Youth & Schools


Agencies can apply for participation in Summer Food Service Program

Agencies interested in becoming a program site for the Recreation Department’s Summer Food Service Program have until May 12 to apply.

Columbia High’s Yahaziah Brown wins Toney Valley logo contest

Columbia High junior Yahaziah Brown won first place in the Civic Association of Toney Valley’s logo competition.

DeKalb Chamber honors DeKalb PAGE STAR Students/Teachers

Twenty-eight students and their teachers from the DeKalb County School District, City Schools of Decatur and participating private high schools were recognized at the DeKalb Chamber’s PAGE STAR Awards Luncheon.

Obama Elementary fifth-grader nabs first place in Mobile Apps at Technology Fair

Micah Daniel, a fifth-grader at Barack H. Obama Elementary in Decatur, received first place in the Mobile Apps Category in the 2017 DeKalb School District Technology Fair for elementary, middle and high schools around the county.

Henderson Mill Elementary is state’s first STEAM-certified school

Henderson Mill Elementary in Atlanta is the first school in Georgia to receive STEAM certification. STEAM, defined as “science and technology, interpreted through engineering and the arts, all based in mathematical elements,” is interdisciplinary, contextual teaching and learning that provides ...

Free two-day career readiness expo for youth, young adults

DeKalb residents ages 14 to 24 can participate in WorkSource DeKalb’s “Youth ROCK! EXPOsed” on April 3-4 at the Georgia Piedmont Technical College Conference Center in Clarkston.

Greenforest Eagles claim 2nd straight basketball state championship

The Greenforest High School Eagles boys basketball team has the makings of a bona fide sports dynasty as it crushed Southwest Atlanta Christian 81-57 to win its second consecutive state championship on March 10.

Junior Ranger Day at Arabia Mountain for Monadnock Madness

Kids 8 to 12 can participate in a half-day of Junior Ranger activities on March 19 at Arabia Mountain as part of the Monadnock Madness celebration.

Chamblee Middle advances to state Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl competition

Chamblee Middle School is advancing to the state Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl competition this weekend in Athens after winning first place in the middle school grouping at the annual divisional competition.

Teachers can apply for Paddle Georgia scholarships

Teachers in grades k-12 have until April 15 to apply for Paddle Georgia Educator Scholarships for a weeklong canoe/kayak camping adventure and environmental education training.

Video production, media literacy workshop for teens

Patrons 13 to 17 can participate in a 10-week video production and media literacy workshop beginning March 28 at the Wesley Chapel-William C. Brown Library.

Myers named Emory Law Journal’s first black editor-in-chief

J.D. candidate Janiel Myers has been named editor-in-chief of the Emory Law Journal, the first black person to hold the position at the law school’s oldest publication.

Two DeKalb students win Atlanta Dream essay contest

MLK Jr. High senior Catrina McQueen and Hightower Elementary fifth-grader Morgan Elise Roberts penned winning entries in the Atlanta Dream’s “I Have a Dream” essay contest.

AdvancED to recommend five-year renewal of accreditation for DeKalb Schools

AdvancED will recommend that the DeKalb School District receive a five-year renewal of its accreditation after an intensive review of its academic instruction and financial viability, a preliminary report shows.

STEM Forum on March 18 at Stronghold Christian Church in Lithonia

DeKalb County students who are interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics can attend the 2017 STEM Forum on March 18 at Stronghold Christian Church in Lithonia.