This Week at DSA:
10/12 Schools Closed
Ticketing opens for Theater For Young Audiences
10/13 Classes Resume – Even Day
10/14 PSAT – All students must be on time. No late admittance to testing which begins promptly at 8:10.
Seniors – College visit day
Issue 9 week progress reports
10/15 Drama Ensemble to Georgia Theater Conference: Break-a-leg!
10/17 Party in Pink ZumbaThon – Fundraiser for Breast Cancer Awareness sponsored by DSA Student Government Association
DSA Gym 9-11 am $10 Donation (cash or check) at the door Bring towel and water
Junior class will sell healthy snacks and drinks
Come get fit while raising money for a great cause!
10/19 Georgia School Finance Presentation – Targeting 11th and 12th grade families
A guest from GSF Commission will present information and options of paying for post-secondary options in Georgia
DSA Cafeteria – 5:30 pm
PTSA General Meeting – Theater 7 pm
10/23 Theater for Young Audiences: The Golden Goose 7 pm
10/24 Theater for Young Audiences: The Golden Goose 2 pm & 7 pm
Advance ticket purchase here.
10/26-30 Red Ribbon Week – Celebrate a drug free life!
10/29 Vocal Music Department Concert
Avondale Baptist Church 7 pm – $5 Donation asked
DSA is pleased to welcome Dr. Shana Hunt to the ELA/Creative Writing department. Her first day will beOctober 16 – Welcome Dr. Hunt!
For those students taking the PSAT on Wednesday, October 14, visit the DSA website for information on the format and content expectations for the new PSAT which aligns with the new SAT (coming March 2016).
As we are at the mid-semester mark, students are encouraged to reflect on their successes and challenges during the first part of the semester. Low grades can often be attributed to work not being completed and/or turned in on time. Teachers must have the student work turned in a timely manner in order to assess student progress. Is time management and issue? Students are encouraged to use a planner or agenda to keep track of assignments, due dates, and rehearsal schedules. Are after-school or other activities creating difficulties for completing work, having enough study time, and getting proper rest? Parents are encouraged to monitor their child’s extra-curricular activities to ensure a healthy balance during this busy time in the life of a high school student. All teachers offer tutoring opportunities and peer tutoring is available on Tuesdays at 3:15 sponsored by the National Honor Society. Staff will be working to make sure grades are updated every two weeks so students and parents can have clear picture of progress in all classes.