APS Celebrates Black History Month 2018

Throughout the month of February, Atlanta Public Schools all across the city will celebrate Black History Month with an array of fun, innovative, thought-provoking and entertaining activities, all designed to educate and inspire students and observers. Barack and Michelle Obama Academy on Monday (February 12) launched its slate of activities this month, with a look-alike... Continue Reading →

Schools Throughout the District Celebrate Black History Month

  The auditorium at Continental Colony Elementary School was transformed into an interactive, African American “wax museum” last week, as nearly 50 students posed as famous and influential African Americans in history. The event is part of the school’s Black History Month celebration during the month of February. Continental Colony Principal Dr. Kristen Vaughn said... Continue Reading →

APS Celebrates Black History Month

Black History Month remains an important time to honor the heritage of African-Americans; and APS has some significant connections with the civil rights movement. Atlanta Public Schools has had many famous students, including Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Lena Horne, Mayor Maynard Jackson, Nipsey Russell and others. The district’s Museum Curator, Cathy Loving, sat down... Continue Reading →

North Atlanta High School golf teams have successful showing at 2014 State Golf Championship

North Atlanta High School’s boys and girls golf teams competed in the 2014 State Golf Championship in Augusta, GA this May. After breaking one school record earlier this year with a 311 score, North Atlanta’s boys team bolstered a new school record by scoring 303 in the State Championship. They finished 5th overall in the state.... Continue Reading →

Usher-Collier Elementary students participate in the 2nd annual Georgia STEM Day

  Usher-Collier Elementary hosted STEM Day program activities for the 2014 2nd annual Georgia STEM Day earlier this spring. The activities consisted of both a STEM CAREER DAY and their end of the year Engineering Design Challenge. STEM professionals from all over the Atlanta metro area visited Usher-Collier Elementary to speak to students about what... Continue Reading →

West Manor Elementary honored with National Excellence in Urban Education Silver Award

West Manor Elementary School is one of the 16 winners of the 2014 National Excellence in Urban Education Award from the National Center for Urban School Transformation (NCUST) at San Diego State University. The schools were recognized at the National Excellence in Urban Education Symposium in San Diego. West Manor received The Silver Award for $2,500.... Continue Reading →

Garden Hills Celebrates its 20-Year Anniversary of Shakespeare Residency

by Britney Morgan, Communications Officer brmorgan@atlanta.k12.ga.us This spring, Garden Hills Elementary celebrated its 20-year anniversary of the Shakespeare Residency program with an impressive performance of the classic play “Romeo and Juliet”. The residency program introduces the works of William Shakespeare for early learning through a partnership with the Georgia Shakespeare Festival. It is completely PTA funded... Continue Reading →

North Atlanta High School recognizes 2014 graduates for community service, leadership and academics

North Atlanta High School recognized four graduates with awards for community service, leadership, and athletic and academic achievement during morning commencement exercises Sunday, May 25, 2014. John Rudd received the Warrior Scholar Award. This award is to recognize the student-athlete who illustrates uttermost promise both academically and athletically. John’s name will be added to a... Continue Reading →

Jennifer Ifeoma Onuoha is the Class of 2014 Valedictorian for Daniel M. Therrell School of Health Sciences and Research

Jennifer Ifeoma Onuoha is the Class of 2014 Valedictorian for Daniel M. Therrell School of Health Sciences and Research. During her four years at Daniel.M. Therrell School of Health Sciences and Research, Jennifer met influential people such as Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden, whose achievements inspired her to strive for success. She is particularly grateful... Continue Reading →

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