Thursday, September 21, 2017

Dunwoody Perimeter Chamber Welcomes
DeKalb School Superintendent Dr. Green
Wednesday, October 4th

Mark your calendar for Wednesday, October 4th.  Dr. Green will discuss progress and opportunities for the DeKalb School District, specifically those within the Dunwoody cluster.

Click on the following link to register for the event:  https://dunwoodychamber.chambermaster.com/eventregistration/register/5735

Lunch with Superintendent Dr. Green

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Goal Almost Met!! Only $549 Needed
Rising Above: Say Yes to a New Marching Band Podium
Fundraiser for Dunwoody High School Marching Band

              
My students need a new marching band podium as the current one is old and badly needs replacing. 

Click on the following link to donate to the Dunwoody High School Marching Band:   https://www.donorschoose.org/we-teach/4733514?projects=true

For the first week of the campaign, if you add the promo code LIFTOFF at checkout, your donation will be doubled up to $50!


My Students

Our high school marching band is a vibrant, enthusiastic group of students who love their band program and school! We work hard to achieve excellence which begins with summer camp in July.
Students may participate in concert band, symphonic band, as well as the Georgia Music Educators Association Small and Large Group Performance Evaluations.
Our marching band program is an integral part of the overall program. 

One hundred percent of funding for our programs comes from band dues, fundraising and donations. It is extremely important that we are there for our students when they are in need. Music is our passion and will be with us for the rest of our lives.


My Project

The drum major of a marching band has the honor of holding one of the most important positions. They are the leader and everyone looks up to him or her for inspiration and guidance. A new podium will allow us to provide the best opportunity for our students and will enable smooth set up and take down during games and marching band competitions.
This is a larger podium that we currently have which will allow for more than one drum major to practice at the same time.
It will also give our aspiring drum majors a platform to train together with our experienced drum majors.  

DeKalb County School District National Merit Semifinalists

According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the following DCSD students were chosen as 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program semifinalists.

Congratulations to all of the DeKalb School District semi-finalists:

High School
Student Name
Dunwoody High School
Alexandra M. Buhl
Alex J. Eldridge
Caitlin G. Howie
Seth D. May
Shreya Nainwal
Jacob F. Schiele
Jacob G. Starks
Chamblee Charter High
Keller M. Brogdon
Charles Holt
Brian S. Kang
Schuler R. Kleinfelter
Grayce Robinson
Saksi Sehgal
Sophia S. Wiseman
Bejamin Wolfson
Druid Hills High
Eliza Armstrong
Maya G. Rajan


Three Wesleyan Students Named National Merit Semifinalists

Three Wesleyan School seniors have been honored as National Merit Semifinalists.

Ethan Moon of Dunwoody, Kelsey Rappe of Peachtree Corners, and Sutton West of Peachtree Corners, all earned the National Merit Semifinalist distinction. Only 1% of seniors (approximately 16,000 total) nationwide receive this recognition based on their PSAT scores.  These students will now submit essays in the hopes of becoming finalists and earning scholarship money.



In addition, eight Wesleyan students were also named as National Merit “Commended” students. Roughly 3% of seniors nationwide receive this recognition. Our Commended students are Daniel Baisier of Dunwoody, Grant Beaty of Peachtree Corners,  Henry Beltrami of Atlanta, Suzanne Godard of Peachtree Corners, Erin McConnell of Suwanee, Carson Pavelec of Johns Creek, David Thrower of Alpharetta, and Emma Watkins of Duluth.

Wesleyan is so proud of these exceptional students!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

DeKalb County School District 2017 ACT Scores

The Georgia Department of Education has released the the school-level ACT Scores: http://www.gadoe.org/External-Affairs-and-Policy/communications/Pages/PressReleaseDetails.aspx?PressView=default&pid=558

The following schools exceeded or met the National Composite Average (21.0) for the ACT:

Chamblee Charter High School (24.9)
DeKalb Early College Academy (21.6)
DeKalb School of the Arts (24.8)
Dunwoody High School (24.3)
Lakeside High School (23.4)

The following DCSD schools exceeded or met the State of Georgia Composite Average (21.4) for the ACT:


Chamblee Charter High School (24.9)

DeKalb Early College Academy (21.6)
DeKalb School of the Arts (24.8)
Dunwoody High School (24.3)
Lakeside High School (23.4)

Dunwoody High School, along with DeKalb Early College Academy, showed the most gains (1.1) of any DCSD School.




