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Office Hours

Dr. Wills 
Monday 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Dr. Wilson
Tuesday 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Dr. McCladdie
Tuesday 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Principal Thomas
Monday 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Dr. Taylor
Tuesday 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Scouts celebrate Veteran's Day

Veterans Day (originally known as Armistice Day) is a federal holiday observed in the U.S.A. and observed annually on November 11, for honoring military veterans that is, persons who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.
Our Cub, Boy, & Girl Scouts are all heroes and try to emulate the bravery and exhibit their loyalty to their county by wearing their proud B.S.A. / G.S.A. uniform on Veteran's Day. Let's Congratulate them and our Veteran Heroes and Heroines. They truly do symbolize patriotism!

Dr. Maury Wills

I would like to congratulate and honor our very own alumnus, Elijah Watkins, Troop 70 for going through the process of  completing his project & hours as an Eagle Scout. This process requires putting in countless service project hours, one on one interviews, and recommendations and tests to pass. We are so proud of one of our  survive projects that he has done and  the completion of a Chess Table Game Set. We have two of these outside to continue to challenge the minds of our boys and girls. This  feature will always  seek a challenge-Check Mate and thanks Elijah.
Basketball Game Girls and Boys

Congrats to both of our teams for 2 outstanding wins on last week.  Both teams showed extraordinary talent, skills, and endurance. Their talents and sportsmanship  were really  displayed. Thanks you for supporting our teams. Check out our basketball schedule on our website:

Please save the following dates:

STEAM DAY - Friday, November 22

Progress reports issued - Monday, December 2

CTAE Showcase - Thursday, December 5

MAP testing begins Monday, December 9

Last day of 1st semester - Friday, December 20


This school year will be the best ever! Thank you for choosing D.A.T.E!



Ms. Angela Venisee


SHOUT OUT to Ms. Venisee, Academic Coach!

Ms. Venisee provides tiered support to teachers in the core content classes. Ms. Venisee is able to model and coach teachers to provide effective instructional strategies, analyze data and complete formative and summative assessments to support students’ learning.

Kudos, Ms. Venisee, that's the D.A.T.E. WAY!!!!

Free Coding Event for Girls

This is in recognition of Mrs. Nicole Bailey. Mrs. Bailey has been a teacher at D.A.T.E. for four years. In that time, she has constantly strived to have all her students to perform above state level on the Georgia Milestones.

During the previous three years, her students have achieved a passing rate of 95% and a proficiency rate of over 50% each year. Mrs. Bailey is constantly giving back to the students by staying late daily for tutoring and giving students who aren't her grade level extra help in math, when requested. Thank You Mrs. Bailey for all you do for the D.A.T.E. community. 

Have a great week! 

Dr. Edward Wilson
Middle School Principal

Hi Parents!! 

Our Thanksgiving Feast will be held this week and we invite you to come gather with us.  Our Thanksgiving celebration will be the beginning of the holiday season.  This means first semester is coming to an end.  Parents, please be sure your student is completing class assignments, submitting homework, and studying for assessments.  It is important to remember that final grades are weighted among classwork, homework, quizzes, and tests.  Therefore, students should complete all tasks to the best of their ability.  As always, parents please check infinite campus on a regular basis to stay informed about grades and Google classroom to know announcements and assignments. Lets continue to work hard the next few weeks to ensure our students finish D.A.T.E. Strong!

Ms. Erica Thomas
Elementary Principal
D.A.T.E. Family,

Attendance Matters

Appointments and Student Check Outs

Please plan on checking out students, prior to 2:00 p.m., even if you need to check out your student for an appointment.

We will not check out if you come in after 2:00pm and are trying to discourage this practice, unless it is an emergency.

Dr. H. McCladdie
Director of Student Services

Fit in fitness

With school in full swing, your child probably has many demands on their time, and they may not be thinking about staying fit. Here are easy ways to add activity into their day.

Start a 60/30 challenge.

Doing 60 minutes of activity a day for 30 days might kick-start a fitness habit. The hour can be spread throughout the day (30-minute dance class + 10-minute walk to a friend’s house + 20- minute bike ride after dinner). Have them record their results.

