Atlanta R&B Group 112 Announces Comeback Album with Week’s Worth of Activities at South Atlanta High School

Twenty years ago, legendary super producer Diddy introduced a hot new R&B act, consisting of four aspiring vocal artists from then-George High School, with the vocal ability to dominate rhythm and blues while simultaneously complimenting hip hop. The group consisted of Quinnes Parker, Michael Keith, Marvin “Slim” Scandrick and Daron Jones also known as 112. Now after... Continue Reading →

Pianos for Peace Donates Festival Pianos to Atlanta Public Schools

Thanks to Pianos for Peace, a nonprofit organization designed to promote peace and philanthropy through art, music and education, 11 beautifully painted pianos are now located inside Atlanta Public Schools. Before the arrival of the pianos, the organization invited the Maynard Jackson High School Orchestra and the J.W. Dobbs Elementary School musical ensemble to Hartsfield-Jackson... Continue Reading →

Young Middle School Students Learn About the Blues

About 200 students at Jean Childs Young Middle School received an unexpected but interesting history lesson on Wednesday, through the use of music. The Atlanta Blues Society’s “Blues in the Schools” program paid a visit to the southwest Atlanta school, and provided students with some historical perspective on how blues music influences many of today’s... Continue Reading →

Atlanta Families’ Awards for Excellence in Education surprises Brianne Turgeon at Springdale Park with $7,500 Award

Brianne Turgeon, music teacher at Springdale Park Elementary School, is one of 10 APS educators to win the Atlanta Families’ Awards for Excellence in Education (AFAEE). AFAEE announced the award in a surprise celebration at Springdale Park, and presented Turgeon with a $7,500 check to fund The Science in Music Project, a professional development opportunity,... Continue Reading →

Student Spotlight of the Week

Name: Aniceah Leaks Grade: 5th Grade School: Heritage Academy Aniceah Leaks is a talented and diligent fifth grade student at Heritage Academy, who has been in the APS Gifted and Talented Program for three years.  Her favorite activities are solving math problems, learning new things, and cheerleading at school. When Aniceah grows up, she hopes... Continue Reading →

Student Spotlight of the Week

Name: Najla Clark Grade: 5th Grade School: Kimberly Elementary School Najla Clark, a 5th grade student at Kimberly Elementary School, is hardworking, successful and determined to reach for the stars. According to Najla's 4th grade teacher, Mr. Arnold, she possesses all of the positive character traits you could ask for in a student, including honesty and integrity. “If... Continue Reading →

Students Get into the Music at Bethune

On Friday, November 9, 2012 Students at Bethune Elementary enjoyed a musical performance by Project Jupiter.  Project Jupiter, an orchestra quartet from Illinois, currently plays at Spivey Hall at Clayton State University. "The Coca-Cola Company was responsible for bringing this experience to life for our students," explained Jami Pettway, the Principal at Bethune Elementary. "Not... Continue Reading →

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