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Kandice Mitchell Named to USA Football Board of Directors

USA Football, the sport’s national governing body and a member of the U.S. Olympic Committee, announced today that Atlanta Public Schools Assistant Athletic Director Kandice Pritchett Mitchell, a member of the gold medal-winning 2017 U.S. Women’s National Football Team, has joined its board of directors. Mitchell was named to the board by a vote of…

APS Middle Schoolers Hit the Field, Learn Life Lessons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium

(Go here to view a short video on this year’s SEC Youth Football Clinic.) Two days before Auburn University and the University of Georgia will decide the Southeastern Conference (SEC) championship at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, 175 Atlanta Public School middle school students hit the field under the guidance of former college and National Football League (NFL)…

State Playoffs in Football Begin this Weekend for Six APS Teams

Six Atlanta Public Schools teams have advanced to the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) state playoffs in football and will compete in first round games this weekend. Here’s a look: Mays Mays finished the regular season with a record of 9-1 and won the Region 5-AAAAAA championship for the second consecutive season. The Raiders will…

Carver, Mays Win Football Region Titles! APS to be Well Represented in State Playoffs

The regular season still has one week remaining, but it has already been a historic one for Atlanta Public Schools! Two schools clinched region champions on Friday night while four others secured spots in the Georgia High School Association state playoffs, which will begin the weekend of Nov. 10. Here’s a recap: Carver The Panthers…

APS Squads Impress at Metro Cheerleading Championships

Atlanta Public Schools cheerleading squads flexed their muscles and voices at the 2017 APS Metro Cheerleading Competition, held Saturday at Douglass High School. An APS squad placed in nearly every category, with the Mays co-ed, KIPP Atlanta Collegiate and KIPP Metro Middle School squads taking home championships. Mays won the Co-Ed Division Championship, KIPP Atlanta…

Grady Boys and Girls Sweep District Cross Country Championships

APS CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS The Grady boys and girls cross country teams swept the Atlanta Public Schools Cross Country Championships in dominating fashion last week. The boys’ team finished with an average time (18 minutes, 38.36 seconds) that was nearly a full minute faster than the second-place team, North Atlanta (19:29.40). Rounding out the top…

Carver Senior Quindarious Monday Receives His Under Armour High School All-American Game Jersey

Carver High School senior Quindarious Monday fulfilled one of his dreams on Thursday, when he officially became an all-American football player. In front of a jam-packed auditorium filled with his senior classmates, football teammates and family members, Quindarious received his replica game jersey for the Under Armour High School All-American Game, presented by American Family…