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Rockdale Students Create Petition to Reconsider Winter Make-Up Days

Rockdale Students Create Petition to Reconsider Winter Make-Up Days

A group of Rockdale students have started a petition to ask the Board of Education of Rockdale to reconsider its decision to take it's February Break away. This is the petition website: http://www.petitiononline.com/mod_perl/signed.cgi?break20 .

It has 347 signatures.

Also, students were informed last week if we miss the break due to a vacation it would be without penalty. Today, they found out the absences will count as unexcused.

Students are merely asking the county to reconsider its decision and allow us to have more public input then we did. Thank you for your time.

Teaching Tolerance's Mix It Up at Lunch Program, Novemebr 9th

Tomorrow, November 9th, at select schools across the Atlanta area, students will participate in Teaching Tolerance's Mix It Up program. This program is a national campaign that helps K-12 teachers develop inclusive school communities. 

According to the Mix It Up program, students thrive, both socially and academically, in schools that are inclusive. Yet, for far too many students, schools are hotbeds of exclusion. Social scientists have long maintained that contact between diverse groups helps alleviate tensions and reduce prejudice.

Salem Middle School Students Commemorate National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Today at 7:30 p.m., Salem Middle School students in DeKalb County will hold a candlelight vigil and dedication ceremony in honor of a 12-year paraprofessional at Salem who passed away from breast cancer on July 4, 2010.

Students will take part in this demonstration to commemorate National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Salem Middle School teachers, students and parents, as well as members of the paraprofessional’s family (including her daughter, who attends Salem Middle School) will dedicate a memorial bench on the school grounds in her honor as part of the ceremony.

The candlelight vigil and dedication will take place Thursday, Oct. 21, at 7:30 p.m. at Salem Middle School, 5333 Salem Road, Lithonia, Ga., 30058.

Rockdale County Superintendent To Recieve Leadership Grant

Rockdale County Public Schools have been awarded the $40,000 Leading for Learning: Sybil Yastrow Superintendent Grant from the Impacting the Future Now Foundation (IFN). With this grant Superintendant Dr.

RCPS Achieves Adequate Yearly Progress for Fifth Consecutive Year!

The Rockdale County public school system has met the state and federal requirements for Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) for the fifth consecutive year! Furthermore, 100% of the schools within the district achieved AYP. Congratulations students, teachers, administrators, parents and staff!