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.

Student vs. Faculty Game Raffle Tickets

Remember, during the recess this week (Jan 8-12) you can purchase tickets to play in the Student vs. Faculty Basketball Game game at either the fifth-grade pod, sixth-grade picnic tables or the seventh/ eighth-grade courtyard. If you would like to purchase tickets after school, drop by the student Council Store through Jan 18th! The tickets are 25 cents each and you can purchase as many as you would like! Remember, the more tickets you purchase, the higher chance you have at playing in the game!

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.