Brown Sisters from Maynard Jackson High School Graduate at the Top of Their Class

By Taylor Jones Identical twin sisters Keairra and Karemma Brown graduated at the top of their class from Maynard Holbrook Jackson High School May 23 at the Georgia World Congress Center. Keairra ranked second, earning the title of salutatorian, and Karemma, ranked fourth. The sisters have a lot in common. In addition to being in... Continue Reading →

New NAHS principal Curtis Douglass excited about providing students with meaningful academic and social opportunities

Curtis Douglass is a New York native, raised by two loving parents who instilled in him the importance of education. After high school Douglass attended Morehouse College where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History.  During his matriculation at Morehouse, he fell in love with the city of Atlanta and decided to remain... Continue Reading →

Save the date: North Atlanta High’s ‘A Night of Culture,’ March 24

Once again, North Atlanta High School presents “A Night of Culture,” an evening of international culture and celebration, at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 24. The school’s rich and varied cultures and languages will be featured, with food, dance, music, crafts, poetry, fashion, games, henna painting and more. The evening will showcase the myriad countries and... Continue Reading →

Deerwood Academy awarded International Baccalaureate certification

Deerwood Academy became the eighth school in Atlanta Public Schools to be awarded International Baccalaureate (IB) certification. The elementary school, located in the Ben Hill neighborhood of southwest Atlanta, became the first school in APS outside the IB pipeline that runs schools on the north side of the metro Atlanta area and culminates at North... Continue Reading →

Sarah Smith Elementary Principal Sidney Baker honored by Great Books Foundation

We end the week with still more good news from the district, and again from SRT-4, as we learn that Sarah Smith Elementary Principal Dr. Sidney Baker was one of one four educators honored with the 2010 Great Books Lifetime Achievement Award. The award committee noted Dr. Baker’s enthusiastic support of Great Books programs along with "his... Continue Reading →

Brandon Elementary School students coin a phrase: ‘Help Haiti’

What started out as a hallway conversation among teachers at Brandon Elementary School has ballooned into a full-blown fundraising drive that has raised relief to Haiti in the range of $3,000 ... and counting. (UPDATE: $3,500!) (FINAL UPDATE: $4,000!) Students have taken a cue from teachers Susan Friedrichs, Sarah Visel, Nza Willingham and Judith Maisonneuve and... Continue Reading →

Inaugural APS Neighborhood Celebration a glowing success

UPDATE: Check out Media Production Manager Scott King's photo gallery here. More than 800 APS students, parents, faculty members and staff welcomed prospective students, parents, and members of the community during the inaugural neighborhood education celebration on Saturday at North Atlanta High School. The two-hour event included a pep rally, open house, live performances, a... Continue Reading →

Neighborhood Celebration: Check out Garden Hills and E. Rivers elementary schools

We continue our look at the northside schools who will represent Atlanta Public Schools in the inaugural Neighborhood Celebration, which will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at North Atlanta High School. We're very excited to welcome APS (and "Saturday Night Live") alum Finesse Mitchell (pictured) as our master of ceremonies. Today we check in on Garden Hills... Continue Reading →

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