Paper shredding to benefit ICS

Event Date and Time: 
05/18/2014 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm

From MANA resident Lisa Crowder: I am sponsoring a community shredding event at the International Community School (formerly Medlock Elementary) on Sunday, May 18th from 2-5p. The event is a fundraiser benefitting the science program at the school and a donation of $5 per box of documents shredded is requested. I'll post more details on the event closer to the time, but wanted to let everyone know that this event is scheduled, so please save up all your documents for shredding and bring them out to ICS on May 18th!

Hope to see you then!
Lisa Crowder :)

School Board Shrinks to 7

From state rep. Mike Jacobs: School Board Shrinks to 7, Election Problems Averted. First, an announcement:  Senator Fran Millar and I will host a town hall meeting on state and local issues next Monday, March 10, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Chamblee First United Methodist Church, 4147 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, between I-285 and Peachtree Blvd.  Then, an update:  One month ago, the school accrediting agency SACS took the DeKalb County School System off of probation, which is the status one step away from complete accreditation loss.  The system had been placed on probation approximately one year earlier for mismanagement, dysfunction and other shortcomings of the school board.  

Revised Fernbank school site plan

From the Fernbank PTA: On February 19, 2014, Dekalb County School District held a community meeting at the AMS location of Fernbank.  They presented a revised site plan for the new school.  Changes in this new plan are in direct response from requests made by the Fernbank School Council, Fernbank Foundation, Fernbank PTA and Community Members.

County online learning links for upcoming tests

From the county interim CEO's office: In order to ensure that learning opportunities continue and as we work to prepare students for CRCTs and EOCTs, included below is a list of K-12 instructional resources including, science and social studies, for students and parents. These links can be accessed electronically to support learning and mastery of the curriculum. In addition to accessing the resources provided below, students and parents may view the student virtual toolbox to learn about the various instructional tools available in the DeKalb County School District. The toolbox may be accessed by clicking here.

Druid Hills Middle School 5K and Fun Run

Event Date and Time: 
03/01/2014 - 9:00am

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:

Fernbank Elementary School meeting on new building [Rescheduled]

Event Date and Time: 
02/05/2014 - 7:00pm

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.

DeKalb Schools Closed Tomorrow (1/7/14)

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. \

Druid Hills Charter Group to refile petition

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.

Buy a tree and help Druid Hills High School

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?

DeKalb History Center school tours

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.

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