Week of October 9, 2017

Every day, the schools of the DeKalb County School District are bursting with activities that supports college and career readiness. Twice a month, we’ll share that news in TRUST in the Schoolhouse. Below are some examples of that work.  Got an idea? Please share it here.

Arabia Mountain High School
Arabia Mountain High School’s Debate Team, under the leadership of Dr. Emanuel Martin, competed in the Pebblebrook Tournament and received the following awards:

  • Jarod Byrd and Ahmaad Parker – first place novice team
  • John Radford and Taylor Jones – first place varsity team
  • Individual awards were given to Jerry Meyers, Sameal Con-Roma, Trinity Smith
  • Individual rounds were awarded to Trisha Warren, Victoria Rogers, and Lauren Dudley

Peachtree Middle School
On Oct. 4, nearly 100 students from Peachtree Charter Middle School’s STEM program visited Porsche Cars North America’s headquarters to learn first-hand about automotive engineering design. The students built gravity cars and presented their work to PCNA subject matter experts for feedback on design and functionality. The visit to PCNA was a critical step on their path to the Georgia Gravity Games, a state-wide competition on Nov. 4 where students will race their gravity cars.

Robert Shaw Theme School
Students in grades three through five demonstrated improved performance in the Math and Language Arts section of the Georgia Milestones Test, earning proficient or better on 46.4 percent of tests. This is greater than the state average of 40 percent.

Sagamore Hills Elementary School
Sandra Deal, First Lady of Georgia, visited Sagamore Hills Elementary on Sept. 27. Mrs. Deal read local author Coy Bowle’s children’s book, Will Powers. All of Sagamore Hills’ second-grade students participated in this special event. A meet and greet with teachers and parents was also held following the reading.