Druid Hills High School

Week at a Glance - April 10


Posse Scholarship Information Session (Rising Seniors) - April 11 12pm - See Counselors for more information

Prom - Saturday April 15 - Georgia Aquarium - Chaperones Needed

Coming Soon...Yearbook Distribution 4/21 11:20 (Seniors) 2:30 (9th - 11th grades)... Theatre...Passes coming soon - See Ms. Robinson with questions

April Meeting Schedule

April 12 -- Leadership

April 19 -- Faculty (EOC Inservice)

April 26 -- Department

TKES Reminders

The administrators are working to complete the final observations and begin the summative evaluation/conference process. Please go into the TKES Electronic Platform and sign-off on any completed observations ASAP. Thank you.

Summer School Teachers Needed

Spring is in the air...which means it's time to plan for summer. Druid Hills High School will continue to offer Summer School credit recovery courses in the areas of:

  • Coordinate Algebra
  • Environmental Science
  • 9th Grade Literature
  • American Goverment/World Geography

Summer school will be held June 1-June 30 (Monday-Thursday) from 8am-3pm. Teachers will be paid $35/hour (note: you must hold English, Math, Science, Social Studies, ESOL, or Interrelated certification). But most importantly, your support will bring dozens of our students one step closer to graduation.

Please contact Ms. Cunningham if you would like to participate.

RtI Reminders - Ms. Darden

Just a reminder that work samples are to be uploaded for students on your RTI caseload on a weekly basis. I understand that you all are extremely busy, however, we need this data to assign our students to the proper tiers for support. If you are in need of another tutorial for uploading documents, please let me know. I will be happy to assist in any way I can. Thank you to those teachers who have been uploading work samples and documenting interventions in the student folders.

Shout outs to Ms. Montooth, Ms. Ward, Dr. Van de Water, Ms. Knight, Ms. Ross, Mr. Boone, Ms. Mills, Ms. Steffen, Ms. Griffith and Mr. Patel for uploading some samples and documenting behaviors and interventions!

Thank you in advance to everyone else. I know you all will find the time in your busy schedules to get these samples uploaded. Have a great day! You're all awesome!!

Spring Testing Cycle

April will begin the Spring Semester testing cycle as followed:

  • April 10th-April 21st----End of Pathway Assessment (EOPA)
  • Wednesday--April 19th (Mandatory EOC Training @ 3:30 in media center)
  • April 24th - May 2---GA Milestones EOC
  • May 1 - May 19 -- IB Exams
  • May 2nd - May 12th---AP Exams
  • Senior Final Exams

May 17th---1st & 3rd

May 18th---2nd & 4th

  • 9th-11th Grade Final Exams

May 24th---1st & 3rd

May 25th---2nd & 4th

EOC/EOG Online Testing Practice

We are pleased to announce that a refreshed Experience Online Testing Georgia website is now available with a demonstration test for each of three grade bands – grades 3-5, grades 6-8, and high school – with sample items from each content area.

The primary purpose of this website is to provide exposure to the online platform that students will utilize when taking the Georgia Milestones tests. The highlight of this year’s refresh of the site are examples of multiple-part, multiple-select, and evidence-based selected-response items.

It is important to understand that the items that comprise the demonstration tests are general in nature and reflect multiple grade levels. Given the purpose of this site is to acquaint students with the navigation of the online testing process, the items are generic and are not necessarily reflective of the range of content or challenge that students will experience when taking the actual Georgia Milestones tests.

For this public-facing site, please be aware that Google Chrome is the only supported browser. Using Google Chrome, these public demonstration tests can be taken on any supported device, including Windows, Mac, and Linux desktops and laptops, Chromebooks, iPads and Android devices.

Using a Chrome browser only, enter the following link to access the site: http://www.gaexperienceonline.com/

All you need to do to access a test is to select the Test Practice button, select Online Tools Training and Test Practice under End-of-Course (EOC) or End-of-Grade (EOG).

· For both EOG and EOC, you will have the option to explore the Standard Online Tools or the Online Accommodations of Masking, Contrasting Color, and Color Chooser.

· You will find these under “Options” at the bottom of the screen. If you select EOG, you will also select a grade band (3 – 5 or 6 – 8).

· You will find the username and password on the login screen itself for the selected demonstration test. Enter that information and click Sign In – and you are ready to go! Additional information can be found on the Experience Online Testing Georgia page under Documentation.

International Skills Diploma Seal

The International Skills Diploma Seal is awarded to graduating high school students who complete an international education curriculum and engage in extracurricular activities and experiences that foster the achievement of global competencies. It is a signal to employers and higher education institutions that a student is prepared to participate in the global economy.

