Grady’s Caylin Newton Wins Weekly Atlanta Touchdown Club Award

Grady senior quarterback Caylin Newton was selected as the Atlanta Touchdown Club’s Back of the Week for his performance against Lithia Springs last Friday. Caylin led the Gray Knights to a 74-14 victory by tossing five touchdown passes and running for another score. His brother, Cam, the reigning National Football League MVP, won the award... Continue Reading →

Dobbs Elementary School Program Bridges the Gap Between Education and Opportunity

By Donovan Harris "The power is in your hands. You are their first teacher. Education starts at home.” These are the wise words of Peyton Rhone, secretary at Dobbs Elementary School, as she led an introductory meeting for parents at the Kids Matter 21st Century AfterSchool Program at Dobbs on Monday, Aug. 15. Unlike typical... Continue Reading →

Atlanta Public Schools Students Receive Awards from the Atlanta Citizen Review Board

By: Donovan Harris How would you describe the police officers patrolling your neighborhood? On Monday, Aug. 15, students from the Atlanta Public Schools gathered at the Atlanta City Hall to accept awards from the Atlanta Citizen Review Board (ACRB), an organization that promotes public confidence in law enforcement, in honor of projects created in response... Continue Reading →

Maynard H. Jackson Girls Finish as Runners Up in State Championship Final

By Seth Coleman The Maynard H. Jackson girls’ magical season, in which the team inspired an entire community , came to an end Saturday in Macon, as the Lady Jaguars lost the Georgia High School Association Class AAA girls basketball championship game to Morgan County, 68-61, at the Macon Coliseum. Jackson, the Class AAA Region... Continue Reading →

Students Take Virtual Field Trips, Thanks to Google Expeditions Program

  By: Alicia Sands Lurry Imagine visiting the Galapagos Islands, the rainforests of South America, the canals in Italy, and the surface of Mars – all in one afternoon. That is exactly what 120 third, fourth, and fifth graders from John Hope-Charles Walter Hill Elementary School experienced on Friday, Feb. 5. The students “traveled” to various... Continue Reading →

APS, Achieve Atlanta Celebrate Launch of New Scholarship Program

By: Alicia Sands Lurry On Monday, Feb. 1, Atlanta Public Schools celebrated the launch of a $20 million scholarship program to benefit low-income APS students. Spearheaded by Achieve Atlanta, the organization launched the need-based scholarship program to help remove the financial barriers preventing students from completing post-secondary education. APS Superintendent Meria J. Carstarphen, Ed.D., lauded the partnership.... Continue Reading →

Grady vs. North Atlanta at Philips Arena, South Atlanta vs. Greenforest Part of Big MLK Day

The Henry Grady, North Atlanta, and South Atlanta boys’ basketball teams will compete in high-profile games during the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Weekend. South Atlanta vs. Greenforest Christian Academy (Boys), Monday, Jan. 18, 1:25 p.m.  South Atlanta (13-4), ranked No. 3 in the AJC’s Class AAA Top 10 poll, will take on Greenforest Christian... Continue Reading →

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