‘It’s like a family’

As part of the Southwest DeKalb Alumni Association’s seventh annual alumni cookout, DeKalb County commissioner Larry Johnson officially designated Aug. 5, 2017 as Southwest DeKalb Day in DeKalb County. Pictured: Johnson, Southwest DeKalb Alumni Association president Danny Davison and Southwest DeKalb principal Thomas Glanton. Photo by R. Scott Belzer

  Celebrating Southwest DeKalb  More than 1,500 alumni from Southwest DeKalb High School came together Aug. 5 to celebrate the school’s history, shared history and community as part of the seventh annual Southwest DeKalb Alumni Cookout.“It’s just family,” said Danny Davison, Southwest DeKalb High School Alumni Association president and member of the class of ’91. […]

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By any means necessary

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  DeKalb County teachers use viral music videos to reach students  Thanks to the internet and a little creativity, two DeKalb County School District (DCSD) teachers have discovered a unique way to reach students.  Sheldon Strickland, a second grade teacher at Kingsley Elementaryand Rayshun Casey, a sixth grade teacher at Redan Middle, have released four […]

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Pizza, planning and education awareness

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In School Spirit wraps education advocacy month in DeKalb County  For two hours on July 25, the Pizza Hut located at 5985 Flat Shoals Road became a haven for education awareness and advocacy.  As part of In School Spirit’s Education Advocacy Awareness Month, founder Danielle Stewart made Pizza Hut’s dining area her base for education […]

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No update on Dunwoody lawyer Facebook case

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Dunwoody police state no information given by social media giant Questions remain unanswered five months after the resignation of former Dunwoody assistant city attorney Lenny Felgin. Felgin resigned Feb. 1 following allegations of anti-Muslim remarks on Facebook. Felgin allegedly posted derogatory remarks about Muslims on a thread pertaining to Canadian citizenship for refugees. Felgin has […]

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DeKalb County School District welcomes 17 new principals

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DeKalb County School District (DCSD) welcomed 17 new principals to the school district July 24 as part of its Summer Leadership Conference at Miller Grove High School.DCSD reassigned due to low performance, and accepted the retirements of various principals in May. Since then, it has implemented a four-phase selection process to select principals for the […]

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Mixed messages on DeKalb County Georgia Milestones scores

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Mixed messages are being communicated to the public in reference to the most recent DeKalb County School District (DCSD) Georgia Milestones test scores. Georgia Milestones tests are designed to measure student proficiency in language arts, mathematics, science and social studies in grades three through 12. The Georgia Milestones’ highest achievement category is proficient or distinguished […]

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DeKalb schools lacking principals, teachers

DeKalb schools lacking principals, teachers

Almost 300 vacancies weeks before school begins    DeKalb County School District (DCSD) may be a little light in terms of human capital by the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year.  DCSD reported having almost 300 open positions on July 10 at its monthly board of education meeting. This includes 271 teachers, 17 principals and […]

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A test of taste buds

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DeKalb County youth chefs compete in salsa competition   Tomatoes? Check. Onions? Check. Cilantro? Check. Chiles? Check. Lime juice? Check. Dancing shoes? Check.  These are just a few items required to attend the 2017 Salsa, Salsa competition hosted by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta at Piedmont Park on July 11. For five […]

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