Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The June 3 meeting will be streamed live.
The DeKalb County School District (DCSD) budget hearing scheduled for 3 p.m. on May 15 has been postponed until 12 p.m. on June 3. The hearing will accompany a DeKalb County Board of Education committee of the whole. The Board of Education will meet at 6 p.m. on June 10 for a called meeting at which the tentative budget may be adopted. The final adoption of the budget and tentative millage rate hearing will take place at 6 p.m. on June 26. All meetings will be held in the J. David Williamson Board Room, Robert R. Freeman Administrative & Instructional Complex, 1701 Mountain Industrial Blvd., Stone Mountain. The meetings will be televised on PDS-TV24 and streamed live right here. The proposed DCSD budget can be accessed here. Community …
Saturday, April 13, 2013
The fund will award multiple scholarships in amounts up to $5,000
Saturday, April 13
DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis, in partnership with the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce and the DeKalb County School District, has established the DeKalb County Educational Scholarship Fund for high school students. The fund will award multiple scholarships in amounts up to $5,000 to DeKalb County School District high school seniors who have been accepted into a two- or four-year college or vocational training program in Georgia. Scholarships will be awarded to students based on their financial need and merit. Students can apply for the scholarship now through April 19, 2013. The application is available here. Ellis was inspired to create a scholarship fund after receiving an award in 2012 from the National Association of Counties (NACo) which…
Monday, March 25, 2013
One of many Parent Information sessions will take place on Thursday, April 6, 6:30 p.m. at the Wynbrooke subdivision's clubhouse.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Samuel Gladden entered C-Span's annual video documentary competition.
Miller Grove High School tenth-grade student Samuel Gladden will receive $250 for his Honorable Mention documentary, “Education: The Greatest Common Factor," entered in C-Span's national 2013 StudentCam competition. According to the press release from C-Span, middle school and high school students are invited to produce a five- to- eight minute documentary on a national policy issue in the annual competition, which has been around for nine years. In this year's competition, students were asked to answer this question: “What’s the most important issue the president should consider in 2013?” C-SPAN received 1,893 videos from more than 3,500 students across the U.S and Washington, DC., according to the release.
Monday, March 11, 2013
The two are among five principals announced Monday by the DeKalb County School District.
Principals Greg Goodwin of Redan High School in Stone Mountain and Yolanda Turner of Murphey Candler Elementary in Lithonia were among five regional principals of the year announced Monday by the DeKalb County School District. A district-wide winner will be announced on May 17 during a ceremony at Lakeside High. The other winning principals are: The DCSD included this information about Goodwin and Turner in its announcement: Goodwin began his career as a teacher at Miller Grove Middle 27 years ago. In addition to his experiences as a teacher and assistant principal, Goodwin also served as Redan's head baseball coach and in 2000, was the first African American and youngest coach to be inducted into the Georgia Baseball Hall of Fame. In …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Jack Sartain and Denise McGill are among those who want to replace the six recently-suspended school board members. The city for two applicants is identified as Smoke Rise.
Gov. Nathan Deal has released the names of the 400 people who are interested in replacing the six recently-suspended DeKalb county school board members, and many of them are from Stone Mountain (72 applicants; there are an additional two people whose city is identified as Smoke Rise, which is in unincorporated Stone Mountain) and Lithonia (60 applicants). Among the applicants are Jack Sartain, co-founder of the DeKalb Council for the Arts, and Denise McGill, who ran for the District 6 school board seat in 2012 (Melvin Johnson won the seat in a runoff last August). "When I ran for District 6 my whole premise was, and I still believe, part of the main issue is the fact they [DeKalb county schools in general] don’t communicate and the …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Hearings will be held on Feb. 19 and 26; Smoke Rise and Rockbridge elementary schools are on the phase-out list.
The DeKalb County School District will hold public hearings starting next week on plans to decommission 12 local schools over a five-year period. The 'master facility plan' proposes phasing out 12 instructional facilities: Austin Elementary, Avondale High, Clifton Elementary, DESA/Terry Mill, Fernbank Elementary, Meadowview Elementary, Midway Elementary, Ronald McNair Middle, Pleasantdale Elementary, Rockbridge Elementary (in Stone Mountain), Smoke Rise Elementary (in Stone Mountain) and Wadsworth Elementary. These schools will be replaced by the construction of new facilities and repurposing existing facilities, a DCSD press release stated. Public hearings will be held from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Feb. 19 and Feb. 26 at the DCSD …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Here's what DeKalb county schools, including those in Stone Mountain and Lithonia, are scheduled to serve for lunch.
All students have a choice of milk: Elementary Choice Of One Entrée: Choice of two sides: Grab N Go: Cheese Chef Salad (vegetarian) Middle School Choice Of One Entrée: Choice of one to three sides: Grab N Go: High School Choice Of One Entrée: Choice of two sides: Grab N Go: Source: DeKalb County Schools See also: A list of Stone Mountain Schools “Like” Stone Mountain-Lithonia Patch on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Stephenson Community Council blogger shares several points.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Here's what DeKalb County schools, including those in Stone Mountain and Lithonia, are scheduled to serve.
All students have a choice of milk: Elementary School: Choice Of One Entrée: Choice of two sides: Grab N Go: Chicken Strip Salad Middle School: Choice Of One Entrée: Choice of one to three sides: Grab N Go: High School: Choice Of One Entrée: Choice of three sides: Grab N Go: Source: DeKalb County Schools See also: A list of Stone Mountain Schools “Like” Stone Mountain-Lithonia Patch on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.