Friday, April 19, 2013
Cross Country club rallies in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings.
The Livsey Cross Country club showed its support for the people of Boston this week. More than 90 Livsey Elementary School students are involved in the Cross Country club. They are known as the Livsey Leopards and the club is run by parent and teacher volunteers. The Leopards have been active at Livsey since 2009. For the past three years, Livsey runners have participated in the Tucker Road Race, winning the award for highest group participation each year, as well as several age group awards. Coverage of the tragedy from some of our Patch sites in the Boston area: This video account from an eyewitness, from Local Editor Bret Silverberg An article by Local Editor Becca Manning pointed residents to the Red Cross ‘Safe and Well’ site …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Parents were agitated as neither the Regional Superintendent nor board members appeared to have answers.
The Tucker Parent Council (TPC) met Monday, only hours after the release of the report from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), the division of AdvancED responsible for the accreditation of schools in the South. There were approximately 25 parents and community members at the meeting held at Midvale Elementary School, just off LaVista Road in Tucker. Most of those in attendance represented Livsey Elementary School. The TPC's guest was Cynthia Brictson, Region II Superintendent for DeKalb County Schools. Also present were Marshall Orson and Jim McMahan, two of the three incoming board members who are scheduled to take their posts Jan. 7, 2013. Brictson mainly took notes and made offers to carry the sentiment of the …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Some schools in Tucker would be severely affected by the plan.
Parents in Tucker are reeling from a surprise list of proposals by the DeKalb County Board of Education that would strongly impact several area schools. The board convenes again this Thursday, Dec. 6, to continue deliberations on the subject. Below is part of a draft containing details of the proposals: Proposed Org: Region 2 (Druid Hills, Lakeside, Tucker) • Action 2.1: – Tear down Fernbank ES (578 seats) & rebuild as a 900 seat school* (+322 seats) opening in 2015-2016 SY – Adjust boundaries for efficiency in enrollment at elementary schools in the Druid Hill cluster effective 2015-2016 SY • Action 2.2: – Tear down Pleasantdale ES (689 seats) & rebuild as a 900 seat school* (+211 seats) opening in 2018-2019 SY – Adjust boundaries for …
Friday, September 28, 2012
Dr. Melanie Castelle will be the new principal at Coralwood.
Parents of children at Livsey Elementary in Tucker received a surprise letter Thursday announcing that principal Melanie Castelle is leaving the school this week to take a position at Coralwood School and Diagnostic Center in Decatur. The letter was written by Cynthia Brixton, Region II Superintendent, informing parents of the change and letting them know that they could call her at 678-676-1105 with any questions. "Because Dr. Castelle has a very strong special education background, she has been reassigned to Coralwood as principal beginning Monday," parent Michelle Penkava told Patch. "They have been looking for a principal there, and Dr. Castelle has extensive background with special needs children, so she will be a great fit," …
Monday, August 27, 2012
A portion of proceeds on Monday go to Livsey Elementary.
Monday, August 27, 2012
Gather your friends and family, take a night off from cooking, and show your Livsey spirit by eating at Shorty's Tucker location. Come in (or take out) anytime on Monday, Aug. 27, and Shorty's will donate a percentage of their entire day's business to the Livsey PTO. Study the menu now- there's a lot of great stuff beyond their thin crust pizza, including wood-fired grilled items and a full bar. For more information visit the Shorty's web site. We're looking forward to seeing you there!
Friday, March 30, 2012
Suspicious behavior outside the school on Livsey Road prompts a call to law enforcement.
Police were called to Livsey Elementary School in Tucker this morning after a man was seen loitering outside the entrance, according to a statement released by the PTA. The man, whose identity is being withheld, was seen around 8 a.m. approaching parents as they dropped off their children and also went to the door of at least one home directly across from the school. "This individual's presumed intent was to ask for money," the statement said, adding that no parent or child was specifically threatened or harmed in the incident. Two DeKalb County police cruisers were dispatched to Livsey Road to investigate, and the man was taken for questioning. The statement, signed by PTA Co-Presidents Kathy Hufford and Heather Leo as well as Principal …
Monday, March 26, 2012
Early registration ends this week for Livsey Elementary's Amazing Race.
This Friday, March 30, is your last chance to register at a lower rate for the Amazing Livsey Elementary Race in Tucker. The 3.4 mile race starts at 9 a.m. at Livsey on Saturday, April 21, according to the DeKalb County Schools website. If you register by Friday, the cost is $5 per person with a $25 maximum for families. After that, the fee rises to $7 per person with a $30 family maximun. The site describes the event as follows: The Amazing Livsey Elementary Race in Tucker (ALERT) is a race that will raise nutrition awareness and promote an active lifestyle. Parent and student teams will accomplish tasks, face challenges, and get clues while increasing their knowledge about health and wellness in order to complete the race. Just like the …
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Holcomb will speak at Livsey Elementary School today.
Representative Scott Holcomb will hold a town hall meeting this evening to cover an overall recap of this legislative session, according to the Georgia House Democratic Caucus. Holcomb will also to offer an overview of legislation that has passed the House so far. The meeting will take place in the Media Center at Livsey Elementary School in Tucker, starting at 7 p.m. “It is important that I hear from you to discuss and hear feedback on key legislation and end of session information," said Rep. Holcomb. "I very much enjoy meeting with constituents, so I can listen to their views and become better informed about my district’s priorities on legislation.”
Monday, November 7, 2011
Dr. Cheryl Atkinson issues a mission and philosophy statement, and visits Tucker next week.
Monday, November 7, 2011
The DeKalb County Board of Education has unanimously approved a Theory of Action for Change for DeKalb Schools, a mission and philosophy statement that outlines how the new School System administration plans to improve student success in every part of the school district. The Theory of Action for Change calls for creating a culture of accountability among School System leadership and employees; pledges to put more authority in the hands of principals who achieve, while offering more support and guidance for schools that need improvement; and outlines finding new and creative ways to recognize and compensate teachers. The Theory of Action for Change also creates a framework to build a new district-wide curriculum; provide more transparency …