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Cougars Eyeing State Playoffs in 2022
08/16/2022
Coming off a 5-4 season in 2021 in which they missed the state playoffs by a single game, AHS enters 2022 looking to take the next step in head coach Olten Downs' second season.
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CHHS Student Spends Summer at Spelman College
08/15/2022
Faryn Algarin, an honor student at Chapel Hill High School, spent her summer as one of the first scholars selected for Spelman College's inaugural SMASH Science Program.
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AHS' Morgan Wins National Braille Competition
08/15/2022
AHS freshman Chris Morgan is fresh off his second win at the National Braille Institute's Annual Braille Challenge.
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BUES Gets Landscaping Help from Partners in Education
08/15/2022
First Methodist Church of Douglasville values its long relationship with Burnett Elementary School. Recently, church leaders met with school administration to plan how to best support the school this year, and several church members answered the call quickly by helping with a landscaping refresh and hosting a back-to-school breakfast for the school's staff.
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NDES Students Get VIP Treatment at Movie Preview
08/15/2022
Before blasting into summer, the Disney blockbuster "Lightyear" welcomed a group of North Douglas Elementary School students to preview Buzz's newest galactic adventure.
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DCSS Names 2022-2023 TOTY Semifinalists
08/10/2022
Congratulations to the six teachers who have been named semifinalists in the competition for DCSS' 2022-2023 TOTY award.
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Signup Today for DCSS' After School Program
08/03/2022
Click Read More to access a link and QR code to sign up for ASP.
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DCSS Holding Virtual Parent Technology Training Sessions in August
07/27/2022
DCSS is hosting virtual parent technology training sessions throughout the month of August.
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2022-2023 Free & Reduced Lunch Meal Application
07/19/2022
Free and reduced lunch applications are available for the 2022-2023 school year.
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Here Comes the Bus Registration Available
06/28/2022
Want to know exactly where your child's bus is this school year? Be sure to download and register for the Here Comes the Bus app.
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DCSS Offering Free Meals Over Summer
06/17/2022
DCSS is offering free meals to all children, ages 0-18, throughout the summer. Click to view a list of times, dates and locations.
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DCSS College & Career Institute Celebrates Graduates
06/13/2022
125 DCSS students participated in the College and Career Institute and West Georgia Technical College’s commencement exercises. These hard working students were presented Technical College Certificates in many different areas of study.
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Tennis a Grand Slam at AWES
06/13/2022
Annette Winn Elementary School had a grand slam of a time during their Third Annual Wildcat Tennis Tournament at the end of the school year. Throughout the year, the school's STAR Program held weekly tennis clinics to expose students to the game and teach academic and life lessons.
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NMHS Celebrates AVID Students with AVI Awards
06/07/2022
Students in New Manchester High School’s Advancement Via Individual Determination Program were honored May 19 during the school’s annual AVI Awards Celebration.
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SMS Students Soar During Spring Art Expo
06/07/2022
Stewart Middle School Eagles soar academically and rise to success in every area. Last month, the campus hosted a Spring Arts Exhibition to showcase various pieces from the school’s talented young artists.
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DCSS Requests Input From Stakeholders
06/01/2022
The Douglas County School System invites students, teachers, school staff, parents, family members and other stakeholders of the community to participate in the review of the S-CLIP.
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MAES Evans Wins AITC Rockstar Teacher Award
05/31/2022
Mason Creek Elementary School Crystal Evans was named the Agriculture in the Classroom Rockstar Teacher of the Year by Farm Bureau last month for her efforts to incorporate agriculture education into her daily lessons.
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See The Parent Post Newsletter for Family Engagement Opportunities!
05/25/2022
For information on family engagement opportunities in schools across Douglas County and tips on how to help your children succeed in school, take a look at The Parent Post, a parent newsletter that is published quarterly by the Douglas County School System.
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WES Students Learn About New Careers
05/18/2022
Last week Winston Elementary School students got the chance to learn more about careers in the community at the school's Careers on Wheels event.
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BSES Jr. Beta Club Receives MVP Award
05/18/2022
Congratulations to Bright Star Elementary School's Jr. Beta Club for eaerning 2021-2022 National Beta MVP Award for their service learning hours.
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DCSS Gymnasts Shine at Regional Competition
05/18/2022
Braelynn Carnes, a 7th grader from Mason Creek Middle School, and Paige Alexander, a sophomore at Alexander High School, competed at the USA Level 8 Gymnastics Regionals, and both brought home stellar results.
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CHHS' Beckford Signs Volleyball Scholarship
05/18/2022
Denai Beckford, a senior at Chapel Hill High School, recently accepted an athletic scholarship to play volleyball at Brenau University.
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SMS Students Learn in Nation's Capital
05/16/2022
Several Stewart Middle School students got the opportunity to learn by visiting several historic sites and monuments in the nation's capital a few weekends ago.
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DCHS' McKinney Receives Flag Football Scholarship
05/14/2022
Douglas County High School's Samari McKinney recently became the first girls flag football player from Douglas County to sign with a college after committing to Kansas Wesleyan University last week.
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AHS Baseball Advances to State Quarterfinals
05/09/2022
Alexander High School's baseball team has been one of the best in the state over the past two weeks. The Cougars have swept their past two opponents to reach their first state quarterfinals since 2017.
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DCHS Hosts 24th West Metro Foreign Language Contest
05/09/2022
This year, Douglas County High School hosted the 24th annual West Metro Foreign Language Contest.
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Several DCSS CTAE Programs Earn Industry Certification
05/09/2022
Congratulations to DCSS' Career, Technical and Agriculture Education Programs who received industry certification for the 2021-2022 school year.
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DCSS Breaks Ground on New Legacy Arena
05/09/2022
May 3 signified a step toward the future for the Douglas County School System and its community, as district and community leaders gathered for a groundbreaking ceremony for the school system’s new Legacy Arena.
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FLEX, BSES Celebrate Earth Day
05/04/2022
On April 22, two DCSS schools celebrated Earth Day with a host of fun activities for students to learn new ways to care for the planet.
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MCMS Student Holds Book Signing
05/04/2022
Kaylee Hildebrandt, an eighth grader at Mason Creek Middle School, had a special day last month when she got to hold a book signing for her own book at the school.
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AHS Robotics Team Visits Printpack
05/04/2022
Alexander High School's robotics team visited Printpack on April 26. At the visit, the students got to show off their state-qualifying robot and learn more about how engineering and robotics translate to real-world careers.
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AHS Student Brings Home Big Wins on the Track
04/25/2022
Alexander High School's Adaejah Hodge was recently named the MVP of the Carifta Games in Kingston, Jamaica, after winning the 100 and 200 meter races and the long jump.
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DCSS Exemplary English Learner and ESOL Teacher Named
04/25/2022
This year, senior Temitope Adeyemo was named Exemplary English Learner for the 2021-2022 school year, and Shelia Clackum, the ESOL teacher at Arbor Station Elementary, was named the district's Exemplary ESOL Educator.
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CHES Cheetah News Network Interviews Douglasville Mayor
04/25/2022
Chapel Hill Elementary School's Cheetah News Network had a special guest in their studio for an interview last week, as they were selected to interview Douglasville Mayor Rochelle Robinson.
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DCSS Students Show Well at State Science Fair
04/19/2022
DCSS is extremely proud of the performance of our students at the 2022 Georgia Science and Engineering Fair! Several students who attended won ribbons, with one receiving a Best in Category award and another picking up a prestigious award from the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
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MLES' Murray Wins National Ag Teacher of the Year
04/19/2022
Congratulations to Mirror Lake Elementary School music teacher Natalie Murray, who was named the National Agriculture Teacher of the Year on March 31.
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School Choice for 2022-2023 Opens April 13
04/19/2022
The Douglas County School System will begin accepting applications for school choice transfers April 13 through April 29, 2022. Parents may request to transfer their child to another public school in the district for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year if the school has available space after its assigned students have been enrolled.
