Student Spotlight of the Week

Name: Alexia Matthews  Grade: 3rd Grade School: Dunbar Elementary  Model student, creative thinker, best all around student, and structured for perfection are some of the descriptions a teacher uses to describe Alexia Matthews. “I wish I had a classroom full of her,” the teacher says. Alexia is a bright, talkative, outgoing student who is in love... Continue Reading →

Student Spotlight of the Week

Name: Jazziyah Taylor Grade: 2nd Grade School: D.H. Stanton Elementary Jazziyah Taylor is a 2nd grader at D.H. Stanton who strives to be a high performing student both in and out of the classroom. She is a bright and talented addition to D.H. Stanton as an Honor Roll student, as well as an all-star cheerleader. ... Continue Reading →

Determined spirit and winning attitude make Garden Hills fifth grader “a really cool kid”

What do you call a kid who loves to laugh, play soccer and and has fun doing kid-things, but also enjoys learning and going to school every day? And what if you added well -mannered, high-principled, considerate and determined to the list?  Garden Hills media specialist, Kellye Carter calls him “a really cool kid,” and she is referring... Continue Reading →

APS Cool Kid: Ruqiyah Mukarram Combines Passion for Public Service with Love of Science

Ruqiyah Mukarram is currently a junior at The New Schools at Carver School of Health Sciences and Research. In her own words she talks about her love of science and future career plans. Cesar Chavez once said, “We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community... Our ambitions must... Continue Reading →

Cool Kid of the Week

Tarrell Jones, also known as TJ, has a special talent of making you smile. He has a bright and bubbly personality that continues to stay with you throughout the day. He is a proud first grader at Toomer Elementary School this year, where he transitioned from special education to the general classroom. He attends class... Continue Reading →

APS Cool Kid: Delando Crooks

His list of recruiting offers reads like a who's who of college football. Stanford, University of Georgia, Auburn, Ole Miss, Perdue, Vanderbilt, Georgia Tech and North Carolina are all aware of one of Georgia's top offensive linemen, Carver Early College senior Delando Crooks. Jamaican born, Crooks is fairly new to the game of football, first playing during... Continue Reading →

APS Cool Kid: Dexwin Thompson

Therrell 2012 Graduate Dexwin Thompson described as a quietly effective leader by L.E.A.D. Scholar, athlete and 2012 graduate of Therrell High School, Dexwin Thompson, is the APS "Cool Kid" for the week of June 18, 2012. During the 2011-2012 school year, Dexwin served as an Ambassador for the L.E.A.D. (Launch, Expose, Advise, Direct), program. The elite of L.E.A.D.,... Continue Reading →

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