From the Druid Hills Civic Association: RED DEVIL DASH, Saturday, March 1, 9:00am, Druid Hills Middle School, 3100 Mount Olive Drive, Decatur: A 5K Race and 1-mile Fun Run along one of the few trail runs inside the perimeter. Proceeds fund the Hicks Larumbe Memorial Sportsmanship Awards, benefiting student athletes at Druid Hills High School and Middle School. Registration: http://www.active.com
RESCHEDULED: Due to the weather, the event below had to be rescheduled to Wed., Feb. 5 at 7:00 (doors open at 6:00 for previewing design)
From Fernbank PTA: The Fernbank School Council and PTA have called a meeting with the DeKalb County School District to get an update on the construction of the new Fernbank Elementary building. This will be an opportunity for the public to get information and to provide feedback and comments. Childcare for school-aged children and pizza for the kids will be provided courtesy of Fernbank aftercare and the Fernbank Foundation.
From Rep. Mike Jacobs: DeKalb & Fulton Schools Closed Tomorrow: Due to freezing weather, all public schools in DeKalb and Fulton counties will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, January 7, 2014. Click here for the full DeKalb announcement from Superintendent Michael Thurmond. \
From Jay Scott in the North Druid Hills - Briarcliff Patch: "The Druid Hills Charter Cluster group Monday night said it plans to revise and refile its petition seeking to establish a cluster of seven schools under its own administration. Matt Lewis of the group's organizing committee requested that the DeKalb Board of Education provide written notification of denial of the group's petition in order that a revised petition can be filed. The board voted 5-4 Nov.
From DHHS PTA: How's this for an EASY way to support DHHS and put thousands of dollars into your child's classrooms?!! We have just issued teacher grants and purchased tons of great new classroom materials for teachers and students at DHHS. (We'll send the full list out soon.) Where does that money come from?
From Jenny Goldemund: Reporting on 1850: A Tour of the Swanton House and a Pioneer Cabin. Go back to the year 1850 and become reporters who interview people from the past in order to write a newspaper article about them. Visit the cabin of Zenith Twilley, a free African-American woman who lived in DeKalb county in 1850. Learn about her life and daily struggles working as a weaver, seamstress and washer-woman. Help Ms. Twilley with her work washing and mending clothes.
From the North Druid Hills - Briarcliff Patch: ".... Matt Lewis, a parent who led the petition effort, expressed disappointment about the decision. “The Board’s decision is a chilling demonstration of the tyrannical insistence on mediocrity that plagues the DeKalb County public education system leading to under-performing schools that block progress in the vulnerable parts of our communities.
From Maureen Downey in the AJC: In a contentious 5-4 vote tonight, the DeKalb County Board of Education rejected the Druid Hills Charter Cluster petition.... The charter petition would have put Druid Hills High School and six feeder schools under the management of a nonprofit organization and freed them from the reach of the central office. ...
From Paideia School: " The Paideia School's 31st Annual Fine Art & Craft Sale, Saturday, November 16, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, November 17, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Location: Art Lobby & Practice Gym (Near the corner of Oakdale and South Ponce de Leon).
From the Druid Hills Charter Cluster : Join us for an update. Druid Hills Middle School Cafeteria, 3100 Mt Olive Dr, Decatur, GA 30033. Tuesday, October 29, 2013. from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. come get updated on the progress of teh DHCC and get your questions answered before the DeKalb County Board of Education votes on November 15th.