Saturday, April 28, 2012

Dunwoody High Students Awarded

Gates Millenium Scholarships

Congratulations to Dunwoody High students Zachia Gray and Bryce Rowan for being awarded a Gates Millennium Scholarship.

Update:  Zachia plans on attending Cornell University this fall.  Bryce is headed to Johns Hopkins University.

The Gates Millennium Scholars Program, established in 1999, was initially funded by a $1 billion grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The goal of GMS is to promote academic excellence and to provide an opportunity for outstanding minority students with significant financial need to reach their highest potential by:
  • Reducing financial barriers for African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American and Hispanic American students with high academic and leadership promise who have significant financial need;
  • Increasing the representation of these target groups in the disciplines of computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health and the sciences, where these groups are severely underrepresented;
  • Developing a diversified cadre of future leaders for America by facilitating successful completion of bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees; and
  • Providing seamless support from undergraduate through doctoral programs, for students selected as Gates Millennium Scholars entering target disciplines.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Dunwoody Elementary "Evening of the Arts"

Below are some pictures of Dunwoody Elementary's "Evening of the Arts" event that took place on Thursday evening.  This event featured a night of visual, musical, and literary arts created by the kindergarten through fifth grade students at Dunwoody Elementary School. Artwork was available for sale.

Click here to see additional coverage from 11Alive.

 Claire Anglin, kindergarten (left) and sister
Abigail Anglin, 3rd Grade
 Daniela Almeida, Kindergarten

Thursday, April 19, 2012

 Dunwoody Elementary Science Olympiad News

Dunwoody Elementary School had 21 students in grades 3-5 participate in the Dekalb County Elementary Science Olympiad this past Saturday. The event was sponsored by Fernbank Science Center and was held at Druid Hills Middle School. We competed in 25 of the 28 events and the team won second place in 3 events and first place in 3 events. An amazing 2/3 of our students came home with medals! The students on the Dunwoody Elementary team were Adyasha Aruk, Keith Baker, Aditya Barot, Noah Covey, Reuben Covey, Iain Dallas, Shubham Dhar, Filippo Di Benedetto, Derek Echols, Will Frame, Arjun Gajula, Robbie Garber, Ian L’Abate, Shrika Madivanan, Alix McDonald, Jonah Roberts, Nethra Shah, Shreshtha Shah, Erik Wang, Sophie Zhang, and Evan Zhuo. 

Our Pentathlon team consisting of Keith Baker, Aditya Barot, Alix McDonald, Jonah Roberts, and Sophie Zhang took home the gold medal in this popular race event, where each student has to answer a science question before performing a physical challenge. The DES team medaled in two onsite building events, with Filippo Di Benedetto and Ian L’Abate winning first place in Pasta Bridge, and Noah Covey and Robbie Garber taking the silver medal in Mystery Architecture. We also did well in the test-taking events. Filippo Di Benedetto and Erik Wang won first place in the Rock Hound event. Adaysha Aruk and Shubham Dhar came in second in Starry, Starry Night, and Derek Echols and Evan Zhou also won the silver in Deep Blue Sea.

Faculty Club Sponsors & Parent Club Sponsor in photo (left to right): Back row: Jenn Mattison, Carla Nugent, Karen Baker (parent sponsor), Front row: Jeannette Beck and Adrienne Thornton. Also pictured are Science Olympiad Team Members.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Dunwoody Elementary Parents & Teachers

Face Off in Tennis Open

Dunwoody Elementary School held a Parent/Teacher Tennis Open Friday, April 13 at the Georgetown Recreation Club.  Below are some pictures from the event.

Teacher Klare McKee and Amy LeVasseur
waiting for their opponents to serve
the ball during the
Dunwoody Elementary School
parent teacher tennis event

Abigail and Rosemary Watts, Michelle Goodelman and Mary Margaret Warshaw rest before their next match

Yvette Megathlin, principal Johnathan Clark
and Maggie Chiles having fun on their
respective courts during the tennis event.

Chesnut Charter ES Donates 37 Pounds of Fresh Produce to Malachi's Storehouse

When Garden Leader Carissa Malone launched Chesnut’s organic gardening program at the start of this school year, she had a number in mind:  twenty. That’s how many pounds of produce she hoped to grow and donate to Malachi’s Storehouse, a food pantry run out of St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church right down Chesnut’s street. To date, the Chesnut Garden has donated nearly double her goal, having just last week harvested their largest yield so far.

Click here to read the remainder of the article from “Chesnut Changers”

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Chesnut Charter Students to Sing National Anthem at Turner Field

Chesnut Charter Elementary invites the Dunwoody community to join us at Turner Field on Sunday June 17 for a 1:30 game.  A group of Chesnut students will sing The National Anthem before the Braves take on the Baltimore Orioles.  It's a great way to spend Father's Day.  Bring family and friends to enjoy the game, see the kids sing and support a Chesnut fundraiser.  Tickets are $20 per person in the Upper Box section and parking passes are available for $10.  To purchase tickets, please go to and click on the baseball field on the top left of the screen.  We hope to have a loud and friendly group supporting Chesnut.  Please purchase by April 27.  For further information, please contact