Every day, the schools of the DeKalb County School District are bursting with activities that support 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.

March 27, 2019

Austin Elementary
Austin Elementary students and staff celebrated Exceptional Children’s Week by creating a bulletin board titled, “Let’s Celebrate What Makes Austin Exceptional.” Each student listed what they feel is exceptional about themselves and displayed it on the board.

Bob Mathis Elementary
Bob Mathis celebrated Read Across America Week by hosting Board of Education member Vickie Turner as well as Stonecrest City Councilman Rob Turner.

Chamblee Middle
Congratulations to Martin Gerstle for earning second place in Animation at the most recent 2019 State Technology Competition, held March 9. Gerstle teamed with a student from Kittredge Magnet School.

Champion Theme Middle
Congratulations to student Jaden Bryan, who earned a first place finish in the Physical Science category at the most recent DeKalb County Regional Science & Engineering Fair. He will represent the district on March 28 at a statewide tournament in Athens, Ga.

Chesnut Charter Elementary
Congratulations to Molly Spencer and Ainsley Racine for claiming third place in Internet Applications at the most recent Animation at the most recent 2019 State Technology Competition, held March 9.

Clarkston High
Congratulations to Clarkston for hosting the Georgia Council for International Visitors. The group, comprised of 55 ESOL leaders from around the world, observed students at the school.

Congratulations to student Ciandra Lowe for being named a REACH Scholar for 2019. As a REACH scholar, Lowe is eligible for mentorship throughout her four years of high school on an as-needed basis, with the end reward being a scholarship to college.

Columbia Elementary
Congratulations to Columbia Elementary for winning the Exceptional Children’s Week Bulletin Board Contest for the second year in a row. Student Nevin Paul designed the picture and received a formal recognition.

DeKalb Early College Academy
Congratulations to DECA senior Christopher Ballenger for earning second place in Mobile Apps at the most recent 2019 State Technology Competition, held March 9.

Congratulations to students Moontashir Siam and Keianna Moyer for advancing in the National History Day competition. Siam advanced for her documentary Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal and the Triumph During the Great Depression,” while Moyer won for her historical paper, “”The Corrosion of Student Rights: Burnside v. Tinker.”

Dunwoody Elementary
Congratulations to the following students for placing at the the most recent 2019 State Technology Competition, held March 9: Tejas Bachu, Dheeraj Lunawat, Kush Bhandari, Akhil Atyam, Tanush Jayakeerthi, and Jiya Parekh.

Dunwoody High
Congratulations to student Unique Montgomery, who won the most recent Dunwoody High School Poetry Contest. As the winner, Montgomery will receive a $50 gift card as well as a free copy of the school’s literary magazine.

Congratulations to student athlete Alon Rogow, who broke the Dunwoody High School pole vault record with a vault of 13 feet, 8.25 inches.

Congratulations to Wildcat5e, Dunwoody’s FRC Robotics Team. The team was one of four tournament champions at the recent FIRST Robotics Gainesville State Qualifying Event.

Congratulations to girls’ basketball team coach Dr. Angela Nash for claiming 300 wins as head coach.

Congratulations to boys’ wrestling coach Luke McSorley for being named DCSD’s wrestling coach of the year.

Huntley Hills Elementary
Congratulations to Simone Anthony, who has earned entry to the State Social Studies Fair on April 13. Anthony performed well at the recent Regional Social Studies Fair in Rockdale County, claiming her place at the next phase of the competition.

Henderson Middle
Congratulations to the Henderson Middle Science Olympiad Team for placing third at the most recent regional competition.

Kittredge Magnet School
Congratulations to Aaron Gerstle for earning second place in Animation at the most recent 2019 State Technology Competition, held March 9. Gerstle partnered with a student from Chamblee Middle.

Livsey Elementary
Livsey celebrated Read Across America week with a character parade on March 1. Students and teachers marched through the school dressed as their favorite book characters.

Perimeter Construction Company recently partnered with Livsey to make sure all unpaid lunch fees were paid. Congratulations to the Livsey team for facilitating and welcoming such great community support.

Murphey Candler Elementary
Congratulations to Murphey Candler for partnering with The Lighthouse to host a free vision screening clinic. The event made possible the screening of more than 65 students, resulting in 16 identifications of an eye exam and free pair of glasses.

Oak Grove Elementary
Congratulations to Oak Grove student, Joe Austin, who recently competed in the USAG Men’s Gymnastics State Meet in Savannah, GA. He placed first in floor exercise and third all-around. He advances to the regional competition in April.

Panola Way Elementary
Congratulations to Panola Way for holding a successful Career Day 2019. The event featured more than 50 professionals representing businesses from throughout metro Atlanta and beyond, including the National Guard.

Peachtree Charter Middle
Congratulations to students Myles Ea and Navnita Krishna Naveen Snitha who placed well at the most recent 2019 State Technology Competition, held March 9.

Redan Elementary
Redan Elementary celebrated Pi Day by having the administrative team visit classrooms to work with students. Principal Goolsby encouraged a love of math by sharing a video as well as pies with students. Students received non-stop instruction about Pi throughout the day.

Redan Middle
Redan Middle’s Beta Club recently partnered with Alpha Kappa Alpha’s Tau Pi Omega chapter for a community beautification project along South Stone Mountain Lithonia Road.

Redan Middle’s Beta Club spent February 15 playing bingo with local seniors at Traditions Health & Rehabilitation. The event also featured the club donating blankets and socks to residents.

Redan Middle hosted its Black History Month celebration on February 28. The program featured a play focused on the Black Migration as well as such individuals as Josephine Baker, Richard Wright, James Baldwin, Langston Hughes, Tina Turner, Nina Simone, Marcus Garvey, Charlie Parker, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, John Carlos, Oprah Winfrey, and Principal Karen Davis.

Sagamore Hills Elementary
Congratulations to the Sagamore Hills SeaPerch team, the Hydro Seals, for winning first place overall at the most recent regional SeaPerch competition. The team—made up of students Jeevan Michaels, Nealon Brodine, Rylie Gardiner, and Paulos Wuhib, as well as teachers/coaches Kristen Garrett, Rachael Lambert, and Julia Harrison—is now eligible to compete at the International Competition, held this summer at the University of Maryland.

Stoneview Elementary
Congratulations to Stoneview Elementary for hosting a community housing forum in an effort to combat transient rates at school. The event featured school speakers, meetings with apartment managers, and the DCSD Parent & Family Engagement Department to address this community need.

Tucker Middle
Congratulations to students Skylar Slone and Samantha Kirn for winning a $400 grant from United Way of Greater Atlanta. Slone and Kirn participated in the SPARK Competition, which helps promote and support students willing to improve access to STEM opportunities in their school communities. Students presented a three-minute pitch before a panel of judges.

Towers High
Congratulations to students Khail White, Savannah Davis, and Corey Moore for being selected to play in the Atlanta “City of Champions” basketball game. Top athletes from around metro Atlanta were selected based on their overall play during the 2018-2019 season.