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September 2017

UPDATE: Hurricane Irma Make-Up Days

Making up lost instructional time is key after Hurricane Irma. DeKalb County School District to extend school days by 20 minutes from October 2 to December 20. In order to recapture precious instructional time lost due to Hurricane Irma, DeKalb County School District (DCSD) will extend its school [...]

DCSD Prinicpal to Partake in Dancing with DeKalb Stars

Principal Bianca Hamilton of the DeKalb Elementary School of the Arts will partake in a star-studded field of DeKalb County leaders at “Dancing with the DeKalb Stars,” a domestic violence fundraiser and resource expo on Saturday, Oct. 14 Hamilton and her partner, Patrick Smith, will participate in a dance [...]

Columbia High Navy JROTC Wins Big

Columbia High Navy JROTC wins big at regional drill meet. The Columbia High School Navy JROTC earned nine trophies, including three 1st place awards, at the Henry County Drill Meet on September 9, 2017. In addition to the 1st place honors, Columbia’s drill, athletic, and color guard teams [...]

2017 ACT Scores Show Academic Progress

2017 ACT scores show academic progress across the DeKalb County School District (DCSD). In 2017, more than 2,500 students in the DeKalb County School District (DCSD) took the ACT, earning a composite score of 19.8, compared to last year’s composite score of 19.4. As a result, DCSD is [...]

Superintendent’s Statement on DACA Decision

Superintendent Dr. R. Stephen Green issues statement following DACA decision. On September 6, 2017, President Donald Trump’s administration announced a phased-in termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which allows certain illegal immigrants who entered the country as minors to receive a renewable two-year period of [...]

Ashford Park Elementary Teacher Wins $5,000 for STEM

Congratulations to Candice Leonard, a fifth-grade teacher at Ashford Park Elementary School! She is the winner of Orkin’s Start with Science™ Classroom Contest via Facebook. As the winner, Candice will receive $5,000 in funds to help bring her STEM classroom projects to life. Thanks to the help of her DCSD [...]

TRUST in the Schoolhouse

Week of September 4, 2017 Every day, the schools of the DeKalb County School District are bursting with activities that supports college and career readiness. To keep you informed, we will share that news in “TRUST in the Schoolhouse.” Below are some examples of that work. Got an [...]

Sagamore Hills Elementary Celebrates Partnership with Mercer University

On Wednesday, August 16, 2017, Sagamore Hills Elementary School hosted educators, parents, and district leaders in a joy-filled celebration of their professional development partnership with Mercer University’s Tift College of Education. Following brief words of welcome by Principal Julie M. Taylor, Tift College Associate Dean Dr. Kelly Reffitt [...]

August 2017

Cross Keys Students to Exhibit Artwork

Cross Keys High students to exhibit artwork the Museum of Contemporary Art. The artwork of 15 Cross Keys High School students, highlighting the immigrant experience, will be on exhibit for two weeks beginning Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, at the Museum of Contemporary Art (see flyer below). The pieces [...]

DECA Students Wins Young Writer’s Contest

DECA Student wins Booklogix Young Writer’s Contest Khalil Siddeeq, a sophomore at DeKalb Early College Academy. Khalil Siddeeq, a sophomore at DeKalb Early College Academy (DECA), has been recognized as the winner of the prestigious Booklogix Young Writer’s Contest in the 14-18 age category. His [...]