Youth & Schools


Scholarship honors DeBerry’s giving spirit

DeKalb Superior Court Clerk Debra DeBerry, who serves on more than a dozen nonprofit boards, now has a scholarship named for her.

Digital resources available for Title I families

Title I families in the DeKalb School District now have 24/7 access to streaming videos to support their children’s learning through Family Engagement digital resources.

Water main break forces evacuations at two DeKalb schools

DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management crews are working on a water main break near Klondike Road and Browns Mill Road.

Lithonia teen makes Eagle Scout

Joseph Micah Barnett of Lithonia, who once saved the lives of two swimmers as a lifeguard, has achieved the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America.

STEM, arts celebration at GPTC

Fifth- to 12th-grade students can participate in STEMfest: A Celebration of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and the Arts on Sept. 26 at the Georgia Piedmont Technical College Conference Center in Clarkston.

Students work with Great Promise

Clarkston High students Eunice Garcia, Jahnyce Grimes, Cameron Jalloh and Khalil Tucker who are dually enrolled at Georgia Piedmont Technical College will participate in the Great Promise Partnership initiative.

Town hall focuses on at-risk students, teacher effectiveness

Parents, civic leaders, business owners, public officials and other stakeholders can help begin a community dialogue on improving education and graduation rates for at-risk urban students and supporting teachers at a public town hall on Sept. 24 at the Georgia ...

CEO internship applications available

Students enrolled in a metro Atlanta college or university who are DeKalb residents can apply for the DeKalb CEO’s Internship Program.Students enrolled in a metro Atlanta college or university who are DeKalb residents can apply for the DeKalb CEO’s Internship ...

Registration open for ACT-SO program

A kickoff/informational meeting for high school students interested in the DeKalb NAACP’s ACT-SO Competition Program takes place on Sept. 26 at Columbia Drive United Methodist Church in Decatur.

Cedar Grove Middle wins All-Sports Award

Cedar Grove Middle in Decatur has earned the DeKalb County Middle School All-Sports Award for the second time in three seasons.

New school year kicks off with smooth start

DeKalb County Schools’ 102,000 students returned to class for the 2015-2016 school year on Aug. 10 with new Superintendent R. Stephen Green eager to put his stamp on the district’s future.

New Peachcrest Elementary to welcome students

It will be new-school smell for about 900 students at the $20 million Peachcrest Elementary in Decatur on Aug. 10.

Free back-to-school fest on Aug. 9

Single Moms Incorporating Love, Encouragement and Support is hosting a free Back-to-School Jamboree on Aug. 9 at the Midway Recreation Center.

Parents, students get new year pointers

Parents and students preparing for the Aug. 10 start of the new school year picked up tips on staying safe and becoming involved in their education at an Aug. 1 “Parents Boot Camp” and pep rally at Lithonia High School.

New principals at 23 elementary, middle and high schools

Twenty-three DeKalb County schools are starting the 2015-2016 school year with new or reassigned principals.