Druid Hills High School

Week at a Glance - November 28

Tuesday Reminders: Wellness Checks with Ms. Salburg during Planning... Mr. Robinson's Retirement Party @ 3:30pm

Wednesday Reminder: EOC Inservice 3:30pm

Ms. Heard

Ms. Heard was hospitalized over the Break after suffering a heart attack. She is currently at Northside, but will likely be released tomorrow. Please keep her in your thoughts and/or prayers as she recovers. A "get well" banner will be placed near the Main Office copy area shortly.

Equal Opportunity School - Lead Higher Survey -- Action Required

This is a reminder for Faculty Members to complete the survey by December 1. Here is staff survey link: https://n/SE/?SID=SV_0xQlw8HgQtH7jTf . Staff members should login using their Staff ID number.

Please contact Mr. Alexander with any questions.

Accessing the Red Schoolhouse

You are able to view the Red Schoolhouse through the DCSD Office 365 Portal located on your desktop. From there, click on "Druid Hills High" at the bottom right corner to access it.

You can also access on a DCSD device using this link.

You are not able to access the Red Schoolhouse from home.

Emory Tutors Update

The Educational Studies Division at Emory University closed last year and with it, we lost many Emory tutors who were sent to us by two professors in that department. Many of us loved having the extra help and it is sad to see that resource disappear; however, I have been working closely with two Emory students in an effort to create a tutoring club at Emory University. We have already received a few tutors but not enough to place in all teachers' classrooms, as previously requested. The few tutors we have received are currently working with ESOL students in tutorials. We predict getting more volunteers in the future, and I promise to keep you posted. - A. Salivia

Scholarship Information

Flax Dental, a cosmetic dentist in Sandy Springs, is investing in the next generation through the “Why My Teacher Makes Me Smile Flax Scholarship.” The “Why My Teacher Makes Me Smile Flax Scholarship” awards an annual $1,000 scholarship to be used for college tuition by a senior high school student in Georgia.

Dr. Hugh Flax, an Atlanta-based accredited cosmetic dentist, has dedicated his career to advancing the profession of dentistry and the care that patients receive by serving as an international lecturer, past president of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), and founder of the Georgia Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. His passion for education has inspired him to offer several scholarships, including the “Why My Teacher Makes Me Smile Flax Scholarship.” Here is a link to Dr. Flax talking about the scholarship program on CBS46.


To qualify for a scholarship, the applicant must be a senior Georgia high school student in good academic standing with a cumulative minimum GPA of at least a 3.0 (4.0 scale) who is on-track to apply for accredited post-high school/post-secondary educational programs (including accredited two- and four-year college, universities, vocational-technical and trade schools) pending receipt of a high school diploma.


An applicant must write a 400-600-word essay answering the question “How has a specific teacher (past or present) positively impacted your life and made you smile?” The essay must be submitted in Microsoft Word format or PDF format. Essays will be judged on effectiveness in presenting a personal point of view, clear communication, and originality. Please include the teacher’s first and last name, grade taught and school, and email address. Students can submit an application beginning January 2 at http://www.flaxdental.com/teacher-makes-smile-flax-scholarship/.


The call for submissions open January 2. The deadline to submit an application is May 29.

NHS Canned Food Drive - From Ms. Rascoe

The NHS Canned Food Drive kicks off this week and runs through December 9. Please encourage your students to participate. I will leave it up to you if you want to focus on one class period, or all of your classes. The class(es) with the most cans will once again win donuts, but the real winner is the food pantry at Decatur Cooperative Ministry. Alternatively, school clubs can also participate.

Can I please ask this year that you try and count the cans as they come in? It is a huge undertaking for us to count all of the cans, especially when the numbers run into the thousands. I trust you all to be honest with your totals. Let me know if you need boxes and I will have my NHS members deliver those to your room.

Thank you for your support.

This Week

Tuesday, November 29
Wellness Meetings during planning (9:10-9:40, 9:50-10:20, 1:00-1:30, and 1:45-2:15) MC

Mr. Robinson's Retirement Party 3:30p MC

Wrestling Cross Key /Towers/MLK @ DHHS
Swimming Chamblee/Paideia @ Chamblee 5:30p

November 30
EOC Inservice 3:30p MC

Thursday, December 1
Swimming Lakeside/Tucker @ Lakeside 5:30p

9th Grade Basketball @ Eastside 6p

Music Department's Winter Concerts Uhry Theater 7:00p

Friday, December 2
Wrestling vs Miller Grove/Cedar Grove @ DHHS 5p
V G/B Basketball @ Woodward Academy 6/7:30p

Saturday, December 3
Wrestling @ Walnut Grove 9a
Staff Family Pictures 10a Gym
JV G/B Basketball @ MLK 2:30p
V G/B Basketball vs Cedar Grove @ DHHS 5:30/7:30p

Duty Assignments

AM Duty/PM Bus Duty
Cafeteria: Pirone
Cafeteria: Book
Science Bldg: Roode
Gym: Edmonds
Gym: Fullerton
Bus Duty: Rice
Bus Duty: Anderson

Lunch Duty
A Lunch: McConnell
B Lunch: Nicholson
C Lunch: Steffen
D Lunch: Wright

Tardy Table
1st: Gipson
2nd: Winchester
4th: Valdez

Coming Soon

12/6-14 EOC Administration

12/14/16 - Leadership Team Meeting
12/15/16 - DHHS Annual Cookie Day, Holiday Party @ Durrand Mill, BSU Fashion Show

12/16/16 - Holiday Food Truck