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 →

The Atlanta Falcons Honor Centennial Teacher Thomas Bussey as a ‘Symetra Hero in the Classroom’

On September 13th, Centennial Place Elementary School’s third-grade teacher Thomas Bussey was honored during a surprise assembly by Symetra, SunTrust and the Atlanta Falcons. “There are many instances I can cite of Thomas Bussey’s dedication to the education of Centennial Place Elementary School students,” said Chastity Williams, a teaching colleague. “Mr. Bussey writes and implements... Continue Reading →

2012 Atlanta Falcons 1st Down for Fitness MVP winner Ernesto Chavez at Price Middle School

Congratulations to Ernesto Chavez of Price Middle School for being selected as a 2012 Atlanta Falcons First Down for Fitness MVP.  Ernesto and ten other students out of over  52,000 in the program were selected from around the state of Georgia and Mexico based upon his conscious effort and commitment to eating healthy, staying active... Continue Reading →

Falcons Player Trades in his Jersey for an Apron at Bunche

Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle, Jonathan Babineaux, donned an apron and chef's hat at Bunche Middle School to promote healthy lunch programs. Babineaux served lunch to the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students as he encouraged them to make healthy selections during lunchtime.  He stressed the importance of students incorporating more nutritional items, such as fruits... Continue Reading →

Harper-Archer media specialist Keisha Robinson named Symetra ‘Hero in the Classroom’

Join the club, Keisha Robinson! The Harper-Archer Middle School media specialist became the fourth APS teacher to join the ranks of the Symetra "Hero in the Classroom" group. The announcement came in an assembly at the school Tuesday that included the Atlanta Falcons and SunTrust Bank. Robinson, Harper-Archer’s media specialist for 11 years, was nominated for... Continue Reading →

Atlanta Falcons visit Dunbar Elementary and Kennedy Middle for physical education — and fun

Physical education class at Dunbar Elementary was a little more energetic than usual today, as members of the Atlanta Falcons football team helped teacher Samuel Hill challenge students to jump rope, tug-of-war and other fun activities as part of the 12th annual NFL-United Way Hometown Huddle. The entire Falcons roster, including team owner Arthur Blank,... Continue Reading →

Grove Park Elementary partners with The Home Depot Foundation on a KaBOOM! playground

UPDATE: Check out the NPR feature on KaBOOM! here. For the second time in the 2010-11 school year, an APS elementary collaborated with a community partner to bring a KaBOOM! playground. Grove Park Elementary welcomed more than 250 volunteers, who braved the threat of rain and got the job done ahead of schedule. Grove Park Elementary... Continue Reading →

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