This Week at DSA, April 13, 2015

This week at DSA

April 14 DSA School Council 4 pm

April 15 Posting Deadline for 13.5 Week Grades

April 17 13.5 Week progress reports go home


April 21-23 End of Grade Assessments/8th Grade GA Milestones*

April 22 ​Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences 4-6 pm

April 28- 29 End of Grade Assessments/8th Grade GA Milestones*

*100% participation in assessments is expected.Please make sure that students arrive on time, well fed, and rested!

Updates and Reminders

DSA is partnering with Kroger Stores to earn cash back through customer purchases. Link your Kroger Plus Shopping card with the DSA School Code on use code 68764 when you set-up your account. Each time you visit Kroger, use your customer card to log points for DSA!

Target and Publix corporations also offer cash back to schools through their customer loyalty programs. Check their websites or stores for details.

Each year, students in grade 8-11 undergo a DSA “Arts Reviews.” Each student meets with the arts staff to review their progress at DSA. Grades, production credits, artistic development, and future goals are discussed. This is also an opportunity for students to express their artistic development wants and desires. Arts Reviews will happen April 13-24.

The final Parent/Teacher/Student conference night of the year is April 22. Sign-up for conferences will begin at 3:20 in the upper lobby. If you are not able to see a particular teacher or make it to DSA on this night, please feel free to schedule a phone or in-person conference with teacher(s) as needed.

The last six weeks of the school year are going to fly by! Students must work diligently to turn in all work on time, prepare in advance for tests (teacher and state assessments), and stay focused on their main job: being a student. Parents, please support your student in making sure they arrive at school on time, are picked up on times (by 4 pm for most students), and that you help them monitor their academic and artistic achievement through the parent portal and communications sent home.

State of the District Address

Parent Councils United (PCU) cordially invites you to attend a State of the District Address with Superintendent Michael Thurmond.

When: Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Where: Clarkston High School, 618 N Indian Creek Drive, Clarkston, GA 30021
Time: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm


PTSA update

Nominees for 2015-2016 PTSA Officers

  • President: Jennifer Boyanton
  • Vice President: Phillip Polk
  • Vice President: Courtney Sanders
  • Secretary: Alan Wilson
  • Treasurer: Emily Ayers

March meeting notes

Summer Dance Intensive @ DSA

Debbie Allen Dance Academy
June 15 – 27


Ants Run For the Arts

Presented by Dekalb School of the Arts Foundation

The DeKalb School of the Arts Foundation hosts the first “Ants Run for the Arts”. A walk, run, dance through the beautiful streets of the historic Avondale Estates. The run will culminate at the campus of the DeKalb School of the Arts for a great day of activities at the school’s annual Fringe Festival. Funds raised support the arts programs at Dekalb School of the Arts.

May 2, 2015
8:00am @ Avondale Baptist Church to DSA
Adults $20, Students/Seniors $10
More information and registration at

Donation request for student microwaves

DSA is in urgent need of donation(s) of 3 microwaves for the cafeteria. Ideally, 800-900 watt units to avoid overloading the electrical system. Please email Mrs. McCauley if you can help.