Youth & Schools


Redan Girls Rock honors students, Woman of Year

Guests will walk the red carpet at the Redan Girls Rock fundraiser on Dec. 17 at Redan High in Stone Mountain.

20 DeKalb schools with high lead in water so far

Some 9,618 students at 20 DeKalb elementary schools were being exposed to unsafe levels of lead in their drinking water until DeKalb Schools identified the exposures and are removing them.

DeKalb School District honors four top employees

Four DeKalb School District employees were recognized at the district’s fourth annual Academy of Educational Excellence Awards on Nov. 12 at the Georgia World Congress Center.

Four students win computers at district’s inaugural College Fair

Four students won laptop computers at the DeKalb School District’s inaugural College Fair at McNair High.

Real Men Read at Columbia Elementary needs volunteers for Dec. 9 program

Men are needed to volunteer for Real Men Read on Dec. 9 at Columbia Elementary School in Decatur.

Dec. 16 deadline to apply for Think HBCU Scholarship

Graduating seniors from the DeKalb School District have until Dec. 16 to apply for the 2016-2017 Think HBCU Scholarship.

Center for Civil and Human Rights offers student programming

Third-graders through seniors will benefit from the inaugural series of programs, lesson plans, and field trip experiences being developed by the Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta.

Cedar Grove senior named Wendy’s Heisman school winner

Cedar Grove High senior Quinque Williams has been recognized as a Wendy’s High School Heisman school winner.

Nonprofit kicks off revised Help a Child Ride campaign

Charlotte radio personality Tim Greene helped the Howey Hudson Lowe Foundation kick off its new revised Help a Child Ride “Dare to Be Great” campaign at Stoneview Elementary in Lithonia.

Help with homework, tests at Chick-fil-A Wesley Chapel

Students in elementary, middle and high school can join the Study Station at Chick-fil-A on Wesley Chapel Road for homework and test assistance every Thursday.

Henderson Middle seventh-graders get hands-on lesson about water quality testing

Henderson Middle School seventh-graders Caeley Woo and Abigail McHoul received a hands-on experience when they visited the Scott Candler Water Treatment Plant to get answers to their questions about water quality testing for a science fair project.

DeKalb graduation rate slips to 70.3 percent for 2016

DeKalb’s graduation rate declined slightly to 70.3 percent for 2016 as the district works toward closing the gap between local and state graduation rates.

Kids Video Connection gets Best Buy grant to conduct free workshops

Tech-savvy teens will soon be able to attend free video production workshops thanks to a Best Buy Community Grant to DeKalb-based Kids Video Connection.

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.