Male Empowerment and Girls Rock at Deerwood Academy!

During APS' College and Career Motivation week,  Deerwood Academy invited professionals from throughout the metro Atlanta area into the school to speak to students about the importance of education, discipline, and how actions and decisions can impact their future careers. The purpose of the College and Career Motivation Week is to encourage and inspire students to... Continue Reading →

State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge Visits Deerwood Academy

State, community and business leaders visited APS schools and participated in Georgia Pre-K Week 2013, a weeklong celebration of Georgia’s Pre-K Program, during the month of October. Commemorating Georgia Pre-K Week, State Superintendent Dr. John Barge read to a group of bright-eyed 4-year-olds at Deerwood Academy. The purpose of the week, from September 30 to... Continue Reading →

Football, Fun, & Fans at Therrell Cluster Night 2013

Students, teachers and parents enjoyed a Saturday night filled with touchdowns, cheers, music, and more at the Therrell High School Cluster Football Night. Guests enjoyed a great game of football as Therrell High School competed against North Druid Hills High. The schools of the Therrell Cluster include Therrell High School, Bunche Middle School, Continental Colony... Continue Reading →

Student Spotlight of the Week

Name: Ashley Dungey Grade: 5th Grade School: Deerwood Academy Ashley Dungey is currently a 5th grader in Dr. Huff’s class at Deerwood Academy. In addition to being a star student, Ashley enjoys drawing, writing, reading, and learning about new and innovative technology. But, what truly sets Ashley apart is her desire to give to others. She has a true understanding of the meaning... Continue Reading →

Deerwood Academy Teacher Honored as ‘Symetra Hero in the Classroom’

Symetra, SunTrust and the Atlanta Falcons recently honored Deerwood Academy teacher Rodrick Taplin as a “Symetra Hero in the Classroom” during a surprise school assembly. Coach Taplin serves as a Physical Education instructor at Deerwood.  Taplin's colleague, Aleah Brown, nominated him for the Symetra Heroes in the Classroom® award. “Coach Rodrick Taplin has a genuine concern for the... Continue Reading →

APS teacher Joycelyn McCulley discusses her work at the Math & Science District Focused Professional Learning workshop

We had a blast out at the Math & Science District Focused Professional Learning workshop that began today and concludes Thursday at the Georgia World Congress Center. Here we had a chance to meet Deerwood Academy fourth-grade teacher Joycelyn McCulley, who explained the seminar she delivered to her peers on the Georgia Performance Standards curriculum... Continue Reading →

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