Digital Citizenship Lesson in 6th Grade

This week and next week, your 6th grader will be participating in a digital citizenship lesson during their Reading class.  This lesson will be facilitated by their 6th grade counselor and media specialist.  Please look for a homework assignment posted on their Reading teacher’s blog.  The assignment will consist of a video and two questions.

Parent Concerns?

If you as a parent worry about too much screen time being used in your household, I encourage you to follow the link below.  There you will find a power point with some research-based information about screen time, some helpful suggestions to help with setting screen boundaries, and discussion questions to prompt a conversation with your child regarding this topic.  The discussion questions would be great to go over this week while the topic is fresh on their minds.



DLP- Thanks for Giving and Angel Tree programs

The Durham leadership program was very busy in November and December.  The kids lead a food drive that collected  close to two thousand food items and gift cards for the Center for Family Resources in Cobb county, Georgia.  In addition, they were able to collect enough money to provide a great Christmas for four families in the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program.  This was the result of  great student-lead planning, responsibility, and determination.  What a success!

Harrison HS 8th Grade Open House

Harrison High School

8th Grade Open House

February 6, 2018

Presentation @ 7 PM

Doors open @ 6:30 PM for activity information

 For Students and Parents

Students with last names A – C will meet in the theater, students with last names D – R will meet in the Band room, and students with last names S – Z will meet in the Orchestra room.

Please join us for an informative evening to learn about registration, what to expect in high school, how to get involved, and how to make the best transition to high school.

We will have information about our clubs, organizations, and sports available beginning at 6:30PM and at the conclusion of the general presentation.  Academic areas will be set up in the Freshman Academy dining hall. Clubs and sports will be set up on in the Main Cafe.  The School Store will also be open.

Please make plans to join us!

Siblings & School Choice

Sibling Transfers – Parents/guardians of a student who has a sibling already enrolled in a District school through an approved transfer may apply for a younger sibling to attend the same school in accordance with District Administrative Rule JBCD-R. This provision attempts to address siblings enrolled in different schools at the same time due to an approved transfer. A sibling is defined as a brother, sister, step-brother, or step-sister living in the same household and who otherwise meets the requirements for enrollment.  The application window for the 2018-2019 school year will be open from January 4, 2018 through January 31, 2018.

For more information about this opportunity, and for a link to the online application, visit


Pebblebrook Performing Arts Magnet Program

Pebblebrook High School offers a Performing Arts Magnet Program in Cobb County.

On Tuesday, December 12th at 9:30am they will be at Durham to speak to interested students and parents about their program.

If you have any questions, please contact the 8th Grade Counselor: Dr. Angie Hunt, or (770)975-6641 *230

Sprayberry Scholars Academy

Sprayberry High School offers a Scholars Academy in 3 areas:

  • Leadership, Law, & Public Service
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math
  • International Spanish Language Academy

Applications are available on Sprayberry High School Website (


Career Cruising for 6th Grade- Week of November 6

During Social Studies time, all 6th grade students will establish a Career Cruising portfolio and will get familiar with their learning styles.  They will take an assessment on the Career Cruising program and take home new ideas to help with study and classroom learning habits. Ask your son or daughter how they answered the questions on the following quiz.

 Students, please take the quiz below: