Atlanta Board of Education Members “Read for the Record®” to Pre-K Students

Atlanta Board of Education Members spent some quality time Thursday reading to the littlest of Atlanta Public School students, the pre-kindergarteners, during Read for the Record® 2015. #ReadfortheRecord, which celebrated its 10th anniversary on Thursday, is a worldwide campaign designed to bring awareness to the importance of high-quality early learning, by mobilizing millions of children... Continue Reading →

APS Student Spotlight – February 2014

Name:  Terrineka Seabrum School: Benteen Elementary School Grade:  5th Everyone familiar with ten-year-old Terrineka Seabrum agrees that she is one enthusiastic and self-motivated student at school and at home.  In fact, Terrineka approaches just about everything with a smile – especially when it comes to her favorite subjects, reading and language arts. In the classroom,... Continue Reading →

Benteen Celebrates National Pi Day

On March 14th, Benteen Elementary celebrated National Pi Day with exciting, educational activities.  In class, students participated in exercises related with the never-ending number Pi. Students measured circular objects to prove that every circle’s circumference is about 3.14 times longer than the circle’s diameter.  They also created color-coated paper chains representing digits of Pi, and... Continue Reading →

Every Benteen Student Receives a Free Book from Communities in Schools

On January 23rd, Benteen students were privileged to receive a special visit from Communities In Schools of Atlanta, the largest RIF program (Reading is Fundamental). Students from all grades rotated throughout the day to create their own bookmarks and select a book of their choice to take home. This opportunity provided concrete tools for students... Continue Reading →

Student Spotlight of the Week

Name: Arturo Quiroz Grade: 5th School: Benteen Elementary  Arturo is a gifted student from Benteen who is selected as a candidate for the Ben Carson Scholarship.  The recipient will receive a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded upon high school graduation.  The essay that Arturo submitted for the scholarship told a story of the adventures... Continue Reading →

Benteen Gives Campaign

On August 31st, 2012, Benteen Elementary School hosted a clothing and school supply campaign for the families of the community. They opened the campaign during the morning and afternoon for parents to take as many items as needed for free! It was a huge success, as about 75 parents arrived at the school starting at... Continue Reading →

APS celebrates National School Counseling Week: Dr. Lenice Biggins Horton of Benteen and Humphries

Update: Meet Dr. Andrew Ragland from Mays. APS students thrive, thanks to support from dedicated teachers, principals and support staff such as counselors. During National School Counseling Week, we turn our attention to the professionals who ensure that APS students thrive emotionally, socially and academically. Check out Monday's blog post for more details. Today, we... Continue Reading →

Principal Shadow Day welcomes community partners to serve as school leaders around APS

UPDATE: Check out photo gallery here. Read speeches by Mays High Eagle Leadership Academy students at the luncheon here. Atlanta Public Schools principals happily switched places with several of our community and business partners Thursday as part of the annual Principal Shadow Day -- one of the best-ever examples of walking in someone else's shoes.... Continue Reading →

Save the date: APS Neighborhood Celebration for southeast schools, Oct. 2!

UPDATE: Check out these profiles on Coan Middle School, King Middle, Parkside Elementary, the participating Confucius Institute schools, and the charter schools. Download and share this copy of the flyer! The second annual APS Neighborhood Celebration will take place between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 2, at Maynard H. Jackson High School (801 Glenwood Ave. SE,... Continue Reading →

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