Monday, September 18, 2017

Dunwoody Crier: Dunwoody High School Students Protest ‘Dreamer’ Decision, Parents Join Later

......In addition, the protesting did not stop when the school day began. In fact, many parents were seen after school protesting the removal of DACA in the same spot that student protesters stood earlier that day. The fact that parents sacrificed their own time sent an encouraging message to the Dreamers: one of support and reassurance that as members of the same community, despite differing race or ethnicity, that they would always have their neighbors’ backs.


DHS students protest 'Dreamer' decision, parents join later

President Donald Trump's actions and allusions to eliminating the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA) have caused a lot of tension and unrest in many communities. This general anxiety and uncertainty for the future is felt in the student body at Dunwoody High School.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

"Dunwoody Schools Unite for Unique Fundraiser"
All Fore One Golf Tournament
Monday, October 2nd , 2017


Many area school administrators, business people and civic personalities are participating in the inaugural event of the All Fore One golf tournament.  Join the fun, as All Fore One organizers deliver a first-class event for the benefit of capital improvements at Dunwoody High School.

Register now to participate in the All Fore One golf tournament on October 2 at Dunwoody Country Club!  The tournament format is a 4-person scramble with a 10am shotgun start.  Participants will enjoy lunch during the round and snacks and drinks afterwards.  The golf course is in fantastic condition, and weather conditions in early October are perfect for a fun round of golf.

The All Fore One golf tournament is a unique community event hosted by volunteers from all of the schools that feed into Dunwoody High School. Proceeds from the event will benefit capital improvements and educational enrichment at Dunwoody High School and Peachtree Charter Middle School in alternating years.

Register online here http://www.AllForeOneDunwoody.org.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Dunwoody High School Students Rally in Support of DACA

Bravo DHS Students!!! - So proud of you!!

Students rally in support of DACA at Dunwoody High School

More than 100 students gathered early Sept. 8 at the entrance of Dunwoody High School to show support for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, waving signs, flags and chanting "Si se puede!" and "We are here together to defend the Dreamers!" The enthusiastic rally apparently organized by students was held in the [...]

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Dunwoody High School Academic Team Qualifies for HighQ

The Dunwoody High School Academic Team participated in and won a qualifying competition for the competition HighQ. They soundly defeated Stone Mountain and Lakeside to earn DeKalb County's slot in the competition.

HighQ is a locally televised quiz show on WSB that features 32 different academic bowl team from around the state and it is on Sundays at 1 PM.

The episode with Dunwoody's team will likely be on October 29th. The team consists of captain Alex Eldridge, Seth May, Mattias Andrew, and Jacob Starks and the coach is Mr. Siegel.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Mr. Kent Davis, Beloved Counselor & Coach at Dunwoody High School Passes Away


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Exciting News from Peachtree Charter Middle School!
Mr. Thomas Womack, Future Engineer!
1st Place at TSA National Convention

 
 
 
Mr.  Thomas Womack, 8th grader at PCMS represented Peachtree Charter Middle School in Orlando, Florida  at the TSA National Convention during the week of June 22-25th. He was competing against state champions from around the country. 
 
He won first place in the nation for electrical applications which covers ohms law, how resistors step current down to a usable level. Also, how to read the color bands on resistors. 
 
Mr. Thomas is an outstanding student with a great passion for technology and possesses an indepth understanding of electricity and other engineering concepts.  
 
He was a student  in our STEM Academy.  His engineering teacher and TSA Sponsor is Mr. Marvin Constant.  Mr. Aaron Campbell, Technology teacher and TSA co-sponsor attended this event with Thomas.  