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Douglas County School System Announces Key Leadership Appointments
04/18/2022
The Douglas County Board of Education and Superintendent Trent North are proud to announce the selection of five employees to key leadership positions.
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CHMS, HSES Win DCSS Math Competitions
04/18/2022
Since the 2014-2015 school year, the Mathematics Competition has been a popular district-wide event for students and teachers. This year, the contest was held virtually for the second year, and over 800 students in 3rd-8th grade participated this year.
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SDES Fourth Graders Recognized for Literary Works
04/18/2022
Two South Douglas Elementary School students, MacKenzie Daniel and Tripp Starling, were recently recognized for their literary works in two competitions.
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All Five DCSS High Schools Named 2022 AP Honor Schools
04/18/2022
Superintendent Trent North is pleased to announce that all five high schools in Douglas County received an AP Honor Schools recognition, announced by Georgia School Superintendent Richard Woods, on March 31.
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Success Center Holding Virtual Informational Meeting April 14
04/12/2022
The DCSS Success Center will be holding a virtual informational meeting April 14 at 6:00 p.m. for students interested in attending next school year.
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DCEF Awards Scholarships to DCSS Seniors
04/01/2022
Thanks to the Douglas County Education Foundation and its many donors, 28 seniors throughout the school system were awarded over $68,000 in college scholarships to continue their education.
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NMHS AVID Students Fund Free ACT
04/01/2022
The SAT and ACT tests are critical parts of the college admission process. At New Manchester High School, juniors and seniors in the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program were recently able to take each test free of charge thanks to their own fundraising efforts.
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Literature Loving Ladies Read to AWES
04/01/2022
On March 25, over 30 women in the Douglas County community were a part of Annette Winn Elementary School's 5th Annual Literature Loving Ladies event.
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LSES Students Have Ice Cream with Local Officers
04/01/2022
Lithia Springs Elementary School students were recently surprised by a visit from local law enforcement officers for their Ice Cream with a Cop event that was designed to encourage positive and healthy relationships with officers and the school community.
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ASES Students Racing to Master Fractions
04/01/2022
Arbor Station Elementary School third grade teacher Elizabeth Gilliam turned her classroom into a NASCAR-themed race track last week, as her students participated in The Gilliam 500 Math Car Race to learn about fractions during her class.
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CHHS Students Hold Culture Expo
03/28/2022
The cafeteria at Chapel Hill High School resembled a party, as students, teachers and parents came together to celebrate Hispanic and Latino culture at a culture expo. The event was completely student-led thanks to a club at the school known as Todos Juntos, and the students used the afternoon to celebrate different cultures while also holding an informational meeting for parents entirely in Spanish.
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Elana Meyers Taylor Receives Hero's Welcome
03/28/2022
After winning two medals at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, Douglas County Olympic athlete Elana Meyers Taylor was welcomed home with a hometown salute that included gifts, a proclamation from the governor, and a performance by the Lithia Springs High School band at Arbor Place Mall on March 18.
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DCHS' Robles Takes First at State Literary Compeition
03/28/2022
Lindsey Robles a senior at DCHS in the International Baccalaureate program, took first place in the Argumentative Essay event at the State Literary Competition.
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Chapel Hill Elementary Students Roll Into Learning New Skill
03/28/2022
Chapel Hill Elementary School students gained a unique experience while having fun exercising when PE teachers Ethan Dennis and Missy Spence brought in roller skates for a three-week unit.
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Annette Winn Elementary News Crew Participates in Junior Film Project
03/28/2022
AWES' Wildcat News Network team was selected to participate in Douglasville Junior Filming. As part of the opportunity, the students visited the Douglasville Sanitation Department to film and learn what happens there.
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Marching Jaguars to Perform in Chicago Thanksgiving Parade
03/28/2022
NMHS' FAME band, the Mighty Marching Jaguars, have been accepted to participate in the 2022 Chicago Thanksgiving Parade. The band will be hosting a kickoff event next month that will include a showcase of the band and a donation drive.
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Arbor Station Elementary School Hosts Real Men Read
03/28/2022
On March 18, Arbor Station Elementary School welcomed male role models from the school system and the Douglas County community in to read to students as a part of their Real Men Read event.
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Deal Named DCSS Library Media Specialist of the Year
03/21/2022
Heather Deal of Stewart Middle School has been named DCSS' Library Media Specialist of the Year for the 2021-2022 school year. She will now represent Douglas County in the regional level of the competition.
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Book Tastings Introduce YMS Students to New Reads
03/21/2022
As part of Drop Everything and Read (DEAR) Day, Yeager Middle School's eager readers got to take in new reads during a book tasting event designed to encourage students to read new things.
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DCSS Dominates at TomeCon
03/21/2022
DCSS was well represented at TomeCon this year, with 11 schools attending, competing and winning awards on March 15.
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AHS Sends 11 to HOSA State Leadership Competition
03/21/2022
AHS sent 11 students to the HOSA State Leadership Competition last weekend, and several students finished among the state's best in their respective competition categories.
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DCSS Nutrition Receives Hometown Grant
03/14/2022
Thanks to the Atlanta Falcons and Fuel to Play 60, DCSS' School Nutrition Department received a $10,000 Hometown Grant last month. With the money, the department hopes to create a mobile food lab to enhance students' knowledge of healthy eating habits and where their food comes from.
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Local Entrepreneur Visits LSHS CTAE Classes
03/14/2022
Elena Hudson, a DCSS alumni and owner of a food truck called The Hud, stopped by LSHS to speak to students about what it takes to own and operate their own business. The students in then took what they'd learned to create a complete business plan for opening their own food truck.
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MLES Students Share Pancakes with Parents
03/14/2022
Parents have been eager to get back in schools and get involved over the past year, and MLES welcomed theirs back in grand fashion by hosting a pancake breakfast for parents and students. With the help of MLES' cafeteria staff and the DCSS nutrition department, they seved over 200 families pancakes during the event that was part of the school's Show the Love Challenge in February.
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SDES Students Star in Podcast
03/14/2022
SDES 4th grade students got the chance to put their vocal talents on display, as they helped record four episodes of the "Who Was" Books Podcast in February.
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CHES Students Read Over 600 Books in One Week
03/14/2022
Chapel Hill Elementary School got students excited about reading during Read Across America Week with several unique school-wide activities and competitions.
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Jefferson Named Principal of Stewart Middle School
03/09/2022
Superintendent Trent North and the Douglas County Board of Education are pleased to announce the hiring of Dr. Kevin Jefferson as principal of Stewart Middle School, effective at the start of the 2022-2023 school year.
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DCSS College and Career Fair Scheduled for March 26
03/09/2022
DCSS' College and Career Fair is scheduled for March 26 from 9 a.m. until noon at Chapel Hill High School. All high school students are encouraged to attend to learn more about their post-secondary options.
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DCSS Hosting Virtual Equitable Services Meeting
03/08/2022
DCSS will host a virtual meeting for private school officials to discuss equitable services for next school year on Wednesday, March 23, 2022, from 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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AHS Anglers Reel in National Championship Berth
03/08/2022
AHS' Emma Wilson and Luke Kimbrough had a stellar showing at the state championship fishing tournament, which earned them a trip to the national championships in June. They are the first AHS duo to earn an invite to the national tournament.
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Superintendent North Kicks Off Read Across America Week
03/08/2022
To kick off Read Across America Week, Superintendent North read "The World Needs Who You Were Meant to Be" by Joanna Gaines during North Douglas Elementary School's Virtual Family Literacy event on Feb. 28.
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DCSS Names Young Georgia Authors District Winners
03/08/2022
Congratulations to the 2021-2022 DCSS Young Georgia Authors District Winners who will represent Douglas County at the RESA level of the competition.
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NMHS Lady Jags Make History
03/04/2022
With a victory over Hiram earlier this week, the NMHS Lady Jags secured their first-ever Final Four berth in Class 5A.
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See The Parent Post Newsletter for Family Engagement Opportunities
03/01/2022
Read this month's The Parent Post newsletter to learn about new family engagement opportunities.
