From Garden to Cafeteria: Students learn how to grow healthy food

By: Sue G. Collins - Reprinted with permission by INTown Paper Budding gardeners in 50 Atlanta Public Schools are growing food to help feed the district’s 45,000 students thanks to grants, community volunteers and the support of the APS nutrition department. Last month, students in the Maynard H. Jackson High School (MJHS) garden club planted carrots, spinach and... Continue Reading →

Springdale Park and Inman Middle School Students Advance to Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl Division Playoffs

By: Alicia Sands Lurry Springdale Park Elementary and Inman Middle School's Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl (HRRB) teams are headed to the Division 1 playoffs on Saturday, Feb. 27, in Jasper, Georgia. This past weekend, both teams placed second after competing in the Metro Atlanta Regional HRRB Competition at Clayton State University. Both schools won all six rounds in the Atlanta Public Schools... Continue Reading →

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 →

Burgess-Peterson students get on board STE(A)M truck

By Leslie Rivera Curious second and third graders at Burgess-Peterson Academy got their first hands-on experience with the school’s new STE(A)M truck this week.  Students were able to touch and play with items on the mobile learning facility which is dedicated to the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math experience. The truck serves as a mobile innovation lab and... Continue Reading →

Custodial Appreciation Day

by Britney Morgan, Communications Officer Toya Roberts has a Big Heart and Humble Spirit This is the second school year for Toya Roberts, custodian at Burgess-Peterson Elementary.  With a very pleasant and somewhat bashful personality, Mr. Roberts didn’t say much during his interview, but the teachers and staff at Burgess Peterson had plenty to... Continue Reading →

APS Farm to School and Garden Tour at Centennial Place Elementary

On October 25th, an APS Farm to School and Garden Tour was held at Centennial Place Elementary School as a part of the new Captain Planet Foundation (CPF) Learning Gardens Program recently implemented in 40 APS schools.Teachers, parents, community partners and school nutritionists shared how Farm to School programs are changing the lives of APS... Continue Reading →

Burgess Peterson Academy: Highest value-added academic growth for APS elementary school

Burgess-Peterson Academy achieved the highest value-added academic growth of any public or charter elementary school in Atlanta Public School (APS) for the 2012-2013 school year. Additionally, of all APS elementary schools, Burgess-Peterson achieved the highest average months of learning, averaging approximately 13 months of learning during the nine month academic year. Burgess-Peterson is the highest... Continue Reading →

Maynard H. Jackson Cluster holds convention with focus on math

The Maynard Jackson Cluster hosted “Math Across the Cluster,” a cluster - wide professional learning opportunity addressing math instruction in all content areas and in all grade levels.  Every teacher and administrator in the Jackson Cluster, district support staff, and professional developers and consultants participated in this convention.The instructional coaches, representatives from Carnegie Learning, and... Continue Reading →

Coan Middle: Greatest Student Achievement Growth from APS Middle Schools

Sammye E. Coan Middle School earned the greatest gains in student achievement out of all 6th to 8th-grade Atlanta Public Schools traditional schools according to results of the Spring 2013 Criterion-Reference Competency Tests (CRCT). Dr. Betsy Bockman, who is beginning her second year as principal at Coan, along with her team, have been lauded for identifying... Continue Reading →

Burgess-Peterson Academy’s Monday Meeting Kick-off

  by Julia Suk, APS Communications Officer On August 19th, Burgess-Peterson Academy kicked off their 3rd year of weekly Monday meetings. Students, staff, and parents are excited as they gather every Monday morning from 8:00 – 8:30 am to celebrate their students and school, while focusing on learning and success in the classroom. Burgess-Peterson Academy... Continue Reading →

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