Make a “random activities” pile. Your child could brainstorm exercises to do for 1–2 minutes, such as squats, push-ups, or sit-ups. They can write them on index cards and leave the cards by the TV. During homework breaks and commercials, they should draw one and do what it says. They might note on the back how many they completed and will try for more next time.

Date Athletics

A BIG congratulations to the football team as they completed their season. Way to go boys and girls on another successful year. They overcame many obstacles; however, continued to work hard and remain dedicated to become a winning team.

Culture Night
Once again, we want to thank everyone for a wonderful event. When you have a moment, please click on the link below to take the Reflection Survey. YOU make the event, so it is important that we receive your input. 

Congratulations to the groups who were voted best in each category:






Timothy Parker, M.Ed
Special Education Teacher
Head Track & Field Coach
Title I Parent Engagement Coordinator
Gifted Certified
USA Track & Field Certified Coach
USA Track & Field Certified Official
Track & Field Website: 
3 Queens Highlighted


D. A. T. E. Family,

Our kids are doing some exciting things in the classroom. Look at the included link to see what our students are doing with an exciting link called "CANVA".

At D.A.T.E. Academy, we try to make learning and technology fun everyday.  

Mr. Charles Allen
Technology Director
Infnite Campus Instructions
Google Classroom FAQ
Parents can enter their students carpool numbers in the app beginning at 2pm Monday - Friday within the boundaries of E Ponce de Leon Ave and Stonegate Industrial Blvd and in the D.A.T.E. parking lot. Doing so, will help expedite your student coming out at the end of the day.

After the app is downloaded, please send an email to advising us as to the type of device the app was installed on and the email address that was used to register the account so that we can activate the account.

Please click on the link below for additional information and assistance.
Silent Dismissal

Elementary School
Students have begun creating their D.A.T.E. Academy Store Website modeled from their Google Sheet Store Project. Each student will create their very own custom website based on the items that their individual class chooses to sell. Students have finished creating their homepage with their class store information, history, and items that will be sold in their store. Students have also begun creating their subpage for each category of items sold. Some of the features that the students have added are themes, adding links to other subpages, creating an image carousel, as well as choosing custom layouts for their web pages.

Middle School

Students are completing their Code Combat project and submitting it in Google Classroom. Once the students have completed Code Combat they created and linked Code Monkey Account to their Google Accounts. Each student, must complete the first 30 levels using logic-based coding skills that they learned during Code Combat. Students have also created their Wix account and begun working on their weekly blog posts. Some of the posts include: List and describe 3 features that you find interesting about smartphones? What does IoT mean? List and describe some of the devices that use IoT in smart homes.

Do you know why leaves change their color during the winter and fall season?

Chlorophyll is the pigment that is essentially required to carry out the process of photosynthesis. Through photosynthesis, trees; which are also plants make their food and the chlorophyll contributes to the leaves being green.  

Chloroplasts are organelles in leaf cells that are responsible for photosynthesis. In the fall the length of daylight and the change of temperature affects this process and causes the leaves to stop their food-making process, which breaks down the chlorophyll and the green color starts to disappear because the process slow down and depending on the temperature stops.  

Yellow and orange colors become more visible giving in the leaves giving us the beautiful splendor of fall scenery. 

Leaves can have one of three different pigments that contributes to their color.  Chlorophyll (green); Carotenoid (yellow, orange, a brown); and anthocyanin (red).

Ms. N. Shillingford
Environmental Specialist
S.T.E.M. / S.T.E.A.M. Coordinator

Dear D.A.T.E. Families,

Thanks to everyone that came out to make D.A.T.E. Culture Night a success. It was certainly a wonderful learning experience. Below ,are the remaining events for the month of November.

November 22nd – Dress Down $4
(cashapp:  $datepto, or pay in cash)

November 22nd  - 5th Grade Fall Dance (3:15pm-6:30pm)

November 25th – 29th – School Closed

This time of year is a time for sharing, reflection and giving thanks. D.A.T.E. PTO would like to wish all families a safe and joyous Thanksgiving break. 

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at:

Thank You,
Nicole Lundie
PTO President

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