Beginning in 2017-2018, 8th grade students can apply for our three pre-academies in International Spanish Language; Leadership, Law, and Public Service; and, STEAM. Our pre-academies are designed to expose students to careers in these fields, allow students to delve into application of the field through field trips, and provide exposure to the program of study prior to making a decision for high school. Applications available next week. 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 five 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!

Preparing students for high school success!

    Gilder Lehrman Affiliate School / Model PTSA / Georgia School of Excellence / AdvanceEd Accredited /
Association for Middle Level Education / National Association of Secondary School Principals / Northeast Cobb Business Association

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.

STEM Career Day

Northeast Cobb Community "EGG Drop" at Sprayberry High School

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 event.

-COBB EMC Egg Hunts – located on football field.

-11:30 a.m. Ages three and under Egg Hunt

-Noon – Special Needs Hunt presented by C&S Paving

-1:30 Helicopter drops eggs

-1:45 p.m. Ages four to seven Egg Hunt

-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 Night.

Calling all Daniell Dolphins: Pitch in for Paper!

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 30th.  “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 silent auction. 

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 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

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 Glover Street.

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 School.

For further information regarding Coach Vavra, feel free to visit Sprayberry's website.

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!

     * Business Computations - Chelsea H. - 7th Place

      * Business Spelling - Nyla W. - 3rd Place

     * Business Spelling - Nevin G. - 4th Place

     * Business Spelling - Angelina D. - 9th Place

     * Career 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 participating, email

Feel free to visit to see current tean PSA winners from around the country!

Discerning Dolphin

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. Congratulations Jahnvi.

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 Champion!

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!

Upcoming Opportunities to Learn About Daniell





Upcoming 6th Grade Parent Night Tuesday, January 17, 2017 6:00-8:00 p.m. Daniell Middle School
DMS Counselors Speak to 5th Grade Students Spring 2017 During the School Day Elementary School
5th Grade Students Visit Daniell MS May 3, 2017 During the School Day (Field Trip) Field Trip to Daniell MS

Daniell Band Students Named As Members of Cobb County Honor Band

On Saturday, December 3 over 700 students auditioned for the Cobb County Honor Band. This is one of the most competitive honor bands in the state if not the nation. We are proud to announce that 3 Daniell Band students were named as members of the Honor Band.

Daniella McAninch was named as a member of the alto sax section. Diego Diaz-Hernandez was named as a member of the trombone section. Lastly, Ty Count won the Bari Sax audition as a 7th grader and was named 1st chair which is a tremendous honor for a 7th grade student.

Additionally, 2 7
th grade students passed to the final all state band audition. Congratulations to Ty Count and Madolyn Bitzis  who will be taking the final all state band audition in January.

We congratulate all Daniell Band students who took the initiative to prepare for the audition. Your preparation benefited you musically in many ways and Ms. Holbrook, Mr. Kaufman are proud of you.


Please call us at 678-594-8048 to schedule a personalized meeting to register your child with us.

Click here to obtain the paperwork for registration.

Ready to experience Daniell?

Come explore what Daniell has to offer by joining us for a personalized tour from the counselors, Lauren McAfee and Cayce Pope, followed by a Q & A session with Principal David Nelson and some of our students.

 Click here to register for an upcoming tour!

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Teacher of the Year

Joanna Burdell

Classified Employee of the Year

Wendy Parr

Advisement & Progress Report Dates

Modified Bell Schedule Will Run on These Days

September 14, 2016

November 4, 2016

January 6, 2017

March 3, 2017

April 14, 2017

 Report Card Dates

First Semester - January 6, 2017

Second Semester - May 31, 2017


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