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 →

It’s Official! M.A. Jones Elementary is APS’ First Certified STEM School

After five years of hard work, it was party time at M. Agnes Jones Elementary School on Tuesday as the school celebrated becoming the first Atlanta Public School to earn STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) certification. The school held a pep rally featuring Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Meria J. Carstarphen and State Schools Superintendent Richard... Continue Reading →

Atlanta Falcons, United Way of Greater Atlanta and Atlanta Public Schools Team Up for Hometown Huddle

Today in all cities across the country, for the 17th year, the NFL and United Way celebrated Hometown Huddle. The Atlanta Falcons, other NFL players, coaches and executives, participated in a series of volunteer community projects in seven Atlanta Public Schools campuses – Bethune, Connally, Jones and Venetian Hills Elementary schools; Brown Middle School, KIPP... Continue Reading →

Atlanta Public Schools Receives $10,000 “Hometown Grant” from Atlanta Falcons and Georgia Dairy Families for nutrition and physical fitness

ATLANTA – The Atlanta Falcons and Southeast Dairy Association awarded Atlanta Public Schools (APS) with a $10,000 NFL “Hometown Grant” to support healthy nutrition and physical activity programs at four elementary schools in the Booker T. Washington High School cluster. Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Meria J. Carstarphen, Atlanta Falcons player Matt Bosher and representatives from... Continue Reading →

M. Agnes Jones Student Council Induction Ceremony

Students, staff, and special guests recently attended the 2013-14 student council induction ceremony at M. Agnes Jones Elementary School. Judge Glenda Hatchett, an alumna of Atlanta Public Schools, served as the keynote speaker. Watch as Judge Hatchett and M. Agnes Jones teachers inspire students to serve, lead, and learn in their school and community.

M. Agnes Jones Elementary Celebrates STEM Careers

M. Agnes Jones Elementary School celebrated STEM Careers during its 2013 STEM Career Week festivities. Students at M. Agnes Jones recently participated in STEM Career Week from September 30-October 4th. During the week students learned about various careers in technology, engineering, math and science.  Spelman and Morehouse student volunteers visited classrooms and shared their college... Continue Reading →

Student Spotlight of The Week

Name: La'Sonya Durham Grade: 5th Grade School: M. Agnes Jones Elementary La’Sonya Durham, a 5th grader at M. Agnes Jones Elementary, has truly triumphed in the face of adversity. La’Sonya was diagnosed with a brain tumor when she was in first grade.  As a result of the surgery, she became blind, forcing her to learn a new way... Continue Reading →

A Peek into Inclusive Schools Week at APS

Schools throughout APS celebrated Inclusive Schools Week from Dec. 3-7, 2012. Inclusive Schools Week is an annual event that commemorates the progress schools have made in providing a supportive and quality education to an increasingly diverse student population. The Week also provides an important opportunity for educators, students and parents to discuss what else needs... Continue Reading →

Georgia-Pacific honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by donating school supplies to APS elementary schools

This just in from our good friends over at Georgia-Pacific: Each year, continued cuts in education budgets have forced teachers to spend hundreds of their own dollars just to keep their rooms stocked with essential classroom supplies, like notebook paper, pencils, crayons, hand sanitizer and markers. This week, each of the 1,100 Atlanta Public Schools elementary... Continue Reading →

M.A. Jones Elementary teacher selected to attend Teach For All Global Workshop in Mumbai, India

Erica Franklin, a second-year Teach For America corps member and fifth-grade teacher at M. Agnes Jones Elementary, is one of six corps members nationwide who was chosen to participate and represent Teach For America in a global workshop sponsored by Teach For All. The other five corps members joining Franklin hail from the following regions: Tulsa,... Continue Reading →

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