Beacon Hill organizes event honoring Indigenous People's day, protesting cannon monument

Beacon Hill organizes event honoring Indigenous People’s day, protesting cannon monument

October 11, 2020

At 6 pm on Oct. 11, Decatur community members will fill the Decatur Square, wearing masks, to celebrate Indigenous People’s day through a cultural education event and protest organized by Beacon Hill Black Alliance for Human Rights. The community will hear music, poetry and stories by people of color, part of Beacon Hill’s artistic approach. The Square is home to a cannon monument commemorating the genocide of the Indigenous Muscogee Creek people in the 1836 “Indian War.” Protesting this is a focal point of the event.

DHS Administration implements new guidelines for online avatars

DHS Administration implements new guidelines for online avatars

September 12, 2020

The Decatur High School administration sets guidelines for students to follow when creating and changing their online avatars.

Preparing for the Upcoming PSAT

Preparing for the Upcoming PSAT

October 9, 2018

With the PSAT to be held on Wednesday, October 10, students share their opinions on the importance of the test. Significant aspects, such as the National Merit Scholarship, are discussed.

Photo courtesy of Refugee Family Literacy

Teaching in a tumultuous time

May 24, 2018

Refugee Family Literacy (RFL) is an organization that represents cultural tolerance. With years of experience teaching previously as an APUSH teacher at DHS, Susan Brown joined RFL to teach refugees from around the world how to read and write.

Crossing the education border

Crossing the education border

June 5, 2017

"How do you envision a future for yourself when your status is uncertain?" - Elizabeth Kiss. This is the problem that Agnes Scott College attempts to address with its support of undocumented students.

New club connects football players to faculty

New club connects football players to faculty

October 21, 2016

About two weeks after the school year began, a new organization called the Blue and Gold Squad formed with a mission to create a social and academic support group for the Decatur High football players.

The students pose in front of A Living Walls mural near the Trinity Triangle.

Learning in their Native Environment

May 19, 2015

No school on Fridays, personalized lesson plans, and the ability to work one-on-one with a teacher is the norm for The Learning Tr...

Teachers & babies

May 18, 2012

Having children is both a challenge and a blessing, now imagine having the job if educating hundreds...

A big change for Studstill was the way her education changed from being more individual to being more group centered. “When you're home-schooled you can decide how long you're going to spend doing a subject,” Studstill said. “In  [public] school you have a set number of things you have to do.”

Junior reflects on past homeschooling

March 6, 2012

Junior Natalie Studstill was home-schooled for seven years before she made the move to Renfroe in eighth...

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