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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 in the summer time,” said …

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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 school. Returning students are asked …

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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 them a little better, and …

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Chamblee Students Jam at JanFest

In December of last year, 16 of Chamblee’s band students were ecstatic to learn that they had been selected to attend JanFest, a music festival for high school band students. JanFest, a four-day event hosted by the University of Georgia, is made up of about 1000 kids from 130 different schools. This year, the festival took place January 19-22. Any …

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Orchestra Performance Canceled Due to Inclement Weather

On Wednesday, March 1, 2017, DeKalb County canceled all after school activities, including the biggest orchestra performance of the year for many schools. Chamblee was one of the schools scheduled to perform at the 2017 Large Group Performance Evaluation (LGPE), more commonly known as “Festival.” Schools from all over DeKalb County congregate at a selected high school to showcase their …

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Student Wins Gold Medal at State Special Olympics

On January 2-22, Elsie Marie participated in the State Special Olympics in Marietta, Georgia. Marie took part in basketball team skills, where she demonstrated her ability to dribble, shoot, and pass. “Elsie was the team captain, and it was a team combined of other Dekalb County athletes,” said special education teacher Susan Katz. “So it was Elsie and four or …

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