APS Farm to School and Garden Tour at Centennial Place Elementary

On October 25th, an APS Farm to School and Garden Tour was held at Centennial Place Elementary School as a part of the new Captain Planet Foundation (CPF) Learning Gardens Program recently implemented in 40 APS schools.Teachers, parents, community partners and school nutritionists shared how Farm to School programs are changing the lives of APS... Continue Reading →


 Atlanta City Councilmember Keisha Lance Bottoms welcomed 40 students and several teachers from the D. M. Therrell School of Law, Government and Public Policy to Atlanta City Hall on Monday, May 7. Councilmember Bottoms took the special guests on a guided tour of City Hall offices including the Office of the Atlanta City Council and... Continue Reading →

Burgess-Peterson Academy scores at first-ever East Atlanta Strut parade appearance

East Atlanta's Burgess-Peterson Academy participated in this year's 13th annual East Atlanta Strut parade on Sept. 18. In support of the school's gardening theme, pre-K through fourth-grade students prepared for the parade by hand making their costumes: butterflies, bugs, flowers, grapes, ladybugs, bumble bees and peaches. The fifth-graders were gardeners. Parents showed school support by walking the parade route... Continue Reading →

Atlanta City Council recognizes Douglass’ Stock Market Team

Atlanta City Council members Michael Julian Bond and Keisha Lance Bottoms presented a proclamation on June 7 to Douglass High School’s Stock Market Team, which placed first in the 2010 Stock Market Game Capitol Hill Challenge (CHC). Since its inception in 2004, CHC has engaged 239 U.S. Representatives and 112 U.S. Senators with more than... Continue Reading →

Communities In Schools (CIS) of Atlanta gets families excited about reading

UPDATE: Check out even more images in this photo gallery. We just got this great news from Communities In Schools (CIS) of Atlanta... In many schools, low levels of parental engagement can pose challenges for students and school staff alike. For that reason, Communities In Schools (CIS) of Atlanta, an award-winning, Atlanta-based dropout prevention organization,... Continue Reading →

Students from eight schools show early findings on how to be ‘Water Wise’

Student representatives from eight schools in APS (and one from Fulton County) gave Atlanta City Council their preliminary findings in the Be Water Wise Atlanta project sponsored by the National Environmental Education Foundation. Students mixed videos, poems and raps in with PowerPoint presentations as some of the council members observed. It was certainly an educational... Continue Reading →

Outward Bound Atlanta helps City Council learn the ropes at The New Schools at Carver

After years of discussing the possibility, Atlanta city officials were able to take advantage of Outward Bound Atlanta’s (OBA) executive leadership programs.  On Feb. 19, 17 members of Atlanta’s City Council spent their afternoon engaged in an OBA leadership course designed to promote leadership, problem solving and trust. Thanks to the leadership of Council President... Continue Reading →

Inaugural APS Neighborhood Celebration a glowing success

UPDATE: Check out Media Production Manager Scott King's photo gallery here. More than 800 APS students, parents, faculty members and staff welcomed prospective students, parents, and members of the community during the inaugural neighborhood education celebration on Saturday at North Atlanta High School. The two-hour event included a pep rally, open house, live performances, a... Continue Reading →

Principal for a Day: Springdale Park Elementary welcomes Anne Fauver, Sue Wasserman and Hossein Akhtarkhavari

While Atlanta Public Schools held its 10th annual Principal for a Day event on Tuesday, it was the first ever for its newest school, Springdale Park Elementary. The Druid Hills school welcomed District 6 Atlanta City Council member Anne Fauver, as well as Sue Wasserman, public relations manager for Heery International, and Hossein Akhtarkhavari, district manager for... Continue Reading →

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