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Back to School

Please click here to access more information about Back to School for the 2022-2023 school year!  
Beaver News
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PAC Meeting

We will have our first Principal Advisory Council (PAC) meeting on Thursday, August 18, 2022 at 6:00 pm via Zoom. Please visit the PAC page for the Zoom link and additional information about PAC.
MAP Testing
Briarlake's Fall MAP window is August 17th - September 9th . 
You will receive specific dates from your child's homeroom teacher.
Welcome Interim Principal, Dr. Ann Cubreath!
Parents and staff, please welcome back to the Beaver Family our "new" interim principal, Dr. Ann Culbreath! Click here for a letter from our regional superintendent, Trenton Arnold.

The 2022-2023 Annual Verification Application is now available. Please click the button below to log in to your parent portal account to complete the annual verification application. Be sure to have your current proof of residency and a valid, government-issued photo ID as these documents are required to complete the application. Click here for more information.

For registration information, please click here.

Community Partnerships
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Thank you GPD Employees' Foundation Group
Briarlake has received some exciting news from GPD Employees' Foundation Group! This company has shown continuous annual support of Briarlake for the fourth year in a row. For the 2021-2022 school year, we were awarded a $2,600 grant from the organization to help fund resources to improve student literacy & mathematical skills. We are tremendously grateful for the continued support from GPD! 

Student Achievements
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Science Olympiad

Congratulations to our Briarlake Science Olympiad Team for their performance in this year's competition!

Michael Bernard, Kouki Kato, and Ari Shapiro won 3rd place in the Egg Drop, and they won 1st place in the 24 Game!

Great job!
Briarlake Spelling Bee 2021
The annual Briarlake Elementary Spelling Bee was held on Friday, December 10, 2021. Congratulations to the winner, Miguel Leal (5th grade), and runner up, Jameel Sange (5th grade).  Miguel will represent Briarlake at the DeKalb County Spelling Bee!

18 spellers competed in the Briarlake Spelling Bee.  These students advanced to the school spelling bee from the grade-level spelling bees held by each 4th and 5th grade class in November.

Congratulations to all of the following students who competed in the school bee
John Morris, Dylan Toure, Elias Garcia, Miguel Leal, Abby Nathan, Eesa Sange, Zofia Kuczma, Jameel Sange, Logan Holt, Miles Toure, Ruth Zewdie, Samara Islam, Hannah Nietsche, Kai Terrell, River Kinnari, Owen Kilinski, Cypress Smith, and Brennan Bokelman.
Kudos to the Briarlake Robotics Teams!
Briarlake Beavatrons Fourth Grade Team A of ten students and Briarlake Beavatrons Fifth Grade Team B of ten students competed all day on Saturday, December 11 at Dunwoody High School, led by coaches Veena Black and Jazlyn Wright. They competed against elementary and middle school students from all over DeKalb County School District. Each team had to come up with a problem and solution regarding transportation of cargo, and interviewed a civil engineer, an architect, and a zipline company, and presented their projects to judges. They also competed in core values of how they are a team, robot design, and competed in programming missions with their robots. They did all this within less than two months of preparation. 
The fifth-grade team won Robot Design coming in fifth place out of 24 teams scoring 200 points in robot games. Both teams did a phenomenal job and exhibited Briarlake well. We were the only elementary school team with two teams with a maximum number of students. 

Fifth Grade Team: Logan Holt, Jake Thames, Ashton Smith, Owen Benner, Jameel Sange, Lulia Samuel, John Morris, Lance Roberts, Sumeya Abdi, Ibrahim Muhammad

Fourth Grade Team: Elijah Smith, Zuri Palmer, Kouki Kato, Samin Chowdhury, Hannah Nitsche, Violet Terrell, Kai Terrell, Will Cayes, Brian Blake, and Andrew Crawford

Amazon Future Engineers + BootUp

Amazon Funding Computer Science Education For 30 Elementary Schools in DeKalb County School District Benefitting More Than 10,000 Students  

