Youth & Schools


Artwork from Redan Middle students in national exhibit

Artwork from Redan Middle School students is on exhibit through Aug. 31 at the headquarters of the National Art Education Association in Old Town Alexandria, Va.

Sterk selected as Emory's first woman president

Claire E. Sterk, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at Emory, has been selected as the university’s 20th president, the first woman to hold the office.

Synee’ Davenport receives Bradford Family Scholarship

McNair High graduate Synee’ Davenport is the recipient of the third annual Bradford Family Scholarship.

Registration open for East Lake Y youth soccer

Registration begins June 27 for kids 3 to 13 to play in the Fall Youth Soccer Leagues at the East Lake Family YMCA.

Community Ambassadors to mentor South DeKalb teens

A new corps of mentors called the Community Ambassadors will help 44 South DeKalb high school and middle school students develop social skills, plan for careers and build positive relations with police this summer.

Financial aid workshop at Clarkston Library

Current and prospective students and their families can attend Do You Need Money for College? on June 23 at the Clarkston Library.

Woodward Elementary named 'family-friendly'

DeKalb Schools' Woodward Elementary has been selected as a 2016 Georgia Family-Friendly Partnership School, representing the best in customer service for Georgia families.

New social studies standards for 2017-2018

The State Board of Education has approved new social studies standards. The first Georgia Standards of Excellence for social studies will be implemented during the 2017-2018 school year after a full year of teacher training.

129 Cedar Grove High students complete CTAE pathway requirements

One hundred twenty-nine Cedar Grove High students completed pathway requirements this year in the Career, Technical and Agricultural Education program.

Applications open for Disney Dreamers Academy

High school students can apply for the 2017 Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and Essence Magazine.

Eight DeKalb schools receive AdvancEd STEM certification

Eight DeKalb District schools have received AdvancED STEM certifications, the highest number of any qualifying school district in 70 nations.

Four DeKalb grads awarded National Merit college scholarships

Parul Rai of Dunwoody High and Ian K. Maurer, Rachel Solomon and Devin Yu of Chamblee Charter High have been awarded National Merit Scholarships financed by U.S. colleges and universities.

Students explore health care field as DeKalb Medical Volunteens

About 40 teens are exploring careers in the health care field as volunteers at DeKalb Medical's North Decatur campus this summer.

Recycling craft for tweens

Tweens can create a fun toy while helping the environment at Get In the Game, Recycle on June 7 at the Salem-Panola Library.

Meadowview Elem hosting reunion

Meadowview Elementary is closing its doors after 56 years, and all former principals, teachers, parents, students, and volunteers are invited to a Family Reunion on June 25 at the school.