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Stone Mountain HS Student Joins Board at Monthly Meeting

Nyisha Jones, a junior at Stone Mountain High School, represented the students of the DeKalb County School District at the Feb. 13 meeting of the DeKalb County Board of Education. Nyisha holds a 4.095 GPA and plans to attend Howard University to major in communications in film and television. Her career goal is to become a film director. Nyisha is the editor of the Stone Mountain High yearbook, serves as a teacher assistant, and [...]

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Update: Water Testing Continues at DeKalb Schools

DeKalb County School District (DCSD) continues to test water sources to determine if they meet federal drinking water standards. As of February 10, water samples have been collected at 94 schools (starting with the oldest elementary schools) and testing results have been received for 86 schools. Of the 86 schools, 48 schools have no water sources with lead content of zero or below the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) action level of 15 parts [...]

Apply Today for Princeton Summer Journalism Program

High school journalism students in the DeKalb County School District are encouraged to apply for the 2017 Princeton University Summer Journalism Program. The deadline to apply is Friday, February 24. The program is an all-expenses-paid journalism and college preparation learning experience at Princeton University for high school juniors from low-income backgrounds, scheduled for August 4-14 at the university’s campus in Princeton, NJ. Students learn reporting skills from celebrated journalists, report and write their own [...]

Stone Mountain High International Students Support Local Shelter

Like most service projects, the latest effort by the International Club at Stone Mountain High School began modestly. “We were looking for a community service project. We started searching for something that would be really important,” said Jenevee Spence, the club’s faculty sponsor and school’s ELA department chair. “We came across the International Women’s House. It was unique to partner with someone our students can identify with.” For the last several months the club, [...]

TRUST in the Schoolhouse

Week of February 6, 2017 Every day, the schools of 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. Would you like to share something for the next TRUST edition? Submit it here. Columbia Elementary School Columbia Elementary’s esteemed group, Boys to Bowties, will perform during Black History Month [...]

DeKalb Teacher Receives DART Foundation Science Grant Award

Ms. Brenda Hornaday, science teacher at Brockett Elementary, is the recipient of a $5,000 grant from the DART Foundation. Public school education projects with an emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) as well as career and technical training in the skilled trades, are the emphasis for funded projects by the DART Foundation. Resources from the grant will be used to support the students' abilities to investigate scientific phenomena. The investigation of scientific [...]

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