Humphries Elementary School Celebrates Students with Perfect and Near Perfect Attendance

  (Click here to view the video.) School attendance is vital for academic success, and it is really serious business at Humphries Elementary School. On Friday, 96 students with perfect attendance, along with 131 more with no more than three absences during the first semester, were honored for their dedication to coming to school. During... Continue Reading →

APS Volunteers Turn Out for Empty Stocking Fund/Santa’s Village

(Click here to watch a short video about Atlanta Public Schools volunteers working in Santa’s Village.)  Once again, Atlanta Public Schools students and staff members stepped up to help make Christmas merrier for hundreds of families in Atlanta, Fulton County and DeKalb County through the Empty Stocking Fund and Santa’s Village initiatives. Cadets in the... Continue Reading →

APS is Thankful for Delta! Global Giant Steps Up Again to Help Hutchinson and Dobbs Elementary Schools

Students and staff at Hutchinson and Dobbs Elementary Schools have one more thing for which to be thankful … the generosity of Delta Airlines. Members of Delta’s cargo division, led by vice president Shawn Cole, visited Hutchinson on Friday and brought boxes of school supplies, along with large bags filled with snacks   and treats... Continue Reading →

Finishing APStrong: APS Seeks to Nurture, Promote Leaders from Within with Aspiring Assistant Principals Reception

  NOTE:  There was a ton of activity throughout the district to close out the school year. We shine a light on a number of those events, initiatives and accomplishments in a series of Talk Ups titled “Finishing APStrong.” A strong school system needs strong school leaders, and Atlanta Public Schools has brought back an... Continue Reading →

Target grant brings endless possibilities to Grove Park

Thanks to a generous $25,000 grant from Target, Grove Park Intermediate students, teachers and staff will soon find themselves with much needed classroom supplies, new technology, funding for fieldtrips, physical education equipment and more. The one-time, undesignated grant is part of the Give with Target campaign and Target’s Back-to-School celebration.  The company awarded the grant... Continue Reading →

APS Students LEAD by Example

by Rendell Jackson, Program Manager- Middle Schools, Department of Athletics At Grady Stadium Several Atlanta Public School student-athletes were treated to a star studded weekend of opportunities and recognition as they were honored as "Ambassadors" for their hard work with the L.E.A.D. Organization. During the 6th Annual L.E.A.D. Celebrity Baseball Clinic at Turner Field, the athletes... Continue Reading →

Thomasville Heights Elementary celebrates KaBoom! playground

"It's amazing what can happen when people come together on behalf of students." With those words from Thomasville Heights Elementary Principal Charles Penn, the school celebrated its new KaBooom! playground and outdoor classroom. Foresters, a Toronto-based insurance company, funded the project and provided about 200 volunteers who helped pour concrete, rake mulch and erect a... Continue Reading →

11Alive report emphasizes important role community partners play in supporting E. Rivers Elementary

There's a great report on the WXIA (11Alive) Web site about how community partners and their private funding play such a crucial role in supporting Atlanta Public Schools. In this case, the report cites the incredible back-up provided to maintain the soccer field and field house and concession stands at E. Rivers Elementary -- an... Continue Reading →

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