Taste of Daniell International Festival was a Global
Experience at Daniell Middle School
On Thursday, March 31st, PTSA
held the 1st annual Taste of Daniell International
Festival. The aroma of delicious foods from Brazil,
Jamaica, Puerto Rico, India and the USA filled the air.
Thank you to Haveli Indian Cuisine for contributing a tasty
dish, performances by Iron Dragon Taekwondo, Shaolin Martial
Arts, the Power Taps Cloggers, and Rochelle Elliott from
Gritter’s Public Library who provided fun Hawaiian facts and
executed a delightful hula routine. A special thank you to
Andrew Salsberry, his students, and the wonderful vendor
partners who donated to our silent auction for their
participation. It was a wonderful evening and we look
forward to next year!
Daniell Middle School PLTW and Business Students Attend
Cobb County STEM Career Day
Cobb County School System recently offered their schools
the opportunity to spend part of the school day to learn about
careers in STEM related fields. Mr. Hawlk and Mr. Kendall took
32 of their PTLW and Business ED students to experience
first-hand of the variety and diversity STEM related career
fields. In two hours the students were able to talk to a
large variety of people representing various careers. They were
able to talk to people from the Culinary Arts to Building
Architects and Engineers. Drone Drivers to 3D Printing and
Manufacturing. We talked to Diesel Engineers, Welders, Fire
Safety Engineers, and Aeronautical Engineers. The Students all
said that it was a very worthwhile event. They felt that the
time spent learning about different careers and the people who
chose them was enriching and fun. We were even met by our own
former PLTW teacher Ms. Forbes.
Northeast Cobb Community "EGG Drop" at Sprayberry High
Sprayberry High School is hosting the
annual “Egg Drop” this Saturday, April 15th. There will be
more than 90,000 eggs and candy for the various hunts.
The funds raised from the Egg Drop go to support both the Shop
with a Yellow Jacket and the Shop with a Longhorn programs for
Sprayberry and Kell High Schools. Last year more than
$13,000.00 went right back in to the community from the
-COBB EMC Egg Hunts – located on
-11:30 a.m. Ages three and under Egg
-Noon – Special Needs Hunt
presented by C&S Paving
-1:30 Helicopter drops eggs
-1:45 p.m. Ages four to seven Egg
-2:00 p.m. Special Needs Hunt
presented by C&S Paving
-3:30 p.m. Ages eight to 10 Egg Hunt
Sprayberry High School Registration
Course Requests for students attending
Sprayberry High School next year went home on Friday, March
10th. These course requests are also available in ParentVue
under Course Requests. You only need
to return the course requests if you are completing the waiver
on the back to change an academic placement. You can find
the Freshman Registration Handbook on the Sprayberry website
under Registration Info. These forms are due back to the
counselors by March 17th if any changes need to be made.
Sprayberry looks forward to seeing you
on Thursday, March 16th at 6:00 p.m. for Rising 9th Grade Parent
Calling all Daniell Dolphins: Pitch in for
Bring in a ream or more of copy paper,
white or colored, anytime by March 17.
Students will be
entered into a prize drawing!
When you bring in paper or a monetary
donation for paper, you are helping our school free up money to
spend on other things for students, staff, and the school.
The Daniell School Council thanks each
and every one of you for pitching in for paper!
A Taste of Daniell
The PTSA is pleased to invite our
wonderful students and parents to our inaugural “Taste of Daniell”
event taking place 6:30-8:30pm on Thursday, March
“Taste of Daniell”
is an event to bring together and celebrate the cultural
diversity we have here at Daniell Middle
School through fabulous entertainment, delicious food and a
But we need your help! We would
love for you to share special family recipes with our Daniell family.
If you have a dish that you would like to bring to share at the
event, please email Katherine Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org and
include your name, your student’s name and grade, country of
origin, and the type of dish. All kinds of cuisine are welcome!
If you have any questions, please contact Katherine at email@example.com
SLOST V Presentation
Cobb County School District will have a
SPLOST V Presentation this Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 7:00
p.m. in the Daniell Middle School gymnasium, just prior to the
LGPE Band Preview Concert. All are welcome!!
