High School Students Soaring into AP Classes
August 28, 2017
Back to school:
Flag ceremony and first chapel Service
Six Sophomores and Juniors are stepping up in their independence this semester. Under the supervision of Guidance Counselor, Andy Sutton, parent volunteer, Leslie Rowland, and Technology Coordinator Taneshia Jenkins, the kids are participating in a self-driven course of Psychology through the Georgia Virtual School. DEA is introducing Advanced Placement (AP) courses in hopes of building technology skills that are required at colleges and universities across the nation.
Key benefits of taking AP courses include: competitiveness in admissions into universities, higher success in university classes, and the possibility of exempting college courses, all at no cost to DEA or to DEA students/families.
DEA is hoping to offer more courses and have more participation in upcoming semesters.
The 2017-2018 school year is off to a great start. To kick off the year, students gathered around the flag pole for a special time of honoring our country's flag.
Mr. Joey Singleton, a Veteran and one of our Upper School History teachers, taught students flag etiquette and led them in the pledge. He also instructed the children on the proper way to fold the flag.
Pastor Scott Riner, DEA's Bible teacher, opened our year in a beautiful prayer at the Flag Ceremony. Last week, Mr. Riner also led the first Lower School Chapel service of the year. Chapel services will be held on a weekly basis this year with different speakers from the community ministering to our children.
It is going to be a great year at the Academy. We are blessed with a wonderful staff and hard-working parent volunteers.
K5 Clowning Around
DEA is bringing back the School Store! Currently, students are taking turns operating the store during specified times throughout the day. As of now, the store is open before school, during break, and after school. Items available for purchase include snack food and drinks. In the near future, the store will be filled with school spirit items, shirts, and PE uniforms as well.
It is the hope that by students running the store, they will have an introduction to good business practices and develop better money management and customer service skills.
If you are interested in overseeing the School Store, please contact the DEA office. As always, thanks for the support!
wanted: volunteer parents or grandparents!
Volunteers that care about our students.
Mrs. Lamm and Mrs. Kristi's Kindergarten class started the year with a Circus unit. The children enjoy this unit so much! Aren't they the cutest little clowns ever?
JR Beta Announcement
Special thanks to IMPACT, our parent volunteer group, for purchasing new plush chairs for our students to enjoy in the Lower School Library. The kids sure have enjoyed kicking back and reading a good book!
Under the leadership of Laura Moore and Taneshia Jenkins, DEA is kicking off the 2017-2018 school year with a new club: 4-H! DEA's 4-H Club will fall under the blanket of Emanuel County 4-H Club and any student attending DEA in grades 5-12 can participate.
The purpose of 4-H is to open the door for young people to learn leadership skills and revolutionize how youth connect to practical, hands-on learning experiences outside the classroom. The mission of Georgia 4-H is to assist youth in acquiring knowledge, life skills, and attitudes that will enable students to become self-directing, productive and contributing members of society.
A large crowd of students showed up for the interest meeting. The first meeting will be September 7th: 5th and 6th graders (12:30-1:15) and 7-12th graders (1:15-2:00).
Reminder: Turn in enrollment forms to the Main Office as soon as possible.
All Jr. Beta invitation letters for the 2017-2018 school year have been sent home. Membership dues for 5th and 6th graders are due August 31st. DEA Jr. Beta Club is sponsored by Laura Moore.