Once, Twice, Three Times a Scholar at Carver Early College

Three Carver Early College High School seniors Erico Corbett, Tiye Ridley and Dontavious Martin, have been awarded the 2017 Horatio Algers Scholarship. The Horatio Algers Scholarship program is one of the nation’s largest need-based college scholarship programs that support recipients who have exhibited exceptional determination, integrity and perseverance while overcoming life’s adversities. Erico Corbett will... Continue Reading →

APS Parents Have “Thanksgiving Lunch” with Students for Family Engagement Day

Students and parents at Deerwood Academy and several other Atlanta Public Schools ate lunch together on Thursday for Family Engagement Day. Thanksgiving Day is Thursday, but students and parents throughout the Atlanta Public School system already have eaten a Thanksgiving meal together. Scores of schools in the district – including Deerwood Academy, F.L. Stanton Elementary,... Continue Reading →

Mays Football Advances to State Quarterfinals; South Atlanta Boys, Mays Girls in Top 10 Basketball Poll

FOOTBALL Mays advanced to the third round of the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) State Football Playoffs on Friday evening. The Raiders (11-1), the No. 1 seed from Class AAAAAA-Region 5, rallied from a 22-8 deficit to defeat Lee County (9-3), 35-22. Mays shut out the Trojans in the second half, while the Raiders responded... Continue Reading →

TwinSports TV Brings Strong Anti-Bullying Message to Gideons Elementary Students

Twin sisters Regina and Renita Deloatch know all too well how bullying can impact the life of a young person. Their cousin, who was bullied as a child and throughout her school-age years, eventually committed suicide when the tormenting became too much for her to bear. That personal tragedy has inspired the Virginia natives to... Continue Reading →

AND THE WINNER OF THE 55TH ANNUAL SPELLING BEE IS…

By: Erica Fatima Benjamin Song! “Ben,” as his friends call him, appeared unflappable as he spelled “V-I-G-I-L-A-N-T-E” and secured the victory after nine harrowing rounds of spelling. Ben, a fifth grader at Brandon ES, will represent Atlanta Public Schools in the District 4 Bee, which will be held Saturday, Feb. 27, at North Atlanta High School. Upon being declared the winner, Ben... Continue Reading →

Congratulations! Stephanie Johnson, Principal at Maynard H. Jackson High School, Named a Principal of the Year Finalist

By Erica Fatima On Friday, January 15, the Georgia Association of Secondary School Principals (GASSP) announced Atlanta Public Schools’ very own, Stephanie Johnson, Ed.S, as a finalist for this year’s Principal of the Year.   Principal Johnson joins a distinguished list of finalists that include: Dr. Julia Daniely, Westside Pre-Engineering High School, Bibb County Dr. Sean... Continue Reading →

APS Celebrates College & Career Motivation Week

The mission of Atlanta Public Schools is to ensure that every student will graduate ready for college and career. The district celebrated that vow last week during “College and Career Motivation Week.” Schools brought awareness to the weeklong initiative through a variety of activities. At Peyton Forest Elementary School, students participated in an assembly created... Continue Reading →

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