The Durham Ambassadors focused on Tolerance and Compassion this week (Monday, February 13- Friday February 17). They were stationed in each grade level hallway before homeroom passing out Challenge Cards and asking students to answer some questions about corresponding topics. If they decided to take a Challenge Card and bring it to the Ambassador’s table by Friday, they were placed into a drawing for a movie gift card! Only cards that had the following were accepted: Name, grade, what they did, and how they felt. The Ambassadors did a great job encouraging the kids to take the Circle Challenge and to answer the daily question.
Protecting yourself in cyberspace is a big deal! Over the next few weeks 6th graders will be participating in a Digital Citizenship Workshop to help navigate the dangers of the modern world. We encourage parents to educate themselves and discuss the topic with their children at home as well. Please visit the following link for information about how to protect your family in the digital age:
The workshop is scheduled during your child’s Reading class on the week of January 23, 2017.
Durham Middle School Ambassadors hosted a food drive to help needy families within the Durham family. Food was received on October 31- November 11. Eleven families benefited from this generous aid.
Articulation dates for rising 9th grade students going to Harrison High School. Please click here: harrison-articulation-dates-2016-2017
September 15- 21 our seventh graders will be participating in the Cognitive Abilities Test and the Iowa Test of Basic Skills. Please make sure your child is here on time, has eaten breakfast, and is ready to do their best! Please remind them that these tests are only one measure of what he or she has learned. Emphasize that you have confidence in his or her ability to do the best job possible.
The tests will help identify a student’s strengths and weaknesses and areas that may need additional emphasis.
The school will receive test scores in about 6-8 weeks and parents will receive and individual student score report for the Iowa Assessments. These scores will indicate how your child performed on tests compared with students across the nation in the same grade.
Attention 8th Grade:
On August 23rd at 12:40 am in the theater, the Magnet Program Coordinator for Cobb Schools will be here to give an overview of all the Magnet Schools in the Cobb County School District. Parents are welcome.
Also, Magnet Schools Open House Flyers will be distributed in homeroom.
2016-17 Magnet School Open House Dates