It’s Official! M.A. Jones Elementary is APS’ First Certified STEM School

After five years of hard work, it was party time at M. Agnes Jones Elementary School on Tuesday as the school celebrated becoming the first Atlanta Public School to earn STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) certification. The school held a pep rally featuring Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Meria J. Carstarphen and State Schools Superintendent Richard... Continue Reading →

State Superintendent Richard Woods Visits Cascade Elementary for National Agriculture Literacy Day

State Superintendent Richard Woods read to third- and fifth-grade students at Cascade Elementary School Thursday, to celebrate National Agricultural Literacy Day. The annual observance was launched in 1973. It is designed to promote a better understanding of how food, fiber and renewable resource products are produced; highlight the essential role of agriculture in maintaining a... 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 →

Virtual Learning: Register now for summer classes (Math, ELA, Science, Social Studies, Physical Education)

Summer Registration has begun for the Atlanta Virtual Academy (AVA) Registration for the summer semester is open from April 21, 2014 – June 4, 2014.  Classes for the summer session are scheduled to begin on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 and end on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Approximately 800 students are currently enrolled in one of our Atlanta Virtual Academy programs... Continue Reading →

Successful STEM Day at Fickett Elementary School

Students at Fickett Elementary School participated in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Day with each grade level engaging in hands-on construction projects.The focus was on the technology and engineering of STEM. Through class discussions, students learned that technology is anything that helps humans solve problems, whether it is an object, system or process.In addition,... Continue Reading →

Atlanta Public Schools District and The Atlanta City Regional Science & Engineering Fair Results

The Atlanta Public Schools District and The Atlanta City Regional Science & Engineering Fair winners have been announced!  All participants of both fairs will be honored at an awards ceremony that will be held on February 28, 2014, at Coretta Scott King Young Women's Leadership Academy.  All participating students, parents, and sponsors are encouraged attend. For... Continue Reading →

The Hour of Code 2013: APS students explore computer science skills and careers

Humphries, Usher-Collier Heights, and E.L. Connally are three of the APS elementary schools that recently participated in the Hour of Code.  Computer Science Education Week describes Hour of Code as an opportunity for every student to try computer science for one hour. During Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 9-15), over 10 million students and computer science enthusiasts participated in... Continue Reading →

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