Principal passionate about parental involvement

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Marchell Boston, principal of Stone Mill Elementary School, has been connecting parents and teachers for more than a decade. Boston has been an educator for 16 years, beginning his career in 1996 at Ronald E. McNair Middle School as a teacher, then counselor. He graduated from Southwest DeKalb High School. From the time he was […]

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Stone Mountain High School to host Community Spirit Night

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                Stone Mountain High School (SMHS) will hold a Community Spirit Night Dec. 11 featuring basketball games between the Stone Mountain Pirates and Lady Pirates and Atlanta’s Booker T. Washington Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs. The varsity boys’ competition will begin at 5:30 p.m. The Lady Pirates will take […]

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GPC cancels fall graduation ceremony, doesn’t reimburse student fees

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  David Schick, editor of Georgia Perimeter College’s (GPC) student newspaper The Collegian, said the college’s fall graduation ceremonies have been canceled and students haven’t been offered a reimbursement of their graduation fees. Schick said students and officials received an email Sept. 21 from Interim President Rob Watts, who was appointed during a budget crisis […]

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Dunwoody City Council considers school system

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Each year the Dunwoody City Council identifies items that are legislative priorities in a list given to the city’s local representatives in the General Assembly. Councilman Terry Nall said although there has been no specific talk about the city of Dunwoody creating its own school system, the idea was added to the list. “I raised […]

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Audit uncovers school district problems

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An audit released Nov. 13 shows the DeKalb County School District (DCSD) has had a series of accounting difficulties and central office errors in recent years. The 31-page audit, performed by firm KPMG, is addressed to Superintendent Cheryl Atkinson and states the data included in the report was obtained “on or before November, 8, 2012.” […]

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Henderson Elementary first STEM certified school in DCSD

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Henderson Mill Elementary school recently became the first STEM-certified school in the DeKalb County School District (DCSD) by the Georgia Department of Education. However, gifted students’ teacher Diane Maslia said the school has been moving in that direction for years. “We believe we’re the first elementary school, too,” Maslia said. In recent years, many schools […]

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Decatur schools facing tough issues if city annexes

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City Schools of Decatur (CSD) Superintendent Phyllis Edwards said if Decatur moves forward with a proposed annexation, the school system may have to run at a deficit for the first two years to deal with the influx of new students. Over the past five years, Edwards said, enrollment has increased approximately 33 percent. According to […]

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IHM students surprise staff with random act of kindness

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Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic School Students Annalise O’Connell, Sofia Arboleda, and Bailey Apgar all share a birthday in October. This year, instead of having a birthday party and getting presents from their friends, they were inspired to do something different. The three girls, who are in the same second grade class, were inspired to […]

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