Bunche MS Wins National Construction Award

An expanded and renovated Atlanta Public School that re-opened in the fall of 2015 after completing construction earned an Honor Award and recognition from the South Atlantic Chapter of the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA). The renovated Ralph Bunche Middle School located in southwest Atlanta was honored at the organization’s annual banquet and awards... Continue Reading →

Finishing APStrong: Forrest Hill Academy Continues to Provide Second Chances for Students

NOTE:  There was a ton of activity throughout the district to close out the school year. We shine a light on a number of those events, initiatives and accomplishments in a series of Talk Ups titled “Finishing APStrong.” Out of the hundreds of Atlanta Public Schools graduates who walked across the stage at the Georgia... Continue Reading →


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 →

Atlanta Public Schools Names J. Scott Allen 2015-2016 APS Districtwide Teacher of the Year

J. Scott Allen, Latin teacher from Henry W. Grady High School, was named Atlanta Public Schools’ (APS) 2015-2016 Districtwide Teacher of the Year during the APS Employee Recognition Celebration awards ceremony October 29 at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center. It took a little time for the teaching bug to bite J. Scott Allen. But... Continue Reading →

APS Leaders Surprise Employee Recognition Award Winners

Members of the Atlanta Public Schools (APS) leadership team recently surprised several employees with news that they will be honored for their contributions to helping APS achieve its mission and vision. The honors include Principal of the Year, Assistant Principal of the Year, Schools First Award, Students First Award, Districtwide Partner of the Year Award... Continue Reading →

Atlanta Falcons, United Way of Greater Atlanta and Atlanta Public Schools Team Up for Hometown Huddle

Today in all cities across the country, for the 17th year, the NFL and United Way celebrated Hometown Huddle. The Atlanta Falcons, other NFL players, coaches and executives, participated in a series of volunteer community projects in seven Atlanta Public Schools campuses – Bethune, Connally, Jones and Venetian Hills Elementary schools; Brown Middle School, KIPP... Continue Reading →

Atlanta Public Schools Celebrates The New Ralph J. Bunche Middle School

Atlanta Public Schools' (APS) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly rebuilt Ralph J. Bunche Middle School October 14, 2015 in the auditorium for students, staff, former Bunche administrators and the Bunche community. Ralph J. Bunche Middle School has educated Atlanta's youth in the southwest community since 1979. When the original building opened, it was... Continue Reading →

Eight Atlanta Public Schools students named Class of 2020 REACH Georgia Scholars on Statewide Signing Day

by Kimberly Willis Green Eight Atlanta Public Schools (APS) eighth grade students were named REACH (Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen) Georgia Scholars and participated in the REACH Statewide Signing Day Ceremony with APS Superintendent Meria J. Carstarphen, Ed.D, Georgia First Lady Sandra Deal, and members of the Atlanta Board of Education. The APS REACH Scholars,... Continue Reading →

Three Atlanta Public Schools Students Appointed to the State Superintendent’s 2015-2016 Student Advisory Council

By Taylor Jones Atlanta Public School (APS) students Robert Beckham, Sutton Middle School; Mouhammed Bah, B.E.S.T. Academy High School; and Elise Nanista, Maynard H. Jackson High School were selected by State Superintendent Robert Woods to serve on the 2015-2016 Student Advisory Council Sept. 11, 2015. Not only will a group of middle and high school... Continue Reading →

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