Teen Author Shares Positive Message of Kindness and Friendship

By: Alicia Sands Lurry Students at E. Rivers and Hope-Hill elementary schools learned valuable lessons about cyber bullying and the importance of forgiveness and friendship, thanks to a recent visit by teen author Justine Del Monte and illustrator Brandon Chappell. During her visit, the 14-year-old Del Monte, who hails from Danville, California, read her three... Continue Reading →

Children’s Author Dav Pilkey Visits Hope-Hill Elementary School, Donates Books to Students

By: Alicia Sands Lurry More than 400 giddy Hope-Hill Elementary School students, donned in red capes emblazoned with "Reading Gives You Super Powers," sat patiently in their seats Thursday afternoon, anxiously waiting to see Dav Pilkey, award-winning author and illustrator of the beloved "Captain Underpants" novel series. Pilkey did not disappoint. During his visit, the popular author captivated students' attention by... Continue Reading →

Hope-Hill Students Celebrate Community Day

Hope-Hill Elementary School fifth-grade teachers Natasha Patterson, Jeffery Monroe and Katherine Evans, along with Mayor Kasim Reed and Principal Maureen Wheeler joined students to celebrate Community Day at their school on Thursday, Feb. 11. By: Alicia Sands Lurry Fifth graders at John Hope-Charles Walter Hill Elementary School recently celebrated Community Day by welcoming Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed... Continue Reading →

Students Take Virtual Field Trips, Thanks to Google Expeditions Program

  By: Alicia Sands Lurry Imagine visiting the Galapagos Islands, the rainforests of South America, the canals in Italy, and the surface of Mars – all in one afternoon. That is exactly what 120 third, fourth, and fifth graders from John Hope-Charles Walter Hill Elementary School experienced on Friday, Feb. 5. The students “traveled” to various... Continue Reading →

APS celebrates Read Across America Day

Earlier this month, schools across the district celebrated Read Across America Day, an annual nationwide event with a mission to promote literacy, in honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday. West Manor Elementary School had community partners, family members, and even Emperor Searcy, a radio personality from Hot 107.9, read to the students and encourage them to continue to... Continue Reading →

2014 APS Spelling Bee

Atlanta Public Schools partnered with the Scripps National Spelling Bee that is under the direction of the Georgia Association of Educators and conducted by the Atlanta Association of Educators.  The spelling bee was held at F. L. Stanton Elementary School with twenty-two APS schools that participated.  The purpose of the spelling bee is to promote... Continue Reading →

Christine King Farris reads to Hope-Hill students in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

In observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday, his sister, Christine King Farris, read to children attending After School Classé, an after school program at Hope-Hill Elementary School. Hope-Hill is located down the street from the King family’s home, where Dr. King was born. Farris is an education professor at Spelman College and the... Continue Reading →

Hope-Hill students explore science on Georgia State Bio-Bus

Hope-Hill Elementary School students were thrilled when a group of Georgia State students visited with their 'Bio-Bus' and hosted a day of fun through science. The Georgia State Bio-Bus is a mobile instructional laboratory that travels to K-12 schools across Georgia. Bio-Bus fellows – Georgia State students who educate K-12 students about science – facilitate all activities... Continue Reading →

Principal Profile: APS Welcomes Principal Maureen Wheeler to Hope-Hill Elementary School

Maureen Wheeler is the proud new principal at Hope-Hill Elementary School. This is her first year with Atlanta Public Schools, and her 21st year in education. 

Ms. Wheeler began her career with Fulton County Schools as a teacher at Harriet Tubman Elementary School, and also served as the assistant principal at Paul D. West Middle... Continue Reading →

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