APS is Thankful for Delta! Global Giant Steps Up Again to Help Hutchinson and Dobbs Elementary Schools

Students and staff at Hutchinson and Dobbs Elementary Schools have one more thing for which to be thankful … the generosity of Delta Airlines. Members of Delta’s cargo division, led by vice president Shawn Cole, visited Hutchinson on Friday and brought boxes of school supplies, along with large bags filled with snacks   and treats... Continue Reading →

APS Students Celebrate Hispanic and Latino Culture in Grand Style

By:Donovan Harris ¡Viva la cultura! Numerous schools throughout Atlanta Public Schools celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month in "grand style" in a variety of creative, fun and innovative ways to commemorate Hispanic and Latino culture. Hispanic Heritage Month was officially signed into legislation as a nationally-recognized month (celebrated from October 15- September 15) in 2004 to promote the... Continue Reading →

Finishing APStrong: Forrest Hill Academy Continues to Provide Second Chances for Students

NOTE:  There was a ton of activity throughout the district to close out the school year. We shine a light on a number of those events, initiatives and accomplishments in a series of Talk Ups titled “Finishing APStrong.” Out of the hundreds of Atlanta Public Schools graduates who walked across the stage at the Georgia... Continue Reading →

Male Mentoring Initiative Building “W.A.R.R.I.O.Rs.” at Hutchinson Elementary School

“Trouble is easy to get into, but hard to get out of.” “Don’t let temporary people in your life, cause permanent problems.” “Plan for greatness every day.” Those were among the many messages of wisdom and encouragement delivered by Atlanta Public Schools (APS) Chief Schools Officer Dr. Donyall Dickey to third-, fourth- and fifth-grade male... Continue Reading →

Year-Round Students are Back in School

Boyd, Centennial Place and Hutchinson elementary school students headed back to classes at 8 am on Monday, July 15 as Atlanta Public Schools kicks off “Day One APS” for year-round schools. The students were energetic and eager to learn as they familiarized themselves with new classes and teachers. “We have seven new teachers who have come... Continue Reading →

10 APS Schools Awarded The Laura Bush Foundation Grant for School Libraries

Ten Atlanta Public Schools are awarded $5,000 grants from The Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries. The Foundation announced that 212 school libraries are receiving $1,060,000 in grants to expand, update and diversify the schools’ library book collections. The grant application process is administered by The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region with guidance... 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: Trevion Thomaston  Grade: 4th Grade School: Continental Colony Elementary  Trevion is a 4th grade student at Continental Colony Elementary School of C. H.O.I.C.E. He enjoys playing football and basketball with his friends after school. He also enjoys creating presentations and being challenged. Trevion’s favorite subjects are math and science because he enjoys subjects that... Continue Reading →

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