Congratulations are extended to the first cohort of elementary schools in the DeKalb County School District participating in the Amazon Future Engineers (AFE) + BootUp program.  
  1. Ashford Park Elementary
  2. Barack H. Obama Elementary Magnet School of Technology
  3. Briarlake Elementary
  4. Chapel Hill Elementary
  5. Chesnut Elementary
  6. Dunaire Elementary
  7. Hawthorne Elementary
  8. Hightower Elementary
  9. Idlewood Elementary
  10. Laurel Ridge Elementary
  11. Oak Grove Elementary
  12. Oakcliff Traditional Theme School
  13. Stone Mountain Elementary
  14. Wadsworth Magnet School
The Amazon Future Engineer sponsorship provides three years of ongoing onsite professional development to elementary teachers on the content and pedagogy of computer science education.  Funding from Amazon Future Engineer delivers teacher professional development and curriculum, including virtual opportunities, from BootUp – a nonprofit professional development provider specializing in elementary school education – that focuses on high-quality computer science concepts, practices, and standards for teachers and students. More schools will be added each year of the program.

For more information about the AFE + BootUp program in DCSD, please contact Andrea Wright, STEM Coordinator.
Student Spotlight!
Superintendent Cheryl Watson-Harris Newsletter 46
Student Spotlight : September 2021 

This week, I want to shine a spotlight on a young, bright student at Briarlake Elementary school—second-grader Vienna Hardy. According to her teacher, Ms. Cerchezan, Vienna is an amazing student and young lady. She is intelligent and reads on a high level. Her favorite book is the encyclopedia!
Ms. Cerchezan said Vienna puts in 110 percent effort into everything at school. She is very intuitive and wise beyond her years, she has one of the kindest, gentlest hearts of any child, and she is caring and humble, according to her teacher. Vienna is a bright star at Briarlake and I am proud to shine a spotlight on this outstanding student!
Girls Who Game Wins 2nd Place!
Fourth Grade Girls: Zofia Kuczma, Lue Mitchell, Abby Nathan, Maya Ramirez, Naomi Zewdie
Fifth Grade Girls: Kate Petrich, Jayden Brown Fielder, Krishika Chhetri, Aamina Farrakhan, Eva Smith

We are so proud of DCSD piloted Girls Who Game team from Briarlake Elementary.  Their hard work paid off, resulting in a 2nd place win in the Girls Who Game challenge out of 56 GWG teams across North America. 

Briarlake Elementary School is one of three schools in DeKalb County School District that piloted the Girls Who Game (GWG) program. With one Teacher Champion, Briarlake STEM-Tech teacher, Mrs. Veena Black, high school community mentors Aidan and Sydney Black, and parent mentor Ms. Robin Nathan, the GWG Team, continuously communicated, used creativity, and critical thinking to collaboratively design a community that prioritizes affordable clean energy and gender equality. The challenge was to use the Minecraft Education software to create and build a community that addresses the challenges of COVID and the need for clean air sustainability while speaking to gender equality. They answered, "How can we live happier healthier lives and why it matters to all of us?”


The girls partnered with community mentors, Dr. Amy Sery, restaurant owner of Atmosphere, Ms. Jamilya Briggs from the DeKalb County Watershed, and Dr. Stefanie Ashby, Pediatric Emergency Medical Specialist at Baptist Medical Center.  

During the May 19th nationally broadcasted end of year national ceremony, Briarlake GWG girls, represented 5 of 10 moderators for the event; 2 of which served and masters of ceremony!

2020-2021 Art Star Hall of Fame
Accolades to our phenomenal Art Tech Teacher, Amy Sery, for her dedication to developing Briarlake students' artistic skill sets and gifts. Four of Briarlake's students have been nominated as Art Stars for the 2020-2021 school year.  The students are Krishika Chhetri, Charlotte Nash, Wilson Qi, and Gavin Williams. Gavin is a Regional Art Star winner for elementary in Region 2! They all will receive certificates. Gavin's artwork will be blown up and hung in the AIC building along with 49 other works of art. We are so proud of our BES BEliever BEavers! BE Amazing!

Check out the powerpoint below to see Gavin's artwork that will be featured, along with the other Art Stars around Dekalb County School District.
Fox 5 Visits Briarlake!
Briarlake students thoroughly enjoyed their interview with Fox 5's Portia Bruner and can't stop talking about it!  The girls continue to raise money for a worthy cause.  Most recent recipient was the Aflac Cancer Center. Go Briarlake Student Leaders!

Here is the link to the story of the girls!

