Harper-Archer Middle girls’ basketball team wins APS Middle School title

The Harper-Archer Middle School girls basketball team does it again. The Lady Jaguars defeated the Young Middle Wolves for the APS Middle School Championship. The Lady Jaguars had an undefeated season (10-0). This is the team's second year winning the title. Not only are the girls powerful on the court, but in the classroom as well.... Continue Reading →

Sutton Middle’s Natalie Colbert to serve as state president of American String Teachers Association

Sutton Middle School orchestra director Natalie Colbert has been tabbed to serve as the state president of the American String Teachers Association. She also has been elected as the Georgia Music Educators Association's state orchestra division chairman for 2011-13. "I am honored to work with awesome colleagues in APS and throughout the state," Ms. Colbert said.... Continue Reading →

Sutton Middle’s FBLA chapter earns national, state rankings

Sutton Middle School's chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) has been ranked No. 5 among the FBLA Top Ten Middle School chapters in the nation. More than 100 students have joined the club since its recent inception, and committed to the FBLA mission. FBLA is a nationally organization with more than 200,000 members around the world, and... Continue Reading →

APS welcomes celebrity chefs to serve up food and healthy dieting ideas during National School Lunch Week

UPDATE: Herb Mesa discusses his upcoming appearance here, serves it up here, and wraps up the afternoon here. Herb Mesa hasn’t had any trouble being in front of an audience before. But this time, it wasn’t to become the Next Food Network Star. This time, it was an opportunity for the Atlanta personal chef to... Continue Reading →

Celebrity chefs to help APS celebrate National School Lunch Week in district cafeterias

More than 50 celebrity chefs will serve nutritious meals to students in school cafeterias throughout the district from Wednesday-Friday (Oct. 13-15) during National School Lunch Week. At APS, the week will highlight “Fresh Pick” options of locally grown fruits and vegetables that are served on a daily basis to APS students. Below is a schedule... Continue Reading →

APS teachers benefit from trip to Turkey

Five Turkish schools, three APS teachers, and one week culminated in a great learning experience and international relationship for the district. Bolton Academy teachers Ingrid Arriagada and Claudine Curry recently returned from visiting five Turkish schools for a week. These two teachers first developed their relationship with Turkey through a well-known global learning community called ePals. The... Continue Reading →

Sutton Middle and W.T. Jackson Elementary win National Recognition Awards for wellness efforts

Sutton Middle School and Warren T. Jackson Elementary became the third and fourth schools in APS to earn bronze medal National Recognition Awards from the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. They were two of only 11 Georgia schools to be so honored. The medals are awarded to schools for their wellness efforts, from nutrition to... Continue Reading →

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