Atlanta Falcons Bring “Hometown Huddle,” “Play 60” Events to APS

The Atlanta Falcons took care of business on the field Sunday night against the Green Bay Packers. Tuesday morning they showed how much they care about the community, as several players – including quarterback Matt Ryan and running back Devonta Freeman – visited three Atlanta Public Schools as part of the team’s Hometown Huddle program.... Continue Reading →

Atlanta Falcons, United Way of Greater Atlanta and Atlanta Public Schools Team Up for Hometown Huddle

Today in all cities across the country, for the 17th year, the NFL and United Way celebrated Hometown Huddle. The Atlanta Falcons, other NFL players, coaches and executives, participated in a series of volunteer community projects in seven Atlanta Public Schools campuses – Bethune, Connally, Jones and Venetian Hills Elementary schools; Brown Middle School, KIPP... Continue Reading →

Atlanta Public Schools Receives $10,000 “Hometown Grant” from Atlanta Falcons and Georgia Dairy Families for nutrition and physical fitness

ATLANTA – The Atlanta Falcons and Southeast Dairy Association awarded Atlanta Public Schools (APS) with a $10,000 NFL “Hometown Grant” to support healthy nutrition and physical activity programs at four elementary schools in the Booker T. Washington High School cluster. Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Meria J. Carstarphen, Atlanta Falcons player Matt Bosher and representatives from... Continue Reading →

Cleveland Avenue Elementary School Teacher Honored as ‘Symetra Hero in the Classroom’

Symetra, SunTrust and the Atlanta Falcons honored Cleveland Avenue Elementary School teacher Rita Simmons as a “Symetra Hero in the Classroom” on Dec. 10, 2013 during a surprise school assembly. Simmons is an instructor in the Atlanta school’s Gifted and Talent Development program and the district's 2013-2014 Teacher of the Year. “I have known Rita Simmons for... Continue Reading →

Lajuana Ezzard awarded hero status for going “over and beyond the call of duty” for Coretta Scott King students

APS employees continue to gain recognition for their amazing work in our schools.  The north region's  Coretta Scott King Middle School (CSK) media specialist LaJuana Ezzard has used her vision and her dedication to children to enhance the educational experience for the young ladies at CSK . Symetra, Sun Trust and the Atlanta Falcons have taken... Continue Reading →

The Dirty Birds visit M. Agnes Jones & Connally to promote health and wellness

Several Atlanta Falcons athletes recently made a special visit to M. Agnes Jones and Connally Elementary schools. The special hometown guests spoke with students about the importance of health and wellness. Throughout the day students participated in various sports activities and exercises.Watch the video below to see students interact with the Dirty Birds.

Benteen Elementary School teacher Jason Paggett honored as ‘Symetra Hero in the Classroom’

Symetra, SunTrust and the Atlanta Falcons honored Benteen Elementary School teacher Jason Paggett as a “Symetra Hero in the Classroom” during a surprise school assembly. Paggett teaches first grade at the Southeast Atlanta elementary school. “Jason Paggett creates exciting, effective and fun lessons for his first-grade students. Using a variety of teaching strategies to accommodate... Continue Reading →

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