Druid Hills High School

Week at a Glance - October 17

PSAT - Wednesday, October 19

PSAT is scheduled for the morning of Wednesday, October 19 (8:10-11:21). This will involve all 10th graders (students will be testing with their homerooms), plus some 9th and 11th graders. Testing will take place on the 500 hall and cafeteria - we will be restricting movement along that hallway.

While we will be on Regular Bell Schedule, there will not be a bell at the end of first and beginning of second.

Please do not release your second period classes until you hear the bell - we may need additional time to complete testing before releasing students (should be no more than 10 minutes). The bells will resume for the rest of the day.

Please view the updated proctor, location, and re-location announcements, if you have not done so already. All classroom teachers should have received a bright pink announcement with testing locations in your mailboxes this afternoon.

Proctor/Testing Location Assignments

Student Re-location Assignments

Classroom Re-location Assignments

Please share this information with your students tomorrow, and then post in a location where they are likely to view it.

If we can get the students to their testing locations and started in a timely manner, we may be able to avoid lunch delays.

Please contact Mr. Alexander or Ms. Mills with any questions.

College Fair - Friday, October 21

We appreciate your help and support to make our college fair a great success for our students!

Druid Hills College Fair

October 21st

1:00-1:45 Seniors

2:00-2:45 Juniors


We need your help for a successful college fair. We appreciate your assistance in advance. Please print your 3rd and 4th period rosters prior to Friday, October 21st and make note of your juniors and seniors. We are counting on you to make sure the students are correctly placed.

If you are on planning during 3rd or 4th period, please consider supervising. The sign-up sheet for available shifts is on the door in the mail room. You will receive jeans passes for helping!

3rd Period Teachers:

An announcement will be made to dismiss all seniors at 1:00 to head to the gym. If you have a senior class, please escort your class to the gym and stay to supervise. If you have D lunch, we will provide your seniors with a pass that allows extra time at the fair after lunch. They should still attend D lunch first. **Please have the students take their items with them as they will not be returning to class.**

4th Period Teachers:

The seniors will be dismissed from the fair at 1:45. Please allow a few minutes for them to return to class.

We will make an announcement to dismiss all juniors at 2:00. If you have a junior class, please escort your class to the gym and stay to supervise. The students will be dismissed back to class at 2:45. **Please do NOT have the students take their items with them as they will be returning to class.**


Online VERGE Training has begun. All teachers must complete the Curriculum Resources and Launchpad courses by October 31. Both classes are short in nature.

Non-teaching staff members are not required to take the above courses.

Here are the steps for accessing the course

Accessing the Curriculum Resources in Verge course

  1. Go to the DCSD Sharepoint Site
  2. Click VERGE
  3. Login with DCSD Account
  4. Courses
  5. Click on Curriculum Resources in Verge and Engaging with Launch Pad
  6. Complete the tasks and checkpoint for each course.

Please contact me with any questions.

Open Enrollment




Ga Breeze – www.gabreeze.ga.gov (Password is sent to your home address on file within 7 days)

State Health – www.myshbpga.adp.com (Password is changed immediately)

Click for PDF of: 2017 SHBP Booklet, 2017 You Decide Flex Insurance Booklet

Prom and Graduation

Prom will be held Saturday, April 15 at the Georgia Aquarium.

Graduation will be Friday, May 26 at 7pm at the Georgia World Congress Center.

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Hands on Atlanta Youth Action Council

Hands on Atlanta has partnered with the District for the past several years on a variety of school improvement projects.

Hands On Atlanta's Youth Action Council is an organized group of teens ages 13-17 who serve alongside Hands On Atlanta staff to execute service opportunities for youth and families. Youth Action Council members will learn how to plan and execute their own service project for Global Youth Service Day 2017. As a Youth Action Council member teen will learn to...

  • Research and identify needs, assets, and interests in your community and possible service projects needed.
  • Work effectively with youth from unique perspectives and backgrounds.
  • Budget, address an audience, and delegate responsibilities.
  • Engage youth and your peers effectively.
  • Partner with a thriving nonprofit organization focused on youth and service.

Youth will meet twice a month from November 2016-April 2017 at the Hands On Atlanta office and service opportunities will take place around metro Atlanta.

Please share with students who might be interested in community service. An application may be found at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SPMKYXD. Questions or requests for more information, contact Nichole Harris at Hands on Atlanta, NHarris@handsonatlanta.org, 678.612.8616.

This Week

Monday, October 17
EOC Mid-Month thru 10-21

Tuesday, October 18
Free YOGA Outside Media Ctr
Josten's Sr/Jr Parent Night 4p-6p
Master Schedule Community Meeting Media Ctr 6p

Wednesday, October 19
PSAT 500 Hall & Cafeteria - 1st & 2nd periods
Leadership Team Meeting 3:30pm

Thursday, October 20

Issue 9 week progress reports

Friday, October 21
College Fair Gym 11:30a-3:00p
V Football @ Henry Co. 7:30p (Ingram)

Saturday, October 22

XC Region Championships DHMS 8:15a (Cunningham)

Coming Soon

10/25/16 - Wellness during planning
10/26/16 - CLG during planning
10/27/16 - Parent Teacher Conference Night, Blood Drive

Duty Assignments

AM Duty/PM Bus Duty
Cafeteria: Steffen
Cafeteria: Langford
Science Bldg: Darden
Gym: King-Rogers
Gym: Renfro
Bus Duty: S. Brown
Bus Duty: C. Smith

Lunch Duty
A Lunch: Patel
B Lunch: Roode
C Lunch: Hart
D Lunch: Chatard

Tardy Table
1st: Rayburn
2nd: Heard
4th: Duncanson