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Dekalb County Schools Designate January 2011 as Bullying Awareness Month

Dekalb County Schools Designate January 2011 as Bullying Awareness Month

Atlanta, GA--  (Submitted by Cohn&Wolfe)  

The DeKalb County School System will on Jan. 3, 2011, join parents, students and community leaders to launch “Bullying Awareness Month,” a 30-day campaign to highlight the DeKalb County School System’s enhanced policy aimed at reducing incidents of bullying. During the Jan.

Bullying Awareness Month” for DeKalb County Schools

Bullying Awareness Month” for DeKalb County Schools

Starting January 3rd, the DeKalb County School System will launch their “Bullying Awareness Month”. Parents, students and community leaders will participate in a 30-day campaign to highlight the DeKalb County School System’s enhanced policy aimed at reducing incidents of bullying. During the Jan.

DeKalb County Moves Forward with Superintendent Search

The DeKalb County School System will host two Community Meetings in December regarding the DeKalb County Board of Education Superintendent Search Process. The public is invited to attend both meetings.

The Community Meetings will be held at the following locations:

  • Peachtree Middle School at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 7 
  • Columbia High School at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 9

The Board of Education is seeking a permanent superintendent for the DeKalb County School System. This is one of the Board’s most important responsibilities, and the Board is conducting a national search for a leader for DeKalb Schools.

The Board of Education is committed to making the Superintendent Search Process open and transparent, and its search will include Community Meetings and open Board meetings for public discussion.

Decatur High School Hosts Inaugural Tip Off Classic Basketball Tournament, November 22nd and 23rd

The Decatur High Bulldogs are excited to announce that they are hosting the Inaugural Tip Off Classic Basketball Tournament on November 22 and 23, 2010.

Boys Varsity Coach Charlie Copp and Girls Varsity Coach Bill Roberts will lead their teams onto the court against some of the area's toughest opponents. Participating boys teams include: Decatur, Lakeside-Dekalb, Monticello and Paideia. The girls teams will be: Central Gwinnett, Decatur, Lakeside- Dekalb and Monticello.

Games will begin at 4:00pm on November 22 and admission is $6.00 for adults and $4.00 for students. All games will be played at the Decatur High Gymnasium located at 310 N.

Teaching Tolerance's Mix It Up at Lunch Program, Novemebr 9th

Tomorrow, November 9th, at select schools across the Atlanta area, students will participate in Teaching Tolerance's Mix It Up program. This program is a national campaign that helps K-12 teachers develop inclusive school communities. 

According to the Mix It Up program, students thrive, both socially and academically, in schools that are inclusive. Yet, for far too many students, schools are hotbeds of exclusion. Social scientists have long maintained that contact between diverse groups helps alleviate tensions and reduce prejudice.

Plastivan Program Traveling Classroom goes to Decatur High School

The National Plastics Center’s Plastivan Program will visit tenth graders at Decatur High School (310 McDonough Street, Decatur) bringing fun, hands-on experiments designed to teach students about the chemistry, history and sustainability of plastics. 

Today and Friday from 8:30-3:30 p.m., Georgia State Representative Karla Drenne, Plastivan Program director Marjorie Weiner and Executive Director of the Georgia Chemical Council Rudy Underwood will participate, along with students, in different hands-on experiments.

DeKalb Educators Participate in Discovery Education Science Institute

From October 4-7, DeKalb County School District educators Beth Kyle, an early childhood coordinator, and Christopher Robinson, a K-12 science coordinator, attended the exclusive Discovery Education Science Institute at Discovery Communications’ global headquarters in Silver Spring, Md.