Fernbank Museum brings fun lessons for children

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  The Fernbank Museum of Natural History is ready to provide a number of educational opportunities for children in the new year. The first new temporary exhibit for the new year will be A Secret World Inside You. Fernbank Public Relations Specialist Kayla Rumpfeldt told The Champion the exhibit is from the American Museum of […]

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Barbershop Books hopes to bring reading to more children

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More than 85 percent of black male fourth-graders in the United States are not proficient in reading, according to the 2013 U.S. Department of Education Nation’s Report Card. A program recently instituted by the DeKalb County Public Library (DCPL) will attempt improve that number by bringing books into the barbershop. Barbershop Books is a national […]

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Teen Chef: Decatur High School student creates captivating cuisine


    Some create art with clay or a paint brush. Aidan Forgey prefers a more edible medium. The 17-year-old Decatur High School (DHS) junior is in his third year in the school’s culinary arts program, and he’s just now hitting his stride in the kitchen. “It really just happened this year that I realized […]

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Charity brings early Christmas to Indian Creek Elementary


Christmas gifts came early to students at Indian Creek Elementary School in Clarkston Dec. 20. Each of the schools’ more than 1,160 students received a gift courtesy of The Love of Giving Inc, a nonprofit spearheaded by founder and executive director Katherine Miller. The gift-giving program began last Christmas after Miller heard about the difficulties […]

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DeKalb County School District takes issue with changes to Emory annexation plan


  The DeKalb County School District has made clear it will seek legal action if the City of Atlanta moves forward with the planned annexation of Emory University as currently written. R. Steven Green, DCSD superintendent, penned a letter Dec. 18 urging stakeholders in the pending annexation of 744 acres of DeKalb County by the […]

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Celebrate the season at Lakeside High

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Members of Lakeside High School’s music department invite the public to celebrate the season at holiday themed concerts on Dec. 14 and Dec. 15. School officials state the concerts will take place in the school’s gymnasium and auditorium—located at 3801 Briarcliff Road N.E. in Brookhaven—and will feature the talents of the school’s chorus, orchestra and […]

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Lakeside expansion challenged

Members of the Lakeside High School community are voicing opposition to proposed expansions nearly one year after they were approved. Photo by R. Scott Belzer

  A group of community stakeholders from the Lakeside High School attendance area have united to oppose the school’s scheduled expansion. The expressed opposition is in response to the planned construction of a two-story, 750-seat, 38-classroom addition as well as a three-story parking garage. The project is part of DeKalb County School District’s (DCSD) E-SPLOST […]

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DeKalb County graduations return to Georgia World Congress Center

Last year, DeKalb County School District was criticized for holding graduations outside of DeKalb county. Photo by R. Scott Belzer

  All 23 high schools in DeKalb County School District (DCSD) will have three hours each to conduct their 2017-2018 commencement ceremonies at the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC), according to a recent release. On Oct. 30, DCSD released its 2017-2018 commencement schedule, which will take place May 21 through May 26. Schools will have […]

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