2900 Scott Road
Marietta, GA 30066
Office: 678-594-8048
Fax: 678-594-8050
Office Hours
8:00am-4:45pm

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Daniell Middle School has been named a 2019 BEST SCHOOLS by NICHE. Daniell Middle School ranks #63 (top 12%) in Best Public Middle Schools in Georgia, #56 (top 11%) in Best Public Middle School Teachers in Georgia, and #9 (top 2%) in Most Diverse Public Middle School in Georgia.

 

Daniell Orchestra Shines at District Honor Orchestra Auditions

Mrs. Newton, Daniell Orchestra and Daniell Middle School extend their deepest appreciation for all of our students who represented our school this Saturday at District Honor Orchestra auditions and showed what true preparation and dedication looks like. We are so very proud of you all!

A special congratulations to the following students for passing the audition:

Violinists Ana C, Aylin O, Jaclyn D, Michelle M, Cristina B, Unis Y and Aniayah T!

Violists Misa M, Julia L, Kyle D, Sophie R, Samantha Y and Megan L!

Cellists Joshua N, Charlotte L, Amani S, Christian P, Sam M and Russell Y!

Bassists Aaron R and Emma G! 


Georgia Parent Survey   

The Georgia Parent Survey is available and the data will be used as part of the calculation of the School Climate Rating.  Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis. The Georgia Parent Survey link is posted below. 

                 Georgia Parent Survey: http://gshs.gadoe.org/parents


Scoliosis Screening Week is October 22nd to October 26th

This week, Daniell Middle School will participate in a scoliosis screening program to identify students with signs of a possible abnormal curvature of the spine. It is known that two children out of every 100  may have scoliosis. If this condition is detected early and appropriately treated, progressive spinal deformity can usually be prevented.

A letter explaining the process for the scoliosis screening has been provided to your student. If your child is currently under the care of a doctor or if you do not want your child to be screened, please complete the bottom portion of the letter and return to the school by the morning of Monday, October 22nd.


Sprayberry Parent Information Night is Thursday, October 25th

Sprayberry High School representatives including counselors and administrators will be present on Thursday, October 25th at 6:30 p.m. to speak about the opportunities available at SHS, including AP classes, Academies, and academic pathways.


Conference Week

Conference Week for Cobb County Schools will be held during the week of October 15-19, 2018. In the best educational programs, effective communication is in place between the school and home to support the needs of each child. Our goal is to provide you information about your child’s progress in a format that fits your needs. You will have the opportunity to sit down with your child’s teacher(s) to discuss current grades and provide an overview of his/her overall progress and school experience thus far. In addition to your upcoming conference, we ask that you continue to take advantage of our online support systems (Synergy/ParentVue and teacher blogs) to continually monitor your child’s progress

To make conference week beneficial for our students, parents, and teachers, we have implemented an electronic sign up. Click on the link entitled “2018-2019 Conference Week,” where you will be able to electronically schedule a conference time with individual teachers. Thank you for your invaluable support, and we look forward to your visit during this week.

2018-2019 Conference Week

NOTE: During Conference Week, students will be dismissed at 1:30pm. If a translator is needed please call the school at (678)594-8048.


CCSD Magnet Programs

The Cobb County School District recognizes that students who demonstrate exceptional potential in a specific area may benefit from a specialized program. Cobb’s magnet programs allow students to pursue their interests, develop their talents, and extend their competencies beyond the usual scope of high school.

This upcoming Monday, September 10th, representatives from some of the magnet schools will provide Daniell 8th Grade students with information about their magnet programs.

Additionally, during the fall semester, each magnet school will host an Open House to provide interested students and parents with specific information regarding their program. You can go online to the CCSD Magnet Programs website for more information or download the Magnet Program Flyer.


School Pictures Can Still Be Purchased Until August 29th

If you missed the opportunity to make an online picuture purchase or forgot to turn in your picture order this Friday, you can still purchase your child's portraits. Order forms/envelopes can still be turned in to the Front Office until Wednesday, August 29th. Do not miss out on capturing this special time.


Every School Picture Tells A Story

Fall Pictures will be this Friday, August 24th. You can order pictures online at MyLifetouch. Simply enter Daniell Middle School's Picture Day ID: AG308043Q0 to begin your online purchase.

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Open House will be Thursday, August 16th!   

Welcome to a wonderful and exciting new school year! Daniell Middle School will be hosting our Open House on Thursday, August 16th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Parents will have an oppurtunity to meet with teachers, glimpse your student's learning day, and get an overview of classroom and instructional expectations.

Hope to see you there!


1st Annual Fall School-Wide Fundraiser Begins August 3rd! 

Our 1st Annual Fall Fundraiser is here! This is the biggest fundraiser of the year for our school, so we are asking for your assistance in making it a huge success! Fundraising packets went home today and or sale dates are August 3rd - August 10th. Our school goal for this fundraiser is $4,000. We are asking each student to sell at least 10 items to help us reach our goal. All proceeds go directly to support our PBIS program, which provides rewards and incentives for good behavior.

There are 3 ways to get orders and win great prizes!

1. In Person Sales - Collect money at the time of sale. All checks must be written to Daniell Middle School. Use the brochure provided. All in-person sales are due by Friday, August 10th.

