Durham Middle School

Dr. Patricia Alford, Principal

Shannon Thorpe, AP 6/7  | Sandy Cox, AP 7/8  | Dominique Terens, SSA

2891 Mars Hill Road
Acworth, Georgia 30101
Phone: (770) 975-6641
Fax: (770) 975-6643

Welcome to Durham Middle School

 School Hours &
Important Transportation Info

8:50 AM - 4:15 PM

  1. It is highly recommended that students arrive early (before 8:50 AM) only if they have a specific reason (appointment with teacher, intramurals, etc.).
  2. No student should be dropped off before 8:15 AM; there is no supervision available prior to this time and the front doors remain locked until 8:15 each morning. Students who arrive early will report to our cafeteria and sign in for silent study hall. 
  3. All car-riders should be off campus by 4:30 each afternoon.
  4. Please send a note in with your student if an early check-out is required or you are making any transportation changes for the day other than your normal arrangements.
  5. Early dismissals are accepted until 3:45 pm. If you arrive to check out your student AFTER 3:45 pm, please accept our apologies but we will not be able to call into classrooms. Students will be dismissed at the normal 4:15 pm dismissal time.
  6. All last-minute transportation changes must be completed by 3:45 pm to ensure we have adequate time to communicate this with your student. For safety reasons, no transportation changes will be announced at the end of the day.

Don't miss out on the fun!

The Durham Foundation
Spring Fundraiser


"May the colors be with you!"

$30 minimum donation to participate

Donation Drive runs May 8 - May 19th

"Color War" Event on
Monday, May 22nd

Parents of 8th Graders

If your 8th grader will be turning 15-years-old this summer AND you plan to have him/her get their Learner’s Permit, you will need an Enrollment Certificate from Durham. Please contact Cindy Browne, attendance clerk, at Cindy.Browne@cobbk12.org no later than FRIDAY, MAY 19th. The student may pick up their certificate in the front office the last week of school. It will be valid throughout the summer – until July 28th.

Rising 7th Grade
Vaccination Requirements 

Before starting the 2017-2018 school year, all students born on or after January 1, 2002 who are entering 7th grade AND new entrants* to Georgia schools in grades 8-12 will need proof of a whooping cough booster and a meningococcal shot. 

*New entrants include anyone that is entering Georgia schools for the first time or is returning to a Georgia school after being gone for more than 12 months or one school year. 

For more info, please call or visit Cobb & Douglas Public Health at 770-514-2417 www.cobbanddouglaspublichealth.com


Parents, Students, and Durham Staff are invited to nominate a deserving
Teacher or Staff Member of the Month!

By the 15th of the month, please complete this
nomination form
to recognize an outstanding Durham staff member!

to Durham's 2016-2017
Outstanding Recipients!

September - Mrs. Kerry Welborn, 7th Grade LA
October - Mrs. Kristie Hartrampf, 8th Grade Math & Science
November - Mrs. Margaret Crandall, 6th/7th Grade Counselor
December - Mrs. Heather Skeans, 8th Grade SS
January - Mrs. Corey Rudd, 6th Grade Math
February - Mrs. Crecy Peterson, 7th Grade Science
March - Mrs. Jill Lambertson, Business
April -
May -

2017-2018 Teacher of the Year
Erin Baker
Media Specialist

2017-2018 Classified Employee of
the Year

Geri Connaughton

2017 Volunteer of the Year
Teri Stanfield
PTSA Treasurer

Thank you for making Durham such an incredible place for our students through all your hard work!

Know anyone celebrating a birthday?

Support the Durham Foundation by purchasing a Happy Birthday message on our school marquee for any student, staff, or faculty member for just $25.00.

Complete this form - Happy Birthday - and submit it to our front office at least 24 hours before you would like the name posted.

The Durham Foundation
has COMPLETED Phases 1 and 2 thanks to YOUR donations!!

Click Digital Age Classroom to view our plans!

What is a Digital Age Classroom?
A re-designed collaborative classroom environment with flexible furniture that supports learning in a variety of groupings while also utilizing technology.

Traditional classrooms are designed for students to focus on the teacher. As we prepare students for more complex life and work environments, a Digital Age Classroom promotes a focus on self-directed and collaborative learning, creativity, critical thinking, and communication. It also allows for technology tools where students can create with video, audio, text, and images in order to build stronger thinking and problem solving skills.

This requires FLEXIBLE furniture that can be rearranged quickly and with ease, allowing students to switch rapidly between individual and groups, presenation, communication, and collaborative modes.

Students need a range of functional and critical thinking skiills related to information, media, and technology. In addition, the employment industry is seeking employees who are able to work without supervision, in diverse groups. A Digital Age Classroom helps students build the capacity for self-directed learning, collaboration, and appropriate social interaction, while also building leadership skills as well as social and cultural-awareness.

So instead of this...

A Digital Age Classroom looks like this...

If you have not yet made a tax-deductable donation to the DMS Foundation, please consider doing so. Your funds will have an IMMEDIATE and FUTURE impact on your children and all students at Durham Middle School.
Help us make Phase 3 a realilty!! 
Partner with the Durham Foundation today! 

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