Middle School Dance- A Night in Paris

The Student Council is happy to announce the theme for the next school dance – A Night in Paris


This dance will be held on Friday, February 1st, from 7:30-9:30 pm in Taylor Hall and is open to 7th and 8th-grade students. More information is to come the week of the dance.


The attire for the dance can include dresses, skirts, slacks, khakis, dressy tops or button-down shirts. Please no jeans and remember the school dress code still applies. If your child wants, he or she can dress in Paris or Valentine’s Day attire, but it is absolutely not required.


If you have any questions, please contact one of the Student Council advisors.

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MS Spirit Week 2019!

Middle School Spirit Week is next week! We hope you will show your spirit by being creative with what is in your closet, not your wallet! Although dressing up is not mandatory, it is encouraged and fun too. Spirit Week is going to be amazing!


On Friday, January 25th, the last day of Spirit Week, we will be having our Annual Student vs. Faculty Basketball Game during the school day.  If your child would like to participate in the game, he or she can buy raffle tickets after school in the Student Council store until Wednesday, January 23rd.  The raffle tickets are 25 cents each and all proceeds will be donated to charity. If your child would just like to participate in the halftime or quarterly events, but not the game, they can buy raffle tickets on Thursday, January 24th after school at the Student Council store.  These tickets will be drawn during the game.


Also, next Friday 1/25 is the Middle School Night at the Cav Dome in Kirby Gym at 6pm!  Please join us to watch the DA basketball teams battle against Ravenscroft. The varsity girls team will play at 6:15pm and the varsity boys team will play at 7:45pm. Pizza and snacks will be on sale from the concession stand and during halftime of the boys game.


Here is a rundown of the Spirit Week dress up days:

Tuesday 1/22 – PAJAMA DAY!

Wear your favorite (school appropriate) PJs – don’t forget your accessories as well such as robes, slippers, or stuffed animals.


Wednesday 1/23 – OPPOSITE DAY!

Dress opposite for the day! Turn your clothes inside out or backwards. Like to match? It is a day for mismatched outfits! Dress older or younger than you are. Have fun!


Thursday 1/24 – MONOCHROME DAY!

Dress in different shades of all one color.



Wear this year’s student designed spirit week t-shirt!

(T-shirts will be distributed to advisories before Friday.)


If you have any questions, you can direct them to any of the Student Council advisors.

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Halloween 2018-19

This year’s Halloween is going to be spectacular! This year we have a fun parade planned, an assembly with performances by your peers, and an exciting Dessert Truck Rodeo!

Treats range in price from $5-$15 for the Dessert Truck Rodeo so be sure to plan ahead to ensure you can get all the treats you want.

Below is the schedule of the day, the location of the dessert trucks, the list of trucks, and all the menus of each truck.

Here is the link to a PDF of the documents below!

Halloween Dessert Truck Menus Fall 2018 (1)-1pj4ufi


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2019 Spirit Week T-Shirt Contest

Wouldn’t it be cool to see everyone wearing a t-shirt that you designed? It is now your chance to turn that idea into a reality. The 2019 Spirit Week T-Shirt Contest begins today!

You can pick up submission forms from Ms. Mack (213), Ms. Aitken (413), Mrs. Morris (411), or from Mrs. Pierce in the MS office. Or you can get a form right here by clicking on this link: Spirit Week T-Shirt Contest Info Packet 18-19 (1)-1f1hmdj

Can’t wait to see what designs you come up with! All designs are due Tuesday, Nov. 13th by 8am.

Spirit Week T-Shirt 2019 from DA MS Student Council on Vimeo.



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Student Council Election 18-19

If you are are interested in running Student Council for the 2018-2019 school year, this is the blog post for you! The directions, documents, and videos that follow will provide you with the essential information you will need during the process of running for a position on Student Council.

Questions? Come see Ms. Aitken (room 413), Mrs. Morris (room 411), or Ms. Mack (room 213).


