The DeKalb County School System recently announced that Oak Grove Elementary School and Vanderlyn Elementary School were named 2011 Georgia Schools of Excellence. The schools received a $1,000 check from Georgia Natural Gas to be used however they wish. “I congratulate our Schools of Excellence and the great strides they are making toward student success and achievement,” said Dr. Cheryl Atkinson, Superintendent of the DeKalb County School System.
Parents can make a difference in the future of their child’s eyesight by taking easy steps, starting with early intervention.
“Parents need to be observant and proactive from birth through teenage years. Children should be seen by a pediatric ophthalmologist by the age of 2, earlier if there are abnormalities,” says Dr. Roger Ohanesian, ophthalmologist and founder of the Armenian EyeCare Project (AECP) for children.
The Center for Puppetry Arts presents SPACE!, January 26-March 11. In space, no one can hear you… learn! Blast off on a galactic journey of scientific facts and pure fantasy with your hosts, Ot and Eema! Discover out-of-this-world facts about planets, stars, meteors and more! Feel the gravitational pull with Sir Isaac Newton, gaze at Saturn’s rings with Galileo, rock out on the asteroid belt, and cheer on the moon landing of 1969.
Interacting with the natural world can help children develop a healthy respect for the marvels of nature. The great outdoors is one big exciting science lesson waiting to be discovered, and it is a world that kids are naturally fascinated by. There are great ways to get kids to interact with nature. The new season of the PBS KIDS’ hit series “Dinosaur Train” features a nature club theme that the kids name “The Nature Trackers,” which encourages kids to get outside, get into nature and make their own discoveries.