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DISCBOTS Compete for Robotics Championship

In just its second season of existence, the DISCBOTS robotics came within one victory of competing for the FIRST Robotics championship in Georgia’s Northern Division. The DISCBOTS is a highly-diverse team of 40 DeKalb County School District (DCSD) middle and high school students representing 15 countries and 35 languages across Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Central and South America. At the divisional championships in Dalton, Ga., the team narrowly lost the third-place tiebreaker in [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

DeKalb Students Win 13 Awards at State Tech Fair

DeKalb County School District had an outstanding showing at the 2017 Georgia Educational Technology Fair on March 11 in Macon, Ga. Students took home 13 awards. 1st Place Winners: Will Wright, Chamblee Charter High School - Audio Production Cody Nelson, Henderson Middle School – Digital Game Design Noah Covey, Dunwoody High School – Digital Game Design Maleah Keys, Stephenson High School – Internet Applications 2nd Place Winners: Janai Williams, Cedar Grove High School – [...]

Twin Duo Helps Young Writers

Arabia Mountain High twins return to former middle school to help young writers. The Trice twins volunteer to teach expository writing skills to 6th grade students at Columbia MS. Kailah and Artis Trice, a twin brother and sister at Arabia Mountain High School, were once developing writers in middle school. That experience and insight has led them back to Columbia Middle School to help their younger peers. Each Friday morning, [...]

Cross Keys Students Participate In Ice Cream Taste-Off

Cross Keys students were challenged by High Road Craft Ice Cream to develop a new ice cream flavor. Cross Keys High Schools students participated in the first Youth Entrepreneurs Ice Cream Taste Off on Saturday, March 4. Youth Entrepreneurs (YE) is a high school program that helps students discover fulfillment through the creation of their own business idea. The YE students were challenged by High Road Craft Ice Cream to develop [...]

DeKalb Students Win “I Have a Dream” Essay Contest

Catrina McQueen of Martin Luther King Jr. HS & Morgan Elise Roberts of Hightower ES were 2 of 3 essay contest winners. The Atlanta Dream announced the three winners of their “I Have a Dream” essay contest- two being from DeKalb County School District. Over 400 students from 46 schools submitted 300-500 word essays for the 2017 “I Have a Dream” essay contest, expressing their dream and describing the impact of [...]

DeKalb Students Excel at Regional Science and Engineering Fair

Approximately 220 DeKalb County School District students exhibited projects at the 2017 DeKalb Regional Science and Engineering Fair held on February 11, 2017. The DeKalb Regional Science and Engineering Fair is the “playoff” round before the Georgia Science and Engineering Fair. Participants applied knowledge gained from classroom instruction via their research and engineering designs in multiple categories, including (but not limited to): animal sciences, chemical and physical energy, biochemistry, chemistry, computational biology and [...]

College Admissions Informational

Parents and students are encouraged to attend a special informational session on how you can better navigate through the college admissions process. See flier below for more information about the event and guest speaker.

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