Finishing APStrong: APS Seeks to Nurture, Promote Leaders from Within with Aspiring Assistant Principals Reception

  NOTE:  There was a ton of activity throughout the district to close out the school year. We shine a light on a number of those events, initiatives and accomplishments in a series of Talk Ups titled “Finishing APStrong.” A strong school system needs strong school leaders, and Atlanta Public Schools has brought back an... Continue Reading →

Pre-K Students Explore Children’s Museum of Atlanta

By: Erica Fatima Running and jumping, and filled with wild exclamations of delight, 157 of APS' bright Pre-K scholars explored the exciting Children’s Museum of Atlanta . The energy and excitement filled the room, as students from Perkerson, Parkside, M. Agnes Jones, and Kimberly elementary schools “learned through play,” at various interactive stations. “I love this game!”...“Let... Continue Reading →

AND THE WINNER OF THE 55TH ANNUAL SPELLING BEE IS…

By: Erica Fatima Benjamin Song! “Ben,” as his friends call him, appeared unflappable as he spelled “V-I-G-I-L-A-N-T-E” and secured the victory after nine harrowing rounds of spelling. Ben, a fifth grader at Brandon ES, will represent Atlanta Public Schools in the District 4 Bee, which will be held Saturday, Feb. 27, at North Atlanta High School. Upon being declared the winner, Ben... Continue Reading →

APS Celebrates National School Counseling Week “School Counseling: The Recipe for Success”

By Erica Fatima National School Counseling Week (Feb. 1-5), sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), highlights the tremendous impact school counselors within U.S. school systems have in helping students achieve academic success and plan for a career. This year’s theme is “School Counseling: The Recipe for Success.” Notably, Atlanta Public Schools own Dr.... Continue Reading →

APS Partners with City of Atlanta, Launches the Atlanta ConnectHome Program

By Erica Fatima The digital inclusion program brings high-speed Internet and technology education to low-income families throughout Metro Atlanta  Click here to see the ConnectHome video On Wednesday, Jan. 27, Mayor Kasim Reed announced—to a packed house of eager APS students and their families—the launch of the Atlanta ConnectHome pilot program. ConnectHome is an initiative to... Continue Reading →

Congratulations! Stephanie Johnson, Principal at Maynard H. Jackson High School, Named a Principal of the Year Finalist

By Erica Fatima On Friday, January 15, the Georgia Association of Secondary School Principals (GASSP) announced Atlanta Public Schools’ very own, Stephanie Johnson, Ed.S, as a finalist for this year’s Principal of the Year.   Principal Johnson joins a distinguished list of finalists that include: Dr. Julia Daniely, Westside Pre-Engineering High School, Bibb County Dr. Sean... Continue Reading →

APS Leaders Surprise Employee Recognition Award Winners

Members of the Atlanta Public Schools (APS) leadership team recently surprised several employees with news that they will be honored for their contributions to helping APS achieve its mission and vision. The honors include Principal of the Year, Assistant Principal of the Year, Schools First Award, Students First Award, Districtwide Partner of the Year Award... Continue Reading →

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