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APS Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Read Across America Day

Happy Birthday, Dr. Theodore Seuss Geisel! Atlanta Public Schools (APS) on Thursday celebrated Read Across America Day, which honors the birthday of one of the world’s most beloved authors of children’s books, Dr. Seuss (1904-1991). This year marked the 20th anniversary of Read Across America Day, an initiative launched by the National Education Association as…

APS Serves Up District Grown Garden Menu for Earth Day April 22

by Kimberly Willis Green ATLANTA – In celebration of Earth Day on Friday, April 22, Atlanta Public Schools (APS) will serve chicken with pasta and green beans seasoned with district grown garden herbs in all APS cafeterias. The fresh rosemary and basil harvested to prepare these menu items were grown inside the Benjamin E. Mays…

Beecher Hills Elementary Using New Initiative to Increase Parental Involvement, Student Achievement

By Seth Coleman As schools throughout the district administer various tests this spring designed to measure student growth, Beecher Hills Elementary School hopes a new initiative implemented this year will boost test scores the way it has improved parental involvement. The Academic Parent-Teacher Team (APTT) concept is an innovative program designed to build and enhance…

South Central Georgia Drifters Read to Students at Beecher Hills and Continental Colony Elementary Schools

By Seth Coleman Members of the South Central Georgia chapter of The Drifters, Inc., and a legion of volunteers read to students at Beecher Hills and Continental Colony Elementary School this week, in honor of National Reading Month.                   The Drifters, Inc. is a female community service…

50 APS Schools Participate in Supper On Site Program

Fifty Atlanta Public School (APS) sites have been approved to participate in the Bright from the Start Supper Meal Program for the 2014-2015 school year. A collaborative effort between the APS Nutrition Department and the Expanded Day/Special Projects Department, the “Supper on Site” Program provides students with a free afterschool supper while attending their participating…

Holiday Fundraisers Support School Initiatives & Spread Cheer

Before students and teachers depart for the holiday break, many schools in the district are raising money and spreading holiday cheer through various fundraisers. This year, on behalf of Beecher Hills Elementary, the Beecher Hills Foundation, Inc. sold trees in Southwest Atlanta. The newly formed Beecher Hills Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit fundraising organization supporting…