Young journalists at Perkerson develop a daily news show

Students at Perkerson Elementary have been busy practicing their broadcast news skills each morning as they prepare the ‘Perk up Perkerson’ daily newscast. The newscast is broadcast to students and staff providing news and announcements for the day. The students involved in the production write the scripts for the show and develop new and innovative... Continue Reading →

Perkerson Urban Forest Work Day

Fifth graders from Perkerson were recently out blazing trails, planting native Georgia plants, picking up litter, and creating artwork in the Perkerson Elementary School Urban Forest. The purpose of the work day was to allow students and the community to come together to enhance and transform the urban forest at the school.  During the work... Continue Reading →

The Joseph E. Lowery Institute partners with Perkerson Elementary to promote conflict resolution

As a part of the "Violence Initiative in Schools," the Joseph E. Lowery Institute mentors have partnered with Perkerson Elementary School to teach students about peer mediation and conflict resolution. The Joseph E. Lowery Institute has a long-standing tradition of promoting programs and initiatives focused on non-violence, educational opportunities, social justice, community engagement and individual... Continue Reading →

Meet the Sheep at Perkerson Elementary

Students at Perkerson Elementary School recently got an up close and personal look at sheep and goats in their own backyard! Perkerson’s Partner In Education, Trees Atlanta, provided more than 100 sheep and goats to eat the invasive plant growth at the school’s urban forest. The removal of the unwanted plants will allow the school to... Continue Reading →

Perkerson – Rialto Center Flamenco Artists in Dual Spanish Immersion Program

The Rialto Center Flamenco Artists paid a visit to the kindergarten, first and second grades at Perkerson Elementary on August 16th! As a part of Perkerson’s Dual Spanish Immersion curriculum, the Rialto Center Flamenco Artists danced to Spanish guitar, sang in Spanish and provided instruction in Spanish for the K through 2nd graders! There was... Continue Reading →

D.H. Stanton and Perkerson’s Kindergarten Dual Immersion Spanish Program

D.H.Stanton Elementary School and Perkerson Elementary are accepting applications for the Kindergarten Dual Immersion program for the 2013 - 2014 school year.  The goal of the program is for students to become bilingual and biliterate in Spanish by the end of fifth grade. All students who are upcoming kindergarteners in Atlanta Public Schools are eligible... Continue Reading →

Perkerson Elementary awarded $2,500 to improve Media Center

Comcast recently awarded Perkerson Elementary a grant of $2,500 to improve their media center.  The grant was written by Mrs.Gloria McCullough-Wright, the Media Specialist at Perkerson Elementary.  Marcus Bishop  and Karen Ross helped to coordinate the entire Comcast “Cares Day” Project. The funds were used to reinvigorate the media center/library under the theme, bringing the outside in. ... Continue Reading →

Perkerson’s Principal Bender Earns Travel Scholarship to Peru with EF Educational Tours

EF Educational Tours, the world’s leading educational travel company, has awarded a travel scholarship for a free EF Professional Development Tour to Peru this summer to Shawn Bender, Principal at Perkerson Elementary School in the Atlanta Public School District in Atlanta, GA.  “Service learning is an incredibly important learning tool that empowers students and educators to solve problems in their own... Continue Reading →

Rialto Center for the Arts and Perkerson Elementary arts partnership

The Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State has served this past year as Perkerson Elementary's official arts partner.  The Rialto Center has brought professional jazz musicians to Perkerson to teach the children about America's indigenous art form, a hip-hop dance company from New York, and regularly sends Georgia State University students for engagement with... Continue Reading →

Perkerson, D.H. Stanton Elementary schools among Dual Immersion Programs for the 2013-14 school year

Georgia Announces Six New Elementary Dual-Immersion Programs For The 2013-2014 School Year April 17, 2013 ­–Six new dual immersion elementary schools were recently awarded start-up grants to support materials and professional development in the 2013-2014 school year. These elementary schools will receive grants in the amount of $15,000 each for start-up and training costs to implement... Continue Reading →

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