This Week at DSA, November 24, 2014

This week at DSA

11/24-28 Thanksgiving Break


12/1 Students and staff return – Day 2 (even)
12/2 School Council 4pm
12/4 Music Department Holiday Concert – students will leave at 1:30, Concert – 7pm Avondale First Baptist Church $5 suggested donation Volunteer to help
12/5 SPA Meeting 2:30
Junior/Faculty BB game 4 pm Junior Class Fundraiser
12/8-11 Spring Musical “In the Heights” auditions – student must follow audition requirements posted in Edmodo
12/12 Comedy combat 7 pm $5 Admission – Thespian Fundraiser
12/13 Zumba-Thon for the Holidays 10-12 Gym
Bring a new toy or canned goods to donate for admission
Sponsored by SGA and DCSD Police Dept.
12/16-19 Finals – No after-school activities this week*
12/16 Periods 1 & 5
12/17 Periods 2 & 6
12/18 Periods 3 & 7
12/19 Periods 4 & 8

Winter Break December 22-January 5
Student Return January 6 – Day 1
1st Semester reports cards issued January 9

Winter Musical Concert

The Music Department presents their popular Winter Concert on Thursday, Dec 4. Volunteer support is needed for this DSA Holiday Concert by DSA Choirs and Orchestra. Please sign-up here.

Legislative Action Committee Update

Superintendent search firm proposals were due to DCSD by November 12th. So far, the Board of Education has not disclosed the number of firms who submitted bids, the names of those firms, the process that will be used to vet those firms, and whether the public will be invited to view presentations from those firms. The Board has not appointed an independent committee to vet search firms, even though a list of willing business and education leaders has been submitted to the Board. Please continue to ask our Board for a transparent superintendent search process.

The annexation and cityhood movements continue to generate angst in our communities. Because Tucker and LaVista Hills were not able to agree on maps, a panel of five state legislators will determine the boundaries of those cities. Complicating the boundary issues are the annexation plans for Atlanta, Decatur, and Avondale Estates, which have not been finalized.

The Cha-Cha for Charity ZUMBATHON In the DeKalb School of the Arts Gymnasium

1192 Clarendon Ave,
Avondale Estates, GA 30032

Saturday, December 13, 2014
10:00am -12:00pm, Registration starts at 9:15

The price of admission is simple, bring at least one (more than one is greatly welcomed!) of the items listed below per person, to be donated to the underprivileged….

  • Unwrapped toy (new)
  • Hats (new)
  • Mittens (new)
  • Scarves (new)
  • Blankets (new or gently used)
  • Towels (new)
  • Gloves (new)
  • Coats (new or gently used)

Students, friends, parents, family, all are welcome!

Dress in Holiday colors and join our group photo.

Drinks and Snacks will be available for purchase at DSA’s junior snack stand.

A big thank you to our sponsors for making this all possible:

DeKalb School of the Arts Student Government Association, Free Style Fitness and Nutrition, DeKalb County School Schools Department of Public Safety

For more information contact: Officer Sherrie Gilbert (404) 392-1079

DSA Announcements

Congratulations to the Class of 2016 for 100% pass rate on the last GHSGT- Writing. The juniors have passed one major milestone on their way to graduation in May 2016.

9th and 10th grade families: Be on the look out for a mailing from Dr. Crosslin, DSA Head Counselor. Dr. Crosslin has scheduled advisement sessions for these two grade levels in December. 8th grade families will meet in January.

Just a reminder that no checkout allowed after 2:45 pm. Please plan accordingly.

The 2015-2016 DSA Application is now available on the DSA web-site. If you know interested families, please direct them to the new application.

Did you know DSA has a Facebook page? Like and share “DeKalb School of the Arts” to share news, performances, and special announcements with your Facebook “family”.

DSA’s History Club is sponsoring a drive to collect slightly used or new shoes for poverty stricken regions of the world — school-wide goal of 350 pairs of shoes by December 15th. Soles4Souls is a global not-for-profit institution dedicated to fighting the devastating impact and perpetuation of poverty.

Don’t forget to submit your volunteer hours using the online form.

College Corner

For all college related information please see Dr. Crosslin’s edmodo site.