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 →

Dobbs Elementary’s African American Read-In Attracts Celebrities, Community Members

By Seth Coleman In honor of Black History Month, Dobbs Elementary School highlighted its focus on reading with an “African American Read-In” program last week. The program featured more than 20 participants from all walks of life, who read two-to-three short books to students throughout the day. One of the readers was WVEE-FM (V-103) radio... Continue Reading →

Winter Concerts Abound as Semester Comes to a Close

Benjamin E. Mays High School held its winter concert on Monday, Dec. 14, in the school's auditorium. ‘Tis the season for winter concerts, recitals and plays throughout Atlanta Public Schools. APS Fine Arts Coordinator Dr. Betsy Eppes said the performances are more than just exhibitions signalling the end of the semester. “These performances are critical... Continue Reading →

APS psychologists committed to helping children thrive

By Leslie Rivera, Communications Officer School psychologists are among the army of educational professionals dedicated to ensuring a child’s complete well-being at Atlanta Public Schools, but you probably aren’t fully aware of their role in a student’s life. APS is recognizing the incredible work being done by its 22 school psychologists during National School Psychology... 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 →

Southeast Atlanta Community Designs Playground for All Ages at Dobbs Elementary

On September 6th, Atlanta Public Schools, the South Metro Scholastic Fund, Humana Foundation, and KaBoom! kicked off their design plans for a new one-of-a-kind community garden at Dobbs Elementary School. The customized playground will be funded primarily by the Humana Foundation and will be created with personal drawings and other input from local community members... Continue Reading →

The South Metro Scholastic Fund’s Pete’s Promise Scholarship at Dobbs

Pete’s Promise Scholarship Pete’s Promise Scholarship in partnership with the South Metro Scholastic Fund is for the kindergarten and fifth grade class of 2012-2013 from Dobbs Elementary. The scholarship has been provided for those students who will meet the criteria listed below and more importantly will focus their efforts and energies on becoming an agent... 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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