APS Middle Schoolers Hit the Field, Learn Life Lessons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium

(Go here to view a short video on this year’s SEC Youth Football Clinic.) Two days before Auburn University and the University of Georgia will decide the Southeastern Conference (SEC) championship at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, 175 Atlanta Public School middle school students hit the field under the guidance of former college and National Football League (NFL)... Continue Reading →

Winter Concerts Abound as Semester Comes to a Close

Benjamin E. Mays High School held its winter concert on Monday, Dec. 14, in the school's auditorium. ‘Tis the season for winter concerts, recitals and plays throughout Atlanta Public Schools. APS Fine Arts Coordinator Dr. Betsy Eppes said the performances are more than just exhibitions signalling the end of the semester. “These performances are critical... Continue Reading →

50 APS Schools Participate in Supper On Site Program

Fifty Atlanta Public School (APS) sites have been approved to participate in the Bright from the Start Supper Meal Program for the 2014-2015 school year. A collaborative effort between the APS Nutrition Department and the Expanded Day/Special Projects Department, the “Supper on Site” Program provides students with a free afterschool supper while attending their participating... Continue Reading →

Checkmate!

Hearing a loud "Check!" or a resounding "Checkmate!" is all too common in the Brown Middle School Cafeteria on Thursday afternoons. This large group of boys and girls gathered around checkerboards in the corner of the cafeteria is formally know as the chess team. The members of the chess team use their logic, mental prowess, and problem-solving skills to master the game... Continue Reading →

Student Spotlight of the Week

Name: Bianca McCrary Grade: 8th Grade School: Coan Middle Bianca is a cheerful 8th grader who loves to share her talent in music. She started learning violin in 3rd grade, and has been inseparable with her instrument ever since. “I love playing the violin because it helps me express my emotions, relieves stress, and helps... Continue Reading →

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