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APS Announces “APS Homecoming” Schedule, Including Venue for 2017-18 State of the District Event

ATLANTA – Atlanta Public Schools wants its alumni, community supporters, parents and students to “come home.” APS Homecoming Weekend will be Oct. 20-21 The district announced today a weekend of events – Oct. 20-21 – under the theme “APS Homecoming. Events include: The annual State of the District address at Hollis Innovation Academy, followed immediately…

AND THE WINNER OF THE 55TH ANNUAL SPELLING BEE IS…

By: Erica Fatima Benjamin Song! “Ben,” as his friends call him, appeared unflappable as he spelled “V-I-G-I-L-A-N-T-E” and secured the victory after nine harrowing rounds of spelling. Ben, a fifth grader at Brandon ES, will represent Atlanta Public Schools in the District 4 Bee, which will be held Saturday, Feb. 27, at North Atlanta High School. Upon being declared the winner, Ben…

APS Pays Tribute to NFL Super Bowl Alumni at Golden Football Presentation

By Seth Coleman It’s Super Bowl Weekend and in honor of the 50th anniversary of the big game, the National Football League has created an initiative in which any player who has ever participated in a Super Bowl can request a “golden football” to present to his former high school:  the NFL Super Bowl Honor…

Grady, Carver, Mays and Washington Hit the Field as APS Hosts High School Football Classic August 22

Atlanta Public Schools (APS) Department of Athletics will host the 2015 High School Classic Saturday, Aug. 22 at Lakewood Stadium, 70 Claire Dr. S.W., Atlanta, GA 30315. The following high school football teams are scheduled to compete: 11:00 a.m. – Tri Cities vs. Hardaway-Columbus 2:00 p.m. – Grady vs. Washington 5:00 p.m. – Carver-Atlanta vs. Carver-Columbus 8:00…

Shaun Kleber is Honored as the 2012 David S. Barr Award Winner

Shaun Kleber, Grady alumnus and 2011-2012 co-managing editor of Grady’s newspaper The Southerner, received the David S. Barr Award at The Newspaper Guild-Communication Workers of American Freedom Fund Award Banquet. Kleber presented a phenomenal speech prior to accepting his award among professional award-winning journalists from The Miami Herald, The New York Times, and National Public Radio. Kleber’s…