Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Henderson and Cedar Grove captured the girls’ and boys’ titles on Tuesday.
Cedar Grove and Henderson pulled away on finals day at the 2013 DeKalb County Middle School Track and Field Championships to capture the boys’ and girls’ titles, respectively, at Panthersville Stadium on Tuesday. Cedar Grove held just a four point lead over Chamblee (24-20) after the field events and 1600-meter run finals on Saturday. Rain postponed the meet from Monday to Tuesday and Cedar Grove captured two gold medals and finished in the top three of the individual results in five of the seven events to put up 62 points in winning 86-58 over Chamblee. Netori Johnson (45-09.00) and Jediah Johnson (41-02.00) took first and third, respectively, in the shot put and Rayquan Bonner took second in the long jump (18-10.25) in Saturday’s opening…
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Dale Duncan, a chorus teacher, was surprised by students who announced the award Friday morning.
A Henderson Middle School chorus teacher was surprised Friday morning when he found out he had won a national award for positively affecting students' lives. Dale Duncan, who was nominated for Life Change of the Year award by the National Life Group, a financial services company. Atlanta's 11Alive captured video of Duncan during the surprise ceremony. It's great video. Check it out. From the story: Four of Duncan's students nominated him for the award. They pointed to Duncan's passion and high energy way of teaching, which sometimes includes summersaults and other acrobatics when he approves of a student's performance. "He's my rock," said student Roni Wagner. "I look forward to it the entire day. If I have a bad day I say, hold on until …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Trellis Davis has been promoted to seventh grade assistant principal, among other changes.
Henderson Middle School announced several personnel changes Monday. From the PTSA's weekly email: Due to the retirement of two staff members in November, HMS recently added new members to our faculty. Please welcome Ms. Meia Love, 8A Language Arts teacher and Mr. Darron Shell, 7A Math teacher. In addition, congratulations are due to Ms. Trellis Davis, former 7A Math teacher, who was promoted to the 7th grade Assistant Principal's position. On a sad note, we will be losing Angela Mickle, 8th grade counselor, as a result of a Reduction In Force (RIF) by the District. Ms. Mickle will begin in January, 2013 as the counselor for Hightower Elementary School. Ms. Leslie McMillan, Head Counselor, will resume the role as 8th grade counselor.
Monday, December 10, 2012
The Henderson Mill club's wins include six divisions, three city finals and a city championship.
This year was very good for league team tennis at Leslie Beach Club. LBC fielded a total of 10 teams playing in the Atlanta Lawn Tennis Association (ALTA), spring and fall seasons and one USTA league summer season team. LBC players ranged from “over 55s” to juniors and ended 2012 with all teams but two reaching at least one playoff spot each. The club, on Leslie Drive between Henderson Mill Elementary and Henderson Middle schools, took six division titles with three teams going to the city finals and one city championship. Following a city championship the previous fall season (2011) for Men Open League A-7, spring 2012 saw the Over-55 Men B-1, Under 18 C-1 Girls and Under 12 C-4 Girls taking divisional wins with the men and U-12s playing …
Monday, October 1, 2012
Scott Holcomb read to local 4-year-olds on Monday.
To celebrate Georgia’s Pre-K program and its 20th Anniversary, State Representative Scott Holcomb (D-Atlanta) read to a group of 4-year-olds this morning at Henderson Mill Elementary School as part of Georgia Pre-K Week 2012. October 1-5 is the state’s 2nd official Georgia Pre-K Week, sponsored by Voices for Georgia’s Children and its Pre-K Week partners. State Representative Scott Holcomb is one of nearly 140 state officials who will visit some of the approximately 3,800 Pre-K classrooms located in all 159 counties in Georgia. “Early childhood education is critical to the future success of our students, and preparing for elementary school is an important part of life for a child from birth through age five,” said State Representative …
Monday, May 7, 2012
Eighth-grader and Leafmore resident Spencer Wilson won the award for helping classmate Jason Tyler recover from a traumatic brain injury.
Henderson Middle School eighth-grader Spencer Wilson is one of DeKalb County's 2012 Youth Volunteer Award winners. It's a pretty cool story. The award, given by county CEO Burrell Ellis, goes to several kids each year helping out around the community. Spencer got it for helping his classmate, Jason Tyler, who suffered a brain hemorhage in December and was in a coma for a month. Spencer has been visiting with Jason to read and visit with him since the injury, and the Tyler and Wilson families have become friends as well. The Wilsons also organized a community fundraiser in March that raised more than $10,000 for Jason. Thanks to Beth Wieder for giving us the heads up on the award. We're going to be in touch with the Wilsons this week. Here …