This Week at DSA, January 5, 2015

This week at DSA: Welcome Back!!

1/5 Staff Returns – Work day
1/6 Student Return – Day 1
1/8 1st Semester report cards issued
1/12 PTSA meeting


There are still 3 ad spaces left for purchase in DSA’s yearbook. The Spotlight staff will sell them at last year’s prices. Show your graduating student how proud you are of their success! Prices: Full page = $150, 1/2 page = $80 and 1/4 page = $50.

Dance Concert: Jan 16, 17 & 18

Volunteer for the Dance department’s ballet, Firebird here.

If you’re able to help with costumes please contact Pauline Marshall ( Parent Co-chair) email or 404-428-2973.

Legislative Update

At the last Board of Education meeting, the Board approved hiring PROACT (the only superintendent search firm that responded to the RFP). The Board chose not to appoint a candidate selection committee. For a meeting recap, click here.
Superintendent Thurmond and representatives from Druid Hills will meet this month to address the issues between DeKalb County Schools and Together In Atlanta (Atlanta annexation movement in Druid Hills). The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce is organizing the meeting in hopes that it will slow the annexation movement and save millions of dollars in legal fees.
The House Governmental Affairs Subcommittee set the boundaries for the proposed cities of La Vista Hills and Tucker. These boundaries are “set in stone” and will not be reconsidered during the legislative session. Details here.

Updates on DCSD happenings

Stay current with progress on the superintendent search with the DCSD superintendent search information page.

Superintendent Michael Thurmond’s presentation on the Druid Hills annexation issue here.


Next meeting Monday, Jan 12, 2015. November meeting minutes are here.

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. Application deadline is February 2, 2 pm.
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.