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BSES Junior Beta Club visits fire station
02/28/2022
Bright Star Elementary School's fifth grade Junior Beta students recently visited local fire station #10 and learned what it's like to serve their community.
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CLMS Students Fly High in Flight Simulator
02/28/2022
Thanks to Karlston Martin, a certified commercial pilot and passionate supporter of STEAM curriculum, several CLMS students were able to learn what it was like to fly a plane.
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NMHS' InToneNation to perform at National A Cappella Convention
02/28/2022
InToneNation, NMHS' nationally-recognized a cappella group, will be performing at the High School Showcase Concert at the National A Cappella Convention in March. The group will be one of 10 groups performing in the event designed to showcase the top high school a cappella groups in the nation.
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DCSS Students Win Big at Regional Science Fair
02/15/2022
Fourteen DCSS students earned first-place ribbons at the West Georgia Regional Science and Engineering Fair on February 4. The top prizes qualified these students to advance to the state-level fair in Athens this April.
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Lady Yellow Jackets Visit FMS Basketball Game
02/15/2022
After attending a Georgia Tech Lady Yellow Jackets game in January, the FMS Lady Jags basketball team got a chance to meet some of the Georgia Tech players after the game. And later that month, the Lady Jags got a fun surprise when their new friends showed up to support them during a game at FMS.
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DCSS Students Practice Hands-On Learning in Science
02/15/2022
At Annette Winn Elementary School, students showcased their knowledge of cells by making models of them, while Mason Creek Middle School students got a hair-raising experience in their science classes while learning about methods of energy transfer.
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Corbett Appointed Principal of South Douglas Elementary School
02/11/2022
Superintendent Trent North is pleased to announce the appointment of Brad Corbett as principal of South Douglas Elementary School, effective July 1, 2022.
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FLEX Academy: Accepting Applications for 2022-2033
02/11/2022
If your student is an independent learner who likes to use technology, and your family needs or desires a more flexible approach to education, the FLEX Academy may be right for you!
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Lithia Springs High School to be Razed, Rebuilt on Same Site
Lithia Springs High School to be Razed, Rebuilt on Same Site
02/10/2022
A 47-year-old high school in Douglas County will be demolished and replaced with a modern upgraded facility.
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Murray Named Executive Director of Facility Use
02/10/2022
Superintendent Trent North is delighted to announce the appointment of Damon Murray as Executive Director of Facility Use for the Douglas County School System, effective March 1, 2022.
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Superintendent's Student Advisory Council Practices Fine Dining
02/08/2022
The Superintendent's Student Advisory Council got the opportunity to learn all about fine dining last week, as they were treated to lunch and an etiquette course from Majestic Etiquette. During lunch, students learned many lessons from how to hold their silverware to proper dinnertime conversations.
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SDES Students Put Public Speaking Skills on Display
02/08/2022
Five SDES students competed in a virtual oratory contest that was sponsored by the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site in Washington, D.C. The students presented sections from Douglass' Decoration Day speech that was delivered in 1871.
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CHHS DECA Recognized at State Conference
02/08/2022
Chapel Hill High School's Distributive Education Club of America (DECA) and its members received high praise at the state conference in Atlanta. Several students participated in the state competition, and the school's chapter received the highest honor at the state level.
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DCSS Students Take Advantage of WBL Opportunities
02/08/2022
Work-Based Learning (WBL) provides valuable work experience for high school students. Those who qualify may work during school hours in a position related to their career pathways. Read more about Caterin Garcia-Alvares and Isis Banks, two Lithia Springs High School students who are taking advantage of this opportunity.
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Artist Noir Showcase Celebrates FAME Artists
02/04/2022
NMHS FAME art students put their skills on display at the Artist Noir Showcase, with their art being shown at several locations around Douglas County.
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Robotics Program is Boosting Confidence at LSES
02/03/2022
In Tammy Odom's adaptive learning classroom, students are using robotics to learn both social and academic lessons. Through a program known as Cracking the Social Code, students work in small groups to solve problems and interact in small-group settings.
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DCSS Art Students Participate in Harlem Renaissance Exhibit
02/02/2022
The Harlem Renaissance is known as an intellectual and cultural revival of Black culture in the 1920s and 1930s. This year, NMHS FAME Visual Arts students showcased their talents and celebrated the period's artistry at the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority's Sigma Omega Omega Chapter's Harlem Renaissance-themed art exhibit.
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CHMS' Ohia Wins District Spelling Bee
01/31/2022
Kelechukwu Ohia of Chapel Hill Middle School proved to be DCSS' top speller on January 25, as he spelled words like "cornucopia" and passed several vocabulary rounds to win the district-wide spelling bee.
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The Hive Celebrates 100th Day of School
01/31/2022
Of all the fun-filled days at Beulah Elementary School, one stands out — the 100th day of school. Students enjoyed the day by dressing like they were 100 years old to celebrate moving past the halfway-mark of the year.
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FSES Readers are Leaders
01/29/2022
Accelerated Reader celebrations at FSES area a big deal, with nearly 200 Dolphins being invited to each one this school year because of their accomplishments.
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BAES students collect over 8,000 food items
01/28/2022
Students at BAES recently exhibited their generosity and community spirit with a food drive that collected over 8,000 items for local families.
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High-Achieving ASES Students Gifted Bikes
01/27/2022
Twelve ASES students were gifted bicycles by DCSS Partner in Education partners last month for their successes in the classroom.
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Former Alexander High Cheerleaders Celebrate Championship Wins
01/26/2022
Two Alexander High School friends, united by a lifelong love of cheerleading, are celebrating epic wins this month. Bianca McLaughlin won a National Championship with the University of Alabama's competition cheer team, while Rickaiya Conyers, a University of Georgia student, was on the sideline when the Bulldogs won the College Football Playoff National Championship.
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Future Problem-Solvers Showcase Skills at Science Fair
01/25/2022
After months of planning and building, middle and high school students from around Douglas County participated virtually in DCSS' annual science and engineering fair. More than 60 projects were submitted in three different categories: science, engineering and computing.
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LSHS Engineering Students Celebrate College Acceptance Letters
01/24/2022
Each year around this time, high school seniors begin committing to post-graduate plans. So far, 20 LSHS engineering students have been accepted to prestigious schools around the country, including Georgia Tech, MIT, Vanderbilt and Wittenberg and Missouri S&T.
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SWES celebrates the MLK holiday by giving back to the community
01/21/2022
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is often referred to as, "A day on, not a day off." Students at SWES took this message to heart by having three days of community service projects to celebrate and remember Dr. King's legacy.
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NMES Students Making a Difference
01/21/2022
Under the leadership of dedicated sponsors, NMES' National Junior Beta Club chapter has been working to make a difference in their community and in the world.
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DCHS' Myles Oliver Wins Howard Thompson Award
01/20/2022
For the fourth time in five years, a DCHS player has claimed Douglas County's highest football award.
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DSES Celebrates Data Day
01/20/2022
Despite having to celebrate virtually, DSES held its second data day to celebrate its successes and plan goals for the future.
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2022-2023 Career Planner Is Now Available!
01/20/2022
To better prepare students for the demands of the 21st century economy and for post-secondary education, the Douglas County School System provides a planning guide each year for use by students and their parents. Please click "Read More" for the link to the online 2022-2023 Career Planner.
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Rams Writing with a Purpose
01/19/2022
At MCES, students are taking advantage of fun holidays by using their imagination to create stories during Drop Everything and Write time.
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CHES Students Research and Present at Wax Museum
01/18/2022
CHES' wax museum is a tradition for fourth graders at the school. Along with getting to learn about and dress up as historical figures, the students also get to teach others about various historical figures.
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CLMS Students Donate Blankets for the Holidays
01/18/2022
The Principal's Cabinet at CLMS had an opportunity to give back to the community before the holidays, as they collected blankets for the school's blanket drive.
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DCHS Alumni Wins National Championship with UGA
01/14/2022
In his first year as a Bulldog, Douglas County High School (DHCS) graduate Jonathan Jefferson experienced college football’s biggest stage, winning a National Championship with UGA.
