Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Held to Celebrate the Renovation of West Manor Elementary School

Thursday, Nov. 4, distinguished a new direction for West Manor IB World School, as a ribbon cutting ceremony was held commemorating the renovations. West Manor International Baccalaureate World School is located in the established in the Atlanta community of Lynhurst and has consistently enrolled students from the neighborhood and surrounding area. West Manor’s students have successfully navigated... Continue Reading →

APS Celebrates the Legacy of Eddie S. Henderson Sr. with Stadium Renaming Ceremony

Henderson Stadium. L-R: Tonya Henderson-Freeman, Jasper Jewell, Eddie S. Henderson Jr, & Dr. Lisa Herring Mr. Eddie S. Henderson, Sr. offered more than three decades of public education and public service accomplishments, experience and acumen in athletics and high school sports. He was a product of his own environment and was tirelessly dedicated to changing... Continue Reading →

APS Celebrates Henry Louis “Hank” Aaron New Beginnings Academy in Renaming Ceremony

The former Forrest Hills Academy located in southwest Atlanta was renamed for the National Baseball Hall of Famer Henry Louis “Hank” Aaron was born February 5, 1934, the third of eight children born to Estella Pritchett Aaron and Herbert Aaron. He attended Central High School and later transferred to the Josephine Allen Institute, a private... Continue Reading →

Atlanta Public Schools Hosts Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Commemorating the Renovation of Humphries Elementary School

Atlanta Public Schools has been hosting a series of ribbon cutting ceremonies honoring and commemorating the renaming and renovation of schools around the district. These events introduce the community to learning facilities remodeled with Special Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) funds. Joseph W. Humphries Elementary School was named after the Honorable Joseph W. Humphries, an... Continue Reading →

Give A Note and Huber Engineered Materials Donate $16,500 to 5 APS Elementary Schools

On Monday, Oct. 4, Give a Note (GAN) Foundation and Huber Engineered Materials (HEM) donated $16,500 to five Atlanta Public Schools elementary schools to help build new band programs for students. The congratulatory ceremony was held at West Manor Elementary School. The district recently hired a new music teacher specifically to add band programs to... Continue Reading →

Chick-Fil-A College Football Playoff Foundation Awards Dr. Miranda Dozier with $1,000!

Over the years, our partners, the College Football Hall of Fame and the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl have worked with DonorsChoose to present and surprise a deserving APS teacher with a gift card of $1,000 to support projects listed on DonorsChoose. This year's recipient is: Dr. Miranda Dozier, First Grade Teacher, Boyd Elementary School She has... Continue Reading →

Atlanta Public Schools Partners with Rock The Vote for National Voter Registration Day Pep Rally

Atlanta Public Schools was excited to partner with AMB Sports and Entertainment, Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta United, Rock the Vote, and New Georgia Project on a first-of-its-kind initiative, Democracy Class Atlanta, leveraging sports and entertainment to celebrate civic education and engagement and spread the message that there is “no off season in democracy.” Held on Sept.... Continue Reading →

Atlanta Public Schools Hosts Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony to Commemorate Opening of the Center for Equity + Social Justice

Atlanta Public Schools recently hosted a special ribbon-cutting ceremony commemorating the opening of the Center for Equity + Social Justice. The Atlanta Board of Education adopted the Atlanta Public Schools equity policy in 2019, making equity a key factor in the 2020-2025 APS Strategic Plan. Shortly thereafter, the district hired its first Chief Equity +... Continue Reading →

Atlanta Public Schools Hosts Renaming Ceremony in Honor of Herman J. Russell and Atlanta’s Historic West End

The former Joseph E. Brown Middle School in Atlanta’s Historic West End was renamed for one of the city’s most famous business leaders and entrepreneurs. The Herman J. Russell West End Academy, formally named Joseph E. Brown Middle School, hosted a renaming ceremony on Wednesday, Sept. 15, honoring one of Atlanta's most renowned business leaders... Continue Reading →

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