The Dirty Birds visit M. Agnes Jones & Connally to promote health and wellness

Several Atlanta Falcons athletes recently made a special visit to M. Agnes Jones and Connally Elementary schools. The special hometown guests spoke with students about the importance of health and wellness. Throughout the day students participated in various sports activities and exercises.Watch the video below to see students interact with the Dirty Birds.

‘Cooking Matters’ inspires Kennedy students to create healthy cuisine

This school year, the Logan Wilkes Foundation developed a new component to their partnership with Kennedy Middle School. The Logan Wilkes Foundation, in conjunction with GPAN (Georgia Coalition for Physical Activity and Nutrition), is currently offering  a Cooking Matters class for Kennedy Middle students. Cooking Matters plays a critical role in the Share Our Strength’s No Kid... Continue Reading →

Deerwood & Beecher Hills Students Explore Fruits & Veggies

"Which vegetable can't you take on a boat?""Leeks!"There were lots of smiles this fall during the launch of  the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Programs at Beecher Hills Elementary School and Deerwood Academy.Each week, students at both schools have the opportunity to learn about and taste various fruits and vegetables.The students and teachers have enjoyed many... Continue Reading →

Kennedy Middle School Girls Engage in Sports, Leadership and Learning

A group of 8th grade girls from Kennedy Middle School were selected to participate in the 2nd Annual APS Day of Play for Girls held at Grady High School on August 16, 2013. Kennedy Middle was among the 13 schools selected to participate in the event.  The girls thoroughly enjoyed the day full of play, sports, leadership and learning. The... Continue Reading →

Burgess-Peterson Academy Named 2013 Partner Up! for Public Health

Burgess-Peterson Academy is featured in the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) website as a 2013 Partner Up! for Public Health Heroes award recipient. The award selected Burgess-Peterson Academy as one of the five 2013 Partner Up! for Public Health Heroes, for making an important contribution to the health of their communities. The article highlights... Continue Reading →

Coan Middle’s Health & Fitness Day

My Giving Point conducted a full day of service learning at Coan Middle School. The social cause was health and fitness; their goal was to create awareness and improve student health. The students spent an entire morning exercising, learning yoga, healthy habits and more. Grounded Yoga instructors provided yoga lessons for students in the media... Continue Reading →

Students Dig Deep in Cascade’s Garden Project

HMSHost has helped to develop a garden project, complete with a fruit and vegetable garden, on the school grounds of Cascade Elementary. Celebrity Chef Marvin Woods, together with APS students and HMSHost Atlanta-area employees, prepared the soil and planted tomatoes,strawberries, beans, lettuce and a selection of other fruit trees throughout the garden. Teachers Kenya Greer and Courtney Spraggins... Continue Reading →

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