L.P. Miles, Dobbs Elementary School Launch School-Based Community Health Centers

  On a recent visit to L.P. Miles Elementary School, Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Meria J. Carstarphen complained about an earache. But the physician on duty at the school’s new school health center diagnosed and treated the problem and in no time she was feeling much better. Thanks to the generosity of Emory University, Healing... Continue Reading →

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 →

Young Middle School Students Learn History, Self-Respect at Jean Childs Young Day

By Seth Coleman Former United States Ambassador to the United Nations and mayor of Atlanta Andrew Young, is the epitome of a man:  smart, confident, stately, and thoughtful. His late first wife, Jean Childs Young was the embodiment of a lady:  intelligent, beautiful, elegant, and kindhearted. Now, administrators and community partners at the school named... Continue Reading →

Cascade Elementary Receives Additional Holiday Gift from Concerned Black Clergy

School is back in session but it still feels like the holiday season at Cascade Elementary School, thanks to another generous gift made possible by the school’s partnership with the Concerned Black Clergy of Atlanta. Cascade Elementary received a donation of $1,000 Jan. 6, from Willard Bolden, chaplain at the Veterans Administration Hospital in San... Continue Reading →

APS Career, Technical Agricultural Education Work-Based Learning Interns become “Smarter with MARTA”

Atlanta Public Schools is celebrating College and Career Motivation Week November 17 - 21, 2014. The goal is to encourage students to do well in school and to prepare today for college and careers tomorrow. A partnership with the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) goes beyond one week, allowing APS students to make preparation a... Continue Reading →

West Manor Elementary honored with National Excellence in Urban Education Silver Award

West Manor Elementary School is one of the 16 winners of the 2014 National Excellence in Urban Education Award from the National Center for Urban School Transformation (NCUST) at San Diego State University. The schools were recognized at the National Excellence in Urban Education Symposium in San Diego. West Manor received The Silver Award for $2,500.... Continue Reading →

23 Atlanta Public School graduates to attend top colleges and universities as Posse Scholars

Congratulations to the 23 APS graduates that will attend college as 2014 Posse Scholars, each earning a four-year, full tuition scholarship worth approximately $100,000. The class of 2014 has the largest number of Posse Scholars awarded to APS seniors since the program’s inception in Atlanta in 2007-2008. Selected by The Posse Foundation, scholars are identified... Continue Reading →

Garden Hills Celebrates its 20-Year Anniversary of Shakespeare Residency

by Britney Morgan, Communications Officer brmorgan@atlanta.k12.ga.us This spring, Garden Hills Elementary celebrated its 20-year anniversary of the Shakespeare Residency program with an impressive performance of the classic play “Romeo and Juliet”. The residency program introduces the works of William Shakespeare for early learning through a partnership with the Georgia Shakespeare Festival. It is completely PTA funded... Continue Reading →

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