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. 

General Assembly Meeting: March 18th: 4-6 PM

General Assembly Meeting: March 18th: 4-6 PM at 1117 Country Ln NE

WHNA General Assembly Meeting March 18th: 4-6 PM at 1117 Country Ln NE
WHNA General Assembly Meeting March 18th: 4-6 PM at 1117 Country Ln NE

As we head into Spring, we have a lot going on in the neighborhood. Please join us for our Spring General Assembly Meeting.


Topics will include
Neighborhood anti-crime initiative
Update on Meeting with Commissioner Rader
BriarVista: What is Montessori and Why Briar Vista
Annual Yard Sale
Other information that you need to know

What: Spring Assembly Meeting
Where: 1117 Country Ln NE
When: Saturday, March 18th: 4-6 PM

DeKalb Schools Superintendent Search

As discussed in the Board meeting today, PROACT (the superintendent search firm) is looking for community feedback regarding the next superintendent. The countywide public engagement session is tonight, Thursday, February 12th, from 7:00 to 8:30 at the Board of Education Auditorium. If you are able, please plan to attend. Whether you attend or not, please give your feedback online:

PROACT Search and the DeKalb County School District are in the process of
preparing the background information and documentation for the search,
including a formal position profile and application. Part of this process
involves an extensive, in-depth period of stakeholder engagement. Please
feel free to participate in this process through an online survey. You
may access the link through either of the two links below. It is
available in multiple languages on both websites. Please share this
information with other stakeholders.

Access via the DeKalb County School District weblink:

Access via PROACT Search weblink:

Thank you Teacher Appreciation Sponsors & Volunteers

WHNA sponsored Teacher Appreciation dinner is a success!
teacher apprec sponsors March 2014

What can we say but a HUGE THANK YOU to

Woodland Hills Neighborhood Association,
local business sponsors

Briar Vista PTO, & neighborhood volunteers !!

Thank you to our local restaurants:

Outback, Burger Fi, Chili's, & Tin Lizzie's Cantina


Your generous donations to the Briar Vista Teacher Appreciation Dinner we're a big surprise and well received.  The  Briar Vista teachers & staff enjoyed the occasion.

This truly was a great event that couldn't have happened without all the hard work and generosity.   You made it fun too!!!

Ps - Because of so much food being available from Outback, Burger Fi Chilis & Tin Lizzie's Cantina we were able to feed the bus drivers too!!  They were very thankful on that rainy afternoon!!

Make sure we all spread the word about the generosity of these restaurants!!