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.

March 30, 2018

Arabia Mountain High
Congratulations to Arabia Mountain High for having 46 percent of the student body (631 students) as part of the A or A/B honor roll.

Barack H. Obama Elementary Magnet School of Science & Technology
Congratulations to Barack H. Obama students Dontaye Bell and Jonathan Mendez for placing at the 2018 Georgia Technology Fair in March. Bell claimed second place in Mobile Apps while Mendez placed third in Productivity Design.

Bob Mathis Elementary
Congratulations to students Princeton King and Zavier Smith, who represented Bob Mathis and DCSD at a regional social studies fair in Rockdale County. The students, respectively, presented a project on Colin Kaepernick’s protest and social media changing social skills.

Cedar Grove High
Congratulations to Cedar Grove High students Larry Carr and Evan Carr for placing first in Audio Production at the 2018 Georgia Technology Fair.

Chesnut Elementary
Congratulations to students Nia Elekwachi and Milan McKinney for claiming first-place finishes in the 2018 Georgia State Technology Fair competition in graphic design. Congratulations to students Nate Cartwright and Micah Foote, who will represent DCSD at the state Social Science Fair, after submitting projects on becoming a professional baseball payer and food deserts, respectively.

Clarkston High
Congratulations to Clarkston’s FCCLA chapter, which claimed one gold, two silver and one bronze medal at the most recent state competition. Clarkston students also represented DCSD at the nationally by hosting NSTA conference attendees on March 16.

DeKalb Alternative
Congratulations to students Ezekiel Dobbs and Makaila Bradshaw for representing DeKalb Alternative School and DCSD at a recent Unite for School Safety Town Hall meeting.

DeKalb School of the Arts
Congratulations to DSA’s participation in the FAME Concert and Show-Choir competition in The Bronx, New York at Hostos College on March 9. While there, DSA’s ProArte won first place in the unisex ensemble division, while HighLeitt won first place in the mixed ensemble division. HighLeitt also won best overall vocal sound and placed second in the show choir division, with DSA senior Kalonjee Galimore won best male vocalist.

Druid Hills High
Congratulations to Druid Hills student Sophie Reiss or earning the Gold American Voices Medal for poetry in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. As a winner, Reiss and her teacher will be recognized in June at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

Dunwoody Elementary
Fourth grader Bhavya Sha and fifth grader Jaeden Brown both earned a third place title at the 2018 Georgia Technology Fair in Macon in early March. Fifth grader Arnav Gupta finished first place in the regional social studies fair this month and will represent DCSD and Dunwoody in the state competition.

Dunwoody High
Dunwoody High clubs and students continue to achieve locally and countywide. Dunwoody High partnered with the Mad Italian, Dunwoody Wing Factory, Dunwoody Police Department and DeKalb County Special Olympics this month for a celebration of Exceptional Children’s Week. As part of the celebration, staff and students raised $1,138 for the DeKalb County Special Olympics. Dunwoody’s Academy of Broadcast Journalism, Pep Band and PTSO Hospitality Committee provided several events for exceptional students throughout the week, ending with a morning dance party.

Congratulations to Dunwoody’s Tech Student Association for claiming fifth place at a recent state competition. Student Seth May claimed first place in written exams. Student Ben Shifrin was one of six students in the state to be recognized for his efforts as a Sergeant-At-Arms for the Georgia TSA.

Dunwoody-based rock band Lucy and The Glassmen won an annual Battle of the Bands competition, earning a spot at the Lemonade Days event in downtown Dunwoody as well as a professional recording session. The band includes students Lucy Yates, Brian Weinshenker and Noah Covey.

Congratulations to Dunwoody High’s 2016-2017 yearbook staff for being recognized in the 2018 Jostens Look Book, which celebrates the best yearbook design and coverage.

Eagle Woods Academy
Congratulations to Eagle Woods student Dareious Copeland for being nominated in the 2017-2018 Art Star awards on March 21. Copeland designed the CEC button for DCSD.

Edward L. Bouie Elementary Theme
Congratulations to students Caleb Davis and Maurice Seals, who represented E.L. Bouie and DCSD at a regional social studies fair in Rockdale County. Davis, who placed first in his division, will represent DCSD at the state level at Clayton State University in April.

Fairington Elementary
Students, parents and staff at Fairington united to raise $1,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for Pennies for Patients, which helps fund research and access to therapies and treatments for blood cancer patients.

Hightower Elementary
Congratulations to Hightower students Aiden Scott and Augusto Gonzalez who placed at the most recent statewide Technology Fair. Scott claimed first in Device Modification while Gonzalez placed second in 3D Modeling.

Huntley Hills Elementary
Huntley Hills’ Page Turners Book Club celebrated the successful completion of Thomas Rockwell’s How to Eat Fried Worms with the recreation of a Wacky Worm Dirt Desert. The newly established club is designed for third grade students who love to read, with an overall goal of inspiring them to read and develop comprehension skills.

John R. Lewis Elementary
Congratulations to John R. Lewis Elementary for being designated as a 2018 National Beta School of Merit.

Lithonia High
More than 100 Lithonia High students joined those at Stoneview Elementary for a morning reading event in March 2018. The students read sections of The Magician Hat.

Marbut Elementary
Congratulations to students Amani Lynch and Kevin Harper, who represented Marbut and DCSD at a regional social studies fair in Rockdale County. Lynch claimed a Best-In-Fair award while Harper earned a first place ribbon. Both students will represent DCSD at the state level at Clayton State University in April.

Mary McLeod Bethune Middle
Congratulations to Bethune Middle students Idiya Gebreegziabher and Cameron Penn for placing first in the Problem Solving category at the 2018 Georgia Technology Student Association competition held March 16-18.

McNair Middle
Congratulations to McNair Middle for winning the Champion’s Award at a recent drone competition held at Grady High School on March 10.

Miller Grove High
Miller Grove High will host a Culinary Boot Camp event June 24-29. The event—featuring chefs Keio Gayden and G. Garvin—will lead students through a weeklong program showcasing a variety of cooking techniques. Participating students will be selected through a 500-word essay contest.

Stoneview Elementary
This month, Stoneview welcomed students from the University of Maryland for in-class coaching sessions focused on appropriate classroom behavior as well as Greek and Latin.

Tucker Middle
Congratulations to Tucker Middle’s Technology Student Association for representing DCSD well at the Annual State Conference in Athens, Ga., on March 17, where Tucker Middle was named fifth overall in the state. Students Bayden Patel, Nuhamin Chernet, Brooke Slone and Cindy Lin claimed first place finishes in mass production, medical technology and promotional marketing. The club’s advisors, Nathaniel Williams, Amber Clinton, and Eric Knapp, were also awarded the Tommy Pitchford Inspirational Teacher Award, which recognizes chapters for excellence in placement.

Wadsworth Magnet
Congratulations to Wadsworth’s Mathematics Team, which traveled to Shiloh Middle in Gwinnett County on March 17 to compete and represent DCSD. Fifth grade students Justin Palmer and Lauren Williams placed third.

Warren Technical School
Congratulations to Warren Tech students for placing in the HOSA State Leadership Conference, held March 8-10. Victoria Holloway placed third in Life Support Skills while Kenya Moon placed second in Speaking Skills. Both students qualify for the HOSA International Leadership Conference in Dallas, Texas on June 27-30.