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 →

Benjamin E. Mays Salutatorian Maria Gallo-Blanco is headed to Texas A&M as a Posse Scholar

Maria Gallo-Blanco is the daughter of Antonio Gallo and Derly Blanco. Maria grew up in a small village close to the coast of Acapulco Gro, Mexico. She spent her childhood mastering the English language after immigrating to the United States at the age of eight. With hopes of starting her own nonprofit organization in the... Continue Reading →

Mays Lady Raiders head to Macon to finish the March with a State Championship Victory

  by Britney Morgan  Congratulations to the Benjamin E. Mays Lady Raiders as they advance to Macon for the Georgia High School Association State Championship after a 56-38 win over Dutchtown High School. It’s been more than a decade since the Lady Raiders made an appearance in the State Championship. The last time was in... Continue Reading →

Grady Knights Best in APS Swim; Team Members Qualify for State Championships

by Britney Morgan Congratulations to the Grady High School Knights, led by Coach Rives on winning the combined (boys and girls) Atlanta Public Schools City Swimming Championship last Tuesday, January 27,2015. North Atlanta High School took second place while Benjamin E. Mays High School placed third. In the girls division, the Grady Knights again took home the first... Continue Reading →

Benjamin E. Mays High School Raiders advances to the semifinals!

Last Friday, Benjamin E. Mays High School Raiders advanced to the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) state Class AAAAA football semifinals for the first time in the school’s history, after a memorable 44-41 victory over Jones County High. The Raiders are the first Atlanta Public Schools to reach the semifinals since Grady High School in... Continue Reading →

APS teams and coaches rally to preview upcoming football season

Earlier this summer, APS football players and coaches rallied to talk football during the 4th Annual APS Football Media Day at Maynard Jackson High School. Interim Director of Athletics for Atlanta Public Schools, Jasper Jewell explained the significance of this exciting event. “The purpose of Media Day is to give light and recognition to our young... Continue Reading →

Benjamin E. Mays football players ranked top 100 in the nation participate in national Nike event

Two Benjamin E. Mays football players, Natrez Patrick and Dallas Warmack, both traveled to the Nike headquarters in Oregon in early July to participate in the invite only football camp “The Opening.” The Opening is a national football camp hosted by Nike for the top 162 high school football players in the nation. Players are selected by Student... Continue Reading →

Mays High School families open their homes to visiting French culinary students

Mays High School recently opened their homes, hosting foreign exchange students and teachers from the Chardin Culinary High School in Gerardmer, France during their two week visit. The group consisted of 14 students who shared homes, classrooms and social activities with the students at Mays. The students were welcomed by the families of their high school partners at Mays High School, where they were... Continue Reading →

Twenty-three APS Seniors Named Posse Foundation Scholars

Twenty-three seniors from Atlanta Public Schools (APS) were awarded four-year, full-tuition leadership scholarships worth approximately $100,000 each by The Posse Foundation, Inc. to some of the top colleges and universities in the country – including Boston University, Syracuse University, Texas A&M University, The College of Wooster, Brandeis University, and Bard College. The class of 2014... Continue Reading →

State-of-the-schools meetings in every cluster will begin November 14

At the start of the 2013-14 school year, Superintendent Erroll Davis delivered a state-of-the-schools address and spoke candidly about APS’ challenges and work to honor a rich legacy of 141 years. Now, K-12 regional executive directors and school principals plan to hold their own forums to talk about the state-of-the-schools in each cluster. APS representatives will... Continue Reading →

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