Atlanta Falcons, United Way of Greater Atlanta and Atlanta Public Schools Team Up for Hometown Huddle

Today in all cities across the country, for the 17th year, the NFL and United Way celebrated Hometown Huddle. The Atlanta Falcons, other NFL players, coaches and executives, participated in a series of volunteer community projects in seven Atlanta Public Schools campuses – Bethune, Connally, Jones and Venetian Hills Elementary schools; Brown Middle School, KIPP... Continue Reading →

Atlanta Public Schools Receives $10,000 “Hometown Grant” from Atlanta Falcons and Georgia Dairy Families for nutrition and physical fitness

ATLANTA – The Atlanta Falcons and Southeast Dairy Association awarded Atlanta Public Schools (APS) with a $10,000 NFL “Hometown Grant” to support healthy nutrition and physical activity programs at four elementary schools in the Booker T. Washington High School cluster. Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Meria J. Carstarphen, Atlanta Falcons player Matt Bosher and representatives from... Continue Reading →

Venetian Hills Elementary gets a new playground — and a visit by Ludacris

UPDATE: See photo gallery here. More than 200 volunteers worked on a warm Saturday afternoon to build a playground for Venetian Hills Elementary thanks to the support of KaBOOM! and United Healthcare -- who rewarded those efforts with an appearance by Ludacris. The award-winning hip-artist and actor with deep Atlanta roots was a star attraction... Continue Reading →

APS salutes school achievements with Convocation 2009

UPDATE: Check out photo gallery here. The Atlanta Public Schools celebrated elementary, middle and high schools that achieved at least 70 percent of their performance targets today during the APS Convocation 2009 at the Georgia International Convention Center. A total of 26 APS schools were recognized during today’s event. Specific performance targets for each APS... Continue Reading →

Finch, Garden Hills, Towns and Venetian Hills elementary schools participate in Jumpstart Read for the Record

Students from around Atlanta Public Schools took part in Jumpstart's annual Read for the Record event, with Garden Hills and Towns elementary schools each hosting their own event and Finch and Venetian Hills elementary schools joining in on a larger event at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Atlanta. Mike Beatty, commissioner for the Georgia Department... Continue Reading →

Jumpstart’s Read for the Record will be all over APS on Thursday

On Thursday, Jumpstart's Read for the Record will be a major part of Atlanta Public Schools' day. There's the major event planned at the Hyatt Regency (265 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta GA, 30303), in which guests will read from Eric Carle's classic, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Guests readers include David Chandley, meteorologist from WSB-TB; Mike... Continue Reading →

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