Parents Association & Parents Council
The Durham Academy Parents Association supports the school's academic, social, fine arts and athletic objectives. Parents Association encourages volunteerism, raises and disperses funds, promotes communication and cooperation, and provides input to the school on issues of concern and interest to parents. All Durham Academy parents are members of the Parents Association.
The Durham Academy Parents Council is the governing board of the Parents Association. This group comprises members of an executive committee; division representatives; members of schoolwide committees on matters such as diversity, wellness and athletics; and parents who organize both community-building and fundraising events. See a list of the parents who serve on Parents Council.
Parents Bulletin Board
There is nothing to report in the Durham Academy sports world, as there were no athletics contests in the past week due to Hurricane Florence. Major flooding hit our athletics fields Monday morning, but we seem to have survived with minimal damage and time for our fields to dry. With no events scheduled on Tuesday or Wednesday anyway due to the observance of Yom Kippur, our teams should be in good shape to get back to work this afternoon.
9/17 Athletics Update: All school activities are cancelled - pic.twitter.com/vAdlUCuPkX— DA Athletics (@daathletics) September 17, 2018
The Week Ahead
Since there are no results from the past seven days, we will instead look ahead to our varsity teams’ upcoming week. The field hockey team (4–2–1) is probably the squad hit hardest by the rainy weather, as games vs. Charlotte Latin, East Chapel Hill and Chapel Hill High School have been canceled (and look doubtful to be made up at the moment). Conference play will start next week as the girls will be back on Moylan Field on Tuesday to battle Saint Mary’s.
The boys soccer team (4–2, 0–1 TISAC) will travel to Raleigh tonight to battle Wake Christian. The Cavs are still among “teams considered” for the High School OT area top 25 poll. Next week will be a big one as the Cavs will host defending conference champions North Raleigh Christian on Tuesday and nationally ranked Ravenscroft (also the area’s No. 1 team) for Homecoming on Sept. 28.
The girls tennis team (8–1, 3–0 TISAC) has its most crucial stretch of the year in the next three days. The Cavs remain No. 1 in the North Carolina High School Tennis Coaches Association poll for 4A and are No. 3 in the High School OT area top 25. This afternoon the tennis team heads to unbeaten East Chapel Hill. The Wildcats sit in the No. 4 position in the area poll and will be a tough test for the Cavaliers. DA will head to Charlotte this weekend to battle Charlotte Latin (second-ranked in the coaches poll for 4A) and Charlotte Country Day. The girls will know a lot about their postseason position following these three matches. While the tennis courts were underwater on Monday, we hope they will be back in service for Tuesday’s home matchup with North Raleigh Christian.
The cross-country teams will head to Raleigh Monday to make up their road meet at Ravenscroft. Both the girls and boys teams will be competing for the first time since their home invitational on Sept. 9. The Cavs will host Cary Academy and Eno River Charter on Sept. 27.
After playing six matches in five days, the volleyball team (5–6, 1–1 TISAC) will have been off for nine days before embarking on a stretch of five matches in eight days. The Cavs head to Raleigh tomorrow to face Ravenscroft and have four matches next week, including home games vs. North Raleigh Christian (Monday), Saint Mary’s (Tuesday) and a Homecoming battle with Wake Christian on Friday. The girls will travel to Wesleyan Christian Academy in High Point on Thursday for a non-conference meeting vs. the Trojans.
Girls golf (1–2, 1–1 TISAC) will hit the links this afternoon at North Ridge Country Club in Raleigh to face Ravenscroft. Next week will feature matchups with both Saint Mary’s (home on Monday) and Cary Academy (away on Tuesday).
Homecoming: Friday, Sept. 28
Our annual Homecoming festivities will take place on Friday, Sept. 28. The festivities start with our All-School Pep Rally, set for 1:20 to 2 p.m. This is the only event that brings together all of our divisions, as all students pre-k through 12 will be in Kirby Gym. Due to space limitations, we do not have the ability for parents to attend this event, but we encourage you to join us in cheering from home as you watch the event live-stream.
Homecoming will continue with home volleyball, field hockey and boys soccer games, and we’ll have food trucks on hand. We encourage you to bring your entire family to support the Cavs on Homecoming!
Keeping up with the Cavs
As always, you can keep up with the Cavs on Durham Academy’s website and the DA App:
www.da.org/athletics: Schedules and Results
- For a list of all teams, their schedules and directions to games, visit www.da.org/teams.
- Click on an individual team to subscribe to automatic alerts about athletics results, postponements and cancellations, calendar and athletic event reminders. You can also import team schedules into your electronic calendars.
- For a recap of athletics results and scores, visit www.da.org/scoreboard.
- All information about the daily athletics schedule is also available on DA’s Athletics Hotline: 919-489-2534 (ext. 5).
The DA App: Schedules and Results
- The DA App allows you to keep up with athletics wherever you are. You can download the app from iTunes at http://bit.ly/DACavaliers. The DA App pulls athletics content directly from the DA website and delivers it to iOS-based devices including iPhone and iPad.
- The Athletics portion of the DA App (after launching, click Menu, then click Athletics to open) features results of recent games, a list of upcoming contests and team records.