Morningside virtual fieldtrip to Georgia Tech

Fourth graders at Morningside Elementary School and scientists at a Georgia Tech biology lab recently interacted with each other during an activity designed to support a study on animal adaptations. Under the auspices of a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Dr. Warren Matthews from Georgia Tech’s Information Technology office provided Morningside with a... Continue Reading →

Morningside Elementary: Re-designed for Safety

Morningside is currently undergoing construction on the sidewalks, crosswalks, and bus lanes with a grant received by the Georgia Department of Transportation. In 2008, Morningside Elementary and Pedestrians Educating Drivers on Safety (PEDS) completed the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program and applied for federal funding of up to $500,000. The grant was set into... Continue Reading →

Student writer shares motivation behind latest award

Recently, award winning poet and Inman Middle School student, Clarissa Mullig, took a minute to reflect on her journey as a poet.  She describes her journey and documents the inspiration behind her poem, “I Watch,” below.  "I Watch" was named First Honorable Mention winner in the Poetry Society of Virginia’s 2011 National Student Poetry Contest.  “I started... Continue Reading →

Morningside Elementary One of Twenty-six Schools Named as 2011Georgia Schools of Excellence

December 13, 2011 -- State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge named the 2011 Georgia Schools of Excellence in Student Achievement this month, honoring 26 schools that have shown the greatest improvement or highest achievement across the state. Each of these schools will receive a $1,000 check from Georgia Natural Gas to be used however they... Continue Reading →

Morningside Elementary’s Rachel Willis receives surprise $25,000 national educator award

UPDATE: Check out photo gallery here. Rachel Willis, a third-grade teacher at Morningside Elementary School, was the surprise recipient of a $25,000 national educator award this morning from the Milken Family Foundation. This prestigious award was presented to Willis by Lowell Milken, chairman and co-founder of the Milken Family Foundation, during an assembly of teachers... Continue Reading →

Morningside Elementary shows off its healthy side for Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle

UPDATE: Check out the photo gallery here. Georgia Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle visited Morningside Elementary School to launch his Healthy Kids Challenge and to applaud the school for achieving a national 2010 Bronze Award for its wellness efforts from the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. The statewide effort, in collaboration with the Alliance for a Healthier... Continue Reading →

APS improves efficiency in tracking number, value of textbooks

Recently, APS started using new software to keep track of textbook inventory in schools. This new software, Destiny Textbook Manager, is a product of Follet Software Company. This new system of taking inventory of textbooks — textbook automation — will provide the district a process to easily distribute and collect textbooks, reallocate surpluses in textbooks,... Continue Reading →

Sutton Middle and W.T. Jackson Elementary win National Recognition Awards for wellness efforts

Sutton Middle School and Warren T. Jackson Elementary became the third and fourth schools in APS to earn bronze medal National Recognition Awards from the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. They were two of only 11 Georgia schools to be so honored. The medals are awarded to schools for their wellness efforts, from nutrition to... Continue Reading →

Morningside Elementary partnerships pay off

Thanks to a partnership between Morningside Elementary and Murphy’s, the school was able to receive funds donated from dineouts held at the Virginia-Highlands restaurant between January and April. The dineouts were one Monday each month, with 10 percent of Murphy’s sales given to Seed-n-Feed — the school’s partner for its garden. In total, Morningside received... Continue Reading →

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