Category: Education

The Weber School partners with Los Ninos Primeros

The Weber School has partnered with Los Niños Primero, which assists underserved Latino preschool children, helping raise funds for the program and collaborating with students. “The Weber School has become a tremendous partner to us in supporting our efforts year round and helping us deepen our ties to the Sandy Springs community,” Los Niños Primero Executive Director Maritza Morelli said in the release. Los Niños Primero was formed in 2001 by members of Mount Vernon Presbyterian Church to prepare preschoolers from the growing Latino population in Sandy Springs. Many Latino students who, according to national data, enter kindergarten already...

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Kingsley Elementary becomes first STEAM school in Dunwoody

Kingsley Elementary has become the first STEAM certified school in Dunwoody. The certification shows the school is dedicated to teaching about science, technology, engineering, arts and math and allowing students to do hands-on projects. Most other schools in state are certified for STEM, which does not include art. “We wanted to do something unique,” teacher Romilia Human said about deciding to go the extra step to add art certification. Getting the STEAM certification is similar process to achieving STEM, but “definitely more work” because the school has to show commitment to arts programs as well, Human said. The school...

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The valedictorians and salutatorians of 2019

High school graduations returned in May and families gathered to clap and cheer as local high schools conferred hard-earned diplomas and special honors on hundreds of new graduates. Click the image below to see the valedictorians and salutatorians for the Class of 2019 at high schools in Brookhaven, Buckhead, Dunwoody and Sandy Springs. The schools provided the students’ names and photographs. Note: The Atlanta International School did not select its valedictorian and salutatorian in time to be included this report.   Correction: A previous version of this article incorrectly identified a Holy Spirit Preparatory School student as a salutatorian;...

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DeKalb announces sites for summer food program

The DeKalb County Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs will host the Summer Food Service Program from June 3 to July 19. This ongoing effort ensures that students have nutritious meals during the summer. Applications and full program site participation requirements can be found at www.dekalbcountyga.gov/parks under “Summer Food Applications.” Current program sites for summer meals are: June 3 – July 19 ATL Unique Steppers 3913 Covington Hwy. Suite B Dectaur, GA 30032 Breakfast: 8 – 8:30 a.m. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Browns  Mill Recreation Center 5101 Browns Mill Road Lithonia, GA 30038 Breakfast: 7:30 – 8:30 a.m....

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North Springs principal wins Fulton Schools award

North Springs Charter High Principal Scott Hanson was honored as one of the principals of the year by the Fulton County School District. Hanson, who has been at North Springs since 2016, was chosen as the top principal in the Fulton’s Central Learning Community, which includes Sandy Springs, College Park, East Point and Hapeville. Principals in each of the four learning communities were chosen for “their exemplary work, leadership and excellence in the school community,” the press release said. “My vision going forward is to continue creating a school where all students can learn,” Hanson said in the release....

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DeKalb Schools superintendent to leave in 2020

The DeKalb County School District’s Superintendent R. Stephen Green will resign from his position when his contract expires in 2020, citing personal reasons, the district announced May 24. The search for a new superintendent will begin in June. Green told the Board of Education last week that he would not seek a contract extension, “attributing his departure to personal reasons after thoughtful consideration with his family,” a press release said. He has served in the role since 2015, and during that time oversaw redistricting and the construction of new schools in Dunwoody and Brookhaven. His last day will be...

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Dunwoody says DeKalb Schools drops idea to keep old Austin Elementary open

The DeKalb County School District is no longer interested in discussing the possibility of keeping the old Austin Elementary School on Roberts Drive open as a way to alleviate overcrowding at the city’s elementary schools, according to city officials. Dunwoody Mayor Denis Shortal made the announcement toward the end of the May 20 City Council meeting. “It is now a dead issue,” he said. Shortal said DeKalb Schools officials and city officials earlier this year began discussions on the possibility of keeping open the old Austin Elementary School at 5435 Roberts Drive after the new 900-seat Austin Elementary School...

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Four Sandy Springs students receive $2,500 Donna Mahaffey scholarships

Four students at North Springs and Riverwood International charter high schools have received $2,500 scholarships from the Sandy Springs Perimeter Chamber of Commerce’s Donna Mahaffey Scholarship Fund. The scholarships were awarded April 30 to two seniors at Riverwood International Charter School, Celia Soriano-Cadenas and Katherine Hernandez, and two at North Springs Charter High School, Stephanie Bullock and Destiny Adams. The Donna Mahaffey Scholarship Fund was established in 2015 by the Sandy Springs Perimeter Chamber board to provide financial support to local female high school graduates attending college. The funding has grown from previous years when the Chamber provided $1,000...

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DeKalb Schools to break ground on Cross Keys North Elementary

The DeKalb County School District will break ground on the new Cross Keys North Elementary in Doraville on May 21. The school is intended to relieve overcrowding in the Cross Keys cluster of schools, which serves Brookhaven. The public is invited to the groundbreaking, which will be held at 10 a.m. at the school’s future site at 3630 Shallowford Road, a press release said. The event will feature student performances from Cary Reynolds, Huntley Hills and Dresden elementary schools along with remarks from Superintendent/CEO R. Stephen Green, Board of Education representatives and Doraville Mayor Donna Pittman, according to the...

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New Dunwoody elementary school could be part of DeKalb Schools bond referendum

The DeKalb County School District is considering asking voters to approve a general obligation bond referendum next year that could pay for a new elementary school in Dunwoody, among other facilities. Overcrowding has been an ongoing issue at all six of Dunwoody’s elementary schools and students continue to be taught in trailers that are parked outside the main school buildings. Dunwoody parents and residents have been locked in a continuing battle with DeKalb Schools officials over school conditions, especially criticizing the use of trailers as the temporary solution for schools being over capacity. A new 900-seat Austin Elementary School...

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KSU to offer MBA degree program at City Springs this fall

Kennesaw State University will begin hosting a full Masters of Business Administration program at City Springs this fall following the launch of the certificate program last year. KSU began offering programs at City Springs, Sandy Springs’ civic and arts complex, in 2018 with a non-degree, business certificate program. The new program will offer the regular MBA program that is “identical” to the on-campus version, according to a press release. “We are thrilled to be opening our doors to the business community in Sandy Springs,” said Robin Cheramie, interim dean of the Coles College, in a press release. The MBA...

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Exceptional Educator: Ann Culbreath, Austin Elementary’s award-winning principal

Ann Culbreath, the principal of Dunwoody’s Austin Elementary School, was chosen by Auburn University College of Education as its 2019 Outstanding Educator, an award given to alumni. “I was elated and honored but felt it was surreal,” Culbreath said of winning the award. “It is so humbling to have been selected by my alma mater by other educators in the field.” The school community celebrated by declaring April 10 as Austin “War” Eagles Day. The award adds to a list of recent awards for Austin Elementary and its leadership, including the public school’s recognition as a National Blue Ribbon...

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