We are Cross Keys Video


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Public Meeting on Staff Recommended Redistricting Plan to Address

Cross Keys Cluster Overcrowding

DeKalb County School District will be holding its final public meeting to present a staff recommended redistricting plan to address overcrowding in the Cross Keys Cluster on Thursday, February 11th 2016 at 6:00 pm - Cross Keys High School (1626 N. Druid Hills Road NE Atlanta, GA 30319).

The community will have an opportunity to view the staff recommended plan and provide feedback on the proposed plan at this meeting. The potentially affected schools include Briar Vista ES, Cary Reynolds ES, Chamblee HS, Cross Keys HS, Dresden ES, Fernbank ES, Montclair ES, and Woodward ES. The staff recommended plan will be posted on the website by noon Thursday, February 11th at http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/www/redistricting/.

Redistricting Public Meetings on Redistricting Options to Address Cross Keys Cluster Overcrowding. DeKalb County School District will be holding three (3) public ...

Public comments on this plan will be open on February 11th through February 18th 11:59 pm. The input from this meeting and comment period will be provided to the Superintendent for his recommendation for Board approval at March 7th, 2016 Board Meeting.

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Cross Keys SkillsUSA 2016 Community Service Theme!

Cross Keys SkillsUSA Chapter has chosen the theme “HEART” - Helping Everyone Around Rough Times, for their Community Service Project. The Chapter has decided to feed the homeless at the Atlanta Mission. Atlanta Mission meets each person where they are, in their unique circumstances, to provide customized services to help them overcome the cause of their homelessness. It’s vision is to end homelessness . . . one person at a time.

Cross Keys SkillsUSA Chapter is partnering with the Atlanta Mission to provide hot meals and snack bags for those that are homeless.

The Chapter has begun by having a school-wide pledge campaign to end homelessness. The first feeding of the homeless will be on February 20, 2016. During this time Jasmine Hernández, Jackie Morales, and Delia Mendez will participate in this endeavor. Delia stated that “feeding the homeless is touching to my heart.”

Below Jackie signs the school-wide pledge to end homelessness.



Georgia Parent School Survey

Parents of public school students in Georgia are asked to complete an annual survey on the climate of their children’s schools. Parents may complete the survey using their personal computer, smartphones or tablet. This data will be used by the state as a part of the calculation of the individual school’s CCRPI School Climate Star Rating.

Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis. Individual data results from the Georgia Parent Survey will not be available to the public and will not be posted online. The survey link for the Georgia Parent Survey is posted below. The survey closes February 26, 2016.

(Parent/Padre) Georgia Parent School Survey:


National SkillsUSA Visits Cross Keys
On November 5, 2015 SkillsUSA National Office  visited the Cross Keys SkillsUSA Chapter and members. Cross Keys was named one of 24 schools as a Model of Excellence Chapter. The Purpose of the trip included Videographer, Bryce Doeschot capturing sound bites and images as Kelly Horton interviewed students and advisors. Videographer, Tom Kercheval was on hand to capture sound bites and images related to chapter meetings and program of work functions. These images will be used in the “What is SkillsUSA?” Membership kit kick off video and any other related videos.

Chapter members were responsible for role modeling of chapter meeting experiences – committee meeting, planning, officers talking to a group of members. Gayle Silvey worked with members to position them in a lot of different chapter related settings. President, Fernando Flores stated that this was an honor to have the National Office in our school. Delia Mendez summed the experience by stating, “SkillsUSA is Life.” The theme for 2016-2017 is SkillsUSA: Champions at Work, Preparing America’s Skilled Workforce. The sound bites and images will be centered around the theme for next year so that they are highlighted on the high school kick off video.

SkillsUSA volunteers at Habitat for Humanity Restore
Cross Keys SkillsUSA members spent their Saturdays November 7 and 14,  2015 at the Doraville Habitat for Humanity Restore assisting in getting the store prepared for its grand opening.  Habitat for Humanity ReStores are nonprofit home improvement stores and donation centers that sell new and gently used furniture, appliances, home accessories, building materials and more to the public at a fraction of the retail price.  Fernando Flores stated that “this was manual labor but it also was labor from the heart for us.  We want to make sure that we can help someone else.”  SkillsUSA members moved furniture from a school to the store for six hours.  Kelvin Gonzalez, Jesse Barrita and Roberto Sagredo agreed that they must have lifted over a ton of furniture during the day.  
Cross Keys salutes Veterans at the Atria Senior Facility
Cross Keys SkillsUSA continues its partnership with Atria Senior Living Facility by assisting in recognizing the veterans  on November 11, 2015 at the Facility.  The JROTC Color Guard, Randy Jimenez and others, presented the colors.  They were dressed in their military attire for the occasion. SkillsUSA member, Jose Para, asked the veterans questions, such as; “What did being a part of the Armed Services teach you?”  Juan Dominguez asked, “What is one thing you think the world should understand about Armed Services?”  This was most impressive as veterans told the students about their military experiences.  
Region 1 Title 1 Parent Conference
Cross Keys Hosted the Region 1 Title 1 Parent Conference on Friday November 6, 2015. The Region 1 Title I Parent Conference is designed to provide parents an opportunity to become engaged in their children’s education. Every opportunity we can provide to strengthen family engagement makes us a better school district. Thank you to all the parents who attended the parent conference.
We look forward to another successful conference.   Title1       title 1
Conversation with Superintendent

Georgia Parent Survey: Encuesta del departamento de educación de Georgia


On the Scene with Dr. Green ... A conversation with your Superintendent Dr. R. Stephen Green
Our new Superintendent, Dr. R. Stephen Green will hold conversations with the community throughout the school year on the following dates at various venues throughout the county:

  • November 19, 2015 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Chamblee High School
  • January 21, 2016 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Columbia High School
  • March 29, 2016 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm at the NEW Fernbank Elementary
  • April 12, 2016 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Lithonia High School
Student Dress Code Policy

The atmosphere of a school must be conducive to learning. Our school uniform reflects that atmosphere and it indicates that the wearer possesses the intellectual moral character necessary to be a member of an outstanding student body.   
District Events
Curriculum Audit: Parent Surveys
Thu Feb 11 2016
to Thu Feb 18 2016
Upcoming Events
Thrive Meetings -  Mentoring Program
Tuesday February 16 and 23,  2016
School Closed - Presidents Day
February 12 - 15, 2016 
Parent Teacher Conference
Tuesday February 16, 2016
PTA Meeting
Wednesday February 17, 2016
Community Health Fair
Thursday February 25, 2016 
Career Day
Thursday March 10, 2016 
College Fair 
Tuesday March 15, 2016
9:00 am to 1:00 pm 
Coffee and Conversations with the Principal
Thursday February 25, 2016 @ 8:30 
Thursday March 31, 2016
Health Fair 
Thursday April 21,  2016
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