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Michael Pleze Takes Pride in His Craft at Usher-Collier ES

NATIONAL CUSTODIAL WORKER’S DAY: Monday, Oct. 2 Ask Michael Pleze to state the hardest, most challenging part of his job as a custodian at Usher-Collier Elementary School and he’ll hesitate. Then, just when he is about to give you an answer, he’ll hesitate again. That’s because he enjoys and takes pride in all aspects of…

Sprint 1Million Program Provides Electronic Devices for APS Students

Atlanta Public Schools has passed out nearly 1,500 fully activated electronic devices to students in 11 of the district’s high schools, as part of the Sprint 1Million Program — a five-year initiative of Sprint and the Sprint Foundation that will connect 1,000,000 low-income high school students, nationally, who do not have internet access at home. APS…

John Lewis Invictus Academy Hosts Atlanta Falcons’ Rise Up 159 Event

The Atlanta Falcons want to introduce more kids to the game of football, and Atlanta Public Schools is helping them do it. APS is partnering with the Falcons on the organization’s “Rise Up 159” initiative, named for the 159 different counties in Georgia. The program is designed to introduce the sport of football to young…

Heritage Academy Gets Media Center Makeover

When students return to Heritage Academy Elementary School on August 1, they will be learning under a new curriculum model with newly refurbished media center to go with it. On Wednesday, more than 50 volunteers from the pharmaceutical company AbbVie and the AbbVie Foundation worked all day to makeover the school’s media center and bring…

North Atlanta High School Boys win First Area Championship in Lacrosse for APS

The North Atlanta High School boys lacrosse team has made history by becoming the first Atlanta Public School to win an area championship in the sport. The Warriors finished the regular season a perfect 6-0 in Area 2 of the Georgia High School Association’s (GHSA) Class AAAAAA/AAAAAAA. In lacrosse, the state’s two largest classifications –…

Bunche Middle School Treble Chorus Wins National Competition

Atlanta Public Schools have won championships in a number of competitions this school year, from sports to science to debate. Now you can add the arts to the list. The Ralph J. Bunche Middle School Treble Chorus took first place in the Choral Division for Middle and High Schools in 2017 Southern Star Music Festival, held…

It’s Official! M.A. Jones Elementary is APS’ First Certified STEM School

After five years of hard work, it was party time at M. Agnes Jones Elementary School on Tuesday as the school celebrated becoming the first Atlanta Public School to earn STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) certification. The school held a pep rally featuring Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Meria J. Carstarphen and State Schools Superintendent Richard…