Samaritan’s Feet Provides New Shoes to Gideons and Thomasville Heights Students

  By: Alicia Sands Lurry Nearly 500 students from Charles L. Gideons and Thomasville Heights elementary schools on Thursday were treated to a special foot wash, a new pair of shoes and socks, and a backpack, thanks to a team of 60 volunteers from the international organization Samaritan's Feet. As part of their mission, Samaritan's Feet aims... Continue Reading →

TwinSports TV Brings Strong Anti-Bullying Message to Gideons Elementary Students

Twin sisters Regina and Renita Deloatch know all too well how bullying can impact the life of a young person. Their cousin, who was bullied as a child and throughout her school-age years, eventually committed suicide when the tormenting became too much for her to bear. That personal tragedy has inspired the Virginia natives to... Continue Reading →

Student Spotlight of the Week

Name: Jennifer Navarrete Grade: 5th Grade School: Venetian Hills Elementary As a current fifth grade student at Venetian Hills Elementary School, Jennifer Navarrete is certainly considered to be an “All Around Top Student.” Jennifer consistently displays excellent behavior, and she serves as a shining example of academic scholarship at Venetian Hills.  Even as an ESOL student, Jennifer doesn't allow... Continue Reading →

Gideons Elementary Student Kayla Kemp Takes 3rd Place in Statewide Manufacturing Appreciation Design Contest

Kayla Kemp, a fifth grader from Gideons Elementary School in Atlanta, GA., shared a stage with Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle onApril 3 in honor of Georgia’s manufacturing industry. Kemp took third place in her division of the 2013 Manufacturing Appreciation Week (MAW)student design contest. She received a $100 scholarship check, presented by Lt. Gov.Cagle, at... Continue Reading →

Gideons hosts APS Chess Tournament

Gideons Elementary hosted a chess tournament and coaching meet on March 25th. Twenty-nine students from Gideons, Venetian Hills, Peyton Forest and M. Agnes Jones participated. Students from Morehouse, APS staff, Chess Coach Andrew and Mr. Alan Pinado with Kappa Boule of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity were all present, coached and facilitated the chess tournament. When... Continue Reading →

Student Spotlight of the Week

Name: Nadia Beavers Grade: 5th Grade School: Gideons Elementary  Have you ever seen a child always with a book in their hand reading? Let me paint the picture of this phenomenal student who always finds the time throughout the school day to read just for fun.  She is reading on a sixth grade level and... Continue Reading →

2013 APS District Spelling Bee

On February 7th, the Atlanta Public Schools District Spelling Bee was hosted at Gideons Elementary School. The APS Spelling Bee is sponsored annually by the Atlanta Association of Educators (AAE), with Ramon Reeves as President and Martha Henderson as the Spelling Bee Coordinator. Congratulations to the winners of the APS Spelling Bee who will advance... Continue Reading →

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