Virtual Technology Fair Winners
Congratulations to our Virtual Technology Fair Winners!  We are so proud of our Briarlake Beavers! These students competed at the District level.  Abby and Eric will move on to the Virtual State Competition!

Graphic Design- 3rd & 4th Grade
Abby Nathan- 1st Place

Animation- 3rd & 4th Grade
Eric Maskery- 1st Place

Animation- 5th & 6th Grade
Kate Petrich & Matyas Figeuroa- 2nd Place
Student Bake Sale Raises Money for Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Hats off to some of our wonderful Briarlake students that took the initiative on their own to help others! We are so proud of Emily Coil, Maddie Benedict, Cypress Smith, and Eva Smith! The girls planned, baked, and ran the entire project by themselves.The project was so successful they sold out of baked goods after about 2 hours and started baking again to have inventory.  At one point they were selling cookies hot from the baking sheet.  The girls' parents took them to Michael's and Dollar Tree to buy the art supplies for the Aflac Cancer Center.  They had to work as a team to select the items, work within their budget, use coupons, and look for the best value for their dollar.  Not only was this a valuable lesson in helping others, it was a lesson in teamwork and math! The attached photo shows the girls with some of their purchases: markers, loads of construction paper, and multiple craft kits.  Other photo is the girls at CHOA offices donating the supplies and receiving an award from the Aflac Cancer Center. The girls made $332 and they are planning another bake sale soon for another charity. Way to go girls!!!

Jr. Beta Club State Convention Winners!


Briarlake's Jr. Beta Club had the opportunity to participate in the State Beta Convention during the month of November. The competition was tough and all of the students did a great job. Many thanks to the parents that helped make this happen.  Students that placed in the State competition will receive a plaque from the Beta office and qualify for the opportunity to compete at the National Convention in Orlando June 28th & 29th. A special congratulations to those students that placed:


5th Place -- Apparel Design -- Eva Smith

5th Place -- Color Photography -- Megan Wright

2nd Place -- Social Studies -- Isaac Butler

5th Place -- Black & White Photography -- Seger Sanchez

2nd Place -- Woodworking -- Seger Sanchez

5th Place -- Quiz Bowl -- Morgan Lawn, Quinn Douglas, Josie Joyner, & Demetrius Williams


Georgia PTA Reflection Winner!
Huge Congrats to:
Logan Bernard who won 1st place for 5th grade Photography in GA Reflections. That is 1st place at the State level!

Look at the 4:50 time mark here:
Georgia PTA Reflection Winners Update
Congratulation to the State PTA Reflections Contest winners. Region II had 6 schools of the 12 as winners: Briarlake ES, Fernbank ES, Oak Grove ES, Sagamore Hills ES, Druid Hills MS and Henderson MS. 
Please note that the Spring Council Dinner scheduled on April 23rd has been changed to April 16th .
5k and Fun Run
Congratulations! Our 5k winners were Sinnet Siye and Inri Jimenez (5th graders). The Fun Run winners were Vivienne Hardy (Kindergarten) and Tate Linsley (3rd grade).
Georgia PTA Reflection Winner
Congratulations to Logan Bernard (5th Grade), a Reflections State winner in Photography!
Black History Concert
We are proud of our thriving music program! Congratulations to our featured students!
Students featured in our Black History concert:
Nora Miller
Ava Kirkuki
Logan Bernard 
Vivian Moore
Olivia Crowder
Ruby Tankersley
Sinit Siye
Tamyn Martin
Jayden Fielder Brown
Josie Joyner
Lulu Marsh
Tristan Banks
Talia Banks
Aamina Farrakhan
Laila McConnell
Malachi Barnes
Ashton Smith
Zophia Kuczma
Emily Coil

Jophie, Inri, Junseo, Tadell, Lauren, Blair, Alex,
Rebecca, Rimna, Austin, Allison, Elena, Eva, Josie, Aiden, Tristan, Megan
Lance, Annabelle, Alice, Jake, Emily, maya, Lulia

