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Henderson Mill Elementary Named 1st STEAM-Certified School

DeKalb County School District is proud to announce that Henderson Mill Elementary School is the first school in the state of Georgia to receive its STEAM certification. STEAM is defined as “Science and Technology, interpreted through Engineering and the Arts, all based in Mathematical elements”, and is an interdisciplinary, contextual teaching and learning method. Its purpose is to provide students with an adaptable, reality-based, hands-on education that encourages personal growth and global development. This [...]

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New Curriculum to Focus on Individual Learning

Teaching and learning in the DeKalb County School District will be enhanced through a new curriculum that emphasizes both rigor and individual student needs. The Curriculum and Instruction team presented the new curriculum plan on March 20 to the Board of Education. It is the product of nearly one year of development involving 228 teachers across the district and textbook provider Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. DeKalb Schools will begin implementing the curriculum for the 2017-2018 [...]

AdvancED Accreditation Review

News Release: DeKalb schools to be recommended for five-year accreditation from AdvancED. STONE MOUNTAIN, GA. – A preliminary report released by AdvancED, the global leader in preschool through 12th grade accreditation services, shows the agency will recommend DeKalb County School District (DCSD) receive a five-year renewal of its accreditation following an intensive review of its academic instruction and financial viability. A team of 25 educational professionals from four states (Georgia, Florida, South Carolina [...]

School Crashers Makeover

Georgia United Credit Union is excited to announce the 4th annual School Crashers program. School Crashers is Georgia United’s largest community outreach program which offers local schools the opportunity to apply for campus makeover projects. Accredited public or private elementary, middle and high schools in Georgia are encouraged to apply for a School Crashers makeover that will be funded by Georgia United and involve school and community volunteers. Nominations will be accepted Wednesday, March [...]

Lithonia High School Hosts Inaugural Job Fair

Lithonia High School hosted its inaugural student job fair on March 2. The day-long event featured some of the region’s top employers, poised to interview and hire from the field of more than 400 students on the spot. Firms such as Publix and Forever 21 interviewed students for job opportunities with potential for promotion. In addition, employers including UPS and Six Flags Over Georgia actively engaged students while simultaneously providing information about their respective [...]

Tucker Middle School Wins Engineering Competition

A team of Tucker Middle School eighth-grade students has earned top honors in a statewide student engineering competition. The students took first place in the middle school division of the Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics, and Science (TEAMS) event, an annual competition for middle and high school students designed to help students discover their potential for engineering. During this one-day competition at the University of Georgia, students apply math and science knowledge in practical, [...]

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