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 →

Dobbs Care Center Impresses Foundation President

“Beautiful” was the term used by David Weitnauer, president of the Howard Dobbs Foundation, when describing the new school based  care center at Dobbs Elementary School. The care center, which opened this month, was made possible by a grant from the Howard Dobbs Foundation and partnerships with the Emory University Department of Pediatrics and Southside... Continue Reading →

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 →

Atlanta Public Schools Receives $10,000 “Hometown Grant” from Atlanta Falcons and Georgia Dairy Families for nutrition and physical fitness

ATLANTA – The Atlanta Falcons and Southeast Dairy Association awarded Atlanta Public Schools (APS) with a $10,000 NFL “Hometown Grant” to support healthy nutrition and physical activity programs at four elementary schools in the Booker T. Washington High School cluster. Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Meria J. Carstarphen, Atlanta Falcons player Matt Bosher and representatives from... Continue Reading →

Warren T. Jackson promotes health and fitness with Wellness Week

by Britney Morgan Warren T. Jackson students had a great time learning about fitness and health during the school’s annual Wellness Week, held February 23-27, 2015. This initiative encourages students to make healthy choices and become physically active by introducing them to different ways to stay fit, eat healthy foods and practice healthy living. The... 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 →

A taste of things to come from Atlanta Public Schools’ Nutrition department

APS is planning to "kick it up a notch" in the school lunchroom on the first day of school. Students at four schools will find extra treats in the cafeteria when they return on Monday, August 4. The Southeast United Dairy Industry Association will be on hand to provide students at Bolton Academy with nutritional information and... Continue Reading →

APS Health and Wellness Symposium addresses tough issues and receives feedback from district teens

Prior to departing for summer break, Atlanta Public Schools’ Office of Career, Technical and Agricultural Education hosted its annual Health and Wellness Symposium for students enrolled in healthcare science pathways. Over 150 students from five high schools attended the event: Carver School of Health Science & Research, Coretta Scott King Young Women’s Leadership Academy, Mays... Continue Reading →

Humphries Elementary jumps high to reach goal for heart fundraiser

The third, fourth and fifth graders at Humphries Elementary School recently raised funds to support the American Heart Association by showing off their jump roping skills. They raised a total of $100.00 which will be donated to cardiovascular research and education in an effort to help save lives in the community and across the country. This... Continue Reading →

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