Mays High Students Shine Through Summer Enrichment Programs

Several students at Mays High School participated in summer enrichment programs this year. From theatre to science, these students were involved in a myriad of internship, academic and creative experiences. Makeda Phillips, an 11th grader at Benjamin E. Mays High School, had a fun-filled and impactful summer comprised of amazing field trips and memorable experiences.... Continue Reading →

Grady High students prepare for Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra’s Winter Concert

Two Grady High students will join the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra for the group’s Winter Concert on Saturday, March 12, at Symphony Hall inside the Woodruff Arts Center. Junior cellist Andrew Cleveland and senior bassist Kiah Simmons will perform with more than 100 talented youth musicians in this orchestra geared toward 13-18-year-olds.          “I love... Continue Reading →

2010 APS Arts Education Conference hits a High note

UPDATE: Watch this video/photo gallery which includes perspectives from participants here. Watch Camille Russell Love's keynote address here. Atlanta Public Schools' performing and visual arts educators gathered for the 2010 Arts Education Conference at the High Museum on Sept. 24-25. Here APS Performing and Fine Arts Director Cynthia Terry and Education Coordinator/Visual Arts Raymond Veon... Continue Reading →

Garden Hills Elementary partnership with Young Audiences takes shape as a new sculpture

UPDATE: Check out the photo gallery here. Thanks to a partnership with the Woodruff Arts Center's Young Audiences, Garden Hills Elementary celebrated the installation of a sculpture on school grounds Tuesday morning. Faculty and students cheered as Principal Amy Alderman and art teacher Cissy Cohen honored the work of Young Audiences "site sculptor" Jeff Mather.... Continue Reading →

Elementary students and teachers find that Xanadu summer camp is a gift

UPDATE: Watch video of a teacher and student discussing Xanadu here. Watch photo gallery here. Elaine Nevers-Williams (pictured above, bottom right) has taught at several levels in her 13 years in Atlanta Public Schools (17 overall). So what made Nevers-Williams, currently a kindergarten teacher at M. Agnes Jones Elementary, decide to become certified to teach... Continue Reading →

Young Middle School student and teacher fine-tune some skills

We continue our coverage of the second-annual Middle School and High School Summer Academy for the Arts and Sciences this week at the Woodruff Arts Center with an interview with Young Middle School orchestra leader Robert Jeffrey and one of his star students, rising eighth-grader Robin Smith. A trombonist, Smith recently earned all-state honors for her... Continue Reading →

APS helps students, teachers tap into their creative side with summer academy at the Woodruff

UPDATES: Watch video of a morning session here. Watch video of Young Middle orchestra teacher Robert Jeffrey and a student here. More than 120 students and nearly 30 teachers throughout Atlanta Public Schools have taken up residence, almost literally, at the Woodruff Arts Center for a month of intense study. The second-annual Middle School and... Continue Reading →

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