Druid Hills High School

Red Devil Reflections 3/16

Tomorrow's (Thursday) Bell Schedule (Advisement)

1st Period 8:10-9:35

2nd Period 9:41 - 11:06

3rd Period 11:12 - 1:17

  • A Lunch 11:12 - 11:37
  • B Lunch 11:45-12:10
  • C Lunch 12:18-12:43
  • D Lunch 12:52-1:17

Advisement 1:23 - 1:39

4th Period 1:45-3:10

Food Friday!!

This week's Food Friday is Shane's Rib Shack - Edgewood. Please place your order with Ms. Huffman by Thursday at 4pm and pay by Friday at 10am.


Note: please include tax + 15% delivery fee with your payment.

Ms. Holmes & Ms. Dumas

Please keep Ms. Holmes and Ms. Dumas in your thoughts and/or prayers this week.


Ms. Holmes is traveling to attend funeral services for her grandmother, who passed away last week. Ms. Dumas is taking care of her step-father, who suffered a heart attack on Monday.


A card will be available in the Main Office for both Ms. Holmes and Ms. Dumas.

Workshop & Stipend Opportunity - This Saturday @ Fernbank

Interested in learning about VERGE (the new DCSD instructional platform)?


Here's more information on the VERGE Engage event this Saturday, March 19 at Fernbank Science Center and Fernbank Elementary School. This is a highly collaborative experience where participants will work with their peers to develop a blended learning activity using VERGE.


You will receive a stipend upon completion of requirements.

POSSE Scholars -- Ms. H. Robinson

It is that time again to nominate our current juniors to be a potential POSSE Scholar. I need you help in this process. I have listed some information about the scholarship as well as the type of student that they are looking for below. Please think about your current and past students and reach out to them if you feel that they would be a good fit for the program. You can also email me the names and I will follow up. I will be holding an informational meeting for these students on March 29th during their lunch period in computer lab 117C.


What is the POSSE Scholarship?


The POSSE Scholarship is a full tuition scholarship to Bard College, Boston University, Brandeis University, George Washington University, Texas A&M, or the College of Wooster. The students go through 3 rounds of interviews and if they are selected as a finalist they begin pre-collegiate training with their "posse." A group of 10 students are selected for each posse and will attend college together as on ongoing support system. These students are considered leaders on their campus and are held to a very high regard by faculty and staff.


What type of student is a POSSE Scholar?


The POSSE Scholar is chosen on leadership and merit. POSSE is looking for a student that is a natural leader and possesses excellent communication and team building skills. The student should be a positive contributor to their school and community and have interest in social issues and diversity. The high school GPA and tests scores are considered to ensure the student can succeed with rigorous academia, but are not the sole basis for selection. POSSE looks for students that are doing well academically, but without this opportunity might be overlooked by these top schools.


Notes to keep in mind:



  • The POSSE Scholarship is binding. If the student is selected as a finalist, they must attend their match school.
  • The partner schools are out of state, and therefore the student must be willing to attend college outside of Georgia.
  • The POSSE Scholarship stresses academics first. Therefore, it would not be a good fit for a student striving for an athletic scholarship.
  • The scholarship is tuition only. The student is responsible for room, board, books, fees, etc. The scholarship does not limit students from applying for other scholarships to off set these costs.


Posted below is blurb from their website on their concept, mission, and goals. To learn more, please visit

(https://www.possefoundation.org/).



Let me know if you have any questions, I appreciate your help in this matter!




CONCEPT

Posse started in 1989 because of one student who said, “I never would have dropped out of college if I had my posse with me.” The Posse Foundation identifies public high school students with extraordinary academic and leadership potential who may be overlooked by traditional college selection processes. The Foundation extends to these students the opportunity to pursue personal and academic excellence by placing them in supportive, multicultural teams—Posses—of 10 students. The Foundation’s partner colleges and universities award Posse Scholars four-year, full-tuition leadership scholarships.

MISSION

The Posse model works for both students and college campuses and is rooted in the belief that a small, diverse group of talented students—a Posse—carefully selected and trained, can serve as a catalyst for increased individual and community development. As the United States becomes an increasingly multicultural society, Posse believes that the leaders of this new century should reflect the country’s rich demographic mix and that the key to a promising future for our nation rests on the ability of strong leaders from diverse backgrounds to develop consensus solutions to complex social problems. One of the primary aims of the Posse program is to train these leaders of tomorrow.

THREE GOALS

  1. To expand the pool from which top colleges and universities can recruit outstanding young leaders from diverse backgrounds.
  2. To help these institutions build more interactive campus environments so that they can be more welcoming for people from all backgrounds.
  3. To ensure that Posse Scholars persist in their academic studies and graduate so they can take on leadership positions in the workforce.