This Week at DSA, February 17



2/17 Schools and Offices Closed – Presidents’ Day
2/18 Return to School – YEAH!!! Day One
4.5 Week progress reports issued
2/19 Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences 4-6 pm
2/20 Black History Tour Show – 8 pm


2/24-27 New Student Auditions


Black History Tour Show @ 8pm
Due to weather and conflicts with rescheduling, this will be the only performance
No reservations; seating on first come basis: Tickets $12 Adult, $6 Student, $4 DSA Student

Senior Cap and Gown photo day will be rescheduled as soon as possible.

Make-up Days
Local schools have not received any information about make-up days or extending school hours to make-up for the inclement weather days. We will forward any information regarding this as soon as any information is released.

Parents, thank you
Thanks again to parents for picking students up in a timely manner on Monday, February 10, when this last round of weather challenges began. All staff and students arrived home safe and sound that evening.

Gifted Program Survey

The DeKalb County School District wants your feedback regarding the district’s Gifted Program. This survey will be available online to all parents from February 10 through March 10, 2014.

Please take the Georgia Parent Survey, deadline February 28.

2014-2015 School Calendar

At the February 3rd meeting, the DeKalb County Board of Education approved the 2014-2015 school calendar, details here and the calendar here.

Summer Arts Scholarships

Since 1997, the Tim Redovian Memorial Fund has provided more than $230,000 in summer scholarships to high school students of the arts! We are quite proud of our accomplishments — all made in memory of Tim Redovian, a gifted young performer who died of a rare respiratory disorder. As you may know, there are not many scholarship programs in Metro Atlanta that allow high school students to choose their summer arts program, and then apply for scholarship money. With the 2013-2014 school year more than half over, TRMF is once again looking for high school students of the performing arts who want to continue their artistic development during the summer months in the areas of drama, voice, dance, or instrument.

Students are asked to submit a complete scholarship packet (including signed application, transcript of grades, written essay, one reference from a performing arts teacher, and a $20.00 non-refundable application fee) to TRMF no later than Friday, March 28, 2014. All auditions will take place at The Alliance Theatre on Saturday, April 19, 2014. This year, we will be accepting up to 40 applicants who meet all scholarship requirements.

Please download the application, application criteria form, and a letter explaining the TRMF scholarship program.

2013-2014 Yearbooks

Order your yearbook here

Volunteer hours reporting form

2013-2014 Dekalb County Council of PTAs Reflections winners

Musical Composition
2nd place – Maya Rajan (8th)
1st place – Abigail Shelton (11th)

Visual Arts
3rd place – Sarah Lewis (8th)
3rd place – Kayla Favors (12th)

Film Video
2nd place – Henry Howell (8th)
1st place – Issac Gainey (11th)
2nd place – Kayla Crumbley (11th)

1st place – Jenna Gevertz (8th)
2nd place – Sophia Seufert (8th)
1st place – Rebecca Thenne (10th)

1st place – Sophia Seufert (8th)
4th place – Maddy Laing (8th)
1st place – Christianna Mariano (9th)
4th place – Taylan Ayree-Jones (10th)

Only the 1st and 2nd place winners will be advanced to the State Competition

College Corner: Scholarships & Internships

Georgia United Credit Union Vernon E Carne Scholarship, deadline March 1
Gladys Cook Scholarship, deadline March 3
Scholarship List, various deadlines
Paid High School Internships
Emma Bowen Foundation, Internship program