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.

All School Pep Rally, Homecoming and MS Movie Night!!

This Friday is the 2nd annual All School Pep Rally! Bring your green and white, smile, enthusiasm and extra change to the Upper School Gym! Your money will be collected at the doors and will be given to help hurricane relief! Go out there and cheer for DA Middle School! Go Cavs!
Don’t forget this is also before homecoming! So remember to come out and support our DA sports!
After the sporting events, DA shuttles will be provided for you if you would like to go to our first ever DAMS MOVIE NIGHT!! The movie being played will be “Middle School: The Worst Years Of My Life.” Bring a blanket, a chair, and your friends! You can also bring some extra change to pay for the movie (the donation is suggested to be around $15) and to buy food while you watch the movie. There will be Hot Dogsfor $2.00, Chips for $1.00, Pizza for $2.00/slice, Sprite, water, and Sparkling flavored water for $1.00, Popcorn for $1.00, Oreos for $1.00 fruit snacks for $0.50! Hope to see you there!

ODA Service Awards!

Every week the student council recognizes a few students with the ODA service award. To receive this award, someone from our Durham Academy community must submit your name and the honorable or good act they did. This could be something as small as picking up trash after everyone left a room to something much larger like being late to class to help a friend who twisted their ankle. The student council rewards these kind actions by giving winners a certificate for a free snack at the student council store and a keychain from Durham Academy’s own 3D printer. This weeks recipients are:

Rachel U. – Grade 8 – Rachel volunteered to put the chairs up in the classroom, without being asked, for a friend who was unable to do it.

Charlotte N. – Grade 5 – Charlotte offered to help in the garden during her lunch break.

Kevin H. – Grade 5 – Kevin helped a teacher unload her car without being asked.

William C. – Grade 6 – William turned in money he found on the ground.

Thanks to all of this weeks recipients for their acts of kindness and honor! Make sure to read next week to see who our next ODA winners will be!