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Take a Look at Our 2021 Annual Report
01/13/2022
The 2021 Douglas County School System Annual Report is now available. You will find financials, demographics, standardized test scores, capital projects and more in this comprehensive report.
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DCSS Holding Parent Technology Training Jan. 11, 13
01/10/2022
DCSS will be holding Parent Technology Trainings on Tuesday and Thursday, January 11 and 13, 2022, to
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Updated DCSS Mask Protocol
01/07/2022
Beginning Monday, January 10, 2022, masks will be required in all DCSS buildings.
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HSES Student Publishes First Book
12/21/2021
Zuri English, a 4th grade student at Holly Springs Elementary School and budding author, recently published her first children’s book titled “The Missing Letter.”
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Shop with a Cop Brings Holiday Cheer
12/21/2021
Police officers from Douglas County and surrounding areas gathered to help local students have a happy holiday through the annual Shop with a Cop event.
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SMS Students Take Home New Game for Holidays
12/21/2021
Students at Stewart Middle School (SMS) and some Douglas County School System (DCSS) elementary schools received a special treat in the form of a new board game for the holidays.
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Work-Based Learning: Earn Money, Get Credits, Gain Experience
12/21/2021
Work-Based Learning is a valuable opportunity for high school students, allowing them to gain valuable experience while earning money and school credit.
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BAES Techinators Take Over
12/20/2021
Bill Arp Elementary School's Techinators put their robotics skills on display, winning the trophy for core values and taking second place overall in the robot game.
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Harmonizing Duo Hello Sunday Brings Doll Drive to NDES
12/17/2021
Christmas came a few days early for a few North Douglas Elementary School students, as local finalists on NBC's "The Voice" surprised students with dolls and a music performance.
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See The Parent Post Newsletter for Family Engagement Opportunities!
12/15/2021
For information on family engagement opportunities in schools across Douglas County and tips on how to help your children succeed in school, take a look at The Parent Post, a parent newsletter that is published quarterly by the Douglas County School System.
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Basketball Season Underway for DCSS Squads
12/13/2021
Basketball season is underway in Douglas County, and several teams are already off to great starts after impressive seasons last year.
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DCSS Designated Exemplary Board by GA School Boards Association
12/13/2021
The Douglas County School System Board of Education was named a 2021 Exemplary School Board by the Georgia School Boards Association (GSBA). Only 60 of the 181 school districts in Georgia achieved the exemplary status, the highest designation awarded by GSBA.
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Application for DC Education Foundation Scholarships Opens January 1
12/13/2021
Applications for the Douglas County Education Foundation scholarships will be available January 1 through January 21, 2022. Take advantage of this great opportunity to receive funds for college, courtesy of local businesses and individuals.
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LSHS Drops Triple-Overtime Thriller in State Championship
12/10/2021
LSHS' flag football team came up just short of a state title, falling 6-0 in triple overtime.
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The Douglas County School System will host a COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic to support the needs of our Special Needs school community.
Special Needs COVID 19 Vaccine Clinic 12/14
12/10/2021
The Douglas County School System will host a COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic to support the needs of our Special Needs school community.
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6,000-Seat Sports Arena Coming to Douglas County
12/09/2021
The metal building that has housed the Douglas County School System (DCSS) central office for 35 years is scheduled to be razed on December 21, 2021. In its place will be a multi-purpose sports arena which will host high school graduations and other events.
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Real Men Read, and So Do Mayors
12/06/2021
Recently, North Douglas and Annette Winn elementary schools hosted events that emphasized the importance of literacy to students.
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Back-to-Back Wins for AHS Raiders
12/03/2021
Alexander High School's JROTC Raiders mixed team has done it again, winning the Tier 2 Division state title for the third year in a row.
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Full STEAM Ahead at Elementary Schools
11/22/2021
From after-school coding clubs to STEM nights to building models of levees, elementary students in Douglas County experience hands-on science in many engaging ways.
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ASES Makes Memories with Movie Night
11/18/2021
Movie night at Arbor Stateion Elementary was a success, as families made memories with costumes, treats, and many more fun activities.
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Lady Jags Wrap up Inaugural Season of Flag Football
11/18/2021
Flag football's rapid growth has led to thousands of girls competing at the high school level. Now that it is an officially sanctioned sport, these athletes are leaving their mark on history through a state-wide girls flag football league. New Manchester High's Lady Jags recently wrapped up their history-making first season. They started the season strong with lots of interest from eager students wanting to be a part of the fastest growing team sport in the country.
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Class of 2026 REACH Scholars Named
11/18/2021
Five talented eighth graders are well on their way to college acceptance and success after being named REACH Scholars. The students and parents participated in a signing ceremony on November 17, the terms of which will lead to a $10,000 college scholarship.
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Updated Mask Guidance for Elementary Schools
11/17/2021
Beginning December 13, masks will be strongly recommended, not required, in elementary schools. Click "Read More" for the letter sent to parents and staff on November 16, 2021.
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Read All about It in the DCSS Digest Magazine!
11/16/2021
Catch up on news from the Douglas County School System in the DCSS Digest magazine, which was included with the Douglas County Sentinel on November 13.
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Students Connect Over Love of Sewing and Cooking at YMS
11/16/2021
With the help of a chef and sewing instructor, Yeager Middle School students are coming together after school to celebrate their passions.
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AHS Choirs Sing Beneath the Stars
11/15/2021
At the Tellus Museum and Planetarium in Cartersville, students in AHS' Mastery Choir put on a unique performance in a special venue.
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NMES Recognized by Board of Commissioners
11/10/2021
The Douglas County Board of Commissioners proclaimed October 19 of every year as "New Manchester Elementary Bee Kind Day."
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SWES Students Start the Day Off Right
11/09/2021
Tyese Marshall-Boyd's fourth graders at Sweetwater Elementary are particularly relaxed on Tuesdays. That's because they meet in the gym every Tuesday morning to practice techniques that promote physical fitness, relaxation and focus.
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NMHS Band Travels to Birmingham for Magic City Classic Parade
11/08/2021
New Manchester High School's Mighty Marching Jaguars had the experience of a lifetime marching in the Magic City Classic Parade on Oct. 30.
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Updated Mask Protocol
11/05/2021
Effective Monday, November 8, masks will be strongly recommended, not mandated, in our middle schools, high schools, and administrative offices. At this time, masks will continue to be required in our elementary schools for students, staff, and visitors. Masks will still be required for all students and adults riding our school buses, due to federal regulations. Please click "Read More" for the letter from Superintendent North that was emailed to all parents and staff on Friday, November 5.
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Join Us for the Parent Engagement Night Hosted by the Program for Exceptional Children
11/03/2021
The Program for Exceptional Children invites you to a family engagement night and proportional share consultation. Parents of students who are in public, private or home school in Douglas County are all invited.
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Guest Speakers Offer Insight, Advice Over Lunch at SMS
11/03/2021
Last week, students in Stewart Middle School's AVID Program heard from a guest speaker as part of a Lunch and Learn series allowing students to learn about different careers.
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Students Earn Honors from National Merit Scholarship Program
11/02/2021
Five DCSS students received honors from the National Merit Scholarship Program last week for their academic excellence.
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CCI Students Launch School Store
11/01/2021
Douglas County’s newest retail operation is a store run entirely by students for students. The hands-on learning lab is an entrepreneurial operation preparing College and Career Institute (CCI) students for long-term career success.
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Pumpkins Everywhere at DCSS
10/29/2021
With the fall season now fully upon us, many DCSS students have enjoyed learning with pumpkins over the past few weeks.
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DCSS Planning Virtual Parent Leadership Training
10/29/2021
The Douglas County School System will be looking to help build family leaders through a training called Fostering Family Leaders: Strengthening Families Through Parent Leadership.