Ella, Esha, Jayden, Scott, Krishika, Terrance, Abby, Ian, Naomi, Lue, Elizabeth, Ethan 
Landon, Charlotte, Liam
STEM: Penguin Habitats
Building penguin habitats in 1st grade! Check out the rulers, scissors, and pencils in their pockets to support their Engineering process.The students chose to wear the lab coats and are diligently working to ensure habitats are created with a roof, floor, and door! Our STEM Tech Teacher, Ms. Black requires students to journal the EDM Process and refer to it often as a resource for teaching and learning. We are excited to document the rigorous learning to come!
First Lego League Competition "State Championships"
Great news!
Briarlake's STEM Teacher Ms. Veena Black and  SPID Teacher, Michelle Neef along with dedicated parents, Alexandra Schubert and Tony Pan led Briarlake's amazing students to state competition for First Lego League Robotics. During the competition, students, teachers and parents spent over twelve hours together at Georgia Tech competing against 31 elementary and middle school students at the  First Lego League State Championships.  Dr. Paul W. Camick Ed.D., Director, Career Technical and Agricultural Education, shared Briarlake Elementary teams are the first DeKalb team to win a trophy for state championship. He further added that DCSD has won several at the high school level, but have not won at the (ES/MS) FLL level...until now!  Briarlake ES took the 3rd place trophy!
Briarlake ES had two teams of twenty represented this year. Both teams made it to Super Regionals. Only one team made it to state. They showed such sportsmanship and team work that two students and a sibling from the other team came to cheer on team Briarlake at Georgia Tech. They missed their own basketball games and asked their parents to bring them to Georgia Tech to cheer for their peers. Our hearts are full for these kids. We are so thankful to have built relationships with these kids and their parents. True testament to the Briarlake Motto...One School. One Community. One Success!



Academic Challenge #2
Beavers rock!! We had 80 students, from pre-K all the way to fifth grade, participate for this second Academic Challenge around math! Way to go! Academic challenges are an opportunity for kids to develop Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) skillsets! It is not about getting the answer right, but about developing skillsets around brainstorming, collaborating, and troubleshooting. We strive to fill each child's thinking toolbox at a young age and to be amazed at what they will accomplish in the future! Each academic challenge is designed around STEAM activities and are perfect for young kids to 5th grade to get started with the idea of STEAM.

The list of all participants can be found here. 


Kindergarten STEM Challenge
Kindergarten’s STEM challenge- a newly organized Zoo Atlanta! Because everyday is STEM day at Briarlake! 
Social Studies Fair
Nyla Palmer, Logan Bernard, and Vivian Moore’s, "How Have Hate Crimes Evolved in the U.S.?" won at the district level and will now be moving to regionals! CONGRATS!
First Lego League Competition "Super Regionals"
We had two fifth grade teams competing against 36 teams. Our two teams were in Tournament "A", competing against each other.  Our school had the maximum amount of students (10) per team, plus they were all fifth grade "rookies". They did phenomenal! It was true collaboration with adults and kids for the teams to do well. Students won project award at both Regionals and Super Regionals. Students moved on to Super Regionals and will be competing for State Championship at Georgia Tech on February 1st! Thank you to our coaches, Ms. Black, Ms. Neef, and our parents Ms. Schubert and Mr. Pan.
Region 1& 2 Reflection Winners
The following 2019-2020 Reflection Winners will be moving on to the District Level!
Emily Coronado, 2nd Grade - 1st place Photography
Zoe Benitez, 3rd Grade - 2nd place Photography
Logan Bernard, 5th Grade - 1st place Photography

Congratulations Junior Beta!
Briarlake's Jr. Beta Club had a successful and fun trip to the State Convention in Savannah. The group started off the three day trip in a "Coastal Classroom" at Tybee Island. The next day, the group participated in various competitions with students from all over the state. Everyone did a great job and represented the school well. Students that were recognized with awards: 
Adam Samuel -- 1st place Math   
Nina Thurmond -- 4th place Social Studies

Elijah Boyd (Caiden Hughes assisted in presentation) -- 1st place Technology Click here for iMovie

Logan Bernard won TWO awards!  -- 1st place Visual Arts (Mixed Media) and "Best in Show" among all Visual Arts categories
Track Club
Congratulations to our Track Club, who concluded the fall season with a race on Saturday. We represented at the Mercedes-Benz 5k and 1 mile event! They braved the cold for a chance to run inside the venue and had a blast. It was a great turnout with kids AND parents out on the streets.Great job, Beaver runners! 
Jr. Beta Club National Competition

Jr. Beta members attended the National Beta Competition in Oklahoma this past summer. Briarlake students did exceptionally well. Our students placed in the top ten in all team competitions with nearly 10,000 kids competing at the Junior Level.

