Bunche MS Wins National Construction Award

An expanded and renovated Atlanta Public School that re-opened in the fall of 2015 after completing construction earned an Honor Award and recognition from the South Atlantic Chapter of the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA). The renovated Ralph Bunche Middle School located in southwest Atlanta was honored at the organization’s annual banquet and awards... 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 →

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 →

Atlanta Public Schools Appoints 22 New Principals

Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Meria J. Carstarphen introduced the 22 new elementary, middle and high school principals hired for the 2014-15 school year during the Atlanta Board of Education meeting held Monday night. The following principals were appointed to lead APS schools: Tracie Astin South Atlanta High School of Computer Animation & Design Jesse Berger... Continue Reading →

New principal Mario M. Watkins announces open door policy at Ralph J. Bunche Middle School

An innovative veteran educator with 20 years of public education experience, Principal Mario M. Watkins has served for over 10 years in K-12 administration. During the past two years, Principal Watkins has served as the interim principal at Ralph J. Bunche Middle School and is excited to now make Bunche his permanent home. Watkins says that during... Continue Reading →

Reconstruction of the new Ralphe J. Bunche Middle School is underway and on target for July 2015 completion

With a target completion date of July 2015, Bunche Middle School, which began receiving renovations in the fall of 2013, will continue construction during the upcoming school year. The renovation and facilities team are making great progress. Demolition is complete, the building pad is being prepared for concrete slab and walls are being erected. The Bunche construction... Continue Reading →

Falcons Player Trades in his Jersey for an Apron at Bunche

Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle, Jonathan Babineaux, donned an apron and chef's hat at Bunche Middle School to promote healthy lunch programs. Babineaux served lunch to the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students as he encouraged them to make healthy selections during lunchtime.  He stressed the importance of students incorporating more nutritional items, such as fruits... Continue Reading →

Seven APS Schools Earn Learning Centers Grants

Seven APS schools recently earned 21stCommunity Center Learning Centers grants worth hundreds of thousands of dollars to be used to fund opportunities for academic enrichment and tutoring services for both students and their families. The schools earning the grants are Woodson, Cook, Dunbar and Dobbs elementary, Burgess Peterson Academy and Bunche and Sylvan middle schools.... Continue Reading →

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