Friday, October 28, 2016

Dunwoody HS, Chamblee Charter HS & Cross Keys HS Cluster
Enrollment and Capacity Data

DCSD has released their annual school Enrollment and Capacity Data:  http://www.dekalbschoolsga.org/planning/

Below is the data for Region 1 schools.  I have also included the Non-Resident Attendee chart for DCSD high schools and middle schools.  The chart for elementary school is too large to display in the blog.  It can be accessed at this link:
http://www.dekalbschoolsga.org/documents/planning/2016-2017/elementary-school-matrix.pdf

Oct 2016 Enrollment
Capacity
Pct. Capacity
Portables
Dunwoody HS Cluster        
Austin ES
675
564
120%
6
Chesnut ES
461
465
99%
3
Dunwoody ES
1,033
1,089
95%
3
Hightower ES
757
622
122%
13
Kingsley ES
499
570
88%
5
Vanderlyn ES
705
580
122%
11
Peachtree Charter MS
1,550
1,244
125%
16
Dunwoody HS
1,822
1,505
121%
4
Chamblee Charter HS Cluster
Oct 2016 Enrollment
Capacity
Pct. Capacity
Portables
Ashford Park ES
552
496
111%
8
Huntley Hills ES
529
489
108%
6
Kittredge Magnet
482
527
91%
0
Montgomery ES
730
686
106%
7
Chamblee MS
960
1,053
91%
0
Chamblee Charter HS
1,624
1,810
90%
0
Cross Keys HS Cluster
Oct 2016 Enrollment
Capacity
Pct. Capacity
Portables
Cary Reynolds ES
900
701
128%
20
Dresden ES
978
813
120%
20
Montclair ES
860
847
102%
14
Oakcliff Theme
769
761
101%
0
Woodward ES
1,011
776
130%
12
Sequoyah MS
1,598
1,235
129%
26
Cross Keys HS
1,392
1,306
107%
15






Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Dunwoody High Students & Swimmers Allie Reiter and Christopher Thames Verbally Commit to the University of North Carolina

Georgia 1-5A Runner-Up Allie Reiter Verbally Commits to UNC

Allie Reiter, a USA Swimming Scholastic All-American from Dunwoody, Georgia, has verbally committed to the University of North Carolina for 2017-18. "I am beyond excited to announce my commitment to the University of North Carolina! I'm thrilled to be apart of such an amazing swimming and academic program!!


Backstroker Christopher Thames Hands Verbal Commitment to Tar Heels

Christopher Thames of Metro Atlanta Aquatic Club has announced that he has verbally committed to swim at UNC Chapel Hill. I am proud to officially announce my verbal commit to UNC at Chapel Hill. I chose UNC because of the coaching and the history of academic success at the school.

Tree Dedication Ceremony at Dunwoody High School, Sunday October 30th
In Memory of Ian Davis, Halle Scott and Ty Flynn


Monday, October 24, 2016

Peachtree Charter Middle School Parent Teacher Council Opposes City of Dunwoody & DeKalb County School District Land Swap IGA

October 21, 2016 -- PTCC chair, Julia LeDoyen, delivered the following statement explaining the PTCC Charter Council's position about the potential sale of a 7.98 acre parcel of PCMS campus to the City of Dunwoody. This statement was delivered to the Dunwoody city council, mayor and city manager, as well as the DCSD area superintendent, DCSD e-splost director, and the PCMS charter liaison.

The City of Dunwoody has proposed using the land to build a youth baseball park.  The PTCC strongly lobbies for the city use this parcel to develop multipurpose fields.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Wesleyan Again Named "Best Private High School"



Wesleyan School has just been named “Best High School” within the “Best Private Schools” category by Inside Gwinnett magazine – for the second consecutive year. 
 
Each year, the magazine collects thousands of votes to determine the best in the community.  The magazine writes, “The whole thing is like calling up a few thousand of your best friends for an opinion, only we’ve tallied the results for you and uncovered the most popular favorites.”
 
Wesleyan School is a Christ-centered K-12 college preparatory school located in Gwinnett County with students from Gwinnett, Forsyth, Fulton, DeKalb, Cobb, Clayton, Cherokee, Walton, Hall and Henry County.  The school offers a college preparatory program which challenges, nurtures, and strengthens all its students.
 
Wesleyan is currently accepting applications for the 2017-2018 school year. To learn more about the school’s exceptional classroom, Christian-life, and extracurricular opportunities, visit www.wesleyanschool.org
 
This award, along with the other “Best Of” winners, is featured in the October 2016 issue of Inside Gwinnett magazine.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Reminder: E-SPLOST Informational Meeting Thursday, October 13th E-SPLOST V Proposed Project List
350 Seat Addition for Chesnut Elementary???

***Reminder:  E-SPLOST V Informational Meeting at Chamblee Charter HS, Thursday, October 13th @ 7:00 pm***

The proposed E-SPLOST V project list is now available on the DCSD website. 

Click the following link for the presentation: http://www.dekalbschoolsga.org/e-splost/files/2016/10/7090-DCSD-2016-Community-Meeting-Presentation-Final-v4-100416.pdf

Click the following link for the handouts:  http://www.dekalbschoolsga.org/e-splost/files/2016/10/ProjListHandout_20161004.pdf

According to the presentation one of the options presented would provide Chesnut Elementary with a 350 seat addition. 



I am a bit confused here.  While Chesnut is in desperate need of renovations (43.17 Facility Condition Assessment rating) Chesnut does not require additional seating unless there is a major redistricting effort planned by the school district.




Also, on the project list for the Dunwoody cluster:
  1. Replacement of playground at Kingsley Elementary
  2. New HVAC system and site improvements at Kingsley Elementary
  3. New HVAC System at Chesnut Elementary
  4. Security improvements at Chesnut Elementary, Kingsley Elementary, Vanderlyn Elementary
  5. New trash compactor for Dunwoody High School & Peachtree Charter MS

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Site Views of new Austin Elementary School and
Peachtree Charter MS Addition and Ball Fields

Councilman John Heneghan has an excellent summary of the Austin Elementary/Dunwoody Park Swap:  http://dunwoodynorth.blogspot.com/2016/10/some-tidbits-on-austin-elementary.html

Below are the conceptual site plans for the new Austin Elementary School, the proposed 26 classroom addition to PCMS and ball fields. 

You can click on the pictures below to enlarge the view.

All of the documents can be found on the City of Dunwoody website:  http://dunwoodyga.gov/index.php?section=projects&projectsection=7&project=44




Tuesday, October 4, 2016

AJC: For Teacher, gender transition is lesson for others in acceptance

My note:  These teenagers at Dunwoody HS could give a lesson to many adults on understanding and acceptance....



By Marlon A. Walker - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Updated: 10:21 a.m. Friday, Sept. 30, 2016  |  Posted: 12:00 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016

For the first day of school, Natalie Williams picked out a gray skirt and blazer with a black blouse. Luke Skywalker, she said, wore black when he was at his strongest.

An English teacher, Williams, 42, has endured the first day of school a dozen times, including the past two years at Dunwoody High School.

This year was different.

Every year before, Natalie had entered the classroom as Nathan.

“This is it,” she told herself that morning before leaving home. “This is how they are gonna see me.”

Caitlyn Jenner still grabs headlines two years after her transition began, and new federal guidelines on transgender student bathroom use caused an uproar across the nation last spring. While society is still coming to terms with transgender people, Williams has put herself at the heart of the conversation locally.

It’s not a lesson she planned to teach.

Click here to read the entire article: http://www.myajc.com/news/news/local-education/for-teacher-gender-transition-is-lesson-for-others/nshRT/