Food Sale? What do YOU want?

Want to help choose the next food sale AND possibly win a free lunch at the same time? Complete the following food sale survey before the end of lunch on Friday, Feb. 3 to get your ideas counted and be entered in the raffle! One student from each grade level will be selected for a free lunch! Please only submit the form once – multiple entries will not increase your chances of winning lunch ūüôā


Spirit Week Wrap-Up!

Last week was one of the student body’s favorite weeks of the year! It was so great¬†to see all of the fun and creative ideas that people came up with throughout the week.

A big thank you and congratulations to MacKenna M., Camille M., and Alex H., the designers of our amazing 2017 spirit week shirts! They are awesome!

So, on to one of our favorite parts of the week– The Student vs. Faculty Basketball Game! We began with an amazing performance by the Upper School acapella group, Fourteen Hours, next we got to hear about all of our Middle School Winter¬†Sports teams. Then we were introduced to our special guests– two Duke basketball player Kyra Lambert and Sean Obi and a Duke volleyball player, Jordan Tucker. We had a very exciting basketball game, but the faculty squeaked by with¬†the win! It was very close and a big thank you to all of our players…


Chloe C., William C., John D., Nick G., Cameron H., Nicholas H., Lukas L,  Connor L., Lauren W., Sean M., Lucien A., Tristan M., Larkin C., Alex P., Alex D., Brent R., Nikolas G., Joey S., Jake Z. and Oliviero Z.


Mr. Fortin, Mrs. Goldstein, Ms. Brown, Mr. Harris, Mr. Boyd, Mr. Fitz, Mr. Michelman, Ms. Ellis, Mr. Lantzy, Mr. Pogach, Mr. Pronto, Mrs. Reade, and Mr. Ulku-Steiner.

The halftime show was a hit… Very fun and funny to watch and the champion, our very own, Clay M!

If you are interested in see pictures from the week – check out the link to the DA Flicker Account in the menu bar!

If you are interested in watching the game again… watch below! Thanks, Mr. Schafer for recording the event.

We can’t wait for next year!

Student vs. Faculty BB 2017 from Durham Academy on Vimeo.

Spirit Week T-Shirts!

The 2017 spirit week t-shirt has been revealed! It is awesome and we can’t wait to see the whole school wearing it on Friday! We want to congratulate the winners of the spirit week shirt design contest for making this year’s great! The front pocket was designed by Mackenna M. and Camille M. and the back by Alex H! Thank them and all the participants for their creative submissions! Just a reminder that the spirit week shirts will be delivered to your advisory Wednesday the 25th at lunch. Thanks for reading and don’t forget to dress up the rest of spirit week with crazy day tomorrow!

Here are the winning designs!




Winter Wonderland Dance

Hi everyone! It is once again time for our winter dance! But the student council has decided to switch things up from the traditional Valentines Day theme to a winter wonderland theme! We hope you’ll come and enjoy music, dancing and the sweet traditions food truck! Check out the poster below for all the details! Thanks for reading!


Middle School Night at the Cav Dome!


‚ÄčNext¬†Friday, January 27, is the Middle School Night at the Cav Dome in Kirby Gym at 6pm! Come¬†join us to watch the DA Varsity basketball teams battle against Ravenscroft. These games will be intense, Ravenscroft is our “rival!!” There will be the chance for students to participate in a sumo wrestling event during halftime. The advisory with the most students attending the game will get a pizza party – be sure to have your child sign-in with parents council when you arrive (you’ll get a pom-pom too)!‚Äč See you there!

Spirit Week!

Middle School Spirit Week is next week! Although dressing up is not mandatory, it is fun! Raid your closet and be ready to SHOW YOUR SPIRIT! Spirit Week is going to be amazing! 
  • Sports Day –¬†Dust off your jerseys and sporting equipment!¬†Wear your favorite team’s jersey. Don’t have a¬†favorite team? Dress as your favorite sports star¬†or as an athlete of your favorite sport!¬† Or¬†wear one of your uniforms from a¬†team you like to play on!¬†
  • Raffle tickets to play in the basketball game sold after school in student council store!

  • Crazy Day¬†– Have fun and walk on the wild side with¬†crazy socks, crazy hair, and crazy clothes! Don’t be afraid to get a little wacky & whole lot¬†tacky!
  • Raffle tickets to play in the basketball game sold after school in student council store!

  • Time Warp Day¬†–¬†Step through a time machine¬†today!¬†Wear clothes from your favorite era (colonial, 20s, 50s, 80s, 90s – or another favorite)¬†or even from the future!¬†
  • Raffle tickets to play in the basketball game sold after school in student council store! LAST DAY TO BUY TICKETS TO PLAY IN THE GAME!

  • Pajama Day¬†–¬†Wear your favorite PJs or onesie, but no sleeping in school ūüėČ
  • RAFFLE TICKETS BOUGHT TODAY WILL BE FOR A CHANCE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE HALFTIME GAME! The drawing will be at halftime during the game Friday Jan. 27

  • Spirit Week T-Shirt Day¬†–¬†Wear this year’s student designed spirit week t-shirt! (T-shirts will be distributed to advisories before Friday.)
  • Student vs. Faculty Basketball Game¬†– Special Schedule
  • Middle School Night at the Cav Dome¬†in Kirby Gym at 6pm!¬†Please join us to¬†watch¬†the DA Varsity basketball teams battle against Ravenscroft!¬†There will be the chance for students to participate in a sumo wrestling event during¬†halftime.¬†The advisory with the most students¬†attending the game will get a pizza party – be sure to¬†sign¬†in with parents council¬†when you arrive (you’ll get a pom-pom too)!

If you have any questions, you can direct them to any of our Student Council members or advisors. The advisors are: Ms. Aitken (, Mrs. Morris (, and Ms. Mack (