Atlanta Public Schools Students Receive Awards from the Atlanta Citizen Review Board

By: Donovan Harris How would you describe the police officers patrolling your neighborhood? On Monday, Aug. 15, students from the Atlanta Public Schools gathered at the Atlanta City Hall to accept awards from the Atlanta Citizen Review Board (ACRB), an organization that promotes public confidence in law enforcement, in honor of projects created in response... Continue Reading →

Usher-Collier Elementary students participate in the 2nd annual Georgia STEM Day

  Usher-Collier Elementary hosted STEM Day program activities for the 2014 2nd annual Georgia STEM Day earlier this spring. The activities consisted of both a STEM CAREER DAY and their end of the year Engineering Design Challenge. STEM professionals from all over the Atlanta metro area visited Usher-Collier Elementary to speak to students about what... Continue Reading →

Sarah Smith Elementary students feed 55 families with proceeds from lemonade stand

3 fifth graders at Sarah Smith Elementary School managed to raise enough money to feed 55 families with their Jr. Beta Club sponsored lemonade stand. William Lasco, Gus Thomas, and Aydin Bandukwala raised $247 by asking for donations rather than giving a fixed price for a cup of lemonade. The boys donated their proceeds to... Continue Reading →

West End Academy: A place at the table

Atlanta Public Schools partners with Communities-In Schools of Atlanta to operate the West End Academy Performance Learning Center. West End Academy is designed to serve over 150 eligible eleventh and twelfth graders attending any of the APS high schools. West End Academy provides  a non-traditional program that addresses the needs of at risk students, who may... Continue Reading →

Real Men Read at Heritage Academy

Heritage Academy recently hosted their annual Real Men Read Program, where local community stakeholders volunteered their time to mentor and read to the young men of Heritage Academy. Participants included doctors, lawyers, businessmen, culinary chefs, servicemen, police officers, educators, and others, who share the value of reading and believe in the opportunities that reading provides to... 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 →

Southeast Atlanta Community Designs Playground for All Ages at Dobbs Elementary

On September 6th, Atlanta Public Schools, the South Metro Scholastic Fund, Humana Foundation, and KaBoom! kicked off their design plans for a new one-of-a-kind community garden at Dobbs Elementary School. The customized playground will be funded primarily by the Humana Foundation and will be created with personal drawings and other input from local community members... Continue Reading →

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