Another Successful Xanadu Summer Program Concludes

Summertime in Atlanta brings two things for certain:  hot weather and Xanadu in Atlanta Public Schools. The annual summer enrichment program, sponsored by the district’s Office of Gifted and Talented Education, has been a staple in the district for more than 20 years. The four-week initiative, for rising first graders through 12th graders, provides students... Continue Reading →

“Scrooge Around the World” performed at Perkerson Elementary

“Scrooge Around the World" was performed at Perkerson Elementary School and is a contemporary version of the classic Scrooge play. In this version, contemporary musical artists who represent the Ghosts of Holiday Past, Present and Future visit Scrooge and warn her to change her selfish ways. Each ghost takes Scrooge to different places around the... Continue Reading →

Adamsville Primary/Miles’ Elementary shine in Productions at Alliance Theater

Christopher Estes, Principal at Lenora P. Miles, hosted afterschool rehearsals for two new plays written by elementary students that were presented during the Young Voices with New Visions Short Play Fest on the Alliance Black Box Theatre stage in Woodruff Arts Center on Saturday, November 17, 2012.  The two plays featured were "Mrs. Roosevelt and... Continue Reading →

APS and the CEP providing cultural, artistic experiences and learning to Atlanta Public School students

The City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs created the Cultural Experience Project to give every Atlanta Public School student, from Pre-Kindergarten through the 12th Grade, the opportunity to experience the city's premier arts and cultural venues. The vision is for every student in Atlanta Public Schools to have at least one on site experience... Continue Reading →

Black History Month activities at Scott Elementary increase students’ enthusiasm and knowledge

Can you name the first African American to receive the Nobel Peace Prize?  While many would incorrectly answer, “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,” students at Scott Elementary School know that Ralph Bunche won the award in 1950—14 years before King—making him the first African American recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.  Responding to daily African... Continue Reading →

Grady High students prepare for Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra’s Winter Concert

Two Grady High students will join the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra for the group’s Winter Concert on Saturday, March 12, at Symphony Hall inside the Woodruff Arts Center. Junior cellist Andrew Cleveland and senior bassist Kiah Simmons will perform with more than 100 talented youth musicians in this orchestra geared toward 13-18-year-olds.          “I love... Continue Reading →

Therrell and Carver return to the Bard, and the Shakespeare Tavern

Students from Therrell High's School of  Health Science & Research performed "Macbeth" over this past weekend at the New American Shakespeare Tavern as part of an ongoing partnership with the Atlanta Shakespeare Company. The performance concluded an eight-week afterschool residency conducted by the Shakespeare Tavern's Education & Training department, which works with Therrell and the... Continue Reading →

APS educators raise their voices in chorus for Atlanta Opera production of ‘Porgy and Bess’

We couldn't be prouder of Miles and Adamsville elementary chorus teacher Letricia Henson and Douglass High choral director Ben Polite, who currently are performing in the chorus for the Atlanta Opera's sold-out run of "Porgy and Bess" this week at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center. It should be noted that the opera chorus already has... Continue Reading →

Miles Elementary celebrates Black History Month

L.P. Miles Elementary celebrated Black History Month with its annual program Friday. Parents and community members were delighted by the talent of the participating classes. After a rousing welcome by student hosts Deonte Bryant and Keari Bryant of Karen Pettigrew’s fourth-grade class, the talent began. Performances were provided in by each grade level including pre-k and... Continue Reading →

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