Archive for April 16, 2010
The South Atlantic Region of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., is partnering with Maynard H. Jackson High School’s Engineering Early College Academy by conducting its community service project “Earth Day 2010: Enthusiastically Safeguarding our Planet” from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Thursday, April 22. The school is located at 801 Glenwood Ave., Atlanta, 303016. This interactive environmental and emergency-preparedness workshop will teach students how to use ecologically friendly practices, think critically about making the right decisions to protect the environment and how to protect themselves during natural disaster emergencies.
Every now and then we stumble to not just one but a whole ton of news items about the great things happening around this district. For example, earlier this week we learned that current Sutton Middle School Teacher of the Year Julie Corey, had been selected as a “Class Act” by WXIA/11Alive and would filmed this morning, with broadcasts scheduled during Saturday and Monday morning segments. We sent that out on Twitter earlier in the week, and then figured we would sit and wait for the airing and be all excited.
But now our boss has shared with us a newsletter from Sutton that reveals this is just a tip of the iceberg! CLICK ON THIS LINK TO A PDF, and check out the cool stuff happening over there, and please, please, please share this information with others. Keep ‘em coming, Sutton, and congratulations!
“Human Highlight Film” took on a whole new meaning Friday morning when Dominique Wilkins — the most celebrated Atlanta Hawks player of all time — served as the guest speaker at the second annual Calvin “Monk” Jones Lecture Series at The New Schools at Carver. Wilkins inspired the guests of honor — the 2010 Coca-Cola Scholar Athlete Awards winners from around APS — with his speech.
“You need patience,” said Wilkins, 50, in speaking to the students. “It’s when you try to do too much too soon is when you mess up. That, and hard work (are keys to success).” Earlier, he told the audience, “I knew I would be a professional basketball player when I was about 15 years old, but I I knew I also had to educate myself on life.”
Washington High student Jatavious M. Lumpkin presided over the ceremonies, while Carver’s JROTC Color Guard presented the colors of the U.S. flag. The national anthem was performed by the Mays High Athletic Band Ensemble directed by William Earvin. Atlanta Board of Education Chair LaChandra Butler Burks and APS Associate Superintendent for High Schools Randolph Bynum provided the welcoming remarks. Douglass High’s Marques Harris, the 2010 Male Superintendent Scholar Athlete, offered a recognition of the special guests. North Atlanta High’s Julia Durham, the 2010 Female Superintendent Scholar Athlete, offered an introduction to Wilkins. Billette D. Owens-Ashford, director of health, physical education at athletics, recognized the 2010 Coca-Cola Scholar Athletes with the help of Don Osborne and Dannelle J. Thomas of Coca-Cola Enterprises.