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Five Things to Know Today - August 8

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1. Weather - It's umbrella time, Brookhaven. The National Weather Service predicts a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 8 a.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 95. Heat index values as high as 102 so stay cool and stay dry.

2. It's the first day of school for DeKalb Public School Students. Parents, students are to report back to school at 8 a.m. Click here to read the welcome back letter from the superintendent.

3. Grab a friend or two and get your exercise on today at for adult free play basketball all day.

4. Join Dennis Palmer for this high intensity kick-boxing series on Monday at 4 p.m. at . Cost for Series: $150, Single Session: $20

5. Video Camp is underway for kids ages 10-14, M-F, August 8-12 at the . Campers will learn how to shoot and edit video using the Y's MacLab.  Instructors will teach the proper steps involved in video production. The camps cost $175 for facility members and $200 for program members for the week.  Kids can be dropped off between 7-9am and picked up between 4-6:30 p.m.  Campers will enjoy other activities such as swimming, songs and additional camp games.

Bonus:  Did you know? Students who enter grade nine in 2011 – 2012 and beyond will not take, and are not required to pass, the GHSGT. They are required to take and pass the Georgia High School Writing Test. *information from the Georgia Department of Education.

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