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 →

Crim Open Campus High School Unveils New Digital Media Center

By: Alicia Sands Lurry On Wednesday, Aug. 31, Alonzo A. Crim Open Campus High School celebrated the unveiling of its new digital media center, becoming the first Atlanta Public Schools site to completely redesign and renovate its library media center from the ground up into a 21st century learning environment. Featuring state-of-the art technology like Mac computers, iPads... Continue Reading →

Atlanta Hawks forward Mike Muscala and volunteers renovate Humphries Elementary media center

Atlanta Hawks forward Mike Muscala and former Atlanta Falcons running back Jamal Anderson joined 23 volunteers from Invesco and BNY Mellon at Humphries Elementary on Nov. 13, 2014 to paint the school’s library/media center. The volunteer effort is part of a larger renovation of the library funded by Invesco and BNY Mellon through the Dreambuilders... Continue Reading →

Media Center Orientation 2013 at Brown Middle School

As an introduction to the 2013-2014 school year, the Brown Middle School Media Center team conducted an orientation and book checkout drive during the first month of school.  Part of the implementation of Common Core Curriculum literacy skills, as well as college and career readiness, all language arts classes participated in a media center services... Continue Reading →

Carver Students Learn to “Win the Game” with Former NFL Player Corey Chavous

On Friday, August 30, 2013, the New Schools at Carver hosted Mr. Corey Chavous, former NFL player, as the inaugural speaker of the media center’s new initiative, “See What You Can Be.” During his NFL career, Mr. Chavous played for the The Arizona Cardinals, the Minnesota Vikings and the St. Louis Rams. While Chavous had... Continue Reading →

Media specialists at Boyd, Grove Park and Fain go extra mile to win much needed literacy grants

APS media specialists continue to rise to the challenge by securing outside funding to help their students.  Target has named Charlotte Davidson (Boyd), Earl Banks (Grove Park) and LaToya West (Fain)—all elementary school media specialists in the Douglass High School cluster—recipients of the Target Early Childhood Reading Grant.  The $2,000 grants will support literacy programs... Continue Reading →

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