Archive for November 11, 2011
Visit the Mays High School alumni Twitter page this week and they have one question for you….”Are you going to the game this week?”
Tonight, Atlanta Public Schools’ Mays High School plays in a highly anticipated playoff game against Pope. According to a recent article in the Cascade Patch, “When it comes to football excellence in southwest Atlanta, there’s May’s High School and then there’s everyone else.”
Here are a few interesting facts from the AJC:
Mays (8-2) at Pope (9-1)
- Pope is making its second consecutive playoff appearance after going 2001 through 2009 without one. Pope’s best finish is the round of 16 in 1994 and 2000.
- Pope is a region champion and a home playoff team for the first time since 2000.
- Mays is 0-8 all-time in road playoff games. Mays is 4-9 all-time in postseason games, with all four victories coming at Lakewood Stadium in Atlanta.
- Mays is less than five miles from the Cobb County line, but this will be Mays’ first football game played in Cobb or against a Cobb school.
ATLANTA – Springdale Park Elementary School has earned the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USBGC). This is next to the highest certification for school buildings and campuses in recognition of the unique nature of the design and construction of K12 schools.
Springdale Park Elementary School underwent a $12.1 million total renovation and expansion recently that incorporated energy efficient and environmentally friendly, low-emissions geo-thermal technology into the school’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning system.
LEED promotes sustainable building and development practices through a suite of rating systems that recognize projects that implement strategies for better environmental and health performance.
The rating process involves evaluating schools and campuses for such things as classroom acoustics, master planning, mold prevention and environmental site assessment.