Samaritan’s Feet Provides New Shoes to Gideons and Thomasville Heights Students

  By: Alicia Sands Lurry Nearly 500 students from Charles L. Gideons and Thomasville Heights elementary schools on Thursday were treated to a special foot wash, a new pair of shoes and socks, and a backpack, thanks to a team of 60 volunteers from the international organization Samaritan's Feet. As part of their mission, Samaritan's Feet aims... Continue Reading →

TwinSports TV Brings Strong Anti-Bullying Message to Gideons Elementary Students

Twin sisters Regina and Renita Deloatch know all too well how bullying can impact the life of a young person. Their cousin, who was bullied as a child and throughout her school-age years, eventually committed suicide when the tormenting became too much for her to bear. That personal tragedy has inspired the Virginia natives to... Continue Reading →

Gideons Elementary Students Receive ‘Shoes That Fit’ From NBA Dads

By: Alicia Sands Lurry Students at Charles L. Gideons Elementary School recently received new pairs of New Balance athletic shoes, thanks to the generosity of leading fathers of players in the National Basketball Association. Earlier this month, members of Fathers and Men of Professional Basketball Players rallied together to help improve the lives of young people by donating 100 pairs... Continue Reading →

Learning Lessons with ActivTable

by Leslie Rivera You may have noticed that the dusty chalkboard many parents grew up with in the classroom has been replaced with the interactive Promethean whiteboard. Now that same technology is promoting hands-on collaboration among students in the form of a table. The ActivTable allows up to six students to interact, share knowledge and... Continue Reading →

50 APS Schools Participate in Supper On Site Program

Fifty Atlanta Public School (APS) sites have been approved to participate in the Bright from the Start Supper Meal Program for the 2014-2015 school year. A collaborative effort between the APS Nutrition Department and the Expanded Day/Special Projects Department, the “Supper on Site” Program provides students with a free afterschool supper while attending their participating... Continue Reading →

Atlanta Public Schools Appoints 22 New Principals

Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Meria J. Carstarphen introduced the 22 new elementary, middle and high school principals hired for the 2014-15 school year during the Atlanta Board of Education meeting held Monday night. The following principals were appointed to lead APS schools: Tracie Astin South Atlanta High School of Computer Animation & Design Jesse Berger... Continue Reading →

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