Dance Theme

Get excited because the theme of our upcoming winter dance is a Winter Luau! 7th and 8th Grade students are invited to attend this event on Friday, January 26 from 7:30 to 10:00 pm in Taylor Hall. The attire can include; dresses, skirts, slacks, khakis, dressy tops or button-down shirts. Please no jeans and remember the dress code still applies. If you want, you can dress in a tropical theme, but it is absolutely not required. More information about the dance will come when we return to school in January.


Hope to see you there!

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!

Halloween Information

As you know we will be having many Halloween festivities next Tuesday. Above there is an attachment where you can find extra information about menus for the dessert food truck rodeo and our special schedule for that day. Don’t forget to bring in your Halloween decorations for door decorating before THIS THURSDAY’S advisory period (your advisory may want to start early since SC will be around on Monday at lunch to check the doors). We’ll also be checking UNICEF money on Monday. Remember, you need at least $10 in your advisory box to earn an extra ticket to the costume parade and the advisory in each grade with the most money will get a special treat. Thanks!


1718 Food Truck Rodeo Menu, Schedule, & Truck Locations 2017-2faz8tr