M. Agnes Jones Elementary School’s Literacy Initiative Gets a Big Boost from Georgia-Pacific

Agnes Jones Elementary School was “lit” on Friday afternoon … literally! Thanks to community partner Georgia-Pacific, all 547 students at the school received a personalized “lit kit” during its monthly honors assembly, held on the last Friday of each month. Each kit includes several books, based on the student’s interests, flash cards and various school... Continue Reading →

Super Bowl Winner Malcolm Mitchell Stresses Importance of Reading to F.L. Stanton Students

Former University of Georgia football star and current New England Patriots player Malcolm Mitchell spoke about the importance of reading to students at F.L. Stanton Elementary School on Tuesday, as a part of his Read With Malcolm campaign. Mitchell, who played for the New England Patriots, winners of this year’s Super Bowl, has teamed up... Continue Reading →

APS Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Read Across America Day

Happy Birthday, Dr. Theodore Seuss Geisel! Atlanta Public Schools (APS) on Thursday celebrated Read Across America Day, which honors the birthday of one of the world’s most beloved authors of children’s books, Dr. Seuss (1904-1991). This year marked the 20th anniversary of Read Across America Day, an initiative launched by the National Education Association as... Continue Reading →

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 →

Homer and Clifford the Big Red Dog Support School’s Out! Reading Is In! Summer Literacy Event at D.H. Stanton

APS students receive four free books to read over the summer break By Mariama Tyler Jenkins School may be out for APS students, but we want students to know that Reading is in. This year, Atlanta Public Schools (APS) launched “School's Out! Reading is In!”, a summer reading initiative for all APS students in grades... Continue Reading →

Kimberly Elementary and Therrell High students bond over books

Submitted by Kimberly Elementary School Monday, March 3 was designated as “Read All Day” for students at L.O. Kimberly Elementary School.  On this day, students participated in activities designed to encourage reading for information and reading for fun.  Students were allowed to come to school dressed in their pajamas or favorite storybook character and teachers... Continue Reading →

Cascade Elementary’s Read-O-Thon cultivates leaders through reading

Cascade Elementary School hosted their first Read-O-Thon earlier this school year with community partners, parents, and APS staff. The volunteers visited various classrooms to read with the students and focused on motivating and encouraging the students to read. This engaging and fun Read-O-Thon reinforces the belief in students that reading is fundamental for success in... Continue Reading →

Atlanta Public Schools participates in 8th annual Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl

Buzzers sounded quickly as 290 elementary and middle students from 29 Atlanta Public Schools competed in the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl at Drew Charter School. At the elementary school level, Morris Brandon Elementary won first place and Garden Hills Elementary won second. At the middle school level, Sutton Middle School won first place with Atlanta Neighborhood... Continue Reading →

Bethune students deepen literacy with successful men in the community

Reading is a fundamental key to success at Bethune Elementary School, and through a partnership with AM1380 WAOK Talk Radio Host Derrick Boazman, The Real (Read, Excel, Achieve, and Lead) Men Read Program is now offered at Bethune. Boazman is committed to forming bonds between young male students and successful men in the community through... Continue Reading →

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