APS Nutrition Department Announces Outstanding Student Wellness Ambassador Schools

As Atlanta Public Schools concluded the 2015-2016 school year, the APS Nutrition Department announced its annual "Outstanding Student Wellness Ambassador" (SWA) School winners. Warren T. Jackson, L.O. Kimberly and Parkside elementary schools received "outstanding" honors after illustrating their schools' efforts to promote health and wellness in the annual SWA video contest. While Kimberly SWAs stayed... Continue Reading →

Parkside chorus performs Nelson Mandela tribute at Georgia Dome during ‘Battle of the Bands’

In front of an audience of over 50,000 fans, on January 25th, the Parkside Elementary School chorus performed at the Georgia Dome with South Carolina State University's 'Marching 101' during Honda Battle of the Bands. The performance was a tribute to Nelson Mandela as they sang “Dry Your Tears, Africa” by John Williams, in an African... Continue Reading →

Parkside Elementary: Falcons Rise Up Friday School of the Week

Parkside Elementary School was recently selected as the Rise Up Friday School of the Week for showcasing Falcons spirit. Freddie Falcon and the Atlanta Falcons Cheerleaders used wellness promoting activities to reward students who have arrived to school on time everyday this year. The school was selected for Falcons School of the Week by submitting... Continue Reading →

Maynard H. Jackson Cluster holds convention with focus on math

The Maynard Jackson Cluster hosted “Math Across the Cluster,” a cluster - wide professional learning opportunity addressing math instruction in all content areas and in all grade levels.  Every teacher and administrator in the Jackson Cluster, district support staff, and professional developers and consultants participated in this convention.The instructional coaches, representatives from Carnegie Learning, and... Continue Reading →

Advancing the Dream: APS Students Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

Wednesday, August 28th marked the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. Students across the district participated in innovative classroom lessons focused on the march, Martin Luther King, Jr.’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speech, and important aspects of the civil rights movement in America. At Mays High School, social studies classes watched documentaries highlighting the... Continue Reading →

Parkside’s Third Grade Class Visits Birmingham, AL!

On May 3rd, Parkside Elementary’s teacher, Mr. Timothy Farmer, and his third grade class journeyed to Birmingham, Alabama, as a culminating activity as they finished reading of The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis. This award-winning historical fiction chronicles the life of a family who visits Birmingham for a summer trip and encounters... Continue Reading →

Student Wellness Ambassadors Leadership Academy

On Saturday, March 16, 2013, students representing 14 Atlanta Public Schools attended the 4th Annual Student Wellness Ambassadors (SWA) Leadership Academy.  This event was held in conjunction with the Center Helping Obesity In Children End Successfully (C.H.O.I.C.E.S) Children’s Expo at the Adamsville Recreation Center. Focusing on the theme, “Fitness for the fun of it,” students... Continue Reading →

Student Spotlight of The Week

Name: Brandon Anderson Grade: Kindergarten School: Bethune Elementary Brandon Anderson is a well-rounded student who comes to school ready to learn each and every day.  He is self motivated, independent, and is always focused on the learning task, so it comes as no surprise that his teacher absolutely loves having him in class.  His favorite statement is “Learning is... Continue Reading →

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