Dr. Hall honors valedictorians, salutatorians and ‘STAR’ students & teachers with breakfast

UPDATES: Check out the photo gallery here. Watch speech by Carver Early College's Paul Harris, Jr., and Douglass' Edward Furman Mosley, III, here. Watch speech by Carver Early College teacher Matt Westmoreland here. Atlanta Public Schools' valedictorians, salutatorians and "STAR" students were honored Wednesday morning with a breakfast hosted by Georgia Power and featuring Superintendent... Continue Reading →

APS celebrates National School Counseling Week: Meet Andrew Ragland of Mays High

Is there a difference between counseling high school students compared with elementary or middle school students? Andrew Ragland, an APS alum and counselor at Mays High, answered that question and more in the video above. APS students thrive, thanks to support from dedicated teachers, principals and support staff such as counselors. During National School Counseling... Continue Reading →

APS celebrates National School Counseling Week: Dr. Lenice Biggins Horton of Benteen and Humphries

Update: Meet Dr. Andrew Ragland from Mays. APS students thrive, thanks to support from dedicated teachers, principals and support staff such as counselors. During National School Counseling Week, we turn our attention to the professionals who ensure that APS students thrive emotionally, socially and academically. Check out Monday's blog post for more details. Today, we... Continue Reading →

APS celebrates National School Counseling Week: Meet Jeanine Russo of Springdale Park Elementary

Update: Meet Andrew Ragland from Mays. Also, see the interview with Dr. Lenice Biggins Horton of Benteen and Humphries Elementary schools. Last month, Atlanta Public Schools honored its school crossing guards for their dedication to protecting our students. This week, we go inside the schools and honor guidance counselors during National School Counseling Week, Feb.... Continue Reading →

Walter F. White Elementary certified as a No Place for Hate school

Walter F. White Elementary learned Monday that it has been officially certified as a No Place for Hate School by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), the group announced in a press release. The announcement came in a Banner Certification Program in which Hollande Levinson, ADL education director, presented a banner to White guidance counselor Dale W. Tate. Tate... Continue Reading →

Boyd Elementary and Atlanta Charter Middle win Kroger grants

Congratulations go out to Boyd Elementary and Atlanta Charter Middle for each winning a $2,500 from the Kroger Earning Plus Learning Program. The grants are provided by the supermarket chain to help tie student achievement to environmental awareness, hence this year's theme: “Active! Mind. Body. Community.” According to Boyd Elementary school counselor Mignon Hardeman, the... Continue Reading →

Parents Taking Control of Discipline Conference empowers parents to work with their kids

  At first, the parents seated around the tables didn't how to react when Dee J. Anderson, executive director/founder of Abba House Outreach Ministries, told everyone to group themselves into pairs ... and arm-wrestle. Once they got over the giggling, the female-dominated room paired up, and when Anderson shouted, "Go!" they all started wrestling, with... Continue Reading →

More kudos to North Atlanta High! Guidance counselor Terina Isaac is honored by College Board

North Atlanta High School guidance counselor Terina Isaac (pictured above, at left, with a student) has been named the College Board's Counselor of the Year for the Southeast Region. Isaac learned of the honor in January, and will be honored at a breakfast on Friday (Feb. 19) morning, held as part of the 2010 Regional... Continue Reading →

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