Welcome to Durham Middle School
Dr. Patricia Alford, Principal
Dominique Terens, Support Services Administrator

Matt Schaefer, Assistant Principal - 6th Grade & 7th Grade (Gold)
Sandy Cox, Assistant Principal -  7th Grade (Green) & 8th Grade


                 Orientation Day is Friday, July 31st
                     Grade 6 - 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
                  Grades 7 & 8 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Students will learn the team to which they have been assigned and meet the homeroom teacher.  Schedules are not ready until the first day of school.    Parents - come ready to purchase new Durham spirit wear, join our PTSA & Foundation, and put money in your student's lunch account. 
See you there!!
School Hours & Important Transportation Info
8:50 AM - 4:15 PM
1.  The building opens
to students at 7:50 AM.  There is no supervision   
     available before
this time.  Please help us keep our students safe by
     dropping off AFTER 7:50 AM each morning!

2.  It is highly recommended that students arrive early (before 8:50) only if
     they have a specific reason (appointment with teacher, intramurals, etc.).
3.  All car-riders should be off campus by 4:30 each day.
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 the classroom.  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.



ATTENTION ALL PARENTS:  If you are not currently receiving the weekly PTSA publication of the "Wildcat Watch" or are new to Durham, please click on the PTSA link on the bar at the top of the page and enter your email address.  This will ensure that you receive important news & information throughout the school year!


Congratulations to
Mrs. Leisa Howard

and to

Mrs. Ann Hudgins




New Student Registration

Week of July 27th

To maximize our time, registrations will be by appointment
Please call the school at 770-975-6641 to make an appointment.


Cobb County School District is pleased
to offer Microsoft Office 365 to all
employees and students

Parents, use the following link to review the resources and watch the video.   Office 365 Information and Video

If you have trouble downloading Office 2013 on your home computer, go to the following link: Troubleshoot Office installation with Office 365 for business.

If you did not receive an email about Office 365 for Students, 
contact Ann.Hudgins@cobbk12.org

Help Durham when you shop at Kroger or Publix.  
Click here for details!






2015-2016 School Supply List

Summer Math

Please click on the links below to print your Summer Math Packet.

Rising 6th Grade

Rising 7th Grade

Rising 8th Grade

Coordinate Algebra

Summer Reading

Please click the link below to print the assignments and rubrics.  Students read both a fiction and non-fiction book.  Due dates are provided on each assignment.

*Note:  Students can read any fiction and
non-fiction book of their choosing,
appropriate to their reading level. 

Rising 6th Grade

Rising 7th Grade
Rising 8th Grade

In addition, each student has an optional
opportunity this summer to participate in the

Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge
a free online reading program where students can
log their reading minutes to help set a new world record for summer reading. The goal this year for schools around the world is to break last year’s reading world record of 304,749,681 minutes! 
A parent letter with individual student logins was included with our report cards. 

For assistance with your child's summer reading username, please contact your public library or contact Scholastic at 1-800-SCHOLASTIC.


myON Reader has partnered with the Get Georgia Reading Campaign to provide every child in Georgia FREE access anytime, anywhere to a library of more than 8,000 enhanced digital books with multimedia supports— over the entire summer!

These digital books really bring stories to life and provide audio support that creates a truly magical experience for kids and teens, making the joy of reading fun for all!

Go to: http://thefutureinreading.myon.com/GetGAREADING

Login information:

School Name: Get Georgia Reading 
Username and password: read​

Durham Middle
School Strategic Plan

Blackboard Connect Parent Info
Durham uses a telephone call-out and email system. 
ase click here to change your account settings. 
You will need your child's Cobb County ID number.


Medication Forms

Over the Counter     Prescription Medication




CCSD District
Calendar of Events

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Add the CCSD Calendar to your personal Google Calendar by clicking on the "+" button above.