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DeKalb School System Proposes Make-Up Days

DeKalb School System Proposes Make-Up Days

DEKALB COUNTY, GA -- The DeKalb County School System has announced two proposed make-up days for the classes that were missed because of winter weater earlier this month.

Friday, Feb. 18 and Monday, Feb. 21 are the recommended days. The proposal will be formally presented to the school board at a meeting on Thursday, Jan. 27 at 10:00 a.m.

Dream Scholarship Essay Contest Honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

ATLANTA -- The Holland & Knight Charitable Foundation is pleased to announce the call for essays in its annual Dream Scholarship Essay Contest: A Call for Tomorrow's Leaders.

The writing contest focuses on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and challenges youth to reflect on his ideals.

The essay contest is open to high school juniors and seniors in public schools in Atlanta and DeKalb County. Students must be U.S. citizens to be eligible to participate.

For the 2011 contest, students who participate will be asked to write on one of the following topics:

Option A: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. worked toward nonviolent social change during his leadership of the civil rights movement. If he were alive today, what social issue would you recommend that he address, and why?

Disney and Steve Harvey are Looking for 100 High School Students...4Days left to Apply!!!

Atlanta, GA--  Steve Harvey is looking for 100 high school students to participate in a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will open their minds, change their lives and help them shine their brightest. There is only 4 more days to Apply!!! (Oct.31st Deadline) Atlanta is known for always being represented in the group of 100, so let's do it again and get our applications in!

This year Essence magazine joins forces with Steve Harvey to make Disney’s Dreamers Academy the biggest, brightest and most mind-blowing event yet! The selected attendees will be encouraged to pursue their dreams by highly successful Disney mentors, celebrities, innovators and creators. They will work side-by-side and hand-in-hand with entertainers, culinary artists, financial wizards and magic makers – all have stories to tell and learning experiences to share.

Doraville Educators to Volunteer at Food Bank

DORAVILLE, GA -- On Monday, Oct. 11, faculty and staff of Northwoods Montessori School in Doraville will take a day off to give back to the city, help those in need -- and have a little fun in the process.

The educators will work in the community garden of the Atlanta Community Food Bank (732 Joseph E. Lowery Boulevard NW, Atlanta, 30318). This day of service will help both the needy and the teachers, who hope to gain knowledge from the experience to bring to their personal fall classroom gardens. Students at Northwoods Montessori have already been hard at work at the food bank, packing food for Atlantans who need support.

Classes will resume on Tuesday, Oct. 12; Northwoods teachers plan to bring back newfound expertise and enthusiasm for giving to share with their students.