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October 2017

Stoneview Receives Donation from Burlington

Stoneview Elementary School receives $10,000 donation from Burlington Coat Factory. On October 13, at an all-school assembly, teachers at Stoneview Elementary School received a surprise $10,000 gift from Burlington Coat Factory. “We are so excited about the partnership we have with Burlington Coat Factory and we look forward [...]

Wadsworth Student Wins State STEM Competition

Wadsworth student earns first-place I state STEM competition. Temple Lester, a fifth-grade student at Wadsworth Magnet School for High Achievers, was selected as the first-place winner for the Georgia Science Teachers Association STEM Talk competition. The Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Talk contest was designed to give [...]

Parent College Info Night Prepares Families for College

Parent College Info Night helps families prepare for college. The DCSD Parent College Info Night was an opportunity to share with parents about the resources within DCSD that help students get ready for higher education. Eleven organizations participated in this event. Check out this I Love DeKalb Schools [...]

TRUST in the Schoolhouse

Week of October 9, 2017 Every day, the schools of the DeKalb County School District are bursting with activities that supports college and career readiness. Twice a month, we’ll share that news in TRUST in the Schoolhouse. Below are some examples of that work.  Got an idea? Please share [...]

STEM Learning Through Drones

Chesnut Elementary uses drones to integrate STEM learning principles. 2nd grade teacher, Kantrail Horton, shows students the drone controls. Chesnut Elementary School students programmed and operated 13 drones as part of the school’s monthly Chesnut Engineering Opportunity (CEO) Day. Students received a first-hand experience with programming [...]

Tucker Middle Students Recognized as REACH Scholars

Tucker Middle School students recognized as REACH scholarship winners. Written by: Austin Leachman, DCSD Communications Intern Three Tucker Middle School eighth-grade students were recognized as winners of the REACH Scholarship during a special ceremony on October 13 at the school. The honorees are Nuhamin Chernet, Kenny Vu, [...]

New Mobile Pediatric Medical Clinic

DeKalb County School District (DCSD) and community partners unveil new mobile pediatric medical clinic at kickoff event. A pediatric mobile health unit capable of providing care for students regardless of family income was unveiled on Oct. 12, 2017, at a special event featuring the DeKalb County School District (DCSD) [...]

DeKalb Teacher Earns Fulbright Distinguished Award

Vincent Gray, a teacher at Druid Hills High School, has been offered a Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching grant to Greece through the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Gray is one of approximately 35 U.S. citizens who will travel abroad through [...]

DCSD Partners with Local Radio to Reach International Community

Radio appearance marks new outreach to international community in DeKalb County. DeKalb County School District (DCSD) and Sagal Radio Services are partnering to share important information about DCSD schools and initiatives with members of the local international community. Beginning in October 2017, DCSD-based programs and news will be [...]

DeKalb High School Band Named Falcons Official Drumline

Martin Luther King Jr. High School Band Announced as Atlanta Falcons Official Drumline for the 2017-2018 Season! Edited By: Austin Leachman Congratulations to the Martin Luther King Jr. High School “Kings of Halftime” Marching Band for being selected as the official drumline for the Atlanta Falcons. Under the [...]