This Week at DSA 9/12/16

Dates to Remember:

September 12-13     Senior portraits for yearbook and informal
portraits .  $25 sitting fee required.
September 13          DSA PTSA General Meeting and Curriculum
Night, 7:00pm, Theater
September 15         4.5 Week Progress Reports Issued
September 17         Scenery Saturday 10:00am-4:00pm


September 23-25    Tour Show Premiers – Ticket InformationHERE
September 28          Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences
4-6pm  Sign up will be online.
School Council Parent Elections 8am to 6pm

Updates and Reminders:

*PSAT Registration forms/payment due September 16.  Students in grades 8,. 10, & 11 can take the test for free.  Since the test is free, we really would like all students to take the test.  9th grade students must pay $15 (cash).  PSAT test information available  HERE  Registration form HERE
*Donations of water, standard sized Band-Aids, and feminine products are still needed for front office. Thank you!
*The DSA School Council will hold elections for two parent members on September 28th.  The school council assists the administration and school community in working with student achievement, attendance, and other matters to improve the programming at Dekalb School of the Arts.  The council is made up of four parents, two teachers, and principal.  Term for parents and teachers is two years.  If you are interested in running for one of the two open parent seats, please email Mrs. McCauley.  Include a brief biography and statement indicating how you could assist the school by serving.  Nominations are due by September 23.
* “On the Scene with Dr. Green” – Opportunity  for the DCSD community to engage in conversation with our superintendent.  For more information, click HERE

DCSD officials met with the DSA School Council and Mrs. McCauley on September 2 to outline 2 proposals for DCSD BOE consideration on September 12.  Option 1 would combine DESA and DSA at the Avondale Middle site, using $3.9 million from SPLOST IV that voters voted to use to build a combined theater/auditorium to be used by both schools.  DCSD would combine these monies with additional funding necessary to build a new high school wing.  DCSD plans to address road access to site, as well as other concerns if plan is approved. Option 2 has DESA stay at Avondale Middle and DSA at Avondale High.  DESA would receive the funding for an auditorium, which may be able to be used by DSA for large performances.  DSA would be considered for SPLOST V monies for “minor renovation” at Avondale High.  ***If Option 1 is approved, anticipated move date is Fall 2019. ****If you want Option 1 to be approved, please consider emailing your BOE members!