The 2018-2019 School Year is off to a Great Start at Atlanta Public Schools

APS Day One 2018

We’re wrapping up our first week at Atlanta Public Schools (APS), and there’s so much excitement brewing. With gains across all subject areas, eight new principals, school renovations, and high expectations, APS is at the ready for a bright 2018-2019 school year ahead!

APS is on a roll.

As part of our Day One tradition, APS Superintendent Dr. Meria J. Carstarphan boarded one of our school buses and rolled through the District to visit students, teachers, administrators, support staff and the community to report on back-to-school happenings. Read her Day One reports here.

The fun didn’t end on Day One, as Dr. Carstarphan continued rolling through the District throughout the first week of school. Below are some highlights.

#BESTOFAPSFIRSTWEEK: @ShantiDas404 & Hip Hop Professional Foundation donating 😎🎒s to @APSHeritage (@BurgessPeterson, @apsyoungms & @APSClevelandAve too)! Thanks former @APSMaysRaiders grad for giving back! ❤️🦅 pic.twitter.com/8obcmdY8XZ

— Meria Carstarphen (@CarstarphenMJ) August 3, 2018

APS is starting strong.

The excitement for #APSFIRSTDAY was contagious all over the District on Day One.  Our students from Humphries Elementary School, Barack and Michelle Obama Academy, Coretta Scott King Young Women’s Leadership Academy, and B.E.S.T. Academy are off to a great start. See video below.

APS is setting high expectations.

APS intern Trevvar George, a 2018 D.M. Therrell High School graduate, spoke to the principals of Peyton Forest Elementary School, Boyd Elementary School, Booker T. Washington High School, E. Rivers Elementary School, and Ralph J. Bunche Middle School about their expectations for the 2018-2019 school year. See video below.

For more back-to-school highlights, follow the #APSFIRSTDAY and #BESTOFAPSFIRSTWEEK hashtags or @CarstarphenMJ and @APSUpdate.

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