  • Tues 8/28 – All students interested in running for SC meet in the Board Room during lunch for an informational session (bring non-microwavable lunch and your iPad) – THIS IS MANDATORY FOR ALL STUDENTS INTERESTED
  • Fri 9/7 by 3:02pm – All paperwork and your VoiceThread must be completed and turned in to Ms. Aitken (room 413), Mrs. Morris (room 411), or Ms. Mack (room 213).
  • Wed 9/11 to Fri 9/14 – Campaigning (5 posters for Grade Level Reps) – see packet for more information about posters.
  • Fri 9/14 at 11:09am – SPECIAL SCHEDULE – 5th and 6th graders will watch their grade level representative VoiceThread videos with their advisory. 7th and 8th graders will watch grade level representative speeches live during a grade level assembly. Students will then submit their votes for candidates before the end of tutorial.
  • Fri. evening 9/14 – The results of the election will be emailed to the candidates.
  • Mon 9/17 – Election results will be announced during morning announcements.
  • Mon 9/17 by 3:30 pm – All posters must all be removed.


The red link below will get you to a digital copy of the Fall SC Election Packet. Extra printed copies can be picked up from the classrooms of Ms. Aitken (room 413), Mrs. Morris (room 411), and Ms. Mack (room 213). Be sure to READ THE ENTIRE PACKET! 

  • Failure to follow any of these election guidelines may result in losing the privilege to run for this year’s Student Council.


The VoiceThread for the Fall Student Council Election can be found below. This is where you will record your video comment about why you think you would make a good candidate for Student Council.

VoiceThread Reminders:

  • CLICK the link to access the VoiceThread (LINK HAS BEEN REMOVED) and select “Open in VoiceThread” to hear Mr. Schafer’s Directions and to add your video comment for your speech on the slide for the position for which you are running.
  • You will need to record a video comment (up to 30 seconds for 5th & 6th-grade level reps and up to 60 seconds for 7th & 8th grade reps).
  • If you are proposing any changes or making any promises for next year, you must email ALL of the SC advisors to get approval for your idea before submitting your recording.
  • There should not be any props, music, extra people, or special effects in your comment.
  • You should also only use the VoiceThread program. All video comments made with other programs will need to be re-recorded by the due date.
  • Your comments will not go live until Mr. Schaefer approves the comment, which will happen when everyone who is running for the office has finished their recordings.



If you are having trouble signing into the VoiceThread app, please watch this troubleshooting video below to learn how to log in and how to change settings in VoiceThread. Still having trouble AND have watched the video below? Please see Mr. Schafer (he’s the best!).

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Dance Reminders and LoYo Menu!

When: Friday, May 18th from 7:30-10:00 pm
Where: Taylor Hall (students can be picked up and dropped off in the 6th-grade area near Taylor Hall)
Who: The event is open to all 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade students. Students from Durham Nativity School will also be joining us for the event.
What to Wear:
  • Appropriate attire will include dresses, skirts and dressy tops, dressy pant-outfits, nice khakis/slacks/dress shorts, button-down shirts (sports coat and tie optional).
  • Students do NOT have to dress in a Candyland theme or wear any specific colors.
  • Please remember that all school dress code rules apply (jeans are prohibited at this dance).
Cost: Tickets will be sold at the dance for $10 at the door of Taylor Hall.  Students will receive a discount of $1 per every canned food item donated (up to a $3 discount, though more donations are always welcome). The donations can be dropped off at the door when you pay.
Food: YoLo on the Go frozen yogurt food truck will have optional items for purchase. The food truck will be parked near Taylor Hall. There will be lemonade and water provided free of charge in the courtyard. Please remember NO FOOD IS ALLOWED IN TAYLOR HALL!
Questions: If you have any other questions or concerns about the dance in general or the dress code please contact one of the three Student Council advisors: Kim Aitken (kim.aitken@da.org), Julie Morris (julie.morris@da.org), or Melissa Mack (melissa.mack@da.org).
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Candyland Dance Song Request

Calling all 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade students who are planning on attending the dance!

Do you have a song you’d really like to hear? Complete the google form below with early song requests. Please keep the following in mind when requesting songs:

     1) Songs should be appropriate for school 
     2) You can submit more than one song request form
     3) Not all requested songs will be played
     4) You can still request songs at the dance
     5) Requests must be submitted by Friday, May 4th at 3pm

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