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Douglas County Graduation Rate of 87.74% for Class of 2021 Exceeds State Average
10/27/2021
The Douglas County School System Class of 2021 four-year high school graduation rate of 87.74% once again surpassed the graduation rate for Georgia. According to data released by the Georgia Department of Education on October 21, 2021, the graduation rate for the state was 83.7%. Douglas County’s score for 2021 was slightly lower than the score of 89.4% in 2020. However, the 2021 graduation rate is higher than the pre-pandemic rate in 2019.
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DCSS Schools Conclude Hispanic Heritage Month with Festivals
10/27/2021
Several DCSS students showcased their knowledge of Hispanic culture, as many concluded National Hispanic Heritage Month with festivals.
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BAES Students, Staff Dress Up to Demonstrate Idioms
10/26/2021
Third graders at Bill Arp Elementary School closed their unit on figurative language by dressing as idioms last week.
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Field Trips Return to DCSS
10/25/2021
After over a year with no field trips, students and teachers are happy to travel once again and learn beyond the walls of the classroom! With safety precautions in place, several student groups have experienced fun and unique learning opportunities in the Atlanta area.
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Learn More About Our Magnet Programs
10/22/2021
Want to know more about the Douglas County School System’s outstanding magnet programs? We’ve put together a series of podcasts featuring interviews with principals answering all your questions about the admissions process.
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SDES Students Ready to Get Garden Growing
10/20/2021
Members of the brand new garden club at South Douglas Elementary are anxious to get their garden growing.
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The 2022-2023 Calendar has been revised!
10/19/2021
At the meeting on October 18, 2021, the Board of Education approved a revision to the Douglas County School System calendar for 2022-2023.
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WES Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
10/19/2021
September 15-October 15 was Hispanic Heritage Month, and students and teachers from WES celebrated in many different ways.
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DSES Parent Competing on "The Voice"
10/18/2021
Students at Dorsett Shoals Elementary have a celebrity to cheer for every Monday and Tuesday, as Shadale Johnson represents Douglasville on "The Voice."
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DCSS Vaccination Drive Kicks off Monday October 18
Vaccination Drives Set for DCSS Employees, Students and Families
10/14/2021
The Douglas County School System is partnering with Premier Drugstore of Douglasville for a series of COVID vaccination events.
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2022-2023 Magnet Program Applications Open
10/14/2021
Magnet program applications for the 2022-2023 school year are now available. Students and parents can learn more about magnet programs at all five high schools by to determine the best fit by attending upcoming information sessions.
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DCHS IB Student Partners with NDES to Encourage Literacy
10/13/2021
DCHS IB student Brooke Blacknall's love for reading prompted her to create "Read, Race, Refresh" to encourage literacy in area elementary schools.
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Student Representatives Provide Feedback to Superintendent
10/12/2021
Superintendent North held his first meetings with the Student Advisory Councils last Wednesday, Oct. 6.
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STEM Camp "Out of This World" at Holly Springs
10/11/2021
Holly Springs Elementary kicked off the first of several after-school camps with STEM camp for students in grades K-2 September 27-October 1.
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Kenya Elder Named Executive Director of Communications
10/06/2021
Superintendent Trent North is pleased to announce the appointment of Kenya Elder as executive director of communications for the Douglas County School System, effective January 1, 2022. Ms. Elder will replace Nell Boggs, who will retire at the end of December.
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Attention 8th graders: It's time to apply for magnet programs for 2022-2023
10/05/2021
Eighth graders and parents: It's time to learn about the magnet programs at all five high schools in Douglas County and determine the best fit for you!
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Actress Naturi Naughton Inspires NDES Students During Visit
10/05/2021
Naturi Naughton, a well-known actress, is inspiring North Douglas Elementary School students to continue pursuing their dreams.
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Cadman Honored by CBS46 Surprise Squad
10/04/2021
Earlier this week, CBS46's Surprise Squad dropped by Alexander High School to surprise the school's Habitat for Humanity chapter and its president, Sutton Cadman.
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Riverside Parkway Closure Affecting Bus Routes
10/04/2021
Part of Riverside Parkway is closed this week, which affects bus routes for some DCSS schools.
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Lisa Huey Appointed Interim Principal at Mirror Lake Elementary
10/01/2021
Lisa Huey, current assistant principal at Bright Star Elementary, has been appointed interim principal at Mirror Lake Elementary, effective October 4.
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Casey Bethel Selected for Leadership Georgia
10/01/2021
When Leadership Georgia announced its 2022 class in September, Casey Bethel, the K-12 Science, STEM and Computer Science Coordinator and interim assistant principal at Factory Shoals Middle School, was one of the 63 Georgians named to the group.
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DSES Celebrates International Dot Day
09/30/2021
Ms. Cindy Ibbetson's kindergarten class enjoyed celebrating International Dot Day on September 15 with the rest of the classes at Dorsett Shoals Elementary.
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WES Giving Lessons in the Classroom and on the Court
09/29/2021
Academics and opportunities for social and emotional learning are all important at Winston Elementary.
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DCSS Holding Parent Technology Training
09/27/2021
The Douglas County School System is hosting a Parent Technology Training event on Monday, October 4, 2021 at 7 p.m. The event will be held virtually via Zoom.
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Tahira Chandler Named District Teacher of the Year
09/24/2021
Tahira Chandler was named Douglas County School System (DCSS) Teacher of the Year for 2021-22 at a banquet Thursday night.
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Community Panel on COVID-19 Planned
09/24/2021
Community members are invited to participate in an open panel discussion on COVID-19 with renowned medical experts and DCSS principals and district personnel.
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Crunching the Numbers: Data Day Benefits DSES Students, Teachers
09/13/2021
Coming back from a holiday can be difficult for some students and teachers, but that wasn’t the case for those at Dorsett Shoals Elementary School (DSES) on Tuesday.
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Dr. Boone Named Interim Principal at Mt. Carmel Elementary
09/10/2021
Superintendent North is pleased to announce that Dr. Tenia Boone will serve as interim principal at Mt. Carmel Elementary, beginning October 1. Current Mt. Carmel Principal DeMarco Holland will join Savannah-Chatham Public School System as the senior officer of school leadership for secondary schools.
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School Menus May Be Altered Due to Supply Chain Issues
09/02/2021
While it is our intention to serve the posted menu each day at every school, this may not be possible until the supply chain issues are resolved.
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Join Us for the DCEF Fall Fun Run!
09/02/2021
The annual Fall Fun Run will take place October 16 at New Manchester High School.
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AHS Chorus "Can't Keep From Singing"
09/01/2021
For the past six years, choral students at Alexander High School (AHS) have spent time exploring American folk music, specifically that which emerged around the 19th Century.
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Learning by Design: Updated COVID Protocols
08/25/2021
The Douglas County School System has updated its guidance for COVID-19 for the 2021-2022 school year. The goal of the Learning by Design plan is to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 so that school buildings will remain open and students will continue to learn in person five days a week.
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New Report: Percentage of Positive COVID Cases at Each School
08/25/2021
Beginning the week of August 23, the Douglas County School System will report a summary of COVID-19 cases and the percent of positive cases per school location from Friday to Thursday among students and staff.
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Cam’s Vision Helps Students See World of Possibilities
08/23/2021
Cam’s Vision Summer Camp opened up a world of excitement and possibility for students at Mason Creek Elementary School this summer.
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Reminder: Clear Bag Policy Is in Effect for All Sporting Events
08/19/2021
Last year DCSS implemented a clear bag policy at all sporting events. The policy is similar to policies in place at college and professional stadiums and coliseums.
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DCSS Teams Kick Off Seasons Friday
08/19/2021
Each of Douglas County's five high schools kick off their football seasons Friday night, and each one is looking to build on its successful 2020 campaign.
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Two DCHS Students Selected for Harvard Diversity Project
08/18/2021
Two DCHS students beat out thousands of applicants to fulfill their dreams of becoming the first-ever Douglas County students to be selected to the Harvard Debate Council's summer residency program.
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School Garden Fruitful Venture at MCES
08/16/2021
When Christina Rich arrived at Mount Carmel Elementary School (MCES) to begin the 2018-19 school year, she had no idea that starting a school garden would be as fruitful as it has been.
