Seven APS Schools Awarded GraduateFIRST Grants

Seven APS schools were recently awarded a federally funded grant through the Georgia Department of Education and GraduateFIRST that will be used to help increase the district's graduation rate and close the achievement gap for students with disabilities. Congratulations to: Deerwood Academy Elementary Heritage Elementary Miles Elementary Bunche Middle School King Middle School Price Middle... Continue Reading →

Student Wellness Ambassadors Leadership Academy

On Saturday, March 16, 2013, students representing 14 Atlanta Public Schools attended the 4th Annual Student Wellness Ambassadors (SWA) Leadership Academy.  This event was held in conjunction with the Center Helping Obesity In Children End Successfully (C.H.O.I.C.E.S) Children’s Expo at the Adamsville Recreation Center. Focusing on the theme, “Fitness for the fun of it,” students... Continue Reading →

APS welcomes celebrity chefs to serve up food and healthy dieting ideas during National School Lunch Week

UPDATE: Herb Mesa discusses his upcoming appearance here, serves it up here, and wraps up the afternoon here. Herb Mesa hasn’t had any trouble being in front of an audience before. But this time, it wasn’t to become the Next Food Network Star. This time, it was an opportunity for the Atlanta personal chef to... Continue Reading →

Celebrity chefs to help APS celebrate National School Lunch Week in district cafeterias

More than 50 celebrity chefs will serve nutritious meals to students in school cafeterias throughout the district from Wednesday-Friday (Oct. 13-15) during National School Lunch Week. At APS, the week will highlight “Fresh Pick” options of locally grown fruits and vegetables that are served on a daily basis to APS students. Below is a schedule... Continue Reading →

HistoryMakers provide insight and advice to APS students at Dobbs and Bunche

For years students and educators alike have passed through the halls of John Wesley Dobbs Elementary without making a connection to the man for whom their school was named — until Friday. Dobbs' daughter, June Dobbs Butts, and niece, Juliette Dobbs Blackburn-Beamon, appeared at the school as part of The HistoryMakers project. Dobbs was one of... Continue Reading →

APS improves efficiency in tracking number, value of textbooks

Recently, APS started using new software to keep track of textbook inventory in schools. This new software, Destiny Textbook Manager, is a product of Follet Software Company. This new system of taking inventory of textbooks — textbook automation — will provide the district a process to easily distribute and collect textbooks, reallocate surpluses in textbooks,... Continue Reading →

Meet the Atlanta Families’ Awards winners: Dr. Anthony Dorsey

We continue our look at the Atlanta Families' Awards for Excellence in Education winners with a profile of Dr. Anthony Dorsey, principal at R.N. Fickett Elementary School for the past three years. During his tenure, Fickett has received several awards. In 2008, APS Superintendent Dr. Beverly L. Hall recognized Fickett for achieving 70 percent of the district's assigned... 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 →

Bunche Middle School welcomes WSB-TV’s Jovita Moore to Homecoming

Jovita Moore from WSB-TV was the guest speaker at a luncheon for the Bunche Middle School 2009-2010 Homecoming Court on Dec. 11. The luncheon was for 40 participating students and their parents/guardians. During her speech, Moore empowered the students to be leaders among their peers. She also challenged the students to use the efforts of historical leaders... Continue Reading →

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