M. Agnes Jones Elementary School’s Literacy Initiative Gets a Big Boost from Georgia-Pacific

Agnes Jones Elementary School was “lit” on Friday afternoon … literally! Thanks to community partner Georgia-Pacific, all 547 students at the school received a personalized “lit kit” during its monthly honors assembly, held on the last Friday of each month. Each kit includes several books, based on the student’s interests, flash cards and various school... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

South Atlanta High School to Use New Interactive Technology Soon

By Seth Coleman South Atlanta High School is quickly becoming a hub for innovative measures that will improve the lives of its students. First came the establishment of the school’s Automotive Basic Maintenance and Light Repair Lab, courtesy of $150,000-worth of equipment from Kaufman Tires. Now South Atlanta is about to become the first Atlanta... Continue Reading →

Meet APS Class of 2015: Katrina Burch – Coretta Scott King Young Women’s Leadership Academy

by Kimberly Willis Green Katrina Burch, a graduating senior at the Coretta Scott King Young Women’s Leadership Academy (CSKYWLA) and STEM scholar plans to double major in Biomedical Engineering and Business Administration at the Georgia Institute of Technology this fall. With a 3.9 GPA and ranked third in her class, Katrina is one of Atlanta... Continue Reading →

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