APS Partners with City of Atlanta to Offer an Enhanced Social Studies Curriculum Inspired by Atlanta City Design

Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Meria J. Carstarphen joined City of Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed to announce a new partnership to write an interactive curriculum based on the Atlanta City Design. The inquiry-based curriculum will be implemented as a six-week exploration into urban planning and the history of Atlanta’s design as well as aspirations for... Continue Reading →

APS Middle Schoolers Hit the Field, Learn Life Lessons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium

(Go here to view a short video on this year’s SEC Youth Football Clinic.) Two days before Auburn University and the University of Georgia will decide the Southeastern Conference (SEC) championship at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, 175 Atlanta Public School middle school students hit the field under the guidance of former college and National Football League (NFL)... Continue Reading →

APS Squads Impress at Metro Cheerleading Championships

Atlanta Public Schools cheerleading squads flexed their muscles and voices at the 2017 APS Metro Cheerleading Competition, held Saturday at Douglass High School. An APS squad placed in nearly every category, with the Mays co-ed, KIPP Atlanta Collegiate and KIPP Metro Middle School squads taking home championships. Mays won the Co-Ed Division Championship, KIPP Atlanta... 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 →

March 2014 Student Spotlight

Name:  Lauren Wesseldyk Grade:  4th School: Bolton Academy Favorite Subjects: Reading, Math Career Goal: Architect When Bolton Academy students break-in their 2014-15 agendas, they can thank Lauren Wesseldyk for the attractive cover. As the winner of Bolton Academy’s “agenda cover design contest”, the Bolton agenda cover will feature Lauren’s fancy artwork. Her design is a... Continue Reading →

Brown Middle students honored during the Festival of Lights Parade

A total of 32 seventh and eighth grade students at Brown recently participated in the “Festival of Lights” Essay Contest. The contest was sponsored by the Historic Westside Cultural Arts Council. The goal of the council is to promote native and local arts and culture from within the Historic Westside Community. This is accomplished by mentoring, training,... Continue Reading →

Jennifer Hall of Brown Middle School awarded Atlanta Families’ Awards for Excellence in Education

Jennifer Hall, a seventh and eighth grade gifted language arts teacher at Brown Middle School, was one of 10 APS educators who received a surprise from Atlanta Families’ Awards for Excellence in Education (AFAEE). Ms. Hall was awarded a check for $7,500, which includes funding for a school project  ($3,500), funding for a professional development... Continue Reading →

Susan L. Taylor Visits Brown Middle School to Launch CARES Mentoring Program

Students at Brown Middle School spent time this week with Susan L. Taylor, founder and CEO of the National CARES Mentoring Movement and former editor-in-chief of Essence magazine.  Taylor’s organization, National CARES Mentoring Movement, announced the launch of a pilot program for 40 of the school's sixth grade students, all of whom have been selected to participate... Continue Reading →

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