Youth & Schools


Georgia Perimeter College celebrating 50 years

Georgia Perimeter College is turning 50 years old and Dr. Houston Davis, the University System of Georgia executive vice chancellor, was in town this week to help the college kick off its landmark anniversary celebration.

Scholarships for nursing students

Nursing students can apply now through Sept. 15 for the Dr. W. Mark Coppage Nursing Scholarship.

Georgia State joins Common Application

Georgia State University has joined Common Application to make it easy for students to apply to the college.

Defending champs win meet

Cross country defending champs Clarkston Angoras and Dunwoody Lady Wildcats continued their winning ways at the DeKalb cross country season opener on Aug. 26.

Campus Portal keeps parents connected

The DeKalb School District has launched its new and updated Campus Portal, a confidential and secure Web site that allows parents and guardians to log in and view their children’s progress in school.

3 DeKalb grads win CBC scholarships

Three DeKalb County high school graduates are among five winners of Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Spouses Education Scholarships from the 4th District.

Teens, young adults explore careers

More than 100 DeKalb teens and young adults joined Youth ROCK! for workshops on traditional and nontraditional career paths and heard inspiring speeches and tapped into their creative sides.

Simon Scholars/Horatio Alger alliance expands help for students

The nonprofit Simon Foundation that works with students at three DeKalb high schools has teamed up with the Horatio Alger Association to award more than $20 million to Simon Scholars over the next 10 years.

District to hold hearings on charter system

The DeKalb School District, which is seeking to become the largest charter system in the state, is holding a series of public hearings for stakeholders beginning Aug. 26.

GPC academic year kicks off Aug. 18

The 2014 fall academic year kicks off Aug. 18 at Georgia Perimeter College’s five locations in metro Atlanta – Alpharetta, Clarkston, Decatur, Dunwoody and Covington.

Sharks win state swim championships

Eight-year-old teammates Jayla Thompson and Zahir Harrison of the DeKalb-based HLHK Sharks swim club are state swimming champions.

State, businesses partner to get children reading by third grade

Get Georgia Reading, a grade-level reading campaign to help every Georgia child read proficiently by third grade, is now under way.

Technology, personnel changes add up to exciting new school year

More than 100,563 students are expected for DeKalb’s first day of school on Aug. 11. New principals will be in leadership roles at 14 schools, and district-wide, 5,400 teachers are returning to their jobs.

New principals for 14 elementary, middle and high schools

Fourteen DeKalb County schools are starting the 2014-2015 school year with new, reassigned or interim principals.

Immunizations, screenings, fun at Oakhurst Med fair

Children ages 4 to 17 can get immunizations at Oakhurst Medical Center’s annual Back 2 School Health Fair & Family Fun Day on Aug. 2 in Stone Mountain.