Youth & Schools


Students can enter Toney Valley logo competition

Students at Toney Elementary, Columbia Middle and Columbia High have until Oct. 28 to submit an entry in the Toney Valley Civic Association’s Logo Competition for a chance to win a $75 Visa gift card.

School resources for families at Parent Palooza

Families can register through Oct. 31 for the second annual Parent Palooza on Nov. 5 at Mary McLeod Bethune Middle School in Decatur.

Kilombo presents ‘Culturally Relevant Classroom’ at ITC

Parents, teachers and advocates can attend “The Culturally Relevant Classroom: A Focus on Children of African Descent” on Oct. 29 at the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta.

Tour, State of the District Address to encourage advocacy for schools

About 50 business, civic and community leaders as well as Realtors have been invited to participate in the Seeing Is Believing Tour and State of the District Address on Nov. 1 hosted by the DeKalb School District and the DeKalb ...

Infinite Scholars holding free scholarship fair

Students can attend Infinite Scholars’ free scholarship fair on Nov. 3 at the Exchange Park Recreation Center in Decatur.

Lovett School hosts Morehouse College information session

Prospective college students and their families can attend a Morehouse College information session on Oct. 23 at the Lovett School in Atlanta.

First DeKalb schools water lead testing results released

Five DeKalb schools, built between 1935 and 1955, have elevated levels of lead in the water coming from some of their pipes, and the DeKalb School District has established a "Lead-In-Water Testing" Hotline to answer parents questions.

DeKalb high school teacher charged with sexually assaulting a student

William Plummer, a teacher at Elizabeth Andrews High School in Stone Mountain, is facing criminal charges for alleged sexual assault of a female student and the district is now seeking to fire him from his six-year job.

Five DeKalb Schools have high lead levels in their water

Five DeKalb schools, built between 1935 and 1955, have elevated levels of lead in the water coming from some of their pipes, and the DeKalb School District has established a "Lead-In-Water-Testing" Hotline to answer parents questions.

Tubman School hosts free community fish fry to introduce programs

Prospective students, parents and the general public can attend a grand community fish fry on Oct. 16 at the Harriet Tubman School for Leadership & Enterprise in Lithonia.

Druid Hills Middle art teacher receives Atlanta Families’ Award

Druid Hills Middle School art teacher Toni Bailey has been honored with an Atlanta Families’ Award. Bailey, who encourages her students to explore their identities by conceptualizing their artistic interpretations, has proposed to conduct a digital storytelling project to cultivate ...

DeKalb seniors make gains on SAT in 2016

DeKalb students made across-the-board gains on the SAT in 2016. More than 3,400 graduating seniors took the SAT this year, and the results were promising, the district says.

Doodle 4 Google art contest offers scholarships, prizes

Georgia k-12 students can win up to $30,000 for college and a $50,000 grant for their school in the Doodle 4 Google art contest.

Cedar Grove HOSA participating in NAMIWalks

Members of Cedar Grove High’s HOSA-Future Health Professionals are participating in the Georgia NAMIWalks on Oct. 8 at Grant Park to support their National Service Project, National Alliance on Mental Illness.

School District launches cyber safety campaign

Students, families, staff and the community are encouraged to join the DeKalb School District’s “Cyber Aware Family,” a yearlong effort to educate the community on the safe use of social media and the internet.