USDA Official Visits Mays High School to see Successful Farm-to-School Program

When Atlanta Public Schools Nutrition Director Dr. Marilyn Hughes came to the district her vision was to create a nutrition program that connected the cafeteria, the classroom and the community. More than a decade later that vision is a reality at a number of schools throughout the district, including Mays High School, where its teachers... Continue Reading →

Atlanta Public Schools awarded for environmentally clean bus fleet

The Atlanta Public Schools Transportation Department accepted Georgia’s Blue Sky Award on Monday August 25, 2014 for its outstanding work in reducing emissions. “There isn’t anything more that we can do to help you guys to get cleaner buses. You’ve got the cleanest on the road today,” said William Cook, Engines & Fuels Unit Manager in the... Continue Reading →

Springdale Park Elementary recognized at the State Capitol as a Georgia Green Ribbon school

Congratulations to Springdale Park Elementary School, APS' 2012 Georgia Green Ribbon award winning school. Springdale Park students and staff were recently recognized at the State Capitol by the GA. Lt. Governor for their environmental innovations. Earlier this year, Springdale Park, in collaboration with the Atlanta Public Schools Facilities Department, submitted an application to the Georgia... Continue Reading →

APS earns Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design award

ATLANTA – APS received the 2011 Leadership in Adoption of LEED (K12) Award from the U.S. Green Building Council of Georgia (USGBC) last week. Georgia Lt. Governor Casey Cagle presented the award to Jere Smith, APS Director of Capitol Improvement, at the USGBC’s High Performance Healthy Schools Summit held at the Georgia World Congress Center. ... Continue Reading →

Images from First Lady Michelle Obama at Burgess-Peterson Academy

We had a great time covering First Lady Michelle Obama's visit to Burgess-Peterson Academy to mark the first anniversary of her Let's Move campaign against childhood obesity by celebrating the elementary school's health, wellness and nutrition initiatives. The initiatives are a part of an overall strategy by Atlanta Public Schools' Nutrition Department, headed by Dr.... Continue Reading →

First Lady Michelle Obama celebrates health and wellness efforts at Burgess-Peterson Academy

First Lady Michelle Obama marked the first anniversary of her Let's Move initiative with a visit to Burgess-Peterson Academy on Wednesday afternoon. The school is one of the leaders in Atlanta Public Schools when it comes to health, wellness and nutrition efforts thanks to hard work among faculty, staff, students, parents and its network of... Continue Reading →

APS collaborates with Georgia Aquarium to improve science education

UPDATE: Check out the photo gallery here. APS high school science teachers attended a workshop at the Georgia Aquarium Tuesday as part of an ongoing effort to improve science education in the classroom. The APS/Georgia Aquarium Collaboration 2010-11 also included a fall field trip by some 600 high school science students, and a similar trip... Continue Reading →

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