Volunteers Provide Free Backpacks and School Supplies to Slater Elementary Students

During a special assembly last week, employee volunteers from an Atlanta hotel surprised 300 third, fourth, and fifth graders at Thomas Heathe Slater Elementary School when they passed out brand new backpacks filled with school supplies. The school assembly featured representatives from Slater’s long-time corporate sponsor, Loew’s Hotel, who donated to the school as part of its community-focused “Good Neighbor” program. Representatives learned about Slater's needs on... Continue Reading →

Slater Elementary Students Receive Top Award at State Social Studies Fair

By: Alicia Sands Lurry Amontay Briggs is one determined young man who doesn't believe in giving up. On Saturday, April 16, that dogged determination paid off for Amontay and classmates Justin Howard and Contravious Wells, when the Thomas Heathe Slater Elementary School students took home the top prize during the 2016 Georgia Social Studies Fair at Clayton State University. The three fifth graders earned "Best... Continue Reading →

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 →

Student Spotlight of the Week – November 4, 2013

Name: Melvin Coleman School: Slater Elementary School Grade: 4th Grade Melvin Coleman is an outstanding fourth grader who attends  Slater Elementary School. Melvin has only attended Slater Elementary since the second grade, but he has been a valuable asset to the Slater Tiger family over the past two years. During his second grade year, Melvin saw that... Continue Reading →

Student Spotlight of the Week

Name: Bianca McCrary Grade: 8th Grade School: Coan Middle Bianca is a cheerful 8th grader who loves to share her talent in music. She started learning violin in 3rd grade, and has been inseparable with her instrument ever since. “I love playing the violin because it helps me express my emotions, relieves stress, and helps... Continue Reading →

Students to resume classes at Slater Elementary on Friday

Slater Elementary School students and staff, who were temporarily attending classes at Price Middle School this week, will relocate back to Slater for classes on Friday. The temporary relocation to Price resulted from a water main break at the school that damaged electrical components and other equipment. Repairs have been made, and classes will resume... Continue Reading →

APS schools, offices reopen after week-long closure; Slater Elementary relocates temporarily to Price Middle

APS schools and offices reopen Tuesday (Jan. 18), following a week-long closure due to hazardous road and travel conditions resulting from last week’s snow and ice storm. The decision to reopen the district follows a thorough assessment of road and travel conditions conducted by district Operations, Transportation, Security and Custodial department officials. As the result... Continue Reading →

Four APS teachers rewarded with $1,000 worth of school supplies from OfficeMax’s ‘A Day Made Better’

UPDATE: Check out these videos of Slater's Gwendolyn Taylor here and here. Four Atlanta Public Schools elementary teachers got a needed boost in their classrooms Tuesday when OfficeMax provided $1,000 worth of school supplies as part of their national "A Day Made Better" project. The recipients were Boyd's Trina White, Fickett's Merilyn Tickles, Slater's Gwendolyn Taylor... Continue Reading →

Slater Elementary fulfills six-year dream of a KaBOOM! playground

More than 250 volunteers came together with teachers, staff and students on Wednesday to help Slater Elementary School fulfill a six-year dream by installing a playground, thanks to an ongoing partnership with KaBOOM! and Surgical Care Affiliates (SCA). But the renovations didn't stop there. Volunteers also added  an outdoor classroom, picnic tables, a sandbox, an above-ground... Continue Reading →

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