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
I hope that everyone had a great Thanksgiving break and is ready for a big stretch of the winter sports season that will take place between now and winter break. Both varsity basketball teams are off to Charlotte this weekend for key games vs. Charlotte Latin and Providence Day, and our swim teams will open up their 2018–2019 campaigns this afternoon at North Raleigh Christian.
Basketball Week in Review
The girls basketball team is currently 3–1 following Tuesday night’s 47–39 loss at N.C. School of Science and Math. The Cavs and Unicorns battled neck-and-neck for 32 minutes, with the Unis using a late 12–4 run to pull away for the win. Senior Imani Spence led the Cavs with 15 points, four rebounds and five steals, while senior Jenny Drury added 8 points. Junior Claire Middleton chipped in 4 points and a team-high 10 rebounds. The Cavs trailed 35–28 in the third quarter before a quick 7–0 run capped off by a 3-pointer from eighth-grader Joelle Davis tied the game. The Unicorns then scored 6 in a row and never trailed again. Next up for the girls will be this weekend’s games in Charlotte vs. Charlotte Latin and Providence Day.
The boys basketball team improved to 6–0 with a hard-fought 68–59 win over Science and Math on Tuesday night. The Cavs used a 10–1 run in the third period to break a 44–44 tie and hang on for the victory over the Unicorns. Ninth-grader MJ Rice scored a game-high 21 points while grabbing five rebounds. It is the third 20-point game of Rice’s young career at DA. Senior Bryant Randleman filled the stat sheet with 17 points, three rebounds, four assists, three steals and two blocks, while sophomore Cole Sinclair added 15 points on 5–9 from the field. Sinclair has scored in double figures in all six games this year and is shooting 59 percent from both the field and 3-point range. The spark in the game came from sophomore Brent Randleman, who came off the bench to pull down a team-high seven rebounds and hit a momentum-changing 3-pointer late in the third period. This weekend will be a huge test for the Cavs as an ever-tough Charlotte Latin awaits on Friday night and Providence Day, a team that has won nine in a row vs. the Cavs, will host DA on Saturday afternoon.
We hope to see you at a basketball game soon! If you’re unable to come to any of our home varsity hoops games but would like to watch from home, join us via the Durham Academy Sports Network’s live stream.
Second-year coach Sarah Chaires and her staff are excited about this year’s DA swim team. The boys and girls squads open the 2018–2019 season this afternoon at North Raleigh Christian Academy, where they will compete with Wake Christian and the host Knights. On the girls side, Chaires is particularly excited about returning swimmers senior Haley Leversedge, junior Natalie Montefiori and eighth-grader Spencer Jennings. Seventh-grader Maya Dolan is a newcomer who has already made an impact on the team in practice. For the boys, seniors Clayton Heard and Nathan Dalva-Baird will lead the way, with ninth-graders Alfred Honore and Stewart Roessler also providing scoring in key races. The swim team will host Greensboro Day on Jan. 17 at Campus Hill Pool in the lone home meet of the season.
Thank you for your continued support of DA athletics!
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.