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Dekalb Offering Spring Break Day Camps

Dekalb Offering Spring Break Day Camps

DECATUR, Ga. -- (submitted by Dekalb County)  DeKalb County Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs will hold Spring Break Day Camps April 4 - 8, 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at all 12 recreation centers. Spring Break Day Camp is the hot spot for kids during the spring break. To embark on the total spring break camp experience, look no further than your local recreation center!

Spring Break Day Camp is a camp for ages 5 -12 and will be held Monday through Friday at a charge of $5 per day. Please make all payments payable by cashiers check or money order to the recreation center of your choice. Participants must provide their own lunch and snack.

For more information, contact LaShanda Trice, Public Education Specialist, at 404-371-3643.

 

TONIGHT: Screening of 'Race to Nowhere' at St. Jude

TONIGHT: Screening of 'Race to Nowhere' at St. Jude

ATLANTA -- All of the current interest in education has Metro Atlanta parents talking.

Tonight, St.

GHA combats cyber-bullying

GHA combats cyber-bullying

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- The steady increase of cyber-bullying cases in schools has many parents on alert.

Now, Greenfield Hebrew Academy is working hard to make sure that parents stay informed of this dangerous trend.

GHA (5200 Northland Drive NE, Sandy Springs, 30342) is holding a cyber-bullying information session at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Mar. 15.

Officer Tim Burell of the Sandy Springs Police Department will moderate the discussion. Parents from all area schools are invited to attend.

Cyber-bullying is when a child or teenager is harassed, humiliated, embarrassed, threatened or tormented through digital technology, including email and social networking websites.

Despite the potential damage of this new form of bullying, it is alarmingly common among adolescents.

Davis Academy Rocks!

Davis Academy Rocks!

ATLANTA -- On Wednesday, Feb. 23, the middle school students and teachers at the Davis Academy decided to discard their uniforms, don their jeans and favorite band T-shirts, and rock out.

This special school day was devoted to all things musical. Some famous guest musicians even paid a visit to help Davis Academy feel the "Power of Music."

* Liberty DeVitto, longtime drummer for Billy Joel
* Jeff Adams, singer and bass player from Starship
* Jeff Carlisi, founding member and guitarist for .38 Special
* Derek St.

Bing.com: "Let the Construction Begin!" at GHA

Bing.com: "Let the Construction Begin!" at GHA

ATLANTA -- We first brought you the story of Greenfield Hebrew Academy and its quest for a new roof last September.

Thanks to the hard work and heartfelt votes of countless students, parents, teachers and community members, GHA won the $100,000 grand prize in the Bing.com Our School Needs contest.

Now, with that $100,000 check in hand, it's time for the real fun to begin.

Representatives from Bing presented Head of School Rabbi Lee Buckman with the prize money last week. Bing has documented the school's journey and wants to see the roof construction completed in record time.

"The time has come to give new life to our building and begin construction on our new roof," said Rabbi Buckman.

WXIA-TV Names Joe Seidel Class Act Teacher

WXIA-TV Names Joe Seidel Class Act Teacher

Joe Seidel, First Montessori School of Atlanta's music teacher and director of parent relations, has been named a WXIA-TV Class Act Teacher. The station selects roughly 35 teachers each year from more than 300 nominations. Honorees are chosen based on various criteria, including love of teaching, knowledge of the subject, empathy, positive attitude and ability to meet the needs of individual students.

Seidel has more than 30 years of classroom experience. Prior to his current position, he served as head of school at First Montessori School of Atlanta. Located at 5750 Long Island Drive, FMSA is the Southeast's oldest Montessori School and serves the needs of students ages 18 months to 14 years.

Seidel earned a bachelor's degree in music performance from Illinois Wesleyan University and a master's degree in music performance from Yale University.

"My goal in teaching is to instill a lifelong love of music in children," Seidel said.

It's Not Too Late! DeKalb County Youth Council To Extend Application Deadline

It's Not Too Late! DeKalb County Youth Council To Extend Application Deadline

Decatur -- Due to the January Winter Storm and the length of time that DeKalb County Schools and Georgia highways were closed, DeKalb County is extending the application deadline for their Youth Commission. The DeKalb County Youth Commission was approved in the March 2008 county budget. This program will cater to DeKalb County 10th and 11th graders. Students must be residents of DeKalb County and currently enrolled in a DeKalb County High School.

Last year, DeKalb County Commissioner Lee May launched the DeKalb County Youth Commission.