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Congratulations to the 2021-2022 Teacher of the Year Semifinalists!
08/13/2021
Superintendent North and others made the rounds today to surprise each semifinalist at her school. These six semifinalists will advance to the next phase of the competition, which includes a classroom observation and an interview with a panel of judges.
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Calling All Middle School Students: International Travel Opportunity in 2023
08/09/2021
We invite our middle school students to join a once-in-a-lifetime educational travel experience with their peers to explore London and Paris during Spring Break of 2023!
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Status of Enrollment for FLEX Live-Online
08/09/2021
For those parents, guardians, and students who are awaiting enrollment in FLEX Live-Online, please click "Read More" for information about next steps.
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State School Superintendent Advisory Council Application Open
08/04/2021
As the school year begins for many students around the state this week, State School Superintendent Richard Woods is seeking students to serve on his 2021-22 Student Advisory Council.
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DCEF Awards 65 Classroom Impact Grants
08/04/2021
The Douglas County Education Foundation announced 65 Classroom Impact Grants to Douglas County School System teachers totaling $44,206.87 on July 30.
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Parents and Guardians: Please verify your information in Infinite Campus Parent Portal
08/04/2021
Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! We need your help to ensure that you stay "in the know" about school system news and events. To do this, we need you to verify that all information is correct in our student information system, Infinite Campus.
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Letter from Superintendent North: Masks Required Beginning August 4
08/03/2021
Please click "Read More" for a letter from Superintendent North that was emailed to parents on August 3.
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Board of Education Meetings Moved to New Central Office Location
07/28/2021
Beginning Monday, Aug. 2, 2021, the Douglas County Board of Education will begin holding all meetings at the new central office. ​ The office is located at 11490 Veterans Memorial Highway, Douglasville, Georgia, 30134.
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Meningitis Vaccine Booster Required for Students 16 and Older Who Are Entering 11th Grade
07/15/2021
Effective July 1, 2021, children 16 years of age and older, who are entering the 11th grade (including new entrants), must have received one booster dose of the meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4), unless their initial dose was administered on or after their 16th birthday.
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Custodian Runs, Motivates Kids
07/13/2021
Douglas County School System employee Henderson Parker just completed his 39th Peachtree Road Race this past Fourth of July weekend at the age of 79.
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Please Help Us Make Strategic Funding Decisions
06/30/2021
As the Douglas County School System makes strategic funding decisions for the 2021-2022 school year, we value the input of all our stakeholders. A survey was previously made available in English, and we now have the survey available in Spanish.
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Summer School Catches Students Up, Accelerates Learning
06/29/2021
The Douglas County School System hosted over 2,200 elementary and middle school students for summer school in June. Every school was open for face-to-face instruction as teachers worked to catch students up and accelerate their learning.
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Davis Appointed Principal of Chapel Hill Elementary
06/28/2021
Superintendent Trent North is delighted to announce the appointment of K’Asha Davis as principal of Chapel Hill Elementary School, effective immediately. Davis will replace LaTonya Jones, who moved from the Douglas County area in June.
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DCSS School Nutrition Now Hiring
DCSS School Nutrition is Hiring!
06/16/2021
The Douglas County School System is hiring! School Nutrition is looking for hardworking dependable individuals to work in the kitchen.
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DCSS Now Hiring Bus Drivers
DCSS Hiring Bus Drivers, $16.13/hour
06/11/2021
The Douglas County School System is hiring drivers! The position offers $16.13 an hour with paid training, full benefits and paid holidays.
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DCSS Appoints New Leaders
06/08/2021
Superintendent Trent North is pleased to announce the following appointments for the Douglas County School System.
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REACH Georgia
Where are they Now? Catching Up with Douglas County’s REACH 2012 Graduating Cohort
06/07/2021
Governor Deal launched the first graduating class of the Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen (REACH) program in 2012. When it launched, it became Georgia's first public-private needs based scholarship opportunity with 100% of the funds raised going to college scholarships.
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New Guidance on Masks; Vaccination Opportunities at High Schools
06/04/2021
As you are probably aware, COVID-19 infection rates are decreasing in Douglas County, in Georgia, and across the country. Based on this encouraging data, masks will no longer be mandatory in Douglas County School System buildings and schools, effective June 7, 2021. The Centers for Disease Control released new guidance in May indicating that masks are no longer necessary for fully vaccinated individuals. We encourage all of our eligible students and staff to take the COVID-19 vaccine, and we have a plan to assist with this endeavor.
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2021 Summer Meal Program Begins June 7
06/03/2021
The Douglas County School System Summer Meals Program Kicks off June 7! Hot, free meals are available to children 18 and under at several sites around the county. Curbside pickup is available on Wednesdays with pre-registration at Yeager Middle and Lithia Springs High. For more information, call 770.651.2300.
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Join Us on June 2 at 4:00 p.m. as We Remember Loved Ones Lost to COVID-19
05/28/2021
The community is invited to join the Douglas County School System to honor loved ones lost to COVID-19 during a Memorial Pinwheel Ceremony Wednesday, June 2, at 4:00 p.m. During the ceremony, employees and community members will place a pinwheel in the new Central Office’s front lawn.
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Immunization Information from Cobb & Douglas Public Health
05/25/2021
Please click "Read More" for a letter from Cobb & Douglas Public Health with important information regarding immunizations.
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Watch the 2021 Graduations Live!
05/13/2021
Our five high school graduations are quickly approaching, and we are thrilled to provide a livestream for our friends and family who are unable to attend in person. Click "Read More" for the links.
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DCSS Central Office Is Relocating
05/07/2021
The central office for the Douglas County School System will relocate to 11490 Veterans Memorial Hwy. the week of May 10. The building, located at the corner of Veterans Memorial/Hwy 78 and N. Burnt Hickory Road, formerly housed the GreyStone Power headquarters.
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Three DCSS Employees Featured in West GA Living's 40 Under 40
05/07/2021
The Douglas County School System is very proud of Anisa Lucas, Tanish Springer and James Burke. These leaders were named to West Georgia Living magazine's list of 40 Under 40 West Georgia Rising Stars. Their profiles are included in the April 2021 edition. Click "Read More" to read about these leaders in the Douglas County School System.
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Ten Seniors Named Georgia Scholars
05/07/2021
Ten students from Douglas County were among a total of 323 graduating seniors from across Georgia to be recognized as 2021 Georgia Scholars, State School Superintendent Richard Woods announced on April 29.
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6th Grade Orientation Will Take Place May 13
05/04/2021
Orientation for rising 6th grade students will take place on Thursday, May 13. Students and parents are invited to meet the teachers and administrators, tour the building and discover the expectations and opportunities at your middle school. Please check the website for the middle school you will attend for times and details.
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All DCSS High Schools Make U.S. News & World Report's List of Best High Schools in America
04/30/2021
All high schools in Douglas County earned a spot on the U.S. News & World Report’s List of Best High Schools in America, which was released April 27, 2021. Chapel Hill High School, which ranked in the top 16% of schools in Georgia, topped the list for Douglas County. Chapel Hill ranked 78 out of 472 schools.
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West GA Living Magazine Honors DCSS Super Seniors
04/29/2021
Congratulations to the Douglas County School System's Super Scholars! West Georgia Living Magazine recently recognized several members of the Class of 2021 as being the leaders of tomorrow. Read more details on the five seniors representing the Douglas County School System.
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Letter from the Superintendent
04/27/2021
As we approach the end of the school year, we know that our parents and employees are eager to hear about plans for 2021-2022. Please read a letter from Superintendent Trent North sharing more about the new school year.
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Congratulations to the amazing STAR Students and Teachers in Douglas County! The Rotary Club of Douglas County recognized the honorees at a luncheon on April 19.  Sammi Zhu from Douglas County High School was named the STAR Student for the county, meaning her SAT score was the top score for all students in Douglas County.
