Kimberly Elementary students receive free books before summer

The Buis Book Foundation gave each student at Kimberly Elementary School seven free books to add to their home libraries. The students at Kimberly Elementary are fortunate to have an opportunistic principal like Joseph Salley looking out for their best interests. Two years ago, The Buis Book Foundation sent out emails to multiple elementary schools... Continue Reading →

The New Schools at Carver Produce a Trio of Gates Millennium Scholars

An intimate setting of family and faculty assembled at the early break of day on April 28 to salute the remarkable accomplishments of three students at the New Schools at Caver whose hard work has secured their financial means for higher education. Atlanta Public Schools seniors Aquantis Clemmons (Carver STEAM Academy), Destiny Hudson (Carver Early... Continue Reading →

Heritage Academy students received free vision screenings from Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation

Heritage Academy kindergarten student Ta'Dereious Phillips Jr. was one of several students to get a free vision screening from the Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation. Ta’Dereious Phillips Jr., a six-year-old kindergarten student at Heritage Academy Elementary School, was excited to pick out a new pair of glasses Monday morning after getting a free vision screening and... Continue Reading →

Coretta Scott King Young Women’s Leadership Academy sets the bar during U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education visit

Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Lisa Herring and U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education Cindy Marten are greeted by Coretta Scott King Young Women's Leadership Academy cheerleaders before touring the school. The Coretta Scott King Young Women’s Leadership Academy (CSKYWLA) caught the attention of the U.S. Department of Education as it was selected to be one... Continue Reading →

Giving Back Never Looked So Fly

The sound of children’s voices could be heard chanting and singing throughout the hallway at L.P. Miles Elementary School (LPMES) as several first grade classes greeted comedian and internet personality DC Young Fly. From the moment he arrived, his energy induced immediate smiles and laughter from the faces of students who were eager to meet... Continue Reading →

Booker T. Washington High School Leaves a Legacy Through Student “Shark Tank” Business Pitch Competition

Atlanta’s educational and corporate forces united on April 26 towards the common goal of making the entrepreneurial dreams of eight Booker T. Washington High School (BTWHS) students a reality. The Spring 2023 PitchFest competition, modeled after the notorious “Shark Tank” TV series, provided the opportunity for participants in the school’s Financial Literacy class to win... Continue Reading →

Center for Equity + Social Justice Celebrates National Bilingual/Multilingual Learner Advocacy Month

Guest Blog By: Kyle Bolt, Coordinator, Multicultural Stakeholder Supports Hello (English) Hola (Spanish)  Bonjour(French)  你好 [Nǐ hǎo] (Chinese)  Привет [Privet] (Russian)  مرحبًا [Mrhban] (Arabic)  Olá!  (Portuguese)  안녕하세요  (Annyeonghaseyo] (Korean)  Salaam Aleekum! (Wolof)  ሀሎ [halo] (Amharic)  These are greetings in APS’s top 10 languages! April is National Bilingual/Multilingual Learner Advocacy Month, a month in which we... Continue Reading →

It’s Time to Amp Up, APS! Atlanta Public Schools Launches First-of-its-Kind Districtwide Equity Survey

Atlanta Public Schools is excited to announce yet another opportunity to amplify the voices of APS stakeholders districtwide! Beginning Monday, Dec. 5, through Friday, Dec. 16, APS will hear from as many of our students, teachers, and school staff, as possible on what matters most in advancing equity throughout APS. Led by the Atlanta Public Schools... Continue Reading →

APS Scholars Chase College Dreams at HBCU Week

Against the magical backdrop of Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, 30 high school seniors from Atlanta Public Schools moved closer to realizing their dream of attaining a college education by participating in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Week annual fair on October 7. This new initiative to facilitate student participation in... Continue Reading →

Honoring Excellence, Celebrating Momentum in Our 150th Year: APyeS! Awards Gala 2022

APS Family, please join me in congratulating the 2022 - 2023 winners in our annual APyeS! Awards. From the Booker T. Washington High School, our deserving district-wide Teacher of the Year is Candace R. Henry, a veteran science educator, who leads with vibrance and with compassion. And, the award for Principal of the Year went... Continue Reading →

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