Carver Early College’s Jason Gresham is Giving Back through Sports

Jason Gresham, a sophomore at Carver Early College, initially started playing baseball at age 5 because he liked playing outside and “getting dirty”. Now, he plays because he loves the sport, is good at it, and it gives him a platform to mentor younger students. Through a non-profit organization called L.E.A.D (Launch, Expose, Advise and... Continue Reading →

S.T.E.M. Club is Now Offered at Whitefoord!

The S.T.E.M. College Bound Scholars Club is an after-school program designed for students in grades 3-5 to meet on a monthly basis for interactive, hands-on sessions focusing on science and math. Whitefoord Elementary teachers were encouraged to select students who reflect various ability levels, as the effort to differentiate the instruction after school to meet... Continue Reading →

APS student-athletes welcome Atlanta Braves for ‘Caravan’ stop at The New Schools at Carver

Several schools from APS were in the audience at The New Schools at Carver as players from the Atlanta Braves players fielded questions about life in the Major Leagues. Pitchers Peter Moylan and Scott Linebrink were joined by center fielder Jordan Schafer, with WXIA/11Alive sports anchor Sam Crenshaw serving as moderator. (Crenshaw is a familiar... Continue Reading →

Student Wellness Ambassadors help kick off childhood obesity prevention program with The Links, Inc., and Community Voices

Student Wellness Ambassadors from Towns and Woodson elementary schools joined representatives from The Links, Inc., and Community Voices of the Morehouse College School of Medicine to help kick off a childhood obesity prevention program Thursday at the School of Medicine. (Community Voices promotes projects to help find ways to increase access to quality health care... Continue Reading →

Fickett Elementary turns a negative into a positive with help from 11Alive, AirTran

What started out as a lamentable situation has become something inspirational after Fickett Elementary suffered a break-in over the weekend. The school's broadcast room was robbed of important electronic equipment by thieves and vandals. That's the bad news. The inspirational news is that WXIA (11Alive) swooped in for a visit on Monday afternoon, reported from... Continue Reading →

11Alive report emphasizes important role community partners play in supporting E. Rivers Elementary

There's a great report on the WXIA (11Alive) Web site about how community partners and their private funding play such a crucial role in supporting Atlanta Public Schools. In this case, the report cites the incredible back-up provided to maintain the soccer field and field house and concession stands at E. Rivers Elementary -- an... Continue Reading →

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