#Light Up the Field – WE DID IT!

by Audra Anders for The Aha! Connection

Dunwoody High Head Football and Head Lacrosse Coach Michael Nash,  called me at sunset last night to see if I could see the lights at the DHS field from my nearby house. I could NOT (which is good news for the neighbors). But I was so excited that I jumped in my car to take all these awesome pictures and post them for the Gameoncampaign. … Read More »

20 Under 20: Honoring students who give back to the community

Note from Audra:  I’m thrilled to share that Dunwoody High school’s Matt Bartel is in the top 20!

Dunwoody High School

Matt is deeply involved in his community. He is in his second year as a member of the student board advising State Superintendent of Education Richard Woods, meaning he represents more than 100,000 DeKalb County students in discussions at the state Capitol on education.… Read More »

How the junk folder almost put my daughter’s application in jeopardy

“Mom, I think there is something wrong with my application.”

I heard the terror in my daughter’s voice as she walked into my bedroom. I looked up from my TV and placed my steaming mug of green tea onto my night table.

She was shaking as she showed me her phone screen.

There was a red “X” next to the line that read “Guidance Counselor Early Decision Agreement.”

“What is that?” I asked her.  … Read More »

Peachtree Financial Planning Workshop Offered January 23

DHS is hosting a financial planning workshop on Wednesday, January 23, at 6:30pm, in the cafeteria. During this event you will learn the following:

  • Why it’s important to start planning for college now
  • The cost of college and how families pay
  • Why its important to “know before you go”
  • Myths about aid qualification
  • Navigating the college application process to achieve success
  • Hope/Zell Miller-Scholarship / Grants – Georgia Futures
  • How to choose the best college for your student you family academically, socially, and financially.
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Projection: Perpetual trailers at Dunwoody High?

New long-term enrollment projections released at the end of the year by the DeKalb County Schools again call into question the strategy of piecemeal expansion at Dunwoody High School.

The projections show the high school enrolling 2300 students by 2021. That’s some 200 seats more than the 2100 the current expansion plan envisions for 2022.  Continue at The Dunwoody CrierRead More »

Magnet School Lottery Registration AKA “School Choice”

If you live in DeKalb County and have a 4th, 5th, or 6th grader and are interested in Kittredge Elementary or have a 7th-12th grader and are interested in sending your kids to Chamblee Middle and/or Chamblee High’s Magnet Program or a kid interested in the DeKalb School of the Arts then you need to know about “School Choice”


  • Open Enrollment 1/07/19- 2/08/19

Open enrollment for DCSD’s 2018-2019 School Choice program began on Jan.… Read More »

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Atlanta Academy Prospective Family Open House

Atlanta Academy Office of Admission cordially invites you to attend an Open House for prospective families. This Open House will provide an opportunity to meet and interact with teachers, administrators, and students, as well as tour our beautiful campus. We look forward to welcoming you into our school.

Saturday, January 26, 2019
10:00 – 11:00 am

Saturday, January 26, 2019
1:00 – 3:00 pm

2000 Holcomb Woods Parkway
Roswell, Georgia 30076… Read More »

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Kristi McCarthy
(678) 461-6102

ACT/SAT Practice Tests

Students can take a practice ACT and/or SAT test without the pressure of having the test score count. To sign up, go to www.applerouth.com/signup and enter the test’s event code, as shown below.

  • Mock ACT, January 12, 9am-1:15pm, Event Code: M316204
  • Mock SAT, February 9, 9am-1:30pm, Event Code: M316205

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DUMC Preschool Registration and Tours

The 2019 – 2020 preschool registration deadline is Friday Jan. 17 by 2:30 p.m. We serve toddlers (age one by Sept. 1, 2019) through kindergarten (age five by Sept. 1, 2019) in an accredited, loving, Christian environment. During community registration, priority is given to DUMC church members. For a guided tour and overview of the preschool program with Director Amy Rohan, join us Jan.… Read More »

Directory: Private Schools with Open Houses and Campus Tours

OPEN HOUSES & CAMPUS TOURS ALEFBET PRESCHOOL, THE (At Congregation Beth Shalom) Open House October 24 & November 15 at 10 a.m. 5303 Winters Chapel Road Atlanta, GA 30360 (770) 399-7622 www.alefbetpreschool.com   ALFRED & ADELE DAVIS ACADEMY, THE Prospective Parent Information Session Options: November 28 from 11:45am to 1:15pm 
February 4 from 10 to 11:30am

7901 and 8105 Roberts Drive
Sandy Springs, GA 30350
(770) 671-0085

Middle School Open House – November 6 at 6:30 p.m.Read More »

Atlanta Academy

Founded by teachers in 2000, Atlanta Academy, a 2017 National Blue Ribbon School, serves more than 300 private preschool-8th grade students and their families in North Atlanta. Our mission to give every student the individual attention they need to succeed is at the core of everything we do. Small class sizes allow our teachers to understand their students’ individual strengths and help them discover their own unique talents.… Read More »

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Notre Dame Academy

Notre Dame Academy is a Marist Catholic and International Baccalaureate Continuum School offering an exceptional education for students in preschool through 12th grade. Our smaller size provides individualized instruction and low student-to-teacher ratios. We believe in working with families to develop students of faith who think more critically and creatively. There is no substitute for your child’s comfort, educational growth, and sense of belonging.… Read More »

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