Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The group wants to turn Druid Hills High School and its feeder schools into a charter cluster.
A committee studying the possibility of a charter cluster that would include Druid Hills High School and its feeder schools will meet Tuesday. In addition to the high school, the Druid Hills Charter Cluster would include Druid Hills Middle School and Avondale, Briar Vista, Fernbank, Laurel Ridge and McLendon elementary schools. Why start a "charter cluster?" From the group's Facebook page: The Druid Hills High School cluster of schools currently is exploring the potential benefits of petitioning to become a "charter cluster" of schools. Charter schools are public schools and receive all the funding that non-charter schools receive, but two words distinguish them from public schools as they exist today: autonomy and flexibility. A charter…
Monday, February 25, 2013
Several DeKalb County public schools have been honored for accomplishments related to Advanced Placement exams.
Druid Hills High School received several Advanced Placement honors last week, according to the Georgia Department of Education. Druid Hills was honored in the categories of AP Access and Support, AP STEM and AP STEM Achievement honors. Here's a full list of DeKalb County schools that took honors, including an explanation of the honors, from the state department:
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Changes have to come to the sport of wrestling, local coach says.
The International Olympic Committee's (IOC) decision to remove wrestling didn't come as a surprise to Druid Hills High School wrestling coach Mark Adams. "Wrestling has become a popular scapegoat among sports at all levels," Adams said. "We've taken a beating on Title IX; we've taken a beating because we're a non-revenue-generating sport. It's not surprising to be a target again." The IOC agreed to pare down the 26 sports it features to 25 so that a new sport could join the lineup in 2020. Wrestling has a chance to make it back into the Olympics, but the Los Angeles Times said that was unlikely now that it has been cut. "Wrestling doesn't draw great crowds, and its methods of scoring are complicated," Adams said. "It's not easy to follow…
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
The students were among 143 nominated from across DeKalb County.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Students from Lakeside and Druid Hills high schools are among 143 others the DeKalb County School System has nominated for state-level interviews for the Georgia Governor's Honors Program. The Governor's Honors Program (GHP) is a residential summer program for gifted and talented high school juniors and seniors. A function of the Georgia Department of Education, it takes place on the campus of Valdosta State University. The 2013 program will be the 50th summer, making it the longest continually running program of its kind in the nation. More than 2,900 students from across the state will be interviewed and auditioned over three weekends in January and February, and from those nominees up to 690 finalists will be chosen to participate in …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Decatur Bulldogs start off season with a strong showing in the Tip-Off Classic.
The Tuesday night game between the boys from Decatur High and Druid Hills featured a stop-start tempo throughout. The game had a total of 48 personal fouls along with four technicals. But Decatur prevailed with depth and won, 48-44. The team's second straight win in the Decatur Tip-Off Classic came against a very athletic and much larger opponent playing in a higher classification. Druid Hills, which went 17-8 last year, is a AAAAAA school while Monday’s quicksilver foe, Arabia Mountain, is AAAAA. Decatur got 14 points from 6-0 junior point guard Adarius “Put” Lucas, who also delivered a superlative no-look pass to Cordele Jackson for a basket with 1:20 left giving Decatur the lead for good, 43-42. “Pat saved us,” said Decatur coach …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Check out this great video we found on YouTube of the August performance.
The Druid Hills High School Symphonic Band did a performance at Tucker High School on August 29, 2012. Patch found this YouTube video recently of the band's terrific performance.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Druid Hills sweeps pair of races on Arabia Mountain course
The first cross country meet of the season at the Arabia Mountain High School course featured a sweep of the second varsity races by Druid Hills. The Druid Hills Red Devils swept the top seven places for a perfect 15 point score in easily outdistancing Martin Luther King Jr. 15-88 for the victory in boys’ race. Arabia Mountain was third with 120 points and Cedar Grove was fourth with 177. Daniel Samuel ran the fastest time of the day at the Arabia Mountain course with a time of 18:27.39 to take the individual honors while six more Red Devils followed in succession. The Lady Red Devils also had seven runners in the top 10 finishers to compile a score 27 points to get past Cedar Grove which finished with 45 on the day. Arabia Mountain …
Friday, August 31, 2012
On Friday, Druid Hills High closed its annex at the Dekalb School of the Arts.
Druid Hills High closed its annex at the DeKalb School of the Arts on Friday. In an email to the PTA, school Principal Mindee Adamson wrote: On Friday, 8/24, the decision was made to close the annex. With Open House at both campuses the following week, I decided to make the announcement face to face starting with the annex on the 28th. Students at the annex were given letters on Wednesday, 8/29, to take home to their parents in case they were not in attendance at Open House. Tonight, 8/30, I made the announcement to the main campus families who attended Open House. It was important to me that the announcement was made face to face in case parents had questions or concerns. I am excited about the move and that all of our students will be …
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Red Devils talk football with Fox 5 Atlanta
The Druid Hills High School Red Devils were featured on Fox 5 Atlanta's High School Football Caravan on Wednesday. The football team is among 50 teams state-wide that will be highlighted in the week-long segment. Watch the full clip here. Come join the rest of the VaHi-Druid Hills Patch fans on Facebook! It's Patch and Facebook together. Doesn't get much better than that.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Druid Hills High School pre-season football game set for Aug. 18
The Druid Hills High School Red Devils will face neighborhood rival Lakeside High School in pre-season football play next week. The kick-off is set for 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18 at Adams Stadium, 2415 North Druid Hills Road. More info on DeKalb County Schools football is available on the district website. Planning to go to the game? Don't forget to upload photos to our neighborhood gallery! Come join the rest of the VaHi-Druid Hills Patch fans on Facebook! It's Patch and Facebook together. Doesn't get much better than that.