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Lakeside High School

Dekalb County Schools

Tracy Terrell

 Hello Lakeside Family!
My name is Tracy Terrell (Coach T). I teach physics and chemistry here at Lakeside, and the head track and field coach.  The best way to contact me is through email [email protected] 
If your student has issues in physics or chemistry my tutoring hours are as follows:
Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 7:30 am - 8:00 am.
Any other times by appointment.
I look forward to a great year!!!
Please feel free to contact me with any issues or concerns.
If you wish to view my Lesson Plans or The Unit Plan click on this link:
Unit Plan and Lesson Plans
Coach Terrell 
Resources for Parents

Brain Friendly Learning and the Research that supports it…

Academic Honesty

Academic Honesty

Cornell’s Guide to Academic Integrity


Countdown to College

College Planning from the College Board

Coloring in the Classroom

Graphic Organizers: Graphic organizers are visual thinking tools that demonstrate relationships between facts, concepts, or ideas, and guide your thinking as you design the map or diagram. Graphic organizers can help to visualize and construct ideas, organize and/or sequence information, plan what to write, increase reading comprehension, brainstorm, organize problems and solutions, compare and contrast ideas, show cause and effect, and more. The ability to color-code thoughts in a picture can help significantly in understanding and remembering the information. Dr. Parrott uses graphic organizers in notes, assignments and they are required on all crib sheets in preparation for every test/exam.

Graphic organizers aid students in developing critical thinking and other higher order thinking skills. (Brookbank,, 1999; DeWispelaere & Kossack, 1996)

Graphic organizers are a helpful tool for improving retention and recall of information for students at all age and skill levels.

(Bos & Anders, 1992; Ritchie & Volkl, 2000)

Graphic organizers may help students develop stronger problem-solving and general mathematical skills and knowledge.

(Braselton & Decker, 1994; Monroe & Orme, 2002)

Graphic organizers may help second language learners improve higher order thinking skills.

(DeWispelaere & Kossack, 1996)

Graphic organizers seem to be quite beneficial for use with learning disabled students, as they help students comprehend content area material, organize information, and retain and recall content.

(Boyle & Weishaar, 1997; Gardill & Jitendra, 1999; Kim et al., 2004)


Note Taking


Study Skills: (General)


DeKalb County School District Launchpad

Technology Skills

Learn Microsoft Office

Test Prep

College Board/Khan Academy SAT Practice(Link your College Board account to Khan Academy so that students may practice for the SAT for free)

EOCT Study Guides (all courses) from GA DOE

Khan Academy (searchable by topic)


SAT (Practice)

(SAT Question of the Day)

Test Taking Strategies


Typing Skills

Work & Career

Need to check out a book or video for free (provided you have paid all your fines), without having to spend hours in the library? Try out public library’s catalog, they will email you when your items arrive:

DeKalb Public Library Catalog

View your child's grades online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! Visit the Parent Infinite Campus Portal and follow the directions for Registering.

Interesting Reading

Virtual Access Form

Instructional Access Form for Students
School: Lakeside High   [email protected]
Teacher: Mr. Tracy H Terrell  Phone: 404-981-5204
Listed below are the main instructional platforms that will be used for Virtual Learning.  The information provided will assist with access credentials.
The main platforms for Virtual Learning will be VERGE or Google Classroom and Microsoft Teams or Zoom.  VERGE or Google Classroom will be used for daily communication of learning assignments and teacher/student feedback.  Microsoft Teams or Zoom will be used for LIVE learning sessions.
Virtual Learning Technical Support Request Link - DCSD Technical Support
Help Desk 678-676-1188
Note:  For instructional resources not available through Launchpad, technical support will be available through the local school or vendor.
Platform:     Google Classroom, Microsoft TEAMS
Link:  DCSD Launchpad
Access Credentials:  Email classroom teacher
Platform:  Desmos for Math
Access Credentials:     Check DCSD student email for Class Code to join.
Platform:  Illuminate
Link:  DCSD Launchpad
Access Credentials:  Email classroom teacher