First Lady Michelle Obama celebrates health and wellness efforts at Burgess-Peterson Academy

First Lady Michelle Obama marked the first anniversary of her Let's Move initiative with a visit to Burgess-Peterson Academy on Wednesday afternoon. The school is one of the leaders in Atlanta Public Schools when it comes to health, wellness and nutrition efforts thanks to hard work among faculty, staff, students, parents and its network of... Continue Reading →

Principal Shadow Day welcomes community partners to serve as school leaders around APS

UPDATE: Check out photo gallery here. Read speeches by Mays High Eagle Leadership Academy students at the luncheon here. Atlanta Public Schools principals happily switched places with several of our community and business partners Thursday as part of the annual Principal Shadow Day -- one of the best-ever examples of walking in someone else's shoes.... Continue Reading →

Burgess-Peterson Academy scores at first-ever East Atlanta Strut parade appearance

East Atlanta's Burgess-Peterson Academy participated in this year's 13th annual East Atlanta Strut parade on Sept. 18. In support of the school's gardening theme, pre-K through fourth-grade students prepared for the parade by hand making their costumes: butterflies, bugs, flowers, grapes, ladybugs, bumble bees and peaches. The fifth-graders were gardeners. Parents showed school support by walking the parade route... Continue Reading →

Burgess-Peterson Academy hosts Pre-K and Kindergarten Roundup

This morning, more than 30 prospective pre-kindergarten and kindergarten parents and their children from the East Atlanta community attended Burgess-Peterson Academy’s first Pre-K and Kindergarten Roundup for the 2010-2011 school year. Principal Robin Robbins provided an overview of the school, followed by parent testimonials about Burgess-Peterson’s Pre-K program.  The parents were then led on a tour... Continue Reading →

APS helps show Atlanta how to ‘Be Water Wise’

  UPDATE: Check out the photo gallery here. Burgess-Peterson Academy served as the host school Wednesday to help launch a city-wide effort, Be Water Wise Atlanta, in a partnership with the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) and which helps celebrate National Environmental Education Week. Burgess-Peterson is one of 11 Atlanta Public Schools and 14 metro... Continue Reading →

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