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    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.

    September 7, 2018

    Allgood Elementary
    Allgood received a generous donation of school supplies courtesy of Austin CSI in early August. The donations were distributed throughout the student body through the Allgood Parent Center during the first week of school.

    Allgood partnered with Allgood United Methodist Church on Aug. 4 for a Back-To-School rally. The rally featured refreshments, music, a bounce house, and other fun activities, in addition to a school supply donation.

    Congratulations to Allgood Elementary for being chosen by the Dunwoody Nature Center to receive a pollinator garden. The Nature Center will donate all resources needed to install the garden in Allgood’s outdoor classroom on Oct. 2, 2018. Teachers will create lessons about pollination and plant reproduction.

    Cedar Grove Elementary
    Congratulations to the staff of Cedar Grove Elementary for having 100% participation in the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA).

    DeKalb Academy of Technology & Environment (DATE)
    DATE hosted a First Day Extravaganza on the first day of school, which features a pep rally, stilt walkers, fire blowers, jugglers and more. Throughout the day, students also completed team-building exercises, heard motivational speakers, and attended performances.

    DeKalb Early College Academy (DECA)
    DECA recently announced it had 144 scholars take college courses at Georgia State University’s Perimeter Campus during the Summer 2018 semester, a record for the school. DECA reported that 93 percent of attending students received passing grades.

    Dunaire Elementary
    Dunaire music teacher and Dynamix DeKalb Ensemble leader, Chelsea Cook, was recently honored by The Atlanta Journal Constitution. For more information, read her story.

    E.L. Miller Elementary
    E.L. Miller recently celebrated its schoolwide Positive Behavior & Intervention Supports (PBIS) program with an educational pep rally. Each grade level presented poems, cheers, chants and dances focusing on the topic of positive behavior.

    Hambrick Elementary
    Hambrick was recently visited by DCSD alumnus Shameik Moore, New York DJ Tiff McFierce, and national nonprofit Yoobi for a school supply giveaway. Read more about this story.

    Hawthorne Elementary
    Hawthorne was selected by the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World Incorporated to receive a donation of $1,000 in early August. The school was honored at the Hyatt Regency after being named the recipient of the donation.

    Huntley Hills Elementary
    Huntley Hills was recognized as a 2018 DCSD Family Friendly School by DCSD’s Parent & Family Engagement department for exhibiting strong partnerships with families to improve student achievement.

    John R. Lewis Elementary
    John R. Lewis Elementary received a donation of $2,000 in funds as well as school supplies for more than 275 families courtesy of Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta on Aug. 1.

    Kittredge Magnet Elementary School
    Kittredge Magnet sixth-grade student Etta Potthoff was recognized as one of ten honorable mentions in the 2018 German Embassy Annual Essay Contest. Potthoff was honored out of hundreds from throughout the United States.

    Panola Way Elementary
    On Aug. 10, Panola Way Elementary welcomed Bob Mackey, CEO of the Boys and Girls Clubs of North Central Georgia and Tom Jones from WSB Channel 2 Action News. Mackey and Jones shared words of inspiration with the students which was centered around having the students to “Be Better.” View pictures from the event.

    Redan High
    Redan High’s Interact Club is heading to Arizona to compare the qualities of water in Navajo and Hopi Native American reservations to those in African American neighborhoods in DeKalb County. Congratulations!

    Rock Chapel Elementary
    The entire Rock Chapel Elementary student body received book bag donations courtesy of The International Allied Painters Association: Council 77 in early August. Teachers also received such school supplies as wipes, copy paper, and other paper products.

    Rockbridge Elementary
    Rockbridge recently partnered with the local Walmart on Memorial Drive, pledging to support students by donating $300 to the DCSD school each month for the purpose of school supplies and uniforms. Congratulations!

    Sagamore Hills Elementary
    Sagamore Hills Elementary STEM teacher, Stephanie Spencer, was recently honored by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Read her story.

    Stone Mountain High
    The Young3 Crew—made up of former NBA and WNBA players Johnnie Williams, Jerome Williams, James Robinson, Erin Thorne, and Desmond Farmer—recently visited Stone Mountain High to deliver an empowering message to students.

    On Aug 6., the DCSD Board of Education approved a donation of $8,303 made by Justin Williams to Stone Mountain for the purpose of new furniture.

    Stoneview Elementary
    Stoneview partnered with the Lambda Epsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and the Brian Jordan Foundation to host a Back-To-School Bash in early August. The rally featured arts and crafts, face painting, storytelling, and other activities. Attending families also received bags full of school supplies.