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 19 -- Faculty (EOC Inservice)
April 26 -- Department
Summer School Teachers Needed
- 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
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
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.
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
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
AM Duty/PM Bus Duty
Science Bldg: Fullerton
Bus Duty: Pinckney
Bus Duty: Boone
A Lunch: S. Brown
B Lunch: Steffen
C Lunch: McConnell
D Lunch: Hart
2nd: A. Davis