This Week at DSA 4/18/16

Important Dates

April 18     Final PTSA Meeting , Election of Officers  7:00pm
April 19     8th Grade EOG Testing  8:00-11:30am
Post 13.5 Week Grades
DSA School Council 4:00 pm
April 20    Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences 4:00-6:00pm
Sign up online for conferences HERE
April 21     8th Grade EOG Testing 8:00-11:30am
Issue 13.5 Week Progress Reports


April 25         8th Grade EOG Testing 8:00-11:30am
April 26-30   Fringe Festival–Check DSA Website for schedule
April 28         8th Grade EOG Testing 8:00-11:30am
May 2             8th Grade EOG Testing 8:00-11:30am
May 2-6         9th-12th Grade EOC Testing–All Day

Updates and Reminders

*After April 30, DSA will only accept cash or money orders for payment of fees, lost textbooks, SPA tickets, etc.
*DCSD is asking for input for the 2nd phase of E-SPLOST V planning.  Take the online survey HERE .  Voting takes place on May 24.
*During the last 6 weeks of school, DSA students will participate in many standardized assessments.  Continue to encourage students to be ON TIME so that testing sessions may begin ON TIME.  Please plan accordingly.
*Also, during this last 6 weeks of school, please be patient with staff returning phone calls and emails.  Teachers, administration, and counselor will be focusing on student assessment, master schedule development, and monitoring instruction.  We will return phone calls and emails within 48 business hours- to the best of our ability.  Your understanding is greatly appreciated.
*Yearbooks will be delivered soon.  Still time to purchase.  $70 from Mr. Yawn (Room 216) or purchase online HERE
*Now available for purchase:  The Scribbler.  DSA’s very own literary magazine, compiled by the Creative Writing Department.  Get yours now-only $12.00.  Hurry to room 301 to get your very own copy of the First Edition!

 Nominees Still Needed for PTSA Officers

Please see the 2016-2017 Dekalb School of the Arts PTSA Slate of Officers below.  The formal election will be held at the PTSA General Meeting on April 18.  Only paid members of the PTSA will be allowed to vote. You will be required to show your membership card or your ID at the door.   Thank you in advance for your compliance!

Recommended Candidates for 2016-2017 Dekalb School of the Arts PTSA Board of Directors:

President:  Philip Polk (Current Vice President of DSA PTSA)

Vice President:  Anna Blitz

Secretary:  Alan Wilson  (Current DSA PTSA Secretary)

Treasurer:  Vacant  (Still taking nominations.  Please send  )

Parent Councils United


Superintendent Dr. R. Stephen Green

** State of the District Address **

7:00 – 8:30 PM

Tuesday, April 26, 2015

Clarkston High School

618 N Indian Creek Drive

Clarkston, GA 30021

It’s time for Fringe Festival!

A week-long celebration of The Arts, right here at DSA,  featuring performances by students in the DSA Music, Drama, Dance, Visual Arts, Media/Film, and Creative Writing Departments.  April 26-30.  Show times and information will be available at  See what’s on the Fringe!

It’s time to walk-run-dance through Avondale Estates again!  Join us at 8:00am on April 30, as we start off our Saturday Fringe schedule with the 2016 Ants Run.  All proceeds support the arts programs at DSA.  Registration OR to be a sponsor, go to