College and Career Motivation Day at Gideons Elementary

Gideons Elementary School held its College and Career Motivation Day on January 25, 2013. Over forty professionals representing a vast array of professions along with Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Davis and Assistant Superintendent Smith gathered at Gideons and spoke to the elementary students. The importance of elementary, middle and high school studies was stressed along... Continue Reading →

Student Spotlight of the Week

Name: Alexia Matthews  Grade: 3rd Grade School: Dunbar Elementary  Model student, creative thinker, best all around student, and structured for perfection are some of the descriptions a teacher uses to describe Alexia Matthews. “I wish I had a classroom full of her,” the teacher says. Alexia is a bright, talkative, outgoing student who is in love... 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 →

William M. Boyd Elementary School – Notice of Public Hearing – March 14 & March 16, 2012

The Atlanta Board of Education will hold two public hearings on March 14, 2012, and March 16, 2012, during which officials from Atlanta Public Schools will discuss the proposed closure of William M. Boyd Elementary School. No vote will be taken at these public hearings. Both hearings will start at 6:30 p.m. at Boyd Elementary,... Continue Reading →

Grove Park Elementary partners with The Home Depot Foundation on a KaBOOM! playground

UPDATE: Check out the NPR feature on KaBOOM! here. For the second time in the 2010-11 school year, an APS elementary collaborated with a community partner to bring a KaBOOM! playground. Grove Park Elementary welcomed more than 250 volunteers, who braved the threat of rain and got the job done ahead of schedule. Grove Park Elementary... Continue Reading →

Grove Park Elementary gets helping hand from C.J. Stewart and his ‘Ambassadors’

Former Chicago Cubs baseball player C.J. Stewart never forgets his roots -- and we're talking roots that go all the way back to elementary school. Stewart brought the "Ambassadors" players from his LEAD2Legacy foundation to his old stomping grounds at Grove Park Elementary to help teachers prepare for Day One APS (Aug. 9). About 11... Continue Reading →

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