Diane sends along this announcement…
Due to pending construction, the Decatur High Community Garden has had to move all of its plots to the Sugar Creek Garden.
Saturday, we are having a MASSIVE work day to transfer soil into the garden beds. We need all kinds of volunteers. Yes, we’re sad that the garden will be paved, but we’re excited by the prospect of new growth.
Community Service volunteer hours available. We will work Saturday, March 21, from 9 a.m. until noon (possibly later) at the Sugar Creek Garden, 415 East Lake Drive, Decatur, GA. Please wear old clothes and bring a water bottle; we provide the tools. Diane Loupe, [email protected], or 404-374-3990.
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Just a friendly reminder – The Decatur School Board is holding a special meeting tonight at 7:30p at the CSD Central Office to discuss the impact of the $82 million GO bond the board has officially requested be put before voters in November. The official action item on the agenda is…
Request the Board approve direction timing and millage request for the GO Bond prior to joint meeting.
In preparation for the meeting, the AJC provided a summary of the issue over the weekend, which summarized the issues associated with the bond project and added…
There’s also the question if older residents, or residents without children, or residents with children who’ve aged out of CSD, should pay for extensive school additions. In recent weeks the city’s asked the General Assembly for Homestead Exemptions for those over 65 with fixed or low incomes. It’s also collating data from a recently-completed Lifelong Community survey asking how Decatur can remain a desirable home for older residents as well as young families.
“I’m really concerned in general about the future of our school district,” co-chairman Julie Rhame told fellow board members during a Feb. 10 meeting.
Additionally, Decaturish posted a few quotes this morning from the three Decatur City Commissioners present at last week’s meeting regarding the bond issue. For now, the Commission seems to be taking a “wait and see” approach before giving an opinion on the issue.
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Zak writes in about a cool event he’s organized for his senior project, which will take place at McKoy Park this Tuesday…
Kid’s Night at Mckoy Park
Attention kindergarten through third grade baseball players. You are invited to come to Mckoy Park on Tuesday, February 24th at 5 pm for Decatur High School baseball’s Kid’s Night before the varsity baseball team’s game against Dutchtown. Kids will run the bases, throw on the field, stand on the field during the national anthem, and get a treat from the snack bar. Also, there will be a free baseball clinic for kids the following Sunday, March 1st from 2-4 pm. This will be limited to the first 25 kids. Please reserve a spot to the clinic by emailing me at [email protected]. Remember to wear your baseball clothes, and bring your gear.
Here is a link to this season’s baseball games
Photo courtesy of Be Active Decatur
Seegar sends along this info…
After winning the Regional Championship last Saturday, the Lady Bulldogs are hosting Augusta’s Josey High Lady Eagles in the first round of the state tournament Tuesday 2/17, and the game time has been moved up from the previously published 6pm to 4pm because of travel concerns for the visiting team.
Photo courtesy of Decatur Bulldog Basketball
Niche, a website that incorporates both student/alumni survey results and harder data into their college and K-12 school rankings, recently released their list of top public high schools in Georgia for 2015.
In it, Decatur High School ranked 11th in the state and received an overall score of an “A”, receiving the following scores in individual areas:
- A+ in “Educational Outcomes“
- A in Academics, Administration & Policiesv and Resources and Facilities
- A- in Extracurriculars, Student Culture & Diversity, and Teachers
- B+ in Sports and Fitness
- B in Food and Health & Safety
Click on the links above to learn more about what went into these individual grades.
Meanwhile, Renfroe Middle School ranked 10th in the state among middle schools, while all of Decatur’s elementary schools (with available data) ranked in the top 50 elementary schools in the state.
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Got nothing going on at 6:30p today? Well then you aren’t on the Decatur City Commission and you have no involvement in the pending Decatur High expansion.
The Decatur City Commission has a 6:30p work session this evening prior to it’s regular 7:30p meeting to review the neighborhood petitions received for/against annexation into the city and receive a general update on Annexation Master Plan “activities”.
At the same time just down North McDonough, City Schools of Decatur are meeting in the DHS cafeteria at 6:30p to discussion 4 options to expand the school. More details below.
CSD sent out the note below earlier today…
Please join us tonight, Monday, November 3 from 6:30-8:00 PM in the DHS Cafeteria to review preliminary master plan options for Decatur High School. The meeting will be facilitated by the school’s Architectural and Community Interaction Team.They will review several expansion options for the school and gather input into the Master Plan and Phase 1 improvements.Read more about the work accomplished to date on the Master Plan at Renfroe Middle and Decatur High Schools here.The Master Plan website includes videos of the community meetings, presentations and documents from the meetings, and comments and questions captured from staff, parents and Decatur citizens.
Click here to download the presentation made to the Board of Education on Wednesday, October 29, 2014. There are four options presented: The Collegiate Courtyard, The Quad, The Collegiate Campus, and The Corner Campus.