International Community School Learns About Elections

Students at the International Community School held a rally to encourage voter registration. Then they voted.


Students at the International Community School -- now located in the old Medlock Elementary outside Decatur -- are learning about elections. The school sent this information about recent student activities.

The International Community School students held a rally outside their school Oct. 9 to encourage unregistered citizens to register to vote on the very last day of voter registration.

 Fourth grade students at the International Community School in DeKalb County are taking the right of citizens to vote in elections very seriously. In fact, two days after the rally, they turned advocacy into action by conducting a special ICS Election.  Three questions were on the ballot, all of great interest to the student body at ICS:

  • Do you prefer cold or hot lunches?
  • Would you prefer to be seated by grade or by homeroom at lunch?
  • Do you prefer white milk or chocolate milk?

When a member of the ICS staff stopped by to see what was happening, fourth-grade poll worker Joshua Dawkins was quick to explain that the “real” election will be taking place in November.

The International Community School is a K-5 Charter and International Baccalaureate World School, advancing the promise of America by cultivating voice, courage and hope in refugee, immigrant and local children in DeKalb County.


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