Archive for February 9, 2013

APS News Digest: Week Ending 2/8/13

Today’s Edition of News Update is a news digest used to inform readers about APS stories and important education-related issues.  Articles are chosen from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta television and radio stations, and other local and national news organizations and blogs.

APS News Digest – Friday, February 8, 2013

State of the Grady Cluster:  Lots accomplished, lots to do (Grady H.S.)

Midtown Patch

02/08/13

http://midtown.patch.com/articles/state-of-the-grady-cluster-lots-accomplished-lots-to-do

 

Holder Decries Georgia School Shootings (Price M.S.)

GPB

02/07/13

http://www.gpb.org/news/2013/02/07/holder-decries-georgia-school-shootings

 

Holder on gun bill: ‘If not now, when?’ (Price M.S.)

AJC

02/07/13

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local/holder-on-gun-bill-if-not-now-when/nWJYL/

 

Mays High School student arrested n theft during basketball game (Mays H.S.)

CBS Atlanta

02/07/13

http://www.cbsatlanta.com/story/21077879/students-steals-from-visiting-team-during-game

 

Locker room raided during basketball game (Mays H.S.)

WSB

02/07/13

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/locker-room-raided-during-basketball-game/nWJW3/

 

Atlanta council approves carbon monoxide detectors

Neighbor Newspapers

02/07/13

http://neighbornewspapers.com/view/full_story/21648261/article-Atlanta-council-approves-carbon-monoxide-detectors?instance=all

 

Parents urged to attend Thursday’s Grady State of the Schools Cluster meeting

East Atlanta Patch

02/07/31

http://eastatlanta.patch.com/articles/parents-are-urged-to-attend-the-state-of-the-east-school-cluster-at-grady-hs-thursday-night

 

National Signing Day Live Broadcast (Grady H.S.)

High 5 Sports

02/06/13

http://www.myfoxdc.com/video?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=8332006#.URUCpWZXHjA.twitter

 

National Signing Day Live Broadcast (Carver H.S.)

High 5 Sports

02/06/13

http://www.myfoxdc.com/video?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=8331874#.URUEUoFQpdU.twitter
Coan Middle Orchestra to Show Off Skills at Annual Fine Arts Festival

East Atlanta Patch

02/07/13

http://eastatlanta.patch.com/articles/coan-s-middle-school-orchestra-to-show-off-its-skills-at-the-annual-fine-arts-festival

 

Daniel Byrd:  North Atlanta Student and Street Artist

The Northerner Online

02/06/13

http://www.thenortherneronline.com/2013/02/06/daniel-byrd-north-atlanta-student-and-street-artist/

 

An Excellent Example of Twitter Use in Atlanta School Shooting

melissaAgnes.com

02/06/13

http://www.melissaagnes.com/an-excellent-example-of-twitter-use-in-atlanta-school-shooting/

 

City of Atlanta mandates CO detectors for public buildings

11 Alive

02/06/13

http://www.11alive.com/news/article/276173/40/City-of-Atlanta-mandates-CO-detectors-for-public-buildings

  

APS Perspectives Episode 10 (Grady, HS, Price MS, West Manor ES, BEST HS)

APS Update YouTube

02/06/13

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3WzIWut_vQ&feature=share&list=UUnMFDyc-G4a6KBpVLrDXOaQ

 

Matt Westmoreland:  From APS Teacher to School Board Candidate

Virginia Highland Patch

02/06/13

http://vahi.patch.com/articles/matt-westmoreland-from-aps-teacher-to-school-board-candidate

 State Insurance Boss Visits E. Rivers

Fox News

02/06/13

http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/story/20975319/a-week-after-tornado

State of the Mays Cluster Schools Wednesday night

Cascade Patch

02/06/13

http://cascade.patch.com/articles/come-hear-the-state-of-the-mays-cluster-schools-tonight-at-6-30pm

 

APS 22 The Week of February 4, 2013

APS Update YouTube

02/04/13

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtB04eQdqcg&list=UUnMFDyc-G4a6KBpVLrDXOaQ&index=3

 

APS Technology Fair

APS Update YouTube

02/02/13

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63979P8eG1c&feature=share&list=UUnMFDyc-G4a6KBpVLrDXOaQ