Robotics - 4th place
Book Battle - 6th place
Quiz Bowl - 9th place
Reimagine, Recreate, Recycle - 2nd place
Science Olympiad State Competition
Congrats Science Olympiad!
Of the 65 state Science Olympiad teams, Briarlake placed 10th. We are also the #1 school for DeKalb County.

Barge Building - 3rd Place, Davis Cobb/ Graham Hege
Bridge Building - 11th Place, Colin Pan/ Aaron Schubert
Data Crunchers - 10th Place, Nahom Samuel/ Sam Shapiro
No Bones About It - 18th Place, Mara Garcia/ Adam Samuel
Paper Rockets - 17th Place, Hudson Cobb/ Evan Fondu
Rock Hound - 8th Place, Isha Amara/ Benjamin Zhai
Starry Starry Night - 13th Place, Krishika Chhetri/ Sinnit Siye
Weather or Not - 12th Place, Ava Kirkuki/ Nora Miller
Which Way is North - 6th Place, Aaron Schubert/ Sinnit Siye
24 Game - 10th Place, Nahom Samuel/ Sam Shapiro

4th Academic Challenge

Congrats to the Participants of Academic Challenge 4!
- Wise
o Eduardo Whittaker
- McMillan: 
o Ari Fernandez
- Washington:
o Michael Bernard
o Julia Trojan
o Santos Whittaker
1 st GRADE (4):
- Sinclair:
o Emily Coronado
o Brooke Griffiths
o Musa Muhammad
o Elizabeth Morris
2 nd GRADE (11):
- Bibza:
o Christina Hughes
o Lyla McConnell
o Charlotte Nash
- Roseberry: 
o Zoe Benitez
o Maya Fernandez
o Hana Fondu
o Logan Holt
- Yun: 
o Ian Gerstle
o Evelyn Lee
o Ibrahim Muhammad
o Lulia Samuel
 3 rd GRADE (4):
- Foege:
o Isha Amara
- Francis:
o Josie Joyner
- Pittman:
o Hunter Buigut
- Scully:
o Kaden Chan
4 th GRADE (10):
- Gibson:
o Blaire Griffiths
o Josiah Lee
o Adam Samuel
o Aaron Schubert
o Jonathan Zewdu
- Rahbia:
o Logan Bernard
o Jophie Chan
- Rhyne:
o Cassiopee Amblard
o Evan Fondu
o Adah Machele George
5 th GRADE (4):
- Echols:
o Nahom Samuel
o Ava Terrell
- Lucas:
o Emory Kennett
- Merrigan:
o Ashlyn McConnell
Briarlake Partnered and Learned from NASA!

Our STEM-Tech Teacher Leader, Ms. Black arranged for our fourth grade students and fifth grade robotics team to have the opportunity to video conference with the Kennedy Space Center Director and former astronaut, Robert Cabana! He was also an  integral part in the work done to helped set up the International Space Station in 1998. The students were very well behaved and prepared with relevant questions to ask Mr. Cabana. The students were fantastic learners during this event. We are grateful to be able to expose our students to such expertise and experience.

The Torch Bearers Awards
The Torch Bearers Awards is a district ceremony to honor all student achievements in the area of science. Nahom Samuel, Sam Shapiro, Colin Pan, and Aaron Schubert represented Briarlake's Science Olympiad team at the Torch Bearers Award ceremony. Briarlake's Science Olympiad Team took 2nd Place at the Regional Competition and won 7 medals. 
Medal WInners:
Barge Building- 3rd place, Davis Cobb and Graham Hege
Bridge Building- 1st place, Colin Pan and Aaron Schubert
Data Crunchers- 3rd place, Sam Shapiro and Nahom Samuel
Metric Mastery- 3rd place, Nahom Samuel and Evan Fondu
Mystery Architecture- 1st place, Evan Fondu and Aaron Schubert 
Straw Egg Drop- 1st place, Logan Bernard and Colin Pan
The 24 Game- 2nd place, Sam Shapiro and Nahom Samuel
Briarlake will be advancing to the State Tournament in May!

