TRUST in the Schoolhouse
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.
May 4, 2018
Arabia Mountain High
Congratulations to the Arabia Mountain debate team for their recent third place finish in the Atlanta Urban Debate League’s state tournament. Student John Radford placed first in speaking while student Taylor Jones placed eighth in speaking. Both students placed first in the open team category.
Congratulations to the Arabia Mountain varsity track team and varsity baseball team for winning their respective Region 5A Championship tournaments.
Arabia Mountain High was recently named the recipient of the College Success Award from GreatSchools.org. The award recognizes schools who are excelling in preparing graduating students for success in college, careers or the military.
Barack H. Obama Elementary
Barack H. Obama students visited Pinewood Studios in Fayetteville on April 21 and 23. Students enjoyed free classes from Pinewood staff, lunch, and breakfast courtesy of community partners.
Browns Mill Elementary
Congratulations to Browns Mill Elementary’s Drama Club for putting on their first big production of The Lion King on May 4 and May 5.
Congratulations to students Myrna Nicholas, Kameelah Chase, Bilonda Hadnot, Corinthia Myrick, and Makeisha Adams for graduating from Fernbank Science Center’s Master Gardner program.
Chamblee Charter High
Chamblee Charter was recently named the recipient of the College Success Award from GreatSchools.org. The award recognizes schools who are excelling in preparing graduating students for success in college, careers or the military.
Congratulations to Chamblee Charter High’s Interact Club for raising $250 for the Women’s Resource Center to End Domestic Violence. Donations were made during the club’s ‘Hat Day’ event.
Congratulations to Chamblee Charter High’s varsity boys and girls tennis teams for advancing in the state tournament after a very successful season.
Congratulations to students Brian Kang and Sakshi Sehgal for being named recipients of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s College Scholarship. The scholarship will provide up to $40,000 annually to both students as they complete their bachelor’s degree.
Clarkston welcomed author Nic Stone to an event that culminated the school’s Book of the Month event, featuring Stone’s book Dear Martin. The author autographed copies of the book and led discussions on the book’s themes.
DeKalb Early College Academy
Congratulations to DECA senior Mia Stroud for winning the National Center for Women and Information Technology’s Award for Aspirations in Computing. This is the third time in four years at DCSD that Stroud has received this award.
Congratulations to Dunwoody High students Justin Nettles, Sam Shapira, Daniel Jakubowski, Landis Mangum, Ahna Lorden and Dabney Duncan for earning honors on the 2018 National Latin Exam for Latin I. They were joined by Latin III students Anna Wilkinson, Luke Freedman, Robert Freedman, Alessandra Tadei and Valentina Thelen, who earned similar distinctions.
Congratulations to Dunwoody High students Filippo Di Benedetto, Galya Fischer, Justin Jasper, Erika Smith, John Kerdasha, Weston Spencer, Brian Weinshenker, and Elizabeth Cowan for being named in the Governor’s Honor Program for Summer 2018.
Elizabeth Andrews High
Congratulations to Elizabeth Andrews students for taking a fourth college tour on during the 2018-2019 school year on April 10. Students who took the trip were required to meet the criteria to attend the school—Georgia Gwinnett College—and many applied for attendance while visiting. The students were greeted by DeKalb County Board of Education chairman Michael Erwin, who ate lunch with students.
Congratulations to Henderson Middle technology teacher Brett Ernst, who was recently awarded the honor of Middle School Teacher of the Year for the state of Georgia by the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association.
Indian Creek Elementary
Congratulations to Indian Creek principal Antonette Campbell for earning honors from the Who’s Who in Asian American Communities (WWAAC) Awards on Saturday, September 22 at the Rialoto Center for the Arts. Campbell will be serving as a keynote speaker during a WWAAC luncheon. The organization will also present to Indian Creek a LIFT Award and modest grant honorarium.
Congratulations to Marbut Elementary Traditional Theme School’s competitors in The New & Scrappy Science Olympiad on March 24 at Druid Hills Middle. Of the 12 events students competed in, the team placed in nine, winning six first place medals, one second place medal and two third place medals.
Margaret Harris Comprehensive
Margaret Harris Comprehensive welcomed the FOX 5 news team to a rocket launch in honor of STEM Week in late April. The week also featured a STEM show for students, a group reading of Dr. Seuss, experiments, and a school-wide science fair.
Miller Grove High
Miller Grove High hosted a Making Memories with Mom event on April 20. The event—designed to celebrate the bond of relationships between mothers and daughters—featured 60 participants, who took part in live music, painting, a community meal, and guest speaker Teresa Samuel.
Peachtree Charter Middle
Congratulations to Peachtree Charter science teacher Brian Gardiner for being awarded the Torch Bearer’s Award for Excellence in Science Education.
Stone Mountain Middle
Congratulations to Stone Mountain Middle students Fatima Sadi, Chyna Hughey, Ingabire Lydia, and Za’kariya Goods for their participation in the DCSD Science Fair.