Parents to talk safety concerns at Atlanta Public Schools meeting

11 Alive

02/05/13

http://www.11alive.com/news/article/275968/40/Parents-to-talk-safety-concerns-at-Atlanta-Public-Schools-meeting

All APS Parents are Invited to Tonight’s Annual Parents for Atlanta’s Public Schools Reception

East Atlanta Patch

02/05/13

http://eastatlanta.patch.com/articles/all-aps-parents-are-invited-to-the-2nd-annual-parents-for-atlanta-s-public-schools-legislative-reception

Officials Vow School Metal Detector Inspections

GPB

02/05/13

http://www.gpb.org/news/2013/02/05/officials-vow-school-metal-detector-inspections

Student gun incidents this year

NBC News

02/05/13

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/02/05/16842039-student-gun-incidents-this-year?lite

Pirates raid Georgia for H.S. teammates (Grady HS)

ESPN

02/04/13

http://insider.espn.go.com/blog/ncfrecruiting/on-the-trail/post?id=32541

Tennessee state recruiting roundup (Carver HS)

Fox Sports

01/31/13

http://www.foxsportstennessee.com/01/31/13/Tennessee-state-recruiting-roundup/landing_sec.html?blockID=857403&feedID=3731

More security, officers at Price Middle School basketball game

11 Alive

02/05/13

http://www.11alive.com/news/article/275903/40/More-security-officers-at-Price-Middle-School-basketball-game

Beltline project spending before Georgia Supreme Court

Atlanta Business Chronicle

02/05/13

http://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/news/2013/02/04/beltline-project-spending-before.html

WWE stars spread anti-bullying message (Hope Hill ES)

Fox Atlanta

02/04/13

http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/story/20962034/wwe-stars-spread-anti-bullying-message

Student Spotlight of the Week

Talk Up APS

02/04/13

http://wp.me/pAWvG-3qx

Dream Jamboree: Dreaming Big for the Future (Kennedy MS)

Talk Up APS

02/04/13

http://wp.me/pAWvG-3qp

Fundraiser for Beloved Mary Lin Teacher

East Atlanta Patch

02/04/13

http://eastatlanta.patch.com/articles/fundraiser-for-beloved-mary-lin-teacher

Cheating closure stuck between agencies

Marietta Daily Journal

02/04/13

http://mdjonline.com/view/full_story/21604211/article-Cheating-closure-stuck-between-agencies?instance=secondary_story_left_column

Resolution of Atlanta cheating scandal caught between 2 agencies

02/03/13

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2013-02-03/resolution-atlanta-cheating-scandal-caught-between-2-agencies

Hayes-Tavares to Seek Open Sseat on APS Board of Education

Atlanta Progressive News

02/03/13

http://www.atlantaprogressivenews.com/interspire/news/2013/02/03/hayes-tavares-to-seek-open-seat-on-aps-board-of-education.html

Stressing Colleges, Careers and a Future (Coan Middle)

East Atlanta Patch

02/02/13

http://eastatlanta.patch.com/articles/stressing-colleges-careers-and-a-future#photo-13230956

Controversial rapper Gucci Mane speaks to APS students for career day (Long Middle)

WSB

02/01/13

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/controversial-rapper-gucci-mane-speaks-aps-student/nWDQG/

 

ATL Public Schools discusses policy change for metal detectors

CBS Atlanta

02/04/13

http://www.cbsatlanta.com/story/20962136/atl-public-schools-discusses-policy-change-for-metal-detectors

APS reviewing after school shooting exposed major gaps in security

WSBTV

02/04/13

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/aps-reviewing-after-school-shooting-exposed-major-/nWFyc/

APS:  Metal detectors in schools tested once per year

Fox Atlanta

02/04/13

http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/story/20962185/aps-metal-detectors-in-schools

Atlanta schools’ security addressed following student shooting

AJC

02/04/13

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local-education/atlanta-schools-security-addressed-following-stude/nWFw5/

Reed:  APD surveillance network may soon include city’s public schools

Creative Loafing

02/04/13

http://clatl.com/freshloaf/archives/2013/02/04/reed-apd-surveillance-network-may-soon-include-the-citys-public-schools

APS school shooting brings continued attention to school safety issues

Examiner

02/04/13

http://www.examiner.com/article/aps-school-shooting-brings-continued-attention-to-school-safety-issues

