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 →

AND THE WINNER OF THE 55TH ANNUAL SPELLING BEE IS…

By: Erica Fatima Benjamin Song! “Ben,” as his friends call him, appeared unflappable as he spelled “V-I-G-I-L-A-N-T-E” and secured the victory after nine harrowing rounds of spelling. Ben, a fifth grader at Brandon ES, will represent Atlanta Public Schools in the District 4 Bee, which will be held Saturday, Feb. 27, at North Atlanta High School. Upon being declared the winner, Ben... Continue Reading →

APS Celebrates National School Counseling Week “School Counseling: The Recipe for Success”

By Erica Fatima National School Counseling Week (Feb. 1-5), sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), highlights the tremendous impact school counselors within U.S. school systems have in helping students achieve academic success and plan for a career. This year’s theme is “School Counseling: The Recipe for Success.” Notably, Atlanta Public Schools own Dr.... Continue Reading →

APS Media Specialist of the Year

  Congratulations to Atlanta Public Schools 2015 Media Specialist of the Year, Shanna Miles, from South Atlanta High School. The Georgia Library Media Association (GLMA) and Georgia Association of Instructional Technology (GAIT) co-sponsor the Georgia School Library Media Specialist of the Year award to recognize K-12 library media specialists whose service has resulted in exemplary... Continue Reading →

Students show-off their literacy skills at the 10th Annual APS Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl

by Britney Morgan Saturday, January 31, 2015 marked Atlanta Public Schools’ 10th year participating in the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl, a statewide competition with a quick-action game format that tests knowledge on selected, award-winning books. Created for students in grades four through twelve, the scholastic competition was started several years ago by former DeKalb County... Continue Reading →

Atlanta Hawks forward Mike Muscala and volunteers renovate Humphries Elementary media center

Atlanta Hawks forward Mike Muscala and former Atlanta Falcons running back Jamal Anderson joined 23 volunteers from Invesco and BNY Mellon at Humphries Elementary on Nov. 13, 2014 to paint the school’s library/media center. The volunteer effort is part of a larger renovation of the library funded by Invesco and BNY Mellon through the Dreambuilders... 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 →

APS awarded $35,000 to improve library book collections

This spring, Media Specialists at seven Atlanta Public Schools received grants from the Laura Bush Foundation for America's Libraries to expand, update and diversify their schools’ library book collections. APS was awarded more than any other district in Georgia. The Foundation announced last month that 219 school libraries were chosen to receive grants totaling more... Continue Reading →

APS Students Judged Outstanding at the 2012 International Student Media Festival

APS is excited to announce the results of the 2012 International Student Media Festival (ISMF). Ten of the state competition-winning projects submitted by APS student,s in collaboration with their media specialists and teachers, were judged Outstanding and received the Excellence in Media Production award at the international media competition. Additionally, two of the ten Outstanding... Continue Reading →

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