Atlanta Board of Education Members “Read for the Record®” to Pre-K Students

Atlanta Board of Education Members spent some quality time Thursday reading to the littlest of Atlanta Public School students, the pre-kindergarteners, during Read for the Record® 2015. #ReadfortheRecord, which celebrated its 10th anniversary on Thursday, is a worldwide campaign designed to bring awareness to the importance of high-quality early learning, by mobilizing millions of children... Continue Reading →

Fredrick Douglass High School hosts first cluster-wide literacy night

written by Britney Morgan The Frederick Douglass High School Parent Center hosted the Douglass Cluster Family Literacy Night Thursday, January, 15, 2015. There were numerous activities for children of all ages including ‘Babies and Toddler Emerging Literacy,’ ‘Pre-Kindergarten Story Time,’ and ‘Middle School- Art as Literacy.' Elementary students explored web-based tools to strengthen their command of... Continue Reading →

Student Spotlight of the Week

Name: Rodney Hill Grade: 12th Grade School: Washington High School- Banking, Finance & Investment A wise man once stated that, “There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time.” In eighteen short years of life Rodney Hill has endured... Continue Reading →

Student Wellness Ambassadors Leadership Academy

On Saturday, March 16, 2013, students representing 14 Atlanta Public Schools attended the 4th Annual Student Wellness Ambassadors (SWA) Leadership Academy.  This event was held in conjunction with the Center Helping Obesity In Children End Successfully (C.H.O.I.C.E.S) Children’s Expo at the Adamsville Recreation Center. Focusing on the theme, “Fitness for the fun of it,” students... Continue Reading →

Bolton Academy hosts district-wide math competition

Last Wednesday student teams from Bethune, Fain, Scott and Parkside elementary schools joined Bolton Academy students for the first annual Math League Competition - an intense and suspenseful contest requiring focus, quick thinking and stellar mathematical skills.  Bolton Academy hosted the event, which included about 90 contestants and a full-house of parent and teacher observers.... Continue Reading →

Bolton Academy hosts district-wide math competition

Last Wednesday student teams from Bethune, Fain, Scott and Parkside elementary schools joined Bolton Academy students for the first annual Math League Competition - an intense and suspenseful contest requiring focus, quick thinking and stellar mathematical skills.  Bolton Academy hosted the event, which included about 90 contestants and a full-house of parent and teacher observers.... Continue Reading →

Student Spotlight of The Week

Name: La'Sonya Durham Grade: 5th Grade School: M. Agnes Jones Elementary La’Sonya Durham, a 5th grader at M. Agnes Jones Elementary, has truly triumphed in the face of adversity. La’Sonya was diagnosed with a brain tumor when she was in first grade.  As a result of the surgery, she became blind, forcing her to learn a new way... Continue Reading →

Media specialists ‘kick off’ the 2010-11 school year

Fueled by record-breaking grants and the promise of more to come, APS media specialists gathered together to plot strategies, consider vendors and share best practices at the annual Media Specialists Kickoff held Wednesday at Atlanta Technical College. The librarians learned about Internet acceptable use from APS e-Learning Specialist Felicia Clark-Culbertson, studied a webinar from Teachingbooks.net, learned about... Continue Reading →

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