Student Wellness Ambassadors Leadership Academy

On Saturday, March 16, 2013, students representing 14 Atlanta Public Schools attended the 4th Annual Student Wellness Ambassadors (SWA) Leadership Academy.  This event was held in conjunction with the Center Helping Obesity In Children End Successfully (C.H.O.I.C.E.S) Children’s Expo at the Adamsville Recreation Center. Focusing on the theme, “Fitness for the fun of it,” students... Continue Reading →

Young Middle School Spreads HOPE Through Business & Leadership

On Wednesday, January 16, 2013 the HOPE Business in a Box Initiative (HBIAB) gave a group of students at Young Middle School the opportunity to pitch their business proposals before a panel of Atlanta leaders and business owners. The goal of HBIAB is to channel and transform a youth’s natural aspiration and state of hope into practical and life changing action steps. Prior to the competition, students participated in... Continue Reading →

Student Spotlight of the Week

Name: Arturo Quiroz Grade: 5th School: Benteen Elementary  Arturo is a gifted student from Benteen who is selected as a candidate for the Ben Carson Scholarship.  The recipient will receive a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded upon high school graduation.  The essay that Arturo submitted for the scholarship told a story of the adventures... Continue Reading →

Major League Baseball enlists two Atlanta legends for Civil Rights history lesson at Young Middle

In honor of Black History Month, Major League Baseball's long-time home run king Hank Aaron was joined by former U.N. Ambassador and Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young and Major League Baseball to talk to students about the sport's connection to the Civil Rights Movement during an assembly at Jean Childs Young Middle School on Feb. 14. Jimmie... Continue Reading →

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority kicks off Emerging Young Leaders program at Young Middle

The Nu Lambda Omega (NLO) Foundation, Incorporated of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated kicked off its Emerging Young Leaders (EYL) program with a parent and student meeting at Jean Childs Young Middle on Feb. 1. Comprised of four AKAdemies, EYL is the 2010 -2014 signature program of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. for middle-school girls... Continue Reading →

Atlanta students come together to promote the fight against prejudice through art

Nine Atlanta schools will display student-produced artwork advocating diversity along with professional artwork at the "Students Draw the Line Against Prejudice" exhibit starting Jan. 17 at the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art. The exhibit, sponsored by Embracing Differences, will feature 27 works of art from elementary, middle and high school students at both public and... Continue Reading →

Young Middle School student grooves at the Juilliard Summer Jazz Residency

  UPDATE: Watch bassist/instructor Ben Wolfe teach his Big Band class. This is the third year around for Young Middle School student James Robertson at the Juilliard Summer Jazz Residency, which means he's been involved with it as long as anyone. The rising seventh-grader has gotten a lot out of the program, which keeps growing... Continue Reading →

Annual String Fling allows APS students to get in tune with their peers

Orchestra teachers throughout APS hosted the second annual String Fling on Thursday (May 13) at Grady High. This event was an excellent performance opportunity for all of the district’s orchestra students to celebrate their talent and play in a large ensemble comprised of elementary, middle and high schools. About 200 students performed, according to Erik... Continue Reading →

For Young Middle science students, it’ll be more than just a brick in the wall

A little inspiration goes a long way, especially when it comes to the new and improved facilities at Young Middle School. Eighth-grade science teacher Alexander Micacchione thought so when he learned about the National Science Teachers Association's proposed $30 million John Glenn Center for Science Education Building, which will be housed in Alexandria, Va. So... Continue Reading →

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