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Students Experience the Performing Arts at Daniell

All students will have the opportunity to see the production of The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe during their Connections classes on Monday, November 17, 2014. It is dramatized by Le Clanche Du Rand, based on the story by C.S. Lewis, and directed by GET Educaton Director Laurel Crowe. During the production, four actors will portray Lucy, Edmund, Peter and Susan in their thrilling adventures in Narnia.

PTSA Fundraiser Kick-Off

Our school PTSA has partnered with Charleston Wrap for our major fundraising campaign this year. There are over 500 high quality items to choose from and every purchase you make earns much needed money for our school. Go to to shop. All items purchased will ship directly to you and there is free shipping on all orders over $75.

First, register your student and a six digit code will be automatically generated for your student to earn prizes during our fundraising campaign. Then click on the “SHOP NOW” button that will take you to the   “Choose how you would like to Assign Credit and Shop” section. If you wish to assign credit to your student, enter the six digit student code in to the ”Student & School Credit” section. If you don’t want to assign credit to a particular student, simply enter your school’s four digit ID in the “School Credit Only” section and the school will earn credit from your purchases. You can even support the school year-round after the sale is over by simply using the four digit school ID. Our school’s/group’s four digit ID is: 8675.

Media Center Transforms to Support Digital Learning Experiences for Students

The Daniell Media Center is converting into a Learning Commons.Collaboration We are a Cobb County pilot school for this new program. The goal of a Learning Commons is to “provide a centralized go-to location for all users seeking help with teaching, researching, and being a global citizen.” A library organized in this way fosters collaborative work and social interaction among users during research and learning. Our goal is to create a bustling place where students’ needs are met and where they want to be. This is a huge shift from the quiet place to just check out books, and we are excited about it.

We are not getting rid of all of the books! We have been weeding out the old dated books that are not being used by our students so that they can see the great relevant books that are available. We have removed several shelves and made room for new technologies. As online resources are often more up to date, we find our students getting more of their factual information from the Internet, so we are focusing on more digital resources for most types of research. As always, we will have a book budget and will continue to purchase new books. We will continue to focus on supporting both the curriculum and our student’s pleasure reading needs in print and digital form. Our e-book collection is off to a great start on the Mackin Via page, which houses the Cobb Digital library, and will continue to grow there.

In terms of physical space, we have ordered new tables and chairs which will arrive in September. These are on wheels so1045 that they can be rearranged for collaboration according to each student’s needs, Crossview Baptist Church has sent volunteers to help us apply a clean coat of paint to the walls, and we are trying to make a more open uncluttered space for moving furniture around and allowing for collaboration and flexibility. We will be providing creative spaces with accessibility to things like scissors, markers, and glue sticks as well as moving my desk out of the office and turning that area into a quiet studio area for students who are doing digital projects that require recording narration or who need a silent place to work.

This transformation is a work in progress and will be continuing throughout the school year. Come by and see the difference!

Hawkins Starts Visual Arts Comprehensive Course

Visual Art Comprehensive, the required high school class for all subsequent visual arts classes, is now being offered to Daniell students. We are excited to offer this year long class to our 8 grade students for the first time. With the support of Mr. Nelson and our administration and the leadership of Mrs. Cara Hawkins, Daniell Fine Arts Instructor, the art department has grown tremendously over the last five years. Some middle schools in the county are offering this class to a few or a class of 8 grade students but we have two very full classes of students who will leave Daniell with this high school credit under their belt.

Taught by Mrs. Cara Hawkins, it is a rigorous art class with great demands on the students where maturity, creativity and responsibility each play a big part. Each student will create their own art website where they will submit assignments electronically. In addition, students will participate in 4 Common Core performance tasks (1 per 9 week quarter). These tasks will be submitted online and be assessed at the county-level. Take a look at the Daniell Art website at where you can see the syllabus, and student websites. You can follow Mrs. Hawkins” blog which can be accessed on the Daniell website under faculty and staff. We are looking forward to a great year of watching these artists blossom.

Vision and Hearing Volunteers Needed

Our school nurse, Ms. Tayler Cahill, needs volunteers to assist with the upcoming hearing/ vision screening. There is a training to be completed online by Sept. 5th. The link is attached below. There is also a check off of skills scheduled at Marietta MS on Sept. 5th from 1:30 - 4 pm. The actual testing is Oct. 1st & 2nd. Simply click on the PTSA folder above and sign up on the volunteer sheet. Thank you in advance for volunteering!

Questions- please email
hearing and vision screening information

Forbes Offers Robotics Class to Advance STEM

 Mrs. Becky Forbes, teacher in Technology & Engineering, will have the pleasure of exposing over our J. J. Daniell students to our phenomenal trend setting curricula in her Technology class.  In addition to students learning our new Solid Works engineering 3D software and printing designs on our new Stratasys 3D printer,  students are now learning how to integrate math, physics, physical science, and many technology skills utilizing our new Lego Mindstorm EV3 robots.

Please encourage your students to sign up for the Technology course and Mr. Hawlk’s robotics team each year.  There are only 8 of 24 middle schools thus far able to provide this type of education in Cobb County.

Mr. Parker Named CCSD Middle Level Teacher of the Year for 2014-2015

Congratulations to Mr. Rick Parker who has been named Cobb County School District's Middle Level Teacher of the Year! Superintendent Ragsdale came to the Faculty and Staff 2014-2015 Kick-Off Meeting at Daniell Monday morning to make the announcement.  

Pictured above: David Nelson (Principal), Rick Parker (CCSD Middle Level Teacher of the Year), Chris Ragsdale (Superintendent)

Click here to read the good news in the Marietta Daily Journal!

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Daniell Students Break Records on the 2014 CRCT

The 2014 CRCT results have been released. Daniell students performed above the state mean score for 6, 7, and 8 grades in reading, language arts, science, and social studies. Click here to learn more.

Coordinate Algebra / Analytic Geometry Students Make a Home Run

Once again, 100% of the Daniell students in the super advanced math class, Coordinate Algebra/Analytic Geometry have meet and exceeded standards on their End-of-Course-Test (EOCT). 18 of 34 students who took the EOCT exceeded. One student even made a perfect score.

Congratulations to Daniell's 2014 Teacher Retirees

This past week, four Daniell teachers were recognized for their service and contribution to the students of Cobb County and Daniell Middle School. From left to right, Mrs. Janes Sanders, Mrs. Rebecca Tidwell, Principal Nelson, Mrs. Dutch Kral, and Mrs. Margaret Lile. During their service at Daniell, the student achievement scores have never been so high. Their service has been invaluable in helping ensure students are prepared to high school success.

Please join us in celebrating the careers of these individuals and their commitment to students.








New STEM pathways coming!
Stay tuned for more information.

2014 9th District Georgia Model PTA
2014 9th District Georgia PTA Best Ideas Award

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We are..

One of the highest performing, most diverse middle schools in Cobb County.

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 cecognized for honor roll each quarter.

Did You Know?

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

Proud to be a 100% Feeder School to Sprayberry High School Ranked Among the Best High Schools by US News and Work Report in 2013Academic Excellence


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During advisement, students meet with their teacher advisor to set academic goals for the year and monitor and chart their progress to achieving their goals.


September 26th 1st 6 Week Progress Report

November 7th 2nd 6 Week Progress Report

February 25th 4th 6 Week Progress Report

April 16th 5th 6 Week Progress Report


January 9th 1st Semester Report Card

May 29th 2nd Semester Report Card mailed

Teacher of the Year

Mr. Rick Parker

Classified Employee of the Year

Mrs. Caroline Jenkins