Atlanta Public Schools Receives $10,000 “Hometown Grant” from Atlanta Falcons and Georgia Dairy Families for nutrition and physical fitness

ATLANTA – The Atlanta Falcons and Southeast Dairy Association awarded Atlanta Public Schools (APS) with a $10,000 NFL “Hometown Grant” to support healthy nutrition and physical activity programs at four elementary schools in the Booker T. Washington High School cluster. Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Meria J. Carstarphen, Atlanta Falcons player Matt Bosher and representatives from... Continue Reading →

Grady, Carver, Mays and Washington Hit the Field as APS Hosts High School Football Classic August 22

Atlanta Public Schools (APS) Department of Athletics will host the 2015 High School Classic Saturday, Aug. 22 at Lakewood Stadium, 70 Claire Dr. S.W., Atlanta, GA 30315. The following high school football teams are scheduled to compete: 11:00 a.m. – Tri Cities vs. Hardaway-Columbus 2:00 p.m. – Grady vs. Washington 5:00 p.m. – Carver-Atlanta vs. Carver-Columbus 8:00... Continue Reading →

KIPP STRIVE and Atlanta Families’ Award Winner Host 5K Dash

APS charter schools  KIPP STRIVE Academy and KIPP STRIVE Primary School conducted their first annual 5K Dash on Saturday, September 21, 2013. There were over 150 participants ranging in age from newborn to 83.  This event raised more than $1,500 to provide students with an international travel experience. Math teacher Stephanie Jones, a 2012 Atlanta Families’... Continue Reading →

2012 Atlanta Falcons 1st Down for Fitness MVP winner Ernesto Chavez at Price Middle School

Congratulations to Ernesto Chavez of Price Middle School for being selected as a 2012 Atlanta Falcons First Down for Fitness MVP.  Ernesto and ten other students out of over  52,000 in the program were selected from around the state of Georgia and Mexico based upon his conscious effort and commitment to eating healthy, staying active... Continue Reading →

Strong4Life movement descends on Dunbar

For the second time in two weeks, the Strong4Life movement made a huge splash at an Atlanta Public school when team members delivered music, prizes, games—and most importantly, the message of ending childhood obesity in Georgia —to students at Dunbar Elementary School last week. With over 1 million of the state’s children categorized as overweight... Continue Reading →

Beecher Hills Elementary student joins state youth panel

Beecher Hills Elementary fifth-grader Trinity Davenport has been chosen to be a part of a seven-member youth panel (elementary through high school) at the Second Annual Georgia School Wellness Summit on March 19 on the campus of Clayton State University. Davenport will not only be representing Beecher Hills and APS, but also the voice of every student... Continue Reading →

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