Archive for August 29, 2011

Seven APS Schools Earn Learning Centers Grants

Bunche Middle students visit the Tellus Museum during a summer field trip.

Seven APS schools recently earned 21stCommunity Center Learning Centers grants worth hundreds of thousands of dollars to be used to fund opportunities for academic enrichment and tutoring services for both students and their families.

The schools earning the grants are Woodson, Cook, Dunbar and Dobbs elementary, Burgess Peterson Academy and Bunche and Sylvan middle schools. Each school is eligible to receive up to $350,000 during FY 12.

At Bunche middle school, principal Keisla Tisdel has seen positive results two years into the program’s implementation.  “We have 250 students participating in our after school program from 3:45 pm to 6:00 pm daily.  They receive tutoring in math, science and reading Monday through Thursday and participate in robotics, dance, chess and gymnastics on Friday and Saturday.”  Principal Robin Robbins at Burgess Peterson elementary is extremely optimistic about the launch of the program in her school.  “Our students will meet from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm for academic instruction.  Enrichment such as tennis, martial arts, gardening and African dance will begin at 4:30 pm,” said an excited Robbins.  “We are even implementing a full math and science summer camp complete with three field trips per week for our students.”

Of the seven schools, two are in the third and final year of the grant, and five are in the first year of a three-year renewable grant opportunity.

Each school must use the program to serve a significant percentage of the school population.  “Our program is open to the entire student body, with priority being given to students with the highest need and we have seen our math and science scores increase each year the program has been at Bunche,” explained Tisdel.

Robbins is excited but not shocked by the number of parents who want their children in the program.  “Students will receive instruction from certified teachers who have been selected from a competitive and rigorous application process.  In addition, we have college students from Agnes Scott, Georgia State, Morehouse and Spelman tutoring alongside our teachers.  Finally, free transportation is available to all participants,” she said.  “In addition to targeting students at risk, we also target high achievers who also need additional tutoring and an extended learning day.”

The purpose of Georgia’s Title IV, Part B, 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program is to provide federal funds to establish or expand community learning centers after regular school hours to provide academic enrichment and tutorial services for students and literacy and related educational development for students’ families.

August 29, 2011 at 9:10 pm 1 comment

APS Weekly Sports Schedule August 29 – September 3

Here is the weekly APS sports schedule for August 29, 2011 – September 3, 2011

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Date Teams Time Location
 

Varsity Football

   

1-Sep

Therrell @Washington

8:00PM Grady Stadium

1-Sep

Maynard Jackson @North Atlanta

5:30PM Grady Stadium

2-Sep

South Atlanta @Decatur

7:30PM Decatur

2-Sep

Blessed Trinity @ Grady

5:30PM Grady Stadium

2-Sep

Redan @ Mays

8:00PM Grady Stadium

3-Sep

Chamblee @ Douglass

7:30PM Grady Stadium

3-Sep

Carver @ SWD

7:30PM Hallford Stadium

 

 

   

 

Junior Varsity Football

   

8/31/2011

South Atlanta @N. Atlanta

5:30PM N.AtlantaHigh

8/31/2011

Washingtonvs. Therrell

5:15PM Douglass High

8/31/2011

Mays @ Grady

5:15PM Grady Stadium

8/31/2011

Carver @ Douglass

6:45PM Grady Stadium

9/2/2011

Jackson @ St. Francis

5:00PM St. Francis

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

Middle School Football

   

9/3/2011

BEST @ King

2:00PM S. Atlanta

9/3/2011

Coan @ Parks

12:30PM Grady Stadium

9/3/2011

Long @ Cedar Grove ( DeKalb)

9:00AM Avondale Stadium

9/3/2011

Sylvan @ Kennedy

12:00PM S. Atlanta

9/3/2011

Sutton @ Bunche

10:00AM S. Atlanta

9/3/2011

Brown @ Young

9:00AM Grady Stadium

9/3/2011

Harper-Archer  vs. Inman

10:45AM Grady Stadium

 

 

   

 

Volleyball

   

8/30/2011

Carver/ Grady

5:00PM Grady

8/30/2011

Stars Mill/ Banneker/ Douglass

5:30PM Stars Mill

8/30/2011

Mays/ Northgate/ Creekside

5:30PM Northgate

8/30/2011

SACA/ Heard Co./S. Atlanta

5:30PM HeardCo.

