BVE Montessori Registration

Families with preschool age children zoned for Briar Vista Elementary (BVE), this message is for you. Dekalb County School District added a FREE class for 3-year-olds at BVE in 2024! Do not miss this amazing opportunity at our neighborhood school! 
Register in-person @ Briar Vista Elementary January 4th to 12th. The class will be held for the remainder of the 2023-2024 school year.  There will be another registration in February, for the 2024-2025 school year.
3-year-old Class Registration Requirements:

  • 3-years of age on or before Sept 1, 2023
  • Potty trained
  • Zoned for BVE (all woodland hills residents)
  •  See the QR code in the flyer below for documents required to register

If you have questions, Ms. Cammie Neill (BVE Principal) is happy to speak to you about the new early learning program serving our Woodland Hills community. There are 15 seats awarded on a first come first serve basis 

Email: or 678-874-5902.
BVE Montessori K-5 School Choice ProgramBVE Montessori (K-5) is a DCSD School Choice lottery-based program, which is available to all of Dekalb County residents. Woodland Hills Dekalb residents must still put in a School Choice application to obtain a spot in the Montessori track at BVE, despite BVE being our zoned school. Please pay attention to the early application deadlines in January of each year. Once enrolled, your child can continue through 5th grade in the Montessori track. 
Check out this previous year post by the BVE PTO, which summarizes some of the application process for the K-5 program: and additional details on important program eligibility criteria is outlined here under BVE at the DCSD School Choice website:

Important Dates
This year the application window is Jan 5 - Feb 9, 2024 for the 2024-2025 school year, and you can locate the application online here:  Please reach out to the Ms. Neill (BVE Principal) if you have additional questions about applying to the program. 

Community Meeting with DCPD 09/22/23 6:30pm

Reminder Neighborhood Meeting this evening at 6:30pm.

Friday 9/22/23 6:30pm
1180-1200 Block Vista Trail
Front Yard Meet & Greet
Followed by Fiddle Friday Music

Hello Woodland Hills residents!
Partially in response to a recent rash of home burglaries, our neighbors Philip & Emily are hosting a Woodland Hills Neighborhood Association - WHNA neighborhood Meet & Greet with representatives of the DeKalb Co. Police Department - DCPD. Afterwards, Philip & Emily will be having one of their famous Fiddle Fridays! The event will be around 1180-1200 block of Vista Trail this coming Friday Sept. 22nd. 

A DCPD presentation, followed by a question & answer period, will start at 6:30pm.  There will also be some time for residents to have some one-on-one time with the officers maybe both before and after the presentations. IF YOU ARE RUNNING LATE PLEASE COME ANYWAY. Any presentations will repeat at 7:00 if needed and handouts will still be available.

A few of the subjects we are going to bring up are street / tag reader cameras, the ability to optionally share personal security camera recordings after an intrusion, the structure of a Neighborhood Watch, side street patrols, and joint operations with Atlanta Police in our neighborhood.

Vista Trail is tight for parking so if you can walk that would be great. If you drive please be considerate of our neighbors and keep driveways clear. The weather promises to be great. See you there!

Woodland Hills Filming Notice May 23-26

Filming Notice
We received information that a filming crew will be in our Neighborhood this week. The filming will impact traffic along several streets including Woodland Hills Drive and Vista Trail. There will be traffic control present for the planned full or partial lane closures along parts of Woodland Hills Dr. and Vista Trl. 

The filming production is expected to be in the neighborhood the entire week from Monday May 22, 2023 through Saturday May 27, 2023 with filming scheduled for Thursday May 25th through Friday 26th. Additionally, several residents have received additional letters requesting to rent their driveways during this time.

One of the notification letters is included below:

1481 Lavista Rezoning

Important Zoning Meeting Tuesday 8/15 at 6pm!
The next meeting is Tuesday evening for the zoning application filed to take a single home parcel at 1481 Lavista Rd and put FOUR or more homes on that lot by rezoning from R-75 to R-60.  The property is at the corner of Shepherds Lane and Lavista Rd.  We urge you to attend.

The series of meetings are starting over for this rezoning after receiving a two cycle deferral.  The next meeting is Tuesday evening for the zoning application.

Meeting details hosted by the applicant:

  • August 15th @ 6:00 PM via Zoom
  • Project title: 1481 Lavista Rd, hosted by Battle Law on behalf of Arcone Construction
  • Zoom instructions:
  • enter meeting ID: 874 8926 8265
  • password: 258523
  • for more information contact: Jordan Battle at 404-601-7616 ext 8, or 

Future Meeting Dates (subject to deferment)

  • Community Council (expected 10/10/23)
  • Planning Commission (expected 11/2/23)
  • Board of Commissioners meeting in person at Maloof Auditorium, 1300 Commerce Dr. (expected 11/16/23)

Previous Meeting Dates

  • Neighborhood Awareness meeting April 13, 2023 at 6pm
  • Community Council Meeting (Zoom meeting) on Tuesday 6/13 @ 6:30 pm, first item on agenda
  • Planning Commission meeting will be held (via Zoom) on 7/11/23 @ 6:00 pm
  • Board of Commissioners meeting (in person at Maloof Auditorium, 1300 Commerce Dr.) will be held on 7/27/23 @ 5:30 pm - Decision: Two Cycle Deferment

Link to full application on Dekalb Co Website: