Save the dates!

One of the great things about setting up a blog that affects some 50,000 kids, their teachers, principals, staff, parents, other family and friends is that, once you put the word out, it certainly comes back to you.

That’s why we’re thrilled here at Talk Up APS to only be providing another way to spread the good news happening around the system every day, but also to hear from you about all these great things. Through this newsletter-turned-blog, we’ve been able to cover a lot more events and make contact with a lot more people. The result, today, translated to a record number of page views well before the end of the day — topping a crazy number we got last week! So thanks for spreading the word about the site.

In addition, thanks to a new service we provide out APS staff on the district Web site (, we’re now able to solicit event information for possible coverage. It’s become an embarrassment of riches; we’ve got a lot of cool stuff coming up. So here, without further adieu, are some fun events to consider over the next week or so:

Nov. 11
“Understanding the Middle East,” with Barbara Petzen from Teach MidEast, for teachers. Brandon Elementary. 3-5:30 p.m.
Grand re-opening, Parents as Partners Academic Center, 225 James P. Brawley Dr., N.W. Time TBA.

Nov. 12
Teen Court Open House/The Law Pipeline Program. South Atlanta School of Law & Social Justice. 6-7:30 p.m.

Nov. 14
Health Fair 2009. Therrell Educational Complex gym. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Nov. 16
Coan Middle School student service day. Edgewood Community Learning Garden. 4-5 p.m.

Nov. 17
Falcons placekicker Will Svitek visits Garden Hills second-grade class. 10:30-11:30 a.m. (Rescheduled from Nov. 10.)

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