Schools from APS advance in the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl

Congratulations to Morris Brandon, Centennial Place, Garden Hills, Parkside, D.H. Stanton, Toomer, Beecher Hills, and Drew Charter elementary schools for their outstanding performance in the fourth-annual APS Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl this last weekend. As the highest-scoring teams, Parkside and Morris Brandon will proceed to the Metropolitan Atlanta Regional Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl on Saturday, Feb. 5.... Continue Reading →

APS welcomes celebrity chefs to serve up food and healthy dieting ideas during National School Lunch Week

UPDATE: Herb Mesa discusses his upcoming appearance here, serves it up here, and wraps up the afternoon here. Herb Mesa hasn’t had any trouble being in front of an audience before. But this time, it wasn’t to become the Next Food Network Star. This time, it was an opportunity for the Atlanta personal chef to... Continue Reading →

Garden Hills Elementary partnership with Young Audiences takes shape as a new sculpture

UPDATE: Check out the photo gallery here. Thanks to a partnership with the Woodruff Arts Center's Young Audiences, Garden Hills Elementary celebrated the installation of a sculpture on school grounds Tuesday morning. Faculty and students cheered as Principal Amy Alderman and art teacher Cissy Cohen honored the work of Young Audiences "site sculptor" Jeff Mather.... Continue Reading →

Garden Hills Elementary welcomes Buckhead Business Association for Career Week

About 30 representatives from the Buckhead Business Assocation and the Atlanta community participated in Garden Hills Elementary's Career Week programming on Thursday and Friday. Bankers, attorneys, Realtors, entrepreneurs and others visited classrooms to share their life and business experience with students. Why talk about something so far off in the future? "We wanted to expose... Continue Reading →

APS reading teams have their eyes on the prize Saturday

Congratulations to Morris Brandon, Centennial Place, Garden Hills, Parkside and D.H. Stanton elementary schools for their outstanding  performance in the third annual APS Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl last weekend. As the highest-scoring teams,  D.H. Stanton and Morris Brandon will proceed to the Metropolitan Atlanta Regional Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl on Saturday (Feb. 6).  The teams from D.H. Stanton and Morris... Continue Reading →

Garden Hills Elementary’s International Festival spans the globe

A trip around the world in one stop? The Garden Hills International Festival held on Saturday, Nov. 21, is a wonderful community tradition. It celebrates the special and unique cultural diversity at the school that,through the years, has served students from well over 100 countries. This year’s event, organized by GHES parent liaison Claudia Lopez, with... Continue Reading →

Inaugural APS Neighborhood Celebration a glowing success

UPDATE: Check out Media Production Manager Scott King's photo gallery here. More than 800 APS students, parents, faculty members and staff welcomed prospective students, parents, and members of the community during the inaugural neighborhood education celebration on Saturday at North Atlanta High School. The two-hour event included a pep rally, open house, live performances, a... Continue Reading →

Principal for a Day: Garden Hills Elementary welcomes Jim Alexander, Sam Massell

  Sam Massell and Jim Alexander came in from a cold and wet outside to find a bright and cheery atmosphere at Garden Hills Elementary as the school's honorary Principals for a Day (PFAD). Massell is the Buckhead Coalition president and former Atlanta mayor, while Alexander is senior vice president for business development with Harry Norman Realtors.... Continue Reading →

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