Mays High School Students to Enjoy the Cricket Celebration Bowl, Thanks to the Coca-Cola Co.

350 Benjamin E. Mays High School students will watch two of the nation's top HBCU football teams battle against each other in the 2021 Cricket Celebration Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 18 at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA! The bowl game featuring Jackson State University vs. South Carolina State University is expected to record its... Continue Reading →

APS Celebrates Star Educators at 2021 -2022 APyeS! Awards, Jayla Bailey Receives Excellence in Teaching Honor

Honoring excellence in our classrooms, schools and beyond! Atlanta Public Schools announced Jayla Bailey, a math teacher at Sylvan Hills Middle School, as the 2021-2022 District Excellence in Teaching Award Winner (also known as Teacher of the Year) at the annual APyeS! Awards Gala, held Nov. 12 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Atlanta. As the... Continue Reading →

District Hosts Deputization Ceremony for 76 Atlanta Public Schools Police Department Officers

On March 17, the Atlanta Public Schools Police Department (APSPD) bestowed 76 officers with the ability to endorse laws outside of our school district. To understand the significance of this, it is helpful to know that before June 2016, Atlanta Public Schools did not have its own police force. Students who ran afoul of District... Continue Reading →

Despite the Pandemic: Beating COVID-19 through the Generosity of Others

During an unprecedented pandemic, an educational technology specialist has emerged as one of the most critical jobs to have in Atlanta Public Schools. As many around the globe are working from home, schools shifted to virtual learning to help keep students and employees safe. Transitioning a district of 50,000 students from in-person instruction to virtual... Continue Reading →

Mercedes-Benz USA Hosts Winterfest Celebration for Hollis Innovation Academy and Miles Elementary

Photo Credit: Mercedes-Benz USA 'Tis the season of giving! Atlanta Public Schools' partner Mercedes- Benz USA (MBUSA) recently donated 1,200 gift packages and 400 turkeys and hams to families and students at Michael R. Hollis Innovation Academy and Lenora P. Miles Elementary School. The luxury brand helped APS students and their families gear up for... Continue Reading →

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