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Doraville Educators to Volunteer at Food Bank

DORAVILLE, GA -- On Monday, Oct. 11, faculty and staff of Northwoods Montessori School in Doraville will take a day off to give back to the city, help those in need -- and have a little fun in the process.

The educators will work in the community garden of the Atlanta Community Food Bank (732 Joseph E. Lowery Boulevard NW, Atlanta, 30318). This day of service will help both the needy and the teachers, who hope to gain knowledge from the experience to bring to their personal fall classroom gardens. Students at Northwoods Montessori have already been hard at work at the food bank, packing food for Atlantans who need support.

Classes will resume on Tuesday, Oct. 12; Northwoods teachers plan to bring back newfound expertise and enthusiasm for giving to share with their students.

Surreal College Night

ON September 25th, from 7 p.m. to midnight, the High Museum of Art will host a Surreal College Night. Students and visitors are welcomed to enjoy a night of live music, gallery viewing, a do-it-yourself workshop, drawing from a live model, and photos.

All “Surreal College Night” activities are inspired by the museum’s newest exhibition, “Dali: The Late Work,” which focuses on Salvador Dali’s art after 1940.

Student admission is $7 with a valid student I.D. Students with High Museum Student memberships are admitted for free. Food and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase.

Live performances by local bands including The Balkans, The Back Pockets and Phonepunk will entertain visitors as they walk through the galleries.

Vinings Schools team up with High Museum for Arts Program

In an effort to improve their visual arts programs, The Lovett School and The Westminster Schools have joined the High Museum of Art in a three-year alliance to share resources and integrate elements of visual arts into their educational curricula.            

“We are delighted to collaborate with Lovett and Westminster to establish our first affiliate agreement with P–12 schools,” says Patricia Rodewald, Eleanor McDonald Storza Director of Education. “Building on our mutual commitment to the integration of the arts into education, this affiliation will deepen our relationship with Lovett and Westminster and engage their communities with great art and programming.”

During this union, Lovett and Westminster students and chaperones will receive free admission to the High’s special exhibitions and permanent collection for school-sponsored field trips.

Rick Lavoie to Speak at Howard School Anniversary

The Howard School, located in West Midtown will kick off a year-long series of events celebrating its 60th anniversary on Sept. 21 with a keynote address and book signing by Rick Lavoie, a nationally recognized leader in education for children with learning disabilities.

Free Standardized Test Prep

According to a report released Monday, the average score for the state’s public, private and home school students fell for the fourth straight year.

To try and intercept this issue, the Atlanta City Council President Ceasar C. Mitchell and Kaplan are offering a free college entrance exam preparation series. This year is the programs 9th year.

This year Georgia saw its largest and most diverse group ever of graduating seniors take the SAT, the most widely used entrance exam for in-state colleges and universities. The SAT participation rate for the Georgia class of 2010 was 74 percent, ranking Georgia among the top 10 in the nation, state officials said.

SCAD To Host Lecture Series with Scott Ross

On September 21st, the Savannah College of Art and Design will feature digital media giant, Scott Ross, in an exciting cross-country lecture series.

Ross has been recognized as a trailblazer in the entertainment and technology industry for more than 30 years, he has led companies such as Lucasfilm’s Industrial Light and Magic, and Digital Domain, receiving more than 15 Academy-award nominations and seven Oscars.

During this multi-city tour, Ross will speak about his career, the changing digital industry, hiring new talent, and how SCAD is preparing students for careers in creative fields. All lectures are free and open to the public.

During the early nineties, Ross was named vice-president of LucasArts Entertainment Group. About three years later, Ross branched out and created Digital Domain, one of the largest and most respected digital production studios in the motion picture and advertising industries.

With Ross at the helm, Digital Domain was honored with eight Academy Award nominations and received Oscars in 1997 for the groundbreaking visual effects in "Titanic" and in 1998 for "What Dreams May Come."
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