Georgia Department of Education staff members donate backpacks to APS Truancy Center

By Kimberly Willis Green Staff members from the Georgia Department of Education delivered backpacks filled with school supplies to Atlanta Public Schools’ (APS) Truancy Center Aug. 14. The “back-to-school packs” donated by GaDOE staff were distributed to schools in south and middle Georgia, along with seven metro-area school districts, including APS. Over the summer, Georgia... Continue Reading →

APS to host Back-To-School Bash July 25

ATLANTA – Atlanta Public Schools (APS) is helping families prepare for the 2015-16 school year at its first APS Back-to-School Bash. The districtwide APS Back-to-School Bash will be held Saturday, July 25, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Atlanta Metropolitan State College Easley Conference Center located at 1630 Metropolitan Pkwy., SW, Atlanta, GA... Continue Reading →

APS pilots new online enrollment system for new students July 6

Beginning July 6, Atlanta Public Schools (APS) will pilot an online enrollment system for parents and guardians to enroll new students in school within a matter of minutes. Available in English and Spanish, the online enrollment system allows parents to pre-populate their child's enrollment information and confidentially upload documents to create a preliminary enrollment record.... Continue Reading →

APS schools to host open house events Friday, August 1; excellent opportunity for parents to learn ‘what’s new’ in the district

Atlanta Public Schools parents and students are invited to visit their school, meet teachers and principals and receive class schedules during the district's open house events this Friday afternoon, August 1.   District-wide Open Houses – Friday, August 1, 2014 (All APS traditional schools) High Schools                  1-3 p.m. Middle Schools               3-5 p.m. Elementary Schools     5-7... Continue Reading →

Day One: Be There. APS superintendent launches district’s back-to-school attendance campaign during July Board of Education meeting

Newly appointed superintendent, Meria Carstarphen, launched a city-wide attendance campaign during the July Board of Education meeting encouraging parents and students to ‘be there’ for the first day of school, August 4, 2014.  This was Dr. Carstarphen’s first board meeting following her official start with the district earlier this month. “We’re excited about a message... Continue Reading →

Cascade Elementary Receives a Generous Community Donation

The Concerned Black Clergy recently invited Sylvia Hall, principal of Cascade Elementary School, to its board meeting on September 6th. During the board meeting, members of the Concerned Black Clergy presented Cascade Elementary with 500 backpacks and a check for one thousand dollars to ensure that students are prepared for instruction for the 2013-14 school... Continue Reading →

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