This Week at DSA, January 13

THIS WEEK AT DSA: Welcome Back

1/13 9th Grade Advisement 5:30 pm – Cafeteria
PTSA General Meeting 7 pm – Theater
1/14 DSA 2014-2015 Application Info Session 6pm
1/15 ELPC meeting, Briarlake School, 9am
1/18 DSA 2014-2015 Application Info Session 10am
1/17 – 1/19 DSA MainStage: Rimers of Eldritch
1/22 8th grade writing assessment


2/19 Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences

“Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.” -Helen Keller

DSA Winter MainStage: Rimers of Eldritch

Showtimes: 8pm Thursday to Saturday, 1/16-18 and 2pm on Sunday 1/19. Reservations open January 9.
Call 678-676-2552 or email for tickets.
Tickets: $12 Adult/ $6 Student/ $4 DSA Student (Cash or check) Box office opens one hour before show time.

Emory LaVista Parent Council Meeting

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 (9:15am -refreshments begin at 8:45 am)
Briarlake Elementary School
3690 LaVista Road, Decatur, GA 30033

Legislative Update with our panel:
– State Senator Fran Millar (R-Dunwoody)
– State Representative Mary Margaret Oliver (D-Decatur)
– State Representative Scott Holcomb (D-State District 81)
– County Commissioner Jeff Rader (DeKalb County, District 2)

The DeKalb County School District has scheduled five community meetings to share information about opportunities the school district has to change how the system operates, how schools are governed and what accountability measures will be used. Meeting details here.

Georgia Parent Survey

Now open to all parents of Georgia Public School Students, the survey mirrors the school climate questions in the Georgia Student Health Survey II and the Georgia School Personnel Survey. Data from these surveys will be used to calculate the School Climate Star Rating within the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) for each school. Data from this survey will also be used to help the school inform and monitor instructional and programming decisions. Please visit this link by January 31, 2014. Thank you!

Go here, a drop-down menu will appear for you to select school district (Dekalb) and school (Dekalb School of the Arts).

PTSA Meeting

Don’t miss the next PTSA meeting: January 13
7pm in the theater
We need a little help so please sign-up on volunteerspot today!

Volunteer hours reporting form

Don’t miss the next PTSA meeting Tomorrow!

January 13, 7-pm
DSA theater
Includes a Drama Ensemble performance!

We need a little help so please sign-up on volunteerspot today!

Volunteer hours reporting form

College Corner: Scholarship Information

It’s that time of year; scholarship application time. Here are some helpful resources for our college-bound students:

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Omega Epsilon Zeta Chapter, deadline Feb 15
Gladys Cook Scholarship, deadline March 3
Scholarship List, various deadlines
Emma Bowen Foundation, Internship program

Technology in Education short films for the White House!

All students are invited to make a short film for the first-ever White House Student Film Festival. Topic: Technology in classrooms. Details

School Closings

WSB Radio (750 AM or 95.5 FM) and WSB TV (Channel 2 – ABC) are the official severe weather notification stations for Dekalb County Schools. DSA will also use the “This Week” email blast and “School Connects” phone systems for notifications.