Principal Profile: APS Welcomes Tiauna Crooms to Brown Middle School

This year students and staff at Brown Middle School are under the leadership of a new principal, Ms. Tiauna Crooms. Ms. Crooms is no stranger to APS as she served as principal Washington High School’s former senior academy. During her time at Washington, the senior academy boasted the highest number of Millennium Gates Scholars that... Continue Reading →

Experiencing Shakespeare at Brown

During the 2012-2013 school year, Brown Middle School has participated in a partnership with the Atlanta Shakespeare Company. In October, teachers had the opportunity to take 7th and 8th grade Gifted & Talented Academy students at Brown and students from the Boys and Girls Academies to see a performance of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth. "Viewing a live production was... Continue Reading →

Meet the APS Teacher of the Year: Brown Middle School’s Belita Hamilton

Belita Hamilton Joseph E. Brown Middle School Donell Underdue Jr., Principal Dr. Sharon Davis Williams, Executive Director, SRT-1 Belita Hamilton is a native of Atlanta. After graduating from Fickett Elementary School, Bunche Middle School, and Mays High School, she decided that her goal in life was to become an athletic trainer. This led her to... Continue Reading →

Brown Middle School students get organic with Communities In Schools of Atlanta

Students of Brown Middle School spent a portion of the afternoon Aug. 30 learning about organic farming from a team of staff members from Farmer D Organics and planting seedlings in what will become the school’s first student-run garden. Communities In Schools (CIS) of Atlanta selected Brown Middle School as one of two pilot sites... Continue Reading →

Highlights from the Math and Science Summer Academy at the Woodruff, Part 1

We kick off our coverage of the second annual Math and Science Summer Academy for the Arts and Sciences at the Woodruff Arts Center this week with a few words from Brown Middle School teacher Leslie Robertson, a gifted endorsement candidate, and Inman Middle rising eighth-grader Najah Jones. Here they discuss their respective participation in... Continue Reading →

Trees Atlanta partners with APS for Earth Day and beyond

For Earth Day, schools joined in on Trees Atlanta’s BeltLine Arboretum Education Program to go green and make their schools greener in the process. Students in environmental clubs from Grady High, Brown Middle, Tech High, Atlanta Charter Middle and KIPP Strive Academy are exploring Atlanta’s environment through many hands-on activities such as school bird counts, live animal... Continue Reading →

APS partners with Trees and Atlanta and others for Georgia Arbor Day

Two schools in APS and three charter schools in APS zones have gotten into the holiday spirit – of Georgia Arbor Day, that is, with projects at each school complete with community partners, presentations, and tree plantings courtesy of Trees Atlanta. The organization helped coordinate educational programs and tree plantings at these schools part of... Continue Reading →

Brown Middle School gets loud and proud again to capture APS cheerleading title

Brown Middle School really has something to cheer about after its cheerleading squad came out of virtually nowhere to win Atlanta Public Schools' annual middle school competition held Saturday at Douglass High School. Not only was this year's squad of 16 girls filled with inexperienced competitors -- only six squad members had previous experience -- but... Continue Reading →

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