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When does the school year end?

When does the school year end?

DECATUR, Ga. -- The last day of school is right around the corner for DeKalb County students.

Public schools, as well as Decatur City Schools, will dismiss for the summer on Thursday, May 24.

The last days of school in other metro Atlanta districts are staggered throughout the second half of May. They include:

Wednesday, May 16
Clarke County

Thursday, May 17
Hall County

Friday, May 18
Bartow County
Clayton County
Fulton County

Tuesday, May 22
Atlanta Public Schools
Barrow County

Wednesday, May 23
Carroll County
Gwinnett County
Newton County

Thursday, May 24
Cobb County
Rockdale County

Last chance to vote on new DeKalb school calendar

Last chance to vote on new DeKalb school calendar

DECATUR, Ga. -- The DeKalb County School District is considering a new school calendar that would include early dismissals every Wednesday.

Parents are being encouraged to vote online for one of three proposed calendars for the 2012-2013 school year.

All three calendars call for classes to end one hour earlier on Wednesdays.

One of the options is a modified school calendar that would start on August 1st. It would include four one-week breaks during the school year, with a two-week break at Christmas.

The proposals were developed by a calendar committee, formed at the request of DeKalb Schools Superintendent Dr. Cheryl Atkinson.

The committee included parents, teachers, principals, district office staff, and community partners. 

Disney Stores to offer great Black Friday deals

Disney Stores to offer great Black Friday deals

ATLANTA -- Metro Atlanta Disney Stores are celebrating Black Friday (or "Magical Friday," as it's called in the Most Magical Place on Earth) with incredible deals on the season's hottest products.

Stores will open at midnight on Friday, Nov. 25, which is when all items, even previously discounted ones, will be 20 percent off. Certain toys, gifts and stocking stuffers will fall under $10, $15 and $20 price points.

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Some of the $10 steals include action figures from Cars 2 and Disney figurines. A mere $15 can score parents Disney sleep sets for their children, while $20 buys Cars 2 remote control cars and talking Toy Story action figures.

FMSA's "Scary Crow" Stakes Out a Place in the Garden

FMSA's "Scary Crow" Stakes Out a Place in the Garden
Fall is a great time to explore Atlanta! First Montessori School of Atlanta's "Scary Crow" and more than 100 other wild and crazy scarecrows are scattered throughout the Atlanta Botanical Garden through Oct. 30. The scarecrows were designed by metro area residents, artists, businesses and organizations. This is the second year that First Montessori School of Atlanta has participated in the special event. "Scary Crow" was designed and handcrafted by the Middle School students using chicken wire, aluminum foil, cheese wax, a 2x4, black paint and a traffic cone. The students cut hundreds of leaf-shaped feathers from aluminum foil and then individually applied them to the chicken wire frame. "This entry reflects the creativity children are exposed to at First Montessori School of Atlanta," said Head of School Jerri King. "Scarecrows can be scary, funny or even practical.