APS Parents Have “Thanksgiving Lunch” with Students for Family Engagement Day

Students and parents at Deerwood Academy and several other Atlanta Public Schools ate lunch together on Thursday for Family Engagement Day. Thanksgiving Day is Thursday, but students and parents throughout the Atlanta Public School system already have eaten a Thanksgiving meal together. Scores of schools in the district – including Deerwood Academy, F.L. Stanton Elementary,... Continue Reading →

Margaret Fain Elementary students read along with New York Times bestselling author Sharon Draper

  by Britney Morgan 1997 National Teacher of the Year and award winning, New York Times bestselling author, Sharon Draper, led a reading session with Margaret Fain fifth-grade students on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. During her visit, Ms. Draper read passages from her new book, “Stella by Starlight.” The students followed along and participated in... Continue Reading →

Fredrick Douglass High School hosts first cluster-wide literacy night

written by Britney Morgan The Frederick Douglass High School Parent Center hosted the Douglass Cluster Family Literacy Night Thursday, January, 15, 2015. There were numerous activities for children of all ages including ‘Babies and Toddler Emerging Literacy,’ ‘Pre-Kindergarten Story Time,’ and ‘Middle School- Art as Literacy.' Elementary students explored web-based tools to strengthen their command of... Continue Reading →

Advancing the Dream: APS Students Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

Wednesday, August 28th marked the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. Students across the district participated in innovative classroom lessons focused on the march, Martin Luther King, Jr.’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speech, and important aspects of the civil rights movement in America. At Mays High School, social studies classes watched documentaries highlighting the... Continue Reading →

Bolton Academy hosts district-wide math competition

Last Wednesday student teams from Bethune, Fain, Scott and Parkside elementary schools joined Bolton Academy students for the first annual Math League Competition - an intense and suspenseful contest requiring focus, quick thinking and stellar mathematical skills.  Bolton Academy hosted the event, which included about 90 contestants and a full-house of parent and teacher observers.... Continue Reading →

Bolton Academy hosts district-wide math competition

Last Wednesday student teams from Bethune, Fain, Scott and Parkside elementary schools joined Bolton Academy students for the first annual Math League Competition - an intense and suspenseful contest requiring focus, quick thinking and stellar mathematical skills.  Bolton Academy hosted the event, which included about 90 contestants and a full-house of parent and teacher observers.... Continue Reading →

Media specialists at Boyd, Grove Park and Fain go extra mile to win much needed literacy grants

APS media specialists continue to rise to the challenge by securing outside funding to help their students.  Target has named Charlotte Davidson (Boyd), Earl Banks (Grove Park) and LaToya West (Fain)—all elementary school media specialists in the Douglass High School cluster—recipients of the Target Early Childhood Reading Grant.  The $2,000 grants will support literacy programs... Continue Reading →

Fain Elementary health fair motivates community to get moving

Thirteen health and wellness vendors motivated participants to get moving during Margaret Fain Elementary School's health awareness fair for students, staff, parents and the surrounding Collier Heights community Feb. 16 in the school's auditorium. Coordinated by the school's art teacher, Yvette Winder, the goal of the fair was to increase the visibility of health and... Continue Reading →

Principal Shadow Day welcomes community partners to serve as school leaders around APS

UPDATE: Check out photo gallery here. Read speeches by Mays High Eagle Leadership Academy students at the luncheon here. Atlanta Public Schools principals happily switched places with several of our community and business partners Thursday as part of the annual Principal Shadow Day -- one of the best-ever examples of walking in someone else's shoes.... Continue Reading →

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