Community News

East Side Elementary is in need of volunteers to help with the annual 80’s dance.  

The event is on April 22 from 4-8 PM. We would need volunteers to help with the following:

    1. Decorating the East Side gym and cafeteria on Friday, April 21 from  5:45pm - 8pm

    2. Event set-up on Saturday, April 22 from 3pm - 4:00pm

    3. Popcorn, water/soda , novelty items sales (accepts tickets and not cash)  - various  1 hour shifts between 4:00pm-8:00pm on April 22

    4. Spin Art and Color your Own pixel glasses - 2 hour shifts between 4:00pm - 8:00pm on  April 22

    5. Event Tear Down on Saturday, April 22 from 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Link to sign up:


Timber Ridge Elementary School offers a $500 scholarship to graduating high school seniors.  

Click here for more information.



SPLOST stands for Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax. It is a one-cent tax on all consumer goods that must be approved by voters in a referendum. Education SPLOST (Ed-SPLOST) receipts can be used only for school-related capital improvements. The current Ed-SPLOST expires Dec. 31, 2018.

A referendum will be held Tuesday, March 21, 2017 to extend the tax another five years. Lassiter has a number of important building updates/renovations included in the next SPLOST Project List.



 Hello, my name is Karen Schwartz. As the school social worker for Walton HS, Dodgen MS, East Side, Mt. Bethel and Timber Ridge ES, I am sometimes asked to assist families who are struggling economically. We all learn best when we are healthy, fed, clothed, and have the supplies we need. Despite living in a predominately affluent area, there are those who live one paycheck away from a crisis or who simply struggle to stay on top of basic needs.

Last year, I helped many families in our cluster with some sort of economic assistance. Many times, these needs are under $30 - examples include breakfast money, clothing, new sneakers, backpacks, treats for an elementary student’s birthday, snacks for students, among other items.

 While I partner with local churches and non-profits, there are little needs that arise periodically so I have created Panther Partners – a group of individuals who would like to provide assistance for needs in our community. If you would like to be included in this list, please email me at I will email requests once or twice per month for students in my five schools and will identify in the email the specific school that the request is for because many want to support their particular school. If you have any questions, please feel free to call me at 770.973.7145. Thank you for being part of helping support our community!