(PHOTOS) Clarkston back-to-school rally

Susan Mohammadzai and her son Ahmad attend the Clarkston cluster schools back-to-school rally at Indian Creek Elementary School on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022. Photo by Dean Hesse.

Clarkston, GA — The DeKalb County School District’s Clarkston cluster schools held their fourth annual back-to-school rally at Indian Creek Elementary School on Friday, Sept. 23.  The rally for school families, staff, and community and business partners featured free food, student performances and giveaways.

The theme was “Reviving Resilience.” The Clarkston cluster consists of Dunaire Elementary, Allgood Elementary, Jolly Elementary, Freedom Middle School and Clarkston High School.

Freedom Middle School students Trebina and Fatuma perform during the Clarkston cluster schools back-to-school rally at Indian Creek Elementary School on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Students watch their classmates perform during the Clarkston cluster schools back-to-school rally at Indian Creek Elementary School on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Student members of Dynamix perform during the Clarkston cluster schools back-to-school rally at Indian Creek Elementary School on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Students dance during the Clarkston cluster schools back-to-school rally at Indian Creek Elementary School on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Dunaire Elementary School teacher Chelsea Cool gets students involved in the performance during the Clarkston cluster schools back-to-school rally at Indian Creek Elementary School on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Children play in a bounce house during the Clarkston cluster schools back-to-school rally at Indian Creek Elementary School on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Aminab, 12, and other students wait in line for the bounce house during the Clarkston cluster schools back-to-school rally at Indian Creek Elementary School on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Students Dawit and Yafet (center) wait in line for the bounce house during the Clarkston cluster schools back-to-school rally at Indian Creek Elementary School on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Student William Lwatomwa, 14, demonstrates his skills with a soccer ball during the Clarkston cluster schools back-to-school rally at Indian Creek Elementary School on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Student Elie does a back flip during the Clarkston cluster schools back-to-school rally at Indian Creek Elementary School on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Mary sits on her father Olivier Mutshipayi’s shoulders while waiting for her older sister to perform during the Clarkston cluster schools back-to-school rally at Indian Creek Elementary School on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Clarkston cluster schools held their fourth annual back-to-school rally at Indian Creek Elementary School on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Student Shukuru performs during the Clarkston cluster schools back-to-school rally at Indian Creek Elementary School on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Children have a shaved ice during the Clarkston cluster schools back-to-school rally at Indian Creek Elementary School on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022. Photo by Dean Hesse.
People get a Kona Ice as the sun sets during the Clarkston cluster schools back-to-school rally at Indian Creek Elementary School on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022. Photo by Dean Hesse.

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