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 →

Dobbs Care Center Impresses Foundation President

“Beautiful” was the term used by David Weitnauer, president of the Howard Dobbs Foundation, when describing the new school based  care center at Dobbs Elementary School. The care center, which opened this month, was made possible by a grant from the Howard Dobbs Foundation and partnerships with the Emory University Department of Pediatrics and Southside... Continue Reading →

L.P. Miles, Dobbs Elementary School Launch School-Based Community Health Centers

  On a recent visit to L.P. Miles Elementary School, Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Meria J. Carstarphen complained about an earache. But the physician on duty at the school’s new school health center diagnosed and treated the problem and in no time she was feeling much better. Thanks to the generosity of Emory University, Healing... Continue Reading →

Dobbs Elementary School Program Bridges the Gap Between Education and Opportunity

By Donovan Harris "The power is in your hands. You are their first teacher. Education starts at home.” These are the wise words of Peyton Rhone, secretary at Dobbs Elementary School, as she led an introductory meeting for parents at the Kids Matter 21st Century AfterSchool Program at Dobbs on Monday, Aug. 15. Unlike typical... Continue Reading →

Dobbs Elementary’s African American Read-In Attracts Celebrities, Community Members

By Seth Coleman In honor of Black History Month, Dobbs Elementary School highlighted its focus on reading with an “African American Read-In” program last week. The program featured more than 20 participants from all walks of life, who read two-to-three short books to students throughout the day. One of the readers was WVEE-FM (V-103) radio... 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 →

The South Metro Scholastic Fund’s Pete’s Promise Scholarship at Dobbs

Pete’s Promise Scholarship Pete’s Promise Scholarship in partnership with the South Metro Scholastic Fund is for the kindergarten and fifth grade class of 2012-2013 from Dobbs Elementary. The scholarship has been provided for those students who will meet the criteria listed below and more importantly will focus their efforts and energies on becoming an agent... Continue Reading →

APS alum gives back to Thomasville Heights Elementary

Duane West, a motivational speaker and TV personality, has donated two bicycles to deserving students at Thomasville Heights Elementary. West, a former wrestler and football player, has made health and wellness a major priority in his motivational appearances and books. "It was important for me to give something back to the community and my neighborhood,"... Continue Reading →

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