Basketball Playoffs at Price Middle School to Continue Under Heavier Security

Cascade Patch

02/04/13

http://cascade.patch.com/articles/basketball-playoffs-at-price-middle-school-to-continue-under-heavier-security

Atlanta Mayor wants cameras installed in public schools

Atlanta Business Chronicle

02/04/13

http://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/morning_call/2013/02/atlanta-mayor-wants-cameras-installed.html

Parents React to Price Middle School Shooting

WABE

02/04/13

http://wabe.org/post/parents-react-price-middle-school-shooting

College and Career Motivation Day at Gideons Elementary

Talk Up APS

01/29/13

http://wp.me/pAWvG-3ps

 

Metal Detectors Not Working Day of School Shooting

ABC News

02/04/13

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/metal-detectors-working-day-school-shooting-18388387

Price Middle School metal detectors were inoperable on day of shooting

Creative Loafing

02/03/13

http://clatl.com/freshloaf/archives/2013/02/03/first-slice-2313-price-middle-school-metal-detectors-were-inoperable-on-day-of-shooting

Channel 2 digs into Price Middle School’s safety record

AJC

02/03/13

http://m.ajc.com/videos/news/ch-2-digs-into-price-middle-schools-safety-record/vpmdM/

Tough Question:  How did teen get gun past Atlanta school’s metal detector?

CBS Atlanta

02/03/13

http://www.cbsatlanta.com/story/20937948/tough-question-how-did-teen-get-gun-past-atl-school-metal-detector

Price Middle School Shooting:  Metal Detectors Not Working Day of Attack in Atlanta

Huffington Post – Crime

02/02/13

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/03/price-middle-school-shooting-metal-detectors_n_2610178.html

APS: Metal detectors not working on day of shooting

WSB

02/02/13

http://www.wsbradio.com/news/news/aps-metal-detectors-not-working-day-shooting/nWDWh/

Metal detectors not working day of school shooting

Salon

02/02/13

http://www.salon.com/2013/02/03/metal_detectors_not_working_day_of_school_shooting/singleton/

Metal detectors not working day of Atlanta school shooting

02/02/13

Savannah Morning News

http://savannahnow.com/latest-news/2013-02-02/metal-detectors-not-working-day-atlanta-school-shooting

Armed officer ends school shooting

The Boston Globe

02/02/13

http://www.bostonglobe.com/news/nation/2013/02/01/authorities-teen-wounded-middle-school/yoNemEDmSAsVkGeyemb22N/story.html

One Injured in Atlanta School shooting:  How to Stop the Violence?

Highland Park Patch – IL

02/02/13

http://highlandpark.patch.com/articles/one-injured-in-atlanta-school-shooting-how-to-stop-the-violence-06402672

 

Atlanta police probing to see if middle school shooting gang-related

Marietta Daily Journal

02/02/13

http://mdjonline.com/view/full_story/21593945/article-Atlanta-police-probing-to-see-if-middle-school-shooting-gang-related?instance=lead_story_left_column

APS Superintendent calls for full-time school resource officer

CBS Atlanta

02/01/13

http://www.cbsatlanta.com/story/20938995/aps-superintendent-calls-for-full-time-school-resource-officer

APS:  Metal detectors weren’t working day of school shooting

CBS Atlanta

02/01/13

http://www.cbsatlanta.com/story/20939300/officials-cant-say-if-metal-detectors-worked-the-day-of-shooting

Metal detectors were inoperable during Price Middle shooting

11 Alive

02/01/13

http://www.11alive.com/video/default.aspx?bctid=2133073491001

Atlanta School Shooting Update:  Gang dispute was behind gunfire that wounded teen, police say

CBS News

02/01/13

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-57567247-504083/atlanta-school-shooting-update-gang-dispute-was-behind-gunfire-that-wounded-teen-police-say/

Mayor Reed, APS address safety, security in wake of Price Middle shooting

11 Alive

02/01/13

http://www.11alive.com/news/article/275305/40/Mayor-Reed-APS-address-safey-security-in-lieu-of-Price-Middle-shooting

Atlanta police gang unit investigating Price Middle School shooting

CBS Atlanta

02/01/13

http://www.cbsatlanta.com/story/20937727/atlanta-police-gang-unit-investigating-price-middle-school-shooting

Atlanta police investigate whether middle school shooting was gang-related; 1 student was hurt