8/30/2011

Jackson/ ELCA/ Lamar Co.

5:30PM ELCA

8/30/2011

Therrell/ OLM/ Landmark Chr.

5:30PM Our Lady of Mercy

8/30/2011

Washington@ Langston Hughes

5:30PM Langston Hughes

9/1/2011

Carver/ Jackson/ Therrell

5:30PM Jackson

9/1/2011

Mays/ S.Atlanta/ Douglass

5:30PM Douglass

9/1/2011

Grady/ Drew/ Ar. Mtn./Mt.Zion

5:30PM Drew

9/1/2011

N. Springs/ Riverwood/N. Atlanta

5:30PM N. Springs

9/1/2011

Washington/ Riverdale/ Creekside

5:30PM Washington

 

 

   

 

Softball

   

8/29/2011

Grady vs.Jackson

5:30PM Crim

8/29/2011

N. Atlanta @S. Atlanta

5:30PM S. Atlanta

8/29/2011

Therrell @ McNair

5:30PM Towers

8/30/2011

Carver vs. Lithonia

5:30PM Carver

8/30/2011

Douglass @ Redan

5:30PM Redan

8/30/2011

Grady @ CSK

5:30PM CSK

8/30/2011

Mays @ Marist

5:30PM Marist

8/31/2011

Carver vs. Grady

5:30PM Carver

8/31/2011

Washington @ S. Atlanta

5:30PM S. Atlanta

8/31/2011

Mays vs. Therrell

5:30PM Mays

8/31/2011

N. Atlanta vs.Campbell

5:30PM Washington

8/31/2011

Jackson@ CSK

5:30PM CSK

9/1/2011

Carver vs. SWD

5:30PM Carver

9/1/2011

Douglass vs.Lakeside

5:30PM Washington

9/1/2011

Grady vs. Riverwood

5:30PM Crim

9/1/2011

Mays vs. Dunwoody

5:30PM Mays

9/2/2011

Jackson@S. Atlanta

5:30PM S. Atlanta

 

 

   

 

Middle School Softball

   

8/31/2011

Kennedy vs. CSK

5:00PM Southside 1

8/31/2011

Coan vs. Sylvan

5:00PM Southside 3

8/31/2011

Drew @ Parks

5:00PM Southside 2

9/1/2011

Brown vs. Young

5:00PM Southside 1

9/1/2011

Bunche vs. Harper-Archer

5:00PM Southside 2

9/1/2011

Inman vs. Long

5:00PM Southside 3

 

 

   

 

Cross Country

   

8/31/2011

N. Atlanta/Jackson/ Douglass 5:00PM Grant Park

8/31/2011

Mays/Grady/Washington/CSK 5:00PM Grant Park

8/31/2011

Therrell/S. Atlanta/ Carver/ BEST 5:00PM Grant Park

August 29, 2011 at 5:05 pm Leave a comment

Special Legislative Meeting August 29, 2011

Special Legislative Meeting
REVISED (Instructional items have been removed from the agenda)
NOTICE

August 29, 2011

The Board will convene a Special Legislative Meeting* ** on Monday August 29, 2011. 
Agenda Items for Discussion and/or Action
-CRCT Investigation
-Personnel: Deputy Superintendent of Instruction
Time: 4:30 pm
Location:      Center for Learning and Leadership Auditorium
130 Trinity Avenue
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

*Action may be taken

**The Board may enter into an executive session to discuss or deliberate on personnel (O.C.G.A. S50-14-3) and/or pending or potential litigations, settlements, claims, administrative proceedings, or other judicial actions. (O.C.GA. S 50-14-2)

August 29, 2011 at 2:20 pm Leave a comment


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