Grits with grands

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    Marbut Elementary Traditional Theme School hosts annual event honoring grandparents Before the sun rose on Sept. 26, hundreds of grandparents at Marbut Elementary Traditional Theme School broke bread with their sons, daughters, grandsons and granddaughters as part of the school’s annual Grits With Grands event. “We are celebrating our grandparents,” said PTA member […]

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DeKalb schools to make up missed days through 20-minute extension

DCSD superintendent R. Stephen Green

  DeKalb County School District (DCSD) announced its plan to make up days missed during Hurricane Irma on Sept. 22.  “In order to recapture precious instructional time lost due to Hurricane Irma, the DeKalb County School District (DCSD) will extend its school day by 20 minutes, Monday through Friday, beginning Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, through […]

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NJROTC offers students discipline, drive

Cross Keys High School’s NJORTC program recently competed at a drill meet in Henry County where it claimed a third place trophy. Photo submitted

Each school day, Cross Keys High School senior Nikol Diaz makes sure her grades, physical fitness and character are exemplary in the eyes of her peers and teachers. This comes as second nature, Diaz said, as she is a member of the Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC). “I wish I had joined earlier,” […]

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Schools struggle after Irma

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Closures last until Sept. 15 as facilities go without power   Following lengthy rains and strong winds, schools in DeKalb County remained closed through Sept. 14 following the arrival of Hurricane Irma on Sept. 11 and 12.  On the evening of Sept. 12, DeKalb County School District (DCSD) board of education member Stan Jester reported […]

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A platform for parents

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DeKalb resident helms parent education center, community Most of Chamblee resident Phyllis Austin’s time is spent serving, supporting, educating and helping parents create a quality education. “Many parents don’t know what a quality education looks like,” Austin said. “Education is about the school and the home working together.” Austin, a Chicago native and former DeKalb […]

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Three years marching

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Lakeside High School marching band continues Dragon Con tradition    For the third consecutive year, members of Lakeside High School’s marching band donned their uniforms, polished their instruments and marched alongside stormtroopers from Star Wars, Spartans from 300, celebrities and other icons from pop culture.  Approximately 70 students from Lakeside’s marching band participated in Atlanta’s […]

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Students shown ‘inappropriate’ film in school

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  Parents of students who attend DeKalb School of the Arts say their children were shown an “inappropriate” film that displayed elements of racism and sexism during class.  According to parents, the students of Jim Dickson were shown an excerpt from the film The Triplets of Belleville to a third level French class.  The animated […]

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Outgoing Dunwoody principal honored

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Dunwoody Mayor Denis Shortal and city council honored outgoing Dunwoody High School (DHS) principal Tom McFerrin on Aug. 14 with an official city-wide proclamation. “I, Denis L. Shortal, Mayor of Dunwoody, do hereby proclaim August 14, 2017, as Principal Tom McFerrin Day in the city of Dunwoody in honor of his service, dedication, and commitment […]

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