Druid Hills High School

Week at a Glance 8/14

No Show Listing - Immediate Action Required

Please use the Google Form to list the students who have not reported to your classes. We will need this task completed by the end of the day TODAY, as our Counseling Staff is facing a tight deadline to capture no-shows in Infinite Campus.

If you are absent today, the forms for your classes must be completed by 10am Tuesday.

You must complete the form for each class you teach. Please note that a student is a no-show if you have never seen them in your class for any time period. Enter "None" if all students have reported to the class period.

This is an extremely important task in ensuring accurate Infinite Campus enrollment records and balanced class sizes. Additionally this task has CCRPI Graduation Rate and Attendance Indicator implications.

Advisement Check-In Monday - from Mr. Ingram

Please make plans to return all advisement folders on Monday August 14th, 2017 from 3:30-4:15pm in the Media Center. We will provide a checklist like the one attached to receive your folders. Please arrive between the designated time frame.

Friday's Fire Drill (and next Friday's drill)

Pretty good job with the fire drill - we cleared the building in 4 minutes. We are required to hold 2 fire drills within the first 10 days of school - Next fire drill is scheduled for Friday during 1st period. A few comments:

  • It is hard to find teachers within a sea of 1,450 people. This is why we are asking you to be the flag holders and to be towards the front of your students.
  • Please note the room number on your attendance form. Make sure to make sufficient copies for your folder - you never know when an evacuation may occur.
  • Thank you for taking accurate attendance and noting missing students. We have to make sure all students and staff are accounted for before the drill (or evacuation) ends.

Please contact Mr. Alexander with any questions or comments.

Solar Eclipse Monday

On Monday, August 21, 2017, a solar eclipse will be visible (weather permitting) across all of North America. The event will begin at 1:05 pm and last until 4:01 pm. The Atlanta area will be at the 97% level at approximately 2:36 pm. Totality will be as far south as north Georgia. There will be a diminished amount of light in the area. Looking directly at the event will potentially cause damage to the eyes; therefore, everyone must be cautious and adhere to the safety guidelines.

The solar eclipse is a phenomenon that directly correlates to the Georgia Standards of Excellence. We will engage students in the investigation of the solar eclipse phenomenon. These activities may include instructional lessons within all content areas, televised viewing of the eclipse, and actual viewing of the eclipse with the use of special purpose filters known as solar filters.

In effort to make this a memorable learning event for all students, the DeKalb County School District is providing solar filters (eclipseglasses and viewers) to all students and staff that are approved by the International Organization of Standardization (ISO). Since the solar filters are compliant with the ISO's safety standards, students may look at the eclipsed Sun through the filters for any length of time.

Please note that the instructional day will be from 8:10 - 4:10 on Monday. Certified staff will be permitted to leave once the first wave of school buses have left campus (around 4:25pm).

We will be providing logistical information for Monday later in the week.

Here are some documents to begin familiarizing yourself with:

To go home Tuesday during 4th period (Ms. Huffman will place copies in mailboxes):

Eclipse Information/Resources

ESOL Endorsement Program

The EL Studies Program announces the open enrollment for the ESOL Endorsement Program. Registration for the 2017-2018 school year will be open until Tuesday, August 29, 2017. Participants will be notified of acceptance to the ESOL endorsement program via email by Wednesday, September 6, 2017. Please note that this registration is only open to certified teachers employed by DeKalb County School District.

Space is limited and will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis.

To complete registration procedures refer to attached information and access link below

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If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Evelyn Hall, EL Coordinator at ext. 6-6602 or via email at Evelyn_G_Hall@dekalbschoolsga.org.

AP Regional Workshops

To maintain our state’s strong Advanced Placement Program, the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) is offering eight Advanced Placement (AP) Regional Workshops for the fall of 2017. As in the past ten years, there is no fee for the workshop, but pre-registration is required. The workshop sites and dates are listed below, and the specific courses offered at each workshop site are listed on the attached registration page. Each workshop is designed to support teachers who have 0-3 years of AP teaching experience; however, any AP teacher who feels a need for additional support and resources is welcome to register. Workshops will begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude by 3:00 p.m. Lunch is not provided on-site, but ample time is scheduled to buy lunch off-campus.

Please email Ms. Cunningham if interested. Preference will go to teachers teaching an AP course this school year for the first or second time.

October 20, 2017

Lambert High School

Suwanee, GA 30024

AP Biology, AP Calculus AB. AP Calculus BC, AP Capstone, AP Chemistry, AP Coordinators, AP English Lang and Comp, AP English Literature and Comp, AP Environmental Science, AP French Lang, AP German Lang, AP Human Geography, AP Macro and Microeconomics, AP Physics I,II,C, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Language, AP Spanish Literature, AP Statistics, AP U.S. Government , AP Comparative Government, AP U.S. History, AP World History

November 1, 2017

High Museum of Art/ Woodruff Arts Center

AP Art History, AP European History, AP Music Theory

November 7, 2017

Eagles Landing High School

McDonough, GA 30253

AP Biology, AP Calculus AB: AP Calculus BC, AP Capstone, AP Chemistry, AP Coordinators, AP English Language and Comp, AP English Literature and Comp, AP Environmental Science, AP Human Geography, AP Macro and Microeconomics, AP Physics I,II,C, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Language, AP Statistics, AP U.S. Government, AP U.S. History, AP World History

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This Week

Monday, August 14

PTSA Parent-to-Parent Meeting College Night Media Center 6:30p (Cunningham)
JV Vball vs MLK/SWD 5p (Alexander)

JV Sball vs Clarkston @ DHHS 5:30 (Alexander)

V Sball @ SWD 5:30p (George)

Tuesday, August 15

V Sball vs Woodward @ DHHS 5:30p (Jackson)

Thursday, August 17

JV Sball @ Woodward 5:30p (Alexander)

JV Vball v Holy Spirit @ DHHS 5:30p (Ingram)

Friday, August 18

V Fball vs Chamblee @ N. Dekalb Stadium 7:30p

Saturday, August 19

Mock SAT Cafeteria 9-1:30p (Cunningham)

Duty Assignments

AM Duty/PM Bus Duty
Cafeteria: Anderson
Cafeteria: P. Jackson
Science Bldg: D. Lee
Gym: J. Lee
Gym: Bornstein
Bus Duty: S. Brown
Bus Duty: Jeffrey

Lunch Duty
A Lunch: Bornstein/Ruben
B Lunch: S. Miller/Shields
C Lunch: Ponta/Betts

Hall Sweep

1st: Mills, Benson
2nd: Salama, Patel
4th: Moore, Roberson


1st: Pirone, G. Jackson

2nd: J. Anderson, Bartlewski

4th: Hardnett, P. Jackson



2nd: Nicholson, M. Davis

4th: Fullerton, Walton-Mouw