Passion City Church Donates Books to APS Elementary Students

For the third consecutive year, every student in an Atlanta Public Schools elementary school received a new book before heading home for the Winter Break, thanks to Passion City Church’s “Christmas Smile” initiative. “We think education is a key to success in life, and reading is an essential part of learning,” said WAGA-TV (FOX5) Meteorologist... Continue Reading →

Atlanta Public Schools Display Respect, Gratitude to Our Nation’s Veterans, Military Service Men & Women

Standing over six-feet tall in his U.S. Army dress blues, two-star Major General Leslie C. Smith exudes a presence that demands respect. However, when the Frederick Douglass High School graduate told the crowd of JROTC cadets and other students that he grew up in a neighborhood around the corner from the school, a place they... Continue Reading →

Atlanta Public Schools Honors Nation’s Veterans and Military Men, Women

Atlanta Public Schools will show its respect and appreciation for the area and the nation’s veterans and military men and women, as several schools and the district’s Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) will participate in events and activities for Veteran’s Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11. This week, students at Morris Brandon Elementary School will send... Continue Reading →

Future Dermatologist Brittany Monique Crawford is the Valedictorian for Booker T. Washington High School of Health Sciences and Nutrition

Robert Frost once wrote “The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep and miles to go before i sleep...” as Valedictorian Brittany Crawford reflects on the words of one of her favorite poets, she understands just how far she has to go.   After graduating from high school, she must... Continue Reading →

Booker T. Washington High School students volunteer during Day of Service

Over 60 Washington High School students, community volunteers and educators partnered with GivingPoint and gathered at Booker T. Washington High School, the Alma Mater of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 20th, to reflect on his life and celebrate his message of service to others. The Day of Service, sponsored by State Farm... Continue Reading →

Dobbs Elementary School’s Playground Building Day

Atlanta Public Schools, South Metro Scholastic Fund, Humana Foundation, KaBOOM! and Hundreds of Volunteers Created Place for All Generations to Gather Atlanta Public Schools, the South Metro Scholastic Fund, the Humana Foundation, KaBOOM! (a national non-profit organization that has built more than 2,300 playgrounds) and volunteers joined forces on Saturday, Nov. 9 to build a... Continue Reading →

The Intown Academy Dedicates Peace Garden For International Day Of Peace

The Intown Academy, a Kindergarten-8th grade Atlanta Public Schools (APS) charter school in the Old Fourth Ward, dedicated a peace garden on Friday, September 20th, to commemorate the United Nations International Day of Peace observed on September 21, 2013. Students recited a peace pledge and listened to fellow students sing “Let There Be Peace on... Continue Reading →

Parks walks for Patrick

On May 19th, Principal Sherri Bennett and the faculty of Parks Middle School participated in Walk Now for Autism Speaks.  Principal Bennett and the Parks Staff walked for Ms. Bennett’s nephew Patrick and the students of Atlanta Public Schools. Their team name is “Parks for Patrick”.  Walk Now for Autism Speaks is a fun-filled, family... Continue Reading →

Carver Early College’s Jason Gresham is Giving Back through Sports

Jason Gresham, a sophomore at Carver Early College, initially started playing baseball at age 5 because he liked playing outside and “getting dirty”. Now, he plays because he loves the sport, is good at it, and it gives him a platform to mentor younger students. Through a non-profit organization called L.E.A.D (Launch, Expose, Advise and... Continue Reading →

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