John Denine, Executive Director of Center and Study of Independent Education (CASIE) presented on IB Programs in Georgia’s education sector (above photo), DCSD Regional Superintendent Trenton Arnold spoke about the next SPLOST the new Smoke Rise ES building plans and its impact on potential redistricting, a ground swell of support is growing for Idlewood ES, Ashley Little introduced the Tucker Education Foundation, and much more was discussed at Midvale Elementary. (Photo Credit: Matt Holmes)
Regional Superintendent Trenton Arnold presented the current status and process for the new Smoke Rise Elementary School build at last week’s community meeting. Click through to the article to access the presentation.
Tonight’s meeting included 1st semester highlights from our Tucker Cluster Principals, information about the Positive Behavior Incentive and Supports Program (PBIS) being implemented at Tucker Middle School, access to 2 opportunities to help our schools through the STEM programs, QBE information as presented by our Regional Superintendent Trenton Arnold, as well as information from our newly elected District 4 Board Member, Allyson Gevertz.
Tucker High School: Presentations that evening also included Julie Todd, THS STEM Coordinator who in turn introduced James Bunting, a senior in the STEM program, Technology Student Association (TSA) President and a Chief Science Officer (CSO) at THS, a PowerPoint presentation by THS Parent Liaison Presentation by Lisa Humphrey, a communications presentation by City of Tucker’s Communications Team, Matt Holmes and Sonja Szubski, and our representatives from DeKalb County School District.
With about 25 people in attendance, including 6 Tucker Cluster Principals and 2 Assistant Principals, our Regional Superintendent, our School Board Representative, and our School Board Representative Elect, topics covered included TMS accomplishments, Easy Money opportunities, introduction of the new TCC website, STEM database presentation, Principal Reports, updates from DCSD Representatives and more.
Tucker’s schools are enjoying a renaissance. Several of the Tucker Cluster schools have gained STEM and/or IB certification, CCRPI scores are routinely meeting or exceeding state averages and Tucker High School’s graduation rate is now routinely among the highest in DeKalb County.
The Tucker Cluster Council (formerly known as “The Cluster Alliance of Tucker”) held this month’s meeting at Midvale Elementary School. Topics included best practices, and a lively exercise addressing the Cluster’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats – SWOT – analysis.