APS to host Back-To-School Bash July 25

ATLANTA – Atlanta Public Schools (APS) is helping families prepare for the 2015-16 school year at its first APS Back-to-School Bash. The districtwide APS Back-to-School Bash will be held Saturday, July 25, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Atlanta Metropolitan State College Easley Conference Center located at 1630 Metropolitan Pkwy., SW, Atlanta, GA 30310.

The Bash is a one-stop shop for all incoming and returning APS students and their families to learn about everything students will need for the first day of school, Wednesday, Aug. 5.

With over 70 exhibitors, this free event will offer health screenings, on-site enrollment and registration, APS programs and services, community and afterschool resources, fun activities for children, and a free backpack stuffed with school supplies (while supplies last). Upon arrival, APS families will receive a passport to help them navigate through the various booths to receive a free backpack for students in grades PreK-12. The Bash will also provide raffle contests, prize giveaways, a Sodexo Food truck to sample school menu offerings, the Braves Around Town, and the Fox5 StormChaser. Premiere sponsors for the event include Georgia Power, UPS, Google, Georgia Natural Gas, and Atlanta Metropolitan State College.

Admission is free for all APS families. Free shuttle bus transportation will be provided to and from the Bash at 9:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. from the Oakland City MARTA Station, located at 1400 Lee St., SW, Atlanta, GA 30310 and the following APS schools:

  • Sutton Middle School, 2875 Northside Dr., NW, Atlanta, GA 30305
  • Carver High School, 55 McDonough Blvd., NW, Atlanta, GA 30315
  • Grady High School, 929 Charles Allen Dr., NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
  • Jackson High School, 801 Glenwood Ave., SE, Atlanta, GA 30316
  • Douglass High School, 225 Hamilton E. Holmes Dr., NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
  • Mays High School, 3450 Benjamin E. Mays Dr., SW, Atlanta, GA 30331
  • Therrell High School, 3099 Panther Tr., SW, Atlanta, GA 30311
  • Washington High School, 45 Whitehouse Dr., NW, Atlanta, GA 30314
  • South Atlanta High School, 800 Hutchens Rd., SE, Atlanta, GA 30354

Current APS students who require special needs transportation to and from the APS Bash can call 404-802-5513 to schedule a pick-up time and location.

For more information about the Bash, visit www.apsbacktoschool.com

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