Friday, June 30, 2017

GA Aquarium Rivers to Reefs Workshop

The Rivers to Reefs experience began with a behind the scenes tour of the Georgia Aquarium and an overnight stay.  15 teachers from around Georgia got a week-long hands-on approach to research & education. We explored, critiqued, applied, analyzed, evaluated, gained a wealth of knowledge & increased our aqua-comprehension skills.  Funding is provided by GA Aquarium, Gordon State College & Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary.  

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

McNair Senior Citizen Day 2017

The High Achievers at McNair High School know how to treat the Senior Citizens.  They spent the day pampering them, playing games, designing flower pots, and gaining a lot of wisdom.  Thanks to Chick-Fil-A Leadership Academy, the students learned how to complete Impact Projects throughout the year that encourages students to take action.




Thank You Ms. Thelma for volunteering!


Sisters support each other!


Darlene working on her masterpiece...


These student leaders did a great job taking care of the Senior Citizens!


Wuuut...are you taking a break?


Seniors Kiara Mahoney-Salutatorian & Brianna Thomas helped before graduation!  Good Luck Girls


Jeff Ferguson always volunteers to help the youth with their impact projects & educational excursions


Mr. Autrey, sponsor of TSA (Technology Student Association)  helped M.C. the event.
















Dr. Stockett explained the Courtyard Beautification Project to everyone.











Showing off the quilt display from Mrs. Mary Hastie & her daughters.


Chick-Fil-A provides certificates for the Leadership Academy completing their Impact Project.

Niya forced her love on Ja'Don 😑

They both survived....yeah!



Friday, April 14, 2017

Spring Break for Dekalb students was AWESOME!

Spring Break was the best!  High Achievers competed in the National Beta Club Leadership Summit in Jekyll Island where they won 2 awards that qualify them for nationals in June, and McNair Travel Club joined the 100 Black Men of Dekalb County for a tour of Washington DC.  Open the YouTube video links below the pictures.









Friday, March 17, 2017

McNair High participates in #MyFreedomDay

McNair High School got involved with My Freedom Day on March 14th which brings awareness to Modern Day Slavery. Unfortunately Atlanta ranks #1 in Human Trafficking which directly affects our students and families.  Members of the High Achievers & Travel Club want to make a difference & joined Atlanta International School in their efforts to bring attention to the issue: #Myfreedomday


1. Post a video,picture or message on Social Media #MYFREEDOMDAY2. State where you are from & what freedom means to you. 3. State where you are from & what you are doing to help end human trafficking. 4. Connect with Atlanta International School's Facebook page "International-Students-Against-Human-Trafficking" to interact with others around the world. 5. Help create recycled 3D Art on March 14th to bring awareness. 6. Jaylin Simmons presented in classes for 2 weeks. Jaylin will compete with Chef Gordon March 16th -18th for FCCLA in Athens, GA. 7. Connect to resources on CNN...  www.cnn.com/specials/world/myfreedomday 









Corrin used bottle tops to say Stop Human Trafficking...





Sunday, November 27, 2016

McNair High Achievers go Behind the Scenes at Disney World

Several students had an opportunity to have an amazing experience at Disney World!  They saw  Cirque du Soleil La Nouba, visited a Veterinarian Hospital, learned how to prepare tons of food daily for animals, saw lots of entertainment, stayed at Pop Culture hotel with memorabilia from the 50's to 90's, toured several Green Houses to witness fish farming & hydroponics, and learned about conservation & wildlife research projects around the world.


Stay tuned for more pictures, comments, slideshow & future student projects.




Jaylin created this video using quik.gopro.com 

https://quik.gopro.com/v/DjQO49xt7O/


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Upon returning from Disney World, the students were inspired to help Gresham Baptist Church give out Thanksgiving Dinners to families.


Monday, March 14, 2016

McNair High Achievers Head to Guatemala to Help Build a Bottle School

McNair Travel Club partnered with 100 Black Men of Dekalb County to go back to Guatemala & help the town of Chutiabajal build a school out of inorganic trash & plastic bottles.  The experience is unforgettable & allowed the students to be a part of a much bigger project.


Visit kiraalceus.wix.com to view Shakara's website as she prepared throughout the school year completing community service projects leading up to Guatemala.

















We had the warmest welcome into Guatemala!  The team of Hug It Forward & Dream Trips created this voluntour opportunity where we helped the Town of Jometes build a school out of plastic bottles & trash.  Education is not free for everyone & their are no garbage men driving by to pick up trash. This  experience solves so many problems by empowering all stakeholders!

Stay tuned for more pictures to come as the students continue their presentations & research.  The next voluntour trip will be July 2016 so contact me if you want to participate.  A passport is required & we are currently fundraising to help reduce the cost.  Parents & students at least 14 years old are encouraged to join!

Prosper represents his Senior class & used his iPhone at night to document his experience each day.

Visit www.prosperjohnson.weebly.com

Jaylin represents her Freshman class & spent months documenting everything leading up to her Guatemala trip. 

Visit www.jaylinsjourney.weebly.com