Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Chesnut Charter Elementary
“Georgia Shape” Grant Recipient

Chesnut Charter Elementary in Dunwoody, GA has been named as a recipient of a $5,000 Implementation Grant awarded by the Georgia Department of Public Health and the Governor’s SHAPE Initiative. 

From the Press Release....

Twelve schools received up to $5000 each to implement or improve physical activity and nutrition plans. Those plans are determined by health-related school assessments that prioritize the schools’ needs. The money will also be used for training and technical assistance.....”

Congrats to Chesnut!!!

Click here to read the entire Press Release.
DeKalb County School District: SPLOST IV Schedule

Below is the SPLOST IV project schedule sequence to be presented at the 11/5 Board of Education Meeting. The 1st attachment seems to be an entire listing of projects. The 2nd attachment appears to list the projects in chronological order.

The Austin ES School Replacement is scheduled to start in March of 2016 and be completed in July of 2018.

Click here for the complete project list.

Click here for the project list in Chronological order.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Congratulations to the Dunwoody High School Math Team
Luella Invitational Math Tournament Results
Congratulations to the DHS Math Team for its performance in the Luella Invitational Math Tournament! The varsity team placed 5th overall, with junior Mallory Harris placing 10th in the individual competition and junior Jacky Zhu placing 26th. The entire varsity team, rounded out by Sara Srivastav, Angelina Hou, Jonathan Olson, Will Koval, Sunny Sharma, and Mary Elizabeth Lee, performed admirably, with every player scoring in double digits. In the JV division, freshman Ryan Polk and sophomore Zack Bloomberg both finished in the top 25 individuals. Good job, Wildcats!
Scenes from Dunwoody Elementary School
2nd Annual Tour de Dunwoody

Monday, October 22, 2012

Georgia Aquarium Hosts Celebration for Carol Zhou
Dunwoody Elementary School Coastal American Art Contest Award

Last year, fifth grade student Carol Zhou from Dunwoody Elementary School, won 2nd place nationally in the Coastal America Art Contest. The contest was facilitated through a relationship with the Georgia Aquarium. Sixteen students-- ranging from kindergarten through college--were recognized as winners in the national contest to create artwork that best illustrated one of the seven essential principles of ocean literacy. The winning students were invited to Washington, DC to participate in a special awards ceremony and series of ocean celebratory events. Their artwork was on display in an exhibition at the Department of Commerce, the National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration, the Ronald Reagan International Trade Center, the National Geographic Society, and The Smithsonian Institution during the 2012 Capitol Hill Ocean Week. These student artists represent thousands of students who created visually stunning artwork and photography, and wrote about the importance of our ocean as a part of the 2011-2012 Coastal America Student Ocean Art Contest. Carol Zhou was unable to attend the ceremonies in Washington D.C., so the Georgia Aquarium hosted their own celebration. In honor of the Georgia Aquarium's new interactive kiosk and display donated by Coastal America, Kim Morris-Zarneke, manager of educational programs at the aquarium, invited Zhou to accept her award from Coastal America and cut the ribbon in front of the new exhibit! Carol and her art teacher at Dunwoody Elementary School, Laura Fleury-Bell, also got a backstage tour of the Aquarium.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Dunwoody Elementary Students Celebrate “Tiger Paws”

 Dunwoody Elementary School students enjoy a blowup slide as part of a reward system in which students can earn “Tiger Paws” for good behavior.
From left to right. Ms. Woolfalk. Angel P., Aubree H., Ms. Harrison, Abhishak P

Audrey Barria in Ms. Harrison’s first grade class

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Dunwoody High School Pep Band Welcomes
Dunwoody Elementary Students and Parents
 to International Walk to School Day

Dunwoody High School's Pep Band performed recently at Dunwoody Elementary School to help welcome all the walking students and parents during International Walk to School Day. The event was such a success that the amount of DES walkers that morning increased from previous walks. The band was also featured on the 11Alive 6 a.m. news show.


Sunday, October 14, 2012

"I Think There Is a Chance I Can Become Someone Special in Life"
 (and Other Reasons to Give These Children a Hand)

The following is an excerpt from Dunwoody resident Pattie Baker's Foodshed Planet article.  It is a moving and compelling article about the importance of Arts in our schools.  As many of us in the Dunwoody community are aware, the Peachtree Charter Middle School Drama Club IS a place where middle school students CAN become someone special. If you have never had the opportunity to attend a PCMS Drama Club's performance, I urge to take in next spring's performance of "Once On This Island, Jr".  The PCMS Drama Club is fully self-funded and needs your support.  Please support this year's PMCS Drama Club Fall Festival.  The Festival will be held Saturday, October 20th from 9 to 2. 
"What brings me here?" the 7th grade girl wrote on a piece of torn notebook paper as she leaned forward on the long table in the "cafetorium," as did about 60 other middle school boys and girls at this after-school drama club when asked to address that question.

After a short delay, she answered. "When you are on stage, it can be kind of scary, but after you pass your second sentence, you own it."

"You can come in, be yourself, and not be judged by anyone,"another wrote.

The answers continued to pour in...

Click here to read the remainder of Patti's article.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Dunwoody High Girls Softball Team

Region 6-AAAAA Champions!!!

The Lady Wildcats were eliminated from Playoff competition by Forsyth-Central.   Congratulations ladies on a great season!!!

Congratulations to the Lady Wildcats!

Update from DHS News:

Congratulations to the DHS softball team on a fantastic afternoon of softball at the South East Athletic Complex. The girls battled Lakeside winning 1 - 0 to earn a place in the championship game. The Wildcats took on undefeated Miller Grove team, winning by 13- 6 to force a second game. The Lady Wildcats kept their bats hot for a convincing 9 - 6 victory to win the Region 6 Championship, the first time for Dunwoody in over 10 years. The team will move forward to State Sectionals at home on Wednesday.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Dunwoody Elementary and Dunwoody High School
Join Together for International Walk to School Day!

International Walk to School Day is Wednesday, October 3, 2012. As part of Dunwoody Elementary School’s International Walk to School Day program, the Dunwoody High School Pep Band will be playing from 7:10-7:45 a.m. near the Dunwoody Elementary marquee sign at the entrance to the school.

Put on your walking shoes, get those bikes ready, and join in this Wednesday!!!