Wednesday, September 3, 2014

A Few Items of Interest Around Dunwoody and DeKalb

A few items that may interest you. (click on the highlighted topic to read further).

Dunwoody HS Gridiron Club Fundraiser:
Dunwoody Wildcat Gridiron Club is having a tailgate fundraiser on Friday, September 5th from 5pm-7pm at the DHS Vs Chamblee game. Tailgate will be at 3641 Pierce Drive NE - on the far side of Chamblee school where all the parking is. Game time is 7:30pm. Come early and choose from two great food trucks - Hail Caeser or Mighty Meatball. Tickets are $10 per person and includes an entree and drink. Dunwoody Gridiron club will be selling tickets during lunch next week in the front hall Tuesday through Friday. Power 96.1 radio station will be at our Pep Rally and at the tailgate. We're looking forward to another great Friday night!   

Dunwoody High School Softball Team Car Wash Fundraiser; Saturday, September 6th @ 10:00 – Burger King @ Georgetown.


  1. I applaud the Emory-La Vista Parent Council for a well written letter. It was a golden opportunity for DCSD to lay out their well-reasoned arguments why DHCC shouldn't be approved, and they showed great disrespect to the ELPC by not being willing to do so.

    I can only hope that the Georgia Department of Education will deny DCSD their charter system petition. DCSD has shown no support for charter schools, except for the proposed one with Michael Thurmond on its Board of Directors, and DCSD isn't even fully accredited by SACS. How could it possibly be in the students' best interests for DCSD to be granted waivers to avoid meeting GaDOE requirements?

  2. If it was not clear before, then yesterday's Board of Education meeting solidified the school district's intent on choosing the Charter District option. Watching the Q&A session between the board members and Mr. Arnold, it was clear that the district has chosen the charter district for one purpose and one purpose only. That purpose is to continue to receive the waivers (class size) from the State Board of Education. The district has no intention of allowing schools to have full autonomy. I hope the State BOE will recognize this and deny the charter petition.