Druid Hills High School is the only school in DeKalb County and one of eighty schools statewide eligible to award a diploma seal to students meeting the criteria:

  • At least three credits in the same world language and/or ESOL
  • At least four credits in courses determined to have an international focus, such as international economics, world/non-US history, world geography, etc.
  • At least four extracurricular activities and experiences with global themes and/or in global contexts (e.g., exchange programs, international and language clubs, travel abroad)
  • Twenty hours of community service involving a global/cross-cultural public service project
  • Capstone presentation on the knowledge gained in the courses and activities listed above

Interested students should complete and return the ISDS application to the Main Office by Friday, April 14. I am also planning to hold a brief (15 min) interest session Monday, April 10 at 8:30am in the Theatre (passes will be in malboxes on Friday). Please direct students to contact me with any questions.

Equal Opportunity Schools/Lead Higher Meeting

We are planning to hold an interest meeting for 10th and 11th grade students interested in taking AP or Move on When Ready at 8:15am (11th grade) and 9:00am (10th grade) on Wednesday, April 12 in the Media Center. We will place passes for invited students in your mailboxes; however, you are welcome to invite any students.

DeVry University @ DHHS

We are super excited to be partnering with DeVry University to rising juniors the opportunity to enroll in the DeVry University Advantage Academy dual enrollment program. Selected students have the opportunity to earn an Associate of Science degree in Network Systems Administration while enrolled (and taking all DeVRY & DHHS courses) at DHHS their junior and senior years.

We are currently recruiting our rising juniors to start the program in the fall. Our goal is to have between 20 -24 students.

Please send Mr. Joyner a list of current sophomores, rising juniors, you think may be interested in the program.

There will be an informational program for the students when we return from break, April 13 at 10 AM

We know this is a quick turn around, so please get student names to us as soon as possible.

Career Day - May 4 - Speakers Needed

Druid Hills High will be holding a Career Fair on Thursday, May 4. We are looking for people representing ALL occupations interested in provide guidance to our students - please encourage your friends and family to participate. Here is the form to nominate a speaker (this is also available on our website). Thank you in advance!

DHAA Crawfish Fundraiser - April 22

Our Spring Crawfish fundraiser for the Druid Hills Athletic Association is set for April 22.

Free to teachers and coaches (and $10 for your guests), this event offers all the food, fun, live music and drink you can enjoy.

All proceeds go to our student athletes in their endeavor to achieve greatness.

Please visit druidhillsathletics.org to get more details.

It's always a very fun evening - ask anyone who's attended one in the past.

This Week

Monday, April 10

ESOL Tutorial

International Skills Diploma Seal Meeting 8:30 Theatre

Baseball @ Salem 5:30p (Jackson)

Golf v Stone Mountain 4p Stn Mtn Park

JV Baseball @ Lakeside 5:30p

Tuesday, April 11

Tennis @ Region Tournament Woodland High School

After-school Yoga

5th Period & Study Hall

Nathan's Drivers' Ed 3:30p

VG Soccer v Cedar Grove 5:30p Avondale (Joyner)

V Baseball v Woodward 5:30p DHMS (Cunningham)

VB Lax v SWD 6p DHHS (Ingram)

Track @ Heritage 4p

Wednesday, April 12

AP/MOWR Meeting 8:30 Media Center

Leadership Team Meeting 3:30 Walker

V Baseball v Salem 5p DHMS (Alexander)

Ultimate Frisbee 7p

Thursday, April 13

ESOL, 5th Period, & Study Hall

DeVry Dual Enrollment Information Session 10am Media Center

Nathan's Drivers' Ed 3:30p

Golf v Lithonia/Stone Mountain 4p Stn Mtn Park

V Baseball @ Salem 5:30p (Jackson)

Ultimate Frisbee 6p

V Soccer @ Woodward 7:30p (Alexander)

Friday, April 14

Jr/Sr Awards Ceremony 9am Theatre

JV Baseball v Tucker 5:30p DHMS (Cunningham)

Saturday, April 15

VB LAx v Evans 1p Adams (Palmer)

Prom 7-11p Georgia Aquarium

Coming Soon

4/20 Last Day of 5th Period, Study Hall, Tutorial Buses

4/21 End of 13.5 Weeks, Yearbook Distribution, Senior Picnic, International Night

4/22 Mock SAT, DHAA Crawfish Fundraiser

Duty Assignments

AM Duty/PM Bus Duty
Cafeteria: Henery
Cafeteria: Robinzine
Science Bldg: Fullerton
Gym: Montooth
Gym: Renfro
Bus Duty: Pinckney
Bus Duty: Boone

Lunch Duty
A Lunch: S. Brown
B Lunch: Steffen
C Lunch: McConnell
D Lunch: Hart

Tardy Table
1st: Fullerton
2nd: A. Davis
4th: Valdez