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 🙂


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!


ODA Service Awards!

Every week, some students are recognized with the ODA service award. These awards give the community the opportunity to hear about what kind and honorable acts the students at Durham Academy have done. Student council rewards these great acts with a free snack from the student council store and a keychain from Durham Academy’s 3D printer. Let’s see who won this week!

Jackson B. -Grade 8- Jackson helped a 5th grader who had dropped their books.

Kathryn F. -Grade 8- When Alexi was injured playing basketball at home, Kathryn got a get well card for him and had her whole advisory sign it  and share their well wishes.

Hutch C. -Grade 8- Hutch carried water jugs to the movement room during his free time after school.

Carly S, Emmie S, Marcella K, Molly H -7th Graders- These ladies assisted Dr. Berry-James carry hot lunch to her daughter’s advisory.

Thanks to everyone who won this week for helping make our community a better place! Thanks for reading and remember to look next week for our new ODA winners!



Halloween and Food Truck Rodeo!

Hey middle school! Just a reminder that tomorrow is a big day! Students (and teachers:) will be dressing up in their Halloween costumes tomorrow for the parade and assembly at the end of the day! The 8th grade chorus, movement, and band classes have some really cool performances set up and there will be a surprise performance at the end! Remember to bring 5-10 dollars to spend at the dessert food truck rodeo. There are 11 different food trucks with a huge variety of sweet treats! Feel free to check out there menus from the email from student council to see what trucks you might want to go to. There will be UNICEF boxes all around campus for you to donate your extra money from the rodeo to! (Make sure to trick or treat for UNICEF on Halloween too!) We are looking forward to seeing your costumes tomorrow!

– Molly and Katherine

food truck menus & locations

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!

Welcome to the Student Council Blog!

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Hi everybody and welcome to the 2015-16 Student Council blog run by Victoria and Claire! Victoria is the Secretary and Claire is the Historian. We are so excited to be sharing all of the wonderful things that happen in the Middle School and we hope that we will have many active readers this year. Our goal is to post at least once a week or more depending on the events that happen (i.e. Halloween festivities). We will try to share pictures taken by Claire and others as well as the writing of Victoria to give you an accurate representation of Middle School life. If you have pictures that you want to be featured in the blog from events, please email us at our school emails and we will be sure to post them for all to see. We want this to be a blog not just for the two of us, but for the entire Middle School community. So, if you have anything that you would like us to share, please let us know so we can incorporate your ideas into our posts! Thanks and remember to read so you know what’s happening in our community.


-Claire and Victoria

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