Youth & Schools


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.

March 31 deadline to apply for Greater Lithonia Chamber scholarships

College-bound seniors who attend Martin Luther King Jr., Lithonia, Miller Grove and Arabia Mountain high schools have until March 31 to apply for scholarships from the Greater Lithonia Chamber of Commerce.

School District hosts community conversation on cyber safety

Experts will share their insights on cyber safety at a community conversation on March 11 at the DeKalb School District’s Administrative and Instructional Complex in Stone Mountain.

17 DeKalb high schools earn AP honors

Seventeen DeKalb County high schools have been named to multiple lists recognizing achievements on the 2016 Advanced Placement exams by the Georgia Department of Education and the College Board.

Library grant provides programming for at-risk teens

Local at-risk teens will benefit from a grant awarded to the DeKalb Public Library for a book club program. The American Library Association grant is for the Great Stories Club, a reading and discussion program that will focus on teen ...

Suits With a Purpose outfits seniors for prom

Suits With a Purpose helps buy teen males suits for the prom and college interviews

Bob Mathis Elementary girls to see Hidden Figures movies with help of neighbors

Fifty-one fourth and fifth grade girls from Bob Mathis Elementary will get to see the popular 2016 biographical film Hidden Figures, compliments of two homeowners associations near the Decatur school. The students – 27 fourth graders and 24 fifth graders ...

Registration opens for launch of Omega Psi Phi male mentoring project

Male seventh- through 12th-graders can attend an open house on March 11 in Decatur for Omega Psi Phi’s Manhood Uplift Project/Program mentoring initiative.

Dental sealant and water fluoridation, handy tools in fighting dental decay in children

Children ages 6-11 are at high risk of tooth decay, and a CDC study finds 21 percent of them had at least one cavity in their permanent teeth. Throughout February, as National Children's Dental Health Month, parents, caregivers and kids ...

Damien Wimes, Southwest DeKalb High's new head coach, on familiar turf

Coach Damien Wimes retuns to Southwest DeKalb High School to Continue Winning Tradition: As the newest caretaker to this fiercely proud football power, Wimes aspires to replicate some of the gridiron feats of his legendary mentor, Coach Buck Godfrey, for ...

DeKalb teens can vie for prom package in contest targeting teen dating violence

DeKalb teens can vie to win a luxury prom package from DeKalb County Solicitor-General Donna Coleman-Stribling's office by entering a contest to create a catchy public service message targeting teen dating violence. The inaugural contest, which is part of the ...

GPTC, Clark Atlanta collaborate to expand opportunities for students

Georgia Piedmont Technical College and Clark Atlanta University collaborate to expand postsecondary opportunities: The schools have announced a historic partnership that will provide transfer students with additional options to continue postsecondary education.

Tucker High JROTC is highest ranked in DeKalb County

Students at Tucker High School are excelling in the Air Force’s Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps program, achieving the highest standard possible in their unit inspection on Jan. 23. It is believed to be the first time in nine years ...

Teen-parent driver class on risk factors, state law

Teens and their parents and caregivers can participate in Georgia Teens Ride With P.R.I.D.E. on Feb. 21 at the Redan-Trotti Library.

Feb. 24 deadline to apply for Princeton Summer Journalism Program

High school journalism students have until Feb. 24 to apply for the 2017 Princeton University Summer Journalism Program.