Student Spotlight of the Week

Name: Sir Amos Grade: 4th Grade School: Bethune Elementary Sir Amos is a hardworking fourth grader at Bethune Elementary School.  Sir has a distinct passion for science, and he enjoys learning new things each day. Sir was recently awarded the Citizenship Award at Bethune Elementary.  He always exhibits good citizenship skills and serves as a productive and caring student. Sir is currently... Continue Reading →

Dr. Seuss/Read Across America Day

Schools across the district celebrated the birthday of famous children's poet and cartoonist Dr. Seuss on Friday, March 1st. The day was full of fun and creative festivities that foster student engagement in literacy. Finch Elementary: Finch’s school partner Cathedral of Faith Church helped students celebrate literacy by volunteering their time to serve as readers... Continue Reading →

Student Spotlight of the Week

Name: Arturo Quiroz Grade: 5th School: Benteen Elementary  Arturo is a gifted student from Benteen who is selected as a candidate for the Ben Carson Scholarship.  The recipient will receive a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded upon high school graduation.  The essay that Arturo submitted for the scholarship told a story of the adventures... Continue Reading →

Finch Elementary School Will Operate at the Kennedy Middle School Building Tomorrow, December 4, 2012

Finch Elementary School will operate at the Kennedy Middle School building tomorrow, 12/04/12 225 James P. Brawley Drive Atlanta, GA 30314. Transportation to School Students who normally ride the bus to FInch should take the bus from their normal bus stop; the bus will transport students to Kennedy Middle School. Students who walk to school... Continue Reading →

Finch Elementary Media Specialist Verble Alexander awarded Dollar General Literacy Foundation Grant

Verble Alexander, Media Specialist with Finch Elementary, applied for and was awarded a $4000 Dollar General Literacy Foundation Grant. The Dollar General Literacy Foundation's Youth Literacy Grants are awarded to assist with implementing new or expanding youth literacy programs; to purchase new technology or equipment to support school youth literacy initiatives; or to purchase books,... Continue Reading →

AT&T donates $500 to Finch Elementary

Finch Elementary received $500 from participants in AT&T’s Leadership Development Program on Dec. 3 in the school’s media center. The Leadership Development Program (LDP) is AT&T's flagship talent management program that focuses on building innovative leaders.  AT&T provides program participants with challenging job assignments, continuing education and exposure to senior managers to hone leadership skills and... Continue Reading →

Finch Elementary innovates Black History at Sadie Mays Rehabilitation Center

Finch Elementary School will present a Black History Program on Feb. 18 at the Sadie Mays Rehabilitation Center to honor African American contributions to American history. What will be unique about the program is the manner in which they will not only recognize significant African Americans from the past but also the contributions of the residents of... Continue Reading →

Finch, Garden Hills, Towns and Venetian Hills elementary schools participate in Jumpstart Read for the Record

Students from around Atlanta Public Schools took part in Jumpstart's annual Read for the Record event, with Garden Hills and Towns elementary schools each hosting their own event and Finch and Venetian Hills elementary schools joining in on a larger event at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Atlanta. Mike Beatty, commissioner for the Georgia Department... Continue Reading →

Jumpstart’s Read for the Record will be all over APS on Thursday

On Thursday, Jumpstart's Read for the Record will be a major part of Atlanta Public Schools' day. There's the major event planned at the Hyatt Regency (265 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta GA, 30303), in which guests will read from Eric Carle's classic, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Guests readers include David Chandley, meteorologist from WSB-TB; Mike... Continue Reading →

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