Preparing students for high school success!
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Association for Middle Level Education / National Association of Secondary School Principals / Northeast Cobb Business Association

¬†Daniell offers three pre-academies for 8th grade students!  International Spanish Language Pre-Academy; Leadership, Law, and Public Service Pre-Academy; and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Pre-Academy. Experience Daniell Virtual Learning and explore even more choices to prepare students for high school success. All students can leave Daniell at the end of 8th grade with the option of earning at least one high school credit and the possibility of earning up to six credits. Daniell Middle School is committed to preparing students for high school success! The Shark Tank is coming soon! Explore a new learning environment designed by students an educators. It's time to discover Daniell!

Cobb Schools Extend School Day by 45 minutes on August 21, 2017 due to Solar Eclipse


Solar Eclipse Activities Planned for Extended School Day

As you may have already heard, due to the solar eclipse on August 21, 2017, the Cobb County School District will delay dismissal of elementary, middle and high school students by 45 minutes. Middle schools will be dismissed at 5:00 pm. With the extra time we will have with our students on this day, our staff has prepared a lesson and viewing opportunity for the eclipse and will also be starting our advocacy kick-off.

During the advocacy kick-off students will meet their personal adult advocate who will be working with them the rest of the school year. This person will conduct the child's parent conferences, monitor attendance, encourage school involvement, provide couse advice in relation to high school preparation, serve as a trusted adult, and promote increased student achievement.

In regard to the solar eclipse, the peak time to experience the solar eclipse falls during our regularly scheduled elementary school dismissal time.  Since student safety is always our first priority we will start the day on time and delay dismissal to ensure that neither students nor employees are on the roadways during the time of the eclipse.  Subsequently, high schools and middle schools will delay dismissal as well. Parents are welcome to pick-up their child at the typical dismissal time if needed. School will be dismissed at 5:00pm on this day.

Our Science Department has prepared a lesson for the day of the eclipse to make the experience memorable for our students. They have also ordered the approved eclipse safety glasses for all students. In preparation for the event, each day during the week of August 14 students will receive mini lessons during homeroom. A signed permission slip must be returned in order to participate in the activity. Please ensure your child returns their form to participate in the outdoor fieldtrip. Should rain or overcast occur, students will watch the eclipse via live broadcast from NASA.

For more information regarding the solar eclipse visit the National Weather Service at http://www.weather.gov/sgf/SolarEclipse.

Please visit the Cobb County School District Website: www.cobbk12.org for further information and helpful links.


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.


Supply Lists

6th Grade
7th Grade
8th Grade


Open House
Thursday, August 17
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

School Council Elections Will Be Held This Night
The cafe will be open to deposit money in lunch accounts. Open House will be for all grade levels.



Bus Route Information

Bus routes will be posted for parents at Sneak-A-Peek.
Bus Route Information



Dress Code
Click here for information about school dress code.


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.




 




David Nelson, Principal
Jennifer Anthony, Assistant Principal
Donald Stanley, Assistant Principal
Carol Benavides, Reading Cooordinator
Joanna Burdell, Social Studies Coordinator
Gwendolyn Carter, Guest Services Coordinator
Amy Cortez, ELA Coordinator
Marianna Foxwell, Science Coordinator
Brian Lewis, Math Coordinator
Jeffrey Montgomery, Connnections Coordinator
Kathy Riewerts, Betty Jo Wilson Cafeteria Manager

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CCSD Direction for Continuous Improvement

Picture Dates

August 31

 

 Progress Report Dates

Available On-line - Paper Copies Not Distributed

September 6

November 16

February 9

April 27

Report Card Dates

Available On-line - Paper Copies Not Distributed

October 16

January 5

March 21

May 30

 

Advisement Dates

August 21

September 8

October 20

November 17

January 12

February 9

March 23

April 27

May 11

Early Release Dates

1:30 Dismissal

August 30

October 12

December 19

December 20

March 14

May 22

May 23

School Breaks

No School Held During These Times

September 4

September 25-29

November 7

November 20-24

December 21-January 3

January 15

February 19-23

April 2-6

 

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