This Week at DSA, April 21


4/22 8th Grade CRCT 8-11
13.5 Week Grade Posting
4/23 8th Grade CRCT 8-11
4/24 8th Grade CRCT 8-11


Fringe Week – April 29-May 3

4/29 8th Grade CRCT 8-11
4/30 8th Grade CRCT 8-11
5/5-5/8 EOCT
5/5-5/16 AP Exams (schedule)


Tardy Reminder: Students are expected to BE IN class at 8:20. Students arriving to class after 8:20 are missing valuable instruction time. Accumulated tardies will result in administrative discipline referral and consequences. Excused tardies are only granted for doctors visits with office visit verification.

Dress code reminder: leggings or tights cannot be worn in place of appropriate pants or jeans. Workout or exercise pants are not acceptable wear for regular classes. Students who are found in violation of dress code will be asked to call parents to bring appropriate clothing. They will not be able to attend class until properly attired. Please check for appropriate lengths as well.

Student have access to USA Test Prep to provide additional EOCT test preparation support. Login information was sent home with your student.
Parent Councils United has partnered with Leadership DeKalb on an initiative called “It’s For Them, DeKalb.” Please check out the video and Board of Education election information at

Be Ready for the May 20 Election!

Upcoming BOE Election Forums

Candidates from Districts 2 – 4
Tuesday, April 22, 7 – 9pm
Tull Auditorium at Emory University School of Law
1301 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30322

Candidates from Districts 5 -7
Tuesday, April 29, 7 – 9pm
Porter Sanford Performing Arts & Community Center
3191 Rainbow Drive, Decatur, GA 30034

Forums moderated by Linda Torrence ’92, principal & CEO, Torrence Management/Communications, LLC. If you would like to submit questions to be used at the BOE forums, please send those to Allyson Gevertz or Donna Priest-Brown.

Special thanks to our host sponsors DeKalb Chamber of Commerce, DeKalb Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Junior League of DeKalb County, Parents Council United and South DeKalb Improvement Alliance.

Voter registration deadline for the May 20 General Primary, Nonpartisan and Special Elections is Monday, April 21. You can register online here, or complete and mail in the form here.

Many volunteer opportunities at DSA

Support DSA with Flower Power through April 25! It’s easy to order flowers online, share with friends and family via email or facebook! 50% of proceeds to to DSA!

Order your yearbook here

Volunteer hours reporting form

Fringe Schedule

Tue. April 29
6:00 pm – Sr. Dance

Wed. April 30
6:00 pm – Poetry Cafe
7:00 pm – Band and Orchestra

Thu. May 1
6:00 pm – Drama Ensemble
Art Gallery Opens
7:00 pm Concert Choir

Fri. May 2
6:00 pm – HighLeit and ProArte

POSSE Foundation

Dr. Crosslin is accepting electronic resumes and self-written letters of recommendation for POSSE nominations. The Posse Foundation will grant DeKalb School of the Arts ten applications this year. They are looking for JUNIORS who are leaders in the high school and in the community.

This program provides full ACADEMIC tuition to six participating colleges: , Boston University, Brandeis University, Syracuse University, The College of Wooster, and Texas A&M. If you are interested in this scholarship, check out each of these schools at their web sites and The Posse Foundation.

Once a school accepts you as a Posse member, Early Decision acceptance to that school is required and binding.

If you are interested in being nominated for POSSE email your Electronic letter of recommendation & resume to Dr. Crosslin by April 30th.

Please include the following in the email:

  • First and Last name
  • Complete Mailing Address (with city, state, zip)
  • Phone Number (home and cell phone)
  • Valid and frequently checked email address
  • Top three schools you are considering and the major you will pursue

Attach your letter of recommendation to the email. The letter of recommendation should be written as if Dr. Crosslin is writing the letter of recommendation for you to a college or scholarship.