Monday, April 29, 2013
Scott Jackson was the offensive coordinator last season for the Bulldogs.
When Scott Jackson was named Decatur’s new head football coach last week, it culminated a journey spanning seven schools in 15 seasons as an assistant, several of those spent with some of this state’s tactical masters. He’s been an offensive coordinator, defensive coordinator, secondary coach, running backs coach, coffee maker, go-fer, film breaker-downer and just about everything thing else one can do in a high school football capacity. Before that he played two years as a walk-on at the University of Georgia, where he graduated with an education degree in 1998. Now at age 38 he finally gets his first crack as head man, succeeding close friend Brad Waggoner, who went 5-5 in his only season at Decatur. Waggoner left last month to become …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Before you go to the Thursday meeting, check out the many documents now collected on the City Schools of Decatur website.
A master planning forum on Decatur school construction projects will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Renfroe Middle School. With enrollment growing rapidly, the school system wants to extensively renovate Decatur High and rebuild Renfroe Middle. The favored plan would cost about $58 million and require a bond referendum in November. If you want to ask informed questions, take time to study the master planning documents now collected in one spot on the City Schools of Decatur (CSD) website. The website has enrollment projections, presentations given to the school board, a schedule of forums and answers to frequently asked questions, such as: Questions can be submitted online or asked at the forums. Here's the schedule for forums. Renfroe …
David Custer was part of a team that made the climbs in Quito, Ecuador, Decatur High's 3Ten Convergence reports.
Decatur High School math teacher David Custer talks about his most recent mountain-climbing adventure to Ecuador in a recent posting on the school's 3ten Convergence publication. Custer ventured to Quito in February, where he and others in his group climbed three mountains. In the 3ten report, he describes the thrill and emotion of the journey. According to the article, Custer has been climbing since 2008.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
The public can offer comments at four of the master planning meetings.
The City Schools of Decatur will hold five meetings over the next two weeks to discuss growth plans for the school system. A few weeks ago the school board was set to vote on the first steps in a major renovation plan for Decatur High and Renfroe Middle, but postponed the vote the day before the meetings. Some residents complained on Patch and other online media about lack of chances for public input. Comments will be allowed at all meetings except the School Leadership Team meeting on Thursday, April 18. If the renovation plan is approved, a bond referendum would have to be held. This is the meeting schedule. Joint RMS/DHS School Leadership Team Work Session Renfroe Middle School Plan Decatur High School Plan School Superintendent Phyllis…
The Decatur High Close Up Club met Sens. Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson and U.S. Rep. John Lewis.
The Decatur High Close Up Club visited Sens. Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson and U.S. Rep. John Lewis during a visit to the capitol.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
More than 60 of the original 221 classmates will convene at the Avondale Estates Community Clubhouse this month over a barbeque dinner for a program to include entertainer Tommy Gurley singing hits of the 50s and 60s.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Jackson served last season as the offensive coordinator under Brad Waggoner, who recently left DHS for a job with Lumpkin High.
Scott Jackson, the offensive coordinator for the Decatur High football team, has been named head coach. Athletic Director Carter Wilson broke the news Monday night in an email. Jackson replaces Brad Waggoner, who led the Bulldogs for one season and recently resigned for a job in Lumpkin County in North Georgia. Jackson was on Waggoner's coach staff at Chattooga High School, also in North Georgia. Jackson and Waggoner have known each other for years and are good friends. Check back to Patch later for more information about the coaching change.
The Decatur High students will meet Georgia senators and congressmen during the visit.
The Decatur High Close Up Club is making its annual visit to Washington, D.C. Chris Billingsley, a retired teacher who is still involved with the club, sent this photo and description of activities. The Decatur High School Close Up Club arrived in Washington, D.C., this afternoon [Sunday] and spent time at Arlington Cemetery, paying respects at the grave of DHS grad Harry Edwards, seeing a wreath ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns, and visiting the gravesite of John F. Kennedy. Chris Curtis, DHS Social Studies teacher, is leading the group in a week-long citizenship training program. The students will be meeting Georgia senators and other members or Congress, national policy leaders, and lay a wreath at the WWII memorial on Friday in …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
The Decatur High students plan to lay a wreath at the national World War II Memorial this month during the club's annual trip to Washington, DC.
The Decatur High Close Up Club will visit Washington, D.C., this month and plans to lay a wreath at the World War II memorial in honor of the 35 Decatur residents known to have died during that war. Chris Billingsley, the retired DHS teacher who is still involved with the club, said students are seeking information about the war dead. If you know anything about these names, please contact Billingsley at email@example.com. The list includes the name, the high school class if known and other details. 1. John Daniels. 1935. 2. Roy K. Duffee. 1935. Buried in the Decatur Cemetery, "1Lieut. Air Corps." 3. Benjamin K. Duke. 1935. Buried in Decatur Cemetery, "Benjamin F. Duke." 4. Robert J. Rogers Jr. 1935. 5. Edward H. Still. 1935. 6. Moses G. …
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Decatur High students did yard work for residents on Saturday.
Saturday, April 6
Chris Billingsley retired from Decatur High last year but he's still involved with the school Close Up Club. He sent this photo and writeup on Saturday. Decatur High School Close Up Club member Tori Terrell participated in the "Spring Clean" service project today. Tori and others did yard work for Decatur homeowners like Mrs. Clyde McCarty, who later shared her family's interesting history. Mrs. McCarty's great uncle, private Joseph Marable, was the final flag bearer for the 11th Mississippi Regiment at the Battle of Gettysburg (seen in the painting "Imperishable Glory" by Dale Gallon in background frame). The DHS Close Up Club will be able to lay a wreath at the national World War II Memorial in Washington DC on April 19 in honor of the …