District STAR Students Shine Brightly
04/26/2021
Congratulations to the amazing STAR Students and Teachers in Douglas County! The Rotary Club of Douglas County recognized the honorees at a luncheon on April 19. Sammi Zhu from Douglas County High School was named the STAR Student for the county, meaning her SAT score was the top score for all students in Douglas County.
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2021 Graduation Ceremonies Will Be Held in High School Stadiums
04/20/2021
Members of the Class of 2021 will graduate in their high school stadiums, the Douglas County School System announced on April 20. Schools were originally scheduled to graduate in the coliseum at the University of West Georgia.
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DCSS Offers Online Learning Option for 2021-2022
04/20/2021
The Douglas County School System will offer an online option for the 2021-2022 school year. COVID Extension Services will be available for students in grades 3-12 who attended school online during the 2020-2021 school year.
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Eleven Students Chosen for Governor's Honors
04/02/2021
Eleven Douglas County students and one alternate were selected for the prestigious Governor’s Honors Program (GHP) for 2021. Over 3,000 students were nominated to the state level competition, and 1,300 of them participated in this year’s state interview/audition process.
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Technology Training Sessions Offered to Parents
03/23/2021
Parents and guardians are encouraged to participate in two technology training sessions. Part 1 is Navigating the Digital Classroom, and Part 2 is Targeting Student Success Through Technology.
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State Testing Options for SBDL Students
03/23/2021
Please click "Read More" for a letter sent to parents regarding state testing guidelines for students in School-Based Digital Learning (SBDL) and FLEX Academy.
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DCSS Students Win Top Honors at Regional Science Fair
03/05/2021
Twenty-one students from Douglas and Carroll Counties competed in the West GA Regional Science & Engineering Fair. Douglas County students walked away with the top honors. Rebecca Scarbrough, an 11th grader at Lithia Springs High School, earned Best in Show for the senior division. Camille Scott, a 7th grader at Chapel Hill Middle School, won Best in Show for the junior division.
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Sup. North Wins Vision Award from GAEL
03/04/2021
Mr. Robert Costley, executive director of the Georgia Association for Educational Leaders (GAEL), presented the GAEL Vision award to Superintendent Trent North at the Board of Education meeting on March 1. This year, GAEL recognized four superintendents across the state for their vision and leadership.
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New Manchester High Joins in Youth Art Month Celebration
DCSS Celebrates Youth Art Month With Online Gallery
03/04/2021
Youth Art Month kicked off this month with the Douglas County School System recognizing the role the arts plays in education.
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All High Schools in Douglas County Named 2021 AP Honor Schools ​
03/01/2021
Superintendent Trent North is pleased to announce that all high schools in Douglas County received recognition on one or more of the lists of 2021 AP Honor Schools announced by State School Superintendent Richard Woods on February 24, 2021. The honors reflect achievement and/or participation on the AP (Advanced Placement) tests administered by the College Board during spring of 2020.
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Additional Opportunity to Apply for Magnet Programs During Phase 2
03/01/2021
Eighth grade students who meet certain criteria and did not complete an application for the high school magnet programs earlier this year have another opportunity to apply.
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View Our "Reaching and Teaching During COVID-19" Video
02/26/2021
The "Reaching and Teaching during COVID-19" video highlights three teachers who have embraced the challenges and even added to their teaching toolbox with new and innovative techniques they will use beyond the current crisis. Click READ MORE for the video link.
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Eight Douglas County Students Recognized as REACH Scholars
02/25/2021
Eight middle school students are getting a head start on their college careers by signing for scholarships worth up to $10,000. The students are part of the Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen (REACH) Georgia program, a scholarship that promotes academic success and expands access to higher education. Its mission is to increase academic persistence and achievement in Georgia’s academically promising middle and high school students.
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Dr. Sean Kelly Named Superintendent for Wayne County
02/25/2021
Dr. Sean Kelly, a 27-year veteran of the Douglas County School System (DCSS), has been appointed superintendent of the Wayne County School System, effective March 1.
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Coming Soon: Kindergarten Registration for 2021-2022
02/19/2021
Beginning Monday, May 3, 2021, parents may register their children for kindergarten for the 2021-2022 school year.
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Important Announcements from School Nutrition
02/09/2021
Curbside meals from Douglas County School Nutrition will not be available during the upcoming February 15 - 19 school holidays. After the holidays, curbside pick up locations will be consolidated.
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Olten Downs Takes the Reins for Alexander High School’s Football Program
02/09/2021
The Douglas County School System welcomes Olten Downs as head football coach for Alexander High School.
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Acceptances to Magnet Programs Released February 3
01/29/2021
Eighth grade students who applied to a magnet program at one of the five high schools may log into AwardSpring to learn of their acceptance to one or more programs after 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 3. Please click “Read More” for information on how to access the acceptance information.
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Paraprofessionals and Community Members: Are You Ready to Become a DCSS Teacher? Apply Now!
01/22/2021
In partnership with Georgia State University, Douglas County School System is excited to start accepting applications for the second cohort of Project NURTURE teacher residents in special education, math and science. Please click below to learn more, view our promotional video, and start your application.
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Keeping Students Safe: 1,000 COVID Care Kits to be Distributed to Students
01/21/2021
Several local organizations and individuals have made generous financial and product donations designed to keep students and their families safe as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. 1,000 COVID Care Kits are being packed at Douglas County School System’s Central Office and will be delivered to every District school.
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Job Opportunities in Douglas County!
01/14/2021
Jobs are available at several great companies in Douglas County! Job seekers can get help with their online application at our local libraries. Please click "Read More" for a link to a flyer in English and Spanish.
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Douglas County Board of Education Wins Prestigious Award
01/14/2021
Congratulations to the Douglas County Board of Education for being designated a 2020 Exemplary School Board by the Georgia School Boards Association.
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2020 Annual Report for the Douglas County School System Is Now Available Online
01/14/2021
For facts and figures from the 2019-2020 school year, check out the 2020 Annual Report for the Douglas County School System. The document includes revenues, expenditures, demographics, graduation rate, and more.
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Please Provide Your Input
01/13/2021
If you are a parent, student, DCSS employee, or community member, we would like your feedback as we begin working on the strategic plan that will guide the Douglas County School System for the next five years. Please click "Read More" for links to the survey.
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Happy Holidays! Students Return January 6.
12/18/2020
Dear Parents and Guardians, as the first semester of the 2020-2021 school year comes to a close, allow me to express my deep appreciation for your patience and cooperation with the safety protocols we put in place for our students and staff. With the diligence of staff members and the compliance of our students, we were successful in managing COVID-19. The valiant efforts of our school nurses, principals, and central office personnel in tracking positive cases and their contacts allowed our schools to stay open. They worked over nights and weekends to ensure the safety of students and staff. A special thank you goes to our bus drivers for getting our students to and from schools safely this semester.
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COVID-19 Letter from Cobb & Douglas Public Health
12/11/2020
Cobb & Douglas Public Health is a vital partner with the Douglas County School System. The agency provides guidance and invaluable assistance with contact tracing, which helps keep our schools open. Please click "Read More" for a letter to our families from Dr. Janet Memark, District Health Director.
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Virtual Parent Empowerment Meeting
12/08/2020
Parents of children in private schools or home school in Douglas County, we invite you to hear from the experts about understanding problem behavior and supporting emotional health in your children. Click "Read More" for details on the virtual meeting.
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Changes to School-Based Digital Learning (SBDL) Beginning January 6
12/02/2020
To improve the learning experience for our students in School-Based Digital Learning (SBDL), the district has issued new guidance for the second semester, which begins January 6. Please click "Read More" for expectations.
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Follow These Steps to Change the Language for Your Automated Messages
11/30/2020
Please click "Read More" for instructions on how to change the language preference for the automated messages you receive from your school and the district.
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COVID-19 Update for Thanksgiving
11/20/2020
Please click "Read More" for a letter from Superintendent North. We look forward to seeing our traditional learners and staff members back in the buildings on November 30. We also look forward to seeing our school-based digital learners online bright and early on November 30.
