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 →

M. Agnes Jones Elementary School’s Literacy Initiative Gets a Big Boost from Georgia-Pacific

Agnes Jones Elementary School was “lit” on Friday afternoon … literally! Thanks to community partner Georgia-Pacific, all 547 students at the school received a personalized “lit kit” during its monthly honors assembly, held on the last Friday of each month. Each kit includes several books, based on the student’s interests, flash cards and various school... Continue Reading →

Super Bowl Winner Malcolm Mitchell Stresses Importance of Reading to F.L. Stanton Students

Former University of Georgia football star and current New England Patriots player Malcolm Mitchell spoke about the importance of reading to students at F.L. Stanton Elementary School on Tuesday, as a part of his Read With Malcolm campaign. Mitchell, who played for the New England Patriots, winners of this year’s Super Bowl, has teamed up... Continue Reading →

APS Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Read Across America Day

Happy Birthday, Dr. Theodore Seuss Geisel! Atlanta Public Schools (APS) on Thursday celebrated Read Across America Day, which honors the birthday of one of the world’s most beloved authors of children’s books, Dr. Seuss (1904-1991). This year marked the 20th anniversary of Read Across America Day, an initiative launched by the National Education Association as... Continue Reading →

APS eBook Shelf Offers Several Works on the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., African American History

As you celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, Jan. 16, and throughout Black History Month in February, please take a look at some of the great eBooks on the Atlanta Public Schools eBook Shelf focusing on his amazing life and work: https://goo.gl/aw2pt4. If you have trouble accessing the site or... Continue Reading →

Atlanta Public Schools Student Progress on NAEP Mirrors National Trends

The 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)  math and reading tests results released today show APS maintaining steady overall growth compared to all participating Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA) school districts in the U.S. TUDA is a special assessment group of 21 school districts in large metropolitan areas. This allows educators to compare “apples... Continue Reading →

APS Hosts Districtwide Spelling Bee

APS will host a districtwide spelling bee at 5 p.m., Feb. 2 at Maynard Holbrook Jackson High School. The APS Spelling Bee helps students enhance their spelling, increase their vocabulary, and develop correct English usage, thus equipping them to be literate members of society. The system level competition is open to qualifying students in grades 4-8.... Continue Reading →

Kimberly Elementary and Therrell High students bond over books

Submitted by Kimberly Elementary School Monday, March 3 was designated as “Read All Day” for students at L.O. Kimberly Elementary School.  On this day, students participated in activities designed to encourage reading for information and reading for fun.  Students were allowed to come to school dressed in their pajamas or favorite storybook character and teachers... Continue Reading →

Cascade Elementary’s Read-O-Thon cultivates leaders through reading

Cascade Elementary School hosted their first Read-O-Thon earlier this school year with community partners, parents, and APS staff. The volunteers visited various classrooms to read with the students and focused on motivating and encouraging the students to read. This engaging and fun Read-O-Thon reinforces the belief in students that reading is fundamental for success in... Continue Reading →

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