Mercedes-Benz USA Hosts Winterfest Celebration for Hollis Innovation Academy and Miles Elementary

Photo Credit: Mercedes-Benz USA 'Tis the season of giving! Atlanta Public Schools' partner Mercedes- Benz USA (MBUSA) recently donated 1,200 gift packages and 400 turkeys and hams to families and students at Michael R. Hollis Innovation Academy and Lenora P. Miles Elementary School. The luxury brand helped APS students and their families gear up for... Continue Reading →

Humphries Elementary School Celebrates Students with Perfect and Near Perfect Attendance

  (Click here to view the video.) School attendance is vital for academic success, and it is really serious business at Humphries Elementary School. On Friday, 96 students with perfect attendance, along with 131 more with no more than three absences during the first semester, were honored for their dedication to coming to school. During... Continue Reading →

APS Partners with City of Atlanta to Offer an Enhanced Social Studies Curriculum Inspired by Atlanta City Design

Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Meria J. Carstarphen joined City of Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed to announce a new partnership to write an interactive curriculum based on the Atlanta City Design. The inquiry-based curriculum will be implemented as a six-week exploration into urban planning and the history of Atlanta’s design as well as aspirations for... Continue Reading →

Another APS Partnership Provides Fickett Elementary Students with Glasses

  A partnership between Atlanta Public Schools, the Atlanta Hawks Foundation and Vision to Learn provided prescription eye glasses for more than 60 students at Fickett Elementary School, Wednesday morning. Vision to Learn is a national program that works with companies, non-profit organizations and school systems to provide free eye exams and eye glasses for... Continue Reading →

APS Volunteers Turn Out for Empty Stocking Fund/Santa’s Village

(Click here to watch a short video about Atlanta Public Schools volunteers working in Santa’s Village.)  Once again, Atlanta Public Schools students and staff members stepped up to help make Christmas merrier for hundreds of families in Atlanta, Fulton County and DeKalb County through the Empty Stocking Fund and Santa’s Village initiatives. Cadets in the... Continue Reading →

Sylvan Hills Middle School Teacher Mahoganey Jackson Picks Up Another Honor: CFP Teacher of the Month

(Click here to view a short video on Mahoganey Jackson, the College Football Playoff Teacher of the Month.) The good news keeps on coming for Sylvan Hill Middle School teacher Mahoganey Jackson. In October, she was named the 2017-2018 Atlanta Public Schools Teacher of the Year. Then on Tuesday, Jackson was named the College Football... Continue Reading →

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 →

APS is Thankful for Delta! Global Giant Steps Up Again to Help Hutchinson and Dobbs Elementary Schools

Students and staff at Hutchinson and Dobbs Elementary Schools have one more thing for which to be thankful … the generosity of Delta Airlines. Members of Delta’s cargo division, led by vice president Shawn Cole, visited Hutchinson on Friday and brought boxes of school supplies, along with large bags filled with snacks   and treats... Continue Reading →

M. Agnes Jones Elementary School’s Literacy Initiative Gets a Big Boost from Georgia-Pacific

Agnes Jones Elementary School was “lit” on Friday afternoon … literally! Thanks to community partner Georgia-Pacific, all 547 students at the school received a personalized “lit kit” during its monthly honors assembly, held on the last Friday of each month. Each kit includes several books, based on the student’s interests, flash cards and various school... Continue Reading →

Young Middle School Students Learn About the Blues

About 200 students at Jean Childs Young Middle School received an unexpected but interesting history lesson on Wednesday, through the use of music. The Atlanta Blues Society’s “Blues in the Schools” program paid a visit to the southwest Atlanta school, and provided students with some historical perspective on how blues music influences many of today’s... Continue Reading →

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