State Superintendent Richard Woods Visits Cascade Elementary for National Agriculture Literacy Day

State Superintendent Richard Woods read to third- and fifth-grade students at Cascade Elementary School Thursday, to celebrate National Agricultural Literacy Day. The annual observance was launched in 1973. It is designed to promote a better understanding of how food, fiber and renewable resource products are produced; highlight the essential role of agriculture in maintaining a... Continue Reading →

Cascade Elementary Receives Additional Holiday Gift from Concerned Black Clergy

School is back in session but it still feels like the holiday season at Cascade Elementary School, thanks to another generous gift made possible by the school’s partnership with the Concerned Black Clergy of Atlanta. Cascade Elementary received a donation of $1,000 Jan. 6, from Willard Bolden, chaplain at the Veterans Administration Hospital in San... Continue Reading →

Donors Choose and Google Surprise Cascade Elementary Special Education Teacher with Tools to Help Students with Special Needs

by Kimberly Willis Green During a top secret special assembly held November 4, Cascade Elementary School Special Education Teacher Sheakita Turner was surprised by representatives from Google.org, DonorsChoose.org, Cascade Elementary Principal Dr. Sylvia Sanders, Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Meria J. Carstarphen, and Atlanta Board of Education members Steven D. Lee (District 5) and Eshé P.... Continue Reading →

Enriching our communities: Cascade students learn about agriculture and transit

Kindergarten students at Cascade Elementary  recently visited the Yule Forest Hwy 155 in Stockbridge, Ga. Yule Forest is an outdoor classroom that teaches children about farm life while enjoying all the activities provided on the farm. The children experienced agriculture through climate, crops, soil and animals. They also picked pumpkins, visited the reptile house and... Continue Reading →

Cascade Elementary Receives a Generous Community Donation

The Concerned Black Clergy recently invited Sylvia Hall, principal of Cascade Elementary School, to its board meeting on September 6th. During the board meeting, members of the Concerned Black Clergy presented Cascade Elementary with 500 backpacks and a check for one thousand dollars to ensure that students are prepared for instruction for the 2013-14 school... Continue Reading →

Student Spotlight of the Week

Name: Alexia Matthews  Grade: 3rd Grade School: Dunbar Elementary  Model student, creative thinker, best all around student, and structured for perfection are some of the descriptions a teacher uses to describe Alexia Matthews. “I wish I had a classroom full of her,” the teacher says. Alexia is a bright, talkative, outgoing student who is in love... Continue Reading →

Cascade Elementary hosts holiday performance

Cascade Elementary School’s Music Department held the “It’s Beginning to Look a lot Like the Holidays” performance Thursday morning for parents, faculty, students and staff. Directed by music teacher Ann Thomas-Davis, students K-5 performed poems, skits and various songs including “Frosty the Snowman,” “The Holiday Season,” “Hope’s” the Thing,” “We are Lights” and “Seasons of... Continue Reading →

APS salutes school achievements with Convocation 2009

UPDATE: Check out photo gallery here. The Atlanta Public Schools celebrated elementary, middle and high schools that achieved at least 70 percent of their performance targets today during the APS Convocation 2009 at the Georgia International Convention Center. A total of 26 APS schools were recognized during today’s event. Specific performance targets for each APS... Continue Reading →

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