Augusta Chronicle

02/01/13

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-02-01/atlanta-police-investigate-whether-middle-school-shooting-was-gang-related-1

APS superintendent visits Price Middle after shooting

WSB

02/01/13

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/aps-superintendent-visits-price-middle-after-shoot/nWCyF/

School shooting victim recovers at home

CBS Atlanta

02/01/13

http://www.cbsatlanta.com/story/20938021/school-shooting-victim-recovers-at-home

Security changes made following Price Middle School shooting

Fox Atlanta

02/01/13

http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/story/20934932/security-changes-made-at-aps-following-price-middle-school-shooting

Attendance down at Price Middle School after teen was shot

CBS Atlanta

02/01/13

http://www.cbsatlanta.com/story/20934083/attendence-down-at-price-middle-school-after-teen-was-shot?clienttype=generic&mobilecgbypass

Additional counselors at Price Middle School after shooting

WAFB – Louisiana

02/01/13

http://www.wafb.com/story/20899352/police-student-shot-by-fellow-student-at-price-middle-school-in-atlanta

Mayor Reed, Atlanta Police and APS Hold Press Conference on School Shooting

Cascade Patch

02/01/13

http://cascade.patch.com/articles/mayor-reed-atlanta-police-and-atlanta-public-schools-hold-press-conference-on-school-shooting

Classes Resume at Atlanta School After Shooting

GPB News

02/01/13

http://www.gpb.org/news/2013/01/31/classes-resume-at-atlanta-school-after-shooting

School Safety Funding

WCTV – Florida

02/01/13

http://www.wctv.tv/news/headlines/School-Safety-Funding-189449151.html

Armed Guard Stops School Shooting, City Beefs Up School Security

Guns.com 

02/01/13

http://www.guns.com/2013/02/01/atlanta-off-duty-cop-stops-school-shooting-city-looks-to-beef-up-security/

Atlanta school shooting raises doubts about metal detectors

CS Monitor

02/01/13

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Education/2013/0201/Atlanta-school-shooting-raises-doubts-about-metal-detectors

Atlanta schools chief unsure how middle school shooter got past metal detector

CBS News

01/31/13

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57567103/atlanta-schools-chief-unsure-how-middle-school-shooter-got-past-metal-detector/

Mayor: School gun violence ‘is simply unconscionable and must end’

Fox Atlanta

01/31/13

http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/story/20914452/atlanta-mayor-reed-school-gun-violence-

 

 

February 9, 2013 at 12:57 pm 1 comment

National School-Based Health Care Awareness Month

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This February, communities across the nation will celebrate National School-Based Health Care Awareness Month. School-based health centers (SBHCs) are redefining health for kids and teens by providing access to mental health services and oral health care, working to prevent obesity, and addressing other issues that affect young people’s lives.

dntalkp1[9]There is an ongoing need to invest in health care for our nation’s young people. Here in Atlanta, Georgia we already have a resource that is providing access to quality health care for our students – the Whitefoord Community Program’s school-based health centers (SBHC) at Whitefoord Elementary and Maynard Jackson High school. But without sustainable funding we could lose access to this vital resource. We at the Whitefoord Community Program urge the President and Congress to look to SBHCs as they work to improve health care outcomes for kids and teens.

drjada2[11]The Whitefoord Community Program’s SBHC’s are two of 1,800 SBHCs across the nation that are providing access to quality, coordinated health care for 1.8 million students. SBHCs are on the front lines tackling the issues that affect young people’s lives, like bullying, drug abuse, violence, and other problem behaviors.

The Whitefoord SBHCs have redefined health for kids and teens here in Atlanta, Georgia by providing quality and affordable primary health care services including dental care, sports physicals and much more. And although we are located at the 2 schools the services are available to students throughout APS.

“So, what can you do to celebrate SBHC month?”

  • Parents– Make an appointment!
  • Students–Tell your friends about us!
  • Principals, Teachers, Coaches– Refer your students to us!
  • School Nurses– Ask Nurses Gardner, Kelly or Dudley about us!
  • Community leaders– Partner with us!
  • Civic leaders–Advocate for us!
  • Everyone- come visit us for an Open House Reception on February 27, 2013!
  • For questions or an appointment call 404-588-0101 or 404-373-5350.

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February 9, 2013 at 12:26 pm Leave a comment


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