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Douglas County Graduation Rate for Class of 2020 Shows Increase, Surpasses State Average
11/10/2020
The Douglas County School System Class of 2020 four-year high school graduation rate of 89.4% once again surpassed the graduation rate for Georgia.
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Anatomage Virtual Technology Launches in Douglas County Classrooms
10/21/2020
Anatomage virtual dissection tables have launched in four high schools, making Douglas County students among the first in the state to embrace the cutting edge technology.
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DCSS Approves Contract to Purchase GreyStone Headquarters
10/20/2020
The Douglas County School System signed a contract with GreyStone Power on October 19 to purchase the power company’s headquarters on Veterans Memorial Highway in Douglasville. The school system will relocate its central office to the new location. GreyStone is building a new headquarters on Hwy. 92 in Paulding County.
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Help Kids Grow: Plant a Garden
10/19/2020
The Mirror Lake Elementary School Golden Garden is about much more than growing vegetables. In the years since the first soil was tilled and seeds were planted, the Golden Garden has grown and blossomed in many unexpected ways!
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Students Will Continue to Learn at Home on Fridays Through December
10/09/2020
At the October 5 Board of Education work session, Superintendent North recommended an instructional plan for the remainder of the fall semester. Students will continue to have the option of in-person learning Monday through Thursday. All students will continue to learn online from home on Fridays.
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SAT Scores Increase for Douglas County for 2020
09/22/2020
The Douglas County School System saw a slight increase in its SAT mean score for 2020. The score for the district is 1002, up three points from 2019. Alexander High School’s score of 1035 is highest in the county, with Chapel Hill High School close behind at 1032. The scores reflect 2020 high school graduates who took the SAT during high school. There were 1,010 test takers in Douglas County.
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2020 Graduates: Serving Our Country
09/21/2020
More than 40 graduates from the Class of 2020 in Douglas County now serve in the US Military. We are proud of our graduates who have chosen to serve our country, and we are grateful for their dedication to our nation’s freedom.
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DCSS Implements Clear Bag Policy for Athletic Events
09/15/2020
Beginning Friday, September 18, DCSS will implement a clear bag policy at all sporting events. The policy will be similar to policies in place at college and professional stadiums and coliseums.
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Parents: Help Is Here for Online Learning!
08/28/2020
The student achievement department has developed a website just for our parents! We understand how intimidating it can be to assist your child with the online platform.
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DCSS Announces Plan for Contact Tracing
08/24/2020
While students and teachers are working online at this point, please know that we are diligently preparing for the return of students to our buildings. Part of the school system's COVID-19 preparation involves contact tracing and notification of parents when their child has been in contact with a person at school who has tested positive. Please click "View More" for a letter that was emailed to parents on August 24 outlining procedures.
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DCSS Makes Plans for Staggered Return to In-Person Learning in September
08/18/2020
Under the gradual reopening plan, elementary students who selected the Traditional Learning model will have the option to return to the classroom beginning September 8. Middle school students will follow on September 14, and high school students on September 21. Students will attend in-person classes Monday through Thursday, with online lessons from home on Friday. Buildings will be deep cleaned on Fridays.
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Parents and Guardians: Please Verify Your Information in Infinite Campus Parent Portal
08/10/2020
Parents and Guardians, we need your help with the enrollment verification process. ​ In the past, schools have sent paperwork home for parents to fill out verifying their phone number, email, address, emergency contacts, and medication needs and health conditions of the child. This year, we will accomplish the task online.
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New for 2020-2021: Consolidated Bus Stops
08/05/2020
With the goal of delivering students safely to school on time, the Douglas County School System will be implementing consolidated bus stops for the upcoming school year. Students in a neighborhood or area will gather at one specified location for pick-up and will be dropped off at the same location.
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Sneak-a-Peek and Back-to-School Bash
07/28/2020
We are excited to begin the new school year with our students! Please click "view more" for information on Sneak-a-Peek and the Back-to-School Bash.
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Watch our 2020 Graduations!
07/17/2020
We are so excited to celebrate the Class of 2020 on July 21 and 22! Please click "View More" for the links to the livestream for each ceremony and a PDF of the program.
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Remote Learning for Start of 2020-2021 School Year
07/17/2020
After consultation with Cobb & Douglas Public Health and careful consideration of the health and safety of students and staff, the Douglas County School System has made the decision to begin the 2020-2021 school year with remote learning for all students.
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DCSS Offers "One-to-One" Technology with Funding from ESPLOST, Federal Funds and Grants
07/16/2020
The Douglas County School System has been moving toward the goal of “One-to-One” technology for the last few years. After implementing remote learning and teaching in March of 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the school system accelerated its timeline of providing an electronic learning device for every student.
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PIE Recognizes Five Partners with Excellence Awards
07/08/2020
This year, Partners in Education began a Partners of Excellence awards program to recognize businesses, religious organizations and other non-profit organizations that go above and beyond serving schools. Read about the four businesses and one church chosen as Partners of Excellence for the 2019-2020 school year.
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Dr. Tara Campbell, New Principal of FLEX Academy
New Principal Chosen to Lead New FLEX Academy
07/06/2020
Dr. Tara Campbell to Lead New, 100% Digital Learning Academy
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Jaylen Slade Named Gatorade Player of the Year
06/30/2020
Congratulations to Jaylen Slade from Chapel Hill High School! Jaylen was named the Gatorade State Athlete of the Year for Track and Field, the highest honor for high school athletes.
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New School Start Times for 2020-2021
06/16/2020
Beginning with the new school year, students, teachers and parents will be adjusting to a new routine. To ensure that all students arrive to school on time every day, the school system has adopted new start times. Elementary students will start school at 7:40, high school students at 8:20 and middle school students at 9:00.
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Graduation Plans for Class of 2020
06/11/2020
We are very excited to share our graduation plans for the Class of 2020! We will hold a traditional, in-person ceremony for each school in the school’s football stadium. The date and time for each school is listed at the end of this document.
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Board of Education Work Session and Meeting 6-15-20
06/11/2020
Due to the public health emergency declared by the Governor and confirmed by the General Assembly, the Douglas County Board of Education will conduct the work session and meeting scheduled for June 15, 2020, 6:00 p.m. by videoconference.
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THANK YOU!!!
06/10/2020
Thank you to the citizens of Douglas County for your overwhelming support of ESPLOST. With this important funding source, the Douglas County School System will continue to strive for excellence in all areas.
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High School Students to Benefit from New State-of-the-Art Anatomy Visualization Technology
06/04/2020
At its most recent meeting on May 18, the Douglas County School Board voted to approve the purchase of four Anatomage tables. The Anatomage labs purchased by the Douglas County School System are state-of-the-art pieces of technology used in medical schools, hospitals and institutions around the globe. ​
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Athletic Conditioning to Start June 15
06/03/2020
Athletic conditioning for high school and middle school students in Douglas County may begin on June 15.
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Meet Our Valedictorians and Salutatorians!
05/22/2020
School administrators, Board of Education members, central office personnel, and members of the media made a surprise visit to the homes of the Class of 2020 valedictorians and salutatorians of all five high schools in Douglas County on Thursday, May 21. These ten students worked long hours in rigorous courses over the last four years to earn this esteemed honor.
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Congratulations to the Winners of the Brian Jordan Reading Challenge!
05/22/2020
Congratulations to the winners of the Brian Jordan Reading Challenge!!! We salute our top readers from every school and our most improved readers. Congratulations to the third graders at South Douglas Elementary for making it the top school!
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Douglas County High School Stadium Renovation Underway
05/14/2020
As part of a planned renovation of the football facilities at Douglas County High School, the school system has begun demolition of the Selman Avenue side of the stadium along with the field house, locker room and weight room.
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Notice of Virtual Board of Education Meeting May 18, 2020
05/13/2020
Due to the public health emergency declared by the Governor and confirmed by the General Assembly, the Douglas County Board of Education will conduct the work session and meeting scheduled for May 18, 2020, 6:00 p.m. by videoconference. Click "View More" for a link to the live stream of the meeting.
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