Atlanta Public Schools Names J. Scott Allen 2015-2016 APS Districtwide Teacher of the Year

J. Scott Allen, Latin teacher from Henry W. Grady High School, was named Atlanta Public Schools’ (APS) 2015-2016 Districtwide Teacher of the Year during the APS Employee Recognition Celebration awards ceremony October 29 at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center. It took a little time for the teaching bug to bite J. Scott Allen. But... Continue Reading →

APS Leaders Surprise Employee Recognition Award Winners

Members of the Atlanta Public Schools (APS) leadership team recently surprised several employees with news that they will be honored for their contributions to helping APS achieve its mission and vision. The honors include Principal of the Year, Assistant Principal of the Year, Schools First Award, Students First Award, Districtwide Partner of the Year Award... Continue Reading →

Atlanta Board of Education Members “Read for the Record®” to Pre-K Students

Atlanta Board of Education Members spent some quality time Thursday reading to the littlest of Atlanta Public School students, the pre-kindergarteners, during Read for the Record® 2015. #ReadfortheRecord, which celebrated its 10th anniversary on Thursday, is a worldwide campaign designed to bring awareness to the importance of high-quality early learning, by mobilizing millions of children... Continue Reading →

Real Men Read at Heritage Academy

Heritage Academy recently hosted their annual Real Men Read Program, where local community stakeholders volunteered their time to mentor and read to the young men of Heritage Academy. Participants included doctors, lawyers, businessmen, culinary chefs, servicemen, police officers, educators, and others, who share the value of reading and believe in the opportunities that reading provides to... Continue Reading →

Student Spotlight of the Week

Name: Aniceah Leaks Grade: 5th Grade School: Heritage Academy Aniceah Leaks is a talented and diligent fifth grade student at Heritage Academy, who has been in the APS Gifted and Talented Program for three years.  Her favorite activities are solving math problems, learning new things, and cheerleading at school. When Aniceah grows up, she hopes... Continue Reading →

Student Wellness Ambassadors Leadership Academy

On Saturday, March 16, 2013, students representing 14 Atlanta Public Schools attended the 4th Annual Student Wellness Ambassadors (SWA) Leadership Academy.  This event was held in conjunction with the Center Helping Obesity In Children End Successfully (C.H.O.I.C.E.S) Children’s Expo at the Adamsville Recreation Center. Focusing on the theme, “Fitness for the fun of it,” students... Continue Reading →

Student Spotlight of the Week

Name: Kaylah Jordan Grade: 5th Grade School: Hope-Hill Elementary Kaylah is an efficient student who takes advantage of all her resources to excel in school. She is a young and highly motivated student who was able to overcome her challenges with math. Within the past year, Kaylah was able to pull her grades up from a... Continue Reading →

Student Spotlight of the Week

Name: Jeremi Smith Grade: 12th Grade School: Therrell High School- STEMS Jeremi Smith is a 12th grader at Therrell High School STEMS. Jeremi’s teachers describe him as an exemplary student in his engineering classes. He is highly dedicated to his work and shows great leadership as a member of Therrell’s Technology Student Association chapter. “Jeremi has... Continue Reading →

Atlanta City Council recognizes Douglass’ Stock Market Team

Atlanta City Council members Michael Julian Bond and Keisha Lance Bottoms presented a proclamation on June 7 to Douglass High School’s Stock Market Team, which placed first in the 2010 Stock Market Game Capitol Hill Challenge (CHC). Since its inception in 2004, CHC has engaged 239 U.S. Representatives and 112 U.S. Senators with more than... Continue Reading →

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