|Dunleith Hosts Strongman –
Budd Jeffries, May 16
Dunleith Elementary students were entertained by Strongman, Bud Jeffries. Bud spoke to third, fourth and fifth grade students about the importance of reading, and he performed several amazing physical feats including bending a nail with his bare hands; lifting a teacher above his head with one arm; and dropping a bowling ball on his stomach from 8 feet above him. Wow!
Teach For A Day, May 9
Dunleith Elementary fifth graders became Teachers for a Day as they assisted Kindergarten students with research. Using iPads, Kindergarten students researched various animals they’d been assigned as preparation for writing a research paper.
Dunleith Marietta Reads! Read-A-Thon Winner, May 8
Dunleith Elementary student Ty, was awarded an iPad for meeting and exceeding his Marietta Reads! Read-A-Thon fundraising program goals. Ty read over 100 hours and collected pledges totaling $2121.
Dunleith Celebrates Georgia
STEM Day, May 3
Dunleith Elementary students celebrated Georgia STEM day with fun classroom lessons focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Fifth graders learned from Exxon Mobil engineers based in New Jersey via Skype. The engineers discussed their patents and the new types of energies that may be used in the future. Other students participated in a rocket launching contest to test the rockets they had constructed by launching marshmallows the furthest.
Dunleith Hosts CRCT Pep Rally, April 16
Dunleith Elementary third, fourth, and fifth grade students celebrated their upcoming Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) with a pep rally led by Gutsy the Flying Fox. Students were reminded of the importance of taking their time and doing their best on the test.
Dunleith Visits High Museum, March 22
Dunleith Elementary fifth graders recently visited the High Museum of Art to see the Frida Kahlo/Diego Rivera Exhibit. Frida & Diego: Passion, Politics and Drawing featured more than 120 paintings and drawings and included an important group of photographs by artists who captured the couple's shared passion for each other and for Mexico's revolutionary culture during the 1920's and 1930's. The educational field trip was made possible through a grant awarded to Dunleith to send their entire fifth grade class to see the exhibit free of charge.
Dunleith Living Black History Museum, Feb. 15
Dunleith Elementary fifth graders recently brought history to life by creating a Living Black History Museum. Students researched African-American historical figures to present in the museum and prepared speeches to share with other students school wide.
Dunleith Tree Planting Honors Arbor Day, Feb. 15
Dunleith Elementary kindergartners, with the help of the Georgia Forestry Commission and Keep Marietta Beautiful, recently planted a cherry tree in honor of Arbor Day. The tree was planted in the front of the school as part of a learning activity focused on the importance of trees to the environment.
|Rotary Visits Dunleith - Supports Literacy, Feb. 8
Members of the Rotary Club of Marietta recently visited Dunleith Elementary in support of Marietta Reads! During their visit, Rotarians read Take the Lead George Washington to second graders. Each class received its own copy of the book for the classroom library.
Dunleith Studies African Animals, Feb. 1
Dunleith Elementary kindergarten and first grade students recently enjoyed learning about animals from Africa. They studied their various habitats, camouflage, and diets. Some lucky Dunleith Dolphins were even able to feed and pet African animals.
Dunleith Role Reversal Day, Jan. 23
Dunleith Elementary students recently dressed as business professionals, and school staff members dressed in school uniforms as part of Role Reversal Day. Sponsored by the Jr. Beta Club, Role Reversal Day served as a fundraising endeavor to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Dunleith Title I Family Reading
Night, Jan. 9
Dunleith Elementary will host Title I Family Reading Night, Weds., Jan. 9, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. Parents will learn about the new Common Core Curriculum and changes in the school’s reading program. Parents can also sign up to receive updates concerning their child’s reading progress through the Renaissance Reading program. Join us for food, facts, and fun!
