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The finals of the 2013 Atlanta Track Classic were held on April 1, 2013. The preliminary rounds were held on Saturday, March 30th. The Atlanta Track Classic is a citywide track meet bringing together the best track athletes throughout Atlanta Public Schools.
The student athletes completed in 16 events. There were many dazzling performances on Saturday and Monday. Maynard Jackson’s Giselle Webb and Kayla Jordon dominated the 400 meter dash taking spots one and two. De’Angelo Yancey of Mays HS took the top spot in the 100 meter dash, but it was a close race with a photo finish, as Demetrius Rooks of Carver HS came in a close second.
Taylor Samples of North Atlanta ran an outstanding 800 meter run. The Mays HS relay team won the 4 x 400 meter relay, and the North Atlanta team had the crowd on their feet during the last race of the night as North Atlanta battled with 2 relay teams from Carver and Washington for second place. The North Atlanta team came from behind 3 other relay teams and pulled ahead to second place in the last 25 meters. In Saturday’s field events, Roc-M Nesbitt won the shot put with a distance of 16.67m and the discus with a distance of 51.86m.
To see the results of the preliminary and final events, please visit: http://coachoregistration.com/meet/info/ga_atlantaps/2013/03-30_Atlanta_Track_Classic/.
The final team rankings are listed below.
Women - Team Rankings - 16 Events Scored =============================================================================== 1) Grady HS 121 2) Maynard Jackson 99 3) Douglass HS 97 4) Mays 80 5) North Atlanta HS 69 6) Carver-Atlanta 54 7) Coretta Scott King Academy 41 8) Washington 22 9) Therrell 1 Men - Team Rankings - 16 Events Scored =============================================================================== 1) Mays 141 2) Carver-Atlanta 137 3) Grady HS 97 4) North Atlanta HS 95 5) Washington 70 6) Maynard Jackson 30 7) Douglass HS 26 8) Best Academy HS 2
The juniors of Carver Early College gathered in December for the third annual Writing Test Celebration program. The juniors of Carver Early College boast a 100% pass rate for the third consecutive year. This year, they had an 18% exceed rate which is 7 points higher than the district’s average. Keith Crawford and Chamondrea Lane , junior class president, were the master and mistress of ceremony.
Reflections from several juniors indicated that reading helped to prepare them for the writing test. They said that one of the key benefits of reading was that it increases vocabulary. The juniors also thanked their teachers for thoroughly preparing them for the writing test by teaching writing skills such as the APS technique. APS is an acronym for considering the audience, purpose and subject when you’re writing. All of the students were presented with medals of honor for their landmark achievement.
Mr. Denene, assistant principal of Carver Early College, congratulated the students. He then admonished them to continue to become better writers because writing is the quintessential skill of the twenty-first century. He said that it was the third skill on a list of nineteen that most employers seek in their prospective employees. He said that in addition to writing being an essential skill, it helps your thinking and creativity. He also stated that although good writing has structure and form, it also allows unlimited creativity.
written by Linda J. Green, Media Specialist, Carver Early College
When Atlanta Public Schools (APS) opens its doors for the 2012-13 school year, all of its high schools will be operating under one principal per campus. In August, APS plans to restructure all of its small high schools by transforming them to Small Learning Communities (SLC), a model that includes small, themed academies led by academy leaders who report to one principal.
APS currently operates five high schools under the SLC model: Douglass, Grady, Jackson, Mays, and North Atlanta. The following schools will be transformed into high schools with one principal and academy leaders for each discipline: Carver (School of Arts; Early College, Health Sciences and Research, Technology); Therrell (STEMS, Health Science, Law & Govt.); Washington (Banking-Finance-Investment, Early College, Health Science Nutrition, Senior Academy); South Atlanta (Computer Animation & Design, Health and Medical Science, Law & Govt.).
While APS is eliminating small schools, the disciplines (Arts, STEMS, Technology, Early College, etc.) will remain in the restructured school, operating as academies. Although students will continue in their selected disciplines, they will have access to broader course offerings and will be allowed to take courses in other academies on campus. In addition, each school restructured as an SLC will operate on a single schedule which will allow for better school building management.
The SLC model is not only a win-win for the students, but for teachers and faculty because it allows for more collaborative opportunities among all teachers on campus, better coordination of class schedules and common planning times. The restructuring also supports APS’ implementation of the K-12 school clusters and is anticipated to save the district $700,000.
APS would like to hear from you. Please take a moment to fill out our survey and post comments about this transition. Feedback forms are available online: http://www.atlantapublicschools.us/hsfeedback .
In a partnership with GE’s Bee Healthy campaign, 9th and 10th-grade students from Carver’s School of Health Sciences & Research participated in a simulated health clinic at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Three-time Olympic gold medalist Gail Devers also was on hand, inspiring students to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Click here to view Devers’ visit to Carver.
Of course, Carver’s HS&R students also have amassed an impressive list of accomplishments. Members of the 2010 Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) team placed first in Biomedical debate and second in CPR/First Aid during the state competition.
Carver’s School of Health Sciences & Research mixes real-world experience and classroom instruction to prepare students for college and career. Sometimes the training also causes butterflies, sweaty palms and a bit of nausea. But the results are worth the effort.
On March 4-6 members of the Carver Health Occupation Student Association (HOSA) competed in 12 events during the organization’s State Leadership Conference in Athens, Ga. Students Dasjah Bledsoe, Orane Douglas, Toyia Gray and Julia Davis won first place as part of Carver’s Biomedical Debate Team One.
Team One debated whether high school students should undergo random drug tests. Students sacrificed countless hours of sleep preparing for the competition. They studied both sides of the issue, and learned their position on the big day. Students had to sweat it out for another day before receiving the verdict. It was like anticipating the arrival of a newborn baby. When the winners were announced, Carver’s team cheered until they were exhausted.
Twin brothers Bryan and Keith Jones also earned second place in CPR during the conference. Both teams have the chance to compete in the national competition June 23-26 in Orlando, Fl.
Carver will be raising money to send both teams to Florida. For more information about the team, email Melanie Smith, Carver’s HOSA advisor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.