Kandice Mitchell Named to USA Football Board of Directors

USA Football, the sport’s national governing body and a member of the U.S. Olympic Committee, announced today that Atlanta Public Schools Assistant Athletic Director Kandice Pritchett Mitchell, a member of the gold medal-winning 2017 U.S. Women’s National Football Team, has joined its board of directors. Mitchell was named to the board by a vote of... Continue Reading →

North Atlanta High School Boys win First Area Championship in Lacrosse for APS

The North Atlanta High School boys lacrosse team has made history by becoming the first Atlanta Public School to win an area championship in the sport. The Warriors finished the regular season a perfect 6-0 in Area 2 of the Georgia High School Association’s (GHSA) Class AAAAAA/AAAAAAA. In lacrosse, the state’s two largest classifications –... Continue Reading →

APS Student Athletes Ink Scholarships at Annual National Signing Day Event

More than 50 student athletes from 10 Atlanta Public Schools high schools signed National Letters of Intent Wednesday, at the annual APS National Signing Day event. This year’s ceremony was held at D.M. Therrell High School. While most of the scholarships signed were for football, other sports represented were baseball, basketball, lacrosse, rowing, soccer, softball... Continue Reading →

APS Basketball Teams Go After State Titles as Swimmers, Wrestlers Close Out Successful Seasons

By Seth Coleman An outstanding winter sports season for Atlanta Public Schools is coming to a close. But the best may be yet to come. Basketball Eight APS teams advanced last weekend to the Georgia High Schools Association State Basketball Tournament, including two region champions and one runner up. Leading the way is the Maynard... Continue Reading →

APS launches “United We Play” campaign to ensure a better game day experience for district sporting events

Tickets in hand. Check. APS team gear. Check. Cash for refreshments. Check. Game management plan. We got this! To ensure that APS families, student athletes, employees and communities surrounding Grady and Lakewood stadiums are safe and fans are able to enjoy a better game day experience, Atlanta Public Schools has launched the “United We Play”... Continue Reading →

APS Adds Athletic Field Upgrades to SPLOST Priorities

Responding to community demand and a 2010 athletic audit, Atlanta Public Schools (APS) has made improvements to athletic fields a priority so that students can enjoy the use of modern, state-of-the-art facilities when they participate in physical education and sports at school. These improvements were included in the project list for SPLOST IV and are... Continue Reading →

North Atlanta High School golf teams have successful showing at 2014 State Golf Championship

North Atlanta High School’s boys and girls golf teams competed in the 2014 State Golf Championship in Augusta, GA this May. After breaking one school record earlier this year with a 311 score, North Atlanta’s boys team bolstered a new school record by scoring 303 in the State Championship. They finished 5th overall in the state.... Continue Reading →

Coretta Scott King’s Cross Country Coach Valerie Missick was honored at the 2014 Georgia Positive High School Athlete Awards

by Britney Morgan, Communications Officer: brmorgan@atlanta.k12.ga.us Coach Valerie Missick has been selected to receive the 2014 Positive Coach Award. The award is in recognition of a coach who is a role model for his or her team and reinforced the “Seven Definitions of a Positive Athlete” as defined by Positive Athlete Georgia. Those definitions include an optimistic... Continue Reading →

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