Chef Willis Treats Dunleith Palate, Dec. 6
Chef Virginia Willis recently visited Dunleith Elementary 3rd and 4th graders and presented them with an array of fall vegetables thanks to the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable grant awarded to the school this year. Students enjoyed Chef Willis’s recipe for sweet potato fries. Chef Willis has been featured on the Food Network and has authored various recipe books, includingBon Appétit, Y'all: Recipes and Stories from Three Generations of Southern Cooking (Ten Speed Press).
Dunleith Junior Achievement Day, Nov. 9
Dunleith Elementary recently hosted Junior Achievement (JA) Day. More than 40 volunteers representing four local businesses spent the morning teaching Kindergarten through Fifth grade students about communities, government, and economics.
Dunleith Family Fun Night, Nov. 7
Dunleith Elementary recently held Family Fun Night at Zaxby's! Everyone attending had a good time, and enjoyed a performance by the Dazzling Dolphin chorus. Thanks to all for your support of this fundrasing activity.
Dunleith Fall Festival, Oct. 26
Dunleith Elementary recently held its Fall Festival and students enjoyed various activities including bounce houses and sack races. Dunleith Partner in Education“Elf on the Shelf” supplied 600 cupcakes for all the students to enjoy as part of the cake walk.
Elementary Students/Teachers Perform GMEA District XII Chorus, Oct. 25
A. L. Burruss Elementary, Dunleith Elementary, Lockheed ElementaryandWest Side Elementary students recently performed with the Georgia Music Educators Association (GMEA) District XII Elementary Honor Chorus. Eight students from schools in Cobb County, Marietta City Schools (MCS) and several Private schools were invited to send their best singers to perform in a choir of 326! MCS teachers Dell Alford, Liz Carroll, Gene Howell and Kristin Runnion also performed.
|Dunleith Visits Atlanta Hawks NBA/WNBA FIT Clinic, Oct. 9
Dunleith Elementary 4th and 5th graders attending the SCANA Energy-sponsored Homework Center recently participated in the NBA/WNBA FIT clinic hosted by the Atlanta Hawks and Atlanta Hawk’s cheerleaders. NBA/WNBA FIT is the league’s comprehensive health and wellness program that encourages physical activity and healthy living for children and families.
Dunleith Hosts Olympic Family Fun Night, Sept. 21
Dunleith Elementary families gathered recently to enjoy their first annual Olympic Family Fun Night. Everyone engaged in a variety of physically challenging activities including multiple bounce houses and a rock climbing wall.
Employee of the Month
Theresa Dell-Ross, a Mathematics Teacher at Dunleith Elementary, was named the September 2012 Employee of the Month. Theresa trains teachers and students on instructional strategies, assessments and technology, and she has been instrumental in Dunleith’s efforts to increase student’s mathematics scores. She chairs the Math committee and distributes math resources and materials to classrooms as well as provides support to students in grades 1-5.
Dunleith Celebrates Grandparents,
Dunleith Elementary recently honored grandparents. More than 80 grandparents and their “grand” students attended a luncheon at the school to celebrate back-to-school.
“Pete the Cat” Author Visits Dunleith, Sept. 14
Dunleith Elementary students recently enjoyed a visit from Eric Litwin, best-selling author of Pete the Cat. Students moved and grooved along with the harmonica and guitar musical storytelling that makes Eric Litwin’s stories so entertaining.
Dunleith United Way Summer Camp, June 11-14, 18-21; July 9-12, 16-19
Over eighty students attended the four week United Way Summer Preview Camp at Dunleith Elementary. Rising first through third grade students applied their reading skills in preparation for the upcoming school year, and worked individually and in small groups with school reading specialists and teachers to prepare for the new Georgia Common Core Curriculum. The United Way grant-sponsored event also included parent and teacher support. Each week parents participated in reading strategy sessions. Students received books, book bags and basic school supplies as part of the summer camp experience.
Dunleith Inquiring Minds @Work, Aug. 15
Dunleith Elementary fourth graders recently worked on new Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and created models using limited resources. Students sketched models, created the structures, recorded their plans and observations, and built and tested the structures. The new Common Core curriculum focuses on the use of inquiry in the classroom.