Druid Hills High School

Week at a Glance 3/8

March 6-10 Exceptional Students Week - Thank you to our Special Education Teachers, Paraprofessionals, and Support Staff for all they do to make a difference in our students' lives!

This week is also National School Social Work Week. Please share your appreciation to Ms. Kautter!

Friday, March 10 - Staff Development Day

Friday, March 8 is the district-wide staff development day. It is a critical day for all staff members- absences require advanced notice and/or documentation.


Here is the tentative site schedule.

AdvancED Visit - Monday

The district-wide accredidation review is Sunday, March 12 - Wednesday, March, 15. Members of the AdvancED review team will be at Druid Hills Monday from 11:50-3:50. For most of you, the only thing I will ask of you is to continue high-quality, engaging, bell-to-bell instruction.


During the visit, the review team will be conducting classroom observations. I will not know the selected classrooms until the team arrives. Please take a minute to review the observation tool the team will be using to evaluate classroom quality - ideally, your teaching should be at either Evident or Very Evident not just on March 13 but every day.



The AdvancED team will also be conducting faculty interviews. I will be communicating with those of you selected to participate shortly.

2017 AP Honor School

Congratulations to Druid Hills High for being named a 2017 AP Honor School in the following areas:


  • AP Access and Support School (65 named in 2017): at least 20 percent of the total student population taking AP exams and at least 50 percent of all AP exams earning scores of 3 or higher.
  • AP STEM School (204 named in 2017): students testing in at least two AP math courses and two AP science courses

USA Test Prep

Druid Hills offers free students access to USA Test Prep in all EOC courses, AP US History, SAT test prep, and ACT test prep.


To gain access to this resource, please visit the USA Test Prep website and enter the following information:


Account ID: druidhills
Student Activation Code: newton21
Teacher Activation Code: einstein21


For those currently using USA Test Prep for EOC courses: do not worry. . . DCSD is already working to renew the license for next year.


Please contact Ms. Cunningham if you would like your course to be added to the school account.

Athletics Updates

Track

Congratulations to the track team for their performance at the Eagles Landing All-Comers meet! Key performances include:

  • Girls 4x800 relay: 2nd (Emily Grieppson, Maria Harman, Genevieve Ferrara, Asena Anderson)
  • Boys 4x800 relay: 2nd (Carter Rathur, Brendon Valentine, Demeraki Moore, Emanuel Faria)
  • 3200m: Carter Rathur (2nd), Genevieve Ferrara (3rd)


Baseball

Congratulations to the Varsity Baseball Team for their recent wins against Tucker (7-5) and Chamblee (11-4).


Girls Soccer

Congratulations to the Girls Varsity soccer team for their recent win against Meadowcreek 3-1.


Boys Soccer

Last week, captain and forward Luke Narker's brilliant hat trick was not enough to save the Red Devils from a heartbreaking 3-4 loss to Meadowcreek. However, by last Friday, the Red Devils had reorganized their formation and came roaring back to crush Whitewater 5-2. Midfielder Connor Logue opened the scoring with a deft penalty, followed by a sweet hat trick from forward Hasib Fudaeel, and capped off by a decisive goal by Nate Jackson. Go Devils!

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Congratulations Ms. Moore

Ms. Moore is a 2017 recipient of the Brandy Foot Preservation Award from the lowcountry Original Gullah Festival and the founders of the festival, the Pazant family in Beaufort, SC. She is pictured with co-awardee Kimberly Morgan and Low Country artist Jonathan Green.
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Congratulations Luke!

Congratulations to Luke Narker on his commitment to Lander University!

Ms. Cunningham's Absence

For those that don't know, I was on family leave last week and March 6. My mother fell on 2/26 and fractured her hip, requiring a partial hip replacement. As a result, I had to leave abruptly for Texas Sunday evening.


Thank you for holding it down during my absence and for being patience with my communication response times. Additionally, thank you for the thoughts and prayers for my family. My mom's surgery was successful and she is now recovering.

Scholarships for Staff

Each year, the Georgia Retired Educators Foundation give out scholarships to teachers and staff members who are pursuing a degree or a higher degree in education. This year, the GRE will be awarding fifteen $500 scholarships throughout the state of Georgia.


Here is the scholarship application.

Nathan's Driving School Scholarships

The State of Georgia is now offering a voucher scholarship program for Teenage Driver’s Education. This program is intended to make Driver’s Education affordable and accessible to all students who need it. The link for students to apply for the vouchers is here: https://georgiadrivers.ga.gov


Nathan’s Driving School is an authorized provider of this scholarship program. Students who are eligible for the program may attend the classes held at Druid Hills High School.


For all scholarships students who take the course with us and are eligible, Nathan's will also offer a free road test.

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This Week

Monday, March 6

ESOL Tutorial & Emory Dream

V Baseball vs Eastside @ DHMS 5p
Golf vs Tucker @ Stone Mountain Park 4p


Tuesday, March 7

Fifth Period & Study Hall
Free Teacher YOGA Outside Media Ctr 3:30p

V Soccer Cross Keys @ Hallford 5:30/7:30p
Track @ Heritage 3p
JV Baseball @ Dunwoody 5:55p
Ultimate Frisbee vs Grady @ Central Park 5p

Wednesday, March 8

SAT Tutoring 4p
V Baseball @ Eastside 5:30p
JVG Soccer @ Redan 5p
JV Baseball @ Redan 5:30p

Tennis vs Towers @ Snapfinger 4p
Golf vs Lakeside/Cedar Grove @ Sugar Creek 4p


Thursday, February 9

Bootcamp

Tutorials: Emory Dream, ESOL, 5th Period, Study Hall
VB Lacrosse vs St Pius @ DHHS 6p

Tennis vs Paideia 4p

Friday, March 10

Teacher Workday/Professional Development Day
V Baseball vs Eastside @ DHMS 5p
V Soccer @ Henry Co. 6/8p


Saturday, March 11
9th Grade Baseball vs Stephenson @ DHMS
Track @ Wheeler 9a

Duty Assignments

AM Duty/PM Bus Duty
Cafeteria: P. Jackson
Cafeteria: Houze
Science Bldg: Washington
Gym: Rayburn
Gym: Edmonds
Bus Duty: Renfro
Bus Duty: Bartlewski


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


Tardy Table
1st: Rachford
2nd: Renfro
4th: Radcliff