2. Online Sales - Visit www.gaschoolstore.com. Enter the school ID number: 5355144. It is a super easy way to sell and pay by credit card! 

3. Address Book - Fill out the address book included in your fundraiser packet and return to the school on Monday, August 6th.

There will be individual prizes for students depending on amounts sold and a Pizza Party for the homeroom with the most sales! 

Thank you for your help and support of this fundraiser!


Daniell Middle School Receives Five Star Rating from the State Two Years Running

We are excited to announce that Daniell Middle School has once again earned a Five Star School Rating from the Georgia Department of Education which is the highest rating a school can receive from the state. This is the second consecutive year for Daniell to earn a five star rating! Without the combined hard work of our parents, students, and staff this would not have been and continue to be possible. Thank you for helping make this happen! Read below for more information about the School Climate Star Rating.

The School Climate Star Rating provides school-level data on the following components:

  1. Survey – a measure of student, teacher, and parent perceptions of a school’s climate;
  2. Student Discipline – a measure of student discipline using a weighted suspension rate;
  3. Safe and Substance-Free Learning Environment – school discipline incidents and student survey responses on use of illegal substances and the prevalence of violence, bullying, and unsafe incidents within a school; and
  4. Attendance – the average daily attendance of teachers, administrators, and staff members and the percentage of students with less than six unexcused absences.

Each of the components are given equal value.

What does the rating mean?

Each school receives a 1-5 star rating, with five stars representing an excellent school climate, and one star representing a school climate most in need of improvement.


Daniell Middle School Ranked in Top 1% of Most Diverse Middle Schools in America and Top 10% of Best Public Middle Schools in America

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution published an article on Monday, August 14, 2017 titled "These Cobb schools are some of the best in Georgia", which highlighted Niche's latest rankings. According to Niche, Daniell Middle School is ranked in the top 10.4% (2,393 of 23,000) of best public middle schools in America and in the top 0.8% (215 of 24,708) most diverse public middle schools in America. In Cobb County, Niche ranks Daniell as the #1 most diverse public middle school. The teachers at Daniell have ranked in the top 13.9% of the best public middle school teachers in America and in the top 6.9% of the best public middle school teachers in the Atlanta area. Click here to see the complete ratings of Daniell Middle School from Niche's 2018 Best Schools. Click here to read the article by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.


ilOS 3.0 Launches: Strong Focus on Curriculum and Instruction

 Are you ready to "Discover Daniell"? We hope you are as excited as we are about the 2017-2018 school year. Although this is Principal Nelson's eleventh year at Daniell, this year is as if it his first year as a new principal at Daniell as he and the administrative team are launching a new instructional leadership operating system (ilOS).

He operated the school under ilOS 1.0 from 2007-2012 and ilOS 2.0 from 2012-2017. ilOS 1.0 was designed to shift the school culture. ilOS 2.0 was aimed at gathering resources for the school. During operating systems 1.0 and 2.0, the school experienced many positive successes which has now lead the faculty and staff to launch ilOS 3.0 which outlines a new vision and a defined plan to make Daniell Middle School an even more vibrant and dynamic learning environment with the specific intent of preparing middle level students for high school success. This new system is built just for middle level learners and is based on proven instructional strategies and a guaranteed and viable curriculum.

Combining this new vision with the platform achieved under the previous instuctional leadership models, we are confident our students will only be more successful for their high school preparation. We look forward to working together with all our community members to continue to make Daniell Middle School a place we are all proud for our children to attend.


Overview of a School Day

Don't forget, middle schools in CCSD begin at 9:15 am. To help you plan for your adjustment to middle school, below is an overview of what a typical day looks like.

  • Students arriving after 8:00 am should report to the theater for study hall. Students should not arrive prior to 8:00 am.
  • At 8:50 am students will be released to their homeroom teacher. Students arriving after 8:50 am should report to their homeroom teacher.
  • At 9:11 am students will be released to their lockers to get their books for 1st period.
  • At 9:15 am the tardy bell will ring, and classes will begin. Parents arriving after the tardy bell has rung will need to sign their student in tardy in the Welcome Lobby.
  • Students will attend seven classes which are approximately 50 minutes in length.
  • Students will have scheduled locker access. Students should not share lockers or give out their locker combinations to others.
  • Students who have PE/Health will also have a locker in the gym area. Students should not share this combination either.
  • At 4:10 pm afternoon announcements will be given to students.
  • Dismissal will be at 4:15 pm.

Breakfast and Lunch Information

  

To register for this service, you will need your student's ID number which you can get from your student or it can be provided by the cafeteria manager.


Get connected with our school! Has your student joined any school clubs or organizations? Have you signed up to volunteer at our school? Have you joined the PSTA?

Calendar of Events


Thanks to the following supporters of Daniell Academy Kick-Off

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors:

Provino's Italian Restaurant
440 Ernest W Barrett Pkwy NW,
678-594-5055

Golden Krust
180 Cobb Pkwy S
678-637-6911

Daniell Middle School PTSA


 

Three Academies:
International Spanish Language; STEM; and Leadership, Law, and Public Service

Six High School Credit Courses:
Chinese; Spanish; Algebra 1; Physical Science; Business Education; Art

Multiple Virtual Learning Opportunities:
8th Grade Students Can Enroll in Virtual Learning to Help Customize a Learning Plan for High School Success


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