Social Studies Fair: State Competition
State Competition
Gabby Blanchard was presented with the Certificate of Achievement. Thank you and congratulations to Gabby Blanchard for representing Briarlake at the State Social Studies fair!
3rd Academic Challenge
Congrats to the Participants of Academic Challenge 3!


-          McMillan:

o   Ari Fernandez

o   Nathan Yi

-          Washington:

o   Michael Bernard

o   Julia Trojan

1st GRADE:

-          Sinclair:

o   Emily Coronado

o   Brooke Griffiths

o   Musa Muhammad

o   Elizabeth Morris

2nd GRADE:

-          Bibza:

o   Christina Hughes

o   Lyla McConnell

o   Charlotte Nash

-          Roseberry:

o   Maya Fernandez

o   Hana Fondu

o   Logan Holt

-          Yun:

o   Ian Gerstle

o   Evelyn Lee

o   Ibrahim Muhammad

o   Lulia Samuel

3rd GRADE:

-          Foege:

o   Isha Amara

-          Scully:

o   Kaden Chan

4th GRADE:

-          Gibson:

o   Blaire Griffiths

o   Josiah Lee

o   Adam Samuel

-          Rahbia:

o   Logan Bernard

o   Jophie Chan

-          Rhyne:

o   Cassiopee Amblard

o   Evan Fondu

o   Adah Machele George

o   Misha Kurilo

5th GRADE:

-          Echols:

o   Nahom Samuel

-          Merrigan:

o   Rafi Mekbib

Social Studies Fair: State Competition
State Competition
Congratulations to Gabby Blanchard! Gabby brought home 2nd place and Best in Region ribbons. She is now off to State Competitions on April 13, at Eagle's Landing High School.
2018-2019 Board Scholars

Congratulations to our 2018-2019 Board Scholars!

  • Nahom Samuel
  • Emma Trotti
  • Sam Shapiro
  • Ava Terrell
  • Margo Peller
  • Harrison Watts
2018-2019 Math Tournament

Congratulations to Briarlake's Math Tournament Participants!

Ava Terrell            Harrison Watts     Adam Samuel       

Lulia Samuel        Jack Phelps         Hunter Buigut     

Quinn Douglas     Charlie Palmer     Seger Sanchez

Robotics Team WINS Super Regionals! 
Congratulations to Coach Ms. Black, Assistant Coach Pam Hege, and the Briarlake LEGO Robotics team on winnig the Robot Games Event and the Champion Award at the First LEGO League Super Regional Competition. They will be advancing to State Competitions at GA Tech, which will be held February 2nd. Go Briarlake Beavatrons!
FrontPam Hege, Lois Kwan, Emory Kennett, Keziah Hart, Caeli Mistretta, Sam Shapiro, Ms. Black
Back: Will Petrich, Graham Hege, Jake Grant, Nahom Samuel, Caleb Adenuga
Lego Robotics
First LEGO League Regional Competition

The Briarlake LEGO Robotics team:

Caleb Adenuga        Jake Grant            Emory Kennett       

Will Petrich               Keziah Hart          Lois Kwan

Graham Hege          Caeli Mistretta      Nahom Samuel

Sam Shapiro 

The First LEGO league regional competition was held on December 12th at Georgia Piedmont Technical College and was comprised of multiple events including a group presentation project, a core values activity, robot games, and robot design. Briarlake did well in every event, winning the robot games event and the overall championship for their group. They are all very excited to participate in the Super Regional Competition on January 12th. 

Social Studies Fair 2018-2019
 District Social Studies Fair Results

The DeKalb County School District Social Studies Fair was held on Saturday, December 1, 2018, at the Administrative and Instructional Complex.  The academic competition showcased 86 projects from 31 elementary schools.  After a day of student interviews, twenty-seven (27) projects were selected to advance to the East Metro Regional Social Studies Fair to be held on Saturday, March 10, 2019, in Rockdale County.  Special awards were also given to the student with the top project in each discipline. 

Briarlake Students/ Topics

Gabrielle Blanchard/ How did domestication of animals impact civilization?

Zane Hartken / What are the advantages and disadvantages of Urban Farming?

