band of Gold and the Woodland High School Marching Band as we paid tribute to first responders, all members, past and present, of our Armed Forces, and those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Thank you to Sprayberry Directors Andy Esserwein, Terrace Ellis, and Woodland Directors Eric Willoughby and Wesley Brooks for allowing us to join your bands in performance for this memorable show.

Finding Kind Assembly a Success

On Friday, September 18 Daniell school counselors hosted a Finding Kind Assembly for all girls in grades 6 - 8. The assembly consisted of viewing the documentary Finding Kind and participating in a group activity following the movie. Girls discussed the effects of girl-against-girl bullying, how they can work together to change this behavior, and took the KIND pledge.  

In Finding Kind, filmmakers Lauren Parsekian and Molly Thompson set out in a cross country journey of discovery and education. Interviewing women and girls along the way about their lives and experiences, Parsekian and Thompson find, among all of the unique personal stories, some universal truths about growing up as girls. Finding Kind is a document of that journey, and of the filmmakers’ quest to take these experiences and find a common ground of kindness and mutual respect.

Bringing Gems into the Classroom

The 6th grade Reading and Research classes are "Rocking and Rolling."  Students are demonstrating their knowledge on minerals by researching their birthstone and using technology to prepare a brochure or pamphlet on their stone. Websites are given to help them research the information needed.  During this project, Mrs. Mohrmann, had a certified Gemologist visit with the students as discuss classifications of rocks and minerals. 

Sixth Graders Test Drive Instruments for Band and Orchestra

On Saturday, August 8 between 10 am – 2 pm, approximately 150 6 grade students along with parents and other family members attended the Daniell Band and Orchestra Instrument Test Drive. This event is hosted annually and gives 6 grade students the opportunity to test drive the instruments to determine what instrument they are interested in learning to play when they join the band or orchestra. Numerous music educators assisted Mrs. Holbrook, Mr. Baxley and Ms. Saenz in making this day a huge success. Special thanks to current Daniell Band students and alumni who assisted in a variety of roles.  It was a great day to come up to school and learn more about the Band and Orchestra at Daniell.

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For 2015, we have 42 countries represented on our campus and have 15 languages spoken.

33% of our students are enrolled in advanced content courses.

Over 600 students are recognized for honor roll.

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92.5% of Our Parents Believe the School's Rules, Policies, and Procedures Are Clearly Articulated

94.3% of Our Parents Believe Our Campus Is Maintained and Up-to-Date

95.4% of Our Parents and Community Members Felt They Are Welcomed onto the Daniell Campus

95.8% of Our Parents Believe the School's Administration Demonstrates the Role of Lead Learners

91% of Our Parents Believe Our School Culture Supports Academic Acheivement of the Students


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