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 Shelly H. Powell, Principal
 
 
 
           
 
Greetings Parents and Students:         


I am honored and humbled to serve as the Principal of the Daniel McLaughlin Therrell High School. I am looking forward to working hand in hand with students, parents, and community advocates to ensure that each of our students has the opportunity to maximize their high school experience. I remain energized and deeply committed to making a positive difference in the lives of our students.

This year the D.M. Therrell campus will transition from three independent schools to one traditional high school. This is an exciting time for our faculty and staff.

Our work at D.M. Therrell High School will be guided by the belief that all children can reach high levels of achievement if we engage them in a student-centered environment by focusing on their individual strengths, providing them with comprehensive academic and social support, and immersing them in a culture of compassion and achievement. Our mission is to create a student-centered environment for students: an environment that will challenge them to maintain high levels of motivation and achievement through discipline, structure, respect, perseverance, scholarship, and excellence. We know that each child is different and deserves success. We believe that every learner is unique and we will strive to accommodate and inspire the special interests, talents, and strengths in each of our students
through the delivery of an innovative, differentiated, and rigorous educational program.

It is my hope that all students get involved in our school through athletics, music, drama, student leadership, community volunteerism and other school activities. Working together, we can ensure that the students of D.M. Therrell continue to achieve their highest potential in the classroom, gym, on stage or on the field. Your involvement, partnership and support are greatly appreciated during the school year as we work to build and maintain strong academic and support programs.

While academic achievement remains our top priority, we also believe it is vitally important that our students are able to grow socially by having positive interactions with peers and adults. Students at D.M. Therrell High School will be encouraged to embrace honesty, integrity, hard work, respect for all and community service as keys to success. In addition to the student-centered academic environment that we will provide, students will also be engaged in a character development and community service focus to foster personal responsibility and growth.

Education is a partnership between the school, students, parents and the community. The Open House schedule for all APS high schools is on Friday, August 1, 2014, from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Please come and meet with our teachers and staff. All students are more successful when we work together as a team to achieve educational goals. I am confident that this will be an outstanding school year and look forward to partnering with you to continue the Daniel McLaughlin Therrell tradition of academic excellence!
 

In support of our children,

 

Shelly H. Powell, Principal


In order to promote and support an effective learning environment, The Daniel McLaughlin Therrell High School campus will continue to implement the mandatory uniform policy for all students. Please ensure that your son/daughter is in daily compliance with this expectation.



District Announcements

  • Operating Models and School System Flexibility Options Flexgraphic

    Atlanta Public Schools will host Community Visioning Sessions across the district to inform and gather feedback from district stakeholders about the school system operating models and flexibility options outlined by the Georgia Department of Education. All session meetings will be open to the public, including parents, students, employees and community partners.
     
     
     
     
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  • The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords parents and students who are 18 years of age or older ("eligible students") certain rights with respect to the student's education records.  These rights include the right to provide written consent before the school discloses personally identifiable information (PII) from the student's education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without con­sent.

    One exception which permits disclosure without consent is disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests.  A school official is a person employed by the school as an ad­ministrator, supervisor, instructor, or support staff member (including health or medical staff and law enforcement unit personnel) or a person serving on the school board.  A school official also may include a volunteer or contractor outside of the school who performs an institutional service of function for which the school would otherwise use its own employees and who is under the direct control of the school with respect to the use and maintenance of PII from education records, such as an attorney, audi­tor, medical consultant, or therapist; a parent or student volunteering to serve on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee; or a parent, student, or other volunteer assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks.  A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an educa­tion record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility.

    Also, upon request, the school discloses education records without consent to officials of another school district in which a student seeks or intends to enroll, or is already enrolled if the disclosure is for purposes of the student’s enrollment or transfer. 

    For more information about Student Records and disclosures, including directory information, please refer to the Student Handbook, and Board Policy JR and Administrative Regulation JR-1(R). 


     
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  • Report Address Fraud and Ethics Violations

    Report address fraud: 404-802-3540 or by email outofzone@atlanta.k12.ga.us   

    Report ethics violations: 1-877-801-7754


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