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.

Druid Hills Charter Cluster group responds

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.

Druid Hills Charter Cluster rejected

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. ...

Paideia School art sale

Event Date and Time: 
11/16/2013 - 10:00am - 11/17/2013 - 5:00pm

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).

Druid Hills Charter Cluster update

Event Date and Time: 
10/29/2013 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

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. 

Fernbank fundraiser:

Event Date and Time: 
09/21/2013 - 2:00pm

From Fernbank: On Saturday, September 21 at 2 p.m., Fernbank Science Center and the Southern Order of Storytellers collaborate on Stories Among the Stars, a fund-raising event marking the autumnal equinox. As the star projector depicts the night sky on the planetarium dome, storytellers Mary Apps, Tersi Bendiburg, Sarah Beth Nelson and Nancy Riggs will share tales of the autumn constellations, including the stories of Demeter and Persephone, Andromeda, the Milky Way, and Mars. Bridging the gap between folklore and science, Fernbank Science Center astronomer April Whitt will lead a tour of the season's brightest stars, and answer questions about the reason for the seasons.

Fernbank Science Center NASA program open

From Michael Dowling, Physics Instructor at Fernbank.  He says "The program is open to all students, not just DeKalb:"  "SEMAA Applications Now Available. Fernbank Science Center is now accepting applications for the NASA SEMAA (Science, Engineering, Mathematics, and Aerospace Academy) program. This session is for students currently in grades 4 through 8. SEMAA at Fernbank is supported by a grant from NASA Education.

International Community School seeks volunteers for soccer

From Paul Ferguson: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR ICS!!  Volunteers needed – no sports experience required – to help with 3rd and 4th grade aspiring soccer stars at the International Community School. To find out about this unique and special DeKalb County public school in our neighborhood,  check out this short video  and this blog.   Because of language and cultural issues, volunteer rates among refugee parents tend to be low, and we hope that some folks from the neighborhood who have energy, enthusiasm and time between 4p and 6p on Monday and Wednesdays may be able to help a few times per month.  If you or anyone you know may be interested in helping, please e-mail – we’d love to hear from you!!

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