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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 day by 20 minutes, Monday through Friday, beginning Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, through the end of the first semester on Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017. DCSD [...]

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 also earned a combined five 2nd place trophies and a 3rd place trophy. Overall, Columbia High placed first out of 14 Navy JROTC units from [...]

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 moving closer toward exceeding the national composite score of 21. “Our students have again demonstrated progress on the ACT, and forward momentum is always celebrated. [...]

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 are the students’ Personal Cultural Narratives developed during the 2016-2017 school year regarding what it means to be undocumented in America. The show will start with [...]

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 soon-to-be-published scientific-fantasy novel, Rouk: The Child in The Capsul , is an action-packed story about a rogue scientist who discovers a dormant experiment gone terribly [...]

Digital Dreamers Initiative Underway!

DeKalb County School District’s (DCSD) Digital Dreamers initiative is bringing laptops and wireless access to our students, staff and schools beginning this fall. Check out the video below to get the scoop on this important effort! Be sure to watch the live stream of PDS-TV 24 at www.dekalbschoolsga.org/pds-tv24! Nearly 300 students at Cedar Grove High School received mobile wireless hotspots from Sprint in support of the district’s Digital Dreamer initiative.  DeKalb [...]

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Seamless Summer Feeding Program Kick-Off

Free Summer Meals Program For DeKalb Students Launches. On June 1, the DeKalb County School District (DCSD) launched the free 2017 “Seamless Summer Feeding Program” to hundreds of happy smiles and excited faces. At Lakeside High School, food service experts gathered early in the morning to prepare nutritious breakfasts for hungry teens. At Evansdale Elementary School, young summer campers hopped, skipped, and jumped their way through the short line to a colorful, nutrient-dense lunch. [...]

DeKalb Schools to Offer Free Summer Meals to Students

TRANSLATIONS The DeKalb County School District (DCSD) will once again offer free meals during the summer to area students. As part of the district’s Seamless Summer Feeding Program, children age 18 and younger will be able to obtain breakfast and lunch meals from June 1 to July 31. All students may participate regardless of their lunch eligibility status during the school year. Breakfast will be served from 8 to 9 a.m., and lunch [...]

Chamblee Charter High Receives District’s All-Sports Award

The Chamblee Charter High School athletics program captured its first DeKalb County School District (DCSD) All-Sports Award, edging Arabia Mountain High School by 5.5 points.

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