CCSD School Transfer Applications Available Online
The Cobb County School District is again
offering School Choice (HB 251 and SB10) tranfers for the
2017-2018 school year. Beginning on Wednesday, February 1, 2017,
parents/guardians can apply for the transfers. The district will
only accept online applications. IN order to provide access to
the application for parents/guardians who may need it, a kiosk
is available in the lobby of the CCSD Central Offices at 514
For more information, please see CCSD
2017-2018 School Choice webpage.
The deadline for applying is
Tuesday, February 28, 2017.
Sprayberry High School Invites Daniell Families to Meet
New Football Coach
Sprayberry High School is excited to
announce that Brett Vavra has officially been named as
Sprayberry Head Football Coach! They will have a "Meet and
Greet" for all parents, players, and Jr. Jackets on February
7th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Cafeteria of Sprayberry High
For further information regarding Coach
Vavra, feel free to visit Sprayberry's
GA FBLA Regional Leadership Conference
Daniell FBLA members recetnly participated
in the GA FBLA Regional Leadership Conference. Members competed
in various online skilss testing events.
Congratulations to the following members who
placed in our region!
Computations - Chelsea H. - 7th Place
Spelling - Nyla W. - 3rd Place
* Business Spelling
- Nevin G. - 4th Place
* Business Spelling
- Angelina D. - 9th Place
Exploration - Caleb P. - 7th Place
In addition to competing in these events,
two of Daniell's FBLA officers, Angelina and Amaury, and FBLA
Advisor John Kendall represented Daniell at the Fall Leadership
Conference3 in Novemeber. The conference was held at the Classic
Center in Athens, GA. Angelina and Amaury were able to be a
partof exciting leadership training workshops with dynamic
keynote speaker, Bill Cordes.
We are so pround of all of our members for
their continous hard work!
PSA Contest for Atlanta Area Schools
The Greatest Save
Teen PSA Project - Peer to Peer Prevention
Are you always creating and posting videos?
Are you tired of hearing about adult issues and want to give
teens a voice? Well consider participating in the Greatest Save
Teen Public Service Announcement (PSA) Project. Students are
encouraged to create a 30-second video message covering topics
such as internet safety, date rape, human trafficking, abduction
and other personal safety issues to prevent teens from becoming
victims. The PSAs will be used in school and communities to
raise awareness about personal safety and prevent teen
victimization. The winning school will be recognized at a
pre-game ceremony with the Atlanta Braves. The submission
deadline is March 1, 2017. If you are interested in
Feel free to visit
www.TeenPSA.org to see
current tean PSA winners from around the country!
Let's give a round of
applause to 8th Grader Jahnvi Bhagat. Jahnvi
represented Daniell Middle School in the Cobb
County Spelling Bee this past Saturday, January
28th. Jahnvi placed 3rd and will now represent
the school in the District Spelling Bee.
6 and 7 Grade Neon Glow In the Dark Blue Jean Ball
Daniell PTSA will be hosting its First Annual
6/7 Grade Neon Glow in the Dark Blue Jean
Ball.This dance will be for our 6 and 7 graders
and will be this upcoming Friday, January 27th
from 4:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Tickets will be $5.00
and will include a slice of pizza and water.
Students can purchase tickets Wednesday thru
Friday during lunch. The dance will have a live
DJ, dance contests, mannequin challenge, Glow in
the Dark necklaces and bracelots, and TONS of
other fun. For further information, visit the
Daniell PTSA website at
Parents remember to be at the school no later
than 6:30 p.m. for student pick up.
Congratulations to Our 2017 Spelling Bee Winner!
On January 18th, approximately 30 students
participated in Daniell's annual Spelling Bee.
After about an hour of intense spelling, it came
down to three students: Jahnvi Bhagat, Abrar
Chowdury, and Nicholas Bornstein. For the third
year in a row, Jahnvi Bhagat
has earned the title of Daniell Spelling Bee
Jahnvi will represent us at the Cobb County
Spelling Bee on January 28th.
Good Luck, Jahnvi!
Congratulations to Our 2017 Geography Bee Winner!
Congratulations go out to Nick Mondragon,
our two-time Daniell Geography Bee champion!
Nick prevailed over the best social studies
students in our school on Wednesday, January
18th, defeating sixth grader Lucas Akers in the
final round by correctly identifying Honduras as
the site of the La Mosquitia region.
Nick will have a chance to compete in the
Georgia Sate Geography Bee on March 31st.
Great job, Nick!