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Sagamore Hills is A Zero Waste School!!!
 
                                   Sagamore a Zero Waste school.
                                          
   
Sagamore Hills has partnered with Compost Now an Atlanta based company to create a zero waste community. Students,teachers, parents, and community stakeholders have all teamed up to make Sagamore a green place to live and learn. Students have taken a leadership role inpart with school staff to:
 
  • Divert waste from landfills.
  • Reduce waste and litter on campus
  • Improve waste-management practices among students’ families and the community
  • Students take on leadership roles in and around school
  • Students from Sagamore Hills have convinced the district’s superintendent to replace styrofoam trays in the cafeteria with reusable ones
  • The program (and school gardens) provides hands-on learning opportunities in STEM/STEAM subjects: science, technology, engineering, arts, and math.
 

Pre-K Lottery Information for the 2020-2021 School Year

 
Pre-K Lottery Enrollment Window
February 14 - March 12, 2020
 
The application process will take place February 14-March 12, 2020 to ensure all interested families have ample time to apply through the new online process.  The lottery date is March 23.  Please check the District's website frequently for updates.  In the meantime, please learn more about the registration process through the following link:  https://www.dekalbschoolsga.org/pre-k/

Sagamore Named Project Wet School of the Year!

 
Each year Georgia Project WET recognizes a School at the Awards Ceremony during EEA’s annual conference.  Sagamore is proud to announce that we were named School of the Year for 2020!  Great job students and staff!  What great fun we have learning about water and our local Turtle Creek!
 
 
 Monica Kilpatrick, Georgia Project State Coordinator is pictured above with Stepanie Spencer, our fabulous S.T.E.M. Teacher!  

River of Words Art and Poetry-Sagamore Students Shine!

 River of words logoA big wildcat Congratulations to these Sagamore Hills Student students. There were over 1600 entries in Georgia!
 

The River of Words Project is a program designed to help K-12 students understand their sense of place by studying a watershed in their own environment then expressing what they discover through poetry and art.  The art and poetry can then be entered into a state-wide contest.

Georgia entries are judged by the Georgia Center for the Book and by the GA Environmental Protection Division.


Art National Finalist Category I
Josh Perlmutter "Fish"

Art National Finalist Category II
Amelia Bell "Under the Sea"

Georgia State Winners
Catergory I
Olivia Bates "Fish"

Category II
Sarah Scheid "Stingrays Have Lives Too"
 

Georgia State Poetry Winners
Category I
Tucker Wilson  "Pollution"

Going to State Tech Competition!

 
Congratulations to Frances Jenne and Jaden Spelmon!  They won at the Regional Technology Competition! They moving on to compete at the State Competition!  We are so proud!!  

STEM Gems Club at Sagamore Hills Elementary

STEM Gems Club

Stephanie Spencer, K-5 STEM Teacher

After listening to author and keynote speaker, Stephanie Espy, at the Georgia STEM Forum in Athens I knew we needed a STEM Gems Club at Sagamore Hills. Stephanie Espy wrote the book, STEM Gems: How 44 Women Shine in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, And How You Can Too! I returned from the conference and excitedly shared my idea with our principal, Julie Taylor. Mrs. Taylor and I firmly agree that students need to be exposed to a large variety of possible STEM careers in their early years. As Stephanie Espy says, “You can’t be, what you can’t see!”

I registered our Club on The STEM Gem site and asked our fifth grade teacher, Kristin Moehlich to join me as a sponsor of the club. The following Monday we started our STEM Gem Club with the book I had purchased at the conference. We have met every Monday during lunch since the conference in 2017. 

Our fifth grade girls meet every Monday during lunch and read about a new STEM Gem each week. We watch short video clips about the amazing women featured in her book. We read about the STEM Gem of the week and discuss what motivated her, what she did that motivates us, how she overcame adversities and use

the study guide questions on the website to spark conversations. The overarching theme throughout the book is hard work. Most of them will tell you that they are not geniuses, they just worked hard!

On Tuesday, February 20, 2018 we were fortunate to have Stephanie Espy visit our STEM Gem Club. She spoke to the girls for over an hour. The girls peppered her with questions about her career as a chemical engineer, things she had to overcome, why she wrote the book, how she remained confident in a career with only male colleagues and many more. She reminded the girls that they need to ask questions, work hard and be sure to find mentors along the way. Stephanie Espy visits our club every year to motivate a new generation of STEM Gems

The STEM Gems Club is now in our 3rd year. Every month we have a guest speaker. 


STEM Gems: Guest Speakers 2019-20

October        Stephanie Espy, STEM Gems author and Chemical Engineer

November    Rita Nahta, Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology with                      joint appointment as Assistant Professor, Department of Hematology & Medical Oncology at Emory University School of Medicine

    Ambika Burda, Civil Engineer and Construction Engineer and Management

January         Lara Baldwin, Art Director in advertising: DDB Needham, New York City; Ogilvy & Mather,              Atlanta; TG Madison, Atlanta 

February       Jennifer Spencer, Clinical Research Coordinator, Emory Vaccine Research Clinic

March            Viola Lanier, PhD, a biomedical scientist with a focus on cancer research

April              Gem Bianca George, an engineer at CERM, a construction management firm

May               Misty Bentz, Associate Professor, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Georgia State University         


Stephanie Espy’s book is a must for girls in grades 5-12. It will change the way your students feel about STEM careers. It is highly motivating and instills the idea that hard work pays off.

 Check out our Girls in this Article!

Campus Clean-Up Days

Our Day of Service on MLK, Jr. Day was such a success!  Our next Day of Service is March 28 from 9AM-1PM.  Bring the kids, your water bottle, and some gloves!  Let's work together to make Sagamore the best it can be!

 

 

Join the fun to make our campus look great!  We have a special project to construct a Native Habitat.  With your help we can complete the project!  Bring your family, gloves, and shovels!

                                                     

Check out our new lovely sign!

new sign
Special thanks to the Lenz family for their ongoing support of Sagamore Hills Elementary School.   If you are interested in a vintage Sagamore sign, let the school know!

Teacher of the Year Celebration!

 
 
 Principal Taylor celebrated with Sagamore's Teacher of the Year, Julia Harrison;  Educational Support Professional of the Year, Katie Walker; and Educational Support Person of the Year, Dalphia Fountain at Dekalb County's Teacher of the Year Celebration.

Stay Informed!

Stay informed about Sagamore Hills Elementary School events!

Last minute messages regarding severe weather, school closings, etc. will be communicated through School Messenger.  To OPT IN, text "Y" or "Yes" to 6-7587.

 This is a great way to stay informed about school programs, activities, and important updates.

More important links below: 

School Website: www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/sagamore

PTA Website: http://sagamorehillspta.org/

Sagamore Hills Foundation: http://sagamorehillsfoundation.org

Sagamore Hills PTA Electronic Announcements: http://sagamorehillspta.org/announcements

District Events
Upcoming Events
Conference Evening
Thu Apr 23 2020
Sagamore PTA Yard Sale!
Sat Apr 25 2020
3rd Grade Chorus Concert
Tue Apr 28 2020
Art Show
Fri May 1 2020
Field Days
Thu May 7 2020
5th Grade Graduation
Wed May 20 2020
5th Grade Pool Party
Thu May 21 2020
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