Youth & Schools


Voters overwhelmingly approve DeKalb E-SPLOST for education

Superintendent Stephen Green says voter approval of the E-SPLOST referendum in the May 24 primary and special election will create a better learning environment for DeKalb County's 102,000 school children.

Law students get $4,500 in scholarships from DeKalb Lawyers Association

Six law students got $4,500 in scholarships from the DeKalb Lawyers Association at its 28th Annual Scholarship Breakfast on May 21.

Local Soccer players can win chance to play with World Cup champion Abby Wambach

Abby Wambach, the 2015 World Cup champion, will meet and play soccer with area players who raise the most funds to benefit area soccer clubs now through Sept. 27.

Summer reading programs to help kids retain

The Georgia Department of Education is working to get books in the hands of as many students as possible when school is out through summer reading events, resources, and the donation of more than 100,000 books.

SWD, Cedar Grove repeat as state track champs

The Southwest DeKalb Panthers and the Cedar Grove Saints are back-to-back state track champions.

Talented, well-rounded, and setting examples for others

The 50 students who topped the Class of 2016 with the highest grade point averages were celebrated by the DeKalb School District at its annual Valedictorian and Salutatorian Recognition Ceremony on May 5.

Chamblee valedictorian Aomeng Cui nails perfect SAT score, heads to Columbia U

Aomeng Cui got a perfect 2400 score on the SAT on the one and only time she took the exam. She is Chamblee Charter High School Magnet valedictorian with a GPA of 4.443.

Class of 2016 gets OK to be successful in college, life

It’s the season to celebrate grads – fresh-faced young people, proud of their accomplishments and eager to embrace the future.

Here’s to the ‘Future’ grads – make a world of difference

Advice to the Class 2016 – from a special guest

Dunwoody, Decatur High seniors recognized as 2016 Georgia Scholars

Dunwoody High senior Matt Bieber and Decatur High senior Nathan Tumperi are 2016 Georgia Scholars.

2016 Simon scholars hail from Columbia and Chamblee High schools

Sixteen students from Chamblee Charter and Columbia high schools are the Simon Family Foundation’s Atlanta Scholars of 2016.

Salem Lions seek donations for trip

The 14U Salem Lions baseball team in Lithonia is raising funds for its Disney Tournament Trip on May 26-30 during Memorial Day Weekend.

New Brookhaven school a step closer to reality

Plans are shaping up for a new DeKalb elementary school in the Brookhaven area with the district’s impending purchase of an 11.2-acre site in the Skyland Park neighborhood.

Strategic Waivers School Systems status gives district more flexibility

The DeKalb School District has been awarded Strategic Waivers School Systems status by the State Board of Education that frees it from some state restrictions and gives it flexibility in increasing student performance.

Computer coding workshop

Girls and boys ages 9 to 15 can register to participate in the Conyers Chapter of 100 Girls of Code’s inaugural Hack’d Mini Hackathon on May 20 at Rockdale Career Academy.