Youth & Schools


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.

School supply drive for Stoneview

DeKalb for Seniors’ monthlong school supply drive for Stoneview Elementary in Lithonia culminates in an Aug. 5 celebration at the Lou Walker Senior Center.

Tobie Grant Center hosts BTS Jamboree

A Back to School Jamboree on Aug. 9 in Scottdale will provide health screenings and free book bags and school supplies to students from low-income families.

Digital library collection for children, teens

Children and teens can now access library materials online after a digital expansion by the DeKalb Public Library.

Learning, memory seminar for all ages

Just in time for back to school, kids and adults can attend a Learning and Memory Seminar on Aug. 5 at the Clarkston Library.

Boot camp, rally to ready parents

Parents who attend the Aug. 9 Back-to-School Boot Camp and Parent Rally at Georgia Piedmont Technical College may be eligible for free school supplies.

HPV vaccination campaign gets message out on MARTA buses, trains

Ads urging parents and guardians to “Talk to Your Doctor About Vaccinating Your Sons and Daughters Against HPV” are now appearing on dozens of MARTA buses, trains and bus shelters.