Spirit Week T-Shirt Design Contest

The Student Council and Parent Council are sponsoring the 7th Annual Durham Academy Spirit Week T-shirt contest. Please consider submitting a design to celebrate DA Middle School spirit. Your design may be chosen to decorate the t-shirts given to all Middle School students during Spirit Week. Here are some details about the contest.

  • Your submission must include the Durham Academy name or Logo and the year 2018 somewhere in the design.
  • You may choose to include a front pocket design, a back design, or both.
  • Your design may be created by hand or on a computer.
  • Hand drawn submissions must be drawn in a black fine-point Sharpie. No colors or ultra-fine lines in the original submission.
  • Computer generated submissions must be black & white, original designs, and may not include images from the internet. Please obey copyright rules.
  • You may attach a second draft with a suggested color scheme (not required). The front pocket is limited to 1 color and the back can have up to two colors. Please understand that we may need to change the colors at the printers.

Design submissions are due on Monday 12/4 at 8:00 AM to Ms. Morris (411), Ms. Aitken (413), or Ms. Mack (213).


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DA MS Halloween 2017 from DA MS Student Council on Vimeo.

Halloween this year was a very fun and exciting time. We started off a few days before decorating many advisory doors. Halloween day was quite a blast. There were many creative and punny costumes this year. A funky schedule was added to allow for the numerous Halloween festivities we had planned for the afternoon. We had many costumes lined up for the parade and even more fun inside Taylor hall with the humorous and well done drama play, the creative movement piece, and Art’s slideshow of their many masterpieces. To wrap things up, the Student Council worked hard to make a Halloween rap as well as Mr. Ulku-Steiner, Mr. Hark, and Mr. Meredith performing their rap at Taylor Hall. There was also a sweet surprise at the last hour of school. It’s not like we would get stuffed with sugary treats at home nonetheless having a dessert food truck rodeo! All in all this Halloween was very fun and I can’t wait to see what’s in store for next year!

Watch the video above that Ms. Mack made containing many of the Halloween photos!

PDQ Food Sale!











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It is already time for our first food sale of your 2017-2018 year! PDQ will be serving a $7 meal on Monday, November 20! (This will be two days before your Thanksgiving break!) Your choices will include an entree of either chicken tenders, a vegetarian salad, a Thanksgiving Turkey Sandwich (turkey with cranberry sauce), or a salad with chicken. You will also get to choose your side of either potato chips or apples and toffee dip. Your drink choices will include either Yoo-hoo chocolate milk, fruit punch, or bottled water. Your meal automatically comes with a chocolate chunk cookie! Your advisory PDQ order form will be due Thursday, November 9, so make sure to make your selections soon!