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Come See the Wiz!
DSA’s Production of “The Wiz” opens tonight and runs through April 1! Join Dorothy and friends as they ease on down the road to the Emerald City to see the Wiz. You can buy tickets HERE.
DSA Once Again Named AP Honor School
Once again DSA has been named an Advanced Placement Honor School by the Georgia Department of Education in the three categories it was eligible to excel in.  The categories are: AP Access and Support, AP Challenge (the only one in DCSD), and we are once again an AP School of Distinction.  Congratulations DSA students!
Congratulations to Our STAR Student and Teacher!
On February 10, DSA’s STAR Student Stephanie Vaughn and STAR Teacher Ms. Galatioto-Ruff were honored at a luncheon hosted by the Rotary Club of Decatur. Stephanie was able to share her future plans, hobbies, and reasons for choosing Ms. G-Ruff with the other winners from DeKalb County. Congrats to both!  
Visual Arts Students Take Top Honors
DSA Visual Arts students took top honors at the 2023 National Art Honor Society Leadership Conference at Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville, Jan. 21 - 22. Our NAHS students won monetary scholarships awarded by the Georgia Art Education Association (GAEA), participated in workshops they'll bring back to our local chapter, and won the sidewalk chalk challenge with our new fire ant mascot design by Aaralyn Ellison. The team got first dibs on a mural to take home, a bag of goodies from SCAD, and a gift card for a bunch of Dominos pizzas! 
Best of Show in NAHS Electronic Pin-Up Show: Lindsay Torres 
1st Place GAEA Portfolio Scholarship: Ella Kemmerly 
2nd Place GAEA Portfolio Scholarship: Ella Shiver 
Sidewalk Chalk Champions: Sophia Ocfemia, Sean-Thomas Whitlock, Lindsay Torres, Ella Shiver and Ella Kemmerly
New Orchestra Teacher
Welcome to Mr. Jonathan Carmack, our new orchestra teacher!  Mr. Carmack moved up here from Savannah and has been teaching for twelve years.  He looks forward to helping our students receive superiors in LGPE and sending them to All State.  Mr. Carmack also enjoys playing the violin and French horn when not teaching.  Be sure to drop in and say hi and make him feel welcome!
Senior Yard Signs
Seniors!  It's time to order your yard sign!  The early bird special before February 28th is $35.00, and after it is $40.00.  All orders must be placed before April 14th.  You can find the order form HERE.
Order Your Yearbook Today!
Hey DSA! Please be sure to purchase a yearbook today! The deadline to order a book ahead of time and guarantee you’ll have one at the end of the school year is this upcoming Tuesday, January 24th.   You can order your yearbook HERE.  
Connecting to Canvas for Parents
Parents, if you need help connecting to Canvas, you can find instructions HERE.
22-23 Bell Schedules
Here are the bell schedules for the 22/23 school year.  Please note that we will regularly have advisory (shown as homeroom on your class schedule) on Wednesday only this year, so we have a Wednesday schedule, and a schedule for the other four days.  AM and PM activity schedules are also shown here.  Schedules for the first week of school will be: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday--AM Activity Schedule.  Wednesday--Wednesday Schedule and Friday--PM Activity Schedule.

Students should report to their homeroom first thing on Monday Morning.  Note that the school day is 8:10-3:10 this year. See you all Monday at 8:10!
Satellite Bus Schedule
If your student needs transportation to DSA, there are two shuttle busses to DSA, one leaving from Lakewood High School, and one from Memorial Drive.  You can find the schedule HERE.