If you took photos of your kids' or grandkids' first day of school, share them with other Patch readers - it's easy!
Back To School 2012
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Here's how to make sure your sports teams are highlighted on Stone Mountain-Redan Patch.
If you are a member of a fall sports team, Stone Mountain-Redan Patch wants to hear from you. Whether you're a player, a member of the booster club, a coach or even a vendor, Patch is the place for you. We are not just a news portal, but more of a community hub for you, your family and your friends. But we can't do it without your support. Here's how you and your sports team can get the most out of Stone Mountain-Redan Patch: 1. Start a blog about your sports team: Here you can talk about your highs and lows, players that stand out, coaches you love, and more, including what's going on in the sports world outside of Stone Mountain and Lithonia. 2. Upload pictures of your team to our gallery: We wish we could, but we cannot be at every game…
A weekly list of volunteer and donation opportunities. This week is the back to school edition.
The following are several local organizations' needs for volunteers or donations: Community and corporate mentoring at DeKalb Schools: DeKalb County Schools just went back in session this week, but it's never too soon to have mentors. According to the school system's website, there are opportunities for company employees and folks from local community organizations to volunteer as mentors to students on a one-to-one basis. . If you'd like to try it, prospective mentors must complete an application, a background check through the DeKalb County School District Public Safety department, and attend a mandatory four-hour training session, the site says. Community and corporate mentor training sessions are held quarterly. Following training, …
Monday, August 13, 2012
Upload pics of this exciting first day of school to this article.
Today's the day! It's back to school for thousands of DeKalb County kids, including those attending Stone Mountain-area schools. We'd love for you to share the excitement, smiles and jitters of the day on Stone Mountain-Redan Patch! It's super easy to do do. First, sign up to be a registered user on our site. It's a free and quick process. After that, just come back to this article, click on the "Upload Photos and Videos" button in green lettering below, add your photos and/or video and write a quick caption! Questions or problems? E-mail the editor: Leslie.Johnson@patch.com
Friday, August 10, 2012
On Friday and Saturday, Aug. 10 and 11, there will be no sales tax on many things kids will need as they start the school year.
Parents and teachers will get a break at the cash register this weekend on back-to-school needs. The State of Georgia is bringing back its Tax-Free Holiday. On Friday and Saturday, Aug. 10 and 11, shoppers will be exempt from paying taxes on everything from school clothes to notebooks to notebook computers. Do you plan to take advantage of the Tax-Free Holiday or have you already completed your back to school shopping? Tell us in the comments section below. Most clothing and footwear with a sales price under $100 is exempt. Computers, tablets, printers and other technology and accessories under $1,000 will avoid state sales tax. Exceptions include cell phones, copy machines and digital cameras. School supplies under $20 will also be exempt…
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Get an idea of what you'll need to pick up to prepare your kids for school.
Here is a list of elementary, middle, and high schools with Stone Mountain addresses.
New to Stone Mountain? Is your child starting school for the first time? Stone Mountain-Redan Patch has compiled a list in our directory of local schools. To learn more about them, click on the links below:
Saturday, August 4, 2012
How I learned (the hard way) that it's better to say a "quick goodbye."
My heart raced as I peered through a window on the school gym door. Moments earlier, I had dropped my son off for his first day of preschool. It was a painful goodbye. He had cried and reached for me as I bravely handed him off to the teacher. In retrospect, I should have just left, but I wanted to make sure that he was okay. I took shelter in the gymnasium. I waited for someone, anyone, to walk by so I could beg them to peek in at my son. An unsuspecting stranger passed and I jumped in front of her. She was kind enough to check on my poor child but her report wasn't comforting. "Umm, he's crying, but it gets easier, I promise." I was the lone mom who remained at the school. When the children went out to the playground, the director …
Friday, August 3, 2012
Stone Mountain High School's Carolyn Williams is now at Southwest DeKalb High School.
Eight Stone Mountain schools have new principals for the 2012-2013 year. DeKalb County School System spokesman Walter Woods said most of the principals are not new to DeKalb, but new to their assigned schools: School Principal DeKalb Alternative Margie Smith E.L. Miller Elementary Ronnie Kitchens Freedom Middle Corey Davidson Redan Middle Donald Mason Rockbridge Elementary Patrick Muhammad Stephenson High Michael Jones Stone Mill Elementary Marc Boston Stone Mountain High James Jones Wynbrooke Elementary Jermain Sumler-Faison
Thursday, August 2, 2012
If you haven't picked up your child's school supply list, get an idea of what's needed from one local elementary school, Woodridge Elementary.
Don't have your child's elementary school supply list yet? Get an idea of what you'll need from Woodridge Elementary. Third Grade Fourth Grade Fifth Grade