Briarlake Wins at State Jr. Beta Club Competition 


Jr. Beta Club Represents Briarlake at State Convention
CONGRATS to B.E.S. Jr. Beta Club!
We had one of the smallest teams represented, but out of thousands at the State Jr. Beta Club Convention, our students placed...
1st Math
1st Robotics
3rd Technology
3rd Quiz Bowl 
4th Social Studies 
5th Book Battle 
Social Studies Fair
Final Briarlake E.S. Social Studies Fair Winners, CONGRATS!
History: Nahom Samuel and Samuel Shapiro
"How did the situation in Germany change after WWI and lead to WWII?"

Economics: Zane Hartken
"What are the advantages and disadvantages of Urban Farming?"

Anthropology: Gabrielle Blanchard
"How did domestication of animals impact civilization?"
2018 Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia Peachtree Junior Race
Briarlake had 102 participants at the Peachtree Jr. race. We had the 3rd highest number of participants. Track Club was awarded $1,000. Way to go Briarlake!
Recognition for 2018 State Technology Competition Achievement
Congratulations to Anna Katz and Claire Van Horn on placing in the 2018 Georgia Student Technology Competition which was held on Saturday, March 10, 2018 in Macon, Georgia!  These students competed with over 1000 students throughout the State of Georgia and 64 students representing the DeKalb County School District.  
Social Studies Fair Winners
Moving on to state finals!!!
Stella Newman and Mary Lily Brass  took 1st place in their Social Studies category (Anthropology).

Aaron Gerstle and Amanda Beckwith took 3rd place in their category (Geography).
Congratulations Jr. Beta Club  image Congratulations Jr. Beta Club
Jr. Beta Club State Convention

PTA Reflections Winners!
Congratulations to all of the following students for being PTA Reflections Winners! What a testament to the wide range of talent we have here at Briarlake! Way to go, Beaver Achievers! 
What a Race!
Congratulations to the Briarlake Track Club on the completion of an awesome race!

Smart Lunch, Smart Kids
Kindergarten's overarching STEM unit is how to get fresh fruits and vegetables to food deserts or to people who essentially do not have easy access to it.  We were able to connect with an organization called "Smart Lunch, Smart Kids" at Oak Grove Methodist Church that packs lunches every single Wednesday during the school year and deliveres them to Montclair Elementary School.
Social Studies Fair
WOW! Social Studies Fair participants did a great job!  
Hannah Choy received 3rd place.
Lyla Richards, Hailey James-Ricks, and
Sybil Thomas
are headed to the State Competition at
Clayton State on April 22, 2017.

Reading Bowl Competition
Our Briarlake kids tied for 3rd place out of 46 Reading Bowl teams in DeKalb County! Go Beavers!! And thanks to Mr. Hardwick and to all the parent volunteers who have been coaching the Reading Bowl team for months!
The participants are : Nahum Betru, Preshika Chhetri, Hannah Choy, Will Christenbury, Vivian Dolensky, Sophia Hook, Charlotte Smith-Perry, Hailey James-Ricks, Lyla Richards, Sara Semere.
Spelling Bee

The annual Briarlake Elementary Spelling Bee was held on Friday, January 13. Congratulations to the winner, Hannah Choy (5th grade), and runner up, Giovanni Silvestri (5th grade). Hannah will represent Briarlake at the DeKalb County Spelling Bee.

17 spellers competed in the Briarlake Spelling Bee. These students advanced to the school spelling bee from the grade-level spelling bees held on each team in December.

Congratulations to all of the following students who competed in the school bee: Sienna Beelner, Sarah Beule, Vivian Dolensky, Elise Garcia, Starr Haynes, Jack Hilyard, Jackson Holt, Haaven Siye, Preshika Chetri, Hannah Choy, Kamaih Dunn, Sophia Hook, Wynnton Martin, Charlotte Smith-Perry, Giovanni Silvestri, Jacob Tidwell, Sybil Thomas

2017 DCSD Technology Fair Winners
Congratulations to ALL Briarlake participants for taking the initiative and responsibility of their learning (Fourth Grade students: Elise Garcia, Grace Yu, Anna Katz, Claire Van Horn, and Aaron Gerstle)

Congratulations to our first place winners who are on their way to the GaETC State Technology Fair on March 11, 2017.


Math Tournament
Congratulations to Briarlake's 9 Math Tournament participants!
-Gia Choy, Hannah Choy, Elise Cowles, Daniel Glonty, Lois Kwan, William Petrich, Nahom Samuel, Sam Shapiro, Ava Terrell -

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