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The Clarke County School District will host reopening information sessions at Cedar Shoals High School today and tomorrow at 6 pm.


The presentations will provide information about reopening procedures for elementary and middle school students. Topics that will be addressed include assessment, teaching and learning, student support, and building operations. 

A pair of dual-enrollment students at the University of Georgia produce “The Finch,” a podcast that takes a multidisciplinary and research-based view on the issues of the day.

This week on Athens News Matters, hear: 

  • How local businesses and community leaders are trying to bring a national carrier to Ben Epps Airport

  • An interview with the Cedar Shoals High School student journalists who broke the story that recent Board of Education appointee Antwon Stephens didn’t graduate from CSHS

  • The director of the UGA Institute for Disaster Management discuss the coronavirus outbreak

Last week, a group of reporters broke the news that newly-appointed Board of Education member Antwon Stephens did not graduate from Cedar Shoals High School, as he implied. That story wasn’t broken by WUGA, The Athens Banner-Herald, or Flagpole Magazine. Those reporters were all student journalists at Cedar Shoals High School. Student journalists Jackie Wright and Stephanie Gaona-Perez join Alexia Ridley to talk about breaking the story.



The Clarke County School District is in the process of hiring a new principal for Cedar Shoals High School.

Superintendent Demond Means sent out a letter explaining the procedure in the wake of the recent resignation of Principal Derrick Maxwell.

Associate principals Aaron Carter and Antonio Derricotte will serve as co-interim principals effective as of Wednesday, October 30.

The 10-step selection process includes a community information meeting, community survey, principal selection team formed, screening of candidates and two rounds of interviews.