Sarah Smith Students Get Civics Lesson From Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed

More than 100 second graders at Sarah Smith Elementary School were treated to a civics lesson by Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed last week, as they gained insight about the importance of government, the responsibilities of a city mayor, and how preparation and hard work will help make them successful in life. "You have to work hard in school and prepare, because preparation... Continue Reading →

Peyton Forest Elementary dancers lead the way

The Peyton Forest Elementary Tigerette Dance Troop performed and led the Cascade Southwest Christmas/Kwanzaa Parade on Dec. 4. Two of the students were asked to make special presentations to Mayor Kasim Reed (presented by Icis Martin, fourth grade) and Andrea Boone, commissioner of constituent  services for the mayor (presented by Harper Sims, fourth grade). The dance troop... Continue Reading →

Student Wellness Ambassadors help kick off childhood obesity prevention program with The Links, Inc., and Community Voices

Student Wellness Ambassadors from Towns and Woodson elementary schools joined representatives from The Links, Inc., and Community Voices of the Morehouse College School of Medicine to help kick off a childhood obesity prevention program Thursday at the School of Medicine. (Community Voices promotes projects to help find ways to increase access to quality health care... Continue Reading →

2010 Principal Shadow Day luncheon set for Thursday

The 2010 Principal Shadow Day luncheon is scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, at the Ballroom at Twelve Atlantic Station. Participating in the luncheon will be Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed; Sam A. Williams, president of the Metro Atlanta Chamber; Dr. Beverly L. Hall, Superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools; and Gordon Schmidt, group vice president of... Continue Reading →

Burgess-Peterson students tour new East Atlanta Village fire station with Mayor Reed

UPDATE: Check out this cool AJC photo gallery. Burgess-Peterson Academy students attended the dedication of Atlanta Fire Station 13 located in East Atlanta Village at 431 Flat Shoals Ave. They were greeted by Mayor Kasim Reed and Interim Fire Chief Joel Baker (pictured). The students toured the new building and learned it is 9,775 square feet, has... Continue Reading →

Young Middle School cuts the ribbon on renovated facilities

UPDATE: For more photos from this morning's visit, click here. Members of the Young family joined members of the Young community in helping to solidify the legacy of Jean Childs Young with a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the middle school’s massive renovation. Ambassador Andrew Young joined his daughter, Andrea Young, and several other family members to... Continue Reading →

Mayor Kasim Reed speaks to Therrell’s STEM students

Mayor Kasim Reed spent most of Tuesday morning at Therrell’s School for Technology, Engineering, Math and Science (STEMS), talking with students about the importance of education and being dedicated as they move through life. “You have to fall in love with hard work” he told students. Mayor Reed lectured in the 11th-grade American history class... Continue Reading →

Young Middle School serves as platform for local Census in Schools effort

Federal, municipal and APS officials gathered for a rally Monday at Young Middle School to promote Atlanta's 2010 Census in Schools program to promote awareness of the once-in-decade survey of the U.S. population. U.S. Census Director Robert Groves joined his regional director, Renee Jefferson-Copeland, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Atlanta Board of Education Chair LaChandra Butler... Continue Reading →

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