Friday, August 4, 2017

University of Georgia 2018 Admission Changes

The University of Georgia Admissions Office hosts a blog that is a worthwhile follow for those  students interested in applying to UGA:  http://ugaadmissions.blogspot.com/.

Below is a link to a blog post highlighting the changes in the 2018 UGA admissions application:


2018 Freshman Application Changes

Thursday, August 3, 2017

New Teacher and Staff Members for Dunwoody Cluster Schools


The following are new staff hires for each Dunwoody cluster school as reported via the August DCSD Human Capital Management Report:   https://simbli.eboardsolutions.com/Meetings/Attachment.aspx?S=4054&AID=840544&MID=58915

 
Name
Position
Austin Elementary School Sarah Ashley Teacher, Interrelated
  Ashley McGukin Teacher, Grade 1
     
Chesnut Elementary Lenora Caldwell Teacher, Grade 1
  Emily Missler Teacher, Grade 5
  Samantha Romany Teacher, Interrelated
     
Dunwoody Elementary Sara Belza Teacher, Grade 1
  Kristen Hudson Teacher, Pre-K Certified
  Loretta Roberts Teacher, EIP Reading-Primary
  Sharon Bryant Secretary, 10 Month ES
  Eric Frazier Custodian 12  Month (Elem)
     
Hightower Elementary Sarah Arnett Teacher, Grade 1
  Angela Bokelman Teacher, ESOL
  Stephanie Harrison Teacher, Grade 5
  Laura Hernandez Teacher, Grade 4
  Hannah White Teacher, Grade 2
  Jamal Forrest Custodian II Part-Time (ES)
  James Rhodes Custodian 12 Month (Elem)
     
Kingsley Elementary Shannon Mckenna Teacher, Kindergarten
  Tyra Harris-Thompson Assistant Principal
     
Vanderlyn Elementary Robyn Bailey Teacher, Interrelated
  Candice Morgan Teacher, Grade 1
  Caroline Scott Teacher, Grade 1
  Gerald Black Custodian II Part-Time (ES)
     
Peachtree Charter MS Dionne Davis Teacher, Interrelated
  Jenee Marquis Teacher, Health and PE MS
  Javon Watts Teacher, Interrelated
  Stacy Belser Paraprofessional-Interrelated
  Doneisha Patterson Custodian 12 Month (Middle)
  Charles Prayor Custodian, Head
     
Dunwoody High  Mary Arnette Teacher, Mathematics HS
  Kevin Cameron Teacher, Science HS
  Richard Clark Teacher, History 6-12  HS
  Ann Graham Teacher, Latin
  James Lavender Teacher, History HS
  Leslie Merritt Teacher, Family & Consumer HS
  Michelle O'Connor Teacher, Mathematics HS
  Angela Williams Teacher, History 6-12 HS
  Karen Williams Assistant Principal
  Suzanne Kaplan Nurse, School (RN & LPN)

Wesleyan School Announces New Co-Ed Community Flag Football League


Wesleyan School has announced a new community flag football league. The league is an opportunity for kindergarten through fifth grade boys and girls to learn the fundamentals of football in a fun, safe, and encouraging environment.

“For the community, the league allows children to learn football skills, develop teamwork abilities, and play in a safe, nurturing environment regardless of where they attend school,” said Kelly Weatherly, Director of Auxiliary Programs and Outreach.

“For our current families, the new league serves as part of our continued commitment to offer a convenient, 12-month experience rather than having to take your children to another league across town.”
 
The flag football league begins on Saturday, September 8, and runs for eight weeks. Practices and games will be held on Wesleyan’s campus, located in Peachtree Corners, on Saturday mornings. 
 
The new flag football program is the newest addition to Wesleyan’s community league program.
 
