Suspensions high in DeKalb County

DeKalb Superintendent Stephen Green. File photo/Travis Hudgons

It’s a story familiar to many schools in the country. A student arrives on campus. He or she does not want to be there because of problems at home, trouble in the classroom or conflict with another student. By many routes, trouble becomes another routine. It becomes so routine, like homework or getting on the […]

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Chamblee residents reject LaVista annexation

Georgia State Rep. Scott Holcomb addresses a packed house at Chamblee Civic Center during a public meeting. Photo by R. Scott Belzer

Roughly 100 concerned residents were present at a Chamblee town hall meeting held Feb. 16 to discuss the issue of annexation with elected officials. After its failed attempt at incorporation in November 2015, the area of DeKalb County known as LaVista Hills is considering being annexed into surrounding cities. Chamblee was approached as an option, […]

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Hightower Highbots showcase DeKalb’s engineering skills

The Hightower Highbots team members are Andy Quintanilla, Orlando Gama, Sebastian Ramirez, Bryce Marshall, Brenda Sanchez and Katherine Portillo. Also pictured are Principal Sheila George, left, and technology teacher Sondra Owens, right. Photos by R. Scott Belzer

While most DeKalb County residents are in the daily grind, at least seven elementary school students in Doraville are practicing the arts of collaboration, innovation, strategy and robotics. What’s more, the seven are earning trophies in the process. Hightower Elementary School’s “Highbots,” or Robotics Club, recently competed in the Georgia FIRST LEGO League at the […]

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Perimeter regional leaders discuss growth, future

Dunwoody mayor Denis Shortal explains his plans in dealing with future expansion.

For an hour on Feb. 19, community leaders and government officials from Chamblee, Doraville, Dunwoody and Sandy Springs came together to discuss the future of a northern DeKalb region. The Perimeter Business Alliance (PBA), a volunteer organization based in north Atlanta, hosted a luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Perimeter Center, where the mayors of Chamblee, […]

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Kittredge Magnet students enact environment change

From left, Sooriya Senthilkumar, Aaditya Saha, Alexander Jovanovic, Sanjeev Anand and Ashvij Hosdurk make up the KMS Recycling Cougars.

Since September 2015, five DeKalb middle school students have done more for local recycling than most do in an entire year. The Kittredge Magnet School (KMS) Recycling Cougars, made up of sixth grade students Sanjeev Anand, Sooriya Senthilkumar, Ashvij Hosdurg, Aaditya Saha, and Alexander Jovanovic, as part of this year’s Lexus Ecochallenge, have impacted the […]

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Stephenson High students wear their pride

Principal Michael Jones and members of Stephenson High School’s Sankofa Club give the “Black Power” salute during “Dashiki Day.”

More than 150 Dekalb County high school students, staff and faculty chose to celebrate Black History Month by donning colorful, patterned, loose-fitting clothing. On Feb. 11, Stephenson High School in Stone Mountain celebrated “Dashiki Day,” where members of the school, ranging from students to the principal, dressed in pullover garments known as dashikis. Though widely […]

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