APS Squads Impress at Metro Cheerleading Championships

Atlanta Public Schools cheerleading squads flexed their muscles and voices at the 2017 APS Metro Cheerleading Competition, held Saturday at Douglass High School. An APS squad placed in nearly every category, with the Mays co-ed, KIPP Atlanta Collegiate and KIPP Metro Middle School squads taking home championships. Mays won the Co-Ed Division Championship, KIPP Atlanta... Continue Reading →

Bunche Middle Sweeps Track and Field Titles, Sutton Middle Takes Both Soccer Championships

The boys and girls soccer teams at Sutton Middle School won the Atlanta Public Schools Middle School Soccer Championships. The boys defeated Inman Middle School while the girls beat Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School. Sutton Middle School swept the girls and boys titles in the Atlanta Public Schools Middle School Soccer Championships. The girls blanked Atlanta... Continue Reading →

Sutton Middle School and North Atlanta High Host Inaugural All-Girls Chess Tournament

Chess girls rock - and rook! Sutton Middle and North Atlanta High schools' chess teams recently hosted the inaugural session of Chess Girls Rook! Female Empowerment Tournament at Sutton's sixth-grade campus. The tournament is named after the rook, a chess piece that moves any number of unoccupied squares in a straight line, horizontally or vertically. Chess expert Bella... Continue Reading →

Sutton Middle School Band & Orchestra to Perform at Carnegie Hall

By: Alicia Sands Lurry Students from Willis A. Sutton Middle School are doing big things in the Big Apple. On Friday, March 25, the Sutton Middle School Band and Orchestra will perform at the world-famous Carnegie Hall in New York City. While there, Sutton students will join elite orchestra and band groups from across the country to participate in... Continue Reading →

Three Atlanta Public Schools Students Appointed to the State Superintendent’s 2015-2016 Student Advisory Council

By Taylor Jones Atlanta Public School (APS) students Robert Beckham, Sutton Middle School; Mouhammed Bah, B.E.S.T. Academy High School; and Elise Nanista, Maynard H. Jackson High School were selected by State Superintendent Robert Woods to serve on the 2015-2016 Student Advisory Council Sept. 11, 2015. Not only will a group of middle and high school... Continue Reading →

Students show-off their literacy skills at the 10th Annual APS Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl

by Britney Morgan Saturday, January 31, 2015 marked Atlanta Public Schools’ 10th year participating in the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl, a statewide competition with a quick-action game format that tests knowledge on selected, award-winning books. Created for students in grades four through twelve, the scholastic competition was started several years ago by former DeKalb County... Continue Reading →

Atlanta Public Schools participates in 8th annual Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl

Buzzers sounded quickly as 290 elementary and middle students from 29 Atlanta Public Schools competed in the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl at Drew Charter School. At the elementary school level, Morris Brandon Elementary won first place and Garden Hills Elementary won second. At the middle school level, Sutton Middle School won first place with Atlanta Neighborhood... Continue Reading →

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