Every day, the schools of the DeKalb County School District are bursting with activities that supports college and career readiness. We’ll share that news in TRUST in the Schoolhouse. Below are some examples of that work. Got an idea? Please share it here.
April 20, 2018
Arabia Mountain High
Congratulations to Arabia Mountain student Patra Williams for winning $100 as part of the 2017-2018 Georgia Rotary Clubs Laws of Life Essay Contest.
Chamblee Charter High
Congratulations to Lucretia Gant for being awarded the title of High School Engineering Technology Teacher of the Year at the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association’s national conference.
Chapel Hill Middle
Congratulations to Chapel Hill Middle for receiving a $500 grant from USA Football. The school will use the funds to purchase new equipment from Riddell, USA Football’s equipment partner.
Congratulations to Clarkston High for heading a Citizenship Workshop on March 24 in partnership with Asian Americans Advancing Justice. More than 40 students, parents and community members attended the event, which helps assist applications for U.S. citizenship.
Congratulations to students John Spalding and Van Craven for being honored by the Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards, also known as the Shuler Hensley Awards. Spalding was nominated for best supporting actor for the school’s production of Urinetown, while Craven received an honorable mention for best orchestra.
Congratulations to students Madison Pankey, Sophia Kile and Justin Jasper for placing second in the Earth and Environmental Sciences category of the 70th Georgia Science and Engineering Fair.
Congratulations to the Dunwoody High Girls JV Soccer team, who went undefeated under the leadership of Phillip Davis, as well as the Dunwoody High Boys Varsity Tennis Team, who finished third in a regional tournament, qualifying for state competition.
Congratulations to Dunwoody students Alex Eldridge, Zac Pankey, Andre Sonnier and Jacob Starks for placing first in the Georgia Personal Finance Challenge.
Congratulations to students Rose Lubin and Hannah Bowman for winning first place in the district level of the Young Georgia Authors contest.
E.L. Bouie Elementary
Congratulations to the E.L. Bouie community for raising $2,000 in three weeks in just pennies, marking the most the school has ever raised. The funds will be used for critical research in partnership with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Fairington Elementary partnered with Atlanta Food Bank to feed 85 families with nearly 3,000 pounds of donated food.
Congratulations to student Ta’Leeyah Camsel for being named a winner in the Young Georgia Authors Writing Contest.
Congratulations to teacher Heather Ledet for being named a presenter at the 2018 STEM Forum in Pennsylvania in July 2018. Ledet will be presenting on garden-based learning and how to improve STEM outcomes in an elementary setting.
John R. Lewis Elementary
The Atlanta Silverbacks soccer team visited John Lewis to show support to students and granted free tickets to the student body.
Congratulations to student Madysen Vault for advancing in the Young Georgia Authors Writing Contest for her work titled Moma.
Congratulations to Montclair students Miguel Cortez, Angely Torres, Aury Martinez, Alexa Aguilar, Ashley Lorenzo and Kimberly Bimbiano for placing first in the Montclair Science Olympiad.
Panola Way Elementary
Panola Way hosted a motivational rally to celebrate students taking the Georgia Milestones Assessment exam. The event was attended by radio personality Art Terrell as well as other members of the KISS 104.1 Morning Groove crew.
Region 1 (Multiple Schools)
Congratulations to principals Jennifer Sanders (Dunwoody Elementary), Brian “Scott” Heptinstall (Peachtree Charter Middle), Tracey Crenshaw (Vanderlyn Elementary), Andrea Wright (STEM Coordinator), Delores Paschall (Oakcliff), Renita McMillan (Ashford Park), and Mitch Green (Henderson Mill Elementary) for serving on the principal’s panel at the STEAM
Leadership Conference at Georgia Tech University, where they shared challenged and triumphs at their respective schools while seeking STEM/STEAM certification.
Congratulations to Sequoyah Middle for being named a 2017-2018 National Beta School of Merit.
Stone Mountain Elementary
Congratulations to Stone Mountain Elementary for hosting a community leadership lab on March 3. The event engaged conversations with community leaders, administrators, students, parents and teachers to help grow their school community.
More than 25 volunteers and 150 students participated in a literacy event at Stoneview hosted by the Junior League of DeKalb County. The event featured storytellers, book giveaways, arts, crafts, a parade, parent resources, food, drinks and even dancing from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Congratulations to Stoneview Elementary for receiving a grant from the Krystal Foundation worth $1,919 to maintain the school’s STEM garden.
Congratulations to the following students for receiving full scholarships to various colleges and universities: Michael Pollard, Vincent Gilleylen, Alejandro Silva, Elisha Rouse, Miiftaha Badada, Thanh Ton, Rekeishah Sanders, Traci Brown and David Manigo.
Congratulations to Tucker Middle’s Mixed Chorus, who received a gold rating for their performance in Chicago at the World Strides Music Heritage Festival 2018. This is the fourth year in a row that the Tucker Middle’s Chorus has received a gold rating.
Congratulations to counselor Natasha Moon for receiving the 2018 Reese House Social Justice Advocate of the Year Award from the Counselors for Social Justice division of the American Counseling Association.