Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Congratulations to these outstanding students!
Dunwoody High School's varsity and JV Quiz Bowl teams took home second-place prizes at a recent tournament. According to Dunwoody School Daze, the teams won their prizes in the Locust Grove "Challenge in the Grove" Academic Quiz Bowl Tournament this past weekend. The varsity team consisted of Thomas Dellaert, Captain Erin Thomas, Jacky Zhu, Mallory Harris, and Saakya Peechara. The JV team was made up Captain Varsha Narendra, Gerardo Romero, Parul Rai, Ryan Polk and Zack Bloomberg. Congratulations to these outstanding students from all of us at Dunwoody Patch!
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
A meeting last week at Dunwoody High School resulted in a letter to the governor, asking him to remove DeKalb's embattled school board.
The School Council of Dunwoody High School is asking Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal to remove the DeKalb County Board of Education. According to The Crier, the organization voted last week to send a letter to the governor, petitioning him to dissolve the school board. Last month, the board was placed on probation by the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools (SACS). The district has until May 31, 2013 to make progress in complying with several issues that SACS identified. Shortly afterward, an online petition was started to build momentum for replacing the entire school board, which Gov. Nathan Deal has the authority to do. Among other recommendations, the council's also has asked Deal to appoint a transitional school board; require the …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Check out these video highlights from the 2012 season.
Tuesday, January 22
Dunwoody High School's varisty and junior varsity baseball begins next month. Varsity baseball kicks off on Tuesday, Feb. 19, against Chamblee, while junior varsity begins Feb. 22 against Kell. To get ready for the 2013 season, check out this YouTube video just posted this past weekend of last season's highlights.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The school system will have an organizational public hearing on Wednesday, Jan. 16, at 6:30 pm.
The DeKalb County School System will hold a public information meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 16, at Dunwoody High School regarding some proposed school system projects and improvements. The meeting will be held from 6:30-8:30 pm. The meetings are designed will brief the community on state-mandated capital outlay planning. Every five years, school districts across the state submit a list of schools to participate in the state capital outlay program. The DeKalb district is completing an application for funding that requires a list of its schools, and the DeKalb County “Proposed School Organization” meets the state requirements. The staff briefing will clarify that a list of schools is all that is needed to begin the state application process. …
Monday, December 17, 2012
An accrediting agency takes a serious step in the ongoing controversy.
An oversight body has placed the DeKalb County School System on probation until December 2013, with a warning that the school could lose its accreditation if it doesn't correct its mistakes. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools started an investigation into the district two months ago after parents and district observers complained of fiscal mismanagement. The district had to close a more than $80 million budget gap this summer. Since then, a financial audit has shown that the district didn't reduce the front office staff as much as was budgeted. The threat of accreditation loss means the district is at risk of being decertified, which could pinch federal money flowing to the district and devalue a degree in the district - …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Council members stripped funding Monday for a redesign of the four-way stop at Vermack and Womack roads.
The controversial “roundabout” recommended to ease traffic at the problem intersection near Dunwoody High School was effectively stopped in its tracks Monday. A budget provision for the city’s upcoming spending plan would have funded the controversial traffic circle at Vermack and Womack roads to the tune of $250,000. Four council members at the meeting bucked the recommended design – John Heneghan, Lynn Deutsch, Denis Shortal and Adrian Bonser – enough to effectively end the discussion for the loop in the immediate future. The do-nothing option leaves the council with the same four-way stop that many children and older students use to walk to Dunwoody High School and Dunwoody Elementary School. Studies show traffic is bad in the area. The…
Friday, October 12, 2012
From a Thursday Night Dunwoody Wildcats game, to a volleyball fundraiser to a friendly, 3-on-3 basketball tournament.
The Dunwoody High School football team is off to a rough start with five games and as many losses. The uphill climb from the bottom of the division standings will not get any easier this week - and t will be televised (albeit by tape delay.) That could break good or bad for the team's pride. The team will face Martin Luther King Jr. High School in the "Thursday Night Game of the Week." Comcast airs it on Channel 248 and Charter on Channnel 127. (Unfortunately with an air time at 1 a.m. Saturday. Set the DVR) The game is listed at 7 p.m. at North DeKalb High. The bad news for the Wildcaste is that MLK is 5-0 and will be looking to showcase their talents in front of a rare television audience. The powerhouse MLK team is tied atop the 6-AAAAA…
Monday, September 17, 2012
Public will have the chance to provide input on a "roundabout" design concept.
A meeting on the Vermack and Womack roads intersection is being held on Thursday. The location is Dunwoody High School cafeteria and the meeting will go from 6 to 8 p.m. Terry Nall said in a recent newsletter to constituents that he is in favor of the "roundabout" design. The roundabout design, which has gained some popularity in in the area, will be considered along with a traditional design on the intersection. Councilman Terry Nall said that he favors the roundabout design in a recent newsletter. He said the roundabout design creates a 24-hour traffic calm ing affect because cars have to slow down to 15 m.ph. to go through it, it offers the best traffic improvement ratings over the next 25 years and is the least expensive
Thursday, September 6, 2012
The Wednesday meeting was called to discuss criticism of the board for mismanagement by a district oversight body, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Parents were stunned to be locked out of a DeKalb Schools meeting called Wednesday to respond to allegations of mismanagement by an oversight body levied by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, reports the AJC. One parent was baffled that the board opened the doors to the board room to declare that the discussion would not be public, according to the report. SACS had recently sent a letter to DeKalb Schools regarding money allegedly overspent on lawyers and other mismanagement, sources said. The school dstrict struggled mightily to pass a budget this summer that included an $85-milllion deficit. The budget was finally passed in late July and included teacher cuts. The cuts to teachers was planned to be achieved through …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Chamblee and Dunwoody square off Thursday night, while Cross Keys kicks off Friday night.
Chamblee High opens its football season Thursday night at Adams Stadium against Dunwoody High. Game time is 7:30 pm. On Friday, Cross Keys kicks off its 2012 season against Best Academy at Grady High School at 5:30 pm. In other games throughout DeKalb: The Stephenson Jaguars step onto the national stage to open the 2012 high school football season as they take on Pine Forest High School of Pensacola, FL in the second of three games in the National High School Gridiron Challenge hosted by North Gwinnett High School on Saturday, Sept. 1. The game is set for a 3 p.m. start and will be aired live on WSB Channel 2 in Atlanta and over 13 states by Comcast Sports Southeast (CSS) as well as being broadcast on 680 The Fan in Atlanta. The Class …