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 →

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 →

South Central Georgia Drifters Read to Students at Beecher Hills and Continental Colony Elementary Schools

By Seth Coleman Members of the South Central Georgia chapter of The Drifters, Inc., and a legion of volunteers read to students at Beecher Hills and Continental Colony Elementary School this week, in honor of National Reading Month.                   The Drifters, Inc. is a female community service... Continue Reading →

Author Lauryn Marie Burks Shares Her Book “My 100 Hands” with Mary Lin Elementary Kindergartners

Have you ever heard an author read their work? How about in person? Do you remember how old you were? Students at Mary Lin Elementary school can answer these questions easily – Yes; Yes; and five years-old, while in my kindergarten class. Lauryn Marie Burks visited the school and read her book, My 100 Hands,... Continue Reading →

Homer and Clifford the Big Red Dog Support School’s Out! Reading Is In! Summer Literacy Event at D.H. Stanton

APS students receive four free books to read over the summer break By Mariama Tyler Jenkins School may be out for APS students, but we want students to know that Reading is in. This year, Atlanta Public Schools (APS) launched “School's Out! Reading is In!”, a summer reading initiative for all APS students in grades... 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 →

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