What A Great Year…

Wow! It has been an amazing, fun-filled year! Make sure to find an eighth grader and wish them well through their journey in the upper school! Thank you Katherine for all you did for the student council and the blog this year… We’ll miss you next year! Happy summer to all middle school students and faculty! Here’s a quick recap of the first little bit of our 2016-2017 year…

In the beginning, we had a Spirit Week t-shirt contest, and ended up with an awesome shirt designed by MacKenna M., Camille M., and Alex H. Spirit Week was an awesome week this year… On Monday, (January 23), it was Sports Day… Dress up as your favorite athlete, or wear your favorite team colors! Then Tuesday (January 24) was Crazy Day. It was an awesome day to see your friends–and teachers!!– dressed in crazy goofy clothes! Wednesday (January 25) was Time warp day… People were dressed like themselves or their parents from years ago, and others in futuristic clothing–some even as dinosaurs! Thursday (January 26) was Pajama Day, one of everyone’s favorites! Wake up, brush your teeth, eat some breakfast, and grab your backpack… You don’t even have to get dressed! 🙂 The last day of Spirit Week everyone wore their 2017 Spirit Week shirts. We gathered together during the day to watch the Student-Faculty Basketball Game. That night was middle school night at the Cav Dome…We played out rival Ravenscroft and had sumo wrestling at half time, and a competition between advisories… The advisory with the most attendees got a pizza party! Then, we had the Middle School Winter Dance for 7th and 8th graders. The Winter Wonderland Dance was full of fun and the delicious food truck– Sweet Traditions.

End of Year Dance – What a Night

Last Friday, May 19th was the end of year dance at Durham Academy for the 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade students. It was a fun night with Davis M. from the Upper School being an awesome DJ for the event!  Special thanks to Locopop and Crepes-Veronique for bringing their food trucks as well. Check out the video below for some highlights! 

Thanks to Mrs. Morris, Ms. Aitken, and Ms. Mack for the photos.

The song is “Something Just Like This” by The Chainsmokers and Coldplay.

End of Year Dance 2017 from DA MS Student Council on Vimeo.

Food Truck Rodeo – It’s a Wrap

Friday was one of the most fun, exciting, hot and successful days all year! The Spring Food Truck Rodeo was a hit with all fourteen of our food trucks showing up with amazing food and drinks! From Pho Nomenal Dumplings, Napoli Gourmet Pizza, Mama’s Hot Chicken, Lumpy’s Ice Cream, Crepes- Veronique,Will and Pops,  and Fahsyrah’s Lemonade, to Al-Gyros and Phillies, Captain Ponchos, Cocoa Forte, Kona Ice, The Parlour,  Belgian Waffle Crafters, and Dang Good Dogs, there were all different kinds of delicious treats and lots of new things to try. We can’t wait for next year for hopefully another smooth, fun, and delicious Food Truck Rodeo!

Food Truck Rodeo 2017 from DA MS Student Council on Vimeo.