Family sues Arabia Mountain principal, football coach

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Arabia Mountain High School Principal Rodney Swanson and head football coach Stanley Pritchett have a legal battle on their hands. The two are being sued by the mother of a student who was injured during an off-season workout at the Lithonia school. The lawsuit was filed Aug. 22 by Michael Rafi. According to the lawsuit, […]

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Lakeside High band to play at 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor

Lakeside Band blue background photo by Lynn Kessler

Lakeside High School’s Viking Marching Band will be flying halfway across the Pacific Ocean in November to honor “a day which will live in infamy.” Lakeside’s Viking Marching Band will fly to Honolulu, Hawaii, to take part in the 75th Commemoration of the Pearl Harbor attacks on Nov. 25. According to David Fairchild, Lakeside High […]

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MLK High to march in ‘Superbowl’ of marching bands

Kings of Halftime will raise $400,000 to travel to Tournament of Roses Parade. Photos by Travis Hudgons

In early 2014, Martin Luther King, Jr. High School’s marching band began a journey that will end in Pasadena, Ca., on Jan. 2, 2017. MLK High’s marching band, also known as the Kings of Halftime and Marching Lions, are one of 21 marching bands and one of 12 high school marching bands selected to play […]

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Sagamore Hills leads district into new year

Students at Sagamore Hills Elementary engage with computer application and design on a daily basis as the only school in Georgia with dual STEM accreditation. Photos by R. Scott Belzer.

DeKalb superintendent promises modern, STEM-focused custom curriculum by March   Superintendent Stephen Green and DeKalb County School District (DCSD) staff hosted back-to-school press conferences at Sagamore Hills Elementary on Aug. 8, the first day of the 2016-2017 school year. Green commended the school, stating that its science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) focus is a […]

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Decatur’s Dyslexia discussion

City Schools of Decatur’s meeting room was standing room only for an informational session on dyslexia that attracted hundreds of parents, students and district staff.

Hundreds of City Schools of Decatur (CSD) parents, teachers and students attended an informational meeting on dyslexia Aug. 2. The meeting, called a “listening session” by CSD’s board of education, allowed those affected by the learning disability to share their personal experiences and suggest policy changes to CSD officials. Because of the number of people […]

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Back to school celebrated in Redan

Boys & Girls Club at Redan Recreation Center celebrated the end of summer camp with a back-to-school celebration featuring performances and games.

Boys & Girls Club and local businesses partner for school supplies drive For most of the day on July 26, Redan Recreation Center was a scene of celebration. The center, located at 1869 Phillips Road in Lithonia, hosted a Back to School 2016 event featuring a school supplies giveaway, food and drinks, games, dancing, guest […]

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From being bullied in Dunwoody to honored in New York

From being bullied in Dunwoody to honored in New York

Considering his role in bringing policy change to more than 100,000 DeKalb County students, his experience with bullying, his religious and cultural affiliation, his portrait being featured in an upcoming New York art gallery, and his willingness to stay positive, it’s safe to say Japjee Singh, 17, is not your average Dunwoody High School senior.  […]

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DeKalb schools reluctantly partner with Dunbar

Dunbar is one of three armored car companies in the metro Atlanta region.

Higher standards requested from armored car service company On July 11, DeKalb County School District (DCSD) awarded a $290,000 contract to Dunbar, an armored car service characterized as having “challenges,” involving inaccurate money counts and forgotten pickups.The $290,000 will be taken from DCSD’s general fund account ($170,000) and school nutrition account ($120,000). Michael Bell, chief […]

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