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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.

Merit pay for 1,830 DeKalb teachers

More than 1,800 DeKalb School District teachers received merit pay awards up to $2,500 from the federal Race to the Top program.

DeKalb teachers get merit pay

More than 1,800 DeKalb School District teachers received merit pay awards up to $2,500 from the federal Race to the Top program.

Forum on Decatur superintendent search

City Schools of Decatur stakeholders can offer their perspectives on the most desirable characteristics and skills that the new superintendent should possess at a community forum on Aug. 5.

Volunteers needed for SMILES jamboree

Donors, vendors, sponsors and volunteers are needed for the S.M.I.L.E.S. Back-to-School Jamboree on Aug. 9 at the Midway Recreation Center in Decatur.

Watson seeking school supplies

Super District 7 Commissioner Stan Watson is collecting book bags and school supplies for his annual Back-to-School “Book Um and Bag Um” drive throughout July.

Johnson talks nutrition at day camp

U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson spoke with summer campers on July 20 at the Redan Recreation Center in Lithonia and saw firsthand the benefits of the federally funded nutrition program to combat childhood hunger.

Receptions to welcome Green to DeKalb

Business and civic groups are lining up to welcome new DeKalb Schools Superintendent R. Stephen Green to the county.

Bronner twins bring message of hard, focused work to DeKalb youth

When Kirstie and Kristie Bronner speak, their audience sees double but hears the same message.

Dekalb teams ‘ready to roll’ into new football season

DeKalb high school football teams were fired up July 14 and eager to jump into the battle for a state championship or at least improve on last year’s record.

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