Science Fair

Have you had a burning question keeping you up at night?  Well, now’s the time to find the answer to that question!  The Due West Science Fair is looking for young, eager scientists willing to do a little experimentation and show us those answers.  Again this year, 3rd, 4th & 5th grade students may enter a group project (two students per group – must be in the same grade level).

Students will be evaluated by a group of independent judges on three criteria:

  • Project – Was the scientific process (hypothesis, variables, conclusion) followed?  It doesn’t matter if your hypothesis is proven wrong.  It’s all in finding if it’s right or wrong that counts.
  • Science Project Logbook – Was the process recorded in a detailed step by step manner?
  • Board – Is your science fair board neat and all the necessary data displayed?
  • Presentation – Each student should be able to give a brief description of his or her experiment and answer the judges’ questions.

Who can participate – Any student K-5

January 16th  – No Later than the 16th, please send in the form below.

January 23rd  – Project judging at Due West for K – 2nd (projects due at the school media center by 7:45am)

January 24th  – Project judging at Due West for 3rd – 5th (projects due at the school media center by 7:45am)

January 25th –  8:00am, Cafeteria  – Awards & Celebration

February 9th  – Cobb-Paulding District Science Fair, Lovinggood Middle School

TBD – Tom Mathis Science Fair

Rules for Science Fair

Rubric for K-2

Rubric for 3-5

Rubric for 3-5 Group

Science Fair Project Entry Form


Otter’s Spirit Night

Save the date for October 30th!

We will be having a Spirit Night at Otter’s Chicken on Dallas Highway from 5:00-9:00pm.
Make sure you mention Due West Elementary Spirit Night on when you place your order.
We hope to see you there!


Bruster’s Spirit Night!

Please join us for a fun afternoon at Bruster’s on Due West. We will be enjoying their delicious ice cream and supporting our school. This is a great way to enjoy the last few days of the summer heat before fall kicks in. We hope to see you there!


Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night!

Spirit night Tuesday starting at 5pm. ??

In order for your purchase to count you MUST say with Due West and we get 3️⃣0️⃣% of sales. (This is huge as most only give 10%.)

Lemonade Squeezing contest at 6:00PM between Mr. Duff and Mrs. Waters! ??

After the contest…children will be given the lemon hulls to drink lemonade out of since August is National Lemonade Month ?

Can’t wait to see you all there to support our incredible school!!!


Due West PTA

Due West PTA is a collection of parents and teachers that have the goal of getting families actively involved in our school community. Schools work best when they have parents involved in the entire process of their child’s education. We have many active programs here at Due West Elementary and we always need volunteers. Please look at our list of programs to see where you can join us in making Due West the best school it possibly can be.


Garden Club

The Due West Garden is in need of some sweet volunteers to help organize a club to help with our garden during the school year. We have a wonderful garden that has been managed by Due West staff and parents all summer and would really love to see someone come in a help a group of students tend to the garden twice a month. If you are interested or have any family members (grandmothers/grandfathers/moms or dads) that would be interested please let us know!!!

Contact: Casey Lee ( or Ashley Britton (

Our Due West Elementary School Gardens need love during the summer!
Come be part of our Summer Garden Team even if you don’t have a green thumb and don’t know where to start (we’ll help you out with that part!).

Being a Summer Garden Angel Family lets you:

  • Enjoy the bounty of the gardens, help tend, water, weed, harvest and eat
  • Have fun with other Due West families — a productive playdate all in one
  • Learn with your children about our gardens and our plants
  • Help keep the gardens in shape so they’re healthy, productive and ready for the fall

Please volunteer for one of the weeks to help out … send a response with your contact information and the week that works best for your family.

  • May 29-June 4
  • June 5-11
  • June 12-18
  • June 19-25
  • June 26-July 2
  • July 3-9
  • July 10-16
  • July 17-23
  • July 24-30
  • July 31-August 6

Have a great (FREE!) summer activity to do with your kids. Come to one of the two training sessions to get familiar with the gardens, activities and how you can help:

  • Saturday May 21st at 10 am (meet at the garden)
  • Sunday Evening May 22 at 7 pm (meet at the garden)
  • If these dates do not work for you … that is OK, we can find another time/date.

RSVP TO if you can volunteer as a Garden Angel Family.
Thanks for helping out in our Due West Gardens


Due West Dash

Saturday, October 13, 2018
Rain or shine
Due West Elementary School, 3900 Due West Road, Marietta, GA 30064

  • 8:00 a.m. 5K walk/run
  • 9:00 a.m. 1K walk/run
  • 9:15 a.m. Kids’ Fun Run (Ages 5 & under)

Family Registration Maximum Fee $75.00 (up to 2 adults and 4 kids)
Register Online for the 5K, 1K, or Fun Run!
Registration Form
Sponsorship Form


Please help the Due West PTA by donating below items that will go into the Due West Dash race bags and support our Dash participants.
Kindergarten and 1st grade: granola bars
2nd and 3rd grades: small boxes of raisins
4th and 5th grades: small bags of pretzels
Any amount is appreciated!
Please send in donations by October 10th!