Humphries Elementary School Celebrates Students with Perfect and Near Perfect Attendance

  (Click here to view the video.) School attendance is vital for academic success, and it is really serious business at Humphries Elementary School. On Friday, 96 students with perfect attendance, along with 131 more with no more than three absences during the first semester, were honored for their dedication to coming to school. During... Continue Reading →

Atlanta Falcons Bring “Hometown Huddle,” “Play 60” Events to APS

The Atlanta Falcons took care of business on the field Sunday night against the Green Bay Packers. Tuesday morning they showed how much they care about the community, as several players – including quarterback Matt Ryan and running back Devonta Freeman – visited three Atlanta Public Schools as part of the team’s Hometown Huddle program.... Continue Reading →

Humphries Elementary Students with Perfect, Near-Perfect Attendance Receive Toys

The message on the back of Humphries Elementary School t-shirts is simple and concise: “Attendance Matters. Every Student. Every Day.” On Thursday, with a big boost from community partner Cigna Healthcare of Atlanta, the administration, faculty and staff at Humphries rewarded those students who not only wore the message on their backs this semester, but... Continue Reading →

APS awarded $35,000 to improve library book collections

This spring, Media Specialists at seven Atlanta Public Schools received grants from the Laura Bush Foundation for America's Libraries to expand, update and diversify their schools’ library book collections. APS was awarded more than any other district in Georgia. The Foundation announced last month that 219 school libraries were chosen to receive grants totaling more... Continue Reading →

Humphries Elementary jumps high to reach goal for heart fundraiser

The third, fourth and fifth graders at Humphries Elementary School recently raised funds to support the American Heart Association by showing off their jump roping skills. They raised a total of $100.00 which will be donated to cardiovascular research and education in an effort to help save lives in the community and across the country. This... Continue Reading →

Humphries Elementary students surprised with gifts by NBA Legend Shaquille O’Neal, Toys for Tots and Toys R Us

This year, Toys“R”Us and Shaquille O’Neal have partnered with the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation to help make kids’ wishes come true, including those who might otherwise go without a toy on Christmas. On December 5th, Shaquille O’Neal joined Toys for Tots duty at Humphries Elementary School and delivered toys and smiles to the hundreds... Continue Reading →

Humphries invites Author Patrick Phillips to discuss parental involvement

Author Patrick Phillips met with parents at a Humphries Elementary School PTA meeting to discuss the importance of parental involvement and the impact it has on a child's academic performance. He referenced his book, Decisions: a Young Man's Guide to Avoiding the Middle and High School Traps and copies of the book were given away at... Continue Reading →

Humphries Elementary’s Tea Party with special guest Judge Glenda Hatchett

Humphries Elementary School’s Girl Scouts hosted a tea party event with a special guest, Judge Glenda Hatchett. The Girl Scouts members, their mothers and grandmothers gathered to celebrate their Girl Scouts and mentors. During Judge Hatchett’s inspirational speech, she encouraged the mothers to support their daughters with positive reinforcement. She stressed to every student that... Continue Reading →

Humphries Elementary School celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

    Students at Humphries Elementary School enjoyed a Mexican hat dance, a video of De Colores and a school lunch consisting of popular Hispanic food during a recent celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Hispanic Heritage Month was established in 1968 when President Lyndon B. Johnson declared a week in September as National Week of Hispanic... Continue Reading →

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