This week is IOWA testing. Please make sure you are at school on time with your sharpened #2 pencils! Get plenty of sleep and eat a good breakfast. We will be on a modified schedule with testing until 11:09 Mon – Thurs.
Please join PTSA! The homeroom with the highest participation wins an all you can eat pancake breakfast! You can find more information about PTSA by following the link on the Durham homepage.
CONFERENCE OPTION LETTERS ARE DUE BACK TOMORROW. IF YOU WANT TO SCHEDULE A FACE TO FACE OR PHONE CONFERENCE, IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT YOUR LETTER BE RETURNED TOMORROW. REMEMBER TO COMPLETE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS WHERE INDICATED ON THE FORM. Thanks!
This week, we will be celebrating Constitution Day on Thursday, September 17th. Remember to wear your red, white, and blue!
Progress reports will go home on Friday, September 18th.
Welcome back, Wildcats! I hope everyone had a fun Labor Day Holiday! Here what you need to know about what’s going on this week.
Monday – Dinner Dilemma # 3 was introduced
Tuesday – There will be a Student Council informational meeting in Mrs. Stahler’s room (room #432) at 8:15. If you are interested in participating in student council, please make plans to attend this meeting.
Friday, September 11th, is the end of the first six weeks. Progress reports will go home on 9/18.
Please purchase your Durham Yearbook! Orders must be placed on line from the link on the Durham Homepage. The cost of the year book is $25.00 until September 30th.
Wildcats, do you want your birthday announced on the marquee sign in front of the school? If you think this sounds like a cool way to commemorate your special day, go to the Durham Foundation page and get all of the info! The link to the Foundation page is on the Durham home page.
COLLEGE SPIRIT DAY is Friday, September 4th. Wear your colors and show your support for your favorite college team. You can even wear a team hat! This is not a fundraiser, so don’t worry about bringing in a donation.
Remember Wildcats, Picture Day is Friday, August 28th. Picture packets will come home later this week.
WEDNESDAY: Parents, picture order forms were sent home today. Please make sure you file out the form and send it in with the check on Friday!
PTA membership cards went home today.
If you were on the honor roll spring semester of last year, you will be able to sign up for the outdoor cafe tomorrow during you lunch period. Make sure you have the sticker you received in homeroom this morning.
Picture day is here! Make sure you send in your check and your order form tomorrow. Pictures will be taken for the yearbook even if a package is not purchased.
Remember, this is the general information page for all things DURHAM. If you want to know what is going on in your class, please click on subject at the top of the page.
Please remember to keep those magazine order coming in.
7th grade Open House is 8/20. This is an adult only evening. I look forward to seeing everyone on Thursday.
Picture Day is August 28th. Please mark your calendars. Order packets will go home closer to the date.
This is what is going on this week at Durham:
Magazine Fundraiser Kickoff today! Students once again have the opportunity to sale magazines and help raise funds for our school. Please help your child to complete the Reach Out to Family and Friends postcards in the packet and earn your first prize tomorrow. Our goal is for each student at Durham to sell ten subscriptions. Remember that selling one subscriptions makes you eligible to attend the Slam Dunk Party later this year.
Open House is August 2oth. I look forward to seeing you all there.
Picture Day is August 28th.
I hope everyone had a wonderful first week and each of you is excited about this new school year. Please remember to bring in any missing forms from you Cobb County folder on Monday so that you may receive your locker. It’s been a great first week! Have a fun and safe weekend. I will see you on Monday.
Wow! It has been a busy first week! I can’t believe tomorrow is Friday. Let me tell you a little about the blog set up. The home page has information for my homeroom AND information that pertains to DMS Wildcats generally. If you want the specific information for your content area, please click on the link at the top of the page. I try to update the blog regularly, however, students are always expected to copy the daily information and due dates from the white board into their student agenda. In homeroom, I’m still waiting for several students to bring back their forms from the Cobb County folder in order to assign lockers.
Please return the stamped addressed envelope and the Student Registration form immediately if you have not done so already. Please remember that if the envelope is not returned with the stamps affixed, parents will have to come to the school to pick up year end report cards.
The Durham Derby 5K is this Saturday. If you did not register on line, you may still register Saturday morning at the race.
Durham Olympics are coming! Olympic dates are May 11-15th.