APS Middle Schoolers Hit the Field, Learn Life Lessons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium

(Go here to view a short video on this year’s SEC Youth Football Clinic.) Two days before Auburn University and the University of Georgia will decide the Southeastern Conference (SEC) championship at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, 175 Atlanta Public School middle school students hit the field under the guidance of former college and National Football League (NFL)... Continue Reading →

Having a Ball: King Middle School & Wesley International Academy Students Learn to Program Sphero Robots

  By: Alicia Sands Lurry Imagine being able to program an object the size of a golf ball to roll forward, move backward, and to hit the center of a bullseye. That's exactly what students from Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School and Wesley International Academy did after learning to program sphero balls - small, app-enabled droid robots - at the... Continue Reading →

APS Celebrates Earth Day with District Grown Garden Menu

By: Taylor R. Jones Friday, April 22, represents Earth Day! And what more satisfying way to celebrate than to taste fresh grown herbs and vegetables? Today, the Atlanta Public Schools (APS) Nutrition Department served chicken with pasta and green beans seasoned with district-grown garden herbs in all APS cafeterias.   The fresh rosemary and basil... Continue Reading →

King’s High Achievers

Sometimes a student can lose confidence in their ability to learn, simply because of non-academic distractions. Ms. Nimmons has high expectation for all of her students, but especially for members of her “High Achievers” group at Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School. She believes these young men have promise and untapped potential, and she never... Continue Reading →

Student Spotlight of the Week

Name: Edward Curney III School: Carver High School- Health Sciences & Research Grade: 12th Grade “Leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile.” -Vince Lombardi Edward Curney III, a 12th grader at Carver... Continue Reading →

Student Spotlight of the Week

Name: Kalveion Heard Grade: 8th Grade School: Kennedy Middle School  Kalveion Heard is a dynamic 8th grade student, hard worker, and an inspirational writer. Teachers, counselors, and his peers sing his praises and are certainly impressed with his prose and seamless use of words. It definitely came as no surprise when Kalveion received first place... Continue Reading →

International Delegates Visit Leadership Academy at King Middle

On November 29th, International delegates and educators from the Global Peace Convention visited King Middle School for a site visit of the Leadership Academy program. The special guests included representatives from Global Peace Foundation, Washington Aid International Teens (WAIT), Department of Human Family Service, Afterschool All stars, teacher leaders from Kenya, Ireland, Iraq, and members... Continue Reading →

109 M.L.King Students Take Home a Free Computer Through CFY-Atlanta

Every 6th grader at Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School was invited to participate in CFY’s Digital Learning Program on Saturday, Oct. 27th.  This educational event had a high participation rate as 109 out of 142 sixth graders received a LCD flat-screen computer loaded with fun and educational software. In order to participate, students were... Continue Reading →

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