APS Volunteers Turn Out for Empty Stocking Fund/Santa’s Village

(Click here to watch a short video about Atlanta Public Schools volunteers working in Santa’s Village.)  Once again, Atlanta Public Schools students and staff members stepped up to help make Christmas merrier for hundreds of families in Atlanta, Fulton County and DeKalb County through the Empty Stocking Fund and Santa’s Village initiatives. Cadets in the... Continue Reading →

APS JROTC Cadets, Employees Help Brighten Holiday Season for Needy Families

Atlanta Public Schools employees and JROTC students made the holiday season a little brighter for hundreds of children and families on Wednesday through their participation in the Atlanta Empty Stocking Fund’s annual Santa’s Village initiative. Nearly 100 APS employees, including Superintendent Dr. Meria J. Carstarphen, and more than 100 JROTC cadets volunteered for several hours... Continue Reading →

JROTC 2016-17 Superintendent’s Young Ambassadors Honored at Annual Breakfast

Atlanta Public Schools honored students who are among its best and brightest leaders this week, as a new class of Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) Superintendent’s Young Ambassadors was announced during a breakfast at the offices of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLC in Atlantic Station. Atlanta Public Schools began the JROTC Superintendent’s Young... Continue Reading →

Girls Who Rule the World: CSKYWLA Students Selected to Attend Youth Mentorship Camp

By: Alicia Sands Lurry Coretta Scott King Young Women’s Leadership Academy JROTC (Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps) Cadets Victoria Hood and Sade Suggs will join 100 young women from across metro Atlanta this weekend to participate in the “Girls Who Rule the World” camp in Roberta, Georgia. Held Sept. 16-18 and sponsored by the Steve... Continue Reading →

Two APS Cadets Awarded National Legion of Valor Bronze Cross Award

By: Alicia Sands Lurry Two Atlanta Public Schools 6th Brigade JROTC (Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps) cadets are recipients of the national Legion Of Valor Bronze Cross Award by the Department of the U.S. Army. Cadet Major Lauren Bailey, a senior at  Coretta Scott King Young Women's Leadership Academy, and senior Cadet Lt. Col. Zachary Flash of North... Continue Reading →

APS JROTC to Celebrate 100 Years of Army ROTC Through Gifts from Military Organizations

Atlanta Public Schools JROTC Director Lt. Col. (Retired) Robert W. Rooker receives checks for $550 from (left) Tom Torbert of the Atlanta Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) and (right) Dale Hajost of the West Point Society of Atlanta. The donations will pay for transportation to Fort Bennign for 100 APS cadets... Continue Reading →

Atlanta Public Schools Honors Nation’s Veterans and Military Men, Women

Atlanta Public Schools will show its respect and appreciation for the area and the nation’s veterans and military men and women, as several schools and the district’s Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) will participate in events and activities for Veteran’s Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11. This week, students at Morris Brandon Elementary School will send... Continue Reading →

APS graduates accepted to nation’s service academies

By Leslie Rivera, Communications Officer larivera@atlanta.k12.ga.us It takes more than good grades to be accepted into one of the nation’s esteemed service academies. High school graduates who aspire to become a cadet or midshipman must also demonstrate qualities of leadership and community involvement. This year three Atlanta Public Schools graduates have proven they have 'the... Continue Reading →

North Atlanta unit presents colors at City Hall Veterans’ Day event

The North Atlanta High School color guard represented Atlanta Public Schools (APS) during a Veterans Day program at Atlanta’s City Hall, where the group presented the colors – or flags – for the ceremony. “It’s just something we enjoy doing – we enjoy being here,” said North Atlanta Battalion Commander Sade Mizell. The color guard... Continue Reading →

South Atlanta’s Marching Hornets & JROTC in 100 Black Men Parade of Excellence

On October 5th, South Atlanta High School’s "Marching Hornets" band and JROTC represented the district well in the 100 Black Men Parade of Excellence.  This prestigious event allowed students in our program to display the many talents found in the school. The band was one of only a few organizations selected to perform from an extensive list... Continue Reading →

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