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February 2018

Georgia Board of Education Public Hearing

Fourth Congressional District Hearing on February 27 in Conyers. STONE MOUNTAIN, GA. - The State Board of Education for Georgia is interested in hearing your thoughts at a public hearing on Tuesday, Feb. 27 in nearby Rockdale County. The State Board of Education will hold a public hearing [...]

Sniffing for Safety

DeKalb County School District (DCSD) Welcomes K-9 Units. They can smell dangerous substances left behind for more than a day. They can tell if an individual has handled and even used a firearm based solely on scent. They use state-of-the-art training and techniques to assure a safe, [...]

Avondale Elementary Gifted Robots & 3D printers

Avondale Elementary School gifted with three robots and 3D printers. One speaks Spanish. The other gives you a hug. The last one throws paper before cleaning it up. Not bad for three student-built and student-programmed robots. The Avondale Elementary coding and robotics program was gifted the three robots—along [...]

TRUST in the Schoolhouse

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 it here. Austin Elementary Thanks [...]

Redan High Interact Club

A community for community service. One DeKalb County School District (DCSD) high school club is blending elements of student enterprise, business, community service and scientific certification. Redan High School’s Interact Club—short for international action—founded in 2015, is working to become one of DCSD’s first student-run, service-based, and internationally [...]

Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl Recap

Reading bowl ignites competition and imagination. More than 840 students from 14 high schools, 20 middle schools and 51 elementary schools in DeKalb County School District (DCSD) made their way to Arabia Mountain High School on January 27 to find out who has the most comprehensive readers. Students’ [...]

January 2018

Setting the Record Straight

Your source for clear and precise news about media reports related to DeKalb County School District (DCSD). Periodically, the district will use this forum to clarify news reports regarding its activities. The district believes its constituents are entitled to the complete story, and will always work to keep [...]

Ashford Park Teacher Honored by State

Mrs. Miltner, German teacher at Ashford Park Elementary School, is World Language Educator of the Month. For Laura Miltner, a dual-language immersion German teacher at Ashford Park Elementary, January 29 began just like any other: students filed into class and got to work. Much like the previous Monday, [...]

JROTC Cadets Meet Congressman John Lewis

Cedar Grove High Cadets Present Colors at Ceremony Featuring Lewis A group of students from one DeKalb County School District (DCSD) high school recently got up close and personal with a civil rights icon. Cadets from Cedar Grove High School’s Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC) presented [...]

Freedom Middle “Freebots” Travel to Michigan

Freedom Middle School scholars travel to Michigan to share ideas on water crisis. A recent trip to Michigan has empowered a group future-minded Freedom Middle School students to change the world for the better. Freedom’s “Freebots” Robotics Team traveled to the cities of Lansing and Flint in Michigan [...]