APS Squads Impress at Metro Cheerleading Championships

Atlanta Public Schools cheerleading squads flexed their muscles and voices at the 2017 APS Metro Cheerleading Competition, held Saturday at Douglass High School. An APS squad placed in nearly every category, with the Mays co-ed, KIPP Atlanta Collegiate and KIPP Metro Middle School squads taking home championships. Mays won the Co-Ed Division Championship, KIPP Atlanta... Continue Reading →

Carver-Grady Football Showdown, APS Volleyball Tournament, APS Water Polo Teams Highlight Weekend’s Athletic Calendar

Grady (left) and Carver will battle for first place in their region, Saturday afternoon (3 p.m.) at Lakewood Stadium. There is a variety of sports action to choose from this weekend, Sept. 30 – Oct. 2, involving Atlanta Public Schools. FOOTBALL Grady and Carver will face off on Saturday, 3 p.m., at Grady Stadium, in... Continue Reading →

ICYMI (In Case You Missed It): Washington, KAC Shut Out APS Rivals

Washington and KIPP Atlanta Collegiate (KAC) shut out their fellow Atlanta Public Schools opponents this weekend and are now tied for first place in their region. Washington (2-3, 1-0 in Class AA-Region 6) defeated B.E.S.T. Academy (1-5, 1-1), 7-0, in a hard-fought defensive battle Friday night at Lakewood Stadium. Earlier that evening at Lakewood, KAC... Continue Reading →

Grady’s Caylin Newton Wins Weekly Atlanta Touchdown Club Award

Grady senior quarterback Caylin Newton was selected as the Atlanta Touchdown Club’s Back of the Week for his performance against Lithia Springs last Friday. Caylin led the Gray Knights to a 74-14 victory by tossing five touchdown passes and running for another score. His brother, Cam, the reigning National Football League MVP, won the award... Continue Reading →

Maynard Jackson High School Hosts State, National Visitors During National School Breakfast Week

By Seth Coleman Fish and grits for breakfast? At school? Yes, please! The quintessential southern morning meal was on the menu, Wednesday  (March 9) at Maynard H. Jackson High School, to provide a little something special in honor of National School Breakfast Week (March 7-11) for students, faculty, staff and visitors to the campus. The... Continue Reading →

Maynard H. Jackson Girls Advance to State Finals!

By Seth Coleman The Maynard H. Jackson girls will represent Atlanta Public Schools in one of the 14 state championship basketball games hosted in Macon, beginning Thursday, at the Macon Coliseum. Jackson (30-1) will play for the Georgia High Schools Association Class AAA title against Morgan County (27-3), Saturday, March 5, at 3 p.m. The Lady Jaguars,... Continue Reading →

APS Basketball Teams Go After State Titles as Swimmers, Wrestlers Close Out Successful Seasons

By Seth Coleman An outstanding winter sports season for Atlanta Public Schools is coming to a close. But the best may be yet to come. Basketball Eight APS teams advanced last weekend to the Georgia High Schools Association State Basketball Tournament, including two region champions and one runner up. Leading the way is the Maynard... Continue Reading →

Three Atlanta Public Schools Students Appointed to the State Superintendent’s 2015-2016 Student Advisory Council

By Taylor Jones Atlanta Public School (APS) students Robert Beckham, Sutton Middle School; Mouhammed Bah, B.E.S.T. Academy High School; and Elise Nanista, Maynard H. Jackson High School were selected by State Superintendent Robert Woods to serve on the 2015-2016 Student Advisory Council Sept. 11, 2015. Not only will a group of middle and high school... Continue Reading →

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