Friday, May 10, 2013
Pupils designed different contraptions to see who could keep their egg from breaking.
EAST LAKE — The students at Drew Charter School capped off a week of celebrating STEAM - Science Technology Engineering Arts and Math - with an egg drop contest to showcase pupils' ideas for the best anti-breakage design. The contest was part of a week highlighting their engineering-related work they did all year. The school also hosted Designorama, in which craftsmen and craftswomen showed students the design principles of things they created, from woodworking to food.
Saturday, March 9, 2013
The East Lake Foundation Honors the "Best of the Best."
EAST LAKE — The East Lake Foundation is proud to announce that four of its associates have been named as “best” in their respective professions. These recognitions have come from the local or state chapters of the professional organizations that each play active roles in leading, outside of their day-to-day work. Jeff Dunovant, director of instruction for The First Tee of East Lake, has been named the 2012 Junior Golf Leader by the PGA Georgia Section. Jeff influences the lives of hundreds of East Lake’s children who either take golf lessons as part of the physical education curriculum at Charles R. Drew Charter School or who participate in The First Tee of East Lake’s programs. Jeff’s recognition as Junior Golf Leader acknowledges his …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Coan’s String Orchestra Concert will be February 21.
EAST LAKE — Coan Middle School orchestra students are eager to show off everything they have learned since receiving the Atlanta Music Project grant through the Zeist Foundation last fall. Students received instruments, but the grant also paid for teaching artists to come into the classroom once a week. According to the Atlanta Public Schools blog, "these professional musicians also select students for sectionals and provide group lessons after school." With their new instruments in hand and with the benefit of working with working musicians, the students are excited for the Annual Fine Arts Festival which will take place at the school Feb. 21. The Atlanta Music Project, a nonprofit organization founded in 2010, has grown to serve more …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Another goat goes for a stroll, this time in East Lake.
EAST LAKE — Remember Doodles the goat and her adventures on Glenwood Avenue in Parkview last week? Well, consider this the sequel. East Lake resident Will Edmond found another wandering goat, Hachi, on Memorial Drive and 3rd Ave SE on Monday morning. Hachi was standing in front of a hair braiding shop. "I went outside this morning and saw him hanging out in front of Bornu Locs," Edmond said. "I'm the Goat Whisper now." Well, "Hachi," Japanese for "eight" wasn't lost for long. Turns out the goat was purchased Sunday by the East Lake Foundation and the East Lake Farm.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Leadership nominations, zoning and alcohol issues on the agenda.
Neighborhood Planning Unit-OP meets tonight, Jan. 22, at 6:30 p.m. at the Branham Recreation Center, 2051 Delano Dr. NE. We will be nominating and electing a Chair, Co-Chair, Secretary, and an Atlanta Planning Advisory Board representative. Let me be blunt. If more do not participate and step up to lead you will be abdicating NPU-O's role representing the community and essentially giving City of Atlanta government free reign to do as they will without input or oversight from the neighborhoods it impacts.The choice is yours! Besides the usual informative Public Safety, Council, and City Department reports the following items are on the agenda for votes: Zoning (For Vote) Alcohol & Festival Permitting (For Vote) City Legislation (For Vote) …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Gov. Nathan Deal says charter school is great example and model for other schools to emulate.
EAST LAKE — Commercial strength and residential stability are signs of a neighborhood's vitality. Equally as important is the quality of its schools. So says Atlanta developer and philanthropist Tom Cousins. Cousins, chairman emeritus, of Cousins Properties Inc., was one of several dignitaries who gathered on the back nine of the Charlie Yates Golf Course Tuesday for the ceremonial turning of the the dirt on construction of Charles R. Drew Senior Academy. The groundbreaking brings to fruition a long-hoped for dream of a K-12 educational institution under the Drew Charter School banner, one of the best-performing schools in Atlanta Public Schools and across the state. Indeed, Gov. Nathan Deal, a longtime supporter of the school and its …
Friday, December 7, 2012
Back nine closing in preparation of Drew Charter's high school expansion.
Effective Jan. 2, 2013, holes 10 through 18 of East Lake’s Charlie Yates Golf Course will close in order to prepare the construction site for the Charles R. Drew Senior Academy. Earlier this year, Drew Charter School received approval from both the Atlanta and Georgia Boards of Education to build a Senior Academy, grades nine through twelve and expand Drew’s grades Pre-K through five. The new Senior Academy will be a 200,000 square foot, state-of-the-art, LEED certified school and will house Drew’s Junior and Senior Academies — grades 6 through 12. Yates Course golfers will still use the front nine (and most popular) holes. Current hole No. 17 will become a chipping green, while hole No. 18 will become a practice putting green. By next …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Students from Coan Middle School and across Atlanta ready a garden for Edgewood and East Lake.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
by Miranda Bryen We want to recognize students who prepared to plant a fruit orchard in a under-served community here in Atlanta, and thank you all for making this possible. On Saturday, Dec. 1 — on a day that felt like spring — a group of volunteers, students and educators worked together to revitalize the edible school yard in the Edgewood and East Lake communities. Fifteen students from Coan Middle School, Carver High School, North Atlanta High School and Sarah Smith Elementary school joined with other community volunteers to prepare unused land at Coan Middle School for its Dec. 12 fruit tree and fruit bush planting. The volunteer event, made possible by Mayson Avenue Cooperative, Coan Middle School and private foundation support, was …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
On the agenda: Big Nerd Ranch variance request, temporary fees for outdoor events, change of alcohol permit.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Neighborhood Planning Unit-O, which represents the interests of East Lake, Kirkwood, Edgewood and the Villages of East Lake, meets Nov. 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the Branham Recreation Center, 2051 Delano Drive NE. Here is the agenda: 1. Council & Public Safety Reports: 2. City Departmental Representatives: 3. Planner's Report & Presentations: 4. Zoning (For Vote): 5. City Legislation (For Vote): 4. Zoning (For Vote): 12-O-0640 Special Administrative Fees Revision: (deferred from October) Fact Sheet will be at table. Department of Planning. Fees re. temporary outdoor amusements, exhibits, entertainments, meetings, displays, sales areas, farmers’markets or outdoor areas for religious ceremonies. Fee reduction for initial Special Administrative …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
East Lake reminds everyone to get out and vote.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
After months of campaigning, it's decision day. East Lake reminds us that it's time to get out there and vote. In Georgia, polls are open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Any voter who is waiting in line to vote at 7:00 PM will be allowed to vote. Here, from the Georiga Secretary of State's website is what you need to know: Voting on Election Day When you arrive at your polling place, you will complete a voter's certificate which asks for your name and residence address. You will then present the certificate and proper identification to the poll officials who will verify that you are a registered voter in that precinct by checking the voters list for that precinct. Voters are required to present identification at their polling place prior to …