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Administration Holds Down the Fort During Summer Months

By Camille Crumbley At the end of the year, students leave Chamblee High School and spend just over two months away from school. Little do they, the administration stays behind to prepare for the following school year. Administration work four day week and ten hour days during the summer. “We do have modified school hours […]

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School year starts August 7

The first day of the 2017-2018 school year is Monday, August 7, but Chamblee Charter High School is holding open house this Thursday, August 3. It is suggested that ninth graders and their parents or guardians attend between 8:00 and 11:30 a.m. to find out what they need to know about the first days of […]

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Hats Off to 2017’s Vals and Sals

By Alice Bai Every year, Chamblee crowns a valedictorian and salutatorian from both the resident and the magnet programs. The titles go to the two students with the highest and second highest grade point averages in their class, respectively. The Blue & Gold caught up with this year’s vals and sals to get to know […]

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First-time Competitor Places Fourth in Atlanta Art Competition

Junior Lina Chitadze had never submitted to an art competition before her art teacher, Lisa Guyton, told her about the Atlanta High School Art Exhibition. “She basically made me sign up for it, because I didn’t really know about it,” said Chitadze. “She thought I should do it.” The exhibition is a high school art […]

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The Human Behind AP Human Geography

Starting at a new school halfway through the school year can be a daunting task, for students and teachers alike. There is a lot to learn about dynamics in the classroom and the operation of the school as a whole–but it was a challenge new AP Human Geography teacher Allison Castle was willing to face, […]

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Chamblee Students Slam at the Annual Poetry Recitation Contest

On January 25, twenty-six Chamblee students participated in the tenth annual Poetry Out Loud contest. Junior Erin Kistenberg took the gold and will be advancing to the regional competition. Poetry Out Loud is a national poetry recitation contest. It was founded in 2005 and since then has spread to all fifty states, Washington D.C., Puerto […]

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Standing During the Pledge: Still a Prominent Institution?

Last October, Chamblee teachers participated in a survey regarding how their students behaved during the morning pledge and moment of silence. However, since that time, more students are not standing for the Pledge of Allegiance. English teacher Yasmin Anderson brought it to the attention of the Blue & Gold that since the article ran, that […]

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A Whole New World… Lit Teacher

The 2016-17 school year has been a wild ride for sophomore world literature students. After former teacher Jennie Green’s abrupt mid-semester retirement, a varying lineup of substitutes, and a semester full of Greek mythology, Dr. Holly Isserstedt is here to save the day. Isserstedt will be the permanent teacher for the five classes left teacherless […]

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Science Teachers and Students Rise Up to Take On New Challenges

Chamblee seems a little understaffed yet again as some seniors and juniors start the new semester in different teachers’ classrooms in light of science teacher Tamera Hunter’s transfer to another school, but the science department has come together to ensure that all students receive instruction. Hunter transferred at the end of the fall semester, but […]

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Chamblee Students March on Washington — and Atlanta

On January 21, millions of people marched in Washington D.C. and in sister marches across the world to show that “women’s rights are human rights”, as well to support other marginalized groups and to protest the election of President Donald Trump. Chamblee students participated in both the D.C. and Atlanta marches. Sophomore Stella Demer attended […]

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