APS is Thankful for Delta! Global Giant Steps Up Again to Help Hutchinson and Dobbs Elementary Schools

Students and staff at Hutchinson and Dobbs Elementary Schools have one more thing for which to be thankful … the generosity of Delta Airlines. Members of Delta’s cargo division, led by vice president Shawn Cole, visited Hutchinson on Friday and brought boxes of school supplies, along with large bags filled with snacks   and treats... Continue Reading →

M. Agnes Jones Elementary School’s Literacy Initiative Gets a Big Boost from Georgia-Pacific

Agnes Jones Elementary School was “lit” on Friday afternoon … literally! Thanks to community partner Georgia-Pacific, all 547 students at the school received a personalized “lit kit” during its monthly honors assembly, held on the last Friday of each month. Each kit includes several books, based on the student’s interests, flash cards and various school... Continue Reading →

Super Bowl Winner Malcolm Mitchell Stresses Importance of Reading to F.L. Stanton Students

Former University of Georgia football star and current New England Patriots player Malcolm Mitchell spoke about the importance of reading to students at F.L. Stanton Elementary School on Tuesday, as a part of his Read With Malcolm campaign. Mitchell, who played for the New England Patriots, winners of this year’s Super Bowl, has teamed up... Continue Reading →

State Superintendent Richard Woods Visits Cascade Elementary for National Agriculture Literacy Day

State Superintendent Richard Woods read to third- and fifth-grade students at Cascade Elementary School Thursday, to celebrate National Agricultural Literacy Day. The annual observance was launched in 1973. It is designed to promote a better understanding of how food, fiber and renewable resource products are produced; highlight the essential role of agriculture in maintaining a... Continue Reading →

APS eBook Shelf Offers Several Works on the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., African American History

As you celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, Jan. 16, and throughout Black History Month in February, please take a look at some of the great eBooks on the Atlanta Public Schools eBook Shelf focusing on his amazing life and work: https://goo.gl/aw2pt4. If you have trouble accessing the site or... Continue Reading →

It’s Your World! Chelsea Clinton visits Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School

Chelsea Clinton met with students at Atlanta Public Schools’ M.L. King Middle School and principal Paul Brown to share her new book, "It’s Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going" on Sept. 17. In the book, aimed at young readers ages 10-14, Clinton breaks down some of the world’s biggest challenges and shares... Continue Reading →

Margaret Fain Elementary students read along with New York Times bestselling author Sharon Draper

  by Britney Morgan 1997 National Teacher of the Year and award winning, New York Times bestselling author, Sharon Draper, led a reading session with Margaret Fain fifth-grade students on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. During her visit, Ms. Draper read passages from her new book, “Stella by Starlight.” The students followed along and participated in... Continue Reading →

Fredrick Douglass High School hosts first cluster-wide literacy night

written by Britney Morgan The Frederick Douglass High School Parent Center hosted the Douglass Cluster Family Literacy Night Thursday, January, 15, 2015. There were numerous activities for children of all ages including ‘Babies and Toddler Emerging Literacy,’ ‘Pre-Kindergarten Story Time,’ and ‘Middle School- Art as Literacy.' Elementary students explored web-based tools to strengthen their command of... Continue Reading →

Heart of America Foundation, FedEx Deliver READesign Reading Corner at Hutchinson Elementary School

As part of its annual FedEx Cares Day, FedEx teamed up with the Heart of America Foundation to deliver financial and volunteer support for the FedEx Cares READesign® library makeover at Emma Hutchinson Elementary School, an Atlanta Public School.  Hutchinson is the first school in the district to be awarded the Heart of America/FedEx Cares... Continue Reading →

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