Saturday, April 27, 2013
The DeKalb County School District's interim superintendent, Michael Thurmond, will give an update on the school district at the DCPC final meeting of the school year.
The Dunwoody-Chamblee Parents Council will hold its Final meeting of the school year on May 1, and DeKalb County School District Interim Superintendent Michael Thurmond will be the guest speaker. Thurmond, former Labor Commissioner, was appointed to serve as interim superintendent by the DeKalb County School Board in February. The meeting will give parents an update on DCSD overall. Thurmond said at his first board meeting in February, “I do not have a magic wand, but every day we will come with one goal in mind: to become better and to inspire and educate our children.” The group will meet from 9:15 to 10:30 a.m. in the theatre of Dunwoody High School on May 1. DCPC meets monthly on the first Wednesday of the month (unless noted otherwise…
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Brought to you by JD Clockadale.
A new editorial cartoon by JD Clockadale. What do you think about the cartoon? Tell us in the comments section below.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
U.S. News & World Report released its high school rankings Tuesday.
Chamblee Charter High School is the fifth-best high school in Georgia, according to U.S. News & World Report. The school is one of two to make the magazine's list of the top 10 high schools in Georgia. DeKalb School of the Arts in Avondale Estates came in at No. 2. No. 1? Gwinnett School of Science, Technology and Mathematics. (It also nabbed a mind-blowing No. 3 ranking nationally.) Chamblee Charter High also popped in at No. 317 nationally, just behind Tenafly High School in New Jersey. The school received a College Readiness rating of 53.3 based on the number of students who took AP exams and those that passed those exams. That number falls within a scale of one to 100. The No. 1 school in the nation – School for the Talented and Gifted…
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
A group meets Tuesday to discuss whether the school should turn itself into a charter school.
The DeKalb County School District has plans to outfit the entire system by winter.
Tuesday, April 23
The DeKalb County School District has undertaken a fast-paced technology plan to make 123 schools and centers wireless by the winter. With a total price tag of $4.5 million, the project is funded through the Special Purpose Local Options Sales Tax. Currently, 14 schools and centers are completed with an average of one access point per two classrooms. The completed schools are Cedar Grove High, Chamblee Middle, Clarkston High, Coralwood Center, International Student Center, Kittredge Magnet School, Lithonia High, Lithonia Middle, Margaret Harris Comprehensive School, Miller Grove High, Peachtree Middle, Redan Middle, Tucker Middle and Warren Technical School. The cost for the 14 is nearly half a million dollars. “We are pleased with the …
Friday, April 19, 2013
Check out this illustration sent to us by J.D. Clockadale.
Thanks to Brookhaven's own J.D. Clockadale for sending us this political cartoon. As you can see, it clearly calls for more local control of schools. See Also: Follow Patch's Extensive Coverage of the DeKalb Board of Education
Patch rounds up some recent health inspection scores for Brookhaven and Chamblee restaurants and schools.
Here are some recent health inspection scores performed by the DeKalb County Board of Health for restaurants and schools in our community. Readers can click on the score to see the actual report: Asian Pearl Buffet_ 4166 Buford Highway 3/12/13 Score: 90 Burger King 3893 Buford Highway 4/1/13 Score: 91 Canton House 4825 Buford Highway 4/5/13 Score: 70 Chamblee Middle School 3601 Sexton Woods Drive 4/15/13 Score: 100 Dresden School 2449 Dresden Drive 4/1/13 Score: 96
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The former DeKalb school board member will be addressing the organization at 7:30 am.
Former DeKalb school board member Nancy Jester will be speaking to the Chamblee Business Association at its Thursday morning meeting on April 18. Also on the agenda are updates from local state representatives about developments in the recent legislative session as they pertain to Dekalb schools. The meetings are open to the public. They are held on the third Thursday of each month at the Chamblee Civic Center, at 3540 Broad St. in Chamblee. Doors open at 7:30 a.m. and the program begins at 8 a.m. There is no charge for first-time guests; the cost for returning guests is $10 and $5 for members. A continental breakfast will be served. Follow Patch's Extensive Coverage of the DeKalb School Board: New School Board Gets Active Live Blog: …
Sunday, April 14, 2013
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Congratulations to Melat M. Hagos, who plans to study environmental engineering.
Melat M. Hagos is one of about 800 African American high school seniors who was recently awarded an achivement scholarship through the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. The awards, totaling over $2 million, are ﬁnanced by grants from 34 corporate organizations and professional associations, and by National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Hagos, a student at Chamblee High School, was awarded a $2,500 scholarship. His probable career field is environmental engineering. The National Achievement Scholarship Program is a privately ﬁnanced academic competition established in 1964 speciﬁcally to honor scholastically talented black American youth and to provide scholarships to a substantial number of the most outstanding participants in …