APS Middle Schoolers Hit the Field, Learn Life Lessons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium

(Go here to view a short video on this year’s SEC Youth Football Clinic.) Two days before Auburn University and the University of Georgia will decide the Southeastern Conference (SEC) championship at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, 175 Atlanta Public School middle school students hit the field under the guidance of former college and National Football League (NFL)... 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 →

Young Middle School Students Learn History, Self-Respect at Jean Childs Young Day

By Seth Coleman Former United States Ambassador to the United Nations and mayor of Atlanta Andrew Young, is the epitome of a man:  smart, confident, stately, and thoughtful. His late first wife, Jean Childs Young was the embodiment of a lady:  intelligent, beautiful, elegant, and kindhearted. Now, administrators and community partners at the school named... Continue Reading →

50 APS Schools Participate in Supper On Site Program

Fifty Atlanta Public School (APS) sites have been approved to participate in the Bright from the Start Supper Meal Program for the 2014-2015 school year. A collaborative effort between the APS Nutrition Department and the Expanded Day/Special Projects Department, the “Supper on Site” Program provides students with a free afterschool supper while attending their participating... Continue Reading →

A taste of things to come from Atlanta Public Schools’ Nutrition department

APS is planning to "kick it up a notch" in the school lunchroom on the first day of school. Students at four schools will find extra treats in the cafeteria when they return on Monday, August 4. The Southeast United Dairy Industry Association will be on hand to provide students at Bolton Academy with nutritional information and... Continue Reading →

Young Middle students experience financial literacy at JA BizTown

Jean Childs Young Middle School sixth-grade students participated in the Junior Achievement and Chick-fil-A Foundation’s Discovery Center BizTown, located at the Georgia World Congress Center. For four weeks, students focused on the financial literacy curriculum provided by Junior Achievement before experiencing the culminating event at JA BizTown, an interactive marketplace representing the local business community,... Continue Reading →

Young Middle School Spreads HOPE Through Business & Leadership

On Wednesday, January 16, 2013 the HOPE Business in a Box Initiative (HBIAB) gave a group of students at Young Middle School the opportunity to pitch their business proposals before a panel of Atlanta leaders and business owners. The goal of HBIAB is to channel and transform a youth’s natural aspiration and state of hope into practical and life changing action steps. Prior to the competition, students participated in... Continue Reading →

Students at Young Middle Receive a Valuable Piece of History

Young Middle School was recently given the first of twenty Holocaust Learning Trunks from Mayor Kasim Reed and the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust.  Students attended an assembly to learn more about the historical significance of the educational trunk. Students heard a riveting account of the Holocaust from a Holocaust Survivor, 87-year-old Dr. Schoenfeld.  Dr.... Continue Reading →

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