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PTSA Message

We are in need of four volunteers to cover the theater/ lobby/ parking lot before school on Wednesday, October 29th, so that the teachers can attend before school training. The time is from 8:45 - 9:00 am. Please sign up under the PTSA tab on Daniell's website. This is a great opportunity to help the school out for an hour.


CCSD Updates Enrollment Protocol

The health and safety of our students and school staffs is our highest priority. National and international health authorities are currently working to manage an ongoing outbreak of the Ebola virus disease in several countries in West Africa. The Cobb County School District has released an update to the Enrollment Protocol as well a letter to parents informing them of the changes. Please see the links below. 

Download the Enrollment Protocol Memo

Download the Parent Letter regarding Ebola Protocol

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8th Grade Band Night

On Friday, October 17, 2014, almost 70 members of the Daniell Middle School 8 Grade Band and over 45 of their family members attended the Sprayberry Band of Gold’s Annual 8 Grade Night. This event offers 8 Grade Band students the opportunity to attend a football game, spend the evening with the marching band, perform in the stands, socialize with the marching band members, and enjoy an ice cream social to conclude the evening. Daniell Band members had a great introduction to marching band and really enjoyed their time at Sprayberry. Special thanks to Sprayberry Band Directors Andy Esserwein and Terrace Ellis, Middle School Liaison Carla Harper and the many Band Of Gold Boosters that helped make this evening a tremendous success.


Caught in the Act September Awards

43 nominations were submitted for students who were caught in the act for the month of September of doing something good for others. Caught in Act is a PTSA sponsored and faculty endorsed program to help increase positive behavior choices at Daniell.

Daeshawn J.

Amaya J.


Band Facts

Did you know that 39% of the students at Daniell Middle School are in the Band? 6 grade students meet on a daily basis in beginning band classes,  and the 7 and 8 grade students are enrolled in either concert or symphonic band classes.  Additionally, 7 and 8 grade band students have many opportunities for enrichment. For example, 38 students are preparing music for Solo and Ensemble which takes place on November 8, and 32 students are preparing for the Honor Band/All State audition which takes place on December 6. 7 and 8grade band students can also participate in extracurricular ensembles. The Daniell Percussion Ensemble has 8 members who rehearse after school on Wednesdays, the Daniell Woodwind Ensemble has 13 members who rehearse before school on Fridays, and the first rehearsal for the Daniell Jazz Band is coming up on October 6. We’re expecting a big turnout for that rehearsal and these students will meet every Monday before school to learn about  and how to perform jazz and related styles of music. These ensembles will prepare for performances at school and for community functions.

We are also pleased to announce that the Daniell Band recently completed a fully funded DonorsChoose project. Two iPads for students use are in the process of being shipped to Daniell. We hope to pursue additional projects in the future.

If you have the opportunity to come hear us perform this year, we hope you’ll join us! If you’re not attending Daniell yet, we hope that you’ll make the choice that so many have done before you – be a part of the band! There’s a place for everyone in the Daniell Band.


PTSA Silent Auction Basket Donations for Conference Week

Needed by Friday, October 17, 2014!
*Drop off box outside Front Office
 
Themes:

Movie Night, Chocolate Lover, Baking, Pets, UGA, Reading & Gift Cards
All proceeds will go to families in need

Sponsored by your PTSA


Time for PTSA Reflections

Need a creative outlet?  There is still time to enter the 2014-2015 National Reflections Contest.  This year's theme is "The world would be a better place if..."  Entry forms and information are available on the Reflections bulletin board in the cafeteria, and include the following categories:  Dance, Film, Literature, Music, Photography, and Visual Arts.  All projects should be turned in to the front office with the appropriate entry and permission forms by no later than October 13.


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.

Courage comes to Daniell Friday, October 17, 2014!

An experience tailor-made for middle school students, Courage collides the contemporary experience of today with Stephen Crane’s classic tale, The Red Badge of Courage. Courage re-examines the classic story through the lens of the courageous tales of grown-up challenges facing young people in contemporary Atlanta. Fall into the imagination of characters who explore themes of isolation, respect, duty, and courage through homework, video games, and long waits at the bus stop.


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 http://daniellstudentart.weebly.com/ 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.


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


ADVISEMENT DATES


September 26

 October 8 

November 7

January 9

 February 25

April 16

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.


PROGRESS REPORT DATES

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




REPORT CARD DATES

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