Atlanta Falcons Bring “Hometown Huddle,” “Play 60” Events to APS

The Atlanta Falcons took care of business on the field Sunday night against the Green Bay Packers. Tuesday morning they showed how much they care about the community, as several players – including quarterback Matt Ryan and running back Devonta Freeman – visited three Atlanta Public Schools as part of the team’s Hometown Huddle program.... Continue Reading →

APS Teacher Wins $100K Dream Big Teacher Challenge Grant from Farmers Insurance

Toomer Elementary School kindergarten teacher Emily Max won a $100,000 grant in the Farmers Insurance Dream Big Teacher Challenge. The funds will be used to enhance the school playground to make it more accessible to all students and community members. On “Giving Tuesday,” Toomer Elementary School kindergarten teacher Emily Max was given a big check.... Continue Reading →

State Representative Stacey Abrams Reads to Toomer’s Pre-K

State Representative Stacey Abrams visited Fred Armon Toomer Elementary School during Georgia Pre-K Week to promote literacy and foster a love of reading with the Pre-kindergarten children. Toomer's Pre-K children, Pre-K staff, several Early Learning Specialist from APS Office of Early Learning/Teaching & Learning, members of Representative Stacey Abrams’ office, and representatives from Voices for... Continue Reading →

New wheelchair ramp ribbon cutting ceremony at Toomer Elementary

In honor of National Walk to School Day, Toomer Elementary School students, parents, administrators, and community leaders gathered for a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony for the school’s new ADA-compliant wheelchair ramp that will provide access to the school’s playground. “This ramp is one of the ways that I ensure that everyone has safe access... Continue Reading →

Maynard H. Jackson Cluster holds convention with focus on math

The Maynard Jackson Cluster hosted “Math Across the Cluster,” a cluster - wide professional learning opportunity addressing math instruction in all content areas and in all grade levels.  Every teacher and administrator in the Jackson Cluster, district support staff, and professional developers and consultants participated in this convention.The instructional coaches, representatives from Carnegie Learning, and... Continue Reading →

Student Spotlight of the Week

Name: Aniceah Leaks Grade: 5th Grade School: Heritage Academy Aniceah Leaks is a talented and diligent fifth grade student at Heritage Academy, who has been in the APS Gifted and Talented Program for three years.  Her favorite activities are solving math problems, learning new things, and cheerleading at school. When Aniceah grows up, she hopes... Continue Reading →

Toomer’s 5th Graders “Play On!” with Theatre Games

Fifth graders at Toomer Elementary enjoyed an interactive theater workshop called “Play On! Theatre Games to Build Your Classroom” hosted by the Atlanta Shakespeare Company. The energetic fifth graders were thrilled for the opportunity to be expressive and dramatic with their classmates, teachers, and professional actors. The Atlanta Shakespeare Company’s Education Department recently received funding... Continue Reading →

Coan Middle: Greatest Student Achievement Growth from APS Middle Schools

Sammye E. Coan Middle School earned the greatest gains in student achievement out of all 6th to 8th-grade Atlanta Public Schools traditional schools according to results of the Spring 2013 Criterion-Reference Competency Tests (CRCT). Dr. Betsy Bockman, who is beginning her second year as principal at Coan, along with her team, have been lauded for identifying... Continue Reading →

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