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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Empty Desks as Chamblee Students Stay Home for “Day Without Immigrants”

On February 16 thousands of immigrants, first generation and native born, citizen, resident, and undocumented, stayed home to show what a “Day Without Immigrants” would look like. The grassroots movement occurred in response to rising xenophobia and the president’s new immigration measures, including the travel ban and an increased amount of U.S. Immigrations and Custom […]

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Metal Doors Proposed to Combat Glass Walls

With the threat of tornadoes lingering, the administrative department is looking for ways to keep the student population safe. On Wednesday, November 30, a tornado warning during sixth period caused students to leave their classrooms and stuff themselves into the first and second floors. The majority of the 1,613 students were on the second floor, […]

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Does the Presidential Election Have a Place in School?

In the wake of the historic November 8 upset, the presidential election became the focus of many classroom discussions. As Freshman Taylor Jordan’s experience in her Nutrition Class shows, students’ focus on the subject may have helped drive the discussions. “We were all like talking about it before the bell rang,” said Jordan. “And she […]

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German Exchange Students Take Atlanta

On November 7, 22 German high schoolers landed in Atlanta as part of Chamblee High School’s annual exchange with Nuremberg’s Dürer Gymnasium. The students stayed with a host family for 10 days, attending high school with their host student on some days and travelling downtown to sightsee on others. The exchange students came with a […]

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