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 →

Anti – Defamation League Recognizes Atlanta Public Schools at Annual Torch of Liberty Corporate Breakfast

ATLANTA (JUNE 22, 2017) – Today, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Southeast Region awarded its Stuart Lewengrub Torch of Liberty Award to Atlanta Public Schools and Dr. Meria Carstarphen at the annual Torch of Liberty Corporate Breakfast. “This award recognizes the incredible work that Atlanta Public Schools has done over the past two years to implement... Continue Reading →

Two APS High Schools Earn International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme Designation

Maynard Holbrook Jackson High School and North Atlanta High School have earned the International Baccalaureate (IB) Career-related Programme (CP) designation to offer APS students the opportunity to combine IB courses with CTAE pathways and earn the IB CP Certificate. Both schools join 139 other schools in 23 countries around the world which currently offer the... Continue Reading →

Young Men from Dunbar Elementary School attend Leadership Breakfast

A group of Dunbar Elementary School students attended the Omega Manhood Leadership Institute (OMLI) and Eta Omega Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Achievement Week Awards Banquet. The Achievement Week program, first celebrated in 1921, began as a project inspired by  Carter G. Woodson. Mr. Woodson advocated for the establishment of an annual Black History... Continue Reading →

West Manor ES Teachers Receive Grants from Chevron “Fuel Your School” Program

Chevron Corporation hopes to grow the next generation of scientist, engineers and chemists by cultivating a love for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in today’s youth. Thanks to the company’s “Fuel Your School” initiative, they may have found several at West Manor Elementary School. Three teachers at West Manor received awards from Chevron Corporation... Continue Reading →

Atlanta Public Schools Celebrates the Opening of the Michael R. Hollis Innovation Academy

By: Donovan M. Harris Atlanta Public Schools celebrated the official unveiling of the Michael R. Hollis Innovation Academy on Thursday, October 6 in the former Kennedy Middle School building. The school serves students from the former Bethune Elementary School in the revitalizing west side of Atlanta. The school features both an EL curriculum and innovative STEM-focused... Continue Reading →

Washington H.S. Social Worker Lisa Jamison named APS 2014 School Social Worker of the Year

Booker T. Washington High School social worker Lisa Jamison was named the Atlanta Public Schools (APS) 2014 School Social Worker of the year. Mrs. Jamison was recognized during an event for school social workers hosted by APS’ Office of Student Support Services, in honor of National School Social Work Month celebrated in March. "We honor and... Continue Reading →

Cascade Elementary Receives a Generous Community Donation

The Concerned Black Clergy recently invited Sylvia Hall, principal of Cascade Elementary School, to its board meeting on September 6th. During the board meeting, members of the Concerned Black Clergy presented Cascade Elementary with 500 backpacks and a check for one thousand dollars to ensure that students are prepared for instruction for the 2013-14 school... Continue Reading →

Volunteers Dedicate Their Time, Service & Expertise at Continental Colony Elementary

Dedication, service and selflessness are three attributes that two beloved volunteers at Continental Colony Elementary School certainly possess. These two volunteers have dedicated their time and service to Continental Colony Elementary for decades. Collectively, Ms. Barbara Henderson and Lolita Higgenbotham have volunteered their time to the students and staff at Continental Colony for over 30... Continue Reading →

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