The school also hosts a basketball league, now in its 15th year, where hundreds of elementary-aged students play. The basketball league includes children from Peachtree Corners, Dunwoody, Brookhaven, Norcross, Johns Creek, Roswell, Alpharetta, Suwanee, and Duluth.

The link to register is here: https://payments.wesleyanschool.org/flag-football-league/

If you have questions, please contact Kelly Weatherly at kweatherly@wesleyanschool.org.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Peachtree Charter Middle School & Chamblee Middle School
2016-2017 GA Milestones Test Results

Peachtree Charter MS outperformed the State of GA Milestone Test Scores with the following exceptions:

8th Grade Mathematics: % Beginning Learners - PCMS 25.1%; State of GA 24.4%
8th Grade Mathematics:  % Proficient Learners - PCMS 25.7%; State of GA 25.8%
8th Grade Science:  % Beginning Learners - PCMS 44.9%; State of GA 42.6%
8th Grade Science :  % Proficient Learners - PCMS 22.8%; State of GA 23.7%
8th Grade Science:  % Distinguished Learners:  PCMS 4.4%; State of GA 5.5%

Grade Level
Peachtree Charter MS
English Language Arts
 
# of Students Taking Test
% Beginning Learner Students
% Developing Learner Students
% Proficient Learner Students
% Distinguished Learner Students
6
520
24.4
23.3
38.3
14.0
7
473
20.9
28.3
42.5
8.2
8
509
17.1
30.1
38.9
13.9
Grade Level
Mathematics
 
# of Students Taking Test
% Beginning Learner Students
% Developing Learner Students
% Proficient Learner Students
% Distinguished Learner Students
6
524
16.2
36.3
36.8
10.7
7
479
16.9
29.6
33.4
20.0
8
439
25.1
40.1
25.7
9.1
8 (EOC Test-Coordinate Algegra) 
69
0.0
1.4
31.9
66.7
Grade Level
Science
 
# of Students Taking Test
% Beginning Learner Students
% Developing Learner Students
% Proficient Learner Students
% Distinguished Learner Students
6
-
-
-
-
-
7
-
-
-
-
-
8
390
44.9
27.9
22.8
4.4
8 (EOC-Physical Science)
111
0.9
4.5
45.0
49.5
Grade Level
Social Studies
 
# of Students Taking Test
% Beginning Learner Students
% Developing Learner Students
% Proficient Learner Students
% Distinguished Learner Students
6
-
-
-
-
-
7
-
-
-
-
-
8
494
20.0
25.9
34.4
19.6

Chamblee MS outperformed the State of GA Milestone Test Scores with the following exceptions:
 
6th Grade Mathematics: % Distinguished Learners - CMS 9.3%; State of GA 9.9%
8th Grade Mathematics: % Developing Learners - CMS 41.3%; State of GA 41.2%
8th Grade Mathematics: % Distinguished Learners - CMS 7%; State of GA 8.6%
 
Grade Level
Chamblee Middle School
English Language Arts
 
# of Students Taking Test
% Beginning Learner Students
% Developing Learner Students
% Proficient Learner Students
% Distinguished Learner Students
6
216
16.2
24.1
44.0
15.7
7
379
13.7
17.7
44.9
23.7
8
372
7.8
20.7
47.3
24.2
Grade Level
Mathematics
 
# of Students Taking Test
% Beginning Learner Students
% Developing Learner Students
% Proficient Learner Students
% Distinguished Learner Students
6
216
17.6
43.1
30.1
9.3
7
377
9.5
19.9
31.3
39.3
8
242
21.5
41.3
30.2
7
8 (EOC Test)
130
0.0
6.2
50
43.8
Grade Level
Science
 
# of Students Taking Test
% Beginning Learner Students
% Developing Learner Students
% Proficient Learner Students
% Distinguished Learner Students
6
-
-
-
-
-
7
-
-
-
-
-
8
373
22.0
27.1
35.4
15.5
Grade LevelSocial Studies
 # of Students Taking Test% Beginning Learner Students% Developing Learner Students% Proficient Learner Students% Distinguished Learner Students
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