Under the guidance of teacher sponsor Mandy Moore, a Chess Club has begun at DEA! With the support of parent, Erin Youmans, and computer teacher, Taneshia Jenkins, the children are off to a great start. The plan is for the group to meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 am. On Thursdays the children will receive instruction from Mr. Jay Youngblood and on Tuesdays they will have independent chess time on the computers in the computer lab.
By bringing Chess Club to DEA, the children are able to improve their problem solving skills and exercise their brains! The club also creates more opportunities for children to get involved in an extra activity at DEA. The goal is for the club to participate in some upcoming local tournaments.
It's not too late to join!
Volume 5 | Issue 2 | 2017
DEA's Junior class is sponsoring a community-wide blood drive! Make plans to come!
Give blood, save a life!
Juniors host blood drive
Need DEA spirit wear for an upcoming game, pep rally, or DEA spirit day?
There are still several more DEA short sleeve shirts available in the front office!
Stop by today and get one before they are all gone!
Don't Miss out!
Two weeks ago, what has been declared one of the largest natural disasters in US history, Hurricane Harvey nailed Texas. Here is Hurricane Harvey by the numbers:
- It is estimated that 19 million gallons of rainwater fell on Texas since the beginning of the storm.
- 6 million people saw rainfall greater than 30 inches and in some areas up to 51 inches- more than any tropical storm or hurricane in history.
- More than a years worth of rainfall fell in five days time.
- The Red Cross displaced more than 17,000 people into shelters.
- 215,000 students did not have a school to go to. Houston is the 7th largest school district in the nation.
- 58 Texas counties are declared disaster areas.
- Total figures are unknown at this time, but this hurricane has the potential of being the costliest America has ever seen.
It is times like these that our country and communities must pull together to assist families in need. DEA pulled together with East Georgia State College in an effort for our families to help victims of this terrible crisis.
Pictured Below: The DEA student body assisted Miss East Georgia State College, Miley Keyton, in her effort to collect items for the hurricane victims in Texas. A total of 463 items were collected and donated. Special thanks to Miss Karen Collins' 10th grade class for leading in our school-wide effort. Congratulations to Mrs. Cheryl Canady's 4th grade class on winning an ice cream party. Their class brought in 81 items!
DEA supports Texas
The athletic year is off to a great start! Special thanks to the cheerleaders and volunteers that helped make the summer Booster Club membership drive such a success! The sports programs (pictured above right) are ready and available for purchase at DEA's home varsity football games. Make sure you grab one!
Booster Club would also like to thank Custom Furniture and Flooring of Swainsboro for the new floors installed in the gym bleacher walkways (pictured above left). Also, special thanks to our parent volunteers who re-painted the press box in the gymnasium (pictured center above).
As always, thanks for the support!
The 10th grade Art Class, led by Mrs. Gail Ward, was given a fun task! They had to come up with a design board for decorating the Art Room. They picked paint colors, designed the room layout, and attached pictures of inspiration pieces. Part of their grade was also to tell the class why they chose their color schemes and layout.
Maci Nease had the winning design board idea. is how the Art Room will be painted for the year! What a fun idea!
The ladies of Farm Bureau know how to make learning FUN! They have made several visits to DEA already this year.
In first grade, Mrs. Dana Durden's class has been learning about plants. In one visit the ladies helped the kids make "garden gloves." In each finger of the glove, students planted a different seed. On the ladies next visit, the children learned all about peanuts- including eating yummy peanut butter cookies!
Mrs. Amy Walden's K4 class has been learning about the farm. To enhance the lesson, the Farm Bureau ladies taught the children how to make butter!
A special THANK YOU to the ladies of Farm Bureau!
Booster club news
The